10 exciting things to do in Abu Dhabi (15 to 19 April)

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Abu Dhabi has so many fun and interesting things to do this week

The weather may be getting a little hotter, but that does not derail the fun in Abu Dhabi as there is still lots of time to catch a number of events in the capital.

With loads to experience, excursions to Al Ain and a whole load of family fun things to do, there’s no excuse to stay home this week.

Here we have put together 10 of the best. Enjoy!


The Arts Centre at NYU Abu Dhabi: PETTEE

18-19 April

PETTEE Storybox by Waleed Shah

Adding to the amazing line-up at the NYUAD Arts Centre is the upcoming PETTEE, a performance that’s bound to leave you dazzled. Scheduled to take place on 18-19 April, PETTEE means one thing and many things in languages that are home to hundreds of millions of people (Malayalam, Tamil, Gujarati, Marathi, Hindi).


DAZ at Al Ain Zoo

Until 21 April

DAZ Festival in Al Ain Zoo

This is one event we just know you will be wild about! DAZ has taken over Al Ain Zoo for a festival centred around nature, celebrating all things wild. DAZ is a festival of nature, fun, and people, through music, food, entertainment, and games, taking place in a farm setting, surrounded by zoo animals. Get yourself ready for electric carnival rides, delicious treats, petting zoo, giant maze, and great photo opportunities.


Day at the Park

Throughout April

Khalifa Park Abu Dhabi

The temperatures are about to soar as we approach the summer. So, during the new few weeks it will be your last chance to spend some time outdoors in comfortable conditions before it gets too hot. With that in mind, why not gather your loved ones and head out for a stroll in the fresh air at some of the best parks in Abu Dhabi?


Kayan Wellness Festival

17-21 April

Kayan Wellness Festival Abu Dhabi 2024

Time for some self-care and healing at its finest at the Kayan Wellness Festival in Abu Dhabi. Taking place from 17–21 April, head to the shores of Al Fahid Island for five days of pure rejuvenation and self-discovery. As part of the journey, you will be guided by global speakers and wellness experts throughout.


The National Aquarium

Throughout April

Located at Al Qana, where there is an abundance of fun things to do, the National Aquarium recently welcomes two new additions with the arrival of West African manatees. There are only a few facilities throughout the world who currently house this special marina life animal. Check them out this week if you have time!

Make a splash


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With the temperatures set to soar in the UAE over the course of the coming weeks, now is the time to make one last splash and enjoy a day out with your friends at the pool or beach. You are spoilt for choice in Abu Dhabi with an abundance of private and public facilities throughout! Embrace the last of the good weather before it’s too late!


Louvre Abu Dhabi Kayak Tour

Throughout April

New upcoming exhibitions at Louvre Abu Dhabi (2)

The Louvre Museum on Saadiyat Island is the centre of the arts in Abu Dhabi, but did you know you can also kayak around it too? Redefining exploration, traverse the museum’s architectural splendour in an unmatched 60-minute kayaking journey. Go on, make a splash!


Fontana’s Circus

7 April to 26 May

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Taking place on Yas Island, experience an extraordinary water spectacle featuring a world-class musical dancing fountain alongside international circus acts. Watch awe-inspiring dancers, gravity-defying aerialists, and incredible circus thrills that will enthrall the entire family. A magical day out for all the family!


Ladies Day at Yas Waterworld

Starting 19 April

Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi

Fridays just got better in Abu Dhabi with the return of the ladies day special at Yas Waterworld. Starting on 19 April from 1pm to 10pm every Friday, Yas Waterworld’s female-only event has transformed into ladies’ day. Billed as one of Yas Waterworlds most popular events, female guests will get to enjoy the waterpark’s exhilarating rides and embark on exciting water adventures.


Yas Island Experience

Throughout April

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Gather your gang and take a trip to Yas Island in Abu Dhabi which boasts an array of thrilling theme parks, offering something for every adventure seeker. Ferrari World Abu Dhabi combines adrenaline-pumping rides with Italian automotive excellence. Yas Waterworld entices with its immersive water experiences, from lazy rivers to high-speed slides. Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi brings beloved characters to life in a sprawling indoor park, perfect for families. Enjoy!


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