6 things to do in Abu Dhabi this weekend

For those feeling energetic, grab a partner and register for the Anantara Eastern Mangroves kayak race, or maybe it’s time to embark on a scuba diving course at the Sheraton? For those who prefer to start the weekend off a little slower, lull yourself into it gently with smooth beats and unlimited dim sum at Li Jiang, then check out breakfast with a view at Beach House or for a full afternoon affair, why not enjoy the new mammoth brunch at Beach Rotana where you can choose delicacies from every outlet across the hotel.

Andrea Bocelli’s Cinema World Tour
One of the most popular performers on the classical music circuit, and a genuine cross-over star, Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli returns to Abu Dhabi for a concert to mark the release of his latest album, Cinema.
When: Friday, April 22
Where: Du Arena, Yas Island
Price: From AED 395
Contact: www.ticketmaster.ae

Anantara Kayak Race
Grab a partner and get down to the Anantara Eastern Mangroves for a 7km kayak race through the mangroves. All equipment will be provided so just bring yourselves, your sports kit and a hat and plenty of sun cream. All participants must be able to swim.
When: 6:30am for 8am race start, Saturday April 23
Where: Anantara Eastern Mangroves Hotel
Price: AED 400 per person including double kayak and equipment, lunch
Contact: +9712 656 1152

Scuba Diving at Sheraton
Make the most of your time in the Emirates and live like you’re on holiday at the weekends with the Scuba Master Diving Center at the Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel. Offering introduction courses to scuba diving to full scuba diver and open water courses along with refresher, advanced and dive master courses for pros, there’s something for everyone.
When: 8am-4pm daily
Where: Scuba Master Diving Center, Sheraton Abu Dhabi Hotel
Contact: +97156 585 9083,

Unlimited Dim Sum at Li Jiang
Kick off the weekend in style and with a full stomach. Get into the groove with resident DJ Margo Sahara while you feast on all you can eat dim sum. Veggies will be pleased to know there’s meat free options and of course carnivores are catered to with plenty of prawn and chicken choices too.
When: 7pm to midnight, Thursdays
Where: Li Jiang Restaurant and Lounge, Ritz Carlton Grand Canal Hotel Abu Dhabi
Price: AED80 per person
Contact: +9712 818 8282

Best of the Beach Brunch
You’re spoiled for choice with this recent addition to the brunch scene from the Beach Rotana. Spanning across the Essence restaurant and the hotel courtyard take your pick from the best the hotel has to offer – steak from Rodeo Grill, German treats from Brauhaus, Prego’s pasta, sushi from Benihana, peking duck from Trader Vic’s, fresh seafood from Finz and so much more.
When: 12:30pm-3:30pm, Fridays
Where: Beach Rotana Abu Dhabi
Price: AED270 including soft drinks, AED340 including house beverages
Contact: +9712 697 9011

Beach House breakfast
Beach House already offers one of the most enviable outlooks around, so what better way to start the weekend than with great food and views of the beachfront to die for? Choose from an à la carte breakfast menu with favourites including organic egg omelette, oven baked roesti with bacon and fried eggs, smoked salmon and more.
When: 9am-11am, every Friday and Saturday
Where: Beach House, Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi
Contact: +9712 407 1234

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