Things to do in Abu Dhabi this weekend
You know that moment on a Thursday afternoon when your work buddy asks what you’re doing this weekend and your mind goes blank? Well worry no more, friends, because What’s On has the perfect solution, whatever mood you are in.
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BLACK SABBATH LIVE
The legendary British rockers perform at the du Arena. Singer Ozzy Osbourne might be better known to some for his reality TV series, but the group’s music spanning more than 50 years has massively influenced modern metal bands, and hits such as Paranoid, Iron Man and Never Say Die are absolute classics. You can read an interview with guys right here.
Du Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, Thur 7pm to 11pm, Dhs295 to 795. Tel: 800 86823. Taxi: Du Arena, Yas Island. thinkflash.ae
THE OUD MEETS GREEK
On Saadiyat Island, Bait Al Oud, the music institution of Abu Dhabi Tourism & Culture Authority, perform a selection of classical and contemporary numbers with a trio of musicians from Greece. The Greek trio features Giorgos Manolakis, who is considered by many to be the country’s best musician of the bouzouki, which belongs to the same family of instruments as the oud.
Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi. Thur 8pm, free (prior reservation required via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or by phone. Tel: (02) 6415699. Taxi: Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island. saadiyat.ae
Head to Brighton College tonight for Just Voices, a show featuring UAE-based acapella groups including two from Abu Dhabi: Blue Fever and Voices of Harmony. They are two of the most prominent jazz and barbershop groups in Abu Dhabi.
Brighton College, Al Muntazah, Abu Dhabi, Fri 8pm. Dhs50, tickets available at Spinneys Khalidiyah and on the door. Or reserve tickets at email@example.com. Tel: (02) 8156500. Taxi: Brighton College, next to twofour54.
ADOPT A CAT
Fancy adding a new member to your family? Sandy Paws is holding its last kitten adoption day today before summer.
Khalifa City A, Villa 2/B, Street 24, Fri 2pm to 4pm. Tel: (050) 1418790. Taxi: Khalifa City A, Street 24, behind La Brioche and near Gems College. Facebook.com/sandypawsuae
DJs Chino and M’Raz are playing a selection of reggae classics tonight at The Holiday Inn’s Thirty 1st Bar, with a selection of Caribbean dishes such as jerk chicken also available.
Holiday Inn Abu Dhabi, Al Reehan, Abu Dhabi, Fri 7pm, free. Tel: (02) 6574888, Taxi: Holiday Inn
Leading 20th century Arab artists present a selection of works to honour the role of artists in Arab history. Spanning a range of mediums, styles and subject matter, the exhibition showcases 54 works by 48 artists from 12 countries. Featured artists can count Tate Modern (London), Centre Pompidou (Paris), Museum of Modern Art (New York) and the National Gallery of Fine Arts (Jordan) among their credits. Among the names are Dia Al Azzawi, Chafic Abboud, Laila Shawa and Mona Saudi.
Emirates Palace Gallery, West Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi, until June 27, daily 12pm to 8pm, free. Tel: (02) 6909000. Taxi: Emirates Palace. kempinski.com
CHO GAO LADIES NIGHT
DJ Alessandro spins the wheels of steel (expect hip-hop and urban tunes) and ladies get unlimited selected cocktails at this hip Crowne Plaza lounge bar.
Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, Sat 9pm to 1am. Tel: (02) 6166149. Taxi: Crowne Plaza, Hamdan Street. crowneplaza.com
NEW ZUMA DISHES
One of the most talked about recent restaurant openings in Abu Dhabi, Japanese restaurant Zuma have introduced two tasting menus, called Daikoku, including a raw tasting menu featuring sea bass with yuzu truffle and more.
The Galleria, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, Sat 7pm to midnight. Tel: (02) 4015900. Taxi: The Galleria. zumarestaurant.com