13 things to do in Dubai this weekend
It’s one of two new offerings at the Palm Jumeirah hotspot. From 1pm to 5pm, ladies can enjoy unlimited mixed beverages for just AED149 as well as a two-course lunch that will be served in Praia Lounge. Plus, there's access to the beach and pool on the ground floor of FIVE. We like the sound of that!
When: 1pm-5pm, every Thursday
Where: FIVE Palm Jumeirah
The indoor entertainment centre has just added a spanking new attraction – 30 interconnected trampolines, each 6x6 feet. Ideal for little and not-so-little ones, the trampoline can be enjoyed at AED45 for 30 minutes or AED75 for one hour. Socks are provided. If jumping isn’t your thing, the venue has other activities such as indoor climbing, arcade games and bumper cars.
Where: Fabyland, Dubai Festival City
Decibel with Emmanuel
Decibel is bringing us a night with Emmanuel, whose music takes influence from his daily emotions and experiences, creating tech and house tunes that are full of energy, drawing in crowds no matter where he’s spinning. Tickets are AED140 at the door and includes a free beverage. It’s free for ladies before midnight.
When: 10pm-3am, March 1
Where: On42, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City
Big Bite Out
After the massive success of its first mega-feast Madinat Jumeirah has decided to roll out another and this one, much like the last, promises to be a night filled with tons more quality food, service and entertainment. For its second edition, the generous folk over at the award-winning tourist destination are giving you the chance to savour the flavour of six of its signature venues (The Hide, Zheng He's, Tortuga, Al Hambra, Khaymat Al Bahar and Rockfish) that span across not one but three hotels; Jumeirah Al Qasr, Jumeirah Mina A’Salam and Jumeirah Al Naseem, on Thursday, March 1.
When: 7pm-11pm, March 1
Where: Madinat Jumeirah
folly by Nick and Scott
To celebrate their first year at Souk Madinat, folly by Nick & Scott will be running happy hours from 12pm to 9pm. Selected beverages will be priced at AED25, plus visitors get a free beverage on arrival if dining there. Entertainment’s covered with a DJ playing cool tracks from 6pm onwards.
When: 12pm onwards, March 2
Where: folly by Nick and Scott at Madinat Jumeirah
The fourth edition of Dubai Canvas makes it much-awaited return this weekend. The popular 3D art festival will take place at the city’s newest hotspot La Mer from March 1 to 7 and, entry is free. The seven-day festival, organised by Brand Dubai, will see some the world’s leading 3D artists create unique optical illusions in the many public spaces of the beachside destination. Some of the artists taking part this year include the winner of last year's 3D Art Award Cuboliquido, Leon Keer from the Netherlands and Danila Shmelev from Russia.
When: Until March 7
Where: La Mer
Price: Free entry
The award-winning drum and bass band are back in Dubai and this time they will be headlining Zero Gravity's Ritual Friday brunch. Guests can expect a show filled with beats like "Waiting All Night", "Feel The Love" and the Brit band's latest hit "These Days". We recommend wearing comfy shoes because you are going to be dancing, a lot.
When: 8pm-3am, Friday, March 2
Where: Zero Gravity
Price: Free entry for ladies and AED100 for gents after 8pm
The city’s newest fitness spot opens in Dubai Marina this weekend, and that calls for a celebration – a healthy one, obvs. Expect complimentary classes with a side of smoothies and vegan bites from the fitness centre’s kitchen. Pre-booking is essential.
When: March 2 and 3
Where: Orra Marina, Marina Promenade Level
This kung-fu spectacular will have you on the edge of your seat, as an action-packed performance unfolds before your eyes. It’s a feat of acrobatics and athletic prowess, boasting a dynamic display of martial arts and death-defying acts, and stars 21 masters performing alongside stunning scenery, a pulsating soundtrack and a music and light show that will blow you away.
When: February 27 - March 3
Where: Dubai Opera
Price: From AED195
Nikki Beach Lounge at Dubai International Boat Show
One of our favourite party venues, will be joining in on the boating action this year. Taking place at the Dubai Canal, guests can expect to unwind over quality drinks and food as they take in everything from an ncredible collection of exquisite yachts to exciting experiences like kite surfing, kayaking and jet-skiing.
When: February 27-March 3
Where: Dubai Canal
Price: Tickets to the boast show start at AED60
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Emirates Airline Festival of Literature
More than 180 incredible writers, illustrators and creatives are flying into Dubai for the ten-day festival that features over 200 sessions, panel discussions and workshops for adults and children. Jane Hawking, Kate Adie, Ken Hom, Tony Hawks – it’s a veritable who’s who of the literary world.
When: March 1- 10
Where: InterContinental Dubai Festival City
Dubai Food Festival
It’s that time of year again when it’s acceptable to wear your loose-fit trousers and head out to sample a world of cuisine across the city. Dubai Food Festival is bigger and better than ever and over 17 days, will help introduce you to dishes, restaurants and other gastronomic treats from here and across the globe. As well as a wealth of pop-up venues to enjoy, you can expect live cooking demonstrations from famous chefs, catch Sister Sledge at the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre and explore fitness classes and more at the special Beach Canteen at the scenic setting on Jumeirah Beach. You really will find something for everyone at this year’s event.
When: Until March 3
Where: Various locations across the city
Outdoors by City Centers
City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Me'aisem are hosting a family-friendly event every day until March 10. Free to enter, it will feature a garden area, complete with bean bags and picnic tables. Catch a movie under the stars at the open-air theatre while nibbling on dishes from the various food stalls and trucks. While the city’s talented artists entertain you with live music, juniors can enjoy games at Magic Planet’s pop up station.
When: 4pm-10pm on weekdays and 10am-midnight on weekends at City Centre Mirdif, 4pm-midnight on weekdays and 10am-midnight on weekends on City Centre Me'aisem, until March 10
Where: City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Me'aisem