Things to do in Abu Dhabi this weekend

We don’t know about you, but we’re pretty stoked for the weekend.

happy man weekend

We’re looking forward to enjoying good food with friends, dressing up like Star Wars characters and flexing our arts skills with the kids. Here are some of the best events taking place this weekend…

Thursday 2nd May

curry night

Thursday night is curry night at Kahraman. Feast on curries from around the world with dishes like Indonesian beef randang, Thai fish curry, South African lamb curry, Indian Madras fish curry and Pakistani beef masala all on the menu. AED 99 with soft drinks, AED 179 with house beverages. Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, Mina Street. 6.30pm-11pm. Contact: 02 818 4888,

mushrif mall mega sale

Looking for a bargain? Mushrif Mall is offering discounts of up to 75 percent across selected brands as part of the Mushrif Mall Mega Sale taking place all weekend. There’s also a 24-hour sale from 10am on Friday until 11pm on Saturday with some shops staying open throughout. Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Street, Al Mushrif. Visit:

fractal nature art exhibition

Chilean artist Jeannette Canale presents her solo art exhibition, Fractal Nature. Come along to admire the artwork inspired by the mystical world until 15th May. Free entry. World Trade Center Mall. Visit:

Friday 3rd May

ripe organic market

Shop for organic produce at the weekly Ripe organic pop-up market at The Collection. Stock up on seasonal, fresh and healthy goods including fruit and veg from local farms, coconut oil, superfoods, honey and eggs. Free entry. The St Regis Saadiyat Island Resort. 10am-3pm. Visit:

There’s a Star Wars party taking place this Friday in a galaxy not so far away – just as far as Yas Island. Head to Belgian Cafe for the Hoppetizer Brunch featuring DJs, a prize for the best costume and a Star Wars themed quiz. AED 125 with unlimited house drinks for three hours, AED 195 with unlimited food and house drinks for three hours. Radisson Blu Hotel Yas Island. 7pm. To book, contact:

Saturday 4th May

ramadan stone art charity workshop

In the lead-up to the holy month, SEDRA Foundation invites people of determination and their families to join its Ramadan Stone Art Workshop. Create unique pieces of art using natural materials while reflecting on and sharing your family’s Ramadan rituals and traditions. The artworks will later be sold in Deerfield’s Mall to fund activities for children of determination. Free but registration required here. Sas Al Nakhl. 10am-11.30am or 11.30am-1pm.

al qattara family workshop

Al Qattara Arts Centre is hosting its Family Day programme this Saturday. Parents and children aged ten and above can join in fun workshops like cookie preparation and gift wrapping to learn something new. Free. Al Qattara, Al Ain. 5pm-7pm. Contact: 03 711 8225,

UAE Team Emirates is hosting an open day today as part of its ongoing Youth Academy programme. Boys and girls aged eight to 11 can join in cycling sessions to learn how to ride and improve their bike handling ability. Children can bring their own equipment or borrow equipment at the venue. Free. Yas Marina Circuit, Yas Island. 4pm-6pm. Register online here.

sound healing

Join Lightworkers Abu Dhabi at this open house where you can learn more about touch and sound healing practices and meditation through group and private sessions with qualified healers. Free but registration required here. Etihad Towers, Corniche West. 1.30pm-6pm.

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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