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, September 3
Go to the Chic Lady Show
Go shopping at this annual fashion exhibition that features abayas, jewellery and more.
Adnec, Al Safraat, Abu Dhabi. Tel: (02) 6222733. Taxi: Adnec. chicladyexhibition.com
Blast your face with cold oxygen to look younger. The Age Defying Oxygen Treatment at the Anantara Spa uses German technology to apply 95 per cent pure oxygen on to the skin, which is said to boost elasticity and enhance skin cell renewal. The treatment lasts 90-minute.
Eastern Mangroves Hotel and Spa by Anantara, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, daily 10am to 11pm, Dhs916. Tel: (02) 6561146. Taxi: Eastern Mangroves. abu-dhabi.anantara.com
Eat off a new menu
Jones the Grocer has launched a new, all-day-dining menu that features wheat free, paleo and vegetarian dishes. New items include coconut flour pancakes with blueberry compote, smoked scarmoza cheese and roast peppers ciabatta, zaatar grilled zucchini and eggplant wholemeal wrap, sea bass on soba noodles and a zucchini lasagna with five cheeses.
Al Mamoura Building B, Al Muroor, Abu Dhabi. Tel: (02) 4438762. Taxi: Al Mamoura Building, corner of Muroor and 15 Street. jonesthegrocer.com
FRIDAY, September 4
Go to brunch
Brunch at Safina features an international buffet with stations dedicated to BBQ, seafood, pasta, Asian dishes and waffles/crepes.
Saadiyat Beach Club, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, 1pm to 4pm, Dhs275 with soft drinks, Dhs375 with house beverages, Dhs475 with champagne. Tel: (02) 6563500. Taxi: Saadiyat Island. saadiyatbeachclub.ae
Toshi Reagon (last chance)
Check out American singer-songwriter’s new opera based on the post-apocalyptic novel by Octavia Butler.
NYUAD Arts Center, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, 8pm, free, reservations required. Taxi: NYUAD Arts Center, on the East Plaza of the campus. nyuad-artscenter.org
Go to a gala
The Shine Bright Like a Diamond charity gala for UNICEF will feature a four-course dinner and raffle draw.
The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, 7pm, Dhs699. Tel: (02) 6169999. Taxi: The Westin. westinabudhabigolfresort.com
‘The Undercover Brother’ is heading to Abu Dhabi this summer. Hollywood actor and comedian Eddie Griffin will be in the capital cracking jokes with a supporting act made that includes Egyptian-American Ahmed Ahmed, Comedy Central frequenter Wil Sylvince and Canadian Mo Amer, whose humour is based on sticky situations he manages to find himself in – including travelling the world without a passport.
Al Raha Theatre, Al Raha, Abu Dhabi, 7pm, Dhs145 to Dhs245. Taxi: Al Raha Theatre. platinumlist.net
SATURDAY, September 5
Look at some art
Romanian-French artist Mioara is showcasing her first solo exhibition in Abu Dhabi at The Space. Titled Blue Silence, the show features a selection of artwork that is inspired the intricate patterns found in henna designs and the colours gold, silver and blue. The show will be on offer until September 21.
The Space, twofour54, Khalifa Park, Abu Dhabi, free. Taxi: twofour54, Khalifa Park. facebook.com/thespaceAD
See some mimes
Watch Swiss theatre troupe Mummenschanz use kooky props and exaggerated masks to tell stories.
Emirates Palace, Al Ras Al Akhdar, Abu Dhabi, 4pm and 8pm, Dhs95 to Dhs195. Taxi: Emirates Palace. abudhabievents.ae
Eat a roast dinner
Marco Pierre White Steakhouse and Grill is now serving up a traditional Saturday Roast dinner on Saturdays. The four-course menu will include soup, a carvery station featuring roast turkey, leg of lamb, prime rib roast and bangers and mash, as well as a cheese buffet and choice of dessert.
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Bain Al Jessrain, Abu Dhabi, noon to 3pm, Dhs170 for four-courses and one trip to the carvery and cheese station, Dhs245 for unlimited trips to the carvery and cheese station. Tel: (02) 6543238. Taxi: Fairmont. fairmont.com