Another weekend, another list. Here we go…

Friday, February 16

Head over parkside for fun festivities

This weekend, Umm Al Emarat Park stages their Festival in the Park, as part of Abu Dhabi Festival 2024. The two-day extravaganza promises an immersive experience featuring a rich tapestry of Chinese and Emirati culture. From traditional Chinese tea ceremonies to vibrant costume fashion shows, exciting Kung Fu performances and interactive storytelling sessions, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Schedule attached for reference.

Festival in the Park, Umm Al Emarat Park, Mushrif, Abu Dhabi, February 16 and 17, 5pm to 9pm. Tel: (0)2 666 9559. @ummalemaratpark

Saturday, February 17

Adopt an empire state of mind with Alicia Keys


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Saadiyat Nights rolls on with yet another exciting concert this weekend, as 15-time Grammy award winning musical icon Alicia Keys gets ready to set the stage alight, right here in the capital. Roll back the times and sing along to some of the most loved hits of the last two decades.

Saadiyat Nights, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, February 17, from Dhs295,

Experience Sand + Koal’s brand-new open fire brunch

The Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental’s experiential, beachside restaurant Sand + Koal introduces you to its brand-new brunch beginning this Saturday. Explore the endless possibilities of open fire cooking, and enjoy signature dishes served family-style including cured Scottish salmon, octopus skewers, local crab and shrimp rice, wagyu pichana and basque cheesecake.

Sand + Koal, Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental, West Corniche Road, Abu Dhabi, Saturday February 17, 1pm to 4pm, Dhs380 soft, Dhs480 house, Dhs580 bubbles. Tel: (0)2 690 7999. @sandandkoal.uae

Sunday, February 18

Get set for the Hudayriyat Island Kids Triathlon 

Abu Dhabi’s premier sports and leisure hub invites little athletes to participate in the Hudayriyat Kids Tri, that will take place in Marsana next weekend. Make sure to get your young ones registered at the earliest, so they can enjoy a fun-filled competition comprising swimming, cycling, and running skills on courses adapted to their respective age groups, as well as activities in the race village. Register here by February 17.

Hudayriyat Kids Triathlon, Marsana, Hudayriyat Island, Abu Dhabi, Sunday February 18, 7 to 11am, Dhs50, ages 4 to 16. 

Embrace the sophistication of Palais Constance at LPM Restaurant and Bar

LPM Abu Dhabi’s ‘La Vie en Rosé’ Sunday brunch will embrace the sophistication of Palais Constance this Sunday, with a delightful complement to their already terrific brunch experience. Come by this sunny spot on Al Maryah Island for a dining experience like none other.

La Vie en Rosé brunch, LPM Restaurant and Bar, The Galleria Al Maryah Island, Sunday February 18, 1:00pm to 4:00pm, Dhs390 soft, Dhs465 grapes, Dhs640 bubbles. Tel: (0)2 692 9600, @lpmabudhabi

Upskill at a Ravioli masterclass

At one of the capital’s top Italian dining spots, you’re invited to refine your ravioli-making skills this weekend. Experience a one-of-a-kind exploration into the art of crafting traditional and mouth-watering ravioli, guided by Chef Vittorio.

Villa Toscana, St. Regis Abu Dhabi, Corniche Street, Abu Dhabi, February 18 3.30pm to 5.30pm, Dhs350 . Tel: (0)2 694 4553. @stregisabudhabi