Two free things to do in Abu Dhabi today: Explore an oasis and get into shape

How to enjoy the best of the capital today without spending a fil

Two free things to do in Abu Dhabi today: Explore an oasis and get into shape

Escape the city at Al Ain Oasis

Wander through pathways shaded by hundreds of thousands of date palms at this serene and shady escape an hour-and-a-half’s drive away.

The UNESCO World Heritage Site has a visitor’s centre housing cultural exhibits about the oasis, a collection of gardens perfect for picnicking, and the sun-dappled palms are infinitely Instagrammable, if that’s your thing.

Open daily 8am-5pm. Al Mutawaa, Al Ain (02 599 5438).

Get training for the Abu Dhabi Marathon

Need to step up your training for the Abu Dhabi Marathon or just want to improve your fitness? Every Monday you can take part in some free training sessions to improve your general fitness, endurance and prepare for long-distance running when the annual fitness event returns to the capital later this year.

Free. Jul 24, 7.45pm-9pm. Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island www.adnocabudhabimarathon.com/training-support/

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