• 12 exciting things to do in UAE this weekend

      February 24, 2018    

    How to make the most of your Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Khaleej Times recommends...

    Play time

    From the Tony Award winning author of the musical Once comes a dark comedy right in time for the St. Patrick's Day festivities. Enda Walsh's play New Electric Ballroom about a "hermetically" sealed Irish family concerns three shut-in sisters living in an isolated coastal town in the West of Ireland. The oldest two - Breda (Gwen Watson) and Clara (Aileen Kelly) - haven't left the house in decades and stick to the confines of their living room where they play a repetitious game while Ada (Mary Claire Ryan) gets out to work at the local cannery, but may be the most cocooned of all. Catch it at The Courtyard Playhouse from tonight and over the weekend at 8pm.

    Pop up and in

    Wafi Mall is bringing you the ARTE Makers' Market this weekend, featuring a range of designer products made by UAE creatives. Art, jewellery, clothing, beauty products, delectable delights and more await at this pop-up, so make sure to check it out. You're always saying you need to spruce up the living room, right? Voila!

    Beach eats

    The Etisalat #BeachCanteen is back for a brand new edition this Dubai Food Fest! Enjoy old favourites and brand new vendors serving up a variety of cuisines from finger-licking fast foods to pastas, burgers and shakes. Also enjoy the live entertainment, workshops and open-air movies at Nessnass Beach.

    Wadi Showka

    This is a great beginner's hike. This five-hour trek on Friday will take you on a flat section through the wadi, and over the ridge for an amazing view of the Hajjar mountains. It will be an early start as temperatures tend to rise later in the day. Make sure to bring water & sufficient bites. Cost: Dhs250.

    Polish opera

    The Polish National Opera is coming to Dubai Opera to deliver a powerful performance of Eugene Onegin, on Friday night. Eugene Onegin is an intense and passionate story of a sophisticated yet selfish young man who lives to regret his nonchalant rejection of a young woman's love. It's inspired by a novel by celebrated Russian writer Alexander Pushkin and well worth a see.

    We love Wakanda

    Dubai is coming together to celebrate superheroes at Welcome To Wakanda: The Black Panther Party tonight at Tribeca Dubai at the JA Ocean View hotel in JBR! Presented by Wakanda Dubai, Tribeca will be transformed into the Black Panther's mystical homeland of Wakanda for one night only, to celebrate the amazing new Marvel blockbuster movie. Go celebrate the film!

    Street Food

    From today, Bollywood Parks will play host to Dubai's first Indian street food festival over the weekend from 3pm to 10pm. The theme park will be decorated with colourful stalls selling delicious Indian dishes and live music and dance performances will set the stage for a great weekend of food-filled activities. All your favourite dishes will be there for you to taste. We'll be there for sure.

    All that jazz

    It's an exciting time for music lovers as the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival 2018 continues at the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre. Tonight it's Grammy Award-winning singer John Legend supported by American singer China Moses before Latin singing sensation Ricky Martin closes the festival on Friday. Go have a 'Legend-ary" evening.

    Mahmut's back

    Turkish DJ and producer, Mahmut Orhan, will be back on the decks tonight bringing his unique sound to Iris' turntables, playing a fusion of electronic dance music, melodic house, and techno. Where: Iris Yas Island.

    French fancy

    White Dubai is hoping to disturb you tomorrow night with its #DisturbingDubai evening featuring rapper Maitre Gims, known for records including Bella and Sapés comme jamais. The Meydan club is also offering free drinks for ladies till 1am. Where: Meydan

    Ray of fun

    Soheil Ray will be heading up Cavalli Club's Butterfly night tomorrow. The over-the-top but always eventful establishment will be doing what it does best and no doubt so shall you be if you make your way down there. Where: Cavalli Club

    It's Jason!

    BASE Dubai is hosting one of its regular superstar evenings and tonight it's Jason Derulo. Yep, the Jason Derulo. You know the name and you know what he serves up, so if this is your type of thing head to the Design District club for one of the best evenings going. Where: Base Dubai


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