This is how to make the most of the long weekend

It’s the weekend and this one a little bit special. Eid al-Fitr is expected to fall sometime over the next few days so there’s an extra reason to celebrate and a long weekend (for some of us) to make the most of. Are you excited yet? giphy

If you’re looking for some Eid inspiration for ideas at home or overseas then why not take a look at this useful guide?

So what else is going on over the next few days?

Thursday 14th June

world_cup_09It’s all eyes on Russia for the next month as the FIFA World Cup 2018 begins. The opening match between the hosts and Saudi Arabia kicks off at 7pm and you can see it at venues across the city. On Friday, Spain plays Portugal at 10pm, on Saturdays France faces Australia at 2pm and Argentina plays Iceland at 5pm, while on Sunday, reigning champion Germany goes up against Mexico at 7pm. Want to brush up on your football knowledge ahead of the tournament? We’ve got the perfect guide, here.

34411300_830427190486689_6395694766079606784_nWith Father’s Day just around the corner, why not sign up for this father and child cooking class? During the session, dad and one child will get the chance to make a Wagyu beef burger from scratch and then eat the dish afterwards. AED 420 for parent and child. Booking essential. jones the grocer, corner of Muroor Road, Al Mamoura. 7pm. Contact: 02 557 4882, jonesthegrocer.com

Friday 15th June

34485943_1990442577695123_6238057229954580480_oThe Truckers are back in Abu Dhabi to share some great food from some exciting vendors over Eid weekend. With rides, carnival games, stalls, arts and crafts and more, it’s sure to be a lot of fun. Free entry. Yas Marina, Yas Island. Fri, Sat and Sun 7pm-11pm. Visit: facebook.com/truckersuae/

maxresdefault It’s back for another year, and the 24-hour Rollercoaster Rally is going to be a whole lot of fun. Visitors to Ferarri World Abu Dhabi can enjoy non-stop rollercoaster action, plus performances, games, live music and four themed entertainment zones. From AED 175 for unlimited rides per person. Yas Island. 6pm-11am. Visit: ferrariworldabudhabi.com

You can also take advantage of the park’s pay-as-you-go scheme where you can enter for free and pay for select rides. 6pm on 15th June – 10.59am on 16th June and 6pm to 11pm on 16th June.

34484112_1879548225429237_2187405381901221888_nTaqado is giving away 1,000 free burritos on Friday as it celebrates the opening of its newest location in the Mall at World Trade Center. All you need to do is be one of the first 1,000 people along to get your hands on some Mexican food. Free. Hamdan Street. 5pm. Visit: taqado.com

8df42e45ee0b4ba229d985340a3beb02-rimg-w509-h315-gmir If you’re excited to see fireworks then why not take it up a notch and watch the colours burst in the night’s sky from a boat? Hop on board a dhow and sit in comfort as the fireworks show dazzles the crowds. AED 100 for adults, AED 50 for kids, booking advised. Captain Tony’s, Yas Marina, Yas Island. Fri, Sat and Sun 8.30pm-9.30pm. Contact:

Saturday 16th June

34461057_1307396062729895_7886007173220663296_oIf you’re an artist or maybe just an aspiring Stan Lee then why not check out the Making Better Comics art class at Art Central? Led by cartoonist Matt Smith, the workshop is open to artists aged between five and 15, where you’ll be shown how to create and improve your drawings to make comics. Open to beginners. AED 200, reservation essential. Boutik Mall, Reem Island. 4pm-6pm. Contact: 02 679 6795, artcentral.ae

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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