Here’s how to get that weekend feeling

Oh yes, you better believe it: It’s the weekend and there’s plenty going on in Abu Dhabi.


Beat boredom and sign up for a cooking masterclass, watch some live sport or maybe enjoy some retail therapy – the choice is yours.

Thursday 20th September

29512856_1577327419046345_644682850690626936_nIt’s all about women at Yas Waterworld on Ladies Day with a full schedule of fun activities, live music, entertainment, aqua Zumba and more. AED 250. Yas Waterworld, Yas Island. 10am-11pm. Visit:

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Shop for some unique items you won’t find elsewhere as La Loupe Pop-Up Market returns after the summer hiatus with over 30 local vendors and artisans selling amazing handmade goods, food, music and more. Free entry. Al Seef Village Mall. Thu and Fri noon-8pm. Visit: 

Friday 21st September 

ripe_baseThe Ripe Market is back after the summer with a brand new pop-up event in Yas Mall to offer you the chance to stock up on the freshest organic fruits and vegetables, herbs, supplements, healthy food and more. Free. Yas Mall, Yas Island. 10am-10pm. Visit:

media-41571It’s not too late to sign up and raise money for children in need by participating in the ninth annual Aloft Runs For Children event. Take on a distance of your choosing to work up a sweat and do a good deed at the same time. From AED 50. Adnec, off Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street. 8am-4pm. Visit:

best-mma-hand-wrapsEnjoy some live MMA as Brave 16 takes centre stage pitting top fighters against one another in the cage as two titles go on the line. From AED 50. Mubadala Arena, Zayed Sports City, off Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street. 6pm-11pm. Visit:

Saturday 22nd September

40053761_2218633845035374_1130359968386514944_nShow your skills in the kitchen and learn how to make a wagyu beef burger topped with beef bacon and cheddar cheese in a brioche bun at the jones the grocer masterclass. AED 295. Al Raha Gardens Plaza, Khalifa City. 7pm-9pm. Contact: 02 557 4882,

SLAD_GWD_2018 (3)It’s all about being active this weekend at Shangri-La. Enjoy complimentary wellness classes with Qi Gong at 8.30am, a yoga class at 10.30am, cardio combat at 11.30am, cycling and boxing at 4pm and more. Plus, children can take part in ping pong and badminton from 3pm to 5pm and have their faces painted between 1.30pm and 3.30pm at Sofra BLD. Free. Shangri-La Hotel Abu Dhabi, Qaryat Al Beri, between the bridges. 8.30am-6pm. Contact: 02 509 8888,

41445857_1247529628747771_7605623444620705792_nFeeling creative? Learn from expert Turkish artist Abdulvahap Ertekin at the EBRU masterclass and recreate your own version of the floral pattern under the watchful eyes of a master. Sessions run for seven days, with each session being three hours, and allow you to gain real insight into a unique style. AED 1,785 for the full course. Until 28th September. N2N Gallery, Al Ain Tower, Al Bateen Street. 10am-1pm or 6.30pm-9.30pm. Contact: 050 728 3778,

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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