Home stretch is here, and so are our picks for the week…

Friday, December 22

Enjoy the best of sport, music and more at the Meteora World Tennis League

An impressive line up of sixteen tennis stars are set to descend on the Etihad Arena this weekend, and for the post-game concert, get ready to be entertained by R’n’B greats Akon and Ne-Yo on Friday evening. Not many better ways to kick off the weekend…

Meteora World Tennis League, Etihad Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, December 21 to 24, from Dhs199.18 etihadarena.ae, worldtennisleague.com,

Get acquainted with exotic animals at Umm Al Emarat Park

Animal lovers are in for an exciting experience this weekend, as they get the unique opportunity to interact with and learn about birds of prey, parrots, snakes and other reptiles. Held in collaboration with the Al Ain Zoo, this season’s animal barn pop-up begins this Friday, and you can have enjoy the thrill of meeting these wonderful creatures and learning more about them from their keepers.

Umm Al Emarat Park, Mushrif Area, Abu Dhabi, December 22, 4.30pm to 6.30pm. @ummalemaratpark

Saturday, December 23

Enjoy exciting winter festivities at Masdar City

Masdar City’s exciting The Festival returns this weekend, and the popular family favourite offers unmissable entertainment options including engaging workshops, a gingerbread house decoration, and a Christmas Bookmark Workshop, as well as a Santa Claus appearance and roaming entertainment.

The Festival, Central Park, Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, December 22 to 24, 4pm to 10pm, free entry. masdarcity.ae

Sway to reggae with Arrested Development

International Reggae band, Arrested Development will entertain fans at the Etihad Arena on Saturday evening, as the two-time Grammy award winners join The Original Wailers and Trojan Sound System. Get your tickets now at etihadarena.ae.

Meteora World Tennis League, Etihad Arena, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, Satuday December 23, 9pm, Dhs199. @etihadarena

Sunday, December 24

Enjoy a Christmas Eve movie night at The Matinee

The Matinee

Kick back and enjoy festive classics and iconic movies, at The WB™ Abu Dhabi’s dive-in theatre, The Matinee. You can relax on loungers and let delicious snacks and beverages from the a la carte menu do the rest.

The Matinee, The WB™ Abu Dhabi, Curio Collection by Hilton, Sun, Dec 24, 4.30pm to 6.30pm, 7pm to 9pm, Tel: (0) 2 815 0000, dine.thewbabudhabi@hilton.com