Begone, mid-month blues…

If you’re also trying to hold off the incoming existential crisis and hold on to your understanding of time (all but a construct), then welcome to the club. Would you like some snacks?

We’re about halfway through November, which is weird and wonderful at the same time, because it means that the festive season is all the more closer, and how can we complain about that? To make the good vibes stay, here are seven fun things you can do these capital days.

Monday, November 13

Kick off the week with a cute happy hour at Eclipse

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Head to the Eclipse Terrace Lounge for a sweet happy hour deal. Every day, from 4pm to 7pm, get 30 per cent off on their select beverage menu. Cocktails to end the weekday? We like the sound of that.

Eclipse Terrace Lounge, Four Seasons Hotel Abu Dhabi, The Galleria Al Maryah Island, daily, 4pm to 7pm, Tel: (0) 2 333 2444, @fsabudhabi 

Fiesta the night away at The Warehouse Wine and Tapas Bar

Indulge in some post-work fiesta-ing at The Warehouse, with Mexican tapas and margaritas. Two Mexican tapas and two hours of unlimited margaritas and house beverages for Dhs170. Three Mexican tapas and two hours of unlimited margaritas and house beverages for Dhs210. All of this on phenomenal Fiesta Monday.

The Warehouse Wine & Tapas Bar, Pearl Rotana Capital Centre, Abu Dhabi, Mondays, 5pm to 2am, Tel: (0) 2 307 5552, 

Tuesday, November 14

Engage in some fine dining fun with Chef’s Table


The sixth edition of Chef’s Table is here, and is running for the entire month. Take your pick of which spot tickles your fancy, including 1 Oak Room, José by Pizarro, Mate, Niri, Dai Pai Dong, Punjab Grill, Fouquets, Lebanese Terrace, Martabaan, Broadway, LPM, Talea, Slaw, Villa Toscana, and Paradiso.

Chef’s Table, Nov 1 to 30, Abu Dhabi., @abudhabiculinary

Sip on some festive cheer with Jones the Grocer

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Jones the Grocer is coming out with a solid contender, a gingerbread latte. The limited edition drink is available till the end of the year, and flaunts a recipe featuring gingerbread syrup, topped with a dollop of whipped cream, garnished with gingerbread biscuit and including a special touch of honey cake crumble dusted on top. Delicious. 

Jones the Grocer, across various locations, until Dec 31, Dhs25, @jonesthegrocer

Wednesday, November 15

See the city in a new light with Manar Abu Dhabi


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Grounding Light by Manar Abu Dhabi is the inaugural edition of the light art festival and features immersive projections and installations that showcase the natural beauty of the Abu Dhabi coastline. Witness 35 artworks form 13 countries at hotspots around the capital. From November 15.

Manar Abu Dhabi, across Abu Dhabi, Nov 15, 2023 to Jan 30, 2024,

Take a cracking cooking class at Wagamama


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Every Wednesday from 7pm to 8pm, for Dhs99, take a 45-minute cooking class with one main course and one mocktail or soft drink, and learn how to make Wagamama’s firecracker chicken at outlets across Abu Dhabi. Spots are limited, so book your seats now.

Wagamama, outlets across Abu Dhabi, Wednesdays, 7pm to 8pm, Dhs99, @wagmamauae

Get registered for the Spartan World Championship 2023

There’s even more incentive now, with a fantastic 25 per cent discount on entry fees for the Spartan World Championship 2023. The initiative is applicable across all Open Heats, and is available for 72 hours only, until Thursday, November 16 to celebrate the 30-day countdown to the three-day event, which begins on Friday, December 8. Nab yourself a sweet deal, then tap into the warrior within when it’s go time.

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