A new week, a new you? Probably not, but we have lots of new events for you to do this week, so regardless how you feel, just get out there and do something and have fun!
Sunday, 23rd February
Rub it in
Your baby can’t talk yet but you can still communicate through the power of touch and this baby massage course aims to teach you how. The course draws from both Indian and Swedish massage traditions as well as yoga and reflexology to help you make your bundle of joy feel more loved and secure. There are also benefits for you too as massage makes you feel closer to your baby and provides the perfect opportunity to spend one-on-one time with your little bub.
AED 625 for one session per week for five weeks. Appropriate for babies aged four months to crawling. Saadiyat Beach Club, Saadiyat Island. 10am-11.15am. Visit: facebook.com/Bodytree
Monday, 24th February
Mind over matter
Sign your kids up for a new type of fun. Mindful Kids Club provides a space for children to develop a range of tools and techniques that can help reduce stress, improve their ability to focus, build self-esteem and empathy all in a fun and engaging way. Each week is different and Nicola Wakeling uses a range of games, movement and creativity to help young kids tune into their feelings and emotions.
AED 80 per session for kids aged four to 10. Bodytree Studio, corner of Eleventh and Twenty-Sixth Streets. 4pm-4.45pm and 4.55pm-5.30pm. Contact: 02 443 4448, facebook.com/Bodytree
Tuesday, 25th February
Meet and greet
Art is about interpretation, but you can get the backstory on the latest exhibit at Coya Abu Dhabi. With his new exhibition Squared Faces, Thomas Salamonski explores the depth and nuances of human beings through his graffiti and 80s’ pop culture-inspired portrait art. As immersive as it is stunning, the pieces are a testament to the layers and subtleties of our existence. Meet Thomas on opening night and learn more about his journey as an artist.
Free, reservation required. Four Seasons Hotel, The Galleria, Maryah Island. Contact:02 306 7000, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, 26th February
QS, publisher of the internationally acclaimed World Universities Rankings, returns to Abu Dhabi for its premium MBA evening. Whether you’re considering an MBA or already have one, you won’t want to miss this chance at networking. You can attend informative sessions on GRE, test prep, and global admissions, book private meetings with admission directors from some of the world’s best B-Schools including IE, ESSEC, IESE, Cass, Henley and so much more.
Free, registration required. Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiya. 6pm-9.30pm. Visit: facebook.com/topmba
Thursday, 27th February
Seafood lovers cast your nets and head to Sayad restaurant for a delectably-curated four-course dinner of gourmet seafood accompanied by those all important grapes.
AED 350 per person, Emirates Palace, 7pm. Contact: 02 690 7999, email@example.com