We know that you’re excited to kick back and relax so check out what’s going on in Abu Dhabi over the next few days to help upgrade your weekend plans.
Thursday 26th July
Need a thrill? Why not kick off the weekend with some rides? Marking the first weekend since its opening, Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi is the perfect place to go with friends and family for a bit of fun, with six lands and 29 rides, attractions and shows. From AED 295 for adults, AED 230 for juniors, free for children under three. Near Yas Mall, Yas Island. Daily 10am-9pm. Contact: 02 612 9333, wbworldabudhabi.com
Keeping the kids entertained, Allday Live! is bringing three days of entertainment to the capital. On Thursday, families can enjoy The Hollywood Special Effects Show, on Friday it’s over to the Fireflies Shadow Theater and on Saturday, Moon Mouse a Space Odyssey will bring the weekend to a close. From AED 90 for all three shows, booking required. Emirates Palace, Corniche West. 11am-3.30pm and 4pm-8.30pm. Contact: 02 690 9000, bit.ly/2tfXbQN
Friday 27th July
Head to Al Maya Island this Friday for a pool party and destress after a hectic week with the sounds of DJs James Murray, Shane Patrick and Chad Phunk. Ladies free before 1pm, AED 125 for men. Al Maya Island. 11am-9pm. Contact: 055 374 1550, almayauae.com
Spend Friday night staring up into the sky as the longest lunar eclipse of the century unfolds. Engage in an astronomy Q&A and moon viewing before the eclipse begins then watch as the whole thing unfolds. Free. Al Sadeem Observatory, Al Wathba. 8pm-3am. Contact: 056 313 8222, alsadeemastronomy.ae
Saturday 28th July
If you’re feeling creative then try your hand at Art Central’s painting workshop inspired by Van Gogh’s ‘Almond Blossom’. Recreate the iconic painting and learn the techniques behind the masterpiece with instructor Maria Baj. AED 295, booking essential. Bout Mall, Al Reem Island. 4pm-7pm. Contact: 02 679 6795, artcentral.ae
Enjoy some cinema as Louvre Abu Dhabi screens a series of short films made by homegrown filmmakers. UAE Stories: A Selection of Short Films will explore themes including personal memories, struggles and the meaning of home. Free, booking essential. Louvre Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island. 5pm-6.30pm. Contact: 600 56 55 66, louvreabudhabi.ae/en/buy-ticket/events
It’s all about the music as Tomorrowland comes to the capital. UNITE by Tomorrowland will see DJ Ummet Ozcan, duo Lucas & Steve, D.O.D and Omar Basaad grace the stage in Abu Dhabi before a live stream of Afrojack and Armin Van Buuren take over the event into the wee hours. From AED 495. du Forum, Yas Island. 2pm-11pm. Visit: abu-dhabi.platinumlist.net
Do a good deed and get yourself along to the blood drive at The Royal Thai Embassy in partnership with the Abu Dhabi Blood Bank. Need motivation? Those who give blood will be rewarded with some authentic Thai food after the donation. Some age and health restrictions apply. Free. Villa 65, Al Shumous Street, Al Zafranah. Noon-6pm. Contact: 02 557 6551, facebook.com/thaiembassy.abudhabi
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WORDS Asma Sabriah Mohammad