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6 fantastic things to do in Abu Dhabi this week: October 2 to 5

You wait all month for something to happen, and then you wonder what to do with the rest of your life. That’s where we are right now, now that the long weekend is over. If you’re a capital crawler looking for for exciting things to do in the first week of October, we’ve got you covered. Good morning, everybody.

Monday, October 2

Get cultural at the Cultural Foundation

The show titled LOBI LOBI, named after a poem by Cameroonian modern artist Pascale Marthine Tayou, is a mix of sculptures and installations that will remain at the Cultural Foundation through November 26, 2023. It’s ideal for a post-work art excursion.

Celebrate International Coffee Day with % Arabica

International Coffee Day happened yesterday, but there is no need for a reason to celebrate this lifeblood. Head to Arabica, which now has four locations in Abu Dhabi, including an intriguing idea store in Marina Mall with futuristic-looking interiors serving premium coffee, pastries, and a variety of caffeine-related goods.

Tuesday, October 3

Welcome the winter season with NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery

The Fall 2023 exhibition named ‘Blane De St. Croix: Horizon’ at NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery is inspired by the sculptor’s thorough studies of UAE landscapes. The show, which will feature never-before-seen pieces by the artist, will open on Tuesday, October 3, from 6 to 8 p.m. The event is free for anyone to attend.

Wednesday, October 4

Take a mid-week beach club break at West Bay Beach Club

This family-friendly beach club has swimming pools, children’s play areas, water sports, and complex use facilities, making it ideal for a day trip. As the weather grows better, now is the time to take advantage of the less severe temperatures.

Thursday, October 5

Post-work sports viewing in the flesh

The NBA pre-season friendly contests are back, and this time it’s the Dallas Mavericks and Minn Timberwolves warm up at, you booked it, the Etihad Arena. The first match has been set for October 5 this week. The cost of tickets start at Dh245.

Witness a wonder of nature at Al Wathba Fossil Dunes Reserve

You wait all month for anything to happen, and then you wonder what to do with the rest of your life. That’s where we are now that the long weekend is over.

A little of natural history for you, and an amazing one at that. The Al Wathba Fossil Dunes Reserve is 45 km outside of Abu Dhabi and is home to over 1,700 fossil dunes. According to experts, the dystopian-esque stone buildings were built over four million years by the power in the breeze and silt deposition, which is The reserve itself is visitor-friendly, including pathways, benches as well privacy, a light and sound show, and an amphitheatre.

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