Habibi, come to the capital for some fun…

We’ve hit the middle of September, and how quickly at that. Like every other week, this week is a myriad of fun, with potential road trips, all-you-can-eat Japanese, culture and more. A thoroughly shaken bag, in the best way possible.

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

Monday, September 11

Indulge in happy hour at Up & Below

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Up & Below has a great 50 per cent off deal going daily, from 3pm to 9pm. A full six hours of beverages at half price at this lofty Caribbean-themed bar and lounge sounds pretty sweet to us. The deal is available daily.

Up & Below, Courtyard by Marriott World Trade Center, daily 3pm to midnight. Tel: (052) 914 1207, @courtyardabudhabi

Tuesday, September 12

Catch some Rugby World Cup action at Appaloosa

Appaloosa Abu Dhabi

For as little as Dhs25, you can enjoy house beverages and an a la carte menu, which includes delicious sharing platters, tasty tacos and juicy burgers. Catch the games on herculean high-definition screens, both indoors and outdoors, and cheer your favourite teams on as they go head to head, with plenty of fuel to keep you going.

Appaloosa, Marriott Hotel Al Forsan, Khalifa City A, Mon to Fri 12am to 3am, Sat and Sun 10am to 3am. Tel: (0)2 201 4131, @marriottalforsan

Wednesday, September 13

Immerse yourself in some culture with Letters of Light at the Louvre Abu Dhabi

Louvre Abu Dhabi

Witness the roots of monotheism at this showcase of sacred texts of the three Abrahamic religions. Ancient manuscripts of significance and artefacts from the Bibliothèque Nationale de France and Musée du Louvre are all part of the exhibit, on display throughout September. You don’t want to miss this.

Louvre Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island,  Tues to Thurs, 10am to 6.30pm, Friday to Sunday, 10am to 8.30pm, Tel: (600) 565 566, @louvreabudhabi

Chow down on some fried chicken with Al Baik

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There’s a brand new outpost of the much-loved fried chicken spot in Al Ain Mall, and just to refresh your memory and celebrate this new opening, you can head over to the new branch and get stuck into a hearty meal. All you need is one excuse, and all is forgiven.

Al Baik, Al Ain Mall, Othman Bin Affan Street, Central District, Tel: (0)3 766 3322. @albaikuae

Thursday, September 14

Get your Japanese cuisine fix at The Foundry

The Foundry

Japanese Night at The Foundry is all about sushi, soups, tempura, cheesecake and more. Indulge in this all-you-can-eat haven from 7pm to 10pm for only Dhs189 with soft drinks, and Dhs289 with house beverages. Thursday post-work dinner scenes sorted, but get your bookings in.

The Foundry, Al Zahiyah, Thursdays, 7pm to 10pm, starts at Dhs189, Tel: (0)2 818 4888, @thefoundry.ad

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