That’s right, it’s time to leave the stress of the working week in the office and embrace the wonderful weekend feeling.
Want to get creative, let your hair down or spend quality time with the family? No matter what tickles your fancy, there’s plenty of things to do over the next few days in Abu Dhabi.
Thursday 13th July
Water good idea
Yas Waterworld’s Ladies Night is back with a splash for the women of the capital who love to make waves. In addition to the park’s various rides and slides, enjoy a night filled with activities such as the aqua Zumba class and dancing to the park’s female DJ. In addition, there will be interactive competitions at 7pm around the Amwaj Wave Pool Area. AED 210 online, AED 245 at the park. Just remember your swimmers. Yas Waterworld, Yas Island. 6pm-11pm. Contact: yaswaterworld.com/
Are you a discreet diva? Do you often find yourself singing along to every song that comes on the radio? Why not see if you have what it takes to win the first lip sync battle in Abu Dhabi this weekend? Join in on the challenge and dazzle the crowd with your skills, but don’t be afraid to bring some epic dance moves or some props to really seal the deal. Free. Marriott Hotel, Al Forsan, Khalifa City. 10pm-2am. Contact: 02 201 4131
Friday 14th July
Have fun with the family
Not sure what to do with the kids this weekend? Why not head on down to Dalma Mall to join in the various activities that are happening throughout the weekend? You can unleash your inner master builder and create a Lego city, join Mr and Mrs Potato Head in a fun game show, encourage your kids’ creativity at the Kids Arts Corner and much more. Free entry. Until 15th July. Dalma Mall, Mussafah. Activities start from 3pm. Contact: 800 325 626255, dalmamall.ae
Channel your inner energy
Help reduce the stress of the past few weeks with this Usui Reiki class. Learn how to use the universe’s energy to reduce pain and stress, and boost your meditative practices. The course will be led by Reiki master Kasey Conrad, who has 20 years of experience. Enjoy a day in a peaceful atmosphere, away from the bustle of everyday life, to reconnect with yourself. AED 600 per person. Booking required. As Saman Building 102, Hamdan Street. 10am-6pm. Contact: changeworksad.com
Invest in yourself
Having difficulty remaining optimistic with your relationships? Feeling negative when it comes to your finances? Join this two-day event to energise your spirit and give you a deeper understanding of the way you should perceive your life. A great way to get motivated and get a different outlook on life, on the first day you will find out what is holding you back from living the life you want and how you can face these challenges. The second day is when you realise how to make a path towards your happiness. From AED 499. Yas Viceroy Hotel, Yas Island. 9am-8pm. Contact: moatazmashal.com
Saturday 15th July
Lights, Camera, Paint!
Inspired by artist Tanaka Atsuko, this workshop will tackle all dimensions of your creative side, allowing you to model, photograph and paint a semi-abstract picture. Participants will wear a completely safe, glowing outfit made of lights before posing for a photograph that will serve to be the inspiration behind the painting. If this sounds like your idea of a good time then what are you waiting for? AED 50. Bookings are required. Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island. 10am-noon. Contact: 02 657 5800, firstname.lastname@example.org
See something on the silver screen
End your weekend with a classic French film at The Cinema Space. This weekend, the film on show is Classe Tous Risques (The Big Risk), one of the most revered films of French cinema from the 60s. Starring Lino Ventura and Jean-Paul Belmondo, this original gangster film centres around the dishonour among thieves and is still an enthralling watch decades later. Free, but reservation required. Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island. Contact: cinemaspace-classetousrisques.splashthat.com/
Looking for other ways to keep busy? Find more events in our online diary at adwonline.ae
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!
WORDS Mariem Yassiri