From outer space to football fever, here’s what’s happening at Marina Mall Abu Dhabi this weekend

Outerspace activations at Marina Mall Abu Dhabi

World Space Week 2018 comes to Marina Mall Abu Dhabi

Real Moon-Mars stone samples and meteorites for visitors to examine under Professional Binocular Stereo Microscopes

Get your early bird ticket for the Asian Cup at Asian Cup fan zones this weekend

Marina Mall Abu Dhabi is hosting a flurry of separate weekend activities to inspire young people and the public to increase their interest in the space sector and to get involved in the upcoming Asian Cup tournament.

In collaboration with Emirates Space Agency, Abu Dhabi Police and Emirates Mobile Observatory, Marina Mall Abu Dhabi will be home to theEmirates Mobile Observatory, bringing the stars closer to Abu Dhabi residents for three days across Thursday, 4 October – Saturday, 6 October 7-10pm.

The Emirates Mobile Observatory “Telescope built-in Truck” will introduce visitors to other worlds, observing planets like Saturn and Mars, along with some of the brightest star clusters and galaxies as well as deep space objects like nebulae, the interstellar clouds of dust.

Rare Meteorite Stone Shows will also be on display, where the public can get up close with the real Moon-Mars stone samples, examining these meteorites and its finer details under the Professional Binocular Stereo Microscopes provided by the Emirates Space Agency.

The free collaboration aims to inspire young people and the public, increasing their interest in the space sector and encouraging them to major in scientific disciplines – and will also have elements of wider fine with Kids painting and drawing workshops to entertain a younger audience.

Separately, starting from Thursday, 4 October until Saturday, 13 October, Marina Mall will also be bringing football fever inside in anticipation for the AFC Asian Cup 2019, the second oldest continental football championship competition taking place in January.

The Asian Cup Interactive Roadshow will engage fans from the participating 24 nations, testing their abilities from immersive VR experiences quizzing fans on their knowledge to basic skill challenges and even passionate fan zones environments to see which nation can cheer the loudest.

The free activations will give fans a chance to walk away with authentic Asian Cup prizes, while fans who register their details for AED 25 will acquire a ticket to attend the matches and enjoy the once in a lifetime experience.

Marina Mall Abu Dhabi is open daily from 10:00am to 10:00pm on weekdays and 10:00am to 12:00am on weekends. For more information or to join the conversations follow Marina Mall Abu Dhabi on:

Facebook – @MarinaMallAbuDhabi: www.facebook.com/MarinaMallAbuDhabi/

Instagram – @MarinaMallAD: www.instagram.com/marinamallad/

Twitter – @MarinaMallAD: https://twitter.com/MarinaMallAD

Website – www.marinamall.ae

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