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Brilliant things to do in Abu Dhabi for the month of February

A new month has arrived and with it activities galore for the entire family.

Sports & activities

Ice Skating lessons with ZSC Academy


Learn skate with ZSC Academy, where the most established and reputable ice skating lessons in Abu Dhabi await. Expert instructors are on-hand, ready to teach you the finer skills of ice skating, so lace up your boots!


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Circuit X Hudayriyat Island

BMX RACE at Circuit X comes to Hudayriyyat Island


If you’re a force on the tracks, then this is for you  the first ever BMX Race at Circuit X on Hudayriyat Island from 10am to 2pm on 12 February. The winning prize is a brand-new BMX bike premium sporting gear, free park passes and other sporting goods.


For more information call 02 691 0302 or visit

The TriYas Challenge is back


The 11th year for TriYAS sporting event, when local, regional and international competitors from all ages and abilities head to Abu Dhabi on 12 February to undertake a grueling physical test made up of swimming, cycling and running.

To sign up for the sprint or Olympic events.


UAE Tour


The 21-27 February sees the UAE Tour demonstrates the UAE’s capabilities in international sport and highlights its role in bringing people together in the UAE. The last edition featured 20 teams, with 140 cyclists competing.




Sixth Form Taster Day


On 25 February, discover award-winning Secondary School British School Al Khubairat (BSAK), and what’s on offer for Year 12 in Abu Dhabi. Meet the school’s leadership teams, students and teachers and learn more about the school’s outstanding results, extensive co-curricular and welcoming community.


To register, email: Visit

TALK: What to Do When the Sun Turns Violent in 2025?


Part of the “NYUAD Research Public Talks” Series on 23 February, given by К.R. Sreenivasan, Professor of Physics and Mathematics, University Professor and Eugene Kleiner Chair for Innovation, Dean Emeritus of NYU Tandon School of Engineering, NYU, this talk discusses what happens inside the Sun that leads to storms that are supposed to reach their peak activity in 2025.



Health & Wellness

Wellness at Al Hosn


Running until April, every day from 6am to midnight, head to the historic Qasr Al Hosn to practice wellness (Yoga, pilates, jogging, reading and meditation) at Al Hosn in dedicated outdoor spaces, following all safety measures to ensure your comfort and safety.



Art & Culture

Between Two Seas – Screening


On 8 February, CinemaNA, part of Contemporary Arab Cinema, presents an online screening depicting a dramatic story of a forgotten society driven by a search for redemption, revenge and hope. Between Two Seas is directed by Anas Tolba and is followed by a Q&A with the director.



Ward’s Henna Party


Directed by Morad Mostafa, the screening on 10 February depicts Halima, a Sudanese henna painter living in Egypt. Halima goes to one of Giza’s local areas to prepare a bride for her wedding and her seven-year-old daughter Ward accompanies her and starts to wander around and discovers the place.



American Music – Minimal and Beyond: Emanuele Arciuli


Also on 12 February, this full programme highlights is performed live online, from the minimal motifs of Duckworth and Corigliano to the textured tunes of Rzewski, Emanuele Arciuli presents an expansive and captivating programme, including the world premiere of a new work composed by a member of NYUAD’s music faculty, Matthew Quayle.



Technique Workshop: Rhythms of the Arabian Sea (Arabic) NYUAD


Join this in-depth demonstration and conversation on 14 February and explore the rhythms of Khaleeji pearl diving music, and learn percussion techniques, to explore and perform these important sounds of the sea.



Āhuti by The Nrityagram Dance Ensemble


Dance continues to play a key role in NYUAD The Arts Center calendar on 16 February, with Āhuti by The Nrityagram Dance Ensemble in collaboration with The Chitrasena Dance Company, who present a contemporary fusion of classical Odissi dance from India and Kandyan dance from Sri Lanka. The film is followed by a live artist Q&A.



Fashion Through the Years


Running until 16 February, an exploration of the community and the identity of the city through garments, this exhibition offers a wonderful opportunity to discover and appreciate the handiwork, fabrics and traditions of our forbearers in Abu Dhabi.



sheikh zayed heritage festival

Sheikh Zayed Festival


Running until 20 February, don’t miss out on this heritage and culture at this world renowned yearly with popular traditional and international activities that coincide with National Day Celebrations.



Arts Chat: Producing Creative Work During Times of Crisis


On 22 February, Sandy Garcia, director of booking at Pentacle the agency that represents Nrityagram Dance Ensemble, members of Octopus Theatricals, and Addie Wagenknecht, artist and founder of Deep Lab, share their business strategies of sustaining the careers of their artist clients and their own businesses, and creative problem-solving.



Cultural Foundation Virtual Exhibition: Visual Arts Programme


Running till 22 February, Abu Dhabi’s Cultural Foundation, managed by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi, presents a series that begins with an exhibition dedicated to the life and career of Emirati painter and sculptor Abdulrahim Salim.



100/100: Hundred Best Arabic Posters


Running until 8 May, discover the world’s best Arabic Posters, which have been divided into three categories: A – for commissioned work for the commercial, social or cultural sector; B – for self-initiated posters for experimental purposes and not commissioned by an organisation or necessarily published, C – Designed for academic purposes under academic supervision in design schools


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HIp Hop

Hip-Hop exhibition


Running until 31 May and showing outside of the United States for the first time, CONTACT HIGH – A Visual History of Hip-Hop takes visitors through four decades of photographs, albums, magazine covers and memorabilia that document Hip-Hop culture.



Painting & Drawing Drop-in-Studio


Head to Manarat Al Saadiyat for a spot of art therapy at Drop-In Studio. Classes are daily and designed for people of all ages to casually experiment with an easy to follow, specifically designed art activity and create artworks at their own pace for up to two hours.


For more information, visit

Cinema in the Park


Running till April, head to Umm Al Emarat Park with the family for a round of movie-packed weekends showing box-office blockbusters in the outdoor cinema at the Children’s Garden. More than 36 movies will be screened every weekend.



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