It’s a REALLY long weekend! Make it count…

With the observance of Eid Al Adha, your weekend just got supersized! Here’s how you can make this the best break that you have ever had in the UAE’s capital…

 

 

Thursday, 8th – Saturday, 10th August

Soak up some culture

The Galleria wants to host you and the family during Eid weekend with a full lineup of cultural activities each day from 8th-12th August. Eat, play, shop and get creative with personalised Arabic calligraphy, complimentary henna applications and sand bottle art. Get the kids involved too, with a full schedule of arts and crafts, or take some time out in the Arabic tent to sip a cup of traditional coffee and munch on dates. Free. Al Maryah Island. 3pm-9pm. Visit: thegalleria.ae

Fun! Fun! Fun for all the family!

Treat the whole family to a world of fun this Eid at Warner Bros World Abu Dhabi. Enjoy extended Park hours until 10pm and arts and crafts activities for the little ones. Plus, you can take advantage of a special offer to get four tickets for the price of three. Now that’s a good plan! AED 885 for four tickets, kids under three go free. Yas Island. 10am-10pm. Visit: wbworldabudhabi.com

In the festival spirit

Shop till you drop at the Eid Al Adha Festival. Shopping meets traditional celebrations so you can buy treats for all the family under one roof – gifts, Arabic food, toys, games and more, until 17th August. Free entry. Halls 8 and 9, ADNEC, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street. 8am-6pm. Visit: adnec.ae

Sunday, 11th August – Wednesday, 14th August

Entertainment for all 

Mazyad Mall has packed a lot into two days of complete fun this Eid. From stage shows to games and an arts and crafts area for the kids, there’s plenty on offer. Watch an Egyptian dance ensemble, play a game of mini-golf or ring toss and be sure to throw your hat in the ring for a chance to win exciting prizes from 6.30pm-9pm daily from 11th to 12th August. 

Taking the mic

Falsetto like Freddie or belt it out like Beyonce every Sunday at Porters English Pub. The karaoke night challenges bedroom singers to exhibit their vocal prowess in a competitively fun environment. It’s open to everyone and all genres are welcome. As a bonus, if you are brave enough to step up to the mic a complimentary beverage to soothe any nerves awaits. Free. Grand Millennium Al Wahda, Hazza Bin Zayed Street. 5pm-9pm. Contact: 02 495 3890porters.gmaw@millenniumhotels.com

A taste of Italy

Get ready for the thrill of new flavours and check out the Ferrari World Abu Dhabi Eid Food Festival, featuring an Italian Black Box Chef Competition, Arabic and Italian cuisine, Ayala or ‘stick’ dancers, live shows and much more. You don’t want to miss the fun and good food on offer at this fast and furious event on 12th August. AED 295 for adults, AED 230 for kids. Yas Island. Visit: ferrariworldabudhabi.com

Keep the celebrations afloat

Keep the Eid Al Adha party pumping from aboard Captain Tony’s Eid Fireworks Fun Cruise. Float around Al Raha Beach and Samaliyah Island as a spectacular show of light and colour illuminates the sky. The tour on a traditional dhow starts and stops at Yas Marina, where you can head to one of the nearby restaurants to complete the evening. Yas Marina will also put on a fireworks display for three days from 12th-15th August. AED 100 for adults, AED 50 for children aged six to 12, free for children under six. Yas Island. 8.30pm-9.30pm. Visit: yasmarina.ae/events

A little retail therapy

Since you’re probably shopping this weekend anyway, head on over to Marina Mall Abu Dhabi and get rewarded for it. The Justice League, including DC Comic’s famous superheroes Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman and The Flash, will be performing live at the mall and your purchases could land you a spot in the audience. All you have to do is spend AED 150 to get access to watch the show. If you spend AED 200, you get access to the show as well as activation zones and spend of AED 250 or over gets you complete access to all zones including the meet & greet with the superheroes. Three shows daily at 4.15 pm, 6 pm and 8 pm from 11th-20th August. Visit marinamall.ae

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