6 amazing things to do in Abu Dhabi this week: Nov 14 to 17

Capital ideas for your week…

Looking for things to do in Abu Dhabi this week? We’re here to help with suggestions including a new lounge to try, a not-to-be-missed musical, a new menu from a Michelin-starred restaurant and more…

Monday, November 14

Check out Ramsa – a new social spot in the capital

Ramsa abu dhabi

Been meaning to catch up with friends. Make plans to head to Ramsa at Erth Abu Dhabi and enjoy a catch-up over savoury sharing-style street food and premium drinks. There will be live entertainment, live sporting matches being streamed live on the long screen, and an outdoor area complete with cabanas so you can soak in the winter season. Ramsa is open daily from 12pm to 2am making it a good place to enjoy a spot of lunch with colleagues.

Ramsa, Erth Abu Dhabi, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street, Al Maqta, Abu Dhabi, daily 12pm and 2am, Tel: (0)2 441 5832. @erth.uae

Tuesday, November 15

Take a free body burner class at Bodytree Studio

cycle bodytree studio

Ready to torch some calories? Do it for free at the Bodytree Studio every Tuesday with trainer Carlos. At 9am, the Bodytree Studio is hosting a free class that both men and women can attend, and you best come prepared to burn some fat. The station-based workout uses bikes, strength and cardio equipment and Carlos is there to help keep it fun, yet challenging. It’s a one-hour session. Book here.

Saint Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Al Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, Tel: (0)2 443 4448. bodytreestudio.com 

Wednesday, November 16

Go see Lion King at Etihad Arena

Hakuna Matata! It’s finally here. Marking its 25-year anniversary, the world-famous, award-winning musical – Lion King – is set for a historical four-week run in the capital from November 16 to December 10 at Yas Island’s Etihad Arena. The now legendary musical has entertained nearly 110 million people worldwide since its 1997 debut and continues to garner huge acclaim worldwide with permanent residences in New York, London, Madrid, and Tokyo, and has enjoyed further international touring success recently in New Zealand, Australia, South Korea and more. Ticket prices start from Dhs200 (Bronze – weekdays) through to Dhs1,500 (Royal – weekends) and can be purchased exclusively through Platinum List and etihadarena.ae.

The Lion King, Etihad Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, November 16 to December 10, from Dhs200. etihadarena.ae.

Stay in and order from Brunch & Cake

brunch and cake

Everyone’s favourite Brunch & Cake has launched a new delivery-only concept crafted specifically for groups. It’s called ‘Gather’ and essentially it brings bite-sized treats and sharing boxes up to an hour before a gathering at someone’s home or even the office. It offers customers a line-up of easy-to-eat savoury and sweet treats such as egg and brie English muffins, smoked salmon and cream cheese bagels, pistachio mini croissants, red velvet cheesecake and much more. A ready-made box for two starts at Dhs110 and a sharing box for 10 is Dhs890.

You can make your orders via Deliveroo. @brunchandcake

Thursday, November 17

Treat yourself and your partner to a Michelin-starred restaurant

99 sushi

If you didn’t know, three of Abu Dhabi’s restaurants now have Michelin Stars. One of them is 99 Sushi, and earning a Michelin award isn’t the only reason they are celebrating. The restaurant is also turning five years old. To celebrate both milestones, the swanky Japanese restaurant is launching a special menu priced at Dhs555 per couple – perfect for date night. The menu will be available for lunch and dinner until December 10. Expect spicy tuna tartar, tiger prawn tempura, lobster maki, and more. Want dessert? Add on Dhs45 for the 99 cheesecake.

Four Seasons Hotel, The Galleria Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, Dhs555 per couple for a special menu, available until Dec 10, Tel: (0)2 672 3333. 99sushibar.com

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Get the ladies together for a night out at Asia Asia

asia asia abu dhabi

Journey on a flavour flight across Asia with the Thursday ladies’ night at Asia Asia. Found on the waterfront at Yas Bay, this dimly lit, Instagrammable spot oozes glamour, so come camera ready. Ladies can pair three drinks, from a selection that includes a duo of cocktails alongside house pours, with a three-course set menu of plates such as California maki, shrimp tempura, Singaporean noodles and soy marinated salmon for Dhs225.

Asia Asia, Yas Bay Waterfront, Yas Island, 6pm to 1am, Thursdays, Dhs225. Tel: (0)4 432 8302. abudhabi.asia-asia.com

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