This is how to have a brilliant weekend

Our old friend the weekend is here and it’s time to start planning…


Forget spending Saturday with the wasted weekend feeling of regret. There’s so much going on across the city over the next few days.

Thursday 12th July

crowne-plaza-abu-dhabi-4161423178-2x1Bring your swimsuit and get ready to go back in time with DJ Elie at the Revival Pool Party. Enjoy a night filled with hits from the 70s and 80s as you float through the rooftop pool overlooking Abu Dhabi’s skyline. AED 100 for men with two free drinks, free entry for ladies. Level Lounge, Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi, Hamdan Street. 9pm-2am. Contact: 02 616 6800,

SAM_2297Wind down after a hectic week to the sound of Rony Sarkis at Urban retrEAT. The new foodie destination at Yas Mall has loads of street food on offer so you can grab a bite and enjoy some live music. Free entry. Yas Mall. 8pm-10pm. Visit:

 90s-70089-1024x512Head to Throwback Thursday and enjoy the sounds of the 90s as Dj Nuff Said blasts out the beats to get you on the dance floor. Free entry. Empire Yas, Yas Viceroy. 10pm-3.30am. Contact: 050 501 5052,

Friday 13th July

32076799_2063068017054711_631685862702186496_nFancy some free food? Joud Café has revamped its menu and to mark the occasion, the homely cafe is giving away free food samples this Friday. Swing by to try the new flavours. Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street, near Mubarak Bin Mohammed School, Al Bateen. 1pm-10pm. Contact: 056 525 8235,

31317678_1672390882854396_8839796298719690752_nLooking for a way to fight fatigue? Join Ria Haffar at Bodytree Studio for the pop-up satya yoga class and wind down after a busy week. AED 100 including nectar juice, booking essential. Corner of Hazza Bin Zayed and Mubarak Bin Mohammed Streets. 9am-10.30am. Contact: 02 443 4448,

Screen Shot 2018-07-11 at 1.00.55 PMEver wanted to try your hand at painting? Get yourself along to the Beauty of the Palm workshop with Azza Al Qubaisi and take part in the interactive frond and palm eye design workshop to create your own masterpiece. Supplies will be provided. Free entry, booking essential. The Majlis at Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi Hotel and Villas, Saadiyat Island. Fri and Sat 11am-1pm. Contact: 02 407 1221,

Saturday 14th July

John-Lennon-Andy-Warhol-1Join the Pop Art Movement art class with instructor Nisreen Simrin and see if you can channel your inner Andy Warhol at this hands-on workshop. Who knows, you could be a natural. Supplies provided. AED 175, booking essential. Art Central, Reem Island, Boutik Mall. 4pm-6pm. Contact: 02 679 6795,

36336052_2159402870958472_4426359652778770432_nDoes your burger game compete with the pros? Widen your horizons and learn how to make jones the grocer’s signature sandwich with the deli’s head chef at the wagyu burger workshop. AED 295 including recipe card and jones apron, booking required. Pearl Plaza building, Al Khalidiyah. 7pm-9pm. Contact: 02 639 5883,

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 Asma Sabriah Mohammad

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