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 Think Floyd
Wish you were here? The UK’s tribute act to English rockers Pink Floyd – Think Floyd – will perform tonight at the Abu Dhabi City Golf Club. The set list should include the band’s big hits such as Comfortably Numb, Shine On You Crazy Diamond and Money.
Abu Dhabi City Golf Club, Al Mushrif, Abu Dhabi, Dhs100 for general admission, Dhs150 including three drinks, 7.30pm. Tel: (02) 4459600. Taxi: Abu Dhabi City Golf Club. adcitygolf.ae
Celebrate Feria de Abril
The annual Feria de Abril festival at the Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi will see guests eat from a buffet showcasing Spanish gastronomy including assorted ceviche, sumptuous salads, Spanish potato omelette, montaditos, assorted grills, croquetas and a churros live station.
The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqta’a, 8pm, Dhs230 for soft drinks, Dhs340 for house beverages. Tel: (02) 8188282. Taxi: Ritz-Carlton. ritzcarlton.com
Theater Mitu will be performing a unique take on one of Shakespeare’s most famous plays, The Tragedy Of Hamlet, Prince Of Denmark this month. That means guests will experience typical theatre elements, such as two actors performing dialogues, but also witness more non-traditional components such as audio and video installations, artwork and dance.
The Arts Center, NYU Campus, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, 8pm and 2pm, until April 18, free. Taxi: NYU Campus Saadiyat Island. nyuad-artscenter.org
Greek Charity Night
The UAE’s Make-A-Wish foundation is hosting a special Greek Night. The charity dinner will raise funds for the organisation, which provides wishes and experiences to children with life- threatening medical conditions. The evening will include a cocktail reception, buffet dinner and live music from one-time Greek Idol judge, Elli Kokkinou. All proceeds will be given to Make-A-Wish UAE and Make-A-Wish Greece.
Abu Dhabi Country Club, Al Mushrif, Abu Dhabi, 8pm, Dhs600. Tel: (050) 2331360. Taxi: Abu Dhabi Country Club, Al Saada Street. makeawish.ae
Five Star Aquathlon Race
The third edition of this swimming/running competition will see adults and children race in the open water lagoon and run on the grounds of Emirates Palace. There are various categories and distances, according to age, including a 375m swim and 2.5km run for adults and 200m swim and 1.5km run for teenagers. There will also be a toddler race.
Emirates Palace, Al Ras Al Akhdar, Abu Dhabi, 7am. Tel: (050) 1094055. Taxi: Emirates Palace. premieronline.com, facebook.com/AbuDhabiTriClub
Sundown at Iris Yas Island
The last Sundown session of the season will see Romanian DJ Adrian Eftimie, resident DJ Raz Del Mundo and a surprise guest wind down the weekend. Eftimie has played in London, New York and Egypt.
Yas Marina, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 6pm till late. Tel: (055) 1605636. Taxi: Yas Marina. irisabudhabi.com
Celebrate Songkran on Saadiyat
Sontaya will host a special menu for the Thai New Year. The seven-course menu by chef Peter Peerapong includes butterfly pea flower dumplings and stuffed baby aubergine with braised wagyu cheek.
St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, until April 19, 6.30pm to 10.30pm, Dhs300. Tel: (02) 4988008. Taxi: St. Regis Saadiyat.stregissaadiyatisland.com
Run for a Cause
The third edition of this annual charity run on the Corniche raises funds to support a special needs center in Fujairah, the Green house project of Al Wagan centre in Al Ain, and the renovation of a school in Kakamega town in Western Kenya. Organised by Etihad Airways, race distances include a 3km run for adults and a 1.5km run for students and people with special needs. Prizes include a pair of economy class return tickets.
Abu Dhabi Corniche, Abu Dhabi, Dhs25. Taxi: Abu Dhabi Corniche. etihad.com
Offshore Sailing Race at Sir Bani Yas
If you find yourself in the Western Region on Saturday be sure to check out the second Sir Bani Yas Offshore Race. The two-day race will see sailing clubs race from Sir Bani Yas Island to Dubai, 175 nautical miles away.
Sir Bani Yas Island, Western Region, Abu Dhabi, until April 19. Tel: (04) 3941669. Taxi: Sir Bani Yas Island. dosc.ae
Can’t decide if you’re more of a Body Pump or a Pilates devotee? Try both at the fourth edition of the Fit & Flex Studio masterclass. The 80-minute workout will showcase the most popular workouts in the UAE, including Les Mills Body Attack, Body Pump and Body Combat, Yoga, Core Pilates and Tabata Training. In addition, the Westin’s Heavenly Spa will be on hand to offer free massage tasters and healthy snacks will be provided.
Fit & Flex Studios, Sas Al Nakhl, Abu Dhabi, 10.30am. Tel: (055) 1466123. Taxi: Abu Dhabi Golf Club complex. fitnflex.com
Springfest at Brauhaus
Celebrate all things Bavarian at this festival. Featuring a special a la carte menu with plenty of meat on a spit and German beers, their will also be games and live entertainment from band Steirer Sound.
Beach Rotana, Al Zahiyah, Abu Dhabi, 5pm onwards, until April 24. Tel: (02) 6979011. Taxi: Next to Abu Dhabi Mall. rotana.com
Slim down at the spa
The Shrinking Violet Wrap will see you dressed up like a mummy and it’s claimed it will minimise fat cells. The 90-minute session includes body brushing and head and foot massage.
Eastern Mangroves Hotel And Spa by Anantara, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, Dhs750. Tel: (02) 6561146. Taxi: Eastern Mangroves. abu-dhabi.anantara.com