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.
Watch Wimbledon winners on the court
Dutch star Richard Krajicek and Aussie Pat Cash are just two of the players taking part at Tennis at the Palace at Emirates Palace. They’ll be in the capital alongside English Grand Slam semifinalist Tim Henman and previous world no. 14 Moroccan player Younes El Aynaoui for a friendly weekend of tennis, drinks, lunch and afternoon tea.
Tennis at the Palace, Emirates Palace, West Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi, March 12 to 14, day badges from Dhs1,500 to Dhs1,950. Tel: (02) 6909000. Taxi: Emirates Palace. tennisatthepalace.ae
See artwork from the Abu Dhabi Collective (Last Chance)
It is your last chance to check out community art group AD Arts Collective’s exhibition at The Space. The show features 33 artists from the city and a variety of genres and disciplines.
The Space, twofour54, Khalifa Park, Abu Dhabi. Taxi: twofour54, next to Park Rotana. facebook.com/ADArtsCollective
Go to the Zoo
Al Ain Zoo is celebrating their gorilla Lady’s 40th birthday today. While you are there, you’ll be able to learn more about Lady and snap a pic of her with her cake.
Al Ain Zoo, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, 10am. Tel: (03) 7992000. Taxi: Al Ain Zoo. alainzoo.ae
Take a dip at this pool party
Centro Yas Island is hosting a pool party with DJ Kaboo, DJ Slim and B-Luv. Special guest, RNB artist Horace Brown will also be making an appearance and will perform his hits, including ‘Things we do for Love’ and ‘One for the Money.’ For 21-year-olds and above only.
Centro Yas Island, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 12pm to 10pm, free entry for ladies till 3pm and Dhs50 after, Dhs100 for men. Tel: (02) 6564444. Taxi: Centro Yas Island. rotana.com
Listen to the piano
As part of the Abu Dhabi Festival, up-and-coming artist Julien Libeer will be playing the piano at Emirates Palace today. Libeer is a Juventus Prize winner and is currently studying at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Belgium. The event is hosted under The Festival Recital Series, a new initiative that sees young and award-winning musicians host intimate concerts for guests.
Abu Dhabi Festival, Emirates Palace Auditorium, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, Dhs100. Tel: (02) 3336400. Taxi: Emirates Palace. abudhabifestival.ae
Check out a photography exhibition (Last Chance)
Swedish photographer Agneta Ekstrand and mixed media artist Fabian Edelstam have over 20 pieces on display at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr. Images include the UAE’s royal family, including Sheikh Zayed.
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Bain Al Jessrain, Abu Dhabi, free. Tel: (02) 6543333. Taxi: Fairmont Bab Al Bahr. fairmont.com
Eat food from the Spanish Coastline
What’s On Award winning restaurant Catalan is offering a special menu inspired by the seafood from Spain’s coastline. Created by Chef Francisco Sanabria and Jordi Vicente sample ‘Txangurro’ Imperial Crab, pan seared red prawns, and tuna belly with patatas bravas and piquillo sauce from the special set menu.
Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Abu Dhabi Global Market Square, Abu Dhabi, Dhs445 per person, until March 28. Tel: (02) 8135552. Taxi: Rosewood, Al Maryah. Rosewoodhotels.com
UNER and Nakadia at Blue Marlin
International guest DJ Nakadia, an Asian techo/house artist, will be joined by DJ and producer UNER for a night of music.
Blue Marlin, Ghantoot Al Jazira Island Hotel, Abu Dhabi. Friday, 1pm to 11pm. Tel: (056) 1133400. Taxi: Ghantoot Al Jazira. bluemarlinibiza-uae.com
Improve your self
This self-development workshop will teach participants strategies to become more innovative and achieve different outcomes. Mohit Sibal, a long-time practitioner of meditation, will teach the class. Booking is essential.
Inner Space Abu Dhabi, Bain Al Jessrain, Abu Dhabi, 2.30pm to 5.30pm, free. Tel: (050) 5159646.Taxi: Inner Space, Co-Op Building, Bain Al Jessrain, opposite Gulf Pastry. innerspaceabudhabi.org
Dine at Ferrari World
If you fancy some fast Italian cuisine, you can now visit Ferrari World Abu Dhabi’s Ristorante Cavallino without having to pay park admission fees. The newly launched dining pass sees visitors get direct access to the restaurant while side-stepping the rides.
Ferrari World, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 12pm to 8pm. Tel: (02) 4968000. Taxi: Ferrari World. ferrariworldabudhabi.com
Eat a burger
Australian import jones the grocer is hosting a special Best Burger Menu until 22 March this month. Burger fans can sample the North African inspired chermoula and chicken burger, ultimate veggie burger, pulled beef burger and the Salmon & Wasabi Coleslaw burger.
Al Mamoura Building B, Al Muroor, Abu Dhabi, until Mar 22. Tel: (02) 4438762. Taxi: Al Mamoura Building, corner of Muroor and 15 Street. jonesthegrocer.com