Things to Do

6 wonderful things to do in Abu Dhabi this weekend: Mar 29 to 31

One more weekend, one more week, a little longer. Abu Dhabi is a city where things change quickly, but one thing never changes: having fun is always assured. Look over our list and select your top exciting plans for this coming weekend. Everybody can find something to enjoy.

Friday, March 29

Take a bite of Japan at SALT Camp

If you’ve spent the last several months marveling at SALT’s captivating Japanese-themed installation at the Louvre Abu Dhabi, you understand why a few people could have groaned in sadness when they learned that they were closing in early March. We have wonderful news to share with you since it will be open and available for you to enjoy during the period of fasting of Ramadan. Enjoy mouthwatering cuisine, succulent burgers, unique products, and everything Japanese.

Enjoy a bangin’ barbecue at Sidekicks

Every night of the week, Sidekicks hosts a themed night. On Friday, for example, there will be a barbecue theme complete with delicacies and delights that will move you to a land where there are tons of fathers wearing Reeboks, standing with their hands on their hips and serving you the best barbecue ever. Dhs180 per person, available from 6.30 p.m. to 10.30 p.m.

Saturday, March 30

Explore Louvre Abu Dhabi for free

During the Holy Month of Ramadan, visitors are free to view the dome after sundown. The dome still looks amazing, even without the “rain of light”.You can access the dome for free between 8.30 p.m. and 1 a.m. during Ramadan. Please be advised that admission to the permanent galleries and the temporary exhibition rooms are not allowed, nor is entry to the museum after 12.30am.

See The Ripe Market in a new light

In Abu Dhabi’s Marina Mall’s Ramadan hamlet, The Ripe Market will launch a pop-up. From March 9 to April 14, the pop-up is accessible to the public every Saturday and Sunday from 5 p.m. to 1 a.m. Together, families and friends will take advantage of the arts and crafts stations, workshops, entertainment, and souvenir stalls during this distinctive, locally sourced shopping event. You are welcome to look around the many domestic businesses.

Sunday, March 31

Celebrate a joy-filled Easter at Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi

Enjoy Verso’s “La Famiglia” Easter Brunch at the Grand Hyatt Abu Dhabi, which will satiate your sweet tooth with a variety of classic favorites and sweets with an Easter theme. There will be a fun hunt for the younger ones with delicious sweets up for grabs. This is the perfect family adventure with face painting, family activities, and an outdoor children’s buffet.

Close out the month with another Iftar spread at Cipriani Yas Island

Cipriani Yas Island offers five special meals that are carefully prepared to capture the spirit of Ramadan, along with a delectable dessert. Rotationally available, indulge in the flavors of Riso alla Valenziana and relish in the juicy langoustine “scampi” or the flavorful rack of lamb coated in herbs served with soft new potatoes. You can also sample the braised lamb shank served with creamy Risotto alla Milanese, or the oven-roasted lamb shoulder with mixed vegetables.

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