Great things to do at home in Abu Dhabi this weekend

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Thursday: Work your way through our 50 things to do at home list We're all self-isolating and spending much more time at home but that doesn't mean you have to be bored. There are loads of things to do to keep your mind busy, keep moving, be entertained, learn and improve your health while staying home in the UAE capital. Don't believe us? Check out our list of 50 things to do at home and thank us later.

Thursday: Work your way through our 50 things to do at home list 

We're all self-isolating and spending much more time at home but that doesn't mean you have to be bored. There are loads of things to do to keep your mind busy, keep moving, be entertained, learn and improve your health while staying home in the UAE capital. Don't believe us? Check out our list of 50 things to do at home and thank us later.

Thursday: Donate a meal to a frontline worker Want to do more to help support the people that are keeping Abu Dhabi running? Nolu’s has launched a new campaign to help provide nutritious meals to essential workers in the city. UAE Frontliners is offering you the chance to donate Dhs50 to pay for a meal box packed full of healthy foods and drinks for key workers. Visit www.frontliners-uae.org to make a donation and help local restaurants at the same time. Working with the government, Nolu’s delivers the food boxes to hospital and medical facilities in the city so the food reaches those working around the clock to keep us all safe. For more information on the initiative and to make a donation visit www.frontliners-uae.org. Image #2

Thursday: Donate a meal to a frontline worker 

Want to do more to help support the people that are keeping Abu Dhabi running? Nolu’s has launched a new campaign to help provide nutritious meals to essential workers in the city. UAE Frontliners is offering you the chance to donate Dhs50 to pay for a meal box packed full of healthy foods and drinks for key workers. Visit www.frontliners-uae.org to make a donation and help local restaurants at the same time. Working with the government, Nolu’s delivers the food boxes to hospital and medical facilities in the city so the food reaches those working around the clock to keep us all safe. For more information on the initiative and to make a donation visit www.frontliners-uae.org.

Thursday: Order an eco-friendly takeaway E-scooter company Circ has launched a new delivery service in Abu Dhabi. You can order food or groceries and your items will be delivered by e-scooter within 45 minutes of ordering. The eco-friendly delivery service is only currently available on Reem Island, but may expand to other areas in the coming weeks. You can order takeaway from a number of popular restaurants in the area including Taqado, Smoking Doll, Soulfull Restaurant, Leopold’s of London, Sushi Art, Wagamama and Nolu’s. To order, visit www.circdaily.co, enter your address and select your order. Groceries are also available on the service and you can enjoy a Dhs10 discount on your first order by using the code ‘CIRCDAILY’. Every order is contactless and sanitised, plus there is no minimum order value. So if you fancy a takeaway and want to try something new then you could give Circ a try. Image #3

Thursday: Order an eco-friendly takeaway 

E-scooter company Circ has launched a new delivery service in Abu Dhabi. You can order food or groceries and your items will be delivered by e-scooter within 45 minutes of ordering. The eco-friendly delivery service is only currently available on Reem Island, but may expand to other areas in the coming weeks. You can order takeaway from a number of popular restaurants in the area including Taqado, Smoking Doll, Soulfull Restaurant, Leopold’s of London, Sushi Art, Wagamama and Nolu’s. To order, visit www.circdaily.co, enter your address and select your order. Groceries are also available on the service and you can enjoy a Dhs10 discount on your first order by using the code ‘CIRCDAILY’. Every order is contactless and sanitised, plus there is no minimum order value. So if you fancy a takeaway and want to try something new then you could give Circ a try.

Friday: Nominate a hero that’s making a difference Time Out and Arabian Business have announced the launch of “The Hero Project”, in a bid to raise the profiles of the thousands of individuals and companies in the UAE making huge efforts to overcome the Covid-19 crisis. The project allows members of the public to nominate any person, company or organisation in the UAE who they believe deserves recognition during the current pandemic. All nominations can be made directly through the simple form below. Beginning on Friday May 1, both Arabian Business and Time Out will publish profiles of those nominated on a daily basis. Each nominee that is profiled will also receive a souvenir digital cover of Arabian Business and Time Out. Later this year, brand ambassadors for The Hero Project will be announced, who will chose the 100 most outstanding success stories from the pool of nominees – with all those chosen invited to a star-studded gala dinner celebration in their honour, that will be held once social distancing measures are fully lifted. Click here to nominate

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Friday: Nominate a hero that’s making a difference 

Time Out and Arabian Business have announced the launch of “The Hero Project”, in a bid to raise the profiles of the thousands of individuals and companies in the UAE making huge efforts to overcome the Covid-19 crisis. The project allows members of the public to nominate any person, company or organisation in the UAE who they believe deserves recognition during the current pandemic. All nominations can be made directly through the simple form below. Beginning on Friday May 1, both Arabian Business and Time Out will publish profiles of those nominated on a daily basis. Each nominee that is profiled will also receive a souvenir digital cover of Arabian Business and Time Out. Later this year, brand ambassadors for The Hero Project will be announced, who will chose the 100 most outstanding success stories from the pool of nominees – with all those chosen invited to a star-studded gala dinner celebration in their honour, that will be held once social distancing measures are fully lifted. Click here to nominate


Friday: Say aww as you watch koalas Who wouldn’t want to watch an adorable koala go about its day while you ogle at it from your screen from the UAE? Exactly, which is why a zoo in Australia has set up a 24-hour livestreaming service so no one has to feel lonely while staying indoors. Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary near Brisbane, Queensland, currently has 15 livestreams running, eight of which are solely focused on its resident koalas. The koala-ity (apologies) content includes livestreams of the koala forest, joey enclosure, and the koala cuddle train – so called because the branches in this enclosure are a favourite spot for the koalas to form “cuddle trains”, which are just as cute as they sound. Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary’s livestreams are available all day, every day – head on over to its website www.koala.net/webcams or YouTube channel to watch. Image #5

Friday: Say aww as you watch koalas 

Who wouldn’t want to watch an adorable koala go about its day while you ogle at it from your screen from the UAE? Exactly, which is why a zoo in Australia has set up a 24-hour livestreaming service so no one has to feel lonely while staying indoors. Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary near Brisbane, Queensland, currently has 15 livestreams running, eight of which are solely focused on its resident koalas. The koala-ity (apologies) content includes livestreams of the koala forest, joey enclosure, and the koala cuddle train – so called because the branches in this enclosure are a favourite spot for the koalas to form “cuddle trains”, which are just as cute as they sound. Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary’s livestreams are available all day, every day – head on over to its website www.koala.net/webcams or YouTube channel to watch.

Friday: Explore Abu Dhabi’s cultural sites from home The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT) has launched CulturAll, an online platform for the city’s biggest cultural attractions, including museums and landmarks, to introduce virtual content. Manarat Al Saadiyat, Qasr Al Hosn, Berklee Abu Dhabi, Cultural Foundation and Abu Dhabi Art are among those who will offer programmes and experiences online such as traditional crafts and practices, contemporary art, historic sites and music, all of which has been specially created to enjoy via DCT’s social media channels. For more information and to get involved with CulturAll, follow @AbuDhabiCulture on social media. Image #6

Friday: Explore Abu Dhabi’s cultural sites from home 

The Department of Culture and Tourism - Abu Dhabi (DCT) has launched CulturAll, an online platform for the city’s biggest cultural attractions, including museums and landmarks, to introduce virtual content. Manarat Al Saadiyat, Qasr Al Hosn, Berklee Abu Dhabi, Cultural Foundation and Abu Dhabi Art are among those who will offer programmes and experiences online such as traditional crafts and practices, contemporary art, historic sites and music, all of which has been specially created to enjoy via DCT’s social media channels. For more information and to get involved with CulturAll, follow @AbuDhabiCulture on social media.

Saturday: Go under the sea to the Great Barrier Reef with a legendTravelling may be off the cards at the moment but that doesn’t stop our wanderlust having us dreaming of exploring destinations both near and far. Encouraging our natural curiosity and helping us to explore the world, Sir David Attenborough has been a fixture on our screens and our home for decades with astonishing documentaries. Helping us to navigate through unprecedented time, Sir David is once again at hand to guide us on another adventure while we’re practising self-isolation. A multi-sensory online tool, Exploring the Great Barrier Reef is now available online and Sir David will be your guide. You can log on to see what amazing things lurk under the waves and learn all about the amazing ecosystems. We don’t know about you, but we’re getting ready to go underwater and see what’s what. To check it out for yourself, visit www.attenboroughsreef.com Image #7

Saturday: Go under the sea to the Great Barrier Reef with a legend

Travelling may be off the cards at the moment but that doesn’t stop our wanderlust having us dreaming of exploring destinations both near and far. Encouraging our natural curiosity and helping us to explore the world, Sir David Attenborough has been a fixture on our screens and our home for decades with astonishing documentaries. Helping us to navigate through unprecedented time, Sir David is once again at hand to guide us on another adventure while we’re practising self-isolation. A multi-sensory online tool, Exploring the Great Barrier Reef is now available online and Sir David will be your guide. You can log on to see what amazing things lurk under the waves and learn all about the amazing ecosystems. We don’t know about you, but we’re getting ready to go underwater and see what’s what. To check it out for yourself, visit www.attenboroughsreef.com

Saturday: See what Louvre Abu Dhabi has to offer 
Louvre Abu Dhabi is one of the most visited attractions in the UAE, and it’s easy to see why. While the museum is temporarily closed, that doesn’t mean you can’t see what’s on display and learn more about the museum’s collection and its significance online. And now there’s even more content for you to check out, as Louvre Abu Dhabi is expanding its digital offering with virtual tours, audio and video content, and downloadable activities for children. All the content is free to access and can help children participating in distance learning with content covering ancient Egypt, the Roman Empire, Islamic history and some of the world’s greatest artists including Piet Mondrian, Rembrandt van Rijn and more. For more information visit www.louvreabudhabi.ae or download the app on your Apple or Android device. Image #8

Saturday: See what Louvre Abu Dhabi has to offer 

Louvre Abu Dhabi is one of the most visited attractions in the UAE, and it’s easy to see why. While the museum is temporarily closed, that doesn’t mean you can’t see what’s on display and learn more about the museum’s collection and its significance online. And now there’s even more content for you to check out, as Louvre Abu Dhabi is expanding its digital offering with virtual tours, audio and video content, and downloadable activities for children. All the content is free to access and can help children participating in distance learning with content covering ancient Egypt, the Roman Empire, Islamic history and some of the world’s greatest artists including Piet Mondrian, Rembrandt van Rijn and more. For more information visit www.louvreabudhabi.ae or download the app on your Apple or Android device.

Saturday: Explore the world with amazing live webcams
Just because you’re staying at home, doesn't mean you have to miss out on some of the world's most awe-inspiring natural wonders. A trip to South Africa to visit the Tembe Elephant Park? How about catching the Northern Lights live from Canada? All this and more is possible thanks to Explore.org – the world's leading philanthropic live nature cam network and documentary film channel. Nature enthusiasts and animal-lovers alike can tune in to 24-hour live streaming cameras across the world and virtually travel to some of the most stunning destinations, as well as watch wild animals such as lions, elephants, rhinos, buffalos and leopards in their natural habitats. For more information visit www.explore.org/livecams  Image #9

Saturday: Explore the world with amazing live webcams

Just because you’re staying at home, doesn't mean you have to miss out on some of the world's most awe-inspiring natural wonders. A trip to South Africa to visit the Tembe Elephant Park? How about catching the Northern Lights live from Canada? All this and more is possible thanks to Explore.org – the world's leading philanthropic live nature cam network and documentary film channel. Nature enthusiasts and animal-lovers alike can tune in to 24-hour live streaming cameras across the world and virtually travel to some of the most stunning destinations, as well as watch wild animals such as lions, elephants, rhinos, buffalos and leopards in their natural habitats. For more information visit www.explore.org/livecams 

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