Capital fun in the sun…

With weekday wine tastings, living out your Formula 1 dreams and adorable otters at The National Aquarium, this week in Abu Dhabi will not disappoint. Take your pick for fun activities to do all week long.

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

Monday, October 9

Kick off the week with wine galore at MAZI


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MAZI: As Wine Flows By is an evening experience filled with wine, culinary delights and memorable storytelling. In addition to the food and drink, the experience features a 20-minute, four-act play, “The History of Life, Death, and the Renaissance of Malbec,” which will be performed by UK actress, Tina Baston, paying homage to the brand’s legendary 2,000-year history.

MAZI Abu Dhabi, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi, Monday, October 9, from 7 pm, Dhs450 per head, Tel: (0) 2 498 8443, @maziabudhabi

Get gaming at Pixoul Gaming


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Al Qana’s new gaming destination, Pixoul Gaming, is all about offering Formula Racing Pro experiences. The exclusive VR gaming experiences feature five gaming zones, including VR, retro, console, mobile, and Esports zones. The race feel is so real, even actual racing drivers endorse them. Can’t get better than that.

Pixoul Gaming, Al Qana, Abu Dhabi, Mon to Wed, 10am to 10pm,  Fri to Sat, 10am to 12am, Sun and Thu, 10am to 11pm, Tel: (0) 2 418 6699, @pixoulgaming 

Tuesday, October 10

Witness otters at The National Aquarium

Otters National Aquarium

Otters are all set to make a debut in the capital at The National Aquarium. Otters Creek, which is a family of Asian Short-Claw Otters, will give visitors a glimpse into their world with an enchanting experience for visitors. Catch daily presentations at 2pm. Stay updated on all the fun things happening at The National Aquarium at

The National Aquarium, Al Qana, Abu Dhabi, daily, 2pm , Tel: (0) 2 418 6666, @thenationalaq

Manifest winter with Pumpkin Spice Lattes from Starbucks


We don’t really have autumn here, but we sure can pretend like we do, with Starbucks’ incredibly iconic Pumpkin Spice Latte. Marking 20 years, their new range of pumpkin-Pinterest-perfect drinks is available at outlets across the UAE.

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Starbucks, across various locations, @starbucksuae

Wednesday, October 11

Catch Disney on Ice at the the Etihad Arena

Things to do in Abu Dhabi Disney on ice

Disney is coming to the capital this October at the Etihad Arena, as the super-talented Disney on Ice crew glide past in celebration of 100 years of Disney. While Mickey and Friends is geared to your little ones, we’re certain you’ll have plenty of reasons to celebrate the world of Disney as well.

Disney on Ice presents Mickey and Friends, Etihad Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, Wednesday October 11 to Sunday October 15, from 7:30pm, tickets from Dhs84.

Thursday, October 12

Take a fun trip to Hudayriyat Island


Hudayriyat Island is just a short drive away from Abu Dhabi city’s Al Bateen Beach. There’s plenty to do on the island, from al fresco active adventures such as the new Trail X, a 15km long mountain biking trail, the Circuit X skate park, splash park and OCR Obstacle Course, the bike parks, public beach, outdoor gym, Heritage Walk and overwater cycling track.

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