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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SEE MAN CITY v AL AIN
Football’s recently crowned Premier League champions from Manchester, England, play our very own Al Ain FC tonight at the Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium. Gates open at 5pm, kick-off is at 7pm.
Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, 7pm, dhs25-500. Taxi: Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain. ticketmaster.ae, hbzstadium.ae
GO TO A MARKET
Art’Mia is holding a Handicrafts Market all day today in the Marks and Spencer building’s atrium. In here you’ll find 40 stalls, with everything from photography, to bags, clothes and even camel milk soap up for sale.
Al Fotouh Al Khair Mall, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, 10am to 10pm. Taxi: Marks and Spencer building, Airport Road
PARTY AT PEOPLE BY CRYSTAL
The Dubai super club arrives in the nation’s capital. People By Crystal Abu Dhabi officially opens this weekend on Saadiyat Island. Expect lots of pumped up revellers chucking out shapes and some burlesque entertainment thrown in for good measure.
The Collection, The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, 10pm to 4am, (050) 2972097. Taxi: St Regis Saadiyat Island.
WISH HEROES A HAPPY BIRTHDAY
The legendary pub celebrates its 17th birthday this weekend with a live performance from the International Playboys.
Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, daily 12pm to 4am. Tel: (02) 6166166. Taxi: Crowne Plaza, Hamdan Street
SEE SASHA DJ AT MCBC
The legendary DJ and producer, most famously known for his 1990s mixes with fellow DJ John Digweed, drops a set at the Monte-Carlo Beach Club’s Sea Lounge this Friday. The Welsh decks master has remixed tracks for Madonna, The Chemical Brothers and Hot Chip.
Monte-Carlo Beach Club, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, Fri 4pm to 4am, Dhs195-320 (if booked before Friday), (056) 9551213. Taxi: Monte-Carlo Beach Club, Saadiyat Island. montecarlobeachclub.ae
BUY FRESH MEAT, FISH, FRUIT AND VEG
There are more than 200 stores at the new market at Mushrif Mall, selling a vast selection of fresh fruit, tons of locally sourced seafood and meat.
Mushrif Mall, Al Mushrif, Abu Dhabi, daily 10am to 11pm, (02) 6904422. Taxi: Mushrif Mall. mushrifmall.com
Cinnabar at The Hilton is holding one of its regular salsa nights this Saturday. You can learn to dance the Latin way here from 8pm to 10pm for free. That’s followed by a salsa dance party from 10pm, with unlimited free cocktails for ladies from midnight until late.
Hilton Abu Dhabi, Al Khubeirah, Abu Dhabi, Sat 8pm to 3am, (02) 6811900. Taxi: Hilton Abu Dhabi, Corniche.
HAVE BREAKFAST WITH JONES
Jones The Grocer has given its menu as makeover and added several new options to the breakfast selection, including coconut porridge and roast vegetable fritters with poached egg.
Various locations including Gardens Plaza, Al Raha Gardens, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, Sun to Thu 7.30am to 10.30pm, Fri to Sat 8.30am to 10.30pm. Tel: (02) 5574882. Taxi: Al Raha Gardens. jonesthegrocer.com