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, June 2
Laugh out loud
Local comedy troupe Yalla Laughs is holding a night of gags at the Marriott’s alfresco rooftop bar Up And Below. Comedians performing include Luke Hacker, Jess Pratt and Salman Qureshi.
Courtyard By Marriott World Trade Center, Hamdan Street, Abu Dhabi, 8pm, free. Tel: (02) 6982222. Taxi: Marriott Courtyard, World Trade Center Mall. marriott.com
Abu Dhabi Fashion Days is hosting an event where people in the industry can meet and showcase their products. The event will end on Saturday June 4.
The Domes, Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, Wed to Fri 4.30pm to 10.30pm, Sat 4.30pm to 9pm. Tel: (050) 3759598. Taxi: Zayed Sports City. abudhabifashiondays.com
See some Ukrainian art
The N2N Gallery is hosting an art exhibition dedicated to printmaking techniques. Intricate Lines will feature artwork from Ukrainian artists Oksana Stratiychuk, Andrew Levitzky, Nikolay Dudchenko and Olesya Dzuraeva, and will include a selection of etchings, linocuts and sculptures. The exhibit is on until June 20.
Nation Towers, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, Sat to Thur 10am to 10pm, closed Fridays, free. Tel: (02) 6659858. Taxi: Nation Galleria mall. facebook.com/N2NGallery
FRIDAY, June 3
Party at a pool
Before the weather takes a turn for the worse grab your swimwear and head to one of the last Liquid Rain pool parties for the season. Expect plenty of eclectic tunes too.
Aloft Abu Dhabi, Adnec, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street, Abu Dhabi, 8pm to 3am, Dhs150, ladies free. Tel: (02) 6545193. Taxi: Adnec. aloftabudhabi.com
Eat some meat
The Foundry in Southern Sun Abu Dhabi has updated its menu to include pan-seared barramundi, oven roasted Welsh lamb rack with charred eggplant puree and Langoustine risotto. New meat cuts on offer include Ekro, a milk fed veal tenderloin from Holland, as well as grass fed striploin and T-bone entrecôte steaks from Irish butchery John Stone.
Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiyah, Abu Dhabi, daily 7pm to 11pm. Tel: (02) 8184888. Taxi: Southern Sun hotel, near Corniche Hospital. tsogosunhotels.com
Go to the club
Check out the season finale of URBN at Mad on Yas Island. There’ll be a special performance by English hip hop duo Krept & Konan.
Mad on Yas Island, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, complimentary bar for ladies. Tel: (055) 8346262. Taxi: Near Yas Tunnel, Yas Island.facebook.com/MadYasIsland
SATURDAY, June 4
Listen to music
The WTC Mall hosts World Music Day today, featuring live musical performances from amateur artists from around the world.
World Trade Center Mall, Al Markaziyah, Abu Dhabi, 2pm to 10pm. Tel: (02) 6334677. Taxi: World Trade Center Mall. wtcad.ae
Try out a virtual dressing room
The Virtual Style Pod is back at The Galleria Mall. The tech friendly dressing room uses 3D body-mapping to show you what the latest looks look like on you without having to change clothes. Visitors to the mall will be able to test out outfits from the latest Spring/Summer lines from a range of high end designers including Diesel, Carolina Herrera, Kenzo, Fendi, Pinko, Ralph Lauren, Tom Ford and more.
The Galleria, Abu Dhabi Global Market Square, Abu Dhabi. Tel: (02) 6166999. Taxi: Galleria on Al Maryah Island. thegalleria.ae
Buy art on the cheap
Abu Dhabi Art Hub’s affordable art exhibition opens tonight. The annual show will feature over 200 pieces of art from over twenty artists from a variety of backgrounds including French painter Brigitte Roshay, Egyptian craftsman Remon Adel, Emirati painter Yaaqoub AlKhoori, Filipino painter Ruben Calimlim and Indian painter Sreedev Karthika. Best of all, all the works will be priced from Dhs250 to Dhs2,000 to suit most budgets. The show ends June 25.
Abu Dhabi Art Hub, Mussafah, Abu Dhabi, 7pm. Tel: (02) 5515005. Taxi: Near ICAD residential city. adah.com