Your guide to a great weekend in the capital

It’s the weekend and it’s time to let that good feeling wash over you and have some fun! 

There’s always something going on in our city and this week it’s not different with lots to keep you busy over the next few days.

Thursday 21st February 

Gather your family and check out Yas Kidz Fest where a host of activities, games, cooking classes, play zones and more await children on Yas Island. AED 30 per adult, free for children under 18. Yas Gateway Park. Thi-Sat 2pm-9pm. Visit:

Get the guts to sing your favourite songs as the Abu Dhabi Karaoke Crew gather for Karaoke Thursdays. Free. Al Ain Palace Hotel, next to Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi. 9pm-2am. Visit:

Friday 22nd February 

Photo by FEI

Watch some of the world’s most talented riders show their skills and compete as they take part in the Longines FEI Nations Jumping Cup. Free entry. Al Forsan International Sports Resort, Khalifa City. Fri 9.30am-6.45pm, Sat 8.30am-4.30pm. Visit: 

Explore the Artists of the Cultural Foundation: The Early Years exhibition featuring works from local creatives including Abdul Qader Al Rais and Abdul Rahim Salim. Free. Cultural Foundation, Qasr Al Hosn. 4pm-7pm. Visit:

Settle down for a performance of spoken word, poetry and more as Rooftop Rhythms put on their monthly showcase for the public. Free, registration required. NYUAD, Saadiyat Island. Visit:

Looking for live music? Rock on and watch live bands including Border Run take to the stage at Rock Under the Stars. Free. The Sportsman’s Arms, Zayed Sports City, Saif Ghubash Street. 7pm. Contact: 02 447 1066, 

Saturday 23rd February 

Head to Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE this weekend for the first-ever Fashion Collectors brunch where you can shop at a selection of pop-up stores while enjoying a selection of food and beverages. From AED 310. Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotel and Resort, off Sheikh Zayed Road. 1pm-11pm. Contact: 056 113 3400,

Children between four and 12 can take part Khayal, the first session of a series on tolerance, at Warehouse 421, in partnership with Early Starters, where they will learn to flags of the world and create art relating to diversity and understanding. Free, registration required. Mina Zayed. 4pm-6pm. Visit:

Have a great weekend and don’t forget to tag us in your photos at @adwuae on Twitter and Instagram and @abudhabiworld on Facebook – who knows, you might even be featured in the magazine!

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