Capital ideas for your week…

Another weekend over… and a new one just begun. Thankfully, there are some pretty fun things to do in Abu Dhabi to help you swat away the Monday blues.

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

Monday, May 1

Satisfy your coffee cravings at Cave Tapas

Cave Tapas - things to do in Abu Dhabi

If you’re familiar with Al Qana, you’ll know this waterfront destination is any coffee lovers paradise. Alongside many other cool outlets, Cave Cafe has made quite an impression on the local foodie scene, with a plethora of audaciously-aesthetic menu items that will make your Instagram pop! What to order? The guacamole and salmon tostada, Spanish omelette or the cheesy brioche. Yum.

Cave Cafe, Al Qana, open daily 9am to midnight. @cave.tapas

Tuesday, May 2

Destress with a Bodytree workshop

bodytree things to do in Abu Dhabi

Did you know that our bodies not only get hydration from drinking water but also through movement? In this Bodytree workshop, you will learn different holistic methods from lymphatic mojo to tissue hydration, and fascia movement. You will explore a number of ways to get your tissues to feel more hydrated while flushing out the bad fluids from the system. The movements span from tapping, bouncing, twisting and even breathwork. The workshop is great for anyone who wants to get rid of tension and stiffness in the body. And you can even continue the practice at home. The session runs from 10.30am to 12pm and costs Dhs275 per person. Book here.

Bodytree Studio, Hazza Bin Zayed The First Street, Al Manhal, Tel: (0)2 443 4448.

Experience the art of aperitivo at The St. Regis Abu Dhabi

art of aperitivo at The St. Regis Abu Dhabi

Whet your appetite at the award-winning Italian restaurant, Villa Toscana with an aperitivo. You will enjoy an array of Negroni mixes each boasting a rich and complex concoction. Pair your pre-dinner sips with bar bites spread out buffet style. The deal runs daily from 6pm to 8pm.

Villa Toscana, The St. Regis Abu Dhabi, W Corniche Road, daily 6pm to 8pm, Tel: (0)2 694 4553. 

Wednesday, May 3

Chill poolside with this great offer at Courtyard by Marriott, World Trade Center

The Courtyard by Marriott, World Trade Center offers what is probably one of the best value pool passes we’ve seen. It’s just Dhs50 for a full day (7am to 8pm) during the week. Best of all, it’s located within quick skipping distance of rooftop bar Up & Below. In fact, there’s a fully redeemable pass available for Dhs100 — which lets you transfer the total amount to bar spend. Want to make a day of it – head here on the weekend and pay just Dhs75.

Courtyard by Marriott World Trade Center, daily 7am to 8pm. Tel: (052) 914 1207, @courtyardabudhabi

Get your adrenaline fix at the all-new Adrenark

Abu Dhabi leisure mega-project Al Qana brags a list of amazing dining concepts, a wellness hub and gym — The Bridge, CinemaCit,  The National Aquarium, VR and eSports hub Pixoul and now, Adrenark Adventure has opened its doors. The huge new indoor adventure-tainment attraction features a three-floor karting track, climbing walls, leap-of-faith slides and a ton more. Read more here.

Adrenark Adventure, Al Qana, Rabdan Al Maqta’a, Bawabat Abu Dhabi, open daily from 10am, Tel: (0)2 418 6666.

Thursday, May 4

Satisfy your Japanese food cravings at The Foundry 

The Foundry Southern Sun

One never knows when the craving for Japanese food hits, but if you get a hankering on a Thursday, you’re in luck because you can satisfy the desire at The Foundry. From 7pm to 10pm, you can indulge in an all-you-can-dish affair with sushi, dim sum, soups, tempura, cheesecake and much more. It will cost you Dhs189 per person.

The Foundry, Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, Al Mina Street, 7pm to 10pm every Thurs until July 27, Tel: (0)56 515 3388.

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