For AED75, you and three members of the family will be treated to a kite experience like no other. Watch as team from across India battle it out with their high-flying devices whilst unwinding over a moreish meals from one of the many food trucks at hand. The sky is going to be full of colour, so make sure to bring a camera. There will be special kite workshops too.
When: 10am-5pm, Friday, February 2
Where: Dubai Outlet Mall
Price: AED75 for families of four, AED35 per person or for kids under the age of six
You’re probably not taking part in the event, but you can at least cheer on the folks that are undertaking a 3.86km swim, 180.25km bike ride and 42.16km marathon run. Perhaps you’ll get inspired to take part next year! Maybe.
When: Friday, February 2
Where: Jumeirah Beach Running Track
El Chiringuito by Night
Taking advantage of the cooler climes, El Chiringuitohas just launched its brand new “By Night” event that will see its guests unwind in utmost style and comfort on the venue’s newly built beach terrace. Laid back tunes set the mood while the stars, candlelight and city lights set the scene. There’s food too. Overseen by head chef Jèrome Palayer, the night’s menu includes a number of delicious meat cuts like the roasted sucking lamb shoulder, lamb chops and Black Angus filet mignon. Veggies options include the moreish Italian burrata and the venue’s signature fattoush salad.
When: From 8pm, every Wednesday and Thursday
Where: El Chiringuito, Rixos The Palm
Contact: +971 54 449 6464,
The Ripe Market at Zabeel Park
Ripe is already a bit of an institution among foodies and craft hunters in the UAE. It aims to support local businesses – from farmers to jewellery designers – with markets in Dubai and Abu Dhabi that also offer hours of mooching opportunities. Where else do organic fruit, raw honey, kimonos and clutch bags sit side by side quite so effortlessly?
When: 9am-4pm, Friday, January 26
Where: Zabeel Park