What to do this weekend in Abu Dhabi (22/23/24 May)
Sunday 25th is Isra Wal Meraj, so many people will be away for the long weekend and less things are happening around town, but nonetheless, here are our activity picks for this weekend. 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 might 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.
Ferrari World and Yas Waterworld are the two main theme parks in Abu Dhabi, full of attractions for all ages.
To save money on entry tickets, you can use the 2-for-1 Entertainer vouchers, or in alternative, at the moment Ferrari World is offering 40 AED discount to all UAE residents (offer valid until the 31st of May), and Yas Waterworld is offering 4 tickets for the price of 3 if you book online.
THEME PARK/LADIES ONLY
6 PM – Yas Waterworld opens its door for their weekly ladies night. No boys allowed, not even among the staff!
7:30 AM – The Raw Yoga group braves the rising temperatures for a reinvigorating early morning yoga session in Formal park.
1 PM – The Marina Brunch at the Intercontinental offers views on the water, live music and delicious food.
8 PM – The Rooftop Rhythms group is hosting the 22nd installation of their evening open-mike/poetry event.
9 PM – The UAE Trekkers group is going to see the possible meteor shower at a secret location – as Earth is expected to cross the debris trail left by comet 209P/Linear.
12 PM – Saturday lunch at the Abu Dhabi fish souk can be a great foodie adventure! More info on our blog post.
9 PM – The Language and Culture Exchange group is meeting to watch the Champions League final and eat good food.
The Lightbox Gallery, inside the Yas Viceroy Hotel on Yas Island, is displaying the stunning artworks by Brazilian mixed-media artist Fiona Ai Bubble. The exhibition is free and on until the 9th of August.
The newest art exhibition at Manarat Al Saadiyat is open: created in collaboration with the British Museum, London, it is called A History of the World in 100 Objects and brings to the UAE objects from the past to the present, all with incredible stories behind them. From the legendary Royal Game of Ur to a Chelsea football club jersey, this exciting journey through time is truly worth a visit. Our favourite? The foot-operated car invented in 2013 by Emirati student Reem Al Marzouqi, a life-changing invention for all those affected by physical disabilities. The exhibition will run until the 1st of August.