W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island launches staycation deals for familiesColin Armstronghttps://www.timeoutabudhabi.com/things-to-do/445715-w-abu-dhabi-yas-island-launches-staycation-deals-for-familiesThu, 06 Aug 2020 04:51:58 +0400It’s the summer and there are loads of great staycation deals here in Abu Dhabi and the UAE.

W Abu Dhabi - Yas Island has reopened with some great offers, including a Yas Parks Package and special rates for families.

You can book to stay at the hotel and get access to one or more of Yas Island’s theme parks including Yas Waterworld, Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi.

Rates start from Dhs840 for two including breakfast and theme park tickets.

You can add an extra guest to your stay for Dhs285 and more theme park tickets if you wish.

There's also a family package with rates starting at Dhs570 and if you need a second room for the kids you'll get 50 percent off the rate for that one.
Various prices. W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island, www.wabudhabiyasisland.com (02 656 0000).

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Battle of the Arts competition to seek best artistic talent in Abu Dhabihttps://www.timeoutabudhabi.com/kids/445572-battle-of-the-arts-competition-to-seek-best-artistic-talent-in-abu-dhabiTue, 04 Aug 2020 06:28:16 +0400Abu Dhabi is home to amazing arts and culture as well as a number of exception local talents.

Showcasing local artist and their ability, a new programme has launched to highlight the best young creative talents in the emirate.

Battle of the Arts, by the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), has been launched in cooperation with Qasr Al Hosn, Cultural Foundation, Louvre Abu Dhabi, Manarat Al Saadiyat and Berklee Abu Dhabi.

The competition is open to young people across artistic disciplines.

Children, teens and young adults can enter any of the ten competitions including Theatre and Voice by Berklee Abu Dhabi; Visual Arts by Louvre Abu Dhabi; a Multi-Disciplinary category by Qasr Al Hosn; Music and Visual Arts by Al Dar Academies; Photography by Manarat Al Saadiyat’s Photography Studio; Visual Arts by Manarat Al Saadiyat’s Art Studio; Spotlight on Talent by ADEK; and Arabic Calligraphy by Cultural Foundation’s Bait al Khatt.

The first round of winner will be selected by a jury panel from each partner organisation on September 3 and will be exhibited as an online showcase.

Winners from each category will also be entered into a People’s Choice competition where the UAE public can vote through the CulturALL Youth social media platforms.

Registration for the competitions is now open until August 24.

For more information about the competition and how to enter visit www.abudhabiculture.ae.

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Abu Dhabi’s Yas Waterworld to reopen August 4https://www.timeoutabudhabi.com/things-to-do/445468-abu-dhabis-yas-waterworld-to-reopen-august-4Sat, 01 Aug 2020 16:43:10 +0400It’s hot and the thought of having a splash in a pool is a welcome relief.

If you want to have some fun and cool down, then there’s some good news.

Yas Waterworld is set to reopen to the public on Tuesday August 4.

Annual passholders will be able to access the park a day early, on August 3, before the park re-opens.

Strict safety measures will be in place to help keep all visitors safe at the waterpark.

A limited capacity of 30 percent will be in place as well as safe social distancing, thermal scanning, contactless payment and more.

“It brings me great pleasure to announce the re-opening of Yas Waterworld – we are thrilled to welcome back our guests who have waited patiently for the return of water’s greatest playground,” said Leander De Wit, General Manager of Yas Waterworld

“We would like to reassure our guests and staff that their health and safety remain our top priority and for this reason, comprehensive precautionary measures will be diligently implemented across Yas Waterworld.

“We’re excited to be able to deliver a safe and enjoyable waterpark experience to all returning guests this summer.”

Last week the three other Yas Island theme parks opened to the public including Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, CLYMB Abu Dhabi and Ferrari World Abu Dhabi.

Yas Waterworld will be open daily from 1pm to 10pm, with Mondays and Thursdays being for ladies only.

For more information and to book visit www.yaswaterworld.com.

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Abu Dhabi Best indoor activities for kidshttps://www.timeoutabudhabi.com/kids/445385-abu-dhabi-best-indoor-activities-for-kidsThu, 30 Jul 2020 03:08:06 +0400Want to know what the best indoor activities are for kids? You've come to the right place.

If your little ones are feeling the heat (and let's face it we all are), you've come to the right place.

If you're looking for places to go and things to do in the summer with the kids we’ve got you covered.

As some places are still closed due to COVID-19 restrictions, we recommend calling ahead to check timings and prices.


Abu Dhabi Children’s Library

Take a trip to Qasr al Hosn and visit the Cultural Foundation where little readers can explore this brilliant children’s creative hub will harness their love for literature.
Free. Open Sat-Thu 10am-8pm, Fri noon-10pm. Cultural Foundation, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street, Al Hosn (02 657 6348).

Bounce


There’s heaps of activities on offer in both the Abu Dhabi and Dubai branches, including the capital’s “super tramp”. This beast is four times the size of a standard trampoline and can generate a force of over 14Gs, which is what a fighter pilots feel. X Park is a brilliant way to find your inner Spider-Man and jump around its many obstacles and pipes to work up a sweat, from its spider wall to its climbing wall. Kids can unleash
all their pent up energy in this parkour zone.
From Dhs75 (per session). Times vary. Marina Mall, Al Marina, Abu Dhabi, www.bounce.ae.

Caboodle

Super cute and colourful venue, Caboodle is a multi-purpose spot where the environment is both educational and stimulating. Kids can learn through play and exploration, and if mums wants to indulge in a spot of retail therapy while they do that, little ones can be left to play in the supervised play area (from Dhs55 per 30 minutes, kids three and above). In addition, Caboodle features a kids’ salon, healthy café, crafts and role play areas. Plus, it also hosts musical themed mum-and-tot classes filled with activities, crafts, games, stories and sing-alongs.
From Dhs45 (first hour), from Dhs20 (every additional hour), Dhs190 (day pass). Open Sat-Wed 9am-10pm, Thu & Fri 10am-midnight. The Galleria Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, caboodle.ae (02 679 8019).

Cheeky Monkeys

A world of colour and fun awaits little explorers at the Cheeky Monkeys soft play centres. Innovative neon-lit slides, mini zip lines, brilliant dressing up area and an enormous ball pit provide endless entertainment that energetic tots love. Plus there’s a café serving hot kid-friendly meals and Starbucks coffee for the mums and dads.
Dhs55 (first hour, Dhs30 (subsequent hours). Times vary. Al Forsan Village Khalifa city A - Abu Dhabi, www.cheekymonkeys.com (02 449 3555).

CLYMB Abu Dhabi


This impressive structure is home to the world’s biggest indoor skydiving flight chamber and the world’s tallest indoor climbing wall. Children from as young as three are able to try the flight chamber, that measures a massive 10m by 26m. A range of climbing experiences will be on offer to cater to people of all abilities and if you’re up for it you can take on the SUMMYT, a 43m climbing wall that is the largest in the world.
From Dhs95 (climbing), From Dhs 215 (skydiving). Sun-Thu noon-9pm, Fri and Sat noon-11pm. Yas Island www.clymbabudhabi.com.

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi


This massive Abu Dhabi attraction is a fantastic white-knuckle ride all-round. The theme park boasts more than 20 rides and activities, but the one you will want to strap yourself into is the record-smashing Formula Rossa. It’s not for the fainthearted, however. A recently opened family zone is perfect for little thrill-seekers, with various tamed down versions of the park’s fast, white-knuckle rides. There are heaps of less terrifying rides suitable for mini thrill-seekers such as the car carousel, driving school and an awesome super car museum – we can but dream as we gaze on the gorgeous motors.
From Dhs230 (kids), Dhs295 (adults). Open daily 11am-8pm. Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.ferrariworldabudhabi.com (02 496 8000).

Kidzania

There’s just something fun about pretending to be a doctor, a fireman, a chef or a builder. KidZania is a magical world of make believe where children can role play more than 40 professions and earn their own KidZania money, which they can then spend on their way out in the on-site shop.
From Dhs94.5 (kids two-three), from Dhs166.5 (kids four-16). Times vary. Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi, www.kidzania.ae (800 382246255).

Louvre Abu Dhabi


From super cool exhibitions to awesome holiday camps, the Louvre Abu Dhabi is a hot pot of learning and fun for inquisitive little minds. With its own museum dedicated to the youngest members of the family, there is always plenty going on to keep even the smallest of visitors entertained.The Children’s Museum hosts family-friendly experiences and workshops in both Arabic and English throughout the year, and the latest one to take residency is “A Costume Adventure” that is running until July 2020 – so catch it before it’s gone.
From Dhs30. Open Sat, Sun, Tue, Wed 10am-8pm; Thu-Fri 10am-10pm. Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, www.louvreabudhabi.ae (600 565 566).

Orange Wheels

Little adventurers between the ages of six months to eight years have free rein to run, jump and explore the mega soft play destination where they can burn off energy in a safe environment. Billed as a learning destination, they will be garnering new skills, without even realising. Little princes and princesses can book themselves in for a quick trim – or something more drastic if they are feeling daring - in the on-site hair salon, or get that all-important Abu Dhabi mani-pedi in the spa where a rainbow of nail varnish colours are at their fingertips. Pampered expat kids, much?
Dhs65 (first hour), Dhs40 (additional hours), Dhs200 (day pass). Open 10am-9pm Sun-Wed, Thu-Sat 10am-10pm. Al Raha Mall, Abu Dhabi, orangewheels.com (02 556 2229).

Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi


This indoor (which is why the middle of summer is a great time to go) mega-park brings superheroes, villains, cartoons and favourite characters from your childhood to life on Yas Island. Split into six distinct and vibrant zones – Bedrock, Warner Bros. Plaza, Metropolis, Gotham City, Cartoon Junction and Dynamite Gulch – there is plenty to keep even the smallest of adrenalin junkies entertained for hours, while the real thrill seekers risk the faster, white-knuckle rides.
Dhs295 (adults), Dhs230 (kids up to 1.1m), free (kids under three). Open daily 10am-9pm. Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, www.wbworldabudhabi.com (600 511 115).

Xtreme Zone


The Galleria Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi has opened a brand-new family entertainment centre. Xtreme Zone promises a whole host of entertainment and activities for all the family from the little kids up to the big ones... And mums and dads, too. The third location of this cool family destination is a sizeable 44,200 sq ft of entertainment for tiny tots, kids and teens, plus any parents who are keen to get in on the action. Team building anyone? There's a 12-lane bowling centre, a trampoline park, billiards tables, climbing walls for mini spidermen and arcade games zone. Plus, with the region's first Tag Arena, there's plenty to keep even the most energetic kiddos happy. Don't worry mums and dads, there is an on-site café where you can get your all-important caffeine fix.
Prices vary. Sat-Wed 10am-10pm; Thu-Fri 10am-midnight. The Galleria Al Maryah Island, www.thegalleria.ae (02 628 9050).

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Abu Dhabi’s Children’s Library launches online serviceshttps://www.timeoutabudhabi.com/kids/445182-abu-dhabis-childrens-library-launches-online-servicesMon, 27 Jul 2020 06:57:46 +0400Abu Dhabi’s Children’s Library has launched new digital services to keep children engaged with reading and learning.

The learning centre, located at the Cultural Foundation at Qasr Al Hosn, has introduced new online platform.

New services include live online classes and an online e-library.

Online classes feature digital versions of the popular workshops and programmes hosted at the site that will be hosted free of charge.

The class schedule will be shared on the Cultural Foundation’s social media channels and are open to those between two and 14.

Online e-books are also available for children to read as well as multimedia and a video library of sessions and workshops.

Onsite book lending services has also resumed with parents being allowed permission to borrow and return books for their children at the site.

Borrowing books are free of charge but registration is required by visiting www.culturalfoundation.ae/en/childrenslibrary.

For more information cultural sites in Abu Dhabi click here.

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More Abu Dhabi public parks have reopened with 40 percent capacityColin Armstronghttps://www.timeoutabudhabi.com/things-to-do/445038-more-abu-dhabi-public-parks-have-reopened-with-40-percent-capacitySun, 26 Jul 2020 05:44:35 +0400More of Abu Dhabi’s public parks have reopened to the public.

The Department of Municipalities and Transport has also announced that parks will be permitted to operate at 40 percent capacity until further notice.

Park set to reopen include Bani Yas Ladies Park, Al Shahama Park 2 and 3, Al Bahia Park, Al Rahba Park and New Airport Garden.

Nahil Park, Dalma Park and Sila Park have also opened in Al Dhafrah and Al Ain.

If you're thinking about which on to go to, here's in Abu Dhabi something that might help.

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Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi and CLYMB to reopen on July 29https://www.timeoutabudhabi.com/attractions/445022-ferrari-world-abu-dhabi-warner-bros-world-abu-dhabi-and-clymb-to-reopen-on-july-29Thu, 23 Jul 2020 16:16:20 +0400Three of Abu Dhabi's most popular attractions will reopen on July 29.

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi and CLYMB Abu Dhabi have been closed since the COVID-19 pandemic caused the emirate to go into lockdown.

Now they will all reopen before Eid al-Adha, with Ferrari World Abu Dhabi allowing annual passholders in a day early, on July 28, if booked online in advance.

All three will have strict health and safety guidelines in place.

All bookings must be made online, only 30 percent capacity is allowed, thermal screening will be done on entry and social distancing will be in place.

Ride capacity will also be reduced, and the food and shopping options will be modified. Experiences that involve big crowds and character meet and greets will not return yet.

Everyone who wants to visit is advised to download the app for each park so the entry can be contactless.

Those with annual passes will see their expiry date extended to take into account the time each park was closed.

Ferrari World Abu Dhabi and Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi will be open daily from 11am to 8pm and CLYMB will be open daily from 11am to 9pm.

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Ten things to do with kids in Abu Dhabi after schoolColin Armstronghttps://www.timeoutabudhabi.com/kids/444896-ten-things-to-do-with-kids-in-abu-dhabi-after-schoolTue, 21 Jul 2020 09:27:51 +0400School time in Abu Dhabi, like anywhere else, is a serious business, but kids can’t be expected to hit the books all day long.

As minds develop, down time is equally important, and those moments away away from school should be fun as well as educational.

Plus, tiring kids out with some physical activity is always welcomed by parents.

Looking for places to entertain, educate and keep children active when the school day is done?

Here are ten places to go in Abu Dhabi after the last school bell of the day sounds.

Action Zone

Okay, video games aren’t always a parent’s best friend but it can’t always be all work and no play. Action Zone is a good compromise for some fun games that keeps the kids away from relentless screen time. Head along and there’s Jump Up, a trampoline playground, and Zone PC Gaming Lounge, also known as “the gaming spaceship" with professional gaming PCs, PS4s, and more. There's more fun at Party Time, a first-of-its-kind hall in Abu Dhabi featuring an LED dancefloor. There’s loads to keep kids busy.
From Dhs70 (per hour). Open Sun-Thu 10am-10pm; Fri-Sat 10am-11pm (weekends). The Mall at WTCarkaziyah (02 634 0133).

Adventure Zone at Adventure HQ

Keeping little ones moving can be a challenge at times, but when the activities are fun kids will love being active. Head to Adventure Zone and there are loads of fun activities that will get little bodies moving. If they have a head for heights, let them tackle The Climbing Pinaccle (it’s more than 9m tall). There are also rope courses, zip-lining, biking and even caving adventures to be had. Who knew moving around could be so fun?
From Dhs75. Open Sat-Wed 10am-10pm; Thu-Fri 10am-midnight. Yas Mall, Yas Island (02 565 0996).

Arts and crafts

Kids can be kept busy at home without shoving them in front of the TV. From potato printing and play dough to drawing and making sock puppets, there’s loads you can do at home, easily with kids to keep little hands busy. Here are ten great ideas to try yourself.

BOUNCE

There’s heaps of activities on offer at BOUNCE including the “super tramp” (no, not the 1970s band). This beast is four times the size of a standard trampoline and can generate a force of over 14Gs, which is what fighter pilots feel. The parkour X Park is a brilliant way to find your inner Spider-Man and jump around its many obstacles and pipes to work up a sweat, from its spider wall to its climbing wall, too. Plus with basketball, dodgeball, slides, zip-lines and more, there’s plenty to do and plenty of energy that can be burned off here.
From Dhs75 (per session). Times vary. Marina Mall, Abu Dhabi, www.bounce.ae.

Cultural Foundation and Children’s Library

The Cultural Foundation is the beating heart of Abu Dhabi’s arts scene and has been a staple for many of the country’s burgeoning and most influential artists in the past few decades. Now reopened and refurbished the creative space is a hub for up and coming talent as well as displaying works from some of the UAE’s greatest creators. Also located at the site, the Children’s Library is a welcoming space that harnesses the love of literature in kids with workshops, activities and more to get children to fall in love with reading. Plus, while you’re there you can also check out the capital’s oldest building Qasr Al Hosn.
Free. Open Sat-Thu 10am-8pm; Fri noon-10pm. Cultural Foundation, Sheikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street, Al Hosn (02 657 6348).

Emirates Park Zoo

The word “zoo” can quite often get a true animal lovers hackles up, but this Abu Dhabi zoo is all about conservation. As well as helping to prevent endangered animals from going extinct, the biologists and experts at Emirates Park Zoo have been able to provide critical information, such as fertility and survival rates for various mammals, birds, reptiles and amphibians to the National Academy of Sciences. The zoo also offers a number of educational programmes for little ones where they can learn all about the furry, scaly and slimy residents and the importance of ensuring they have a future.
Free (under two), Dhs30 (kids three-16), Dhs35 (over 16). Sun-Wed 9am-8pm; Thu-Sat 9am-9pm. Al Bahia, www.emiratesparkzooandresort.com (02 563 3100).

Kidzania

When we were little we wanted to be a doctor, fireman and a spaceman (or should that be astronaut?) at some point, but we ended up as journalists, which is pretty cool, actually. For kids, playing dress up and pretending is as fun as it gets and at Kidzania they can do just that. At the play centre little ones can pretend to be a doctor, a fireman, a chef or a builder. KidZania is a magical world of make believe where children can role play more than 40 professions and earn their own KidZania money, which they can then spend on their way out in the on-site shop.
From Dhs94.5 (kids two-three), from Dhs166.5 (kids four-16). Thu-Fri 10am-10pm; Sat-Wed 10am-8pm. Times vary. Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi, www.kidzania.ae (054 998 6897).

Louvre Abu Dhabi

From super-cool exhibitions to awesome holiday camps, the Louvre Abu Dhabi is a great place of learning and fun for inquisitive little minds. With its own museum dedicated to the youngest members of the family, there is always plenty going on to keep even the smallest of visitors entertained. The Children’s Museum hosts family-friendly experiences and workshops in both Arabic and English throughout the year.
From Dhs30. Open Sat-Sun, Tue-Wed 10am-8pm; Thu-Fri 10am-10pm. Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, www.louvreabudhabi.ae (600 565 566).

Public parks

Kids have amazing imaginations and most of the time they can make their own fun and have the best time without too much encouragement. Plus, if you want your little one to spend more time outdoors being active then visiting one the city’s green spaces can be a great idea. From play parks to lakes, trains, aquariums and more, the city’s parks are a brilliant place to pass some time and they’re located all across Abu Dhabi. Here’s your guide to the best one’s in the city.

Zayed Sports City

Sports and fitness are great for little ones and Zayed Sports City really has all the bases covered when it comes to being active. There are football ad rugby clubs that little ones can join as well as a host of activities including bowling, tennis, ice skating and much more at this massive sports complex every night of the week. All you need to do is decide what sports they’d like to play and they’ll be working up a sweat before you know it.
Prices and times vary www.zsc.ae.

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Lunch, all wrapped uphttps://www.timeoutabudhabi.com/kids/444845-lunch-all-wrapped-upMon, 20 Jul 2020 09:59:01 +0400Alternative proteins

More and more families are become conscious about meat – and, in some cases, it’s the kids leading the charge. Here are a few ideas for those Meat-Free Mondays (or weeks).

Cottage cheese
Packed with protein and calcium, not to mention vitamin B12, a serving of cottage cheese is a great alternative to meat, especially when paired with veggies and a starch.

Lunch idea: Stir in diced cucumbers and tomatoes with a sprinkling of oregano, and serve with sliced fingers of pita bread.

Edamame beans
If you’re packing a veggie pasta salad for lunch, adding in a handful of edamame beans will give your kids an extra dose of protein.

Lunch idea: Serve as a side, either steamed in their pods (watch the salt levels), or as part of a mixed bean salad.

Hummus
Did you know that hummus is a complete protein?

It contains the nine essential amino acids required to earn that accolade, thanks to the combination of nuts and pulses. The addition of garlic and lemon are nutritional bonuses.

Lunch idea: Why not try making it at home, so you can control the olive oil and tahini levels? (And, therefore, the fat.) Throw chickpeas, water, garlic, lemon juice and a glug of olive oil and tahini into a blender, and whizz for 60 seconds. Add in tangy jalapeño if your kids like spicy food. Serve with pita bread and crunchy veggies such as sugar snaps, baby corn, cucumbers and carrots.



Eggs
Eggs have plenty of high-quality protein, plus iron, vitamins and minerals.

Few kids are big fans of the hard-boiled, chopped egg sandwich – but there are plenty of ways to sneak them into a cold meal.

Lunch idea: These are easily prepped the night before.

Pack an omelette into a sandwich with crunchy baby gem lettuce, or make a colourful, veggie-packed quiche that will last several meals throughout the week. Skip the calorific (and time-consuming) pastry crust and replace by lining your baking dish with flour tortillas instead.

Sandwich swaps

Bored of bread? Sandwiches aren’t the only solution – and sometimes, there’s a quicker, more efficient way to manage meals for the days ahead. These four dishes can all be made ahead of time, and dished up throughout the school week.

Mexican bean salad
This dish is packed with protein and fibre, and will keep for several days in the fridge.

Ingredients – makes 2 servings
• 1 tin of kidney beans
• 1 tin of black beans
• 1 tin of sweet corn (no added sugar, or frozen and defrosted)
• 1 green capsicum pepper
• 1 medium tomato
• 1 small onion
• Juice of one lime
• Olive oil
• Fresh coriander (if they’ll eat it)
• Salt & pepper to taste

Method
Rinse tinned and fresh vegetables thoroughly. Mix all tinned vegetables in a large food container, stir in diced capsicum, tomato and onion, dress with olive oil and lemon juice, sprinkle with chopped coriander.

Italian pasta salad
Bulk cook pasta for dinner, and set some aside to make this colourful salad with. Volumes will vary, but you want to aim for a 40:60 ratio of pasta to veggies.

Ingredients
• Wholegrain pasta (we recommend fusilli, to better soak up any juice)
• Chopped cherry tomatoes
• Fresh spinach leaves
• Fresh basil leaves
• Fresh mozzarella
• Olive oil
• Salt & pepper to taste

Method
Cool the pasta (if time is of the essence) by running under cold water. Quarter the cherry tomatoes, roughly chop the spinach and basil until you have pieces roughly the size of the pasta, and stir all in. Dice up fresh mozzarella and sprinkle over the top, stir in a glug of olive oil and season to taste.

Quinoa tabbouleh salad
It’s an increasingly popular riff on the Middle Eastern classic. Bulk it up with tinned chickpeas to keep the kids going until dinnertime.



Ingredients – makes 2 servings
• 1.5 cups of cooked quinoa
• 1 tin of chickpeas
• 1 medium tomato (finely chopped)
• 1 small onion (finely chopped)
• 2 cups of chopped flat-leaf parsley
• 3 tbsp fresh lemon juice
• 2 tbsp olive oil
• Salt & pepper to season
• Optional – pomegranate seeds to garnish

Method
Mix together lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper and onion.
Add in quinoa, chickpeas, tomato and parsley. Stir through thoroughly.

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Under 18s get into Louvre Abu Dhabi for free right nowhttps://www.timeoutabudhabi.com/kids/444819-under-18s-get-into-louvre-abu-dhabi-for-free-right-nowMon, 20 Jul 2020 04:26:14 +0400Louvre Abu Dhabi reopened to the public among other cultural sights back in June.

If you want to visit you have to book in advance, but here's an extra bit of good news, it's free for anyone 18 and under.

All ticket holders will be given a specific visit time with their tickets allowing up to three hours inside the museum from the time of entry.

The Saadiyat Island venue is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6.30pm.

A limited number of visitors per hour will be permitted to ensure safe social distancing and all visitors must wear a face mask, gloves and undergo thermal testing upon entry.

Visitors can explore the museum’s permanent collection and the Furusiyya: the art of Chivalry between East and West exhibition, which has been extended until October 18.

Other sites open for visitors include Qasr Al Hosn and the Cultural Foundation in Abu Dhabi and the outdoor areas of Qasr Al Muwaiji, Al Jahili Fort, Al Ain Place Museum and Al Ain Oasis in Al Ain.

If you're staying home, you can also check out the kids' activities on Louvre's website here.

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