It’s time to have an excellent weekend

It’s the weekend, so forget work and that to-do list because it’s time to have some fun.

Get up, get out and see what’s going on around the city, with a whole host of events taking place from live music and creative meet-ups to spectacular stage shows and so much more.

It’s weekend time.

Thursday 7th March 

Watch some stunning choreography live on stage as the Korean National Ballet perform ‘Giselle’ as part of the Abu Dhabi Festival. From AED 175. Emirates Palace, Corniche West. 8pm. Visit: 

Settle in for a night of techno as DJ Martin Ikin takes over Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi for a night of slick beats and big tunes to take you into the weekend. Free entry. StRegis. Saadiyat Island Resort. 10pm until late. Visit:

Friday 8th March 

Head along to the Event Village for the Daman World Triathlon Abu Dhabi 2019 and send little ones to the Kidz Zone, shop at pop-up stores, watch the action unfold and enjoy the great atmosphere. Free. Yas Marina, Yas Island. Fri and Sat. Visit:

Check out the second night of the Barzakh Festival at The Arts Center at NYUAD and see Lekhfa and Altin Gün take to the stage to deliver a unique evening of great music. Not able to make it? Watch the live stream of the event on The Arts Center’s Facebook page. AED 100. Red Theater, NYUAD, Saadiyat Island. 7.30pm. Visit:

Express yourself and meet new people by joining the paint party at Cafe Arabia where you can create your own work of art and enjoy some food and drink. AED 185, pre-booking required, all materials provided. Cafe Arabia, Mushrif. 5pm-9pm. Visit: pop singer Aya Nakamura will be taking to the stage at MAD to perform her hit songs including ‘Djada’ and ‘La Dot’. Free, subject to entry policy. MAD on Yas Island, neat du Forum. 11pm-3am.Visit:

Saturday 9th March 

End the weekend with the Wellness Breakfast at Market at EDITION and enjoy some healthy food and beverages alongside talks from health experts and the visiting British chef Tom Aikens. AED 140. Al Bateen Wharf. 9am-noon. Contact: 02 208 0000,

Gather the family and watch an animated classic as Disney’s Peter Pan is shown on the big screen for a new generation of children to fall in love with the story of The Boy Who Never Grew Up. Free, registration required. Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island. 3pm-4.30pm. Visit:

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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Comments for “It’s time to have an excellent weekend

  1. Lidia

    Seriously, thank you so much to the author of this article for including such an amazing diverse cultural information on events this weekend, and not including boring info on brunches around the city…


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