There were times when we didn’t think we would make it, but we did. It’s the weekend and doesn’t it feel great?
Thursday 18th October
Al fresco film festival Yas Movies In The Park is back this weekend with loads of great films, food, entertainment and activities. First up on Thursday, you can watch Moana, Jurassic World and IT, then on Friday you can enjoy an all-singing, all-dancing immersive Mamma Mia! experience before the event culminates on Saturday with screenings of The Lion King and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Free, but registration required, AED 50 for VIP tickets on Thu and Sat, AED 90 on Fri. Yas Gateway Park, Yas Island. 3pm-midnight. Visit: yasmovies.ae
Join in the celebrations as African Night takes over Bounce Abu Dhabi with DJs spinning afrobeat, reggae and dancehall tunes as you bounce along and enjoy African performances. AED 85 per hour. Marina Mall. 5pm-midnight. Visit: bounce.ae/abudhabi
The funny folks at Yalla Laughs are back to tickle your funny bone and kick-start your weekend with a few laughs as comedians Jon Boulton, Marwan Al Hashmi, Rushi Rafeek, Yash Bhardwaj, Rob McKenzie and more take to the stage. Free. Up and Below, Courtyard by Marriott, Hamdan Street. 8pm. Visit: facebook.com/yallalaughs
Friday 19th October
Love cricket? This weekend you can enjoy an international spectacle of the sport as Australia faces Pakistan in a test series packed with world-class talent. What’s more, it’s absolutely free. Zayed Cricket Stadium, Khalifa City. From 10am. Visit: abudhabicricket.ae
Helping to raise awareness, support those with cancer and encourage early detection, the ladies walkathon at Danat Al Ain Resort is being hosted this weekend where each participant will receive a complimentary T-shirt and snack. Free. Danat Al Ain Resort, Al Salam Street, Al Ain. 7am. Contact: 03 704 6000, firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out some local talent as the Echoes Open Mic night returns to give poets, singers, musicians and other creatives the platform to showcase their skills, network and have fun. AED 30. Shabby Chic Cafe, Golden Tower Building, Al Mamoura. 6.30pm. Visit: facebook.com/echoesabudhabi
Saturday 20th October
Ladies can join the Unified Sports Women’s Day, in partnership with Special Olympics World Games Abu Dhabi 2019, and take part in games of basketball, football, table tennis, Zumba classes and more to help celebrate women’s sports in the UAE. Free. Mubadala Arena, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street. 9am. Visit: fbma.ae
Stock up on organic fruits, vegetables and more and shop for unique items from a host of local vendors as the Ripe Market returns to its outdoor location in the capital for the winter months. With food trucks and live music, you can make the most of the cooler weather with the family. AED 5 entry to park. Umm Al Emarat Park, Mushrif. 3pm-9pm. Visit: ripeme.com/ripe-markets/the-ripe-food-craft-market/
See one of America’s hottest hip-hop stars as 6lack performs live in the UAE for the first time to sing hits like ‘Prblms’, ‘Ex Atlanta Love Letter’ and ‘Free’ for fans in the capital. AED 330. Golden Tulip Hotel, Ghantoot. 6pm. Visit: dubai.platinumlist.net
Have a great weekend 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!