Get the weekend feeling going in the city

Just like that, the working week is over and the weekend is here to save the day.

giphySo, let’s not waste any time. There are lots of events going on over the next few days so what will you get up to?

Thursday 5th July 

36287662_1846498082068559_135107374640791552_nWhile 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:

Ayo-and-Teo-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,

Screen Shot 2018-07-05 at 9.36.27 AMEnjoy 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,

Friday 6th July 

36269345_1779587848775467_3018750818061910016_nJoin 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,

36249849_994148610744539_271038691512680448_nHungry? 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,

Saturday 7th July 

Dark homemade chocolate bars and cocoa pod on woodenCelebrate 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, 

p06cq5swIs 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, 

36376221_1026549700829663_905225891628449792_nKeep 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,

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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