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 9
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.
Abu Dhabi Art Hub, Mussafah, Abu Dhabi, 7pm. Tel: (02) 5515005. Taxi: Near ICAD residential city. adah.com
Go for afternoon tea
Jumeirah At Etihad Towers is now holding afternoon tea in its regal-looking Lobby Lounge during the holy month – there’s just one catch, it’s more of an evening tea, as it won’t be served until sunset.
Jumeirah At Etihad Towers, West Corniche, Ras Al Akhdar, Abu Dhabi, daily from sunset to midnight, Dhs165. Tel: (02) 8115666. Taxi: Etihad Towers. jumeirah.com
New Ramadan menu at Jones
Aussie outlet Jones The Grocer is launching a new traditional inspired menu this Ramadan. Dishes include confit chicken shawarma with lemon yoghurt, vegetable harira soup, vine leap wrapped black cod and duck and foie gras hot dog with date and pomegranate chutney. The menu is on offer at Mamoura, Khalidiyah, Al Raha and Muneera outlets.
Pearl Plaza Tower, Khalidiyah, Abu Dhabi, Sun to Thur 8am to 11pm, Fri and Sat 9am to 11pm. Tel: (02) 6395883. Taxi: opposite BMW Showroom. jonesthegrocer.com
FRIDAY, June 10
Go scuba diving
The Sheraton has opened its Scuba Master Diving Centre, offering night dives, beginner classes and more.
Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel And Resort, Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi, daily 8am to 6pm. Tel: (056) 5859083. Taxi: Sheraton Corniche. sheratonabudhabihotel.com
Watch the Euros
It might not be the World Cup Finals, but the European Championships are still a great chance to see some of the world’s best footballers, and every game of the tournament will be shown on a 10mx6m LED screen (that would put ones found in many movie theatres to shame) inside the du Forum. You’ll also find a fanzone in there, food, competitions and activities for children. Entry is free.
du Forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, free. Tel: (055) 5490716. Taxi: du Forum. duforum.ae
Learn more about Ramadan at Adnec
The annual celebration of Ramadan takes place at Adnec – get ready to sample plenty of Arabic dishes, buy local products such as clothes and listen to traditional live music.
Adnec, Al Safraat, Abu Dhabi, 6pm to 1am. Tel: (02) 6222733. Taxi: Adnec. adnec.ae
SATURDAY, June 11
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
Play glow in the dark golf
Head to Dalma Mall for a round of golf – glow-in-the-dark style. Tee & Putt’s mini golf course features 18 day-glow holes and is suitable for kids and adults.
Dalma Mall, Mussafah, Abu Dhabi, Sat to Wed 10am to 10pm, Thur and Fri 10am to midnight, Dhs75, Dhs45 for children. Tel: (02) 5555307. Taxi: Dalma Mall. teeandputt.com
Check out the new menu at Carluccio’s including mushroom risotto and prawn and crab black spaghetti.
The Galleria, Abu Dhabi Global Market Square, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi. Tel: (02) 6771261. Taxi: Galleria on Maryah Island. carluccios.com