Long Weekend Alert! Here Are 5 Ways To Have Fun In Abu Dhabi

Mayar Ibrahim

In Abu Dhabi, a long weekend promises a blend of cultural exploration and modern marvels. This time around the long weekend coincides with the Prophet Muhammad’s birthday. Which is a significant occasion for Muslims worldwide. So, here are 5 ways to have fun in Abu Dhabi from September 29 to October 1.

5. Experience luxury this long weekend with Michelin-starred Chefs in Abu Dhabi

The Abu Dhabi Exceptional Chef Series is currently unfolding with a stellar line-up of some of the world’s best Michelin-starred and ‘50 Best’ chefs in the Capital.

For this weekend they’ve got 2 dates for you to experience delicious and luxurious meals prepped by Michelin-starred chefs:

  • Friday, September 29 – MAZI, St Regis Saadiyat – Gregory Marchand, Frenchie, London – Michelin Star
  • Saturday, September 30 – Hakkasan, Emirates Palace – Tala Bashmi, Fusions by Tala, Bahrain – Michelin Star

Also, in October they’ve got other chefs for you to try out for so you can mark your calendars for these dates:

  • Friday, October 6 – Garage, W Abu Dhabi, Yas Island – Mehmet Gürs, Mikla, Turkey – Michelin Star
  • Saturday, October 7 – Cafe Milano, Four Seasons –  Chicco Cerea, Da Vittorio, Italy – 3 Michelin Stars & 50 Best
  • Finally Saturday, October 14 – José by Pizarro, The Conrad – Kim Alter, Nightbird, San Francisco – Michelin Star

Make your reservations for MAZI, Hakkasan, Garage, Cafe Milano, and José by Pizarro.

4. Attention! Charlie Puth is performing in Abu Dhabi for one night only

Grab your friends and loved ones and get ready for a night filled with poppin’ tunes by the pop sensation himself! Charlie Puth is all set to ignite the stage at the Etihad Arena on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.

Where? Etihad Arena, Yas Island

When? October 1

Grab your tickets here.

Charlie Puth

3. If you’re a lover of open mic nights then head over to NYU Abu Dhabi this long weekend for Rooftop Rhythms

This event is the Middle East’s longest-running poetry open mic event. Additionally, Rooftop Rhythms enters its twelfth season this Friday. So, grab the gang and get ready for a night filled with aspiring and seasoned artists showcasing their talents!

Where? Marketplace, Campus Center (C2), New York University Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island

When? Friday, September 29 at 7:30

Grab your tickets here.

For more details, click here.

Rooftop Rhythms

2. Spend a day with the fam and explore the historical sites in Abu Dhabi

From the Al Ain Oasis and Al Jahili Fort to Qasr al Hosn and Heritage Village, whether you want to take a trip to Al Ain or stay close to downtown Abu Dhabi – the city has it all! Each spot is open daily and if filled with cultural and historical facts about the glorious UAE.

Read More: 8 Historical Sites In Abu Dhabi You Need To Visit At Least Once

Historical Sites - Qasr Al Hosn

1. If you’re looking for a concert that’ll stir up all the feels, then head over to Songs My Father Loved by Bebel Gilberto this long weekend

Bebel Gilberto, the Brazilian chanteuse, offers a collection of deeply heartfelt and intimate songs in tribute to her father, the pioneer of bossa nova, João Gilberto. For one night only, let the music move you as you enjoy this heartfelt concert!

Where? The Red Theater, The Arts Center at NYU Abu Dhabi

When? September 30 at 7:30

Grab your tickets here.

Bebel Gilberto


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