Electric Run 2017

Electric Run Abu Dhabi 2017 is Moving to a Brand New Venue at Yas Gateway Park

The world-renowned night time run that combines the adrenaline of a 5k with the energy of a dance party and the thrill of a night out with friends is now back and recharged with new courselands, new wearable technology, new experiences and a brand new venue at Yas Gateway Park Abu Dhabi.

With a variety of themed courselands featuring a selection of the best music and spectacular interactive tech, you will be transported to a wonderland of light and sound that will indulge your senses and keep you dancing throughout the night. When you cross the finish line there will be a thrilling post-race party waiting for you and your friends featuring some of the UAE’s best DJs.

Electric Run

For the first time ever, Daman’s Activelife Electric Run Abu Dhabi will introduce the Power Hour, starting at 6.30pm, which gives runners keen to complete the course uninterrupted exclusive access to the running route before the lively crowd arrives. ✤

GO: Taking place on February 24 at Yas Gateway Park. Buy your tickets online at www.ElectricRun.ae

Red Bull Air Race


Abu Dhabi will welcome high-speed, in-the-air action for the 10th time as the host of Red Bull Air Race World Championship’s season opener. The world’s fastest motorsport series, the high-flying 2017 RBAR World Championship sees daredevil pilots race in high-performance planes 15-25 metres above the ground navigating an Air Gate pylon obstacle course at speeds of nearly 400km/h. The season opening Abu Dhabi race will be the 75th in the illustrious Red Bull Air Race World Championship’s history.

With the aerial action again taking place over the Arabian Gulf ’s sparkling blue waters, the race village finds a new home at a purpose built destination arena on the Corniche breakwater. With unrivalled views of the race and the UAE capital’s impressive skyline, the arena will be an entertainment focal point for all the family.

Accommodation, entertainment, desert experiences, unrivalled shopping wait to be discovered as top pilots battle it out in the skies above. And for those wanting to get up close to the action, Abu Dhabi’s Corniche boasts 8kms of pristine beachfront, giving fans a front row seat in breathtaking surroundings. ✤

GO: Taking place on February 10 and 11. Visit www.redbullairrace.com for more information.

Time For Loca!

Loca, the Mexican restaurant and bar renowned for its outstanding guacamole, is set go UAE-wide with its third site now open in Abu Dhabi.

Located in The Galleria on Abu Dhabi’s Al Maryah Island, Loca will offer a range of delicious dishes including ceviche, fajitas and burritos along with more traditional Mexican fare such as corn-husk tamales. Following the success of the first two outlets in Dubai Marine Beach Hotel & Spa and Souk Al Bahar Downtown Dubai, the third branch of the homegrown concept will house 347 covers across its 9536sqft premises. Hiba Kosta, Co-Founder of Loca, said: “Not only is The Galleria an amazing venue positioned as Abu Dhabi’s dining destination, but we get to introduce Loca to a new city in one of its most stunning locations. Abu Dhabi is a world class destination, attracting visitors from across the world and we look forward to wowing them with our world-class cuisine and stand out service.”

Serving authentic Latin American dishes, Loca has a variety of areas for dining, drinking, watching sports or listening to live music. Boasting a large alfresco terrace overlooking the water, it will join The Galleria Dining Collection which includes Zuma, Roberto’s and Nusret to name but a few of the amazing restaurants that call The Galleria home. Wherever there’s guac, we’ll follow. See you at Loca! ✤

GO: Visit Loca Restaurant and Bar at The Galleria on Al Maryah Island, Level 1. Call (0)2 582 3639 for reservations and more information.

Valentine’s Paradise

Abu Dhabi’s very own exclusive beach destination Zaya Nurai Island, is going all out
to help you celebrate love!


Woo your loved one with a night’s stay at the award-winning Nurai Island. Set off on the speedboat to one of the most romantic islands in the world and make memories for life with an intimate candlelight dinner for two in your private beach accommodation surrounded by tikki torches, candlelight and a bonfire.

Get an exclusive 20% discount on selected spa treatments. Offer valid on February 14th, starting at AED5,500++ per night, per beach villa. Advance booking required!

Call (0)2 506 6212 for reservations and more information.


The island of romance has created a dedicated his and hers menu. Specially designed for the occasion by Chef Marc Abed, the four courses are themed to match his and her preferences with a glass of bubbly for each and a bottle of vino. Offer valid on February 14th at AED1,480+++ per couple including 2 glasses of bubbly and a bottle of grapes. Offer available at AED 1,100+++ per couple including soft drinks and mocktails. Advance booking required!

Call (0)2 506 6274 for reservations and more information.


Pamper yourself and your loved one with a special 60-minute couple’s massage with drinks and chocolate fruits adding to the romantic time. Stay fit and enjoy a 60-minute fit couple yoga session and a nutritional plan especially tailormade to cater your needs. Offer valid from February 12th to February 18th at AED600+++ per couple for yoga and AED1,350+++ for a couple’s spa treatment. Advance booking required!

Call (0)2 506 6233 for reservations and more information. ✤