Capital ideas for your week…

Looking for things to do in Abu Dhabi this week? We’re here to help with suggestions including a business lunch, a not-to-be-missed masterpiece at Louvre Abu Dhabi, dining alfresco and more…

Monday, November 7

Enjoy a business lunch at Stills


Need a break from your screen? Head to Stills Restaurant & Bar at Crowne Plaza Hotel on Yas Island. For just Dhs99 you will be able to enjoy a burger with a pint of your favourite brew or a soft drink. Lunch is available from Monday to Friday from 12pm to 3pm.

Stills Restaurant & Bar at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, Mon to Fri 12pm to 3pm, Tel: (0)2 656 3000. stillsyasisland

Tuesday, November 8

Go stand in the presence of a Leonardo da Vinci masterpiece

Leonardo da vinci art

Louvre Abu Dhabi is celebrating its five-year anniversary and it will be hosting a Leonardo da Vinci for two years. The painting by the great master is Saint John the Baptist – a loan to Louvre Abu Dhabi from the Musée du Louvre (The Louvre, or the Louvre Museum in Paris, France). The painting is a renowned masterpiece by the Renaissance icon. You can go see it from November 8 onwards. The masterpiece is believed to be his final painting which he, unfortunately, didn’t finish as he passed away in 1519. The presentation of Saint John the Baptist at the Louvre Abu Dhabi is just part of a series of four major loans made by the Musée du Louvre. While you’re there, make sure you see the huge Impressionist exhibition which has paintings by Manet, Monet, Degas and other popular impressionist artists.

Louvre Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, Tue to Sun 10am to 6.30pm, closed Mon, Tel: (600) 565 566.

Visit Hakkasan Abu Dhabi’s iconic roof terrace

Hakkasan Terrace

Alfresco season is back and a number of terraces are reopening for guests to enjoy the cooler temperatures. High-end Cantonese restaurant, Hakkasan Abu Dhabi at Emirates Palace joins the list this week blending contemporary and classic elements. There’s a statement bar and cosy cabanas making it one you don’t want to miss. The restaurant serves up artful servings of dim sum, seafood, spice and other food fire, often based on ancient Chinese recipes.

Hakkasan, Emirates Palace, Corniche Road W, Abu Dhabi, Tel: (0)2 690 7739, @hakkasanabudhabi

Wednesday, November 9

Go check out the Jewellery and Watch Show

Jewellery and watch show abu dhabi

Go see the latest unique jewellery pieces and stylish watches at The Jewellery and Watch Show. It’s taking place this week from November 9 to 13 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. There will be more than 110 exhibitors from various companies and brands from the UAE, India, Italy, Lebanon, Jordan, Oman, and many other countries around the world, all of which specialise in the design and manufacture of watches, jewellery and goldware. It’s free to attend, but you’ll have to register here.

Jewellery and Watch Show 2022, Hall 1 to 3, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre, Nov 9 to 13, free to attend but registration required,

Check out UCI Urban World Championships with the family

cycle abu dhabi

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The UCI Urban Cycling World Championships is taking place in the capital for the first time from November 9 to 13. The championship is part of Bike Abu Dhabi Festival week and is set against the iconic backdrop of the Abu Dhabi Corniche at Nation Towers. Visitors can enjoy family entertainment including BMX stunt shows, street dancers, graffiti artists, live music and more. Purchase your tickets here.

UCI Urban Cycling World Championships, Nation Towers Abu Dhabi Corniche, Abu Dhabi,

Thursday, November 10

Go on a guided walking tour at Jubail Mangrove Park

Jubail Mangrove Park

In need to be one with nature after a busy week? For a price of Dhs50 (Dhs40 for children), you can explore the lush Jubail Mangrove Park Boardwalk led by a park ranger. The expert ranger will make pit stops along the park including the salt collector and viewing tower. You can even enjoy the walk experience without a ranger for Dhs15 (Dhs5 for children). Make your bookings here.

Jubail Mangrove Park, Al Jubail Island, Abu Dhabi, Tel: (0)2 546 8341. 

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