There’s a whiff of celebratory air as the capital braces for Formula 1 and National Day festivities. But before all that, here are some fun happenings to get you through the work week ahead…
Sunday, 24th November
Treat for hoteliers
Hotel staff and employees are in for a treat courtesy of Victor’s Pub. Just bring your ID as proof and enjoy AED 18 on drinks plus 50% discount on food and more beverages. Don’t forget to ask the pub’s staff on how to join the monthly draw for a chance to win AED 2,000.
Free entry. Hilton Capital Grand Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Street. Contact: 02 666 5508
Monday, 25th November
A new page
Books, books and more books await at the second Al Dhafra Book Fair. Here, guests can get their hands on various reading materials across different genres. Visitors, especially kids, are welcome to participate in the workshops aiming to instill the habit of reading and learning. What’s more, the event is a chance to learn more about the UAE’s culture and tradition through literature. Until 29th November.
Free. Occasions Hall, Madinat Zayed, Al Dhafra. 9am-1pm and 6pm-10pm. Visit: adbookfair.com
Tuesday, 26th November
Poets, spoken word artists, musicians and storytellers will gather to celebrate the UAE’s cultural diversity. This special event billed Hekayah | The Story coincides with the country’s upcoming 48th National Day, and will feature 10 talented artists from diverse nationalities.
Free, but registration required. The Arts Center, NYU Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island. From 7pm. To register for free ticket, visit here.
Wednesday, 27th November
Classic cars from the 1950s and 1960s are on display at the Al Hosn site to mark Abu Dhabi Grand Prix 2019. This exhibition will tell the emirate’s history through automobiles and how it represents the city’s development throughout the years.
Free. Sheikh Rashid Bin Zaeed Al Maktoum Street. 9am-7pm. Visit: qasralhosn.ae
Thursday, 28th November
End the busy week with a bang at Jazz@PizzaExpress’ Circus Night Brunch. The brunch rolls out a variety of tasty treats plus live music and an afterparty to keep the night going. Even more amazing is the post-brunch drinks for only AED 20.
From AED 150. WTC Mall, Abu Dhabi, Hamdan Bin Mohammed Street. 8pm-11pm, afterparty starts at 11pm. Contact: 02 444 7752, pizzaexpress.ae