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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Float and see a film
Watch a movie while floating on a lilo in Abu Dhabi Golf Club’s pool, at one of their excellent Floating Film evenings. Tonight’s screening is of kids cartoon Hotel Transylvania. Pizza, pastas, burgers and ice cream are available on the night.
Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Sas Al Nakhl, Abu Dhabi, Thur 6pm. Tel: (02) 5588990. Taxi: Abu Dhabi Golf Club, near The Westin hotel. adgolfclub.com
Eat a LOT of burgers
New burger joint HWY 55 in Al Muroor has launched The Big A Challenge. They’ll stack 55oz of meet under a burger bun (that’s six patties), along with four toppings, some fries and a soft drink. You have 30 minutes to finish it. The prize? Eternal burger glory and your meal for free.
HWY 55, Al Muroor, Abu Dhabi, daily 11am to midnight. Tel: (02) 6411161. Taxi: Al Muroor, just off Dalma Street. hwy55burgers.com
See a play
The Abu Dhabi Players perform Irish comedy Widows’ Paradise tonight, a play about five women going on holiday set in the 1960s in a luxury caravan, at The Club.
The Club, Mina Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi, Thur 7pm, Dhs60 non-members, Dhs50 for members. Tel: (02) 6731111. Taxi: The Club, near Mina Zayed Port. the-club.com
Glow at a fun run
Wadi Adventure Al Ain is hosting a 5km fun run with a difference, tonight. All runners will be wearing neon colours and carrying glow lights. It’s open to everyone, regardless of your level of fitness. Registration includes entry to the race, a neon T-shirt, glow sticks, a post-race DJ pool party and refreshments.
Wadi Adventure, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, Fri 6pm (race starts 8pm), Dhs150. Tel: (03) 7818422. Taxi: Wadi Adventure, Al Ain. wadiadventure.ae
Swoon over Justin
One of the nicest men in pop music, Mr Justin Timberlake himself, performs at the Du Arena in Abu Dhabi tonight. Expect all the classics including Cry Me A River and Sexyback, plus a lot of screaming from the ladies in the crowd. For those of you who won’t make the gig itself, or even for those of you who do, why not head to O1NE Yas Island, the official after-party destination. Expect lots of surprises as the resident DJs keep your toes tapping (Tel: 052 788 8111).
Du Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, Fri. Tel: (800) 86823, Dhs300-1295. Taxi: Du Arena, Yas Island. thinkflash.ae
Jumeirah Restaurant Week
Enjoy great discounts at Jumeirah at Etihad Towers restaurants from today for seven days including Scott’s, Tori No Su and BiCE.
Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Corniche W Street, Abu Dhabi, Dhs120, Tel: (02) 8115666. Taxi: Jumeirah at Etihad Towers. jumeirah.com
Admire Scandinavian Art
Head to Mussafah and the Abu Dhabi Art Hub for a celebration of works from Scandanavia, featuring paintings and more by Timo Teide from Finland,
Sannaliina Kuussaari from Finland and Charlotta Lowenhielm from Sweden
Abu Dhabi Art Hub, Mussafah, Abu Dhabi. Sat to Wed 9am to 8pm, Thursday 9am to 2pm, closed Fridays, free. Tel: (02) 5515005. Taxi: Take E30 into Mussafah; turn right onto 16th Street (by Emirates Driving School), left onto 7th Street. adah.ae.
Stone sculpture exhibition
More than 50 original, unique stone sculptures will be exhibited at the Zimbabwe Shona Stone Sculpture Exhibition in Al Reef this Saturday by Monaza Sculptures and Art. Female sculptor Cherrie Charity Vaida Bandason will be on hand to chat about the works.
Al Reef Villas, Al Shahama, Abu Dhabi, free. Tel: (052) 7770364. Taxi: Al Reef Villas. monazasculpturesandart.com
Scoff Italian steak at 18 Degrees
Try steak with an Italian twist, with the Hyatt Capital Gate’s Fiorentina steak promotion. Chef Ivan Musoni will be preparing a selection of traditional recipes from his home country.
Hyatt Capital Gate, Al Safraat, Abu Dhabi, daily 12.30pm to 3pm, 7pm to 11.30pm, May 22 to 31. Tel: (02) 5961440. Taxi: Hyatt Capital Gate, next to ADNEC. abudhabi.capitalgate.hyatt.com
Eat more prawns for less
Jimmy’s Killer Prawns in Mushrif Mall are offering What’s On readers 15 per cent off your bill. Just print off the voucher below and take it to the restaurant.
Mushrif Mall, Al Mushrif, Abu Dhabi, Sun to Wed 12pm to 11.30pm, Thu to Sat 12.30am. Tel: (02) 6500300. Taxi: Mushrif Mall. jimmyskillerprawns.com
Try some new noodles
Tonight is your last chance to try the soba and ramen noodle promotion at Benihana in the Beach Rotana, in Tourist Club Area.
Beach Rotana, Tourist Club Area, Abu Dhabi, daily 6pm to 11.30pm, Tel: (02) 697 9011. Taxi: Beach Rotana. rotana.com