Top ideas for the week…
Looking for a bucket list of fun things to do while in Abu Dhabi? Thankfully, there’s plenty to do, including trying Iftar, relaxing yoga surrounded by lush greenery, visiting the night market and more…
Here are six things you can’t miss in Abu Dhabi.
Monday, March 27
Iftar in the park
While the weather is still very pleasant, make sure you enjoy Iftar with your loved ones amidst lush greenery. Umm Al Emarat Park is hosting picnic in the park Visitors can enjoy their iftar here in the form of a delicious picnic basket for just Dhs89. While you enjoy your meal, you can also make many memories in the beautiful decorations throughout the park. Baskets will get you into the park for free.
Umm Al Emarat Park, 15th Street, Mushrif District, Tel: (0) 2 666 9559. @ummalemaratpark
Ladies, hit the pause button at Jubail Mangrove Park
Gorgeous Mangrove Park is a 2.3km long boardwalk that offers views of turquoise water, plenty of lush greenery and wildlife including fish and birds. During Ramadan, YogaOne will hold special classes every Monday, which will be a space for healing, spiritual reflection and peace.Today, March 27, YogaOne hosts Sound Healing Journey Detox Flow From 8.30pm to 9.30pm. This serene yoga session will cost you Dhs105.Book hereand check the rest of the session here.
Jubail Mangrove Park, Jubail Island (next to Saadiyat Island), Abu Dhabi, 8.30pm to 9.30pm. Tel: (05) 63032423. park.jubailisland.ae
Meet the fashionistas at Fendi Majlis
One of the world’s best-known brands, Fendi will host its first Ramadan Parliament in the region. Fendi Maison will take over Tashas Al Bateen in Abu Dhabi throughout Ramadan, giving Suhoor the perfect place to meet friends and family every night. Guests will be able to immerse themselves in authentic Italian charm and indulge in a menu curated exclusively for Fendi Majilis by Tashas.
Fendi x Tashas, Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi, Tel: (0)2 445 0890, tashascafe.com
Tuesday, March 28
to see iftar cannon
Every year during Ramadan, cannons are fired at sunset every day to announce the beginning of Maghreb prayers and breaking the fast—— Iftar. It’s a tradition dating back to the 1960’s that you and your family should visit at least once. In Abu Dhabi, there are numerous cannons in the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in the Mushrif area, the Qasr Al-Hosn and Umm Al-Emarat parks, and the Formula car park in Shahama City. The cannon uses empty cartridges, so it’s safe if you want to go check it out, although you may want to plug your ears.
Wednesday March 29
Take a tour of a new Instagrammable public art installation
WAVE is a new public art digital media installation that you can find at the Cultural Foundation in Abu Dhabi. The installation of the new artwork is part of the launch of the Abu Dhabi Public Art Center – a project that will underpin investment in the capital’s arts and culture. The 2D installation recreates three-dimensional waves, making it perfect for Instagram whether you choose to view it at night or during the day.You can read more about the program here.
Abu Dhabi Cultural Foundation, Al Hisn, W3, Abu Dhabi, Cultural Foundation.ae
Thursday March 30
Visit the night market with the whole family
Like the night market in Yas Bay last year? It is running again this year during Ramadan. It starts Thursday, March 30th and runs from 8pm to 1am until April 23rd. Admission is free, and visitors will be able to explore the many stalls of home-grown businesses covering fashion, jewelry, art, beauty products, locally-inspired food products and crafts especially for kids.
Yas Bay Waterfront, Yas Island, 8pm every night from March 30 to April 23, admission is free. @yasbayuae
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