7 things to do in Abu Dhabi this weekend

Events are like buses this weekend – they’ve all come at once with the show stopping high fliers in Cirque Le Noir hitting the capital, the Zayed marathon, a 24 hour St Patrick’s Day celebration at Le Royal Meridien and a somewhat more serene event for Earth Hour with yoga in the dark at the Park Rotana. But that’s not all, Ladies nights at Yas Waterworld kick off again this Thursday, join the Carnival De Rio at Chamas and everyone’s favourite flea market at the Sheraton Abu Dhabi is also back.

Ladies Night at Yas Waterworld
For a Ladies Night with a difference, head to Yas Waterworld and get amongst the action with Zumba classes, henna painting and a dance zone in addition to all of the usual rides and slides available at the park.
When: 6pm to 11pm, every Thursday
Where: Yas Waterworld
Price: From AED225

Carnival De Rio
Get the party started and jump into the weekend with a Brazilian Carnival in the heart of Abu Dhabi. Featuring a Latino band and Samba dancers, the Carnival De Rio at
Chamas is all set to raise the roof.
When: 6pm, Thursday March 17
Where: Chamas, Intercontinental Abu Dhabi
Price: AED360 food and unlimited house beverages
Contact: +9172 666 6888

Candlelight yoga for Earth Hour
Join a countdown to Earth Hour with a lighting of candles in the Park Rotana Hotel, followed by a one hour session of yoga in the dark, lit only by candles. Get fit and raise awareness for saving the earth – that’s a two for the price of one feel good factor!
When: 8pm, Saturday, March 19
Where: Park Rotana Hotel Abu Dhabi
Price: Free

Cirque Le Noir
The sold out world tour is here in Abu Dhabi for the first time this weekend. Cirque Le Noir promises to be a jaw-dropping spectacle made up of breath-taking acts, acrobatic stunts, aerial artistry and much more. The show also brings with it ‘The Colombian Wheel of Death’, the high risk and dramatic performance renowned in the business as one of the most complex circus stunts in the world.
When: March 17, 18 and 19
Where: Du Forum
Price: From AED199

St. Patrick’s Day 24 hour party
PJs and Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi invite you to ‘drown your shamrock’ this weekend for the ultimate 24 hour party. Kicking off on Thursday night with traditional Irish food, giveaways and live music from guest DJs Sweet Chilli Jam and DJ Simon and continuing on Friday with the all inclusive Paddy Picnic Brunch. Make a weekend of it with their 24 hour party offer including a one night stay, Irish breakfast at Café Palmier, a bucket and a burger and the all-inclusive Paddy Friday brunch.
When: from 7pm, Thursday March 17
Where: PJ O Reilly’s, Le Royal Meridien Abu Dhabi
Price: from AED 590 for single occupancy or AED 880 double occupancy valid for 17th or 18th March
Contact: +9712 674 2020

Sheraton Abu Dhabi Charity Flea Market
A bit of an institution in the city – the charity flea market is back this weekend. Browse the tables of second hand goods for bargains galore – one man’s trash is another man’s treasure as they say.
When: 9am to 2pm, March 19
Where: Arzanah Ballroom, Sheraton Abu Dhabi
Price: free entry for visitors
Contact: +9172 677 3333

Zayed Marathon
This annual race with both 10k and 5k options raises money for Kidney Research – all registration fees go directly to the fund. Donations can also be made online without participating.
When: from 1pm March 19
Where: Yas Marina Circuit

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