Things to do this weekend in Abu Dhabi
What’s On has a full list of all the things to do this weekend in Abu Dhabi, 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, March 17
Cycle down the streets of Abu Dhabi
The Abu Dhabi cycle race is a community cycle ride that will see riders zip around the city. Open to adults and juniors aged 15 to 17, you’ll start from the Corniche, outside of Nation Towers, and ride to Yas Island and back for a total distance of 76km. Please note riders who do not make the 38K turn within 80-minutes will be asked to retire and get into the bus.
Various locations including the Corniche, Abu Dhabi, 6.30am. Taxi: Nation Towers on the Corniche. premieronline.com
Have a cup of tea
Try a Moroccan-inspired afternoon tea at Almaz By Momo on Al Maryah.
The Galleria, Abu Dhabi Global Market Square, Abu Dhabi, daily 3pm to 6pm, Dhs105. Tel: (02) 6767702. Taxi: Galleria on Maryah Island. momoresto.com
Ladies night at Yas Waterworld
Ladies night at Yas Waterworld is back. There’ll be UV henna painting, an H20 dance zone, and zumba classes in addition to the park’s 45 rides and attractions. The night is strictly for ladies-only.
Yas Waterworld, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, Thursdays 6pm to 11pm, Dhs175 to Dhs600. Tel: (02) 4142000. Taxi: Yas Waterworld. yaswaterworld.com
FRIDAY, March 18
Eat some meat
Load up on grilled meats and seafood every Friday at barbecue night in Al Raha Beach Hotel.
Al Raha Beach Hotel, Al Raha, Abu Dhabi, daily 7.30am to 11.30pm, Dhs145 per person. Tel: (02) 5080555. Taxi: Al Raha Beach Hotel. alrahabeach.danathotels.com
Watch the Cirque Le Noir Circus
Visiting the capital for the very first time, this circus is known for their stunts – think the Colombian Wheel of Death, acrobats and roller-skating – and has over twenty different acts on offer. Performances will be hosted until March 19.
du Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, timings vary, Dhs199 to Dhs2,000. Taxi: du Forum. abu-dhabi.platinumlist.net
SATURDAY, March 19
Celebrate Earth Hour with yoga on the beach
Head to the Fairmont Bab Al Bahr for a candle-lit yoga session on the beach for free! The hotel, which will be turning off all non-essential lights around the hotel, will be hosting a free beach side session in the evening. There’ll be a beach bar available to refuel afterwards too. Call ahead to reserve a spot, as spaces are limited.
Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, Bain Al Jessrain, Abu Dhabi, 8.30pm to 9.30pm, free. Tel: (02) 6543160. Taxi: Fairmont. fairmont.com/babalbahr
Run a 5K or 10K on Yas
Work up a sweat at the annual Zayed Marathon on Yas Marina Circuit. In addition to 5K and 10K distances, there are child friendly lengths as well as a 5K hand cycle for wheelchair competitors. Plus there’s Dhs88,000 in prize money up for grabs.
Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 2pm, Dhs50 to Dhs100. Tel: (02) 6599800. Taxi: Yas Marina Circuit. yasmarinacircuit.com
Try out a new fitness class
Try out a peloga fitness class that combines pilates with yoga for a full body workout.
Mercure Abu Dhabi Centre Hotel, Hamdan Street, Abu Dhabi, Saturdays 11am to noon, Dhs50. Tel: (02) 6333555. Taxi: Mercure Centre Hotel. accorhotels.com