8 things to do in Dubai this weekend
Theatre, art, music, cinema and horses. This weekend is packed with action. Especially if you’re looking for a fun way to get fit – there are three different races taking place, a zombie run, a race up 52 flights of stairs, and a run through loads of bubbles. Enjoy!
Sound of Music
The Madinat Theatre will be filled with the literal sound of music as Lucy Hunter-James, Paul Robinson and internationally renowned Soprano Margaret Preece bring the five time Oscar winning musical to life. From AED200
When: Until April 16
Where: Madinat Theatre, www.soundofmusicdubai.com
World Art Dubai
Housing a collection of art pieces ranging from contemporary to modern, World Art Dubai is perfect for the region’s art aficionados. Those struggling to find inspiration or looking to expand their artistic eye can do so with the exhibits' several hundred art works. Aside from art, there will also be a number of workshops, live performances and seminars. AED15
When: April 6-9
Where: Dubai World Trade Centre
Nasimi Sessions featuring Sigma & The Magician
Drum & Bass duo Sigma are taking to the beach this Thursday with their famous number one singles “Nobody to Love” and “Changing”, which features Paloma Faith on vocals. The Magician will also get behind the decks, playing a set of house tunes including some of his famous re-works like Lykke L’s “I follow Rivers” and Clean Bandit’s “Rather Be”.
When: Thursday April 7
Where: Nasimi Beach, Atlantis The Palm, www.dubai.platinumlist.net
Dubai Holding SkyRun
Jumeriah Emirates Towers Offices will become home to the fifth highest race circuit in the world when dozens of racers run up its 52 floors as part of the Dubai Holding SkyRun. Aside from the circuit being the only official Dubai member of the Vertical World Circuit which already includes New York, London and Paris, the runners will be joining the support efforts of the Al Jalila Foundation which supports Obesity Research in the UAE.
When: April 8
Where: Jumeirah Emirates Towers, www.skyrun.ae
Another one for the UAE’s equestrian fans. The Dubai Cup will see five teams (Habtoor, Mahra, Bin Drai, UAE and Dr. A) battle it out in the hopes of winning the Gold Cup trophy. Expect hats, fancy dresses and some serious mallet action. From AED150.
When: April 8
Where: Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club, Arabian Ranches, www.dubaipologoldcup.com
Big Bubble Run
No matter how old or important you get, you can never say no to bubbles. So bring your shades and join the hundreds of other big kids for the region’s first ever Big Bubble run. From AED185.
When: April 8
Where: Dubai Autodrome, www.platinumlist.net
If being chased by zombies sounds like your idea of fun, and you don’t mind paying for the privilege, the Zombie Challenge might be up your street. This week there are three nights of scares, as people pick a side – zombies or survivors. Survivors will work together through a course of physical and psychological obstacles, trying to make it to the end without being ‘infected’. The team of zombies will be transformed by a special effects artist with a mission to ‘infect’ as many humans as possible.
When: April 7, 8 & 9
Where: Wonderland Park, next to Creek Park, www.dubai.platinumlist.net
Cinema - Anomalisa (15)
Stand back for the strangest film you’re likely to see this year. Strange in execution, that is, not necessarily subject matter. It’s essentially a woolly Woody Allen movie, a stop-motion animation of felt figures going through the trials and tribulations of middle-aged, middle-class American life. It is co-directed by Charlie Kaufman, who also wrote the original play on which it is based. It was nominated for best animated feature at the recent Oscars.
In cinemas from March 31