From celebrating American Independence Day to a Saturday roast…

Counting down to the weekend so you can fill it with fun stuff? We hear you!

From checking out the newly opened KidZania in the capital to a ladies-only empowering workshop, there’s something to suit all tastes over the weekend here in the capital.

Here’s a list of things to do in Abu Dhabi this weekend:   

Thursday, July 4

1. Celebrate American Independence Day at Yas Mall

Head to Black Tap at Yas Mall where you can celebrate the 243rd American Independence Day by indulging in a limited-edition CrazyShake. The shake is decadently topped with a red, white and blue cake slice, whipped cream, sprinkles and a cherry. Yum!

Cascade Dining, Yas Mall, Dhs62, from July 3 to 5, Tel: (02) 446 5128.

2. Catch the tennis at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club

Saadiyat Beach Golf Club will be screening the Wimbledon Tennis Championship games at Hawksbill Restaurant from July 1 to 14, 2019. Catch the live action while you enjoy a delicious British-inspired menu. Matches start at 4pm. Ladies, take note, if you pre-book your table, you will receive a complimentary glass of bubbly on arrival.

Hawksbill restaurant, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, Sheikh Khalifa Highway, Abu Dhabi, 4pm onwards from July 1 to 14, Tel: (056) 660 8780

Friday, July 5

3. Enjoy De’vine’ Friday Brunch at a discount

A special 40 per cent discount  is waiting for you at the De’vine’ Friday Brunch. It runs from 12.30pm to 4pm at Market Kitchen and you can feast on fresh, seasonal produce all served to your table. There will be interactive cooking, mixology sessions and live music. Brunch packages start from Dhs250.

De’vine’ Friday Brunch, Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Khalifa Street, Dhs250 soft, Dhs375 house, Dhs499 champagne, Tel: (800) 101101,

4. Check out the newly opened KidZania at Yas Mall

Parents, take note. KidZania is now in the capital. The impressive 55,000 square metres space is designed to offer a real life role playing experience to children aged one through to 16. Whether they want to be a doctor, an astronaut, or a chef, KidZania will offer the chance to experience an array of scenarios across more than 50 different real-life professions. The little ones will also learn how to manage their earnings,  preparing them to be responsible future adults. Book tickets online and you can enjoy a 10 per cent discount.

KidZania Abu Dhabi, Ground Floor, Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi, 10am to 8pm Sat to Weds, 10am to 10pm Thurs and Fri, Dhs185 children, Dhs75 adults.

Saturday, July 6

5. Sign up for a self empowerment workshop

Its July, that’s half way already through the year. If you’ve successfully managed to stick to your goals you made at the start of the year, kudos to you. But if you fallen off track, you should sign up for this workshop. Too often, the goals we set are too high, which leads to frustration and failure, or too low that one can get bored. At this ladies only workshop held by Inner Seed UAE, you will focus on building your confidence and self love, how to manage negative thinking and create a more empowering mindset. You will also be asked to review the first half of the year which will help focus on what needs to be done to accomplish your goals in the second half of the year. The workshop is from 3pm to 6pm  and costs Dhs450 and includes tea and light snacks. Bookings can be done here.

Self Empowerment for Success WorkshopInner Seed UAE, Abu Dhabi, UAE, Dhs450, 3pm to 6pm on July 6, Tel: (050) 352 8640,

6. Enjoy a roast at The Scene

Get your traditional English roast fix with all the trimmings for just Dhs99 at The Scene at Yas Marina. There are choices of perfectly carved meats to suit your mood, but save room for the giant Yorkshire pudding with lashings of gravy. You can choose to wash it all down with a bottle of wine for an additional Dhs149.

The Scene by Simon Rimmer Yas Marina, Building 2, Yas Marina, Abu Dhabi, every Saturday and Sunday noon onwards, Tel: (050) 797 0331