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.
See Sequence Of Emotions
Indonesian artist Joko Herli Wibowo is the latest to exhibit at Yas Viceroy for Swiss Art Gate’s Crossroads series. Joko creates spectacular, spontaneous arcs of colour on canvas for his work Sequence Of Emotions. “The subject always comes from my daily life and my immediate emotions,” says Joko.
Yas Viceroy, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, free, until June 21. Tel: (02) 6560700. Taxi: Yas Viceroy, Yas Island. swissartgateuae.com
Mayssa Karaa in concert
Lebanese- American singer Mayssa Karaa will close the Abu Dhabi Festival with UK singer- songwriter Marcus Nand.
Abu Dhabi Festival, Emirates Palace Auditorium, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, Dhs125 to Dhs350, 8pm. Tel: (02) 3336400. Taxi: Emirates Palace. abudhabifestival.ae
Eat Easter food
Jones the grocer has launched a special Easter menu including salt cod and cauliflower quiche, dukkah crusted lamb rump with beetroot, linguine with mussels and a chocolate egg filled with coconut and passion fruit mousse.
Al Mamoura Building B, Al Muroor, Abu Dhabi, until April 12. Tel: (02) 4438762. Taxi: Al Mamoura Building, corner of Muroor and 15 Street. jonesthegrocer.com
Splatter your mates
Zayed Sports City is the latest venue in the capital to open a paintball zone. You’ll find three areas in its zone, including a target practise area and a desert world. Paintballs, a mask and overalls are included in the cover price and games start every hour, on the hour.
Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, 2pm to 10pm, Dhs100 to Dhs295. Tel: (02) 4034200. Taxi: Zayed Sports City. zsc.ae
Drive in a Grand Prix
Round three of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council Grand Prix takes place today at Al Forsan. With Dhs16,000 of prize money up for the taking, put your game face on. Important note: you must register by 7pm, Thursday April 2 to take part in the event. Drivers must be 16 years or older to participate in the race.
Al Forsan International Sports Resort, Sas Al Nakhl, Abu Dhabi, entry fee Dhs400, 8pm. Tel: (02) 5568555. Taxi: Al Forsan. alforsan.com
Liquid Rain Pool Party
Head over to Aloft Abu Dhabi for this liquid rain pool party this evening. Past events have seen over 1,500 guests in attendance. Currently the event is still confirmed to go ahead, however we recommend you call ahead in case the weather causes this event to be delayed. 21 years of age and older only.
Aloft Abu Dhabi, Adnec, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street, Abu Dhabi, 7pm to 3am, Dhs150 for men, free entrance for ladies. Tel: (02) 6545115. Taxi: Adnec. aloftabudhabi.com
Royal Orchid will be hosting a special menu in honour of the Thai holiday. Guests can eat crispy fish with mango salad, grilled lobster with Thai herbs, smoked Peking duck and Thai style chicken wings. The offering is only available at the Salam Street location.
Royal Orchid, Al Zahiyah, Abu Dhabi, until April 15. Tel: (02) 6779911. Taxi: behind ADCB head office, Electra street. theroyalorchidgroup.com
Eat steak at brunch
Check out the Steak and Jazz Brunch at The Foundry. In addition to grilled meats, check out the oyster bar, thermidor station and cheese vault. There will also be a Jazz duo performing live music.
Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiyah, Abu Dhabi, Dhs215 with soft drinks, Dhs280 with house beverages, Dhs388 with bubbles. Tel: (02) 8184888. Taxi: Southern Sun hotel, near Corniche Hospital. tsogosunhotels.com
Fight of feathers
Grab a pillow and get wacking in honour of International Pillow Fight Day at the Abu Dhabi Art Hub.
Abu Dhabi Art Hub, Mussafah, Abu Dhabi, 1pm. Tel: (02) 5515005. Taxi: Abu Dhabi Art Hub in Mussafah, close to ICAD Residential City. www.adah.ae
Springtime Festival at Yas Marina
Head to Yas Marina for this family-friendly day out. Activities on offer include a craft market, petting zoo, pony rides, egg decorating and an egg hunt.
Yas Marina, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 1pm to 6pm, free entrance. Tel: (02) 4062000. Taxi: Yas Marina. yasmarina.ae
Ride a Harley-Davidson
Check out the launch of Harley-Davidson’s new Street 750 at their shop in Musaffah. Guests can enjoy refreshments, entertainment and demo rides at the show room.
Harley-Davidson showroom, Musaffah, Abu Dhabi, 2pm to 6pm. Tel: (02) 5540667. Taxi: Harley-Davidson showroom, Musaffah 4, Street 10. harley-davidson-abu-dhabi.com
Bunny chase at the Westin
Head over to the Westin for their annual bunny chase and let the kids run loose after the Easter Bunny on the hotel’s lawn.
The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, 3.30pm to 5.30pm. Tel: (02) 6169999. Taxi: The Westin. westinabudhabigolfresort.com