With film screenings, live music, international sport and more to keep you busy over the next few days, there’s no excuse to let the weekend pass you by. Here’s what’s going on.
Thursday 31st Jan
See some live music as the RnB superstar Coolio, known for songs including ‘Gangsta’s Paradise’ and ‘C U When You Get There’, takes to the stage to perform some of his greatest hits for music fans in the capital. Free, subject to entry policy, booking recommended. Saadiyat Beach Club, Saadiyat Island. 10pm-3am. Contact: 056 730 8334, saadiyatbeachclub.ae
Grab your cowboy hat and boots and head to Viewz for the Country and Rock night where singer Jasmin Taylor and DJ Sugarfed will provide the tunes. You can even try out your skills on the mechanical bull – good luck! Free. Cristal Hotel, off Zayed the First Street. 8pm-4am. Visit: facebook.com/ViewzBar
See a legend of the decks as DJ Papa takes to the turntables in Abu Dhabi for a night of lounge, world music and ethnic house tracks to start your weekend. Free entry. Buddha Bar Beach Abu Dhabi, St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort. 10pm-2am. Visit: buddhabarbeachabudhabi.com
Friday 1st Feb
After a month of action on the pitch, the final match in the AFC Asian Cup 2019 will see Japan take on Qatar for the chance to lift the trophy and claim the championship title. From AED 150. Zayed Sports City Stadium, Saif Ghibash Street. 6pm. Visit: ticketmaster.ae
Kick back, relax and unwind with some friends at PARTY where DJ Len, DJ Rashidi and DJ Acassia will be providing the music to get the good times going and keep you on your feet. AED 199 per person for unlimited food and drinks from 5pm-9pm, AED 100 after 9pm. Aloft Al Ain, next to Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium, Al Ain. 5pm-2am. Visit: facebook.com/aloftinalain
Bring your A-game and play some classic tabletop board games and computer games against keen competitors in the city at the Game Night. Free before 9pm, AED 100 after. Voodoo Restaurant and Beach Lounge, Le Méridien Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiyah. 8pm-2am. Visit: facebook.com/jsentertainment81
Kids can have some fun as Abu Dhabi Science Festival returns with science workshops, stage shows and interactive exhibits. Until 9th Feb. Adults AED 5, children under 16 AED 10, free for children under four. Reservation required. Al Bahar, Corniche West. Fri and Sat 2pm-10pm, Sun-Thu 4pm-10pm. Visit: adek.abudhabi.ae
Celebrate Chinese New Year in style with activities, attractions, roaming performers and a fireworks display to light up the sky over Al Maryah Island. Free. The Galleria, Al Maryah Island. 3pm-9pm, fireworks 9pm. Visit: facebook.com/TheGalleriaUAE
Sat 2nd Feb
Help do your bit for the environment and collect plastic debris known as nurdles off the beautiful Saadiyat Beach to protect wildlife from harm. Plus, you can enjoy a special breakfast deal at the Beach House to give you energy. Free, AED 100 for breakfast. Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas, Saadiyat Island. 8am-11am. Visit: eventbrite.com/nurdle-hunt
Enjoy some cinema as the film Theeb, telling the tale of a young Bedouin boy who embarks on a perilous journey, is shown on the big screen at Louvre Abu Dhabi. Free, registration required. Cultural District, Saadiyat Island. 5pm. Visit: louvreabudhabi.ae
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