Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 19 December 2018

Hit list: Cat adoption days, Korean restaurant and karaoke and more

Your weekend activities

Head to the Adoption Day at Animal Specialist Clinic in Dubai. Courtesy Animal Specialist Clinic
Head to the Adoption Day at Animal Specialist Clinic in Dubai. Courtesy Animal Specialist Clinic

Adoption Day at Animal Specialist Clinic

Save a life by adding a furry friend to the family. Head to Animal Specialist Clinic in Jumeirah 1 for the final day of the “Biggest all breeds adoption extravaganza”. The clinic will have Arabian Maus, Persians, Turkish Angoras, domestic short hairs and more available for adoption. Adoption fees apply. The adoption day is August 24, 11am until 5pm. Villa 1, off Al Wasl Rd, Jumeriah 1 in Dubai. For more, visit www.facebook.com/animalspecialistclinic or call 04 343540

Evelyn Lau

Fitness at The Pad Pilates and Dance studio

Visit the newly opened The Pad Pilates and Dance studio in Dubai. Founded by Shaazia Qureishi and Abbas Kanchwala, the studio has partnered with Bollywood personal trainer Yasmin Karachi to bring her experience to the fitness studio in The Greens. Some of the classes currently on offer include: group pilates (Dh70), equipment pilates (Dh120), private and semi-private pilates (Dh210), PAD pack (Dh999 per month), parent and kid classes (Dh110) and post-natal movement classes (Dh110). For more, visit www.facebook.com/ThePadDXB or call 04 294 1745

Evelyn Lau

Madang Korean Restaurant and karaoke

Hidden away near the Abu Dhabi Airport is Madang Korean Restaurant. Offering authentic Korean food with an impressive drinks menu, the restaurant – though far from the city – is a must visit. For those who can’t get enough of K-pop, there’s also a karaoke area located next door. When it isn’t used for simulation golf, the wall-sized screen turns into a proper karaoke video. They offer songs in Korean, Japanese or English. Al Ghazal Golf Club, Abu Dhabi International Airport Road.

Evelyn Lau

Stock Burger Co

Hipster chic is slowly making its way into Abu Dhabi’s nightlife, with Back Yard Bistro at The Hub at the World Trade Centre, which opened earlier this year, one example of the burgeoning trend. You can add British brand Stock Burger Co, which opened its doors this summer and has extended its opening two-for-one offers on burgers and craft drinks. The latter options are arguably the best in the capital – the selection could almost convince you that you are in original US hipster districts Williamsburg or Silver Lake. The freakshake menu is impressive and well-prices, while sports fans rejoice, too: they have plenty of big screens. When we visited last weekend, you could take advantage of deals for free and discounted drinks when a red or yellow card was shown during the English Premier League games being shown. Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi, call 800 78625; www.stockburgerco.com

Adam Workman