6 things to do in Abu Dhabi this week
Things are heating up this week for National Chili Day, Comedy at the Greek and a special Stargazing dinner experience. For some healthy entertainment take a look at the Health and Fitness Fun Festival, while film fanatics won’t want to miss the screening of Ajami including a live Q&A with the Director, or finally, if you’re dreaming of a more glamorous life, fake it for a day at the Fairmont.
Stargazing Dining Experience
To find out everything you could ever want to know about the Arabian skies, this three course stargazing dinner will provide the answers through a GPS guided telescope. This exclusive night with the stars requires a fitting dress code – ‘elegant in white’.
When: 7pm to 10.30pm, Sunday, February 21
Where: Turquoiz, St. Regis Saadiyat
Price: AED 300 per person
Contact: +9712 4988443, www.stregissaadiyatisland.com
Ciné Club – Ajami
An Arabic movie with English subtitles, Ajami follows five stories of everyday life in Ajami, the mixed community of Muslims and Christians in Tel Aviv. Painting a moving portrait of the contrasts and conflicts and the effects on the everyday lives of the people in the region, the screening will also be followed with a question and answer session by the Director. Previously announced as an Oscar nominee for best foreign film, this film has received numerous accolades. RSVP is required.
When: 6.30pm, February 23
Where: Paris Sorbonne University
Health and Fitness Fun Festival 2016
Get along to the Health and Fitness Fun Festival where you can try out activities including self defence, aerobics, climbing, chess, capoeira, yoga, Thai boxing, horse riding and lots more alongside health cooking demonstrations and ensuring your health is in tip top condition with the numerous health checks on offer.
When: February 24, 25, 26
Lounge in Luxury on a Beach Cabana
While the weather is pleasant and before the heat of summer arrives, enjoy a day at the beach in style with your own cabana. With two private beaches and an Olympic sized swimming pool to make use of, slip into your chicest swimwear, slide on your coolest shades and make like you’re famous for the day.
Where: Fairmont Bab Al Bahr
Price: from AED150 per person weekdays and AED200 per person on weekends plus AED250 minimum spend
Contact: +9712 6543333, www.fairmont.com/abu-dhabi/
Comedy at the Greek
Enjoy a night filled with great food and some good old belly laughs from UAE based comedy favourites with Yalla Laughs at Greek restaurant, Acropolis.
When: doors open at 7pm, show starts 8pm, February 24 and last Wednesday of every month
Where: Acropolis, Le Meridien Abu Dhabi
Price: Free entry
Celebrate National Chili Day
Think you can eat 26oz of beef chilli with extra jalapenos in a bun in 26 minutes? Then this is the place for you. Celebrating National Chili Day, The Sportsman’s Arms has thrown down the gauntlet and is daring willing challengers to see if they can eat 26oz beef chili with extra jalapenos in a soft homemade bun in just 26 minutes. Can you stand the heat? A prize awaits anyone who can.
When: 4pm to 2am, Thursday, February 25
Where: The Sportsman’s Arms
Price: Sloppy Joes AED45, bucket of 5 hops AED99
Contact: +9712 4034235, www.sportsmanszsc.com