DO OR DINE: 8 AWESOME THINGS TO DO THIS WEEK IN ABU DHABI
DO: GEEK OUT AT ABU DHABI’S COMIC CON
Returning for its 11th year, the Middle East’s biggest pop culture festival is heading back to Abu Dhabi this weekend. Taking place from the 3rd to the 5th of March at ADNEC the giant festival celebrates all things comic, gaming, movie, TV, and art.
With an exceptional star-studded line up including Hayden Christensen (Star Wars), David Habbour (Stranger Things), Matt Smith (Dr Who/House of the Dragon), Andy Serkis (Lord of the Rings), and more, plus plenty of photo opportunities, shopping, gaming tournaments, and even a cosplay competition (with the grand prize being a trip to Japan!) this will be an epic celebration of all-things-geek.
Date: 3rd – 5th March 2023
Time: Friday 3:30PM – 11PM | Saturday 1PM – 11PM | Sunday 12:30PM – 10PM
Price: 1 day pass AED135 | 3 day pass AED299
Book: Platinum List | Virgin
DINE: SNAP UP THIS 2 FOR 1 ON KHAYAL BRUNCH
ALERT! This weekend is your last chance to snap up the BB+ flash discount at Khayal Brunch.
This mega brunch will be sure to please all the family – including fresh seafood with shucked-while-you-wait oysters, an impressive vegetarian section, carvery station (with roasts worth queuing for), dedicated kids’ food area, and desserts to make your eyes water. Nitrogen ice cream we are looking at you!
With pool access, kids splash park, and kids activity area included this could be your plans for this Saturday sorted – and for this weekend it will be just AED395 for 2 adults on house package! Bargain!
Check out other amazing brunches here.
Location: Khayal, Marriot Al Forsan
Date: Saturday 4th March 2023
Time: 1PM – 4PM
Price: Soft AED275 | House AED395 | Kids 6-11 AED95 | 2 for 1 soft/house package with BB+
Book: 02 201 4131
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DO: DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY AT ULTRA FESTIVAL
Dance music fans, this one’s for you. After what feels like a huge wait after it was postponed in 2020, Ultra Festival is finally heading to Etihad Park for its Middle East debut.
With huge global acts on the line-up including Calvin Harris, Armin Van Buuren, Skrillex, and more it’s time to get your dancing shoes on and party the weekend away!
Location: Etihad Park, Yas Island
Date: 4th – 5th March 2023
Time: From 3PM
Price: 1 day from AED405 | 2 day from AED540
Book: Platinum List | Ticketmaster
DINE: GO PINK AT SALT CAMP AT THE LOUVRE
The giant pink tents are unmissable as soon as you pull up to the Louvre, and it can mean only one thing: Salt Camp has arrived! The Louvre Abu Dhabi has teamed up with burger extraordinaire Salt for a super hip art-slash-food experience which is available until the 30th of April.
The theme is “the art has left the frame”, which explores what it’s like for subjects of famous art pieces outside the confines of their frames. All the installations are displayed in pink tepee-like tents, and all have hints of Salt (or a pinch of salt if you will). Think Banksy’s painted statue holding a Salt burger and Van Gogh’s Starry Night looking down on a bed of pink Salt flowers.
Once you’ve explored the art pieces and the cute artisan stalls, head into the ‘camp’ and tuck into Salt’s a la carte camp menu. With a small stage for entertainment, and a perfect sunset viewing spot, this is a great place to feel a little bit cultural (and a lot stuffed!).
Location: Salt Camp, The Louvre Abu Dhabi
Date: 24th February – 30th April 2023
Time: 12PM – 12AM
Price: Free entry
DO: GET YOUR SKATE ON AT HUDAYRIAT
Roller skating and blading has become an extremely popular sport in Abu Dhabi, with a vibrant and friendly skating community, and we are seeing more and more skate-friendly events popping up around the capital.
Returning for its second edition the ROLLING WHEELS ANNUAL SKATING MARATHON is heading to Hudayriat this Saturday for a unique, fun, and friendly event. Whether you are a first-time skater (and feeling a little like Bambi on ice) or a skating-pro there’s a distance suitable for everyone with 3K, 5K, 10K, or 20K routes available on traffic-free roads. Pull on your protective gear, lace up your skates, and ready to roll.
Location: Hudayriat Island
Date: Saturday, 4th March 2023
Time: Race check in opens at 2PM | Races start from 4PM
Price: Kids 6-10 AED105 | Juniors 11-14 AED157.50 | Adults 15+ from AED210
Book: Premier Online
DINE: LADIES NIGHT AT LA CARNITA
Thursday is a night for the senoritas at La Carnita on Yas Bay, as girls can enjoy unlimited margaritas for free.
The vibe is always pumping with Latin DJ beats and everything from Justin Bieber to Michael Jackson, and we guarantee that you will be up on your feet dancing in no time – especially after all those margaritas. Served in pitchers, the drinks will be flowing, and make sure you leave some room for La Carnita’s Mexican fare such as the chips and chunky guacamole and the various tacos, the pollo loco being a Best Bites fave!
Check out more of our favourite Abu Dhabi ladies nights here.
Location: La Carnita, Yas Bay
Time: 8PM – 11PM
Price: Unlimited complimentary margaritas for ladies
Book: 050 185 8068
DO: PARTY LIKE A DESI AT RAHA BEACH
Could this be the biggest Holi party in Abu Dhabi? Celebrate all things colour this weekend for the Colour Beach Party at Al Raha Beach Hotel. With plenty of things to keep you entertained throughout this will be a Saturday full of fun in the sun!
With a host of live DJ entertainment, including Bollywood’s No.1 DJ Akbar Sami and DJ Tapeshwari Sharma and many more, there will be a full 12 hours of live music, as well as organic colour painting and lots of food and beverages to sample throughout.
Tickets start from AED100 for a single or just AED150 for a couple.
Location: Al Raha Beach Hotel
Date: Saturday, 4th March 2023
Time: 11AM – 11PM
Price: Single AED100 | Couple AED150
Book: Platinum List
DINE: SAMPLE GIN AT HIDDEN BAR
How does sampling a premium gin at Abu Dhabi’s leading gin bar sound? Well how about sampling 30?!
This Saturday Hidden Bar are holding their 12-hour gin festival, which will see them showcase 30 different premium gins from around the world. With live entertainment, food stalls, a DJ, and games throughout the day this is sure to please any gin connoisseur. Entrance costs AED100 with one drink or you can choose to elevate your experience for AED255 for table seating and a 3-hour sampling experience.
Location: Hidden Bar, Rosewood Abu Dhabi
Date: Saturday, 4th March 2023
Time: 4PM – 4AM
Price: AED100 entrance & 1 drink | AED255 table seating for 3-hour experience
Book: 02 813 5550
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