Before we close off this month…

The capital called. It wants to know how time is flying by so quickly. October is nearly over, but before we bid farewell to this month, there’s one last week of very fun things to experience. Food days, quiz nights and more… welcome to wonderful weekdays in Abu Dhabi.

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

Monday, Oct 23

Tea up your afternoon at Al Meylas

Al Meylas

Need an excuse to dip out of the office for a bit? This afternoon tea is just what you’re looking for. Everyday from 3pm to 7pm, indulge in their signature afternoon tea, at the ‘Living Room of Dubai’. Priced from Dhs195 per set.

Al Meylas, Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island, daily, 3pm to 7pm, Dhs195, Tel: (0) 2 333 2444, @fsabudhabi 

Catch a spooky flick with The Exorcist: Believer 

The much-anticipated series successor of the OG horror watch is showing in cinemas across the country, so a mid-week movie night sounds like a solid idea. If you dare, that is. Book your tickets here.


Tuesday, Oct 24

Breakfast bingeing at Café 302

cafe 302 vegan menu

Café 302’s breakfast buffet will kick your day off the right way, with you and a plus one dining from 7am to 9am for just Dhs77. Hard to believe, but it’s true, and you can sample meats and cheeses, breads and croissants, pastries and cakes, eggs made to your desire and more.

Café 302, Al Maha Arjaan by Rotana, Al Danah, Abu Dhabi, daily, 7am to 9pm, Tel: (0)2  610 6688, @cafe302

Wednesday, Oct 25

Get art-y at the Cultural Foundation

Accompanied by the main exhibition,’LOBI LOBI: Pascale Marthine Tayou’, ‘BOBO LAND: Pascale Marthine Tayou’ allows visitors to explore the show through the eyes of ‘Bobo’, Tayou’s persona of a an imaginative, dreaming child.

Cultural Foundation, Abu Dhabi, May 3 to Nov 26, 2023, 10am to 6pm, @abudhabicf

Get in on culinary fireworks at wagamama

wagamama, across its outlets in Abu Dhabi, now lets you enjoy a hands-on experience as you can participate in their smashing cooking classes in the capital. Show up in your favourite apron and get set to whip up a fiery curry with sumptuous, vibrant ingredients, because now, you can create your favourite dish and eat it too. Only at wagamama.

wagamama, Reem Mall, Reem Island, Abu Dhabi, Wednesdays 7:00pm to 8:00pm. Tel: (0)2 557 9375. @wagamamauae

Test your knowledge at Hickory’s

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Quiz Night at Hickory’s in Yas Links Clubhouse is the perfect post-work activity, whether you’re looking to catch up with friends or engage in some team bonding with your colleagues. Bites and drinks will be involved, and prizes await.

Hickory’s, Yas Links, Abu Dhabi, Wed, Oct 25, 8pm, Tel: (0) 2 404 3077,

Thursday, Oct 26

Tuck into a Chef’s Tasting Menu at Punjab Grill


Michelin-recognised Punjab Grill is offering a seven-course Chef’s Tasting Menu from 12pm to 3.30pm, at Dhs250 f0r the vegetarian and Dhs300 for the non vegetarian for six courses. For seven courses, it’s Dhs300 for the vegetarian and Dhs350 for non vegetarian.

Punjab Grill, The Ritz-Carlton Grand Canal, Venetian Village, Abu Dhabi, daily, 12pm to 11.30pm, Tel: (0) 2 449 9839, @punjabgrillabudhabi 

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