Oh, hello weekend
Is it just us, or did this week fly by? Not that we’re complaining. In fact, we’re already planning out our weekend. Here are 9 ways to spend your weekend from meeting your favourite Nickelodeon characters to celebrating International Lazy Day and watching a free film.
Thursday 9th August
If you have toddlers in tow, get yourself over to Marina Mall where they can meet their favourite cartoon characters at the Nickelodeon Experience. A meet and greet will feature characters like Dora the Explorer and SpongeBob SquarePants, plus there are shows, activities and parades running until 15thAugust. Tickets from AED 110+, free for children under one year old. Abu Dhabi breakwater. Daily 3pm-10pm, show times vary. Contact: 800 66 23, marinamall.ae
Ready to boogie? Put on your dancing shoes and get down to the Ginger Dance and Arts studio for a complimentary tango class. Free. Adults only. New Emi State Tower, near Marks and Spencer, Airport Road. 8.30pm-9.30pm. Contact: 02 665 1800, gingerdanceandarts.com
Friday 10th August
It’s International Lazy Day today. If you’re feeling so inclined, read our guide to being lazy. If not, read on….
Head to Al Maya Island this Friday for a pool party and destress after a hectic week to the sounds of Lucy Jones, ChadPhunk and Matt Jones. Ladies free before 1pm, AED 125 for men. Al Maya Island. 11am-9pm. Contact: 055 374 1550, almayauae.com
Fancy a space adventure? Get over to du Forum and experience the mock launch of a satellite into space. Anyone over the age of 16 can register with two teammates to race to assemble a satellite model, mount it on a rocket and launch the model to safely reach its orbit. Free, booking essential. Yas Island. 2.30pm-9pm. Contact: 02 510 0000, journeyofpride.com
Saturday 11th August
Relax your mind and body at Bodytree Studio with instructor Vandana Mendonca as you try nidra yoga. Also known as psychic sleep, the yoga form is said to help you relax and improve memory, knowledge and creativity. AED 100, booking essential. Hazza bin Zayed Street. 4pm-5pm. Contact: 02 443 4448, email@example.com
Keep your children entertained with the home-made coconut shell birdhouse workshop. Kids aged eight to 12 can try their hand at building their very own birdhouses out of coconuts. All materials included. AED 150. Change Works AD, As Saman building, off Muroor Road. 1pm-4pm. Contact: 02 628 1811, changeworksad.com
Get yourself down to The Sportsman’s Arms where your little ones can enjoy a screening of Pixar’s Cars while you sink your teeth into some good ole pub grub. Free entry including popcorn for the kiddies. Zayed Sports City, Saif Ghubash Street. 6pm-8pm. Contact: 02 447 1066, sportsmanszsc.com
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WORDS Asma Sabriah Mohammad