Capital ideas for your week…

Looking to pack your week in Abu Dhabi with a fun list of things to do? Thankfully, there’s plenty to do including checking out a Ramadan souk, keeping fit amongst the never-ending list of iftars, taking a pottery class and more.

Here are six things to do in Abu Dhabi that you don’t want to miss.

Monday, April 10

Get fit at Yas Marina Circuit

Yas Marina Circuit

Had one too many iftars this Ramadan? Start to get back into shape at Yas Marina Circuit. There are a number of free fitness classes taking place at the health and fitness hub starting Monday, April 10. The weekly sessions are held by Prime Sports. If you’re keen to get started right away, today you can partake in a BootCamp from 9.45pm to 11.30pm and get some intense stretching done from 10.30pm to 11.15pm. The entire schedule can be viewed here.

Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, from April 10, Tel: (800) 927.

Last chance: Head for the hills in Al Ain for an unforgetable event

If you want to swap the capital cityscape for mountain views, round up the entire family and head to Al Ain for a cool Ramadan Souk. During the Holy Month, visitors can expect a diverse program packed with culture, delicious meals from food trucks, art, shopping oppotunities, and much more – all set against the backdrop of Jebel Hafeet. There’s live entertainment too such as Hakawati (story telling), puppet shows, a Tarabish band and more. There’s also a pretty cool light show that will for certain earn a spot on your ‘Gram. It is open from 9pm to 3am and entry is free. For more information, head to

Green Mubazzarah, Jebel Hafeet, Al Ain, free, @ramadanathafeet

Tuesday, April 11

Enjoy an iftar feast at Fouquet‘s Abu Dhabi


At Louvre Abu Dhabi, Fouquet’s hosts a traditional iftar menu with French twists on firm favourites such as lentil soup with truffle foam and sharing-style mezze plates of roasted cauliflower, eggplant confit, pine nut burrata and cucumber salad and Cecina de León snails Provençal. The experience will cost you Dhs390 per person.

Louvre Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, throughout the day, Dhs390 per person. Tel: (0)2 205 4200.

Wednesday, April 12

Go bowling at Central

Central is home to great American fast food, an on site bowling with a licensed bar and there’s a collection of modern and retro arcade games — including a full size air hockey table. It’s a great spot to chill with mates and enjoy some mid-week downtime. You can check out our review here.

Central, Yas Bay, Yas Island, 4pm to 12am Mon to Thurs, 12pm to 3am Fri to Sun. @central_uae

Get creative at the pottery wheel

cultural foundation pottery wheel

Feeling run down? Up your creative levels and calm your nerves with a pottery class at Cultural Foundation. Led by instructor Heba, you will be led through a fun pottery class where you can unleash your creativity. The art of pottery is also meditatice and can instil a deep sense of relaxation, so it’s great stress buster if your anxiety levels are off the charts. The class runs from 10am to 1pm and costs Dhs200. You can book your spot here.

Cultural Foundation, Al Marsam Al Hor, second floor, Tel: (0)2 657 6348. 

Thursday, April 13

Spoil yourself with a pocket-friendly spa day and afternoon tea 

zen the spa abu dhabi

Thursdays are rough for most people, so if you want to treat yourside consider this great deal at Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas. You will get pampered at the award-winning Zen the Spa afterwhich you can indulge in a decadent afternoon tea treat at Sama Lobby Lounge. Prices start from Dhs365 per person for the 45-minute spa session and afternoon tea. Want more? The package includes free access to the pool and beach.

Saadiyat Rotana Resort & Villas, Al Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi. Tel: (0)2 697 0000. 

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