This one’s for the weekend warriors!

Welcome to the weekend! You’ve endured the working week and now you deserve to relax and take in a little culture, enjoy Abu Dhabi nightlife or celebrate the stars and stripes for the 4th of July.

Thursday, 4th July

Celebrate American Independence Day at Cooper’s with free entry, a special menu of American pub grub, special deals on drinks, a live band and a raffle draw with exciting prizes. Park Rotana, near Khalifa Park. 8pm-3am. Contact: 02 657 3325, rotanatimes.com

Work hard, play hard

The nightlife is pumping in Abu Dhabi as ONYX opens its doors for a luxurious clubbing experience. This new nightclub, located in the heart of the capital at Novotel Abu Dhabi Al Bustan, is getting the party started this weekend with an enticing lineup of DJs including DJ Saif and Sound on Thursday, DJ Karim on Friday and DJ Kaboo shuts it down on Saturday. To get in on this you must be at least 21 years old and reserve a table which starts at AED 1,000. 10pm-4am. Contact: 050 977 9535, reservations@onyxabudhabi.com

Picture this!

Shutterbugs should head over to Louvre Abu Dhabi for a photography masterclass. The session, held in collaboration with Manarat Al Saadiyat (MAS) Photography Studio, takes place over two days, 5th-6th July, between two locations, Louvre Abu Dhabi and MAS Photography Studio. On the first day, you will explore the first photography exhibition held at Louvre Abu Dhabi, Photographs: An Early Album of the World, and use pre-digital photographic tools to build a simple pinhole camera. On the second day, you’ll head over to MAS Photography Studio to develop film using techniques discovered by the first photographers. AED 168 for ages 22 and up, AED 105 for ages 16 to 22. Saadiyat Island. 3pm-6pm. Contact: 600 56 55 66, louvreabudhabi.ae

Friday, 5th July

Fight night

The UAE Warriors are ready to put on the best display of mixed martial arts you’ll find in town. This hybrid organisation – part martial arts and part TV content provider – knows how to deliver action-packed matchups with premium productions. Grab a seat and watch as local fighters go toe-to-toe including Jesse Taylor and Mohammad Fakhreddine who’ll grapple it out in the main event. Free. Mubadala Arena, Zayed Sports City, Khaleej Al Arabi Street. 6pm-11pm. Visit: facebook.com/uaewarriorsmma

Saturday, 6 July

Love yourself

Show yourself some love this weekend with the Self-Empowerment for Success workshop by Inner Seed, which focuses on self-love and building confidence. You will learn how to manage negative thinking and create a more empowering mindset. Introspection is also a big part of this activity as you’ll be forced to review the first half of 2019 and assess the highs, lows and lessons learned in order to create a happier, more confident you for the second half of the year. AED 450. House of Nature, Villa 11, Al Bateen. 3pm-6pm. Contact: 050 352 8640, innerseeduae.com

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