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The Abu Dhabi Weekender: March 10 – 12

by Out and About Mag.

From enjoying flamenco dancing as part of the Abu Dhabi Festival 2023 to shopping at the Saturday Market at Al Ain Oasis, here's a round-up of the events and happenings in Abu Dhabi city and Al Ain this weekend.

Abu Dhabi Festival 2023

Gregory Porter

Abu Dhabi Festival 2023 

De Scheherezade a Yo, Carmen at Emirates Palace

On 10 March, the Emirates Palace will host the Middle East premiere of De Scheherezade a Yo, Carmen. Throughout the mesmerising performance, vanguard flamenco dancer and choreographer, María Pagés, transcends the legendary female character — Carmen, the gypsy cigarette girl from Mérimée's novella.

What: De Scheherezade a Yo

Where:  Emirates Palace

When: Friday, 10 March

Timing:  8 pm

Pricing/Tickets: HERE 


Gregory Porter at Emirates Palace

Two-time Grammy Award-winning Jazz musician Gregory Porter makes his UAE debut on March 11, performing a set of his smooth original tracks from his albums Liquid Spirit and Take Me to the Alley, as well as captivating renditions of the classics, joined by Chip Crawford on piano, Emanuel Harrold on drums, Tivon Pennicott on saxophone/horns, and Jahmal Nichols on bass.

What: De Scheherezade a Yo

Where:  Emirates Palace

When: Saturday, 11 March

Timing:  8 pm

Pricing/Tickets: HERE 


The Park Market at Umm Al Emarat Park

The annual outdoor event is back until 18 March every Friday and Saturday. Park Market brings the community together to experience a fun family day out filled with local food, organic products, goods, and entertainment. 

The Park Market has something for everyone and is an excellent way for the whole family to spend time outdoors. 

What: The Park Market 

Where:  Umm Al Emarat Park, Mushrif Area

When: Every Friday and Saturday

4th November 2022 – 18th March 2023

Timing: 3 pm – 9 pm

Pricing: Free to enter


The Ripe Market Al Maryah Island

Explore mouthwatering food, diverse crafts, and live entertainment at The Ripe Market, Academy Park, every weekend from 2 December 2022 – 30 April 2023. With an abundance of dining options by the crate-load, The Ripe Market is a shopping hotspot for residents and visitors alike. The market supports local businesses and offers a range of goods and garments, from wooden crafts to unique toys and other items, perfect for take-home gifts.

What: The Ripe Market Al Maryah Island

Where:  South Plaza, Al Maryah Island

When: Every Friday and Saturday

2 December 2022 – 30 April 2023

Timing: 3 pm – 10 pm

Pricing: Free to enter


Visit the Sheikh Zayed Festival

Under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the UAE, and the guidance of H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of the Presidential Court, the Sheikh Zayed Festival launched on 18 November 2022 and will run until 18 March 2023. 

The festival includes a variety of entertainment, educational and cultural events from 27 countries and cultures, more than 60 restaurants serving food and beverage, and daily folklore performances spread over 120 days of fun and entertainment for the whole family. 

What: Sheikh Zayed Festival

Where:  Al Wathba, Abu Dhabi

When: 18 November 2022 - 18 March 2023

Timing:  4 pm until 12 am. 

Pricing: AED 5. Buy tickets 

Entry is free for people of determination, children under the age of 3 and the elderly (above the age of 65).


Saturday Market at Al Ain Oasis

UAE residents will soon be able to enjoy a new outdoor market experience in the peaceful surroundings of Al Ain Oasis.

Visitors can support local small businesses, offering products ranging from jewellery and accessories to authentic home-grown fashion. For those who work up an appetite, the finest food concepts have been carefully curated to complement the colourful souk-style vibe. You can even do your weekly grocery shop at the farmers market, which will stock locally sourced fruits and vegetables. With live entertainment and plenty of activities, the market will have something for everyone and will make the perfect day out for friends and family.

Vendors are set to change every week, so the market promises to offer endless new local finds – perfect for gift-giving or sourcing artisan treats and bites.

For more information about The Saturday Market Al Ain Oasis, follow @SaturdaymarketAA.

What: The Saturday Market Al Ain Oasis

Where:  Al Ain Oasis

When: Saturdays until 25 March

Timing: Open from 3 pm to midnight

Pricing: AED 10 for children ages 3 to 11 and AED 20 for visitors aged 12 and up. Children aged 2 and under, as well as People of Determination, enter free of charge.



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