What to do this weekend in Abu Dhabi (17/18/19 April)
Here are our activity picks for this weekend, chosen among the many things happening in Abu Dhabi. Have a happy one!
Please note that to join some of the activities listed below you need to become a member of the group that organises them: most memberships are free but some require a fee.
Always double check/book using the provided links before setting off, as last minute changes to time/places/availability might have occurred since this list was compiled.
SHOP ORGANIC + RIDE ON ROBOT CARS
Every third Saturday of every month, the lovely organic supermarket inside Masdar City (Organic Food and Cafe’) offers 20% discount on all products. Please note that despite the name, this branch only has a shop and not a cafe’.
This can also be a good chance to have a look at Masdar City, one of the most sustainable communities on the planet: did I mention that to get from the car park to the actual (pedestrian) city, you need to ride on the futuristic PRT (personal rapid transit) system, which is a computer-guided, driverless vehicle – aka a very cool ‘robot car’?
8 PM – Opening night of the Break an Eggs-hibition at the Sofitel Abu Dhabi Corniche.
11 PM – Resident Dj Danny Avila is playing at the O1NE club on Yas Island.
10 AM – The Abu Dhabi Skating group is heading to Zayed Sports City ice rink to attend the first of eight coaching sessions for those who want to become masters at ice-pirouetting.
12:30 PM – This week we chose the brunch at Assymetri, inside the Radisson Blu Hotel on Yas Island: if you buy the hard copy of Time Out Abu Dhabi this week (April 16-22), you will find a 2for1 voucher on page 79 that can be used for the brunch at this restaurant (valid until the 30th September). All you can eat and half price don’t come together often!
1 PM – The Weekend Ladies group is going to the brunch at the Dusit Thani.
6:30 PM – The Abu Dhabi Explorers and Travelers group goes biking and/or walking on the Corniche.
7 PM – The Abu Dhabi Art Initiative is hosting their inaugural meeting on Al Reem Island.
8 PM – The Abu Dhabi Nightlife group is heading to the Blue Bar at Hilton Capital.
10 AM – Paper marbling workshop organised by Art Hub.
2 PM – 4 PM – Local cat charity Sandy Paws is hosting a cat and kitten adoption day to re-home a bunch of adorable strays in need of loving families. Come and say hi to the kitties: even if you don’t adopt, you can always get involved with fostering or a donation.
3 PM – The second instalment of the Flag Madness – flag football tournament is kicking off today. Players and spectators welcome.
4 PM – Flute recital by young musician Iryna Nadyukova.
6 PM – The Raw Yoga group is meeting in Khalidiya park for a session of acrobatic yoga!!
Al Maryah Island Spring Festival – outdoor cinema screening at the Galleria mall, until the 3rd of May. This weekend our personal screening highlights include Singing in the Rain and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel. Complete film schedule available here.