We’ve uncovered the secrets for a fun weekday

Just like that and the weekend’s gone. But fret not as there are still lots of things to do this week to keep us going.

Sunday, 17th November

Little subjects

Your little ones can now dress up like subjects in art masterpieces at Louvre Abu Dhabi. The museum’s A Costume Adventure is an interactive adventure game inspired by the clothing portrayed in artworks in the museum’s permanent galleries. The adventure includes multiple stages, each presenting a unique challenge for children ages four to 10.

AED 63 museum entry fee. Saadiyat Island. 10am-8pm. Visit: louvreabudhabi.ae 

Monday, 18th November

Find your centre

Achieve physical and mental balance by joining Yoga #AtTheGalleria every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday morning. Experienced yoga instructor will guide participants throughout the one-hour session. Just bring your own mat and suitable clothing and you’re good to go, or stretch. Select stores and cafes in the mall also have special offers for those who want a post-yoga catch up with friends.

Free, but registration required. The Galleria Al Maryah Island, Al Falah Street. 8.30am-9.30am. Sign up with your details at yoga@thegalleria.ae 

Free your mind

Mindfulness for Kids with Nicola gives your little ones a unique experience. The class exposes children to a variety of tools and techniques to help them develop a habit and curiosity for mindfulness. This session is a great way for kids to have a social excursion and pick up new life skills.

AED 80. Bodytree Studio, Corner of Hazza Bin Saeed Bin Zayed and Mubarak Bin Mohammed Street. 4pm-4.45pm for ages five to seven, 4.45pm-5.30pm for ages eight to 10. Contact: 02 443 4448, bodytreestudio.com

Tuesday, 19th November

Answer this

Put your knowledge of general facts, history and pop culture to the test. This quiz night at Blu Sky Lounge & Grill is great for friends and families looking for something enjoyable to do. Resident quiz master Chalkie will dish out the questions… It’s going to be fun.

Free entry. Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, Al Mina Street, Al Zahiya. 8pm-11pm. Visit: tsogosun.com/southern-sun-abu-dhabi

Wednesday, 20th November

Talent overload

Enjoy great music courtesy of local acts Carl & The Red Mafia, Tara Rautenbach and Angi. The performance is part of Live at Aloft Hotels Homecoming Tour that aims to promote local and regional music talents. The tour is a partnership between Aloft Hotels and Universal Music Group and Brands MENA.

Free entry. Aloft Al Ain, Al Ain Square. From 7pm. Visit: facebook.com/aloftalain

All about beauty

Give your routine a boost at this event, which promises to showcase what’s hot in health, beauty and wellness. Check out cult beauty brands – you can try them out too – and enjoy tasty treats on the beautiful terrace at Hakkasan.

Free. Emirates Palace, Corniche West. 3pm-6pm. RSVP to Natasha@tishtash.com

Take a journey

UAE social enterprise, 81 Designs, presents The Journey, a collection of Tatreez artworks done in collaboration with French-Tunisian artist, eL Seed, as part of Abu Dhabi Art 2019. The organisation aims to preserve and modernise this time-honoured Palestinian tradition by bringing framed tapestries, figurines and a book, highlighting a misplaced community to cities with vibrant art communities like Abu Dhabi.

AED 55. CP02, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island. 20th Nov 6pm-9pm, 21st-23rd Nov 2pm-9pm. Visit: abudhabiart.ae

Thursday, 21st November

Weaved in tradition

UAE social enterprise, 81 Designs, presents The Journey, a collection of Tatreez artwork done in collaboration with French-Tunisian artist, eL Seed. Tatreez is traditional Palestinian embroidery. The items on display and for sale (framed tapestries and figurines) were created by refugee women artisans. There’s a book containing colourful photos and details on life at refugee camps and its art communities.

AED 55. Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island. 2pm-9pm. Visit: abudhabiart.ae 

Story time

Author Noura Khoori will grace the Meet the Author session at the Cultural Foundation’s Abu Dhabi Children’s Library. Noura will entertain little ones by reading her books Golden Dates and Is This Fish Salty? Kids (and even adults) can chat with the author after the reading session. There will also be a craft activity where children will make their own palm tree to take home.

Free. Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street. 5pm-6pm. Visit: culturalfoundation.ae 

Pop up

In collaboration with the house team, chef Wai-Yeung has prepared an exclusive eight-course dinner menu to celebrate Cantonese cuisine. Tuck into favourites, such as deep-fried stuffed crab shell, wok-fried cod fillet with red-bean curd sauce and sautéed wagyu beef diced with asparagus and mushroom. If you can’t make it down for dinner, there’s always lunch.  The restaurant will have a celebratory lunch menu on daily as well for AED 158 from noon-3pm.

AED 258. Shangri-La Hotel, Qaryat Al Beri, Al Maqta. 7pm. Contact: 02 509 8555, restaurantreservations.slad@shangri-la.com

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