Move over working week, the weekend is here and we’re starting to get excited.
With live music, comedy shows, shopping experience and Halloween-themed parties (yes, we know it’s already November), there’s plenty going on in the capital over the next few days.
Thursday 2nd November
Want to get out on the town? Music fans in the capital can enjoy an unforgettable night under the stars watching a live performance by Toshi Reagon. Taking to the stage of NYUAD with her BIGLovely band, the acclaimed singer will be performing her music influenced by blues, rock and RnB for an al-fresco concert like nothing you’ve ever seen before AED 50 for students, AED 100 for public, pre-registration required. East Hall, the Arts Center at NYUAD, Saadiyat Island. From 8pm. Visit: nyuad-artscenter.org
Laugh out loud
Had a hard week? Then why not share a few laughs with friends? Hitting the stage at Up and Below, Yalla Laughs is back for its monthly show packed full of comedians from around the world. With headliner Simeon Goodson and performers Omar Kazim, Rushi Rafeek, Rob McKenzie and MC Erik Thornquist, they’re sure to put a smile on your face and start your weekend off laughing. Free. Up and Below, Courtyard by Marriott, World Trade Center, Hamdan Street. 8pm. Visit: yallalaughs.com
Friday 3rd November
Returning to Saadiyat Island this weekend the Fatima Bint Mubarak Ladies Open is bringing 126 of the best golfers in the world to the capital. The second edition of the family-friendly sporting event is a great way to introduce children to the sport and see some of the best talents up close. Set at the beautiful Saadiyat Beach Golf Club until Saturday, visitors can explore the tournament village which features fitness classes, sports clinics and food and beverage vendors. Free, but registration required. Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, Saadiyat Island. From 7am. Visit: fbmladiesopen.com/tickets
That’s right, Halloween is not over yet! Head to Yas Island this weekend and celebrate All Hallows Eve one more time with a range of fun family activities. Children can get their pumpkins decorated to their spooky best and take part in some themed games and activities. Plus with a costume competition taking place it’s the perfect excuse to look out your face paint, fake teeth and masks for a chance to win some prizes. Free entry. Yas Marina, Yas Island. 3pm-6.30pm. Visit: yasmarina.ae/events/freaky-friday-at-yas-marina-1330
See a star
Get ready to sing along in an intimate musical night with none other than Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall. The performer will be belting out the hits songs that made her a household name like ‘Black Horse and the Cherry Tree’, ‘Suddenly I See’ and ‘The Other Side of the World’ during her set. Excited? We’ll see you there. From AED 200. InterContinental Abu Dhabi, King Abdullah Bin Abdulaziz Al Saudi Street. From 9pm. Visit: abu-dhabi.platinumlist.net
Saturday 4th November
Shop your heart out
Mums, mark your calendars. The Baby and Kids Flea Market offers parents and mums to be the chance to pick up some pre-loved baby goods to take home for your kids. This first of its kind event is packed to the roof with great goods, gifts and items at great prices that are looking for a happy home. Plus if you have little ones in tow, they can keep themselves busy with some fun games while you shop the floor. Free entry. Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel and Resort, Corniche East. 9am-3pm. Visit: facebook.com/SheratonAbuDhabi
Go for goal
If you love football then why not pop along to see Al Wahda take on Al Ain this Saturday night? Kicking-off at Al Nahyan Stadium, the two Arabian Gulf League UAE sides will be looking to take three points in what promises to be a thrilling match, Can the home side pull of an impressive victory, or will the visitors be heading back to the Garden City with a win? There’s only one way to find out. From AED 10. Al Nahyan Stadium, next to Al Wahda Mall. Kick-off 7.45pm. Visit: alwahda-fc.com
Looking for other ways to keep busy? Find more events in our online diary at adwonline.ae
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