Is this the weekend inspiration you’re looking for?

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!

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Thursday 25th January 

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Shop some great goods from UAE-based vendors selling handmade and unique items at pop-up market, La Loupe HASHTAG Made In Abu Dhabi. With food, music and cool weather, you might just pick up a bargain. Free. Eastern Mangroves Promenade. 2pm-9pm. Contact: 056 103 1631, laloupeuae@gmail.com

Friday 26th January 

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Keep your fitness routine going and join the Abu Dhabi Sports Council City Run. Choose from 5km, 10km and marathon distances and set a new personal best while taking in the spectacular view along the Corniche. AED 52.50 for 5km and 10km course, AED 78.75 for half marathon. Abu Dhabi Corniche. 7am. Visit: premieronline.com

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Arabic music takes centre stage with the Cairo Sound Festival with performances from The Voice judge Mohamed Hamaki, DJ Khaled Hussein, percussionist Bakkar and many more. From AED 90 for juniors, AED 195 for adults. du Forum, Yas Island. 3pm-1am. Visit: abu-dhabi.platinumlist.net

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The Yas Family Fitness festival, running all weekend, is encouraging families to live healthier lives by being more active and eating better. Get along and join in fitness classes, try nutritious food, take a stroll through the retail zone and enjoy the atmosphere with your loved ones. Free, but registration required. Yas Gateway Park, Yas Island. 9am-5pm. Visit: fitfest.ae/registration

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Learn how to take in the night sky and understand what you see and what to look for with The Sky and Me meetup where you can appreciate the comsos in a new way. Free. Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island. 6pm-9pm. Contact: 02 657 5937, manaretalsaadiyat@dctabudhabi.ae

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With another night of slam poetry and spoken word performances on the agenda, Rooftop Rhythms is back in full swing with a new season, bringing the best performers in the UAE to the stage to share a few words. Free, but registration required. NYUAD, Saadiyat Island. 8pm. Visit: nyuad-artscenter.org

Saturday 27th January 

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Enjoy an early morning ride with Cycle For Health UAE, held by Cleveland Clinic, where you can borrow a bike and helmet, saddle up and take a tour of Zayed Sports City with a group of keen cyclists in the early morning. Free. Zayed Sports City, Saif Ghubash Street. 8am-1pm. Visit: clevelandclinicabudhabi.ae

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See Marlon Brando’s directorial debut One-Eyed Jacks on the big screen and enjoy a Western that follows a group of bandits who experience trouble after a robbery in Mexico. Free, but registration required. Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island. 7pm. Visit: cinemaspace-abudhabi.splashthat.com

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The Family Fun Day at The Sportsman’s Arms features a range of activities including a petting zoo, face painting, balloon bending, arts and crafts, a movie screening and more to keep little ones entertained. Free. Zayed Sports City, Saif Ghubash Street. Noon-6pm. sportsmanszsc.com 

Looking for other ways to keep busy? Find more events in our online diary at adwonline.ae

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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