Here is the blueprint to a great weekend

Can you believe it’s already the weekend? Here’s a quick look at events taking place over the next few days that you might enjoy!

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Thursday 12th April 

traditional light 80-120cmExplore an art exhibition with a difference as French, Scottish and Palestinian artists Karine Roche, Annabelle Smith Bigno and Tala Hammoud Atrouni bring their work together. Offering a unique take on life in the UAE, The Flow group exhibition opens this weekend and runs until 20th May. Free entry. Fairmont Bab Al Bahr, between the bridges. From 7pm on opening night, 24/7 thereafter. Visit: facebook.com/flowgroupexhibition

photo-1504904126298-3fde501c9b31If you fancy some live music then head to Yas Island where you can see Turkish DJ Mahmut Orhan get behind the decks to deliver some big beats, including his summer hit ‘Feel’ with Sena Sener as well as some deep house, Indie dance and nu disco. Free entry. Iris Yas Island, Yas Marina. 9pm-3am. Contact: 055 160 5636, facebook.com/irisyasisland

Friday 13th April 

FZ3A0541Calling all kids! It’s time to help your favourite four-legged friends because the Paw Patrol crew is in town for a live show with a special mission. Watch as favourites Cap’n Turbot, Skye, Rocky and more team up to go on an adventure to rescue the mayor. AED 105. du Forum, Yas Island. Fri and Sat 11am and 3pm. Visit: ticketmaster.ae

Hoo-a-Duck-1Spoil your children and take them along to a Kids Carnial at Al Bahar beachfront while the weather is inviting. Attractions on offer include jugglers, puppet shows, magicians and a giant bubble show, games including hook-a-duck and pyramid smash, plus food and beverage options and much more. Free entry. Al Bahar beachfront, opposite Nation Towers, Corniche West. 4pm-11pm. Visit: al-bahar.ae

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Bringing his latest special, Shadows, to the UAE, stand-up comedian Daniel Fernandes will be performing for one night only in the city. The Indian comic, who has over 12 million views on YouTube, will be sharing stories about the past six years on stage and his experiences that have led to him becoming one of the leading comedians in the subcontinent. AED 119. InterContinetal Abu Dhabi, King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street, Al Bateen. 8pm. Visit: abu-dhabi.platinumlist.net

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It’s not quite raining cats and dogs here in Abu Dhabi but this weekend, pet-lovers of the capital will be coming together in one place to celebrate their love for animals. The Abu Dhabi Pet Festival features a range of competitions for pets, a dog show, play zones for children, entertainment, shows and activities to keep the whole family, even the furry ones, happy. Free entry. du Arena, Yas Island. 2pm-10pm. Visit: petfestival.ae 

Saturday 14th April 

pasta-600x337Italy has given us some fantastic food and somewhere near the top of that list is pasta. If you’ve never tasted fresh pasta then this is the perfect place to change that by learning to make your very own pasta from scratch at the jones the grocer masterclass. Learn from the expert chef, create your dish and eat it too – what could be better? AED 275. Pearl Plaza building, Al Khalidiyah. 7pm. Contact: 02 639 5883, khalidiyah@jonesthegrocer.com

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