Things to do in Abu Dhabi 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.
Listen to Coldplace
Not quite Coldplay, these British rocker wannabes – Coldplace – will be hosting a tribute concert at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club. Here’s hoping fan favourites like Yellow, A Sky full of Stars, and Speed of Sound make an appearance on the set list.
Abu Dhabi City Golf Club, Al Mushrif, Abu Dhabi, 7.30pm, Dhs100. Tel: (02) 4459600. Taxi: Abu Dhabi City Golf Club. adcitygolf.ae
Ladies night at Yas Waterworld
The newly launched Glamour & Glow ladies night at this water theme park will include UV body painting, glow in the dark makeup bars, henna art and a live DJ. Strictly for women only.
Yas Waterworld, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, Thursdays, 6pm to 11pm, Dhs175 to Dhs600. Tel: (02) 4142000. Taxi: Yas Waterworld. yaswaterworld.com
Listen to Beethoven and Mozart
As part of the Abu Dhabi Festival, the Budapest Festival Orchestra (conducted by its founder Iván Fischer) will perform with the award-winning Norwegian pianist Leif Ove Andsnes playing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No 5. On March 28 and 30, the orchestra will stage performances of Mozart’s opera, The Magic Flute, and will be joined onstage by the choir of the Budapest Festival Orchestra.
Abu Dhabi Festival, Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, March 26, 28, 30, Dhs125 to Dhs350. Tel: (02) 3336400. Taxi: Emirates Palace. abudhabifestival.ae
Love listening to classic reggae tunes? Then head to B-Lounge in the Sheraton every Thursday for upbeat hits from the resident DJ at this popular alfresco spot.
Sheraton Abu Dhabi, Corniche, Abu Dhabi, 6pm to 11.30pm. Tel: (02) 6773333. Taxi: Sheraton Corniche. b-loungeabu dhabi.com
Eat kobe beef
Safina will be hosting a master kobe beef tasting dinner today on Saadiyat Island. Menu items include a tartare of egg yolk with 24-year old balsamic and chive oil, carpaccio with truffle, yuzu pearls and peaches, grilled beef tenderloin with black salsify and petit fours for dessert.
Saadiyat Beach Club, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, 6pm to 10pm, Dhs599 for food only. Tel: (02) 6563500. Taxi: Saadiyat Beach Club. saadiyatbeachclub.ae
The concert that never happened
The aptly named tribute concert will see artists fronting as Madonna, Tina Turner, Lionel Richie, Cher and R Kelly all on one stage. Hosted at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club, the three-hour show is expected to feature a few classics such as ‘Into The Groove’ by pop icon Madonna, ‘Believe’ by Cher and ‘Simply the Best’ by Tina Turner.
Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Sas Al Nakhl, Abu Dhabi, 6pm, Dhs150 to Dhs300 including unlimited food and drinks. Tel: (02) 5588990. Taxi: Abu Dhabi Golf Club. adgolfclub.com
Dubbed the Happiest 5K on the planet, check out this fun run around Yas Marina Circuit. With plenty of dry paint thrown in for good measure, get splattered as you make your way around the course. New this year is the day-to-dusk finish and use of glitter at the finish festival.
Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 4pm, Dhs140. Taxi: Yas Marina Circuit. thecolorrun.ae
Acting camp for adults
Want to improve your comedic skills? Check out this workshop hosted by sketch comedy coach and producer Christopher Biewer. The workshop will focus on sketch, improv and comedy skills. No experience required.
The Space, twofour54, Khalifa Park, Abu Dhabi, March 28, 5.30pm to 8.30pm. Tel: (056) 4421266. Taxi: Twofour54, by Park Rotana. facebook.com/thespaceAD
Go to the zoo in the dark
Al Ain Zoo will offer visitors free-entrance from 7pm to 8.30pm to help them celebrate Earth Hour. There will be guided zoo night walks with flashlights, star gazing with telescopes, and a classical musical performance at the African exhibit.
Al Ain Zoo, Al Ain, Abu Dhabi, from 7pm, free entrance. Tel: (03) 7992000. Taxi: Al Ain Zoo. alainzoo.ae
Eat a candlelit meal
Marco Pierre White, Frankie’s Italian Restaurant and Bar and CuiScene will all turn off non-essential lights between 8.30pm to 9.30pm in honour of Earth hour at the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr. Diners will also see the hotel donate Dhs5 from their dining experience to the Emirates Wildlife Society.
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Bain Al Jessrain, Abu Dhabi, from 7pm. Tel: (02) 6543238. Taxi: Fairmont. fairmont.com
Capital Vibes II (last chance)
The Abu Dhabi Festival’s second edition of Capital Vibes will see eight acts play traditional Arabic, classical, hip-hop, indie rock and Arabic pop outdoors at Yas Marina. Performers include DJ Drob (OMG), Point of View, Sarah Gohary, Craig Perry, Moh Flow, Chronicles of Khan and Sree.
Abu Dhabi Festival, Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi, 5pm to 10pm. Tel: (02) 3336400. Taxi: Yas Marina. abudhabifestival.ae
Saadiyat torch walk
Celebrate Earth Hour with a torch-lit walk from Saadiyat Beach Club to St Regis Saadiyat Island. Guests will enjoy light refreshments and a discussion from Dr Nathalie Staelens before starting the 3.5 kilometre walk. After reaching the hotel, walkers can participate in a raffle draw.
Various locations including Saadiyat Beach Club, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, 7.30pm to 9pm. Tel: (02) 6563500. Taxi: Saadiyat Beach Club. saadiyatbeachclub.ae
Candlelit yoga at Dusit Thani
Join Yoga guru Ganesh at Breeze, the outdoor rooftop pool, for a candlelit yoga session held in honour of Earth Hour.
Dusit Thani, Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi, 8.30pm to 9.30pm. Tel: (02) 6988888. Taxi: Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi. dusit.com