We’re flying through February, so don’t let time run away with you, get out there, do something and live your life with these events happening citywide.
Sunday, 16th February
Get a taste of local culture – literally. Take this opportunity to explore national, regional and international fare at this weekly Emirati BBQ Feast. Bring the whole family and pick the platter that suits your taste buds.
AED 295 for mixed grill meat, AED 395 including seafood platter. Mezlai, Emirates Palace, Corniche West. 1pm. Visit: facebook.com/emiratespalace
Work hard, play hard
You deserve a break and some good food too. If you fancy leaving your desk for a good bit to eat, check out the business lunch at Cho Gao.
AED 45 for one course, AED 65 for two courses, AED 85 for three courses. Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Hamdan Street. noon-4pm. Visit: facebook.com/CrownePlazaAUH
See you kanoon
Head to the Lobby Lounge at Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri for the sound of the Middle East as a soloist strums out classical and modern tunes on a kanoon, an ancient Middle East instrument. All you need to do is sit back, soak it all and partake in snacks and drinks, both soft and house, as well as teas and coffees.
Free entrance, 4.30pm-8.30pm. Contact: 02 509 8888, shangri-la.com
Want to learn a new language but can’t find the time? No worries. Head on over to this casual Language Exchange Meet-up and get lessons from your peers. It’s no pressure, you’ll be among friends and you can even help others learn a language too.
Free. Central Grounds Café, Marriott Hotel Downtown, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Visit: facebook.com/ADspeaks
Clay with this
Toddlers are being invited to get their hands dirty and stuck into some clay in these early-years Clay Play pottery session. Learning occurs through a fun activity and oh boy, it’s going to get really messy.
AED 50 for kids aged three to five years old, Art Studio, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, 10.45am-1045am. Contact 02 657 5800, manaratalsaadiyat.ae
The week starts to wind down on Wednesday and you should too. Pop into Meditation with Angel Hamied and enjoy a moment of stillness and calm.
AED 80. Bodytree Studio, Corner of Eleventh and Twenty-Sixth Streets. 7pm-8pm.Visit: facebook.com/Bodytree
Twice as happy
Bentley Kitchen serves up delicious dishes with fab views over the promenade. And twice daily you can indulge in the restaurant and bar’s famous happy hour. The first one kicks off from 4.30pm-7pm and if you miss that come back from 11pm-1am.
The Galleria, Al Maryah Island. Contact: 02 626 2131, bentleykitchen.com
Thursday, 20th February
Back to the future
It’s your last chance to go back in time and witness nature like never before. Time Machine, a captivating 3D experience by Image Nation, projects a 3D mapping sequence on the walls and floor to transport you back to the Jurassic period. Pass through the exhibition and explore larger-than-life-inhabitants and their surroundings.
Free. Main Atrium, Nation Towers Mall, Corniche West. 4pm-10pm. Visit: nationtowersmall.com