It’s the weekend, let’s not hang about. Here’s a quick look at events taking place over the next few days that you might enjoy!
Thursday 8th February
Enjoy music from South Korean pianist, Seong-Jin Seong as The Chopin Competition gold medalist is in town to perform as part of Abu Dhabi Classics. Tickets are available online at ticketmaster.ae and Virgin Megastores across the country from AED 55. Qasr Al Sarab Desert Resort by Anantara. 8pm-10pm. Visit: abudhabimusic.ae
Fancy some theatre? Experience #JeSuis, an ensemble work choreographed by award-winning contemporary British dancer, Aakash Odedra. The performance explores the relevance of a life in conflict – something we all can probably relate to. AED 105, pre-purchase essential. The Black Box Theatre, The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island. Thu 8pm, Fri 2pm.Visit: nyuad-artscenter.org.
Friday 9th February
Eat, drink and be merry at the Goan Carnival. This lively celebration of Indian culture will feature a DJ, bouncy castle, exciting prizes and entertainment for the whole family. Free for ladies and children, AED 50 for men. Le Méridien Abu Dhabi, near Abu Dhabi Mall, Al Zahiyah. From noon. Visit: abudhabievents.ae
Has your fitness resolution fallen by the wayside? Well, get moving with the Walk Unified programme. As Abu Dhabi prepares to host the Special Olympics World Games next year, athletes, volunteers and community members are coming together to encourage a healthy lifestyle through fitness. If you can’t make it this weekend, don’t worry: it’s going on until 30th March. Free. Umm Al Emarat Park. 3pm-6pm. Visit: facebook.com/WorldGamesAD.
“Don’t worry…about a thing,” just dance your way down to the fifth annual Bob Marley Birthday Festival. This international event happens simultaneously with other celebrations all over the world. Come along, dance, sing and celebrate the life of reggae superstar Bob Marley featuring a performance from his son, Ky-Mani. From AED 125. Strictly over 21s. Yas Beach, Yas Island. 4pm-3am. Visit: abu-dhabi.platinumlist.net
Saturday 10th February
Stroll through stalls of locally grown fruits and vegetables, handcrafted homeware and live cooking stations amid the beautiful surroundings of Umm Al Emarat Park. You’ll find artists, designers and live musicians at this community event and even a yoga class, too. Free, AED 5 entry to the park. Umm Al Emarat Park. 3pm-9pm. Visit: ripeme.com
Take advantage of cooler temperatures and head outdoors for lunch. Abu Dhabi Golf Club hosts a Backyard BBQ every Saturday for members and guests. Enjoy food, games and live entertainment that the whole family will love. From AED 400 for members. Booking required. Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Khalifa City. 1pm-8pm. Visit: adgolfclub.com
As the weekend comes to a close, wind down with a movie. CinemaSpace will be showing Under the Same Moon, a heart-wrenching tale that follows the immigration story of a nine-year-old boy and his mother. Free, but prior registration is needed. Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island. 4pm. Visit: cinemaspace-abudhabi.splashthat.com
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