Amazing things to do this weekend in Abu Dhabi

Car parades, marathons, cooking classes and more.

The weekend is only a matter of hours away and it’s time to get planning.

There is so much to see and do in Abu Dhabi this weekend so in order to save you time, Team Yalla has plucked out the biggest and best events and laid them out right here for your own pleasure.

Are you ready?

Here is your weekend sorted in Abu Dhabi.


Main event


Al Hosn Festival


Amazing Things To Do This Weekend In Abu Dhabi


The usually serene setting of Qasr Al Hosn will burst into life on Thursday 25 November as the Al Hosn Festival kicks off. Expect art installations, film screenings, culinary experiences, crafts and design and wonderful live music and drama performances. The opening ceremony will see 50 vintage cars roll through the location. For more information, visit Al Hosn Festival




ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon


Amazing Things To Do This Weekend In Abu Dhabi


Put your stamina and calves to the test with the third edition of the ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon. The event will consist of several races including the individual 42.2KM marathon distance, a marathon relay for teams of two, 10KM, 5KM and 2.5KM, as well as a wheelchair race category. For more information visit ADNOC Abu Dhabi Marathon


Getting Cultural


Modernisms at The NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery


Nyu Abu Dhabi Art Gallery Reopens With Modernisms Exhibit


In what is NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery’s first physical exhibition since the onset of the pandemic, you can explore the works of Abby Weed Grey from her journeys around Iran, Turkey and Iran in the exhibit Modernisms. For more information, visit NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery




Amazing Things To Do This Weekend In Abu Dhabi


This Friday as part of the Al Hosn Festival, Rashid Araeen is inviting Abu Dhabians to gather under his impressive structure, Shamiyaana, to meet, eat and engage in conversation. For more information, visit Abu Dhabi Art



Child’s Play


Outdoor karting at Al Forsan International Sports Resort


Outdoor Karting At Al Forsan International Sports Resort


Has your child got a need for speed? Get them behind the wheel of a special electric kart (maximum speed 10kmph) at the Al Forsan International Sports Resort. For more information, visit Al Forsan International Sports Resort



Experience Mars at Cultural Foundation


Experience Mars In Abu Dhabi


Inspire a new interest in the realms of space in your child with a trip to the Cultural Foundation for the Experience Mars exhibit this weekend. Documenting the UAE’s journey to the red planet, there are tons of interactive displays to explore and enjoy. For more information, visit the Cultural Foundation



Gourmet Getaways


Urban Kitchen


Upgrade Your Festive Feeling At The Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi


Mark the famous USA celebration on Thursday 25 November by gathering family and friends around the Urban Kitchen table for your favourite Stateside bites including turkey with spiced cranberry sauce and sage bread stuffing and New York Cheesecake. For more information and reservations, call 02 698 8137 or e-mail [email protected]



Chocolate Ganache workshop at Tavola


Amazing Things To Do This Weekend In Abu Dhabi


Grab your baker’s hat and apron and show off your skills in the kitchen with a Chocolate Ganache workshop at Tavola Studio in Abu Dhabi Mall this weekend. For more information, visit Tavola Studio


Day out


Ripe Market


Amazing Things To Do This Weekend In Abu Dhabi


One of the UAE’s great sustainable and community markets is returning to Abu Dhabi this weekend. Pick up a gorgeous piece of home-made jewellery or bite into a piece of delicious home cooking and more at Ripe Market at Masdar City this Friday. For more information, visit Ripe Market



Boogie Box


Hit The Dancefloor At Boogie Box


Get on your dancing shoes and light up your glow sticks as Boogie Box at Manarat Al Saadiyat is back. Celebrating its 10th anniversary, you can throw shapes to the best techno beats in Abu Dhabi this Friday. Book your ticket online at Platinum List


And that is your weekend sorted.



Image source ADNOC Marathon Facebook, Ripe Market Instagram, Boogie Box Instagram, Pexels and Canva

Matt Cassidy

When he is not hunting for the latest piece of Abu Dhabi news, Matt is ticking off his UAE bucket-list experiences (although he does love to take a break to test out the fine restaurants and bars of the capital). An armchair sports lover, he is on a personal mission to attend every sporting event in the UAE to make out for most likely missing the big one in Doha in November.