8 great things to do in Abu Dhabi this week: February 5 to 8
February is here, and we’re as excited as you are. Here are our picks of cool things to do, as cooler weather kicks in…
Monday, February 5
Enjoy excellent sporting action, food and family fun at MADO 2024
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The Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open is finally here, and 28 of the world’s top seeded players will be competing at this high-powered, fun-filled, tennis extravaganza in the capital. Foodies will not be disappointed either, as Miami Vibes makes its return at the fan village. Today’s order of play has stars such as Caroline Garcia, Beatriz Haddad Maia and Emma Raducanu competing, so make sure to grab our tickets here.
Mubadala Abu Dhabi Open, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi. February 3 to 11. @mubadalaabudhabiopen
Tuesday, February 6
Grab a fantastic deal at wagamama
Enjoy asian-inspired cuisine on a budget all month long, as wagamama invites adventurous foodies to savour its Seoul food creations. You can enjoy an assortment of bulgogi dishes, known for their mildly sweet, savoury, and smoky flavours. To make things even better, the special steak is up for grabs, at an ultra-affordable Dhs10 a serving, every Tuesday.
wagamama, various locations in Abu Dhabi, Tuesdays 3pm to 7pm, Dhs10. @wagamamauae
Wednesday, February 7
Pad up for an exciting contest at the DP World ILT20
The action is heating up as the DP World ILT20 moves into the business end of proceedings for this year’s edition. This Wednesday, the Abu Dhabi Knight Riders take on the Sharjah Warriors at the former’s home ground, with Caribbean T20-format specialists Andre Russell and Sunil Narine headlining a pack of skilled competitors at the Zayed Cricket Stadium. Get your tickets here.
Zayed Cricket Stadium, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, Wednesday February 7, 6.30pm, from Dhs20. @ilt20official
Banish your mid-week blues at Broadway
Broadway is a hop, skip and an Emirates Palace taxi ride to New York City. Step inside this intriguing Big Apple inspired restaurant, where craveable comforts and theatrical elegance set the tone for a high luxury experience, from start to finish. Enjoy a host of eats, beverages, and a truly unique experience to savour in the capital with art-deco elegance a la the Roaring Twenties set the table. Read our review here, before you head over.
Broadway, Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental, West Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi, Sun to Fri 3:00pm to 1:00am, Saturday 12:30pm to 1:00am. Tel: (0)2 690 7999. @broadway.uae
Thursday, February 8
Trot off to the Inaugural All-New Longines League of Nations™ Qualifying Series
Enjoy horsing around? So do we. The inaugural Longines League of Nations™ qualifier comes to the Al Forsan International Sports Resort later this week, as the event reimagines the storied history of the FEI Jumping Nations Cup, and its 100-plus-year legacy with a unique, unified, and global format. Watch the world’s best compete in the UAE capital from February 8 to 11.
Longines League of Nations™, Al Forsan International Sports Resort, Abu Dhabi, February 8 to 11. @longinesleagueofnations
Sample premium Italian wines at La Cava
Head over to the home of one of the capital’s finest wine collections at La Cava, where a degustation dinner featuring esteemed sommelier Lucy Chatfield from New Zealand is on the cards this Thursday evening. This fully seated experience guarantees a delightful evening, with canapés, a meticulously curated four-course meal and exquisite pairings.
La Cava, Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, Thursday February 8, 7pm to 10pm, Dhs589. Tel: (0)2 813 5550. @rosewoodabudhabi
Rise late and dig into a night brunch at Lighthouse Restaurant and Bar
Yas Bay’s own Lighthouse Restaurant and Bar offers you an evening of sumptuous dishes, free-flowing beverages and live entertainment, at their newly-launched night brunch experience. With three beverage packages to make things merrier, enjoy from options such as the fabulously fresh kale and bresaola salad, the baked feta and the bold flavours of the grilled octopus with spicy hummus.
Lighthouse Restaurant and Bar, Yas Bay, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, Thursdays from 8pm, Dhs199 soft, Dhs299 house, Dhs399 bubbles. Tel: (0)2 286 7831. @thelighthouse_ae
Taste great grapes and more at Mika
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At Yas Marina’s Mika, a special wine tasting event titled “A Night at Mika in Collaboration with Louis Jadot” is in the offing this week. This one-of-a-kind showcase will introduce you to a fusion of exquisite cuisine prepared by Chef Mario Loi, and a selection of premium wines from Louis Jadot, one of Burgundy’s most respected wine producers.
Mika, Yas Marina, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, February 8, 7pm onwards, Dhs350. Tel: (0)56 433 1422. @mika.abudhabi
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