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Things To Do In Abu Dhabi


With the kids back to school and everyone firmly back into the swing of things, here are the best things to do with your family in Abu Dhabi this month- and a few things that are strictly parents-only! We’ve hand-picked just a few of our favourites, but don’t forget to check our Events Diary for even more.

Japanese Connections: The Birth of Modern Décor

Louvre Abu Dhabi’s second exhibition in 2018 launched earlier this month, accompanied by a creative youth space and public programming that celebrates Japanese culture. Japanese Connections: The Birth of Modern Décor showcases 19thand 20th century paintings, prints and folding screens that highlight the artistic and cultural dialogue between Japan and France, and the important influence of the colourful ukiyo-e aesthetics on modern decorative arts.

Dates: Now until 24 November

Love and Revenge / A Tribe Called Red

If you’re looking for an adult-only night out then this is something totally unique to do at The Black Box theatre at New York University Abu Dhabi. Love and Revenge / A Tribe Called Red is an audiovisual double bill featuring Arab electro-pop and electronic pow-wow music, both with powerful mixed visuals.

Dates: 12-13 September

International Coastal Clean-Up Day

Gather your friends and family for International Coastal Clean-Up Day and make a difference to the environment by clearing litter from the Saadiyat coastline. Join Arabella Willing – Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi’s resident marine biologist to learn about the impact of marine debris on Abu Dhabi’s wildlife. The morning will begin with a delicious breakfast at Beach House followed by a “Nurdle Hunt” – a light-hearted competition looking for tiny plastic particles along Saadiyat beach.

Dates: 15 September

Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition

The 16th Edition of the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX) will be held from September 25-29 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC). With ‘The Year of Zayed’ as the overarching theme, ADIHEX will focus on the protection of the environment, falconry, sustainable hunting, and equestrianism, and this year features even more exciting activities for families with children.

Dates: 25-29 September

Splash @ Yas Marina

It’s back! Jump into Splash at Yas Marina this September. The only event where youngsters and the young at heart can get soaking wet. Highlights include a 30-meter Slip N Slide, massive Blob Jump, Water Fights and many other activities to cool you off.

Dates: 28-29 September

SAVE THE DATE: Abu Dhabi International Boat Show

Hosted and organised by ADNEC for the first time, the Abu Dhabi International Boat Show (ADIBS) will take place from 17-20 October and promises to impress visitors with high-end entertainment, stunt performances, attractions, leisure activities and water sports.

Dates: 17-20 October



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