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, December 3
Visiting chef and noodle expert Tom Zong will debut a special menu at Li Jiang. The promotion will run until December 15.
Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi Grand Canal, Khor Al Maqta’a, Abu Dhabi, daily 4pm to 1am. Tel: (02) 8188282. Taxi: Ritz-Carlton. ritzcarlton.com
Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival
Named in honour of the UAE’s founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, this programme is a celebration of the country’s cultural inheritance. From traditional craft workshops to auctions and exhibitions, it’s a great way for expats and visitors alike to learn about the emirates’ history. The festival will go on until December 12.
Al Wathba, Abu Dhabi. Tel: (800) 555. Taxi: Al Wathba, near the camel race track. zayedfestival.com
FRIDAY, December 4
Tune into trance
Celebrate Holi and beats at this one-day electronic/trance dance music festival. For 18 years and over only.
Abu Dhabi City Golf Club, Al Mushrif, Abu Dhabi, 3pm to 2am, Dhs170. Tel: (02) 4459600. Taxi: Abu Dhabi City Golf Club. platinumlist.net
Go to the spa
Head to Yas Viceroy for an indulgent two-hour spa session that will see you enjoy a 60-minute aromatherapy massage before receiving an intensive or instant brightening facial. Guests receiving the Invigorating package will also be gifted a product from the Firmer Skin Collection.
Yas Viceroy, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, daily 9am to 9pm, Dhs600. Tel: (02) 6560862. Taxi: Yas Viceroy. viceroyhotelsandresorts.com
Get fruity at Iris
Every Friday the Le Marche promotion will see colourful carts filled with fruit on the terrace.
Yas Marina, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 4pm to 8pm. Tel: (055) 1605636. Taxi: Yas Marina. irisabudhabi.com
SATURDAY, December 5
Catch St Nick if you can
The annual Santa chase returns to the Westin Lawn, where the first child to capture Claus receiving the biggest present.
The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, 2pm to 5.45pm. Tel: (02) 6169999. Taxi: The Westin. westinabudhabigolfresort.com
Head to the park for fresh veggies, live music, craft stalls and more.
Mushrif Central Park, Mushrif, Abu Dhabi, Sat 4pm to 9pm. Tel: (02) 6669559. Taxi: Mushrif Park on Karamah Street. mushrifcentralpark.ae
Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort
Check out the open-air Christmas cinema at the Beachcomber, which will see you watch classic holiday films under the stars every Saturday during the month of December. There will also be hot chocolate, popcorn and warm blankets available.
Sheraton Abu Dhabi, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, 7pm, free entry. Tel: (02) 6773333. Taxi: Sheraton Corniche. sheratonabudhabihotel.com