Things to do this weekend
What’s On has a full list of all the things to do in Abu Dhabi this weekend, including workshops, deals, sports, entertainment and 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, July 9
Shape up and lose weight at this 60-minute strength and conditioning circuit with Roar Fitness.
Rihan Heights, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, Dhs50 per class. Tel: (050) 8827618. Taxi: Rihan Heights, under Tower A. roarfitness.ae
Ramadan and Eid Festival
Celebrate the Holy Month with traditional shopping, food and games at this annual exhibition at ADNEC.
Adnec, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street, Abu Dhabi, daily 8pm to 2am. Tel: (02) 4446900. Taxi: Adnec. adnec.ae
Mushrif Central Park summer workshops
Take the kids to the park this weekend for an indoor creative workshop in the exhibition hall. Taking place three times a day, activities organised by Merry Makers will include silk painting, magic tricks, building gingerbread houses, a soft play zone and more. Sessions are suitable for kids aged five to 12.
Mushrif Central Park, Mushrif, Abu Dhabi, 10am to noon, 1pm to 3pm, 4pm to 6pm, Dhs150. Tel: (02) 6669559. Taxi: Mushrif Park on Karamah Street. mushrifcentralpark.ae
FRIDAY, July 10
Play some golf
Tee off on the greens with this 36 hole pair’s betterball competition. The Varangis Ramadan Open is a two-day tournament that will be hosted at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club on Friday and Abu Dhabi Golf Club on Saturday. The entry fee includes full use of practice facilities for both days and an evening buffet at Abu Dhabi Golf Club.
Various locations including Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, 2pm, Dhs150 juniors, Dhs945 visitors. Tel: (02) 5578000. Taxi: Saadiyat Beach Golf Club. sbgolfclub.ae
Shop for a cause
Check out the Souq Al Omniyat, a traditional Emirati marketplace, in Deerfields Mall. Located on level two, the bazaar features Emirati designer clothing, perfumes, abayas and accessories. Proceeds from the souq will be donated to Make-A-Wish UAE, a children’s charity that aims to inspire and give hope to terminally ill kids.
Deerfield’s Mall, Shahama, Abu Dhabi, 10am to 1pm, 7pm to 1am during Ramadan. Tel: (02) 5010888. Taxi: Deerfield’s Mall. deerfieldstownsquare.com
Buy handmade goods at the Ramadan Bazaar in Souk Qaryat Al Beri
Featuring a mixture of 25 vendors, guests will be able to purchase dates, spices, clothing, jewellery and other locally made goods at the indoor marketplace. The souk will be hosted daily until July 24.
Souk Qaryat Al Beri, Bain Al Jessrain, Abu Dhabi, Sat to Wed 10am to 2pm, 8pm to midnight, Thur 10am to 2pm, 8pm to 1am, Fri 8pm to 1am. Tel: (056) 1387945. Taxi: Souk Qaryat Al Beri. facebook.com/SoukArtisansM
SATURDAY, July 11
Eat some meat
Boa Steakhouse is hosting a two-course iftar menu that features either the classic caesar salad with chicken or the wedge salad topped with blue cheese dressing. For mains, order up the pan roasted Norwegian salmon with mash potatoes or the Boa classic burger with fries. For an added fee, you can upgrade the set menu to chose between Australian Striploin or Australian Rib-Eye.
Eastern Mangroves Promenade, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, 7.30pm, Dhs120 for set menu, Dhs190 for upgraded menu. Tel: (02) 6411500. Taxi: Eastern Mangroves Promenade. boaabudhabi.ae
Check out the Art Souq
Etihad Modern Art Gallery is hosting an annual exhibition and art fair with artworks from a variety of international artists up for sale. Participants include Greek artist Yiannis Roussakis, French painter Karine Roche and Bulgarian sculptor Svilen Petrov.
Etihad Modern Art Gallery, Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi, until Sept. Tel: (02) 6210145. Taxi: Al Bateen Mall. etihadmodernart.com
Hit some clay targets
Take aim and try to shatter some clay targets on the shotgun range at Al Forsan Sports Resort. Even if you’re a beginner, are four different traps available for variation, depending on your skill level.
Al Forsan International Sports Resort, Khalifa City A, Abu Dhabi, 3pm to 11pm, Dhs200. Tel: (800) 25367726. Taxi: Al Forsan Sports Resort, Khalifa City, behind the golf club. alforsan.com