It’s finally winter in the UAE. With temperatures dropping and a cool breeze blowing, there’s no shortage of events in the UAE this weekend – whether you prefer to curl up in a warm indoors environment or hang out and brave the mild chill. Have your fill from this fantastic list of things to do in the UAE:
1. Dubai International Film Festival 2015
We’ve been looking forward to this all year. Movie buffs, you are in for a treat. With Emirati talent on show, the best of world cinema and free screenings at JBR, this might be the best edition yet. Look out for Peanuts The Movie gala screening on Friday, The Man Who Knew Infinity and the brilliantly cast Truth.
When: Wednesday, December 9 to Wednesday, December 16, 2015
Where: Madinat Jumeirah Arena/Theatre, The Beach & MOE
2. The Full Moon Party @ Nasimi Beach
The ideal way to end a difficult [or not-so-diffult] week: a party on the beach that goes all night long. The last one of the season, with a line up featuring Lucas & Steve, Pep & Rash, Peking Duk & David De Luca. Don’t forget your chic beachwear!
When: 7pm to 3am, Friday, December 12, 2015
Where: Nasimi Beach, Atlantis, The Palm
How much: Free admission.
3. Santa Claus Play @ DUCTAC
This is one for the family. Get the kids in a merry, merry mood with Santa Claus and the Magical Journey, where Christmas needs to be saved when Santa’s navigation system breaks down. With the help of some elves, who knows what will happen?
When: Friday, December 11 to Saturday, December 12, 2015
Where: DUCTAC @ MOE
How much: Tickets start at AED 105. You can buy them here.
4. TEDx @ BITS Pilani
If you’re a University student in Dubai and you’re looking for a bit of motivation, attend this event. A great opportunity to learn from the mistakes and wisdom of 6 CEOs [including Jean-Michel Gauthier, the CEO of InternsME].
When: 4pm to 7pm, Thursday, December 11, 2015
Where: BITS Pilani, Academic City
How much: Add yourself to the mailing list here.
For more information, e-mail TEDxBITSPilaniDubai@gmail.
5. Brunch in the Garden of Eden
There’s delicious seafood, a long stretch of beach, a pristine pool and a lot of room to dance to Ost & Kjex live act. So, give into temptation, get dressed and join the party.
When: 12pm to 9pm, Saturday, December 12, 2015
Where: EDEN Beach Club, Rixos, The Palm
How much: AED 495 for food, wine, signature punches & spirits