It’s time to make some exciting weekend plans

Leave your stress in the office and let the weekend feeling wash over you because it’s time to have some fun. 

giphyWith concerts, dance performances, fitness classes, movie screenings and more, there’s plenty to tempt you to get out of the house.

Thursday 6th September

cover_27Got a tune in you? Belt out a banger and get the crowd on your side by taking the mic at the Living Room Karaoke meet-up and performing live on stage. Free entry. Das Brauhaus, Al Ain Palace Hotel, near Recreation Park, Corniche. 9pm-3.30am. Contact: 02 678 0522,

cover_story_02Take a seat and watch unique post-modern dance show as DANCE by Lucinda Childs Dance Company opens the fourth performing arts season at The Arts Center at NYUAD. AED 105, half price for students. The Red Theater, NYUAD, Saadiyat Island. 8pm. Visit:

jpegWatch some live music as U2 tribute act Joshua Tree blasts out some of the band’s biggest hits such as ‘The Sweetest Thing’, ‘With or Without You’ and ‘Where the Streets Have No Name’. Free entry. McGettigan’s Abu Dhabi, Al Raha Beach Hotel. 10pm-3am. Contact: 02 652 4333, 

Friday 7th September 

Looking to get in better shape after a summer of indulgence? Sign up for the Haddins Fitness Welcome Back Mega Mix session and take part in four 15- to 20-minute workouts to see if you enjoy any of the classes on offer. Free. Zayed Sports City, Saif Ghubash Street. 9am-11am. Contact: 02 403 4233,

Book FairHead to The Mall at World Trade Center this weekend and enjoy the back-to-school campaign. You can donate books to the charity book collection, listen to readings from authors Amal Al-Ahmad, Majed Sukhar and Patricia Jamal, and have the chance to win AED 25,000 for school fees. Free entry. The Mall at World Trade Center, Hamdan Street. 3pm-9pm. Visit:

40522660_1401232070012960_6715189622223142912_oIf you’re looking for a creative outlet then why not try clay sculpting? The two-hour class at Art Central will show you how to make your own clay figurine that you can take home with you after the class. AED 250, registration required. Art Central, Boutik Mall, Reem Island. 6pm-8pm. Contact: 02 679 6795, 

yoga-stress-childs-pose-870-580x366Need to unwind? Join the Satya yoga class with instructor Ria Haffar and gain a deep sense of well-being in body and mind. After the session you can enjoy a Nectar juice as part of the class fee. AED 100. Bodytree Studio, corner of 11th and 26th Streets. 9am-10.30am. Contact: 02 443 4448, 

Saturday 8th September 

40778401_1882050995212596_701694143159599104_nWatch an Emirati/Japanese fusion performance as Kharsha Drums takes to the stage at Louvre Abu Dhabi to share a unique sound with music fans in the city. Museum entry AED 60, AED 31.50 for people aged between 13 and 22, teachers and UAE military. 4pm, 6pm and 7pm, museum opening hours 10am-8pm. Contact: 600 56 55 66,

csm_slide1_3a2c1221c8Watch an iconic film as The Sound of Music is shown on the big screen for film fans to enjoy a remastered edition of the 1965 classic. Free, registration required. Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island. 2pm-5pm, with intermission. Visit:

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