Just like that, the working week is over and the weekend is here to save the day.
Thursday 5th July
While the FIFA World Cup takes a break before the quarter finals, you can look forward to the return of the FIFA Club World Cup, taking place in Abu Dhabi in December. Test out your football skills, play some FIFA on Playstation and get football fever before Ronaldo and Real Madrid return to the capital. Free. Abu Dhabi Mall, Al Zahiyah. 11am-9pm. Visit: facebook.com
Head to Yas Island and see a performance from Ayo & Teo, who have appeared in music videos for artists including Chris Brown and Usher, for a night of big beats as they perform their hit single ‘Rolex’ and more. Free, subject to entry requirements. MAD on Yas Island, next to du Forum. 11pm-3.30am. Contact: 055 834 6262, madonyasisland.com
Enjoy a dose of culture and see new artworks from Shadi Eshragi, who uses patterns and shapes to create vibrant pieces, as UR Art Gallery hosts an opening night for the new exhibition. Free. Nation Towers, Corniche West. 7pm. Contact: 02 644 6123, ur-gallery.com
Friday 6th July
Join Emirati photographer Ammar Al Attar for the Picture Perfect workshop where you can learn a range of techniques to improve your photographic composition and discuss the power of photography in storytelling. Just remember to bring your own camera. Free, but spaces limited. Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas, Saadiyat Island. Thu and Fri 4pm-6pm. Contact: 02 407 1221, eventbrite.com
Hungry? Enjoy unlimited maki rolls packed with a range of ingredients from fresh seafood to tasty vegetables while flaunting your chopstick skills. From AED 94. Smoking Doll, Nation Towers, Corniche West. Fri and Sat 4pm-8pm. Contact: 600 560 603, smokingdoll.com
Saturday 7th July
Celebrate World Chocolate Day and enjoy some decadent treats including truffles, ice cream and more as Chocolate Week takes over Khalidiyah Palace Rayhaan by Rotana. Prices vary. Corniche West. 7am-11.30pm. Contact: 02 657 0000, rotana.com
Is it coming home? England faces Sweden in the quarter finals of the FIFA World Cup, with the semi-finals in the team’s sights – but it’s sure to be a tough game against the Swedes. Watch the action from the pool at Saadiyat Beach Club. Free. Saadiyat Island. Kick-off at 6pm. Contact: 02 656 3500, saadiyatbeachclub.ae
Keep the kids busy and sign them up for the pizza-making masterclass at jones the grocer where they can learn how to make a sweet and savoury pizza and then eat it afterwards. AED 149 per child. Ground floor, Etihad Airways Centre, Al Muneera. 4pm. Contact: 02 558 9808, jonesthegrocer.com
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!