My Abu Dhabi Vince Pot­ter, a para­medic in the cap­i­tal, re­veals his top spots

What's On (Abu Dhabi) - - LOCAL KNOWLEDGE -

GREAT FOR VEGANS My wife and I are both vegan, so we like to go to Tawa Bak­ery (01) in Al Muneera be­cause it serves great dishes, in­clud­ing a vegan burger. For our weekly shop we al­ways go to Spinneys at Al For­san (02) – the fruit and veg is al­ways fresh there. We both love PF Chang’s (03). We’re both into healthy eat­ing, so this is where we go once a week for a treat. I have the Em­peror’s Feast, a veg­gie dish that is just veg­eta­bles and tofu in a de­li­cious sauce. The se­lec­tion of malls here is a plus for me and my favourite is Yas Mall (04), sim­ply be­cause of the va­ri­ety of shops in­side. My go-to places are Asics, Un­der Ar­mour and Oak­ley. When I’m not work­ing, I love to cy­cle. It’s my main pas­sion away from work and the scene here has grown mas­sively in the past six years. I love the fa­cil­ity at Al Wathba (05) – there’s 96km of track out there and it of­fers sev­eral loops, mean­ing its good for cy­clists of all abil­i­ties and it’s also car free and safe. There’s an Ad­noc shop to fuel up with a cof­fee and a Be Sport bike shop next to it, in case you need to get your bike fixed. I ride for the team at Yas Cy­cles and also go on rides with Raha Cy­cling. I like to swim and reg­u­larly visit the Olympic-sized pool at the Armed Forces Of­fi­cers’ Club And Ho­tel (06), near the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque. I go here for a Sun­day evening swim, with coach­ing pro­vided by the Abu Dhabi Triathlon Club. I also en­joy Al Ba­teen pub­lic beach (07), which is free, and it’s great to swim here in the safety lane or just soak up the tran­quil turquoise wa­ters. Fi­nally, I’m nam­ing a place I’ve yet to visit – Lou­vre Abu Dhabi (08). It’s on our list of things to do this year.

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