Your quick guide to a great weekend

Here we go! It’s the weekend and there’s loads to do over the next few days…

Take your pick from an exciting sport, live music, artistic performances, family fun and so much more. What will you get up to?

Thursday 7th February 

Head along to MAS Mash and you can hear from voice actors, animators, illustrators, and studios to find out about Arab animation and meet the voices behind popular characters including Captain Majid, Grendizer, and Adnan. AED 50 per day. Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island. Thu-Fri 7pm-11pm. Visit:

Experience a sound installation from Sound Collective as they perform as part of the Festival of Innovation. The artwork consists of a live rendition of Mirage, a piece using 24 speakers and a synthesiser. Free with museum entry. Museum entry AED 60, AED 30 for teachers and armed forces. Louvre Abu Dhabi, Cultural District, Saadiyat Island. 5pm-9pm Visit:

In the Garden City? Head along to the DXB Speak Easy event where you can see some raw poetic and spoken word artists take to the stage or try some of your own material out at the open mic night. Free, with minimum two beverage spend. Sky Lab, Radisson Blu Al Ain. 7.30pm. Visit:

Friday 8th February

Celebrate one of the most popular musicians of all time at the Bob Marley Birthday Festival and see The Wailers take to the stage to perform some of their biggest hits. AED 130. Yas Beach, Yas Island. 6pm-3am. Visit:

Watch as the Red Bull Air Race Championship returns to Abu Dhabi for the 2019 season opener where Martin Šonka will be looking to defend his title after becoming champion in 2018. Free. Corniche Breakwater. Noon-6pm. Visit:

Head along to Design and Dine where you can make your own musically-inspired masterpiece, enjoy some food and drink at Amerigos and meet some new people. All supplies provided. From AED 250. Park Inn by Radisson Blu, Yas Island. 4pm-8pm. Visit:

Head along to the 6th FBMA International Show Jumping Cup to see some of the best local riders compete in jumping and take part in a host of activities including equestrian-inspired games, pony rides, live music, food trucks, a market and more. Free. Al Forsan International Sports Resort, Khalifa City. 10am-8pm. Visit:

Saturday 9th February

Join the Express Yourself event and you can ease your mind with a calming yoga session then let your creative juices flow and take part in some collaborative art with Blank Canvas Community and see what you can create. AED 300. House of Nature, Villa 11, Marfa Al Bateen Street. 9am-1pm. Visit:

Gather your loved ones and have a good time at the Family Fun Day at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club where little ones can take part in activities hosted by My First Gym, watch live music and burn off some energy in the bouncy castle. AED 30 per person, redeemable on F&B, free for children under three. Saadiyat Island. Noon-7pm. Contact: 056 660 8780,

 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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