Own this week with these great happenings

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  

Local flavours

emirati bbq

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

Monday, 17thFebruary

Work hard, play hard

cho goa menu

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

Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri

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


Tuesday, 18thFebruary

Speak up


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

Clay Play Abu Dhabi

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


Wednesday, 19thFebruary

Be still

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 Abu Dhabi

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

3D dinosaur

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



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