The weekend may be over but that doesn’t mean there’s not fun to be had during the week.
Stop living for the weekend and start looking forward to the week ahead with these awesome events in Abu Dhabi.
Monday July 17th
Read and do good
Looking for a new read this summer? Head on down to the Operation Smile UAE office to look at the variety of books for sale. Each title you buy will help to provide surgery to correct cleft lip, cleft palate and other facial deformities in children around the world so you can pick up a new read and do some good at the same time. What’s not to like? Free. Between Sultan Bin Zayed the First Street and Third Street. 10am-4pm. Contact: 02 658 4790, arabemirates.operationsmile.org
Fancy a film? Follow a group of climbers as they take on one of the most dangerous and complicated mountains in the Himalayas in Meru. This true story tells a tale of survival against all odds and the strength of friendship, as the alpinists’ limitations are pushed to the max. Will climbing this peak be worth the risk of death? There’s only one way to find out. Free, but registration required. Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island. 7:30pm-9pm. Contact: cinemaspace-meru.splashthat.com
Tuesday July 18th
Get some scents
Who doesn’t like coming home to a house filled with beautiful aromas? Join this gathering to smell and discuss the different types of essential oils and learn which is best for you. The Essential Oils 101 class will include tea, coffee and of course a variety of essential oils to test and pass around. What will be your favourite scent? Free. Marriott Downtown Abu Dhabi, Hamdan Street. 11am-12.30pm. Contact: 02 304 7777, facebook.com/events/1475217165887271
Get in on the act
It’s your last chance to catch this immersive exhibition as it heads into its last few weeks of display. Featuring 25 international and local artists, the second Guggenheim Abu Dhabi exhibition, The Creative Act: Performance, Process, Presence, is split into three branches with a variety of media from archival documents and photography to video, painting, sculpture and works on paper. Sure to enthral any art lover, especially with an interest of the creative process, this is an event that has to be seen before it goes. Free. Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island. Until 29th July. 8am-9pm. Contact: 02 657 5800, saadiyatculturaldistrict.ae
Wednesday July 19th
Are you looking to change your life but you just don’t know how to? Why not join this three-hour workshop for the push you need to start your journey to a more fulfilling and positive life? In the Reengineering Yourself to Success workshop, you will learn the techniques necessary to tweak your life and become the best version of yourself. AED 295 per person. Changeworks Abu Dhabi, Al Saman Building, Hamdan St. 6pm-9pm. Contact: 050 265 2771, firstname.lastname@example.org
Go for a date
Want a dose of culture? Join in the fun at the Liwa Date Festival, filled with exciting activities, competitions and of course, dates! Visitors will learn all there is to know about the different varieties of the dry fruit, while farmers will learn how to preserve the hygiene of their farms. Free. Liwa, Al Dhafra Region. Until 29th July. 4pm-10pm. Contact: 052 657 6049, liwadatesfestival.ae
Looking for other ways to keep busy? Find more events in our online diary at adwonline.ae
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