Quick… march into March and enjoy what the capital and emirate has to offer during what is generally the last cool-ish month of the year.
‘PASS’ Abu Dhabi is carrying on with its Fundamental Movement Programmes for the month of March and it’s a great opportunity to get the kids active and learning new sporting skills or building on old ones all week long at these locations:
Monday – Active, Al Maryah Island, 5pm – 6pm (To be confirmed)
Tuesday – Abu Dhabi Cricket, Khalifa City, 4pm – 5pm
Wednesday – Rawdhat Airport Road, 4pm – 5pm
Thursday – Yas Kicks, Yas Island, 4pm – 5pm
Friday – Rawdhat Airport Road, 9am – 10am
Saturday – 321 Sports, Al Hudairat, 9am – 10am
Not only that, there’s a Spring Camp planned from 28 March. So keep an eye on Pass Abu Dhabi social media channel.
Head to Manarat Al Saadiyat for a spot of art therapy at the Painting & Drawing Drop-in-Studio
Painting & Drawing Drop-in-Studio. The daily classes are for all ages and you’ll get to casually experiment with an easy-to-follow art activity and to create art at your pace. And while you are there, drop into one of the biggest Hip-Hop exhibitions ever.
For more information, visit manaratalsaadiyat.ae
On 8 March get to watch three short films by Emirati filmmaker Abdurahman Al Madani
As part of CinemaNA. The programme includes Nagafa: 10-year-old Ahmad tries to overcome peer intimidation caused by the class bully; Beshkara: A Filipino caretaker wants to return to her country after receiving bad news; Laymoon: Maitha, a middle-aged housewife, tries to rekindle life back into her marriage. A live Q&A follows.
For more information, visit nyuad-artscenter.org
Step ZSC – Every Monday is the time to don your sportswear and step it up at ZCS famed stair climbing challenge. For aged 12 and above, head to Zayed Sports City stadium, 5pm -8pm, and climb a mountain. It’s free too!
To register, visit stepzsc.ae/en/
Tie up the skating boots and head for the rink with ice skating lessons with ZSC Academy. Trained teachers await to teach you the skills to expertly whizz along the ice, so lace up your boots.
To find out more, visit ZSC Academy
Between 8 – 10 March Culture Summit Abu Dhabi takes place. The leading global forum explores creative cultural solutions to the most pressing issues affecting the world today, with the theme of ‘The Cultural Economy and the Economy of Culture’ leading the way. And the public – yes, that’s you – is invited.
To register and know more, visit culturesummitabudhabi.com
Feel like a champion at Yas Car Track Day, running till 26 March, as you push your own vehicle to its limits on one of the most technologically advanced Formula 1 circuits in the world. Master the various track configurations and take on the same twists and turns as some of the biggest names in the game, including Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel and Nico Rosberg.
For more information, visit yasmarinacircuit.com
Cinema buffs, head to the big screen – well, it’s actually on line. Float presents two recent films by Berlin-based Stephanie Comilang that narrates the lives of overseas Filipino workers, complicating documentary forms with references to science fiction. Runs till 21 March.
For more information Visit warehouse421.ae
Head to Umm Al Emarat Park for a round of movie-packed weekends showing box-office blockbusters in the outdoor cinema at the Children’s Garden. More than 36 movies will be screened every weekend.
For more information, visit ummalemaratpark.ae
Looking to get out of the city then this car trip is just the ticket. Head to the Garden City of Al Ain and follow one of these brilliantly curated day or 24 hour trips. There’s lots to see, do and eat, so make sure you pop it in your diary for the coming weekend.
Looking for a fab new place to take in the fresh sea air, then head to Al Gurm Corniche where rest areas, exercise and leisure opportunities, telescopes and reading nooks await with glorious views across the Mangroves. There is even a history-themed zone that tells the story of modern Abu Dhabi.
The Mina Zayed area of the city is on the move and the Mina Zayed Photo-Walk captures it all beautifully. The three-hour photo-walk explores the rapidly-changing area and Warehouse421, located between industrial warehouses near the port perfectly sets the scene for a sleek-yet-rugged portraiture and several of Abu Dhabi’s popular markets, including the fish, date and vegetable markets.
For the hedonistic, join the ‘in crowd’ over at ANNEX – The Abu Dhabi EDITION
mid-week with ANNEX Unplugged. A night of live vocal performances to refresh your mood, paired with free-flowing beverages and 30 per cent off the a la carte menu. Come, sing along to acoustic covers, upbeat instrumentals and original tracks, supporting Abu Dhabi’s eclectic emerging talent.
For more information, visit annexabudhabi.com
Abu Dhabi party people this is for you! Saturdays are cool and the time to glam up and head to the famous Cove Beach in the Makers District on Reem Island and get down to the sounds at the Garden of Cove. Already popular with Abu Dhabi’s fashionistas and party crowd, Cove Beach ultimate day-to-night deep house offering is for all you cool kids in town.
To book, call 056 398 7895or email firstname.lastname@example.org