From burger overload to world-class stand-up comedy and pottery – there are plenty of things to keep us all bouncing this weekend. Here are some of our top picks…
Thursday, 25th July
End the week by feasting on a variety of tasty burgers. The Burger Fest every Thursday night at c.taste offers up over 30 burger types with six different bun colours. There are themes to choose from also – American, Asian, vegan and mega-sized, among others. Feel free to create your own burger flavour too.
AED 99 with soft beverages, AED 149 with house beverages. Centro Capital Centre, Al Khaleej Al Arabi Street. From 6pm. Contact: 02 409 6666, rotana.com
Friday, 26th July
Blast from the past
You still have time to catch the Year of Tolerance exhibition before it officially wraps up on 15th August. This one-of-a-kind exhibit displays 30 photos featuring Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan during key milestones in the country’s history. The pictures were taken from 1965 to 1990 and are from the National Archives collection.
Free. The Galleria, Al Maryah Island. Noon-midnight. Contact: 02 616 6999, thegalleria.ae
Do you need self-confidence, decision making or general well-being overhaul? Changeworks Abu Dhabi’s weekend ‘Awakening The Power of Me’ workshop promises to offer just such a supercharge of the self this weekend. The two-day course might come with a sizeable price tag, but you will reportedly go through a ‘deep transformational process’ that will see you build true inner confidence and help understand the meaning of your life.
The self-empowering course is run by experienced well-being specialist Kasey Conrad and begins at 10am both days and costs AED 1,750. Book at changeworksad.com
Laugh out loud as award-winning British comedian Jason Manford brings his Muddle Class Tour to the capital. Catch Jason as he entertains with skits and funny stories about his life growing up in a working-class family versus adulthood as a middle-class man, who even had to issue an official apology to the people of Cornwall and Dawn French recently for the way he prepares his scones!
Are your kids driving you loopy already? Well, how about they go a bit hippy-dippy instead? No, no, we’re not advocating packing them off to Woodstock or Burning Man, but instead to IKEA, of all places. This Friday as part of the IKEA Summer Academy they can have a go tie-dye. It’s going be great, maaaan.
Session 1 starts at 3pm with sessions running until 6pm. Registration is required and entry is free for IKEA Family members only. ikea.com
Saturday, 27th July
Kids and young adults are welcome to join the free Maktaba Summer Camp 2019. This fun camp under the theme ‘When I Grow Up’, features an educational and entertainment programme designed to hone skills including reading, calligraphy, cooking, puppet-making, music and even blogging.
Free, booking required. Al Wathba Park library, Al Wathba Park. 9am-6pm. Contact: 02 444 0444, firstname.lastname@example.org
Adults looking to unleash their craftsmanship, or do their best Patrick Swayze in Ghost impression, can do so by signing up to a class at Abu Dhabi Pottery this weekend. The two-hour session will cover more than just the basics – from preparing clay to various stages of pottery to firing and glazing for a fine finish. Do all these at your own pace, so just relax and have fun. Your hands will get dirty.
AED 205. Building 29, Dabbas Street. 10am-9pm. Contact: 02 666 7079, abudhabipottery.com