Our picks: 14 things to do in Abu Dhabi this weekend
Your guide to all the things you can do over the weekend in the nation’s capital, such as workshops, deals, sports, entertainment and new openings
Thursday July 6
Boogie Box club nights return
Tonight is the first evening of the new season for house and techno music night Boogie Box. Now in its seventh year, DJs on the night will be two Boogie Box regulars, Shadi Megalla and Hani J. New light, sound and art installations are also promised.
Yas Beach, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 9pm to 3am, free. Taxi: Yas Beach. facebook.com/boogieboxrecords
Splash at ladies’ night
Yas Waterworld’s ladies’ nights are back and running every Thursday.
Yas Waterworld, Abu Dhabi, Thur 6pm to 11pm. Tel: (02) 414200. Taxi: Yas Waterworld. Yaswaterworld.com
Check out a new NYU exhibition
Woven Identities is a new exhibition on Saadiyat that looks at the often transient lifestyle that people lead in the UAE and examines how we conform to our environment.
The Art Gallery at NYU, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, Mon to Sat noon to 8pm, free but prior registration is required. Taxi: NYUAD. nyuad-artgallery.org.
Friday July 7
Brunch is back at Cafe Milano
The Italian restaurant at the Four Seasons is serving brunch again. Expect plenty of classic Italian pasta and pizza dishes that are served a la carte to your table.
Four Seasons Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island, noon to 4pm, Dhs190 to Dhs250. Tel: (02) 3332630. Taxi: Four Seasons. fourseasons.com
Learn to draw flowers at Paint & Sip
Head to Aquarium restaurant at Yas Marina for an afternoon of painting and beverages at this social art class. You’ll be painting flowers and dragonflies in this session – all paints, canvases, brushes and aprons will be provided.
Yas Marina, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 3pm to 6pm, Dhs150. Taxi: Yas Marina. facebook.com/paintandsipuae
Dance at a new pool party
Tonight, Abu Dhabi gets a new pool party – Cachée is on at Saadiyat Beach Club and promises live performers, gourmet food, fire shows and DJs spinning the wheels of steel.
Saadiyat Beach Club, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, Dhs80 entry (ladies), Dhs200 (gents). Tel: (02) 6563500. Taxi: Saadiyat Beach Club. saadiyatbeachclub.ae
Party like it’s Independence Day
The American Chamber Of Commerce in Abu Dhabi has an event tonight to celebrate July 4, with a buffet, games, entertainment, music and raffle prizes.
InterContinental Abu Dhabi, Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi, 7pm to midnight, Dhs400. Tel: (02) 6313604. Taxi: InterCon. amchamabudhabi.org
Tuck into surf ’n’ turf
Pool-side restaurant Nahaam has a special offer on meat and fish this summer on Fridays – for Dhs160 you get to choose from a variety of surf ’n’ turf dishes and you also get two drinks included in the price.
Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, Al Khubeirah, Abu Dhabi, Fri 7pm to 10pm, Dhs160. Tel: (02) 8115555. Taxi: Etihad Towers. jumeirah.com
Saturday July 8
Create kinetic art
Moving/Drawing/Sculpture is a class based on kinetic art – a piece of art that moves.
Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, 10am to noon, free. Tel: (800) 555. Taxi: Manarat Al Saadiyat. saadiyatculturaldistrict.ae
Hang out at a summer tent
The Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan’s Ramadan tent Khaymetna is staying open all summer – you can find out more about it by clicking here.
Khalidiya Palace Rayhaan by Rotana, Ras Al Akhdar, Abu Dhabi, Sun to Wed noon to 11.30pm, Thur and Fri noon to 12.30am. Tel: (02) 6570000. Taxi: Khalidiya Palace. rotana.com
Make a drink at a mixology class
The Aloft Al Ain hotel is holding mixology classes on Saturdays at its lobby bar W XYZ.
Aloft Al Ain, Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium Development, Al Towwaya, Al Ain, Sat 6pm to 8pm, Dhs99 to Dhs199 including a three-course set menu. Tel: (03) 7138888. Taxi: Al Ain football stadium. aloftalain.com
See The Three Musketeers
Cinema Space are showing the classic 1973 swashbuckling tale starring Oliver Reed and Richard Chamberlain.
Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, 4pm and 7pm, free. Taxi: Manarat Al Saadiyat. cinemaspace-thethreemusketeers.splashthat.com
Buy trinkets at a pop-up market
Head to Al Forsan Village for the latest The Little Birdie Pop-Up Market. You can buy handmade jewellery, paintings and plenty more.
Al Forsan Village, Khalifa City, Abu Dhabi, 8am to 6pm. Tel: (02) 5559649. Taxi: Al Forsan Village. facebook.com/LittleBirdiePopUpMarkets
Buy a 50-minute body massage at Eden Spa and get a free 30-minute refresher facial included in the price.
Le Méridien, Al Zahiyah, Abu Dhabi, daily 9am to 11pm. Tel: (02) 6974354. Taxi: Le Méridien. edenspaabudhabi.com