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30 amazing things to do in Abu Dhabi this April

Here’s how to make the most of the month ahead.

It’s the start of a new month, which means it’s time to fill up your cultural calendar. From concerts to family fun – we have something exciting for you every day this month. Plus, there are spectacular Ramadan and Eid events across the emirate. We’ve compiled the best things to do in April. Abu Dhabi, we’ve got you. 

Monday 1 April

Indulge in Emirati delights at Layali Al Baraka’s Arabian Nights

For a traditional iftar, step into a world of Emirati charm and culinary delight at Layali Al Baraka’s Arabian Nights at Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers. Here, tradition meets innovation in a majestic majlis pop-up where you can indulge in Emirati heritage, seamlessly blended into every dish. Prepare to be wowed by acclaimed eateries like the Michelin-selected Li Beirut and the award-winning Sole. And as the evening unfolds, you get a chance to win exclusive prizes, ranging from luxurious staycations to pampering spa treatments. Available daily from sunset until 9pm. AED 210 per person.

GO: Call 02 811 5666 for reservations or more information.

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Tuesday 2 April 

Savour innovative flavours at MIKA’s exclusive iftar

Located in Yas Marina, MIKA offers an exclusive Iftar menu crafted by Chef Mario Loi, blending traditional elements with innovative techniques. Dive into a culinary journey featuring Date and Prosciutto Tartlets, Chermoula Spiced Lamb Shank, and more. Every dish’s commitment to freshness, flavour, and sustainability shines through, promising an unforgettable dining experience. Available throughout Ramadan from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. AED 199 per person.

GO: Visit https://mika.ae for more information.

Mika in Abu Dhabi

Wednesday 3 April 

Experience a traditional Ramadan feast at Penelope’s

Embrace the spirit of Ramadan at the FACT award-winning Penelope’s and treat yourself to a four-course iftar menu. Indulge in appetising starters, soups, a wide selection of main courses, and a plethora of desserts. Available throughout Ramadan from 6pm to 8pm, AED 200 per person.

GO: Visit www.penelopes.ae for more information.


Thursday 4 April 

Transport yourself to the Greek Islands at Éla Éla for a unique iftar

Step into a world of traditional hospitality, delicious cuisine, and lively entertainment as Éla Éla transports you to the Greek Islands. Indulge in savoury mezze, tender souvlaki, and succulent slow-roasted lamb shoulder, perfectly complemented by ouzo shots for a true taste of Greece. You also get to embrace Greek traditions, including smashing plates for good luck. Available on Thursdays, from 5pm onwards.

GO: Visit https://elaela.ae for more information.

Yas Marina

Friday 5 April

Embark on a culinary journey at Dai Pai Dong

Embark on a gastronomic journey at Rosewood Abu Dhabi’s Dai Pai Dong with The Nomad Supper Club. This four-hand dinner, featuring Chef Kelvin Cheung and Chef Dong, showcases a harmonious fusion of traditional and contemporary flavours. Indulge in an eight-course dining experience and enjoy Cantonese culinary mastery and the rich Chinese heritage with a twist of North American influence. AED 588 for soft beverages and AED 688 for house beverages.

GO: Call 02 813 5588 for reservations and more information.

restaurants in Abu Dhabi

Saturday 6 April

Immerse yourself in MAC’s pop-up at Saddle House

Get ready for an evening of unparalleled fun, food, and festivities at Saddle House as MAC brings its latest collection, Teddy Forever, for an exclusive pop-up. Indulge in a variety of entertainment opportunities, including makeup masterclasses. With a calligrapher on-site and MAC-inspired drinks, the event promises an immersive experience like no other.

GO: Visit https://saddle-dubai.squarespace.com for more information. 

Saddle House

Sunday 7 April 

Dine with the lions at Al Ain Zoo

Experience Ramadan in a truly wild way with iftar with the Lions at Al Ain Zoo. Dine on the edge of the lions’ territory with a sunset tour operated by Al Ain Safari, followed by a gastronomic set menu experience. Make sure to flaunt your fearless iftar on the ‘gram for the clout.

GO: Visit https://alainzoo.ae for more information.

unique Iftar

Monday 8 April

Celebrate Ramadan at Louvre Abu Dhabi

Celebrate the magic of Ramadan at the Louvre Abu Dhabi with an exquisite iftar experience under Jean Nouvel’s iconic dome. Break your fast with a sumptuous Ramadan menu at Fouquet’s Abu Dhabi, featuring a delectable selection of dishes. From beetroot hummus to slow-cooked leg of lamb, every bite promises to tantalise your taste buds. Available daily from sunset. AED 350 per person.

GO: Visit www.louvreabudhabi.ae for more information.

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Tuesday 9 April 

Master the art of Emirati pastries at École Ducasse

For the last day of Ramadan, expand your culinary repertoire with Emirati pastries at École Ducasse. Join the special night class focusing on the basics of Emirati pastry-making, led by expert instructors. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned culinary enthusiast, this hands-on class promises to be both educational and delicious.

GO: Visit https://abudhabi-ecoleducasse-studio.ae for more information.

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Wednesday 10 April

Elevate Eid celebrations at Cyan Brasserie

Elevate your Eid celebrations with a culinary extravaganza at Cyan Brasserie, Andaz Capital Gate Abu Dhabi. This special five-course set menu lets you indulge in flavours inspired by Arabic traditions. From tantalising appetisers to mouthwatering mains and divine desserts, every bite is a tribute to the rich cultural heritage of the region. Available until 13 April, from 12pm to 3pm or 6.30pm to 10.30pm. AED 199 per person.

GO: Call 050 765 6435 for reservations and more information.

things to do in April

Thursday 11 April

Luxuriate at SAL Saadiyat Island

SAL has expanded from Dubai to Abu Dhabi. The first venue is in the iconic Burj Al Arab Jumeirah, and the second is now open at Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort. SAL Saadiyat Island is a sophisticated spot that draws inspiration from Capri, Mykonos, and Saint-Tropez. Bringing barefoot luxury to Abu Dhabi, diners can experience the infinity pool, laze along the pristine white beach and dig into a Mediterranean-inspired menu. 

GO: Visit www.jumeirah.com for reservations and more information.

SAL Saadiyat Island

Friday 12 April

Escape to Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts

Make the most of your Eid weekend with a staycation at Anantara Sir Bani Yas Island Resorts. Whether you choose to reside in the Desert Islands Resort & Spa, the villas of Al Sahel Villa Resort, or the beachfront villas of Al Yamm Villa Resort, you’re in for an unforgettable experience. This island offers a plethora of tailor-made activities inspired by its natural beauty and Emirati culture, promising an Eid celebration like no other.

GO: Visit www.anantara.com for more information.

Sir Bani Yas

Saturday 13 April

Join Scooby-Doo for adventures at Etihad Arena

Get ready for a rollercoaster of mystery, laughter, and adventure as Scooby-Doo comes to Etihad Arena. Join Scooby and the gang on their latest escapade and hop on the Mystery Machine to dive into the fun. Sit back and watch as they unravel ghostly sightings and ancient mysteries in Alta Luz as part of Scooby-Doo! and The Lost City of Gold.

GO: Visit https://abu-dhabi.platinumlist.net for more tickets and more information.

things to do in April

Sunday 14 April

Savour an Italian Sunday Brunch at Café Milano

Indulge in a great Sunday brunch with a menu curated by Chef Delfino Chiarello at Café Milano. From handmade pastas to fresh seafood, every dish here at Four Seasons Al Maryah Island celebrates the beauty of Italian flavours. Enjoy the terrace ambience with serene waterfront views while sipping on drinks. Available on Sundays, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 240 for soft beverages and AED 340 for house beverages.

GO: Visit www.cafemilano.ae for more information.

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Monday 15 April

Start your week right with breakfast at tashas

Start your Monday right with a visit to the FACT award-winning tashas, the ultimate breakfast destination. Whether you’re craving a hearty meal or just need a pick-me-up, Tashas has you covered. From classic favourites to innovative creations, their menu caters to every palate. Plus, the laid-back ambience makes it the perfect spot to catch up with friends or get some work done. Be sure to try their famous hummus toastie.

GO: Visit www.tashascafe.com for more information.

Fendi tashas Majlis

Tuesday 16 April

Relax and unwind at Hudayriyat Island

Escape the hustle and bustle of the city and head to Hudayriyat Island for a day of fun and relaxation. Explore the cycling tracks and aerial rope courses, or simply soak up the sun on the beautiful public beach. With top-notch facilities and a friendly atmosphere, it’s the perfect destination for making memories with friends and family.

GO: Visit www.hudayriyatisland.ae for more information.

glamping in the UAE

Wednesday 17 April

Nourish your mind and body at Kayan Wellness Festival

Take a break from the daily grind and treat yourself to a day of relaxation and rejuvenation at the Kayan Wellness Festival kicking off in the capital. Located on Al Fahid Island, this festival is a haven for those looking to nourish their body, mind, and soul. From yoga and meditation to energy healing and sound therapy, there’s something for everyone here. Plus, with workshops and activities for children, it’s the perfect family-friendly event.

GO: Follow @kayanfestival on Instagram for more information. 

Kayan Wellness Festival

Thursday 18 April

Indulge in an Italian lunch at Antonia’s

Treat yourself to a delicious lunch at Antonia’s, where every bite is a taste of Italy. As part of the lunch deal, you can enjoy a starter, a half tray of pizza or pasta, and a refreshing gelato. With options like these, it’s no wonder Antonia’s is a favourite among locals and visitors alike. Available daily. AED 95 per person.

GO: Visit www.antoniarestaurant.com for more information.

things to do in April

Friday 19 April

Rejuvenate at Rosewood Abu Dhabi

Indulge in a luxurious retreat at Rosewood Abu Dhabi. With stunning views and world-class amenities, it’s the perfect destination for relaxation and rejuvenation. Treat yourself to spa treatments, personalised fitness sessions, and more as you unwind in style for this three-day break. Plus, with options like IV therapy and access to Saadiyat Beach Club, you’ll leave feeling refreshed and revitalised.

GO: Visit www.rosewoodhotels.com for more information.

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Saturday 20 April

Enjoy The Project Brunch at The St. Regis Abu Dhabi

Prepare your taste buds for an unforgettable culinary journey with The Project Brunch at The St. Regis Abu Dhabi. The exquisite dishes will delight your senses. Plus, with options like make-your-own martinis and fresh oysters paired with Talisker Storm, it’s a brunch experience unlike any other. And let’s not forget about dessert – with an exceptional selection of sweets and ice cream flavours, it’s the perfect way to end your meal. Available on Saturdays, from 12.30pm to 4pm. AED 275 per person.

GO: Visit www.marriott.com for more information.

things to do in April

Sunday 21 April

Watch Land of Bad at the cinema

Grab your popcorn and get ready for an action-packed thriller, Land of Bad, that will keep you on the edge of your seat. Starring Liam Hemsworth, Russell Crowe, and Luke Hemsworth, the movie follows a US Army special forces unit as they battle for survival in a remote location — with their only hope resting on a drone operator miles away. It’s a heart-pounding adventure that you won’t soon forget. Head to the nearest Vox Cinemas for the perfect Sunday night out.

GO: Visit www.voxcinemas.com for more information.

Monday 22 April

Enjoy a soul-stirring musical night at Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental

Get ready for a night of soul-stirring music as Dubai Singers & Orchestra presents Verdi’s masterpiece, Requiem, at Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental, Abu Dhabi. Led by music director Jennie Lee-Foster, this performance promises to be a captivating showcase of vocal, choral, and orchestral brilliance. With a 150-strong choir and orchestra, accompanied by professional soloists flown in from the UK, this performance will leave you spellbound.

GO: Visit www.mandarinoriental.com for more information.

things to do in April

Tuesday 23 April

Pamper Yourself at eforea Spa

Treat yourself to a day of pampering and relaxation at eforea Spa inside Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island. Step into a world of tranquillity and luxury as you indulge in a range of rejuvenating treatments. From signature massages to advanced facials, every moment is designed to leave you feeling refreshed and revitalised.

GO: Visit www.hilton.com for more information.

Hilton Abu Dhabi Yas Island

Wednesday 24 April

Join Gaby Reca Padel Academy

Try your hand at padel at the Gaby Reca Padel Academy that has just opened in Abu Dhabi. Led by former No.1 and five-time World Champion padel player, Gaby Reca, this academy promises to be a hub of activity for players of all ages and skill levels. With state-of-the-art facilities and expert coaching, it’s the perfect place to hone your skills and join a thriving padel community. 

GO: Visit www.activealmaryah.ae for more information.

Gaby Reca Padel Academy

Thursday 25 April

Experience Bollywood fun with Bade Miyan Chote Miyan

Calling all Bollywood fans, make your way to the cinemas for Bade Miyan Chote Miyan. Starring Akshay Kumar and Tiger Shroff, this hilarious adventure is filled with action, comedy, and a whole lot of drama. With their contrasting personalities and unconventional methods, they’re sure to keep you entertained from start to finish.

GO: Visit www.voxcinemas.com for more information.

Bade Miyan Chote Miyan

Friday 26 April

Luxuriate in a weekend getaway at Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers

For the perfect weekend getaway, look no further than Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers. With stunning city and Gulf views, luxurious accommodations, and world-class amenities, it’s the ultimate destination for relaxation and indulgence. From award-winning restaurants such as Li Beirut, Nahaam and José by Pizarro, to a full spa with 13 treatment rooms, every aspect of your stay is designed to exceed your expectations.

GO: Visit www.hilton.com for more information.

Conrad Abu Dhabi Etihad Towers

Saturday 27 April

Brunch at The Director’s Club

The WB™ Abu Dhabi’s signature restaurant invites foodies and film buffs to enjoy premium cuts and the finest beverages. Diners will be greeted with a glass of bubbly, followed by a selection of sharing-style appetisers before a choice of main course that includes Chargrilled Peri-Peri Chicken, Chargrilled Tomahawk Steak, Josper-Grilled Hanger SteakSea Bass Ravigote, and Shepherd’s Pie. The restaurant also offers a special ‘Little Directors’ menu for children, with a variety of mains and desserts. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 275 (soft beverages), AED 399 (house beverages), and AED 599 (bubbly).

GO: Email dine.thewbabudhabi@hilton.com or call 02 815 0000 for reservations and more information.

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Sunday 28 April

Dance to Ty Dolla $ign’s tunes at Yas Bay 

With summer fast approaching and concerts put on hold, this is your last chance to enjoy a great outdoor show and experience the magic of live music with Ty Dolla $ign. Known for his chart-topping hits, Ty Dolla $ign is sure to put on a show-stopping performance. Gather your friends and dance the night away to his biggest hits as he makes his way to the capital for Bred Abu Dhabi.

GO: Visit https://bredabudhabi.com for more information.

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Monday 29 April

Savour Indian cuisine at Punjab Grill

Treat your taste buds to an exquisite culinary experience at Punjab Grill, located in the Venetian Village at The Ritz-Carlton. Indulge in authentic Northwest Indian cuisine, featuring rich curries and diverse flavours from every corner of the subcontinent. With its waterfront location and elegant ambience, Punjab Grill offers the perfect setting for a memorable meal. 

GO: Visit https://punjabgrill.me for reservations and more information.

things to do in April

Tuesday 30 April

Plot a thrilling escape at Prison Island

Embark on a thrilling adventure at Prison Island, Abu Dhabi Mall’s ultimate escape room experience. With 26 individual cells and various challenges, it’s unlike any other escape room you’ve ever experienced. From solving puzzles to navigating obstacles, each cell offers a unique and immersive experience. Whether you’re a novice or a seasoned pro, Prison Island promises an unforgettable adventure for all. 

GO: Visit https://prisonisland.ae for more information.

Prison Island

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