This is how to get some good weekend vibes

It’s so close you can almost touch it and already we’re excited to make plans for the weekend.

 With loads going on over the next few days there’s no excuse for a wasted weekend at home.

Thursday 1st November

Enjoy some retail therapy and check out the Little Birdie Pop-Up Market to shop local and hand-crafted brands, selling unique items that you won’t find anywhere else. Free. Eastern Mangroves Promenade, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Street. 3pm-9pm. Visit: facebook.com/LittleBirdiePopUpMarkets

Check out A Step Back In Time, a solo exhibition from Jack Lee that honours the legacy of Sheikh Zayed and reflects on the prosperity and culture of the UAE. Free entry. Avenue at Etihad Towers, Corniche West. Thu 10am-10pm, Fri 3pm-11pm, Sat 10am-10pm. Visit: etihadmodernart.com

Stick on your dancing shoes and take a trip to Yas Island to see Fetty Wap take to the stage to perform songs like ‘Trap Queen’, ‘679’ and ‘My Way’. Free entry, subject to entry policy. Mad on Yas Island, next to du Forum. 11pm-3am. Contact: 055 834 6262, madonyasisland.com

Bounce is getting spooky with its after-dark Halloween Party that invites you to get a costume on, enjoy bouncing around the course and dance to some music blasted out by the house DJ. AED 85, VIP AED 280. Marina Mall, Breakwater. 8.15pm-12.15am. Contact: 04 321 1400, bounce.ae

Friday 2nd November 

Get on the UV paint and some running shoes to join in on Neorun as it takes over Yas Marina Circuit. Take on the 3km course and enjoy a spooky party at the end with a line-up of DJs to keep you dancing well after the finish line. AED 220 on the door. Yas Island. 5pm-10pm.Visit: neorun.com

Celebrate the fifth birthday of Deerfields Mall and get the chance to win AED 25,000 if you spend AED 200 or more at any retail store in the mall. Free. Al Shaham Road, Al Bahia. 9am-midnight. Contact: 02 501 0826, deerfieldsmall.com

Celebrate Sri Lankan culture with a night of delicious food, including hoppers and kottu roti, cultural shows, dances and a Sri Lankan band at the annual Sri Lanken’d festival. AED 55. Le Méridien Abu Dhabi, AL Zahiyah. 5pm-midnight. Contact: 02 644 6666, bit.ly/2zRTm8b

 Celebrate as Yas Waterworld hosts its first-ever Festival of Lights to add some colour to the night sky with authentic Indian food and snacks, beach games at Amwaj wave pool and music as you explore the park’s 40 rides, slides and attractions. AED 55, AED 45 for buffet. Yas Waterworld, Yas Island. 7pm-11pm. Visit: yaswaterworld.com

Saturday 3rd November 

Get your costume on and enjoy a day of creepy activities including trick-or-treating, a Halloween film screening and more as families come together to celebrate the spooky holiday. Free. The Sportsman’s Arms, Zayed Sports City, Saif Ghubash Street. Noon-6pm. Contact: 02 447 1066, sportsmanszsc.com 

Take a trip under the sea with a screening of The Beatles’ classic animated film Yellow Submarine that sees the band go on an adventure filled with peace, love and a large dose of psychedelic visuals. Free, but registration required. Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island. 4pm-6pm. Visit: cinemaspace-abudhabi.splashthat.com

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!

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