It should be hotter around this time of the year…

But the rains are showing us otherwise. Not to say it still isn’t hot – it’s getting warmer by the day, but the breeze comes back in the evening. Still time to enjoy those great outdoors in Abu Dhabi before the season fades away, and if even this is too toasty for you, we have fun things to do indoors on this list as well. Who says you can’t do both.

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

Monday, May 6

Get stuck into sporting action at the Jiu-Jitsu Asian Championships

The eigth edition of the Jiu-Jitsu Asian Championships will be held at Zayed Sports City’s Mubadala Arena. Witness the best of the best across all age categories take on each other with this ancient martial art.

Jiu-Jitsu Asian Championships, Mubadala Arena, Zayed Sports City, May 1 to 8, @zayedsportscity

Go business lunching at LPM

LPM Restaurant & Bar Abu Dhabi has added an array of new seasonal dishes to their business lunch menu such as cherry tomato salad with goat cheese mousse, panfried scallop with pumpkin and herb relish and a delicate strawberry tart, sure to make you forget all about work.

LPM Abu Dhabi, The Galleria Al Maryah Island, weekdays, 12pm to 3pm, Tel: (0) 2 692 9600, @lpmabudhabi

Tuesday, May 7

Indulge in a wine exchange at Rosewood Abu Dhabi

La Cava Abu Dhabi

Every Tuesday to Sunday, La Cava at the Rosewood is offering an exciting exploration of premium Spanish wines, led by the expert Sommelier. The experience includes five flights of exquisite wines, complemented by a charcuterie board with a selection of perfectly paired cheeses and cold cuts. Priced at Dhs259 per person.

La Cava, Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Tues to Sun, 6pm to 1am, Dhs259, Tel: (0) 2 813 5550, @rosewoodabudhabi 

Wednesday, May 8

Spend summer nights at Bab Al Nojoum

It’s time to welcome summer. Bab Al Nojoum will host the Cool Summer Nights Programme at its properties from May 1 until August 31, with plenty of family-friendly fun like sunset bike rides and beach volleyball matches to evening BBQ dinners, movie nights, yoga, and stargazing. Guests to Bab Al Nojoum will also be able to enjoy up to 30 per cent off room rates across all three properties this summer, from May 15 to August 31.

Bab Al Nojoum, May 1 to August 31, across various locations, @babalnojoum_liwa

Do Ladies’ Night but different


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Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental, Abu Dhabi has launched a weekly Emirati Ladies’ Night at Episodes, featuring unlimited coffee and fine tea blends from all over the world every Wednesday from 7pm to 10pm. Emirati Ladies’ Night represents the epitome of leisure, elegance, and sophistication amongst friends. The deal is 2-hours of free flow hot beverages, alongside small bites and three selections of specially crafted pastries at The Mandarin Cake Shop.

Episodes, Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental, Abu Dhabi, Wed, 7pm to 10pm, Dhs190, @episodes.uae

Thursday, May 9

Grab an aesthetic coffee at DRVN

Fuelled by the owner’s passion for exotic and classic cars, DRVN Café is a homegrown concept with stylish, automotive-themed branding backing a great selection of coffee blends, Neapolitan pizza and other creations. Also, watch out for their food trucks at prominent festivals around town.

DRVN, Al Rawdah, Abu Dhabi, daily, 7am to 12am, Tel: (0) 2 441 7774,

Experience sunset socialisation at COYA Abu Dhabi

Set within the elegant ambiance of the Pisco Bar, COYA Abu Dhabi’s exciting new ‘Vamos Por Una’ offering features an array of delicious Peruvian bites and beverages, at a great price. Indulge in refreshing post-work beverages, bites and more, including their bespoke cocktails as well as non-alcoholic beverages. Their bites menu includes the tacos de salmon, avocado and ají amarillo, baos con res wagyu and more.

COYA Abu Dhabi, The Galleria Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, Monday to Thursday 5.30pm to 7.30pm. Tel: (0)2 306 7000. @coyaabudhabi

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