6 things to do in Abu Dhabi this week
Pay homage to fromage at Iris, join a special foody event at Hakkasan and if you’ve still not booked anywhere, get out of hot water with a Valentine’s night with a difference. Had your fill of food events? Then check out Wednesday’s at the Warehouse or take a break from the road with a trip on a high speed catamaran.
Valentine’s Movie Night
If your favourite restaurant is already booked up or you just want something a little more low-key, why not snuggle up on the beach with two film favourites, “Hitch” and “Sleepless in Seattle”. Keep warm under blankets and enjoy a sharing plate of nibbles and your choice of a bottle of grape, bubbles or hops.
When: 7pm, Monday, February 14
Where: Sheraton Abu Dhabi
Price: AED199 per couple
Contact: +9712 677 3333
Hakkasan Craggy Range Dinner
Hosted on the Hakkasan terrace, this special event offers a three course dinner offering up some of the most mouth watering Chinese cuisine around all paired with grape New Zealand.
When: 8pm, February 16
Where: Hakkasan, Emirates Palace Hotel
Price: AED588 per person
Contact: 690 7739, email@example.com
Take a ferry around Abu Dhabi
Currently running a morning and afternoon route around the island of Abu Dhabi with stops at major landmarks as well as Al Bandar and Yas Marina, whether you’re tired of the daily commute, being stuck in traffic or just like being on the water, this high speed catamaran route certainly offers a new perspective on the city.
Where: Route begins and ends from Abu Dhabi Mall with various stops en route
Pay Homage to Fromage
If you love cheese, you’ll love this night at Iris – pay homage to the humble fromage with a platter featuring a wide selection of cheeses accompanied by the choice of both red and white grapes from around the world.
When: 6pm to 10pm, Mondays and Tuesdays
Where: Iris, Yas Island
Price: AED150 per person (min two persons)
Contact: +97155 160 5636
And on a Different Note
Catch a variety of workshops, film screenings and art events every ‘Wednesday at the Warehouse’ at Warehouse 421. This week plays host to a collage and print workshop based on participants’ favourite family photos. And with a later start time, short film ‘And on a Different Note’, exploring the 24 hour news cycle and social media networks that go beyond national borders will also be shown.
When: Workshop, 6.30pm, Short Film, 7.30pm, February 17
Where: Warehouse 421, Mina Port
Musicals at the Space
The best theatre shows in the world are no longer a luxury reserved for those in London and New York - if you’ve ever wanted to see “Les Miserables” on the stage but not yet managed it, now’s your chance. The Space is showing a filming of a live performance from London with some of the best stars of the West End and Broadway, right here in Abu Dhabi.
When: 4.30pm, February 19
Where: The Space, Two Four 54, Park Rotana Building