Looking for stuff to do this weekend? Our list of amazing activities will keep you busy.
Thursday, 26th September
Chef Thuy Pham, co-founder of The Little Viet Kitchen, is bringing her distinctive Vietnamese dishes – and her mum – to the capital for a three-day pop-up event from 26th to 28th September.
The mother-daughter duo will prepare a special menu, blending authentic Vietnamese cooking with western flavours. Thuy’s London based eatery is an award-winning staple among foodies in Islington.
AED 448 for food only, AED 598 with beverage package. Hoi An, Shangri-La Qaryat Al Beri, Khor Al Maqta. 6pm-11.30pm. Contact: 02 509 8555, email@example.com
Are you a culture vulture? Then enjoy a weekend of free activities for the whole family at Louvre Abu Dhabi from 26th to 28th September.
Take a mini interactive tour of the Children’s Museum: A Costume Adventure. Take part in a drop-in puppet-making workshop or watch a puppet show in the Children’s Museum Library. If you’re feeling really adventurous, sign up for the ‘activity of the month’ and see where the day takes you.
Free with general admission ticket of AED 63 for adults, AED 31.50 for children aged 13 and up. Saadiyat Island. Sat-Sun and Tue-Wed 10am. Contact: 600 565 566, Visit: louvreabudhabi.ae/
Friday, 27th September
Art with a heart
N2N Gallery is giving you the chance to get your hands on new art pieces while supporting local talent and making a wish come true. Art A Wish, in collaboration with the Make-A-Wish Foundation, is a charity exhibition featuring more than 20 paintings by nine different artists. Proceeds from the exhibit will go towards helping the wishes of children with critical illnesses come true. The exhibit is open from 27th September to 10th October.
Free entry. Al Ain Tower, inside Costa Coffee, Khalidiyah. 7pm-10pm.
Feel the rhythm
Rooftop Rhythms is on this weekend giving local poets and musicians a platform to showcase their talents. If you’ve got original poems or songs or, if you just want to support artistry in the community, come out to the capital’s best open mic night. Enjoy the ambiance and the smooth sounds of DJ A.L.L.A.D throughout the evening. Complimentary tickets are available for reservation and a limited number of standby tickets are available at the door. Act fast, because this event is known to sell out.
Free, RSVP required. The Marketplace, NYU Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island. 8pm-10.15pm, doors open at 7pm. Visit: facebook.com/NYUADArtsCenter
Laugh out loud
Get ready for gut busting fun with ‘Whose Line is it Anyway’ brought to you by The Noise Next Door, the UK’s premier improve comedy troupe. Settle in as this line-up of sell-out comedians slay you with their witty humour and acting.
AED 180. Park Rotana, Khor Al Maqta. 9pm. Visit: thelaughterfactory.com/
Head to the sea
Fancy swimming like a dolphin and soaring like an eagle? Then flyboarding might be just your thing. these jet-controlled boards will send you across the water and then up to 15m in the air. It’s going to take some practice but once you get the hang of it.
AED 150 for 15 minutes, Abu Dhabi International Marine Sports Club, 4.00pm to 5.30 pm. Visit: abudhabimarine.ae/
Saturday, 28th September
Spruce up your home
Head over to Yas Mall for the third edition of the annual Home Fashion event. A bevy of home décor workshops by interior experts will give you all the inspiration you need for the latest look for your home. There’s also a chance to win a a home makeover worth AED 100,000 but you’ll need to spend AED 200 first to enter.
Free, runs until 5th October 2019. Visit: yasmall.ae/en/home
Go with the flow
Saturday 28th September | 5:30pm – 7pm | 125AED
Spend an hour vitalise energy vortexes, increasing our vibration and come out feeling radiant and invigorated at the hour-long Pranayama, Meditation and Goddess Flow class with Mansi. Let your breath guide you to connect you to a deep wellspring of creativity.
AED 125, Bodytree. 5.30pm-7pm. Contact: 02 443 4448. Visit: bodytreestudio.com