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9 brilliant things to do this December


There are just days left until the end of December but there are still many things to do with your family in the capital.

Rooftop walk and zip line at Ferrari World

The rooftop walk and zip line are back and promise incredible views over Yas Island, with the zip line passing through Flying Aces roller coaster loop. Compete with friends and family on the dual racing challenge, too, and see who makes it to the end first.

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Celestial: A Journey through Space and Time

A virtual photography exhibition by Manarat Al Saadiyat’s Photography Studio showcasing award-winning Egyptian-Syrian astrophotographer, Samy Al Olabiastrowho takes you into the depths of the desert and allows you to explore the night sky through a series of stunning photographs.

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Al Dhafra Festival 2020

Camel Race Abu Dhabi

Head to the desert and catch a camel beauty contest, falconry competition, and purebred horse racing and learn about Bedouin life.

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Build your own Gingerbread House

Gingerbread House

Get together with loved ones at Sama Lobby Lounge, Saadiyat Rotana Resorts & Villa to build your very own gingerbread house while enjoying an enticing spread of sweet treats, confectionary and freshly baked Christmas-themed sweets and pastries.

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Meet & Greet Captain Santa

Get a chance to meet Captain Santa, not in his grotto but on his sleigh on the sea when you enjoy a 15-minute boat ride listening to Christmas carols!

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Full Moon Kayaking around the Louvre Abu Dhabi Museum


Enjoy the museum from the stillness of the Arabian Sea. Take a tour on a kayak and learn all about Louvre Abu Dhabi’s architecture from a unique perspective. Sunrise kayaking is available at 6am daily, except on Mondays. Full moon kayaking at 7pm and 9pm.

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Spirit Animals’ art exhibition

Artist Nina Murashkina has chosen COYA Abu Dhabi for her ‘Spirit Animals’. Once you view the artwork, you’ll see how it perfectly captures the very essence of COYA Abu Dhabi itself.  Go see it.

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Sheikh Zayed Festival 2020

sheikh zayed heritage festival

Heritage and culture are put under the spotlight at this world renowned yearly with popular traditional and international activities that coincide with National Day Celebrations.

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Cinema in the Park

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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