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TeamRyanAdventures is BACK in our favorite sandbox, Abu Dhabi. This Mama has been on a SERIOUS mission to get our team over our jet lag, but honestly speaking kicking jet lag can be HARD! Especially in this heat! In an effort to get back to normal and escape the sweltering heat I have been trying to schedule fun things inside. During my 3AM wake up my memory kicked in and I remembered one of the chicest spots in Abu Dhabi, Manarat Al Saadiyat.
Manarat Al Saadiyat is actually one of the first places we were introduced to in the city. Our relocation specialist brought us to lunch here when we were learning all about our favorite sandbox (and new home).
Manarat Al Saadiyat is located in the Saadiyat Culture District in Abu Dhabi. It offers an unique art museum, a chic cafe Larte, a beautiful terrace area for events and a spectacular studio space for adults and children.
Today #theblondeates and I headed to the drop-in studio at Manarat Al Saadiyat, or what I like to refer to as the BEST 30 Dirhams spent in Abu Dhabi. As the website states, “Drop-In Studio is designed for people of all ages to casually experiment with an easy to follow, specifically designed art activity and create artworks at their own pace for up to 2 hours.” And get this….you get all of that and the artwork you create for 30 Dirhams!! Nope, not a misprint you read that correctly. 2 hours of fun for your children at 30 Dirhams. We have done a lot of activities in our favorite sandbox, but I have yet to find a better deal! Did I mention we were not out in the heat?
So today we spent 2 lovely hours letting our creative juices flow and got to bring home all our masterpieces and it didn’t require hours of set up and clean up. (And every Mama, Daddy and nanny just did a happy dance!) I love art and I have orange paint on my couch, blue slime on my curtains and glitter shimmering in my oriental rug to prove it. Needless to say when the opportunity arises to allow #theblondeates to use their creative minds without the clean-up I am ALL IN!
Upon arrival we signed in, paid our 30 Dirhams for the 2 hours and we were off to create! The drop-in studio is set up in stations so you or your child can choose what art you want to do. Each station has the needed supplies to create your masterpiece and steps to take to create your masterpieces. The studio also offers areas for them to dry if necessary. At the end of the 2 hours you can choose to display your masterpieces or take them with you.
If you are traveling to Abu Dhabi Manarat Al Saadiyat would be a lovely way to spend a morning or afternoon. Arrive at 9 or 10, check out the exhibition, do the drop-in for a few hours and then enjoy lunch at the chic cafe. If you visit Abu Dhabi when the weather is nice, do the drop-in studio and then enjoy a latte or a glass of wine while the children get more energy out in the beautiful garden and play area.
TeamRyanAdventures looks forward to bumping into you at Manarat Al Saadiyat!