New week, same drill…

With news dropping about a six-day long weekend next week, you’re probably excited to get this one over with. Thankfully, with our list of fun things to do in Abu Dhabi this week, it will surely be a speedy one. Our suggestions include Lebanese fine dining, Italian bites, yoga and much more…

Here are 6 exciting things to do in Abu Dhabi this week

Monday, June 19

Happy hour for the win

W Lounge

The W Lounge at W Abu Dhabi, Yas Island is here to chase away the post-work slump with their ‘The 8th Hour’ offer – their happiest hours from 8pm to 11pm. You will be quite elated to know that house beverages start at just Dhs25 and you can sip away the night with exquisite views of the racetrack. Sounds like a win-win.

W Lounge, W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island, Sun to Thur, 8pm to 11pm, Tel: (02) 656 0000,

Treats at Black Tap

Freakshakes are big and plentiful at Black Tap, the OG of this milkshake madness trend. With the temperatures only getting hotter (silent prayer for us all), cooling off with an indulgent milkshake sounds like a no-brainer. The humongous creations at this spot have sugar, more sugar and most definitely, everything nice. Think whole slices of cake, giant brownies, every variety of candy known to man and other sugary goodness that will blow your socks off.

Black Tap Dubai, Mamsha Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, 12pm to 12am, Tel: (02) 446 5128,

Tuesday, June 20

Load up on Lebanese delicacies

The Lebanese Terrace - Things to do in Abu Dhabi

The Lebanese Terrace is the newest dining offering at the Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental, and it’s bringing authentic Lebanese flavours to your table. From mezze to over-grilled meats and much more, you’ll be feasting for sure. Indulge in a lunch or a dinner at the spot and enjoy rolling views of the Palace grounds and gardens. Chef Gilber Skar’s carefully curated menu features dishes that are perfect for sharing so if you have a big group of mates, get those reservations in.

The Lebanese Terrace, Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental, (o2) 690 7999,

Wednesday, June 21

Relax to the max

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Fairmont Bab Al Bahr and Volt Fitness are inviting all yoga enthusiasts to join renowned instructor Doha Jarid for an outdoor masterclass. The two-hour class will be focused on mindful breathing, calming the nervous system, relieving anxiety and working on flexibility through Pranayama techniques, which Doha is an expert in. Guests will also be able to indulge in complimentary healthy drinks and a meal at Marco’s Italian at 50 per cent off. The class is from 6.30pm to 8.30pm and is priced at Dhs150 per head.

Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Khor A Maqta, June 21, 6.30pm to 8.30pm, Tel: (020 654 3127, 

A family affair

Park Hyatt - Things to do in Abu Dhabi

The yoga theme is going strong, with June 21 being International Yoga Day. Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Villas is combining yoga and story time for the perfect family experience. The complete session includes a complimentary breath work and visualisation session, followed by a yoga session along with a story time for your little ones.

Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel  & Villas, Saadiyat Island, June 21, Tel: (02) 407 1234,

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Thursday, June 22

Fontana’s fantastic show


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This is not your average circus. The Middle East’s first travelling water circus is in Abu Dhabi, but it won’t be for long. It closes on July 2, so if you haven’t booked your tickets yet, this is your last call. The aquatic experience features a dancing fountain and incredible feats of aquatic acrobatics by the circus act. Tickets start at Dhs90.

The Fontana Circus, Marina Mall, until July 2, 3pm to 9.30pm, Tel: (0) 50 756 0881,

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