Six reasons to get out of the house this week

On holiday or not working this week? Don’t sit around the house, there’s plenty going on in the capital over the next few days.

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Whether you fancy a film, want to test your knowledge or just want to have a laugh with friends, there’s an event for everyone here in Abu Dhabi this week.

Sunday 9th July 

Swing into action

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The friendly neighbourhood Spiderman is back on the silver screen but not as you know him. With Marvel taking the reins on this project, you can expect some tie-ins with their popular cannon of films like Captain America Civil War and Avengers Assemble as Tom Holland dons the spandex for the second time. Want to know more about this superhero film? Read our preview of the summer blockbuster here. Prices and times vary. Cinemas across the city.

Monday 10th July 

Laugh out loud

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Need some laughter in your life? Comedy crew Yalla Laughs are back after a short summer hiatus to bring the funny back to your working week. Performing in the capital for the first time since Ramadan you can join comedians from the UK, USA and India who will share their best jokes, observations and one-liners to help put a smile on your face. Free. Pappagallo, Le Méridien Abu Dhabi, next to Abu DhabiMall. 8pm. Contact: yallalaughs.com 

Tuesday 11th July

Brush up

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Intrigued by the artistic process? Head along to Guggenheim Abu Dhabi’s second exhibition and get real insight into how artistic brains work. Featuring 25 international and local artists The Creative Act: Performance, Process, Presence, is split into three branches, with a variety of media from archival documents, photography, video, painting, sculpture and works on paper. Each piece explores the artistic process from idea to paper, performance and the artist’s presence within their own work. Free. Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island. 9am-8pm. Visit: abudhabievents.ae

Wednesday 12th July 

Get your quiz on

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Think you know it all? Well, now is your chance to prove it at this popular quiz night. Whether you know everything about film and TV, sport, science or history, you’ll be put through your paces to find a worthy winner. Just remember to grab a few friends and think up a clever team name before you try to swallow an encyclopedia as research, after all, it’s a team effort. Free. Holiday Inn Downtown, Zayed the First Street. 8pm-10pm. Contact: 02 615 6666, ihg.com

Gather the girls

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Ladies, are you in need of a night out? Or maybe you just need to let your hair down? Either way, you’re invited to enjoy a night of fun at Barfly with the Aphrodite Ladies Night. Offering free beverages and 50 percent off food, you and the girls can make the most of the midweek discounts and live it up. Free entry. Barfly by Buddha bar, Venetian Village, Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal, Al Maqtaa, 6pm. Contact: 056 177 7557

Enjoy some street eats

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If you love nothing better than the taste of some good old-fashioned grab-and-go street food then this is the event for you. Sink your teeth into an all-you-can-eat buffet and live cooking stations featuring street food classics like burgers, hot dogs, nachos, shawarma and more at this themed dining evening. Just make sure to leave your tight jeans at home or you might lose a button. AED 120 per person. Aloft Abu Dhabi, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street. 6pm-10.30pm. Contact: 02 654 5121, aloftabudhabi.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!

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