6 things to do in Abu Dhabi this weekend
Food, glorious food – cooking it, eating it and watching it be cooked is where it’s at this weekend, but if you still want more, fear not – drum beat yoga, a Saturday morning run, a good rummage through a car boot sale and live music are all excellent choices to jazz up your weekend.
Love Food Fest
Everyone’s favourite street food festival is back and making its first stop in Al Ain this weekend. Featuring 15 of the best street food trucks from the UK alongside some of our better known local favourites, one thing is for sure, you won’t go hungry. Abu Dhabi city dwellers will also be pleased to know you won’t miss out, the festival will arrive in the city next weekend.
When: Thursday February 11 from 5pm to 11pm to Saturday February 13. Friday and Saturday from 12pm until 11pm
Where: Al Jahili Park, Al Ain
Price: AED30 in advance or AED40 on the door
#bikethere Ride and Seek
Grab your friends, or make new ones and create a team with others to take part in the very first photo scavenger hunt on bike, boat and bus around Yas Island with the chance to win a range of Yas Island experiences from Ferrari World tickets, dining vouchers and more.
When: Registration at 11.30am, event runs from 12pm to 5pm, Saturday, February 13
Where: Starting points at Al Bandar Station and Yas Marina Station
Contact: 800-292253, www.bikeshare.ae
Drum Beat Yoga
Known to stimulate the central nervous system, releasing stress, fear and anxiety this unique experience features the sounds of the Mestre Caxias Brasilian drumming all while promising to energise and relax you. Your journey to enlightenment, or at the very least, a relaxing start to the weekend begins here.
When: 10am to 11.15am, February 12
Where: Eastern Mangroves Hotel and Spa
Price: AED 95 per person
Contact: +97150 349 2336
Car Boot Souk
Pop along to Zayed Sports City to browse everything quite possibly including the kitchen sink in this local Boot Souk. Meander your way among the local craft stalls and second hand goods direct from the boot of the owner’s car. Afterall, one person’s trash is another’s treasure.
When: 12pm to 5pm, Friday February 12
Where: Zayed Sports City
Cook with Michael Caines
If you love food (and you might have noticed that we do), don’t miss an amazing opportunity to get up close and personal with one of the UK’s most highly acclaimed chefs, two Michelin star awardee, Michael Caines. Having launched his first restaurant here in the UAE late last year, the chef is currently in town and offering a cooking demonstration with his Chef de Cuisine, Kevin Fleming that is open to all. And if that’s not already enough to get you foodies frothing, the AED 100 entry fee also includes a 50% off voucher on your dinner bill for the same evening – what a bargain.
When: 4pm to 6pm, Saturday, February 13
Where: Pearls by Michael Caines, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers
Price: AED100 per person
Contact: +9712 811 5666, www.jumeirah.com
A new weekly initiative organised by Daman Health Insurance and Gulf Multi Sport has landed on Yas Island. Keen runners, complete beginners and even those who wish to walk are all invited to participate in 1km, 2.5km and 5km races. Hear the word race and break out in a cold sweat? Don’t panic, instead of the traditional leaderboard based on time taken to complete, entrants will be asked to predict their own finishing times - those closest to their estimated times in the 5km race will even receive a prize.
When: 8.30am, Saturdays
Where: Yas Gateway Park North