Hello November…

New week, new month, new list of cool activities to keep you going. November is bringing with it many new experiences, including some gorgeous weather and all the end-of-the-year festive vibes we’ve long been waiting for. That said, when you’re in the capital, you don’t need to wait for the weekend to have a good time.

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

Monday, Oct 30

Start the week right with happy hour at Zsa Zsa

zsa zsa

Every day, from 4pm to 7pm, head over to Zsa Zsa for some post-work unwinding as their happy hour offers 30 per cent off on select beverages. Raise a toast at the signature cocktail bar, inspired by the glamour of the namesake icon Zsa Zsa Gabor.

Zsa Zsa, The Galleria Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, daily, 4pm to 7pm, Tel: (0) 2 333 2444, fourseasons.com

Tuesday, Oct 31

Splash out at Nurai Island with a weekday pool day

nurai island

The Island Day Pass at Nurai Island offers a full day of fun in the sun with Dhs200 of F&B or spa redemption at Dhs550 per person for adults on weekdays. Enjoy gourmet food and chilled vibes at Nurai.

Nurai Island, Abu Dhabi, Mon to Fri, Tel: (0) 2 617 22 22, nuraiisland.com

Wednesday, Nov 1

Catch Milan on the Sax at Hidden Bar

milan on the sax

If a night of live music is just what you need after a long day at work, head over to Hidden Bar for some soulful modern saxophone tunes by Milan on Sax to keep you entertained.

Hidden Bar, Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi, Wednesdays, Tel: (0) 2 813 5550, @rosewoodabudhabi

History lessons with the Traditional Handicrafts Festival


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Trace the roots of Emirati heritage as local experts invite you to witness the making of traditional handicrafts, engage in concerts, cultural workshops and programmes. Every day, from 9pm to 11pm at the Al Qattara Arts Centre.

Al Qattara Arts Centre, Al Qattarah, Al Ain, Nov 1 to 20, 9pm to 11pm, Tel: (0) 3 711 8225, abudhabiculture.ae

Thursday, Nov 2

Enjoy the great outdoors at Umm Al Emarat Park

umm al emarat park

Abu Dhabi’s favourite green destination is the perfect spot to savour the lovely changing weather. One of the largest and oldest parks in the city has a botanical garden, an amphitheatre, an animal barn, a children’s garden and an evening garden. As well, don’t forget to return for their Park Market during the weekend.

Umm Al Emarat Park, Mushrif, Abu Dhabi, daily, 8am to 12am, Tel: (0) 2 666 9559, @ummalemaratpark

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Get foodie and festive with the Miami Vibes Food Festival

The fun food festival will return to Abu Dhabi next to the stunning Louvre Abu Dhabi for 18 days, from November 2 until November 19, 2023. Read more here.

Miami Vibes Food Festival, Louvre Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, Nov 2 to 18, @miamivibes.ae 

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