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, don’t worry. What’s On has the perfect solution, whatever mood you are in.
THURSDAY May 21
Listen to Guns N’ Roses Experience
This tribute band will perform a two-hour set at the Abu Dhabi City Golf Club. Expect plenty of classics such as Paradise City, Sweet Child O’ Mine, November Rain and Welcome to the Jungle.
Abu Dhabi City Golf Club, Al Mushrif, Abu Dhabi, 7.30pm, Dhs100. Tel: (02) 4459600. Taxi: Abu Dhabi City Golf Club. abu-dhabi.platinumlist.net
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
Go see Armenian artwork
Head to The Space to see the art exhibition, Captured Memories Never Fade from two artists, Dovlat and Gago. The works of art are inspired by Armenia.
The Space, twofour54, Khalifa Park, Abu Dhabi, until May 28. Tel: (050) 6677658. Taxi: Twofour54, by Park Rotana. facebook.com/thespaceAD
FRIDAY May 22
Backyard BBQ Pool Party
Celebrate the Memorial Day Weekend with a backyard BBQ pool party with grilled food, drinks, and pool access. DJ Allad will be on the decks and there will also be a special kids zone with football, basketball, games and more.
Aloft Abu Dhabi, Adnec, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street, Abu Dhabi, 6pm to late, Dhs225 with open bar, Dhs160 with drinks, Dhs80 for kids. Tel: (02) 6545000. Taxi: Adnec. aloftabudhabi.com
Break out your tartan for AD Scots’ society charity ball.
Le Royal Méridien, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, Dhs495 to Dhs595. Tel: (056) 6879060. Taxi: Royal Méridien. adscots.com
See George’s Marvellous Medicine
Take the kiddies to see the Roald Dahl classic on stage at the Abu Dhabi Theatre. The story follows George, a young boy who is trying to cure his grannie’s ghastly temper.
Abu Dhabi Theatre, Ras Al Akhdar, Abu Dhabi, 4pm, Dhs135 to Dhs185. Tel: (02) 6818821. Taxi: Abu Dhabi Theatre, Breakwater, near Marina Mall. artforall.ae
Look at art
Check out this photographic exhibition of falconry at Emirates Palace. The Falcons of Arabia exhibit will celebrate 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
SATURDAY May 23
Adoption day with Feline Friends
Check out Feline Friends last adoption day for the summer. There are at least 20 cats that need to find homes before the summer holiday, so if you are looking to adopt or foster a cat visit them today.
British Veterinary Centre, Khalifa City A, Abu Dhabi, 11am to 2pm. Tel: (050) 8231569. Taxi: British Vet Centre, Opposite the Cricket Stadium. facebook.com/FelineFriendsAbuDhabi
Listen to Jazz music
Head to Yas Links Abu Dhabi golf course for an evening of live jazz music. Hosted at Barranca with a three-course meal for members and their guests.
Yas Links, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 7pm to 10pm, Dhs99 for members, Dhs125 for guests. Tel: (02) 8107710. Taxi: Yas Links, Yas Island. yaslinks.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 with duck liver, 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