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, October 22
Dance to Uptown Funk
Fans of the British DJ Mark Ronson can catch him behind the decks at a brand new music festival in the city. The Green Grooves concert, which will be able to accommodate up to 10,000 people, will be hosted at the Abu Dhabi Golf Club today. UK singer-songwriter Labrinth will join Ronson onstage, as another headliner at the event.
Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Sas Al Nakhl, Abu Dhabi, 7.30pm, Dhs320 to Dhs480. Tel: (02) 5588990. Taxi: Abu Dhabi Golf Club. adgolfclub.com
Rock out with an AC/DC tribute band
“Featuring the most authentic looking Angus’ in the business,” this UK tribute band will be going over the entire catalogue of hits of AC/DC. Expect a range of classic hits from 1976’s High Voltage to the 2014’s Rock or Bust.
Abu Dhabi City Golf Club, Al Mushrif, Abu Dhabi, Dhs100 general tickets, Dhs3,000 for a VIP table. Tel: (02) 4459600. Taxi: Abu Dhabi City Golf Club. adcitygolf.ae
See some art
The third edition of the No White Walls art exhibition features six new artists including Mohammad Awwad, Julia Ibbini, long-time Abu Dhabian Emily Gordon and Jennifer Simon. Held at the Fairmont, expect a diverse variety of mediums including paintings, sculpture, photography, digital and textile art.
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Bain Al Jessrain, Abu Dhabi, free. Tel: (02) 6543333. Taxi: Fairmont. no-white-walls.com
Treat your digits for a good cause
Bedashing Beauty Lounge will be donating 30 per cent of all their sensual hand and feet treatment sales to a Health Authority – Abu Dhabi approved cancer support group during the month of October. Valid in all five outlets of the ladies spa here in the capital, the treatments eligible for the donation include a caviar manicure, caviar pedicure, seasonal hand or foot treatment, or paraffin delight hands or foot treatment.
Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street, Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi, Sat to Thur 10am to 9pm, Fri noon to 9pm, treatments from Dhs115 to Dhs290. Tel: (02) 4171999. Taxi: Opposite Al Bateen Gardens, next to Mubarak Bin Muhamad School. bedashingbeauty.com
FRIDAY, October 23
Shop at UpMarket
This pop-up shop is aimed at ladies looking for unique fashion finds and boutique goods. Expect a variety of products – from skincare, resort wear, jewellery to artwork – from vendors such as Two Birds, Pine and Apple Boutique and Pip Squeak Chic.
Eastern Mangroves Promenade, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, 3pm to 6pm. Tel: (600) 544001. Taxi: Eastern Mangroves Promenade.
Kick off the weekend by checking out Spanish producer and DJ Henry Saiz and his band at Iris Yas Island. Before Saiz hits the decks, Raz Delmundo will warm up the crowd. Expect plenty of electronica, house and techno beats.
Yas Marina, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 9pm till late. Tel: (055) 1605636. Taxi: Yas Marina. irisabudhabi.com
Check out the newly launched online gourmet kitchen Basiligo to order meals such as baby asparagus and bean salad.
Mussafah, Abu Dhabi, Sun to Thur, deliveries from 11am to 4pm. Tel: (02) 5530049.basiligo.ae
Learn to cook Arabic dishes
Visit Al Waha restaurant in Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort By Anantara for a lesson on Arabian cuisine. Guest can make lamb tagine or Umm Ali, an Arabic bread pudding. Students will receive a recipe pack, apron and chopping board. Advanced booking required.
Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort By Anantara, Al Gharbia, Abu Dhabi, 3.30pm to 5pm, Dhs550. Tel: (02) 8862088. Taxi: Qasr Al Sarab. qasralsarab.anantara.com
SATURDAY, October 24
Go to an art bazaar
Pick up a piece of art and listen to acoustic music during the Abu Dhabi Arts Collective’s latest bazaar.
The Space, twofour54, Khalifa Park, Abu Dhabi, free.Taxi: twofour54, Khalifa Park. facebook.com/ADArtsCollective
Go to a pink tea
Alba Lounge will be hosting a month-long pink afternoon tea service featuring savoury hors d’oeuvres, cranberry scones and rose cream choux. There will also be a guided tasting of two teas, selected specially to complement the food.
The Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqta’a, Abu Dhabi, 2pm to 5pm, Dhs120 for two guests, Dhs65 for one person. Tel: (02) 8188282. Taxi: Ritz-Carlton. ritzcarlton.com
Make pizza with the kids
Spend the afternoon making pizza pies at La Mamma restaurant. The new Pizza Bambini classes will see the little ones decorate their own pizzas all by themselves. There will also be face painting as well.
Sheraton Abu Dhabi, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, 1pm to 3pm. Tel: (02) 6970238. Taxi: Sheraton Corniche. lamammaabudhabi.com