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The Abu Dhabi EDITION celebrates International Women’s Day with a pop-up art exhibition

Complimentary coffee for ladies, local art and an Empowered Women’s Night are on the agenda at The Abu Dhabi EDITION this month.

The Abu Dhabi EDITION, the chic waterfront property in Al Bateen Marina, will celebrate International Women’s Day with a unique pop up art exhibition on Monday, 8 March. Complimented by free coffee for the ladies, the luxury five-star property will welcome guests to peruse works of local artists Fatima Al Dhamash, Yasmin Hamadi, Holtz Javier and Gemma Gallagher. The artists will adorned painted takeaway coffee cups for the occasion while showcasing women’s empowerment inspired pieces inside the stunning lobby and on the al fresco terrace, alongside the hotel’s own curated art collection. 

The exhibition is an extension of the hotel’s authentic design ethos. Guests can view abstract art from Emirati artist Fatima Al Dhamash, whose art usually features ‘Adam and Eve’ yet places the spotlight on Eve. Yasmin Hamadi, a Palestinian born and raised in the UAE, introduces works that tell ‘the other side of the story’ through bold contrast. She reflects conflicting internal emotions and thoughts, such as bravery and shyness, through her art. Filipino Holtz Javier was raised in a creative family of artists and has channelled his passion around the theme of freedom, developing a unique style that stands out for its sense of flow. His empowerment pieces focus on peace, reclaimed when women open themselves to mindfulness. Irish artist Gemma Gallagher’s expertise, traverse various mediums, including canvas painting, mural design, street art, and illustration, with themes that encompass education, exhibitions, and workshops developed to nurture homegrown female talent in the Emirates.

In addition, the intimate Library Bar situated behind a curtain just off the hotel lobby will introduce an exclusive Empowered Women’s Night experience, daily from International Women’s Day until Mother’s Day. The specially curated evenings will offer a limited-time menu of empowered mixology concoctions, such as the imaginatively named Mind The (Wage) Gap, Long Island Iced Equali-Tea and The Mom-Hattan. Ladies can sip unlimited cocktails and enjoy a menu bite of their choice during a three-hour period from 6pm to 1am, for AED 128 per person.

GO: Email restaurantreservations.auh@editionhotels.com or call (0)2 208 0000 for reservations and more information.

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David Tapley - Editor
Dubai-based editor for one of the region’s most fiercely local lifestyle publications across Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Dubai and Qatar. Specialised in food, hospitality, arts, culture, and travel-related content.

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