Abu Dhabi is a festive mood this weekend and next with three unique festivals taking over the capital. Al Muneera Plaza gets into luau mode with Aloha Abu Dhabi festival. On until April 1, the beachside lifestyle festival will showcase musicians, street performers, a culinary bazaar and 60 fashion pop-ups featuring spring fashion and accessories from the UAE. Watch out for the light, sound, and fire show in the evenings. Visit alohaabudhabi.ae
Emirati food steals the show at the Flavours Festival at Umm Al Emarat Park until April 8. There are 150 food tents and street food trucks, an ultimate burger challenge, quiz competitions, live cooking demonstrations and shows. Visit flavorsfestival.ae
There’s more than K-Pop and Gangnam to South Korean popular culture as you’ll see at the Korean Film Festival in Yas Mall organised by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea, Korean Cultural Centre and the Consulate General of the Republic of Korea. From April 5-8 Vox Cinemas will screen eight Korean feature films that range from the zombie thriller Train to Busan to family drama The World of Us. All films will have English subtitles. Visit k-filmfest.com for listings and reservations.
In Dubai, street culture festival Urban Beats is exhibiting the best of extreme sports, urban music and street art at The Beach until April 1. Gravity-defying stunts by BXM riders such as James Jones, slacklining professionals like Mickey Wilson and skateboarders are highlights of the festival that also has graffiti art by local graffiti artist Lee Wicks. There’s also a breakdance contest at the venue hosted by Outbreak Europe. Hip hop DJ James De Valera will be playing street music with MC Scott Penman. Free entry; 4pm-8pm.