6 Entertaining Things To Fill Up Your Weekend

Mayar Ibrahim

Ramadan is upon us and Easter is coming up, so finding things to do this weekend might be a bit difficult. Guess what? Here’s a list of 6 entertaining things to do in Abu Dhabi this weekend from Iftars to Easter celebrations!

6. Experience entertaining things as you stop by the buzzing Ramadan Arcade at Manarat Al Saadiyat

This multidisciplinary art space is bringing you its Ramadan Arcade. This event is the first of its kind, it celebrates the community spirit of Ramadan in a contemporary setting!

Grab your friends and family and get ready to bring out your inner competitor as you play on the PlayStation, VR, and more. At the arcade, get ready to experience a series of musical performances daily, including a Ramadan concert by Bait Al Oud and a Malid performance.

Where: Manarat Al Saadiyat

Time: 9pm – 2am

Date: April 6 – 9 and April 13 – 16

Price: AED 200 for a full day pass and AED 50 for a daily pass.

5. Indulge in a banquet as you break your fast with your loved ones at Jumeriah at Saadiyat Island Resort

Enjoy a banquet catered to satisfy your cravings for Iftar or Suhoor. Jumeirah at Saadiyat Island Resort is bringing you regional dishes varying from kibbeh, fattoush, tabbouleh to hares, mixed grill, haleem and more.

Also, you can expand your horizons and try global staples such as nasi goreng, murgh makhani and Singaporean Laksa amongst others.

Where: Jumeriah at Saadiyat Island Resort

Time: Iftar available from sunset to 8:pm, Suhoor tailored upon request

Date: March 23 – until end of Ramadan

Price: Iftar at AED 230 per person including soft drinks

4. Immerse yourself in the spirit of Ramadan and enjoy a night filled with entertaining things and aspects at Sim Sim Restaurant

Get in to the spirit of Ramadan and embark on a sensory journey through the exploration of cuisines and traditional sounds of a live oud player. Moreover, enjoy an extensive buffet showcasing the finest selection of Middle Eastern, Moroccan, Indian and Emirati dishes. Such as lamb ouzi, fresh roasted fish, kebabs, live Turkish and Emirati live station. Lastly, end your meal by tasting the extensive selection of Arabic and international desserts or Ramadan juices.

Where: Sim Sim restaurant, Saadiyat Resort & Villas 

Time: Sunset to 10:30pm

Date: March 23 – until end of Ramadan

Price: AED 125 for children aged 6-11 years old, AED 275 for adults (inclusive of soft drinks and juices). Children below 5 dine for free.


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3. Get ready for some EGG-CITING and entertaining things hoppin’ in this weekend at Choices

You read that right, Choices at Yas Island Rotana is hosting its very own Y BRUNCH – Easter Special this weekend! Grab the little ones and get ready to enjoy fun activities such as egg hunts and cookie decorations.

That’s not all! In line with Easter and the giving Spirit, Choices is giving gifts for all little ones. Also, they’re giving everyone free pool access too!

Location: Choices, Yas Island Rotana, Yas Island

Time: 12:30pm – 4pm

Date: Sunday, April 9

Price: Starting from AED 175

2. If you’ve seen ‘Despicable Me’ and your faves are the Minions, then this is the Easter brunch for you

Stills Restaurant & Bar at Crowne Plaza Hotel, Yas Island is bringing you and the little ones a Minion-themes Easter Daydream Brunch! So, grab the kiddos and hop over to this fab Daydream Brunch which includes egg-citing activities for the little ones!

The kiddos will get prizes, giveaways and a chance to get their little faces painted! Also, a special mascot will make a special appearance, anyone say Easter Bunny?

Location: Stills Restaurant & Bar, Crowne Plaza Hotel, Yas Islan

Date: Saturday and Sunday, April 8 & 9

Time: 12:30pm – 4pm

Price: Soft package AED 189 | House package AED 289 | Kids 6 – 12 yrs AED 95

1. Celebrate Easter Sunday right with this delish brunch at Amerigos

Enjoy a delicioso Easter Sunday brunch with excelente Mexican specials at Amerigos. They’ve got a little egg hunt, piñata smash, fun games and prizes for the kiddos to enjoy and win!

Location: Amerigos, Park Inn by Radisson Blu, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE

Date: Sunday, April 9

Time: 12:30pm – 4pm

Price: AED149

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