Beat the mid-week blues with these 11 fun events

With pool tournaments, painting classes, life workshops and so much more, there’s every reason to look forward to this week and beat the Monday blues…

Here are 11 ways to have an awesome week, now all you have to do is decide where to go and who to take with you!

Monday 7th August

Doppio Dough Balls

Dine on deals
Why have one pizza when you can have two? Listen to the mix of sounds, ranging from classic jazz and jazz hop to Latin and soul, while you enjoy two-for-one offers on a selection of starters, salads, pizzas, pastas, desserts and even house beverages from Jazz@PizzaExpress’ extensive menu.. Jazz PizzaExpress, World Trade Centre. 6pm. Contact: 02 444 7752, pizzaexpress.ae

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Shoot to win
Bring your pool tricks to the table and compete against others for a chance to win prizes at this weekly eight-ball tournament. Even if you’re not competing, bring along your friends for a night filled with discounted food and beverages. Free entry but reservation required to enter tournament. NRG, Le Méridien Village, Al Zahiyah, next to Abu Dhabi Mall. 8pm-11pm. Contact: 050 382 3304, craig.osullivan@devere-acuma.com

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Pick up a paintbrush
Silk painting is a technique where colors are blended beautifully onto fabric, creating a mesmerising mix of colours. To learn this unique craft, join this ‘Memories of Arabia’ silk painting workshop to create your own masterpiece that you can hang at home. AED 350, all materials provided. Art Central, Reem Island. 6pm-9pm. Contact: 056 201 7970, info@artcentral.ae

Tuesday 8th August

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Make a face
Combine fun, humour, design and craft by creating your own unique doll head that can be used as a cushion, mask or just a work of art. In the Making Faces workshop, you will create a stuffed doll’s head that resembles the face of a prominent musician. Bring your creative side and join others in this fun and unique workshop aimed at teens aged 13 and above. AED 50. Warehouse421, Mina Zayed. 3pm-6pm. Contact: 02 676 8803, warehouse421.ae/en/summer-camp

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Pack a picnic
Bring your little ones and their favourite teddy to this fun Teddy Bear’s Picnic event hosted by Sing and Sign. Your kids will enjoy a morning filled with singing and games accompanied by morning tea for the grown-ups. AED 50, Stepping Stones Nursery, Khalifa City. 10am-noon. Contact: 02 556 5991, steppingstones.ae

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Grab your gal pals
Having a rough week? Take a break from all the stress and let your hair down with your girlfriends at the Sweet Dreams Fantasy Ladies Night with beats by DJ Smooth. If you’re a lady, you can enjoy complimentary drinks all night. Hysteria Club, Hilton Capital Grand Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street, near Zayed Sports City. 11pm-3.30pm. Contact: 054 444 7841, hysteriaclub.ae

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Dive deep
Experience a different underwater environment with this Night Dive hosted by Al Mahara Diving Center. Night diving will change the way you see marine life, bringing you a world with more colour and mystery. Experience the calmness of the night and join the crew to enter a whole new world. Al Mahara Diving Centre, Meena Zayed. 6pm-9pm. Contact: 050 111 8125, info@divemahara.com

Wednesday 9th August

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Find success
Looking for a way to make a positive turn in your life but don’t know where to begin? Join the intensive three-hour Re-engineering Yourself for Success workshop to learn how to be the creator of your own success. Positivity starts with you, so you just need to unlock it. Learn how to change your behaviour and thought to start your journey to a successful and positive life. AED 295. Change Works AD, As Saman Building. 6.30pm-9.30pm. Contact: 050 265 2771, changeworksad.com

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Laugh til you cry
The Laughter Factory is bringing back a line-up of A-list comedians to the capital as part of its ‘Laughing in the Face of 50 Degrees’ initiative this summer. On the list of performers is ‘The King of Devastating punchlines’, Nick Page, followed by John Fothergill who has been on a number of sell out shows in the UK. So bring your friends and end your week with some laughs at the tour’s only Abu Dhabi event. AED 140. Park Rotana Abu Dhabi, Sheih Zayed Bin Sultan Street, near Khalifa Park. 8pm-11pm. Contact: 04 355 1862, thelaughterfactory.com

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Feast on street food
Enjoy an all-you-can-eat buffet with live cooking stations at this weekly street food feast, bringing you the best of street food from around the world, including burgers, hot dogs, nachos and shawarma. AED 120 per person. Aloft Abu Dhabi, next to Adnec. 6pm-9pm. Contact: 02 654 5193, aloftabudhabi.com

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Learn a new skill
Discover acrylic painting techniques at this supportive and friendly acrylic painting class. Create your own painting and meet new creative friends while you learn the dos and don’ts of acrylic art. Come alone or bring a friend and tap into your creative side. AED 150, all materials supplied. Khalifa City. 10am-1pm. Contact: 056 466 6836, fairyscreations.com

Looking for other ways to keep busy? Find more events in our online diary at adwonline.ae

And don’t forget to tag us in your photos at @adwuae on Twitter and Instagram and @abudhabiworld on Facebook – who knows, you might even be featured in the magazine!

WORDS Mariem Yassiri

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