Things to do this weekend
What’s On has a full list of all the things to do in Abu Dhabi this weekend, including brunch, deals, sports, entertainment, new openings.
It’s the start of the weekend, folks! But if you’re not sure what you’re doing yet, don’t worry. What’s On has the perfect solution, whatever mood you are in.
Get ready for some serious smackdowns as the WWE returns to the capital. Superstars John Cena, Seth Rollins, Luke Harper, Dean Ambrose, and Dolph Ziggler – just to name a few – will rumble at Zayed Sports City’s Tennis Stadium.
WWE Live, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, until February 14, Dhs300 to Dhs2,000. Taxi: Zayed Sports City. zsc.ae
Qasr Al Hosn Festival returns
This year’s edition is inspired by two themes: the historic structure itself, and the importance of modern heritage. Guests will be able to take part in guided tours of the fort, check out live performances and learn more about the restoration process currently being conducted on the structure.
Qasr Al Hosn, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, until February 21, 4pm to 11pm. Taxi: Qasr Al Hosn Fort on Hamdan Street. qasralhosnfestival.ae
Eat at Street Feast in Al Ain
The inaugural edition of Street Feast – a celebration of cuisine served up on food trucks that’s part part of the Abu Dhabi Food Festival – will run from February 12 to 14 in Al Mubazzarah Park in Al Ain. Featuring ten international traders from the UK as well as five Emirati street food vendors, the selection of trucks aims to give visitors a crash course in trendy street food.
Various locations, including Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, entrance fees Dhs10 in Al Ain. Tel: (800) 555. Taxi: Abu Dhabi Corniche. abudhabifoodfest.ae
Mix & Mingle Night
A group of top DJs will be spinning R&B, old school, reggaeton, Chicago step, Afro Beats, Soca and soul at Stills on Yas Island. The first one hundred ladies through the door get a red rose.
Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi Yas Island, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, from 6pm, Dhs100 cover charge. Tel: (02) 6563000. crowneplaza.com/abudhabi
Four-legged friends take to the stage in this one-of-a-kind animal Olympics and dog show.
du Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 9am to 9pm, Dhs20, Dhs15 for children, dogs free. Tel: (04) 4231070. Taxi: du Forum. waggieevents.com
Go to the Circus
Head to Dalma Mall for the Great Vegas Circus. There will be lion tamers, acrobats, clowns and more.
Next to Dalma Mall, Musaffah, Abu Dhabi, until Feb 27, Dhs100 to Dhs250. Tel: (056) 9365999. Taxi: Dalma Mall. eventoh-em.com
The Rock That Love concert on Yas Island will feature Filipino bands and singers including Parokya Ni Edgar, Rico Blanco, Sponge Cola, MYMP, Sitti Navarro and Karylle Tatlonghari.
du Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, Dhs95 to Dhs195. Taxi: du Arena, Yas Island. rockthatlove.com
Red Bull Air Race 2015
The season opener for the 2015 edition of the Red Bull Air Race will take place today. Watch pilots from around the world competing for the fastest time on a giant slalom course. Expect plenty of fancy maneuvering as the pros twist and turn through giant pylon Air Gates along the Corniche. In addition, a special, purpose- built race village will be on offer.
Abu Dhabi Corniche, Breakwater, Abu Dhabi, until Feb 14, Dhs600 to Dhs4,800. Taxi: Abu Dhabi Corniche. redbullairrace.com
V Day at People by Crystal Abu Dhabi
Celebrate Valentine’s Day a day early with a ‘Lucky 13’ night out at this club on Saadiyat Island. DJ Saif&Sound will be on deck on the night.
People By Crystal, The Collection at St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi. Tel: (050) 8269698. Taxi: St Regis Saadiyat Island. facebook.com/PeoplebycrystalAbuDhabi
Hunter/Game at Iris
The third edition of the Iris Sundown on Yas Island will feature DJ duo Hunter/Game. They’ll be playing deep grooves with electronic influences all night.
Yas Marina, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 6pm till late. Tel: (055) 1605636. Taxi: Yas Marina. irisabudhabi.com
LAST CHANCE – Cuddle a camel
Celebrate dromedaries in all their glory at this special two-week heritage event. The HH Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Camel Festival will feature beauty competitions for camels, Saluki races, a traditional market and heritage village and local performers.
Sweihan, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, 7am to 9pm. Tel: (055) 8990715. Taxi: Sweihan, near Al Ain. abudhabievents.ae
Ride the fastest rollercoaster in the world
UAE residents can get their need for speed at Ferrari World Abu Dhabi amusement park, without paying full price. A special residents offer will see guests pay Dhs195 for their ticket after presenting a valid Emirates ID at the counter.
Ferrari World, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, Dhs195, 11am to 8pm. Tel: (02) 4968000. Taxi: Ferrari World. ferrariworldabudhabi.com
Go to an anti-Valentine’s Day Party
For those who’d rather not be reminded of Valentine’s Day and all things heart-shaped, check out this anti-love party at Eight. Open bar for ladies all night and there will be red drink specials available such as Strawberry Mojitos and Cosmopolitans.
Eight, Souk Qaryat Al Beri, Abu Dhabi, 10pm. Tel: (050) 1446662. Taxi: Souk Qaryat Al Beri. facebook.com/EightAbuDhabi