Make this Abu Dhabi weekend a summer-time sizzler!

Summer fun is coming to an end but you’ve still got the weekend. Here’s what’s on…


Thursday, August 22nd

They grow up so fast…

Get your recent high school graduate ready for a lifetime of learning at the Global Education Expo 2019 Abu Dhabi. This event brings together deans, admissions officers and administrative staff of universities from countries all across the globe including Germany, Poland, Hungary, Malaysia, Cyprus, UAE and more. Some of the universities are still accepting applications for 2019 so get there and don’t be late!

Free. Al Maha Arjaan Rotana, Fatima Bint Mubarak Street. 4pm-9pm. Visit:


Taste of Italy

Is gnocchi your go-to Italian dish? Do you just love those doughy delights? If so then there is only one place to be this summer and that is the Gnocchi Festival at Villa Toscana. Tuck into a menu dedicated to the finest selection of gnocchi.

Prices vary. Villa Toscana, St. Regis Abu Dhabi, Corniche West. 7pm-11pm. Contact: 02 694 4553,


Friday, August 23rd

Bump it up

99 Sushi Bar & Restaurant is giving you more bang for your buck all summer long with free complimentary upgrades on Zeitaku brunch packages. Those who book the soft package will automatically be upgraded to the sparkling package and the sparkling package gets the bubbly upgrade! The lavish brunch includes 11 courses of signature dishes including nigri, tuna specialities and sushi.

AED 299 for soft package, AED 399 for sparkling package. Al Maryah Island. Every Friday, 5.30pm. Contact: 02 672 3333,


Welcome back!

Your summer hols might be in the rearview, but before you head back to work, Sacci is giving you one last chance for a treat. Present your recent boarding pass at the restaurant and receive a complimentary antipasti platter for one person. Boarding pass must be valid within the last 30 days and match the name on the ID provided.

Booking required. Sacci, Westin Abu Dhabi, Sas Al Nakhl. Contact: 02 616 9999,



Give your kids the opportunity to learn a new craft this weekend at Louvre Abu Dhabi. The drop-in weaving workshop lets them interact with colour and textures as they weave simple patterns inspired by the ‘A Costume Adventure’ exhibition. A general admission ticket to the Louvre is AED 63 and entry is free for children under the age of 13.

Free. Saadiyat Island. 2.30pm-3.30pm. Visit:


Saturday, August 24th 

Stretch out 

Hey mama (to-be), did you know that prenatal yoga can help pregnant ladies stay healthy, fit and energised? It can also relieve back pain, sciatica and soothe nerves. All trimesters are welcome to join a session hosted by Let’s Go Yoga to prepare for labour, birth and beyond. Come join other like-minded expectant mums and enjoy movement, meditation, mindfulness and breathing exercises.

AED 50, reservation required. NMC Royal Women’s Hospital, Muroor Road. 10.30am-11.30am. Visit:


Reinvent yourself

The annual Reinvented Summer Event is back giving ladies in Abu Dhabi the opportunity to let their hair down, share and just be awesome! Under the theme ‘Unveiling the Whole Woman’, ladies can expect to leave this event feeling recharged and inspired by international speaker and author, Yvonne C. Mtengwa.

AED 150 including brunch. Southern Sun Hotel Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiya. 10am-3pm. Visit:


Watch out

Settle in for a FREE movie screening at Cinema Space. Anastasia, a spellbinding mix of adventure, comedy and romance will be showing on the big screen. Plus, you can remain seated and enjoy a ‘surprise romance’ film shown directly following the first one. Who doesn’t like a nice romantic surprise?

Rated G for general audiences, 94 minutes. Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island. 5.30pm-7.30pm. Visit:

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