All you need to plan a top weekend

Yes, it’s true: The weekend is here and there are so many reasons to get up, get out and have some fun! 

Whether you want to work up a sweat, watch live sport or get geeky, there’s plenty going on over the next few days.

Thursday 10th January 

Lend your support to the UAE as they face India in the AFC Asian Cup 2019 in Group A. The competition is heating up as each team looks to get three points to progress to the later stages. From AED 25. Zayed Sports City Stadium, Saif Ghubash Street. 8pm. Visit: 

Learn to throw some serious shapes at the hip-hop dancing trial class with Ginger Dance and Arts where you can learn the latest moves in urban dancing. Free. New Emi State Tower, near Marks and Spencer, Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum Street. 6pm-7pm. Contact: 02 665 1800,

Friday 11th January 

Enjoy an early morning workout and sign up for the ADCB 5km and 10km Run to get your blood pumping early in the morning and achieve your fitness goals. Plus, with all proceeds going to Make-A-Wish UAE it’s all for a worthy cause. From AED 120. Zayed Sports City, Saif Ghubash Street. 6am. Visit:

Explore the Architecture of Loneliness exhibition, which features a range of images taken in the UAE that document various abandoned spaces that were once thriving centres of activity. Free. Warehouse 421, Mina Zayed. 10am-8pm. Contact: 02 676 8803, 

If hip-hop and RnB is your thing then you won’t want to miss out on seeing Kid Ink live in the capital as he takes to the stage to perform hits like ‘Show Me’, ‘Ride Out’ and ‘Be Real’. Free entry, subject to entry policy. MAD on Yas Island, near du forum. 11pm. Contact: 055 834 6262,

Embrace your creative side and turn your hand to painting with Artist Pals where you can create your own version of a spring blossom scene with a little guidance from the expert tutors. AED 140. Hemmingways, Radisson Blu Hotel and Resort, Corniche West. 3.30pm-5.30pm. Visit:

Saturday 12th January

Pokémon Go players can take part in the first Pokeémon Go UAE tournament where the best players in the capital will go head to head in a ranked competition. Free, registration required. Formal Park, Corniche. 5.30pm-7.30pm. Visit:

Get into the spirit of the AFC Asian Cup at the official fan zone where you can watch matches live on the big screen, take part in football activities, games and more. Free. Al Bahar, Corniche West. 1pm-midnight. 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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