Another week, another list of great things in the capital…

We know the drill and we follow it well. There are no boring days in the capital, only fun ones, even on weekdays. This week, we have an awesome mix of some food, some nature and some art and culture, because who doesn’t love some variety. Happy Monday!

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

Monday, January 15

Kick things off with some nature exploration at Jubail Mangrove Park

The stunning Jubail Mangrove Park in Abu Dhabi is an absolute must-visit for nature-seekers. A huge boardwalk will take visitors on a nature trail through the natural landscape of mangroves near Yas Island and, take it from us, it’s amazing. As well as the stunning nature walk, there’s loads of activities for the whole family to get involved in, such as guided boardwalk tours, kayak trips, and e-canoe tours of the mangroves.

Jubail Mangrove Park, Jubail Island, daily, 7am to 9pm, Tel: (0) 2 546 8341, @jubail_mangrove_park

Try Society’s new all-day dining menu


This homegrown culinary gem has revamped its all-day dining offering and has unveiled an exciting new menu for 2024. Choose from breakfast, lunch and dinner options, including Lobster Benedict, Turkish eggs, salmon carpaccio, seafood linguine, sticky croissant pudding, tiramisu slice and more. Drinks like the matcha colada, ginger pear tea and midnight cherry spritz will keep you refreshed.

Society, Mamsha Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Sun to Thurs, 8am to 11pm, Fri to Sat, 8am to 12am, Tel: (0) 2 886 7735, @societyuae

Tuesday, January 16

Continue Veganuary at Cooper’s

This British sports bar always strives to stay one step ahead of the game, so it is perhaps no surprise that you can catch all the sporting fun while you tuck in to items from their dedicated vegan menu page. There’s a vegan burger (Dhs99), vegan Bologainse (Dhs89), a vegan sausage with sweet potato fries (Dhs79), a spicy bean-based Mexican wrap with guacamole (59), and falafel sliders (Dhs49).

Cooper’s, Park Rotana, Park Rotana Complex Road, near Khalifa Park, Sun to Wed, midday to 2am, Thurs to Sat, midday to 3am, Tel: (02) 657 3325, @parkrotana

Wednesday, January 17

Witness Broadway magic with Hamilton

Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece takes to the stage this month at the Etihad Arena. Watch ‘the story of America then told by America now’. Ticket prices begin at Dhs180.

Hamilton, Etihad Arena, Yas Island, Jan 17, 2024 onwards, tickets from Dhs180, Tel: (600) 511115,

Have a ladies night like no other at Ting Irie

Ting Irie’s 3 Likkle Birds ladies’ night is back for the season. Featuring a DJ belting out the best of dancehall, hip-hop, R’n’B, and afrobeats, you can dance the night away while sipping on tropical beverages, as you enjoy the refreshing sea breeze on the newly revamped terrace. A Caribbean-inspired menu is available for you to enjoy with classic dishes like their jerk chicken, Oxtail coco buns and more.

Ting Irie, Mamsha Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, Wednesdays, 7pm to 12am, Dhs145 soft, Dhs190 bubbles, Dhs265 premium. Tel: (0)2 886 7786. @tingirie

Thursday, January 18

Get your art fix with a solo exhibition by Gilbert Halaby


‘Will You Wait for me Under that Pine Tree?’, a solo exhibition by the Lebanese-Italian artist Gilbert Halaby and curated by Muriel Asmar, will be on display at the Artbooth Gallery, Centro Capital Centre by Rotana beginning January 18. The exhibit features 13 oil-on-linen paintings, and pays homage to Halaby’s roots beautifully.

Artbootuae, Centro Capital Centre by Rotana, Jan 18 to Feb 29, Mon to Fri, 10am to 7pm, Sat, 10am to 3pm, Tel: (0) 2 442 0243, @artboothuae

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Welcome the weekend with family fun at Central

Indulge in Central’s ‘Ready, Set, Brunch’ offer from 1pm to 4pm, with packages starting from Dhs250 for adults and  Dhs150 for your little ones. You can sample mouth-watering burgers, dance the night away to fresh beats, have unbelievably good fun at the retro-futuristic arcade, and go head to head at their epic bowling alley.

Central, Yas Bay Waterfront, Sun to Thurs, 4pm to 12am, Fri to Sat, 4pm to 2am, Tel: (0) 4 423 8311, @central_uae

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