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 5th April
Fancy something new? Enjoy a traditional Kuchipudi dance performance, choreographed by Shantala Shivalingappa, accompanied by four musicians who set a unique atmosphere with the soundtrack. Composed of five pieces, dedicated to five different characters from Hindu mythology, the show will take audience members on a spiritual journey to capture their imaginations. AED 95. Louvre Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island. 8pm. Visit: louvreabudhabi.ae
If you love MMA then head to Yas Island and you can see the best in the region go toe-to-toe to battle it out right in front of your eyes in Phoenix 6. Some fighters from Abu Dhabi’s own Cobra Gym will be stepping up to fight so why not back our hometown fighters as they put themselves on the line? AED 100. du Forum, Yas Island. 5pm. Visit: ticketmaster.ae
Calling all petrolheads. Abu Dhabi International Motor Show is back in town to show off the latest gadgets, accessories and vehicles on the market. Plus, running alongside the main event, the Custom Show will showcase the best local modifications that will make you stop, stare, take a picture and admire the amazing work that’s gone into it. Until 7th April. AED 55. Adnec, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street. Thu 10am-10pm, Fri 3pm-10pm, Sat 10am-10pm. Visit: adimotorshow.com
Friday 6th April
Here’s your chance to start the weekend with a workout and a good deed at the same time. Swim For Clean Seas 2018, is encouraging people to take on a swimming challenge to help raise awareness about plastic pollution in the ocean. Plus, eco-group Sea Shepherd MENA will be in attendance to let people know how they can help save the oceans. Even if you don’t take part, go support the swimmers and learn how you can do your bit to save the seas. From AED 90. Saadiyat Beach Club, Saadiyat Island. 7am-10am. Visit: bit.ly/2GMRcZn
If you’ve got kids to keep busy then why not sign them up for a cooking masterclass? This week, the chefs at jones the grocer will be showing blossoming bakers how to make delicious bread pretzels – and don’t worry, calories don’t count on the weekend, so you can try a few too! AED 125 per child, registration required. jones the grocer, Al Raha Gardens Plaza, Khalifa City. 4pm. Contact: 02 557 488, firstname.lastname@example.org
Celebrate spring and make a splash at Yas Waterworld this weekend with loads of great activities for kids and the family. Bounce off the giant aqua trampolines, enjoy the captivating Mermaids of Arabia show, take little ones to a special mermaid meet and greet, listen to live music and more. From AED 250. Yas Waterworld, Yas Island. 10am-6pm. Contact: 02 414 2000, yaswaterworld.com
Saturday 7th April
If you’re a dab hand at darts then this is the ideal chance to show your skills by stepping up and competing in this darts competition. Will you hit the bullseye and leave all other competitors in a cloud of dust? There’s only one way to find out if you’ve got the skills, plus, there are prizes up for grabs for winners, in case you needed extra motivation. Free entry. Porters English Pub, Grand Millennium Al Wanda, Hazza Bin Zayed Street. 7pm. Visit: bit.ly/2GCtI8e
Fancy a film? Gather the family and take a trip to Saadiyat Island where you can enjoy a fun animated movie as part of Cinema Space’s April series. This week, A Land Before Time will be showing, telling the story of a group of young dinosaurs who are trying to find home while being pursued by a persistent villain. Free, but registration required. Manarat al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island. 4pm. Visit: cinemaspace-abudhabi.splashthat.com
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