Here’s The Full Low-Down Of Everything Cool Happening In Abu Dhabi This Weekend


Okay, wow.

The Abu Dhabi Calendar is chock-a-block FULL of events this season and it’s genuinely hard to keep up.

Which is why we’ve listed 10 unmissable events on the calendar, all happening this weekend!

From world-class cricket and Ju-Jitsu to a whole host of cultural explorations, a children’s play and the UAE’s biggest walk…

Here are 10 cool events happening in Abu Dhabi right now!

1. T10 Cricket starts THIS Thursday

Cricket fans get in line, the cricket event that needs no introduction!

Don’t miss the opening concert on the first day with major singers including Hussain Kuwajerwala, Nora Fatehi, Atif Aslam, Shakib Khan and Parvati Nair all lined up to play! This will be followed by a 10-day tournament, with 90-minute matches. A master-class of cricket, this is sure to be a sell-out for ALL matches!

When? Thursday, Nov 14, 2019, until Sunday, Nov 24, 2019

Where? Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi.

More info here

2. The Ju-Jitsu World Championship 2019

The world Ju-Jitsu Championship descends on Dubai in November, where a host of international champs will go head-to-head!

The region has gone from strength-to-strength in support of this sport and it’s no doubt a huge honour the event will happen in Abu Dhabi this year.

An exciting visit for ALL ages; don’t miss the different categories, including fighting, duo, Ju-Jitsu, plus kids and adult events.

When? November 16 until November 24, 2019

More info here

3. Flânerie Colbert Abu Dhabi: French Luxury in the 21st Century

The bond between the French and the UAE is further strengthened with this fantastic journey of exploration into the history of luxury in the 21st century.

The series features four events at different locations, with highlights including film screenings, cross-cultural craft demonstrations, pop-up spaces, talks on French luxury and contemporary art by speakers from prestigious French luxury houses and cultural institutions and finally, the 10,000 Years Of Luxury Exhibition, Louvre Abu Dhabi.

Your only challenge will be pinpointing which events to attend!

When? Wednesday, October 30, 2019, until Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Where? Manarat Al Saadiyat, Qasr Al Hosn, The Galleria Al Maryah Island

More info here

4. Explore characters from the 20th Century

Qasr Al Muwaiji, or “Muwaiji Fort”, is a fort in the central part of Al Ain and until November, visitors are invited to learn about the people of the 20th Century, along with the practices that took place there. The visit will include memorable performances of silent scenes and defining character from the 20th Century.

When? Saturday, Apr 27, 2019, until Saturday, Nov 16, 2019

More info here

5. The Tiger Who Came To Tea: A fantastic children’s play!

If you’re already a fan of Judith Kerr’s bestselling children’s book, The Tiger Who Came to Tea, you need to make it your mission to visit this lively play.

Fun for the whole family, the stage adaption by the original London cast truly bring this iconic book (which is celebrating its 50th anniversary) to life!

When? From Friday, November 15, 2019, until Saturday, November 16, 2019.

More info here

6. Comité Colbert 21st Century French Luxury: Savoir-Faire Conversations

Conversations from both French and UAE artisans will shine a light on the skill and workmanship needed for everything from embroidery and gastronomy to silversmithing and leather goods… this is truly eye-opening!

Featuring over three weeks of film screenings, cross-cultural craft demonstrations, workshops and talks with skilled French luxury artisans and Emirati savoir-faire.

Organised by the Comité Colbert and House of Artisans (Qasr Al Hosn), highlights include iconic French fashion houses Christian Dior and Guerlain shedding light on their craft.

When? November 12, 2019, until November 29, 2019

More info here

7. The 6th National Traditional Handicrafts Festival: Crafts of the Ancestors, Pride of the People

To learn and celebrate UAE heritage, a visit to this annual festival is a must. With the aim of safeguarding and promoting handicrafts unique to the UAE, the festival includes traditional performance, cultural and heritage competitions, displays of falconry skills, a traditional market, workshops and more.

When? Until November 16

More info here

8. The National Festival of Tolerance 2019

2019 is the UAE’s Year of Tolerance, so, fittingly there will be a nine-day event to celebrate.

Promoting the values of tolerance, coexistence and human fraternity, there’s a full schedule of events for guests to look forward to, including art, music, sports, and cultural events. This is an event that aims to include everyone, young and old, people of determination, foreign workers, ministries, agencies, companies and organisations. Everyone is invited!

When? November 8 until November 16, 2019

More info here

9. WALK 2019 – the UAE’s biggest walkathon

A walkathon that works as a public awareness movement to prevent and tackle diabetes, this is a fun day out for all the family.

Featuring educational sessions, fitness challenges, entertainment, trampolines, yoga, kids activities, food trucks and so much more, there are many reasons this is the regions’ leading walkathon, and an event that’s simply not to be missed.

When? November 15, 2019

More info here

10. The Imagine Nation Art Exhibition

This is a very cool exhibition where you’ll watch interactive paintings bounce from the wall and the best bit? It’s free!

With a whole host of activities, including a workshop where you can make Christmas decorations with Santa’s Elves, (amazing!) or explore an immersive experience, it’s all happening at the “Imagine Nation” exhibition.

When? October 24, 2019, until April 24, 2020

More info here


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