7 things to do in Dubai this weekend
Al Khail Gate Market
Meet more than 70 resident vendors selling and displaying arts, craft, jewellery, clothes, toys, books, household items, and electronics – and there are goody bags on a first entry basis till stocks last. For families, there are bouncy castles, face painting, a kids play area and lots going on.
When: 7pm-12am, Friday, June 2
Where: Al Khail Gate Park
Contact: +971 52 616 8764, website
Ramadan Art Bazaar
Citizen E Art Gallery is hosting a Ramadan Art Bazaar in the D3 design district, featuring four pieces from 40 artists resident in the UAE. The maximum price for each work is set at AED4,000, making this an affordable sale for potential collectors.
When: 8.30pm, June 2-24
Where: Citizen E Art Gallery, Dubai Design District
Contact: +9714 457 2380, website
Ramadan Night Market 2017
A huge indoor market with stalls selling fashion, personal care, handicrafts, home appliances, electronics and toys. There’s also a food court, grand majlis, “play and win area” and kid’s play area. One of the big set-piece events during the Holy Month. You could even get your name in the Guinness Book of World Records, click here to find out how.
When: June 1-10
Where: Dubai World Trade Centre
Contact: +971 4 388 5191, website
Champions League Final
Real Madrid are aiming to become the first side to ever retain the Champions League in its current format – and add to the record 10 titles they have already secured as the competition’s most successful club. When they head to Cardiff’s Millennium Stadium, it will also represent a chance for Cristiano Ronaldo to complete an incredible 12 months, in which he has collected a Champions League winners’ medal against cross-town rivals Atletico, led Portugal to European Championship glory in France, won the Ballon D’Or and then finally won a second La Liga. Not bad for someone whose career was meant to be in decline. Of course, opponents Juventus will hardly make it easy. After six straight Scudettos in Italy, they’ll be hoping to add to their two wins in this competition – and their first for 21 years. As always, there’ll be a number of places to watch it in the UAE with some even offering like great food and beverage offers to mark the occasion – Burger & Lobster is offering guests 2-for-1 happy ‘hour’ from 6pm to 1.30am.
When: Match starts at 10.45pm, Burger & Lobster 2-for-1 happy hour from 6pm to 1.30am, Saturday, June 3
Where: Burj Daman, DIFC
National Donut Day
In celebration of National Donut Day, Bull & Roo’s latest culinary concept Rise & Dawn will be giving away free donuts this Friday, June 2. The newly-launched bakery concept located inside The Sum Of Us café will be giving away 50 free donuts in each of following Bull & Roo venues; Tom & Serg, The Sum Of Us, Brunswick Sports Club, Muchachas Mexican Cantina, from 9am onwards.
With just 200 complementary donuts on offer – you can choose between strawberry jam and sour cream glaze donuts or salted caramel and dark chocolate donut or a vanilla and honeycomb donut dusted with cinnamon sugar or… a lemon cheesecake donut topped with biscuit crumble – we recommend that you get there early.
When: From 9pm onwards
Where: Tom & Serg, The Sum Of Us (2nd floor), Brunswick Sports Club and Muchachas Mexican Cantina
Iftar at Zahira
The newly opened restaurant in H Hotel is stunning. This is a great opportunity to try high-end traditional food with a quirky twist – and best of all, the price tag isn’t too steep either. Highlights include hazelnut falafel, chicken and date fatayer with saffron labneh, and slow-cooked spiced lamb with nut rice. Make sure you try chef Greg Malouf's signature knife and fork ice cream.
Where: H Hotel
When: Sunset to 9.30pm
Contact: +9714 501 8606, reserve
Wonder Woman (15)
It’s a film that has certainly been a long time coming. Both in its conception – a Wonder Woman project was chewed over as far back as 1996 – and in its delivery of a female lead in a superhero film, the Penny Jenkins reboot of the day-saving she-warrior carries a lot of expectation on its shoulders. The fact that the result delivers every comic book-turned-movie convention, revisits tropes dusted down from Superman and Captain America, and concludes in set-shredding, CGI-fuelled carnage ensures it has ticked the necessary boxes, but there is room for a surprise or two as Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) makes her full introduction into the DC cinematic universe.
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