If work, school, university, training, or anything has been making you feel down lately, just know Abu Dhabi will pick you back up and revitalise you this WEEKEND!
We’ve scoured the internet for the BEST events in the Capital that’ll turn your week from mundane to memorable. Laugh, feast, and stroll Abu Dhabi for a pretty exciting time!
6. Spend your weekend laughing with comedian Michael McIntyre
Share some laughs and giggles with your mates at Etihad Arena this weekend! The UK’s leading comedian Michael McIntyre is going to have you forgetting all about your worries. The comedy show will take place on November 26 from 8pm – 9.30pm. Head on over to Etihad Arena on Yas Island for an evening of absolute bliss!
5. Be part of the action as Yas Waterworld attempts to break a Guinness World Record™
Being part of a Guinness World Record™ could seem like a far-fetched dream but it doesn’t have to be. Your FAVE waterpark in Abu Dhabi is hosting its first-ever Guinness World Record™ live record-breaking event!
You can participate in the 6 challenges that are taking place across 2 days. The challenges include ‘Fastest time to topple ten targets using a water pistol’ and the ‘Fastest time to collect five balls in the water on a waterbed’ in addition to the ‘Most water moved using a sponge in one minute’ and more. If you’re up for it, you will be awarded the certificate of Officially Amazing™ when you successfully complete the challenge.
But of course, the park is open for friends and family to embark on thrilling water adventures on any of the 45 rides, slides and attractions.
The Guinness World Record™ challenges will be held on November 26 – 27 from 11am until 6pm
General tickets start from AED270 and you can get your hands on them by clicking HERE!
4. Travel back in time at the Al Hosn Festival
While there may not be a time machine (that we know of) that can take us back to when the UAE was established 50 years ago, we can learn and witness it live at the Al Hosn Festival! It’s a whole new and unique cultural experience that reflects Abu Dhabi’s heritage and dynamic culture and you can be a part of it!
Experience the art, design, dialogues, performances, crafts, and reenactments at the Festival held at Qasr Al Hosn. This year is a special one as the festival celebrates the 50th anniversary of the UAE through an entire programme. Grab a friend, a snack at the festival and enjoy what it has to offer from November 25 – December 4 from 4pm – 11pm.
3. Get a natural adrenaline rush at ADNOC Abu Dhabi’s Marathon
Even if the “diet starts tomorrow” staying active is an everyday task and since we’re all committed to that, you’re officially invited to be part of the largest community sports event in Abu Dhabi! Gyms can be boring so this event is levelling up and taking place on a course on the shores of the Arabian Gulf. BOUGIE!
It doesn’t matter if you’re a natural couch potato who runs to the fridge more than for exercise, or an avid marathon runner, the ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon is perfect for all levels. Start with a 2.5 km fun run with your family or challenge yourself to a 5km or 10km marathon. If you’re really up for the challenge, the 42.2km marathon will give you an amazing runner’s adrenaline rush, fueled by the cheering crowds!
The event is more than just the marathon as entertainment and children’s activities will be held throughout the race village.
The event starts from November 22 – November 26! Timings vary so be sure to check out the full event schedule, here!
- Marathon relays (teams of 2): AED385
- 42.2km marathon: AED245
- 10km marathon: AED105
- 5km marathon: AED52
- 2.5km fun run: AED35
2. Witness culture, lasers, fireworks, and art at the one and only Sheikh Zayed Festival
The much-anticipated Sheikh Zayed Festival returned and the whole community is loving it so far but wait until you see the events it has in store! This year it’s hosting a Glow Garden where the park will glow with breathtaking colours that’ll be just jaw-dropping for photographers and Instagram bloggers!
The Sheikh Zayed Festival will also brighten up the sky with weekly fireworks, put on a show with dancing fountains and break some records with fab lasers.
To mark the 50th anniversary of the UAE, the Festival will host a unique art exhibition that takes you on a journey of the past 50 years! But of course, the Year of 50 is a BIG deal and so the festival will also feature a variety of shows and events, including concerts, firework shows and traditional Emirati art shows that take place at all of the festivals pavilions. Mark your calendar for December 2 – 3 from 4pm – 12am to be part of the festivities.
The festival kickstarted on November 18 and will carry on until April 1, 2022! Ticket entry is priced at AED5; while children under 3 and elders over 65 can enter for FREE, as well as People of Determination!
1. Foodies can finally munch on goodies at the Miami Vibes Food Festival until December 8!
Since we can all agree that food is life, then we can also agree that a food festival sounds PERFECT right about now! You’re in luck because the Miami Vibes Food Truck Festival is taking over the Mamshat al Saadiyat as a part of this year’s Abu Dhabi Culinary Season.
Miami Vibes are inviting 25 local food entrepreneurs to go wild on their culinary concepts. Foodies will be very excited to know that vendors will include Cake Altaybeen, Palms Café, Mylk, MLT, Tapas, Heart of Chocolate, Wales, Street 9, Affogatoh, White Café, Oud Café, Sip, Gottlich, Mamafri, Simple, Mango Mania, Concept Café, Cones Soft Serve, The Meat X, Lamba, Doh and Chewy. Yummy in my tummy!
You must present the Green Pass on your Al Hosn application upon entry. Miami Vibes Food Fest is taking place from November 25 – December 8, 4pm-midnight!
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