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, November 5
Eat some food at a festival
The three-day Taste Of Abu Dhabi returns to Yas Island and will feature a top-notch roster of big name chefs and 25 restaurants of the capital’s most celebrated restaurants. You can also watch the big names in action on stage where Food Network’s Reza Mahammad and renowned Patisier Eric Lanlard will be among those donning their chef’s whites.
du Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi Thur 4pm to 11pm, Fri noon to 11pm, Sat noon to 10pm, Dhs50. Tel: (02) 2348490. Taxi: du Arena. tasteabudhabi.com
Get a Thai massage
Head to ESPA for a full body treatment that will see you moved into increasingly acrobatic positions, as your muscles are stretched, rocked and pulled.
Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqta’a, Abu Dhabi, 10am to 10pm daily, Dhs450 for 60-minutes, Dhs620 for 90-minutes. Tel: (02) 8188282. Taxi: Ritz-Carlton. ritzcarlton.com
Eat off a new menu
American restaurant Caramel has updated its menu with 14 new a la carte dishes to try. Created by chef Sunil Vaz new items include chicken marsala with sautéed mushrooms, turffled fish and chips and mushroom and arugula risotto.
The Collection, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, Sat to Wed, 5pm to 2am, Thu and Fri 5pm to 3am. Tel: (02) 6783344. Taxi: St Regis Saadiyat Island. caramelgroup.com
FRIDAY, November 6
Catch some waves
Head to Yas Waterworld to watch the World Flowboarding Championship. Hosted on Friday and Saturday, the event will see teams from over 14 countries gather in the capital to compete.
Yas Waterworld, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, Fri and Sat. Tel: (02) 4142000. Taxi: Yas Waterworld. yaswaterworld.com
Stretch out with Pilates
A 90-minute circuit-styled class that features moves on the reformer, tower and chair.
Bodytree Studio, Khalidiyah, Abu Dhabi, 9am to 10.30am, Dhs155 inclusive of juice. Tel:(02) 4434448. Taxi: Between 26th Street and 11th Street, opposite ADNOC. bodytreestudio.com
Eat Brunch at the Palace
Head to Emirates Palace to indulge in a beachside brunch at BBQ Al Qasr this Friday. Think live cooking stations, a DJ on the decks and beachside cabanas to relax in.
Emirates Palace, Al Ras Al Akhdar, Abu Dhabi, 12.30pm to 4pm, Dhs290 to Dhs480. Tel: (02) 6907999. Taxi: Emirates Palace. emiratespalace.ae
SATURDAY, November 7
Check out the Festival of Lights
Ferrari World Abu Dhabi goes Bollywood with a special line-up of Indian dance acts, live music, henna applications and rangoli artwork.
Ferrari World, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, until Nov 15. Tel: (02) 4968000. Taxi: Ferrari World. ferrariworldabudhabi.com
Walk and cycle YMC
Break a sweat in order to raise awareness for cancer at RahmaYAS, a charity walk/cycle on Yas Island.
Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 4pm to 8pm, Dhs50. Tel: (02) 6599800. Taxi: Yas Marinca Circuit. yasmarinacircuit.com
Ripe Market returns
Head to the park for fresh veggies, live music, craft stalls and more every Saturday.
Mushrif Central Park, Mushrif, Abu Dhabi, 4pm to 9pm. Tel: (02) 6669559. Taxi: Mushrif Park on Karamah Street. mushrifcentralpark.ae