Get ready to cram a lot of stuff into your weekend

From an evening buffet to a relaxing but fierce yoga session, with a little bit of classic comedy thrown in – there are plenty of things happening to get you off the couch this weekend.

Ready? Let’s get the ball rolling…

Thursday, 11th July

What a catch!

seafood night saffron pearl rotana abu dhabi

Cap off a busy week by indulging in some seafood specialties at Essence at the Beach Rotana. The Seafoodelicious Night serves up a banquet of marine delicacies cooked and prepared in both modern and traditional styles. From AED 290, AED 140 children aged six to 12. Al Zahiyah, next to Abu Dhabi Mall. 7pm-10.30pm. Contact: 02 697 9000,

Friday, 12th July

Zen warrior

Slay stress like a true warrior with a series of powerful poses and solid stretches. The Yoga Warrior Vinyasa Masterclass at Bodytree Studio will help enhance strength and resolve with warrior poses before ending with some restorative meditation. This unique workshop aims to release mental and physical stress, recharging participants to meet the challenges of the week ahead. AED 175, booking required. Corner of Hazza Bin Zayed and Mubarak Bin Mohammed Streets. 9am-10am. Contact: 02 443 4448,

Mini culture vultures swoop

A Costume Adventure at the Children’s Museum in Louvre Abu Dhabi promises to open the eyes of kids aged four to 10 to the wonders of art and culture. The interactive programme will see little ones engaged in an adventure game inspired by the clothing seen in artworks from the museum’s permanent collection. There’s also a dedicated toddler’s area for kids three years old and below, featuring easy to understand construction games, rag dolls and educational toys. AED 63 museum general admission ticket, children below 13 years old free; entrance to the Children’s Museum is free. Saadiyat Island. 10am-10pm. Visit:

Saturday, 13th July

Cram in some classic comedy

Laugh the summer scorch blues away by watching Speedy – the 1928 comedy classic by Ted Wilde – at Manarat Al Saadiyat for Cinema Space. The restored flick is considered as one of the best films featuring multi-talented actor and stunt performer Harold Lloyd. If you love New York, the movie is also packed with landmarks – Coney Island’s Luna Park, Yankee Stadium and Wall Street, among others – for an extra helping of nostalgia. Free. Saadiyat Island. 5.30pm-7pm. RSVP here.

Kawaii not?

Hey ladies, end the weekend in style at Asian restaurant Mr Miyagi. The Saturday ladies night – dubbed Hello Kitty Night – will dish out live DJ music playing RnB and hip-hop tunes to keep the party going. Feel free to steal the show by dressing up in your best Hello Kitty-inspired gear. To top it off, ladies get three free beverages or pay AED 99 to enjoy unlimited drinks for the evening. Free. Yas Marina, Yas Island. 8pm-3.30am. Visit:

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