The wheel keeps turning…

And that’s just how it is in this world. The weeks may pass in the capital, but the fun never stops. We never fail to deliver a new, hot-off-the-press list of amazing things, activities and just generally fun things to do, and this week is the same. Abu Dhabi is calling –  we must go.

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

Monday, May 20

Indulge in a special dinner offering at The Director’s Cut

The Director’s Cut at The WBTM Abu Dhabi, Curio Collection by Hilton is offering a dinner deal that will leave you smacking your lips and wanting more. Select three premium cuts from the menu, paired with a choice of grape and served with a delicious side dish and sauce. Daily from 5.30pm to 11.30pm.

The Director’s Cut, The WBTM Abu Dhabi, Curio Collection by Hilton, daily, 5.30pm to 11.30pm, starts from Dhs450, Tel: (0) 2 815 0000,

Start the week with a sweet business lunch deal at Raclette

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A French brasserie named after one of the most iconic French cheeses – what more could you want? Well, throw in free-flowing beer or wine and a three-course set menu featuring all your quintessential dishes such as onion soup, coq au vin, and profiteroles. There are three options in each course to choose from and guests also have the choice of water with lunch for Dhs99, one hour of free-flow wine or beer for Dhs119, or two hours of free-flow wine or beer for Dhs169.

Raclette, Lilac 5 Bldg, Jacques Chirac St, Al Sa’Diyat Cultural Cultural District, Mamsha Al Saadiyat, Mon to Fri, 12pm to 5pm, from Dhs99 three courses and water, Dhs119 three courses and one-hour free flow drinks, Dhs169 three courses and two hours free flow drinks. Tel:(0)2 546 2277 @racletteuae

Tuesday, May 21

Have a cheeky midweek pool day at Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi

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The daycation package at Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri includes access to the hotel’s seductive ensemble of five-star facilities between 10am and 6pm, including the pool and beach. All this for just Dhs250 on weekdays, Dhs300 on weekends — and the amount is fully redeemable, kids under six are free and those aged between six and 11 gain access to amenities for half price.

Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi, Khor Al Makta, 10am to 6pm daily. Tel: (0)2 509 8555,

Tuck in to urban Lebanese fare

Zaatar W Zeit rolls out an exciting menu of Lebanese delights, including the chicken light protein wrap, super tuna and simply kafta. With their new, nutrient-packed potato dough adding the goodness and taste you’re after, you can now enjoy this culinary innovation across their 19 locations in the UAE.

Zaatar W Zeit, various locations, UAE. @zaatarwzeituae

Wednesday, May 22

Check out an exciting Mattel entertainment experience

One of the biggest and best-known toy and family entertainment brands in the world, Mattel, has just opened a fun, exciting, and very colourful new space at The Galleria Al Maryah Island, called Mission: Play! by Mattel™. So whether your kids love big, bad monster trucks, timeless, inspiring pieces from Barbie, or want to experience some of the fun you had as a child in bumping cars and age-old rides, it’s all here.

Mission: Play! by Mattel, The Galleria Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, Sun to Thurs 10am to 10pm, Fri and Sat 10am to midnight. Tel: (0)2 493 7400. @missionplaybymatteluae

Voyage through a four-course flavour fest at La Cava


Explore exciting grape varieties and more at La Cava this Wednesday, as they put out a fabulous four-course offering paired with super South African wine selections. Join Flagstone’s expert winemakers on a voyage through their unique flavour profiles, and also enjoy a sumptuous four course menu while you’re there.

La Cava, Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, Wednesday May 22, 6pm to 1am. Dhs299. @rosewoodabudhabi

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Thursday, May 23

Watch Dave Chappelle bring the house down in laughs

We all know Dave Chappelle is about to cause a an incredible commotion with his comedy and we’re here for it. As well, a laugh-tastic line up of established comedians will descend on the Etihad Arena throughout the following week, including  Tom Segura, Jo Koy, Andrew Schulz, Chris Tucker, Andrew Santino and Bobby Lee, all the way until May 26. Snap up your tickets here.

Abu Dhabi Comedy Week, Etihad Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, May 18 to 26, from Dhs250.

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