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Six amazing things to do this weekend


Art fairs, cricket, brunches and more.

The weekend has arrived and it’s time to get back to living our best lives.

From admiring art fairs and gazing at fireworks in Al Wathba to cheering on your favourite players on the cricket field, there is plenty to keep you occupied over the next 48 hours.

At Yalla – Abu Dhabi Life we’ve selected six top things to do this weekend for you to enjoy.

Abu Dhabi here is your weekend sorted.


Main event


Abu Dhabi Art Fair 2021 


A quick guide to The Abu Dhabi Art Fair 2021


Gather with fellow aesthetes on Saadiyat Island to admire the works of more than 600 artists at the Abu Dhabi Art Fair 2021. Bringing together 50 local, regional and international galleries, the fair is divided into three exhibitions; Kind of Blue; The Modern & Contemporary Section; and the Special Projects section. For more information Abu Dhabi Art Fair




Abu Dhabi T10


Abu Dhabi T10 releases tickets


Having withdrawal symptoms from the conclusion of the Men’s ICC T20 Cricket World Cup? Well, don’t worry as the Abu Dhabi T10 League explodes into life this weekend at the Zayed Cricket Stadium. Friday kicks off with a double-header with home favourites Team Abu Dhabi taking on Bangla Tigers before Saturday is cricket overload with three matches in Khalifa City A. For more information visit Abu Dhabi T10


Getting Cultural


Outwitting the Devil


Outwitting the Devil in Abu Dhabi


Catch a special interpretation of the ancient Mesopotamian epic, Gilgamesh, at the Cultural Foundation this weekend. Taking place on Friday and Saturday, the Akram Khan Company production tells the story of a young man who finds fortune and power but angers the Gods as he destroys the forest and its animals in order to fortify the city of Uruk as a monument to himself. For more information, visit Cultural Foundation – Abu Dhabi


Gourmet Getaways


Nikkei Brunch at Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi


Experiencing gastronomic zen at Buddha-Bar Beach


Tuck into the combined tastes of Japanese and Peruvian cooking at one of the chicest restaurants in Abu Dhabi. Enjoy veggie ceviche, ceviche, tuna midori ceviche and salmon truffle tataki, before moving onto delicious bites like authentic beef aged gyoza and prawn tempura, beef robatayaki and black pepper chicken. For more information, visit St. Regis Saadiyat Island


Child’s Play


The National Aquarium


the National Aquarium Abu Dhabi


Dive into an ocean of fascination at The National Aquarium this weekend in Abu Dhabi. You can explore more than 60 exhibits across 10 zones and meet some 46,000 marine and aquatic creatures up close and personal including the biggest spider and snake in the world. For more information, visit the National Aquarium


Day Out


Sheikh Zayed Festival


Sheikh Zayed Festival to return to Abu Dhabi for 2021 - Yalla Abu Dhabi


One of the world’s greatest cultural festivals kicks off this weekend. Sheikh Zayed Festival offers visitors a unique insight into the heritage and culture of the UAE. Expect to see camel portraits, art galleries, light and laser shows, car building and more. For more information, visit Sheikh Zayed Festival


And that is your weekend sorted in Abu Dhabi.


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Abu Dhabi, UAE

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