What’s On has a full list of all the things to do in Abu Dhabi this weekend, including brunch, deals, sports, entertainment, 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.
Urban Showdown at People by Crystal
You’ve heard of battle of the bands, but what about a battle of the DJ’s? Check out the newest theme night at People by Crystal, where every Thursday DJ Slim, DJ B-Luv and DJ Ka boo will compete for the title of best Hip-Hop and R&B DJ.
People By Crystal, The Collection at St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi. Tel: (050) 8269698. Taxi: St Regis Saadiyat Island. facebook.com/PeoplebycrystalAbuDhabi
Paris Hilton at Legends
The new nightclub at the Sheraton Abu Dhabi will host the one-time reality TV star Paris Hilton. She will launch her new single, High Off My Love, in the capital tonight. Must be 21 years of age or older to attend.
Sheraton Abu Dhabi, Corniche, Abu Dhabi, from 9pm, Dhs150 for men, Dhs100 for ladies. Tel: (050) 7639275. Taxi: Sheraton Corniche. legendsabudhabi.com
Around the world market
Visit the Marks and Spencer building to purchase handmade and artisanal objects at this handicrafts market. Hosted by Art’Mia Talents Collective over 60 exhibitors will be selling ceramics, soaps, jewellery, accessories and more. Proceeds are donated to the Special Care Centre.
Fotouh Al Khair Mall, Abu Dhabi, 10am to 10pm. Taxi: Marks And Spencer building, Airport Road.
The Irish bar celebrates its first birthday with music from Irish covers band Smash Hits.
Al Raha Beach Hotel, Al Raha, Abu Dhabi. Tel: (02) 6524333. Taxi: Raha Beach Hotel. mcgettigans.com
Ataya Exhibition (LAST CHANCE)
Buy fashion accessories, jewellery and furniture at this market. Proceeds go to an Iraqi women and children’s hospital.
Zayed Sports City, Abu Dhabi, 3pm to 10pm, Dhs50. Tel: (800) 733. Taxi: Zayed Sports City. abudhabievents.ae
Abu Dhabi International Book Fair
A literary festival complete with workshops, an illustrator corner, author meet-and-greets and cookery classes.
Adnec, Al Safraat, Abu Dhabi, until May 13, Sun to Thur 9am to 10pm, Fri 4pm to 10pm. Tel: (02) 4446900. Taxi: Adnec. adbookfair.com
Go to a ball
Aussies Abroad Abu Dhabi is hosting their annual red carpet ball with dancing, prizes and a three-course meal.
InterContinental Abu Dhabi, Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi, 7pm, Dhs500 for members. Taxi: InterContinental hotel. aussiesabroad-abudhabi.com
DJ Wankelmut at Saadiyat Beach Club
German DJ Wankelmut will be taking over the decks at Saadiyat Beach Club. Famous for his remix of My Head Is A Jungle, the DJ will be accompanied by Radio 1’s Danny Cee, Dany Neville and resident DJ A.L.L.A.D.
Saadiyat Beach Club, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, 4pm till late, Dhs125 entry, Dhs400 with unlimited beverages. Tel: (02) 6563500. Taxi: Saadiyat Beach Club. saadiyatbeachclub.ae
Masters of Madness
The Madness tribute band ‘One Step Behind’ will be performing at Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi tonight. The band is best known for their on-stage antics and nutty atmosphere.
Crowne Plaza Hotel, Hamdan Street, Abu Dhabi, 9pm to 3am, Dhs120 at the door. Tel: (050) 8174156. Taxi: Crowne Plaza Hotel. platinumlist.net
Visit The Terrace on the Corniche
Check out the St. Regis Abu Dhabi’s newest theme night. The Arabian inspired menu at The Terrace on the Corniche will feature dishes such as Ottoman almond soup, Jordanian lamb mansaf and Umm Ali.
St Regis Abu Dhabi, Al Khubeirah, Abu Dhabi, daily 7pm to 11pm, Dhs150 for food, shisha and grapes extra. Tel: (02) 6944444. Taxi: St Regis Abu Dhabi, Corniche. stregisabudhabi.com
Dawn of the dinos (LAST CHANCE)
Check out this Dinosaur show with the kiddies. Hosted in the atrium of Mushrif Mall, watch dinosaurs roam around the mall and interact with guests. Activities on offer include games, story stage shows, acrobats and African drumming.
Mushrif Mall, Al Mushrif, 5.30pm to 10pm. Tel: (02) 6904444. Taxi: Mushrif Mall. mushrifmall.com
Go out with the girls
Centro Capital Centre is hosting ladies night every night at c.mondo. Women can enjoy a free flow of bubbles, grapes and house beverages in the evening.
Centro Capital Centre, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street, Abu Dhabi, daily 7pm to midnight. Tel: (02) 4096666. Taxi: Near Adnec. rotana.com