We’ve waited all week for it and now it’s here. The weekend is what you make it, so start making plans or spend Saturday night wishing you’d done more.
Thursday 3rd May
Head to Louvre Abu Dhabi to see Lebanese hip-hop performer Rayess Bek and visual artist La Mirza collaborate to present Love and Revenge. The electro-pop soundtracked take on classic Arabic cinema this is like something you’ve seen before. The performance will be followed by a set from DJ Lobito. AED 142.86. Louvre Abu Dhabi, Cultural District, Saadiyat Island. 8pm. Visit: louvreabudhabi.ae
Upgrade your look and head to The Abu Dhabi Mall Fashion Week, where the latest trends, designs, labels and looks will be on show to make it easier for you to look your best. With brands including Nine West, Aéropostale, Coast, Dune and more being showcased on the catwalk, you can see the latest collections all under one roof. Free. Abu Dhabi Mall, next to Beach Rotana. Thu-Fri 5pm, Sat 4pm. Contact: 02 645 4858, abudhabi-mall.com
Friday 4th May
May the 4th be with you as you join the Star Wars Party at Belgian Café. Expect costumes, music and great food and drink deals that are sure to put a smile on a Jedi’s face. Free, packages from AED 125. Radisson Blu Abu Dhabi Yas Island. 8pm. Contact: 02 656 2000, radissonblu.com
The first ever Africa Fest is being held to celebrate the amazing culture of the vibrant continent. With live music and DJs, traditional food, kids activities and a host of African goods and wares on sale, it’s sure to be a fun day of entertainment. From AED 50, free for children under 12 years. Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel and Resort, Corniche East. 3pm-11pm. Visit: africafestuae.com
Take a trip to the Corniche’s latest attraction A’l Bahar and get soaked at the Water Festival at AquaFun. Visitors will be able to take part in games and activities including soapy soccer, triple fun mega water slide, crafts, games including pass the water relay, a sponge bucket race and more. From AED 100. A’l Bahar, Corniche West. Midday-7pm. Visit: aquafun.ae
Saturday 5th May
Work up a sweat and head to Bounce Abu Dhabi to take part in the Bounce Fit Class million calorie burn. Held in conjunction with all other bounce venues in the region, participants will burn around 1,000 calories each during the one-hour session and with 200 participants in each class, the target is to burn one million calories as a team. So why not sign up? AED 85. Marina Mall, Marina Village. 11am. Visit: bounce.ae
If you fancy a film then check out Mediterranea with Cinema Space. The film follows Ayiva, a refugee who makes the difficult journey from Burkina Faso through Algeria and Libya and eventually reaches Italy, overcoming adversity and challenges along the way as he searches for a new life. Free, but registration required. Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island. 7pm. Visit: cs-mediterranea.splashthat.com
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