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12 fantastic things to do in Abu Dhabi all this week


Here’s what to do in the capital all this week for the whole family to enjoy

Keep an eye out on our website for ‘Things to do for the five-day weekend this National Day’

WIN with Jalboot

Jalboot marine

Jalboot Abu Dhabi is giving away free prizes to five lucky winners. You could be going on a boat tour or taking part in an exciting watersport activity.  And what’s even better is that Jalboot Marine is giving away vouchers worth AED 100 to five lucky winners. Just in case you don’t know, but we’re sure you do, Jalboot Marine offer exciting aquatic activities conveniently placed behind Abu Dhabi Mall. All levels are welcome from beginners upwards. There’s a female captain and you can customise your own itinerary too! Take part here.

WIN a Saadiyat Beach Golf Club Picnic

Saadiyat Beach Golf Club is giving away a picnic for two on Dolphin Lawn. Win this and you could be picnicking on the grass and tucking into a gourmet picnic basket valued at AED 210 for each person, but you won’t be paying of course. The prize includes a soft drinks package with a delectable selection of sandwiches, cold cuts, fruits, sweet treats, ice cold drinks and much more for those peckish moments on the green. A mouth-watering live BBQ station is set to enhance this family experience. Here’s how to take part.

Dolphin Lawn, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, Saturdays 1pm – 6pm. For reservations, call 056 660 8780 or email

Kick back in style

Lobby Lounge, Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers

Head to the Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers and be part of Abu Dhabi’s café society. The hotel’s just been rebranded but the venues are just as stylish as they were. Head to the Lobby Lounge where shimmering water features, sweet delicacies and a range of coffee awaits. You’ll need to dress for the occasion but why wouldn’t you? The international menu tantalizes and teases; we’re sure you won’t be able to resist its charms.

Lobby Lounge at Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers, Podium Level 3, daily 9am -10pm. To book, visit reservations

Grab a coffee on Alba Terrace, The Abu Dhabi EDITION

Sip on your caffeine fix in fabulous surroundings, with views of the pool at this rather delectable coffee spot. So if coffee and fresh air, with pool-side views, is your thing, you know where to go! You could of course stay for a few hours and indulge in a spot of lunch, the choice is yours.

Alba Terrace, The Abu Dhabi EDITION, daily 7am – 11pm. To book, call 0 2 208 0000 or email For more information, visit

Coastal glam

You know when IMKAN are involved you’ll need more than just to take your glam beach bag to the pristine shores of Makers District on Reem Island, the location of the newly launched Cove Beach in Abu Dhabi.  Dress to impress as you people watch at the 100-seat al fresco restaurant and lounge. Booking is a must!

For more information visit

Island life

Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort

Life doesn’t get much better than pristine pools and a private beach. Luxury is king at Jumeirah Saadiyat Resort. Take it easy on the rather splendid beach or in one of the three inviting swimming pools. Once sun kissed, float along to one of many pool-side and swim-up bars, before diving back into the cool crystal waters.

For more information call 02 811 4444

Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival

sheikh zayed heritage festival

Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival runs till February 20, 2021 in Al Wathba and celebrates UAE culture, traditions and heritage. Get to experience Emirati culture through art, crafts, food and performances throughout the festival, including workshops, events and markets will also be held for visitors, as well falconry displays, camel races and fireworks. There’s even a regular bus service from Abu Dhabi

Daily, 4pm onwards. Nov 20-Feb 20. Al Wathba,

Nature Lovers

jubail mangrove park

Jubail Mangrove Park, on Jubail Island, is open again. You can saunter along the 2.3km boardwalks winding their way through Abu Dhabi’s fascinating mangroves. Catch glimpses of terrestrial and aquatic flora and fauna. There are rangers on hand too, to educate you on the history of the mangroves and explain about the wildlife that is native to Abu Dhabi. Guided kayaking and full moon walks are also on the cards, so head there today but remember: YOU MUST BOOK online.

Daily 8am to 7.30pm (last visitor entry at 6pm)*. A nominal fee of AED 15 per adult and AED 10 for those under 18, with children under seven free. For more information, visit Jubail Mangrove Park.
*Times may change for National Day

Sport & fitness on Hudayriyat Island

Circuit X Hudayriyat Island

If you’re looking to boost your adrenaline, head to Hudayriyat Island where UAE’s most thrilling outdoor adventure hub Circuit X has now opened. There’s a full range of fun and challenging experiences at the new Circuit X outdoor adventure park featuring BMX Park, High Ropes Park, Skate Park, and Splash & Climb Park (At the time of writing, Splash & Climb Park were closed due to Covid).

To book and more information, visit

Take in the sea air

Abu Dhabi Corniche

Leave work and school day blues far behind and head to Abu Dhabi’s beautiful Corniche and let your worries float away on a sea breeze. Walking is great, but for those with energy to burn there’s a cycling and running track that winds its way along the beautifully manicured Corniche. There are a few cafés en route too, for those much needed refreshments.

Social distancing measures are in place along the 8km-Corniche

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

One of the world’s largest mosques is open and now is the perfect time to pay this incredible and unforgettable structure a visit. Rediscover the 82 domes, the largest of which sits presides over the main prayer hall. Stand in reverence and absorb the sheer scale of the design elements, including pure white marble cladding, onion shaped ‘crowns’ and crescent shaped finials.

Online booking is obligatory. To obtain your day pass, visit

Qasr Al Watan

Qasr Al Watan

The Palace that opened its doors to the world… has opened its majestic doors once again’. And we think you should pay this magnificent edifice a visit, sooner than later. Book your tickets online, and explore the Palace’s different zones that reveal the principles that have propelled traditional Arabian design to remarkable status.

To find out more, visit

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