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 23
Go to a Ramadan fair
Head to Tryano at Yas Mall to check out a special Ramadan night market, Layali Tryano. The event will feature local and regional designers like Amanda Navai, All Things Mochi, CeeCode and FMM by Fatma Al Mulla. In addition to browsing new collections, there will also be an Oud player on hand, henna applications, nail offers and more. The fair will be hosted until Monday July 25 and is a women’s-only event.
Yas Mall, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 9pm to 1am. Tel: (800) 879266. Taxi: Yas Mall. tryano.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
Discounts at the spa
Ladies treat yourselves to a 30 per cent discount on spa services at Tips And Toes this Ramadan.
12 Street, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, daily 9am to 9pm, Dhs300. Taxi: near Al Yasmina School. tipsandtoes.com
FRIDAY, June 24
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
Go to the mall
The Galleria is hosting a series of activities to celebrate Ramadan this year, including an exhibition by local calligrapher and graffiti artist Dia’a Allam. There’s a falconry display, a selection of arts and crafts activities for kids, henna artists and a band performing daily.
The Galleria, Abu Dhabi Global Market Square, Al Maryah Island, Sat to Wed 10am to 10pm, Thur 10 am to midnight, Fri noon to midnight. Tel: (02) 6166999. Taxi: Galleria on Al Maryah. thegalleria.ae
Play some golf
Get out on the greens without splashing those dirhams with a one-month summer academy membership (including unlimited range balls) for Dhs499, while a three-month summer membership will set you back Dhs999 and includes a 30-minute golf lesson.
Abu Dhabi City Golf Club, Al Mushrif, Abu Dhabi. Tel: (02) 4459600. Taxi: Abu Dhabi City Golf Club. adcitygolf.com
SATURDAY, June 25
The trampoline park has finally made its way to the capital. While the massive Marina Mall space is still under construction, there is a small exhibition area to give you a taster of what’s to come. Keep in mind that the space is tiny – only 35 people can be accommodated every hour – so get there early.
Marina Mall, Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi, daily 10am to 1am. Tel: (02) 6812310. bounce.ae
Learn more about Ramadan at Adnec
Get ready to sample plenty of Arabic dishes, buy local products such as clothes and listen to traditional live music at this annual exhibition.
Adnec, Al Safraat, Abu Dhabi, 6pm to 1am. Tel: (02) 6222733. Taxi: Adnec. adnec.ae
Last Chance to buy art on the cheap
Abu Dhabi Art Hub’s affordable art exhibition (all the works will be priced from Dhs250 to Dhs2,000) ends today. So if you’re still looking for something to spruce up your space, be sure to check it out.
Abu Dhabi Art Hub, Mussafah, Abu Dhabi. Tel: (02) 5515005. Taxi: Near ICAD residential city. adah.com