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.
THURSDAY May 14
Play some basketball
Head over to Yas Mall to check out some street-ball. The 3×3 set-up will see three man teams face-off on a half-court. Guests will be able to watch Italian freestyle team Da Move Crew in the two-day competition. There will also be contests and family activities as well.
Yas Mall, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, until May 15. Taxi: Yas Mall. Tel: (056) 6873388. abudhabi3x3.com
Check out BOA Steakhouse’s anniversary menu
To celebrate their first year, diners can indulge in a limited edition four-course menu at BOA Steakhouse. Items include a Lobster BLT salad, goat cheese baklava, 80 day dry aged New York strip, broiled Chilean sea bass and baked Alaska.
Eastern Mangroves Promenade, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, until June 15, Dhs250 per person. Tel: (02) 6411500. Taxi: Eastern Mangroves Promenade. easternmangrovespromenade.ae
Affordable Art Sale
Looking to spruce up your home with art? The Abu Dhabi Art Hub is hosting an Affordable Artworks exhibition that will showcase pocket-friendly works from international artists at their design studio in Mussafah.
Abu Dhabi Art Hub, Mussafah, Abu Dhabi, 7pm, until May 16. Taxi: Abu Dhabi Art Hub, Mussafah. Tel: (02) 5515005. adah.ae
Look at some art
Check out this photographic exhibition of falconry at Emirates Palace. Celebrating the history of falconry and its importance to the region, the Columbia Threadneedle Collection will showcase 20 images of the sport in the East Wing lobby.
Emirates Palace, Al Ras Al Akhdar, Abu Dhabi, until May 28. Tel: (02) 6909000. Taxi: Emirates Palace. kempinski.com
FRIDAY May 15
Go out with the girls
Centro Capital Centre is hosting ladies night every night at c.mondo. Women can enjoy a free flow of bubbles, grapes and house beverages in the evening.
Centro Capital Centre, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street, Abu Dhabi, daily 7pm to midnight. Tel: (02) 4096666. Taxi: Near Adnec. rotana.com
Listen to classical music
Award-wining Syrian pianist Malek Jandali will perform with Laura Metcalf on cello and Abdulrahim Alsaid on oud.
Abu Dhabi Theatre, Al Ras Al Akhdar, Abu Dhabi, 8pm, Dhs200 to Dhs500. Tel: (050) 8805074. Taxi: Abu Dhabi Theatre. ticketmaster.ae
Get ready to drift
Al Forsan will be hosting its third U Drift session this Friday. The skid pad will be open for a three-hour open drift practice session.
Al Forsan International Sports Resort, Khalifa City A, Abu Dhabi, 4.30pm to 7.30pm, Dhs300 per driver. Tel: (02) 5568555. Taxi: Al Forsan Sports Resort, Khalifa City, behind the golf club. alforsan.com
SATURDAY May 16
Visit The Terrace on the Corniche
Check out the St. Regis Abu Dhabi’s newest theme night. The Arabian inspired menu at The Terrace on the Corniche will feature dishes such as Ottoman almond soup, Jordanian lamb mansaf and Umm Ali.
St Regis Abu Dhabi, Al Khubeirah, Abu Dhabi, daily 7pm to 11pm, Dhs150 for food, shisha and grapes extra. Tel: (02) 6944444. Taxi: St Regis Abu Dhabi, Corniche. stregisabudhabi.com
Visit a pop-up shop
Fashionistas can check out over 45 different retailers at La Loupe’s end of season pop-up shop event. There’ll be live music plus demos from some of the brands on offer, too.
La Loupe, Eastern Mangroves Hotel & Spa by Anantara, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, 2pm to 7pm. Tel: (050) 1118754. Taxi: Eastern Mangroves. facebook.com/laloupeauh
Yas Marina Garage Sale
Get your adrenaline fix with this day out at Yas Marina Circuit. Guests can experience the full range of driving experiences on Yas Island – all on the same day. On-track experiences include driving in an Aston Martin GT4, racing in the Formula 3000, learning to drift with Drift Sprint and karting. Pre-bookings are recommended.
Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 1pm to 10pm. Tel: (02) 6599800. yasmarinacircuit.com
Metronome at Mushrif Central Park
Catch live music from locally based artists at the Ripe Market at Mushrif Central Park this Saturday. The Metronome Season Finale will feature a line up including Scott Attew, Craig Perry, Sound Block and Zainab Hafiz.
Mushrif Central Park, Mushrif, Abu Dhabi, 4pm to 9pm. Tel: (02) 6669559. Taxi: Mushrif Park on Karamah Street. mushrifcentralpark.ae
SUNDAY May 17
Whose line is it anyway?
Originally scheduled for Friday, they’ve rescheduled this improve comedy night to Sunday May 17. Laugh along with Whose Line is it Anyway jokers Steven Frost, Ian Coppinger, Steve Steen, Andy Smart and guest star Joe Rooney. The host and audience members will provide scenarios for the comedians to run with – literally and figuratively.
Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel & Villas, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, 7pm, Dhs150. Tel: (02) 4071234. Taxi: Park Hyatt Saadiyat. abudhabi.park.hyatt.com