6 things to do in Abu Dhabi this weekend
Don’t be beaten by the January blues, it may be colder than we’re used to but here’s our list to help heat up your weekend.
HSBC golf championship
It’s that time of year again when the heavyweights of the golfing world descend on Abu Dhabi. Anyone with even the slightest interest in golf will relish the opportunity to watch the pros of the game and see if they can pick up some tips. There’s also plenty of other fun and activities alongside for all the family at the Championship Village including trick shot performances and complimentary lessons.
When: Thursday, January 21 to 24
Where: Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Sas Al Nakhl, 02 558 8990, www.abudhabigolfchampionship.com
Price: AED 50 per day, AED150 for a four day pass
2016 Bodytree Studio Yoga Market
Browse the stalls at this healthy and active market showcasing a range of wholesome goods including active wear, natural skin products, fresh foods and gifts. If mooching the wares isn’t quite enough for you then you’re in luck, since central to the market is also a special schedule of yoga classes aimed at all levels from beginners to those already well on their journey to enlightenment.
When: Friday, January 22, 9am to 4pm
Where: Bodytree Studio, off Sheikh Hazza Bin Zayed Street, 02 443 4448, www.odytreestudio.com
Price: Free entry, AED 150 for a class pass that is valid for unlimited classes all day
Westin Abu Dhabi Big Band Concert
If you yearn for a more civilised era, you’ll love this night. Sing and dance those blues away while you transport yourself back to a time of iconic jazz and musical greats. Get into the groove and swing the night away in style with the legendary 18-piece Abu Dhabi Big Band.
When: Thursday, January 21, 7pm
Where: The Westin Abu Dhabi Golf Resort and Spa, 02 616 9999, www.westinabudhabigolfresort.com
Price: AED 275 including free flowing beverages and canapés
People by Crystal ‘Revival’
Step back in time and relive your favourite moments and memories from days gone by with tunes from the 80s and 90s. Brought to you by the renowned DJ Saif and Sound from Radio 1, expect sounds from Old School Hip Hop, commercial oldies and more. Ladies, leave your wallets at home, there’s complimentary drinks all night long for you.
When: Friday, January 22 and 29
Where: People by Crystal Abu Dhabi, The Collection, St. Regis Saadiyat, 050 826 9698
Emirates Palace cooking class
Whisk yourself off to Italian shores and uncover the secrets of Italian cuisine. This pasta and fillings class covering ravioli and tortellini, teaches exactly what it takes to create perfect pasta from the Emirates Palace Hotel Executive Sous Chef, Carmine Pecoraro.
When: Saturday, January 23, 10am – 12pm
Where: Mezzaluna, Emirates Palace Hotel, 02 690 7999, www.emiratespalace.ae
Price: AED 250 per person
The Festival at Masdar City
As part of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, The Festival at Masdar City brings this community event to the general public. Learn how to adopt more sustainable habits in themed educational zones through a range of activities, live music, entertainment, eco-shops, food stalls and workshops for the kids.
When: 10am-9pm, January 22 and 23
Where: Masdar City, Abu Dhabi, 02 653 3333