Capital ideas for your week…

Brand new week, a brand new chance to make it the best one ever. We’re here to help you get started on that mission with a list of great things to do in Abu Dhabi.

Monday, September 19

Dine at Emirati-conceived Mamafri

All the way (well… a two hours journey) from Dubai, Mamafri is now in the capital at Sheikha Fatima Park. On the menu, diners will find an ensemble cast of Malaysian, Thai, Cantonese and Japanese dishes. Don’t leave without trying the Wagyu sando and ramen – the restaurant’s most popular dishes. Read our whole review here.

Mamafri, Sheikha Fatima Park, Al Bateen, Tel: (0)4 330 0012@lovemamafri

Step into the Wizarding World of Harry Potter


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Experience a little bit of the magic of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Abu Dhabi Mall. ‘Celebrate Hogwarts’ is a walkthrough interactive Harry Potter-themed experience, offering opportunities to take Snapes, ahem, snaps against some of the saga’s most memorable backdrops — there’s the full and unabashed Escherian majesty of the Hogwarts Grand Staircase, a Common Room, Hagrid’s infamous Hut, The Forbidden Forest, and even a recreation of the iconic Hogwarts Express train, chuffing its way out of platform 9 and 3/4.

Celebrate Hogwarts, Abu Dhabi Mall, 12pm to 9pm daily, Sept 9 to Oct 4.

Tuesday, September 20

Last chance to ‘Experience Mars’ right here on earth

Experience Mars Abu Dhabi

Experience Mars is an experience designed to celebrate the United Arab Emirates space program and achievements. Visitors will embark on a mission from earth and jet through space to the surface of Mars and there will be plenty of activities to do along the way.

Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street, Abu Dhabi, Until Sept 20, Tel: (0)2 657 6348.

Try a stretch and snooze yoga class

Angela - bodytree

Why do people do yoga? The standard answers are most likely – ‘to build strength, be healthy, and create harmony in mind and body’. And here at Angela’s signature Stretch n Snooze class at BodyTree Studio, all you’ll get to feel is relaxed. Angela uses sun poses, bolsters, blankets, props, and inspirational words and a well-curated playlist to teleport you to an ethereal dreamlike state. It’s just what you need mid-week. Book here

Bodytree Wellness Studio, Hazza ‘ Bin Zayed The First Street, Al Manhal, Abu Dhabi, Tel: (0)2 443 4448. @bodytreestudio

Wednesday, September 21

Spend the night with a loved one at Cove Beach Abu Dhabi

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Cool down with a romantic moonlight swim at Cove Beach Abu Dhabi. You’ll get to enjoy some beautiful views of Al Reem Island and spend the night being pampered with a loved one with three hours of unlimited bevvies for just Dhs159. DJ Eldar Stuff will provide the music for your tranquil evening. The deal takes place on Monday to Wednesday from 8pm to midnight.

Cove Beach Abu Dhabi, Makers District, Al Reem Island, Abu Dhabi. Mon to Wed 8pm to midnight, Tel: (0)56 398 7895, @covebeachabudhabi

Thursday, September 22

Cha-cha your way to Coya Abu Dhabi

coya abu dhabi

Coya Abu Dhabi is keeping the lively summer vibes alive with more editions of Azucar nights. Taking place every Thursday from 9pm onwards, music fans, dancers and can enjoy uplifting tunes from the five-piece Cuban band – Cubache. The night takes place at Pisco Bar. Make sure you reserve well in advance.

Pisco Bar, Coya Abu Abu Dhabi, Four Seasons Hotel, Abu Dhabi, Tel: (0)2 306 7000.