8 events you don’t want to miss this weekend

It’s the weekend, let’s not hang about. Here’s a quick look at events taking place over the next few days that you might enjoy!


Thursday 4th April 

Settle in for a weekend of racing action on the track with the FIA World Rallycross Championship. Ticketholders can also attend a concert by Migos on Friday night after the action on the circuit is over. From AED 395. Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island. Thu and Fri 10am-11pm, Sat 10am-7pm. Visit: bit.ly/2FPTyb4

Check out some up-and-coming local and international MMA fighters at Hard Knox Fight Night and enjoy the atmosphere coming from the stands. AED 105. Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, between the bridges. 7pm-midnight. Visit: outout.com/event/1728/hard-knox-fight-night-vii

Friday 5th April 

Start the weekend with a fitness challenge. The Abu Dhabi Sports Council Triathlon Festival returns to Hudayriat Island to challenge participants to swim, run and cycle their way to the finish line. From AED 150. Al Hudayriat Island. 6am registration. Visit: bit.ly/2YJrZHF

Prepare to give your best rendition and sign up for Lip Sync War to perform your favourite songs in front of a live audience. Remember to bring your A game because there’s a AED 300 cash prize up for grabs. AED 30 entry fee. LARTE, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island. 8pm-11.30pm. Visit: bit.ly/2TL9XRT

Enjoy a day of international and local DJs as the Paradise UAE sees Jamie Jones, Alan Fitzpatrick, Richy Ahmed and many more hit the decks. Free before 1pm, AED 210 before 3pm and AED 275 after 3pm. Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE, Golden Tulip Resort, Ghantoot. 11am until late. Contact: 056 113 3400, bluemarlinibiza-uae.com

Saturday 6th April 

Enjoy a family-friendly film as Whale Rider shows on the big screen to tell the story of a young girl from New Zealand who is fighting to fulfil her destiny. Free, registration required. Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island. 4pm-6pm. Visit: cs-whalerider.splashthat.com

Learn the artistic techniques of one of the most famous Dutch painters in the Sketch like Rembrandt workshop. Participants can make their own sketch in the same style as the famous artist. AED 84 for adults, AED 52 for children aged 16 to 22 years old. Louvre Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island. 3pm-6pm. Contact: 600 565 566, louvreabudhabi.ae

Children from seven to ten can take part in the Letters of Light workshop and create their own wall-mounted light installation out of glow sticks to create a unique piece of word art. AED 40. Warehouse 421, Mina Zayed. 4pm-5pm. Contact: 02 676 8803, warehouse421.com 

Have a great weekend and don’t forget to tag us in your photos at @adwuae on Twitter and Instagram and @abudhabiworld on Facebook – who knows, you might even be featured in the magazine!

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