We’re so excited we can hardly contain ourselves…
From cinematic sing-a-longs and an Easter egg hunt to stargazing meditation and free fitness classes, these are the best events going on in the capital this weekend.
Thursday 18th April
Yas Movies in the Park is back with a series of free film screening for the whole family. While films like The Incredibles and Armageddon will be shown on the giant screen, the headline event is Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again, showing on screen while a cast from London’s West End perform song and dance routines live on stage. Grab a blanket and some popcorn and get ready to sing your heart out. Until Saturday 20th April. Free, From AED 65 for VIP ticket. du Arena, Yas Island. 4pm-midnight. Visit: yasmovies.ae
To celebrate the launch of its new fitness spot, TroonFit Studio, Abu Dhabi Golf Club is offering free fitness classes for everyone until Saturday 20th April. Join in various group exercise classes including HiiT Burn, Boxing Legs Bums & Tums, yoga, meditation and total body conditioning. Free. Sas Al Nakhl. Class times vary. Contact: 02 885 3555, adgolfclub.com
In need of a good laugh? Join the troupe at Yalla Laughs as comedians brave the stage looking to give you a good giggle. Free. Todd English’s Olives, Venetian Village, Khor Al Maqtaa. 8pm-10.30pm. Visit: facebook.com/yallalaughs
Friday 19th April
Louvre Abu Dhabi is branching out and offering kayak tours for visitors on Friday and Saturday. See the beautiful museum from the quiet waters to get a new perspective of the building’s unique architecture. No experience is required as you’ll be joined by an instructor and given a safety briefing beforehand. For adults and children over six years old, children aged six to 12 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. AED 120 per person. Saadiyat Island. 10am-5pm. Contact: 600 565 566, louvreabudhabi.ae
The Rosewood Garden Brunch is back for an Easter Special this Friday. Peruse the different sections of Aqua restaurant where you’ll find a fritto corner, raw bar, live tuna carving and an oyster and sushi bar. And that’s just the beginning: On the terrace you’ll find live cooking stations, a barbecue, rotisserie and more. There’s even a special Rosebuds section for the little ones with a Haribo station, chocolate buffet and mini ice cream cups. From AED 400 with soft drinks, AED 165 for children aged six to 12. Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island. 1pm-5pm. Contact: 02 813 5550, firstname.lastname@example.org
Join hundreds of other people today as they lace up for a good cause. The Terry Fox Run returns to the Corniche to help raise funds for cancer research with 5km and 10km routes. You can walk, run, ride, wheel or even skip if that’s your thing. Free entry but donations welcome. Registration from 7am, even starts 9am. Al Bahar, Corniche. Register online here.
Looking for wellness inspiration? Then sign up for the Women’s F.I.T Show, a re-imagined fitness competition that celebrates healthy habits, wellness and sisterhood, where women will share their inspiring fitness journeys and transformations. AED 300 including show, entertainment and lunch. Bab Al Qasr, Corniche West, opposite Emirates Palace. 11am-2pm. Contact: thewomensfitshow.com
Saturday 20th April
Bring the family down to Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort & Spa today for the Spring Fair. Join in a big Easter Egg Hunt where the search is on for 1,000 plastic eggs, shop the pop-up market for handicrafts, accessories and gifts, tuck into street food and enjoy live dance performances. Free. Sas Al Nakhl, next to Abu Dhabi Golf Club. Noon-7pm, egg hunt 4.30pm. Contact: facebook.com
Looking to do a bit of spring cleaning? De-clutter your home and sell your pre-loved items at the returning Charity Flea Market at Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel & Resort. A great family day out, the event will feature snack and a fun corner for kids, and welcomes everyone to come down and shop for affordable, secondhand goods. Free entry, AED 285 for table bookings. Corniche East. 9am-2pm. Contact: 02 677 3333, email@example.com
In need of some proper relaxation? Emirates Bio Farm is hosting Stargazing Meditation at the Farm, where you can enjoy a free-flow concert with healing instruments, soulful chants and flow of sounds while nestled in the desert overlooking the lush farm. Start the day with guided tractor ride for a tour of the farm at 5pm, then enjoy an organic dinner at 6pm before ending the night with a guided stargazing meditation at 7pm. AED 240 for adults, AED 80 for children. Visit: emiratesbiofarm.com