THSWKND: 5 Events In Dubai This Weekend, Dec 17-19 2015

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Bhoomika Ghaghada THSWKND ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

‘Tis the season to be jolly, get dressed in layers and head out. The question is: where are you headed? B-Change gives you a list of exciting events in Dubai this weekend, both indoors and outdoors, so you can decide how intimate/adventurous/indulgent you want to be.

1. For the adventurous: Traveler’s Festival


Listen to the dreamy tales of travellers who have gone far and wide on foot, in cars, in bicycles, boats, planes, camels and more [We’re not kidding – a man who rode his bicycle form Tunisia to China is going to be there]. With workshops, film screenings, talks and contests, the travel bug will bite you several times while you’re there.

When: Starting 6:30pm, Wednesday, December 16 – Saturday, December 19 2015

Where: Mushrif Park, Dubai

How much: Free admission

2. For the indulgent: BBC Good Food Show


Witness celebrity chefs like Andy Bates, Silvena Rowe and Ed Baines in action. There are book signings, interviews, tea rooms, and some really good food. What’s not to like?

When: 11am-9pm, Thursday, December 17 – Saturday, December 19 2015

Where: Dubai World Trade Centre

How much: Tickets start from AED 150 [Buy them here]

3. For the intimate: JLT Outdoor Cinema


The JLT Outdoor Cinema is back right on schedule, with festive films and delicious comfort food. This one is perfect for a date with the SO. The movie schedule: Friday, December 18: Saving Santa
Saturday, December 19: Dr. Suess How The Grinch Stole Christmas

When: 5pm to 10pm [Dates above]

Where: Jumeirah Lake Towers Park [Between Clusters O & R]

How much: Free admission

4. For the party animals: Years & Years @ Atlantis, The Palm

via Atlantis' Facebook page.
via Atlantis’ Facebook page.

The line-up is jaw-dropping: Hollaphpnic, GOLDFISH, Rudimental, Years & Years, Roger Sanchez and David De Luca.
21+ event. Please note that the venue does not have parking available so it’s cabs all the way.

When: 4pm, December 18 – 3am, December 19

Where: Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai

How much: General admission tickets start at AED 250 [Buy them here]
Call 055-2004321 for table bookings.

5. For the festive: Souk Festive Market @ Madinat Jumeirah

via AhlanLive
via AhlanLive

A personal favorite, we must admit. From the moment you walk onto the venue, strangely, you’re in both Dubai and at the North Pole. A giant Santa Claus smiles down at you from beside a massive christmas tree while you listen to christmas carols. Little wooden huts with hosts in santa hats handing out treats and hot beverages. This year, there’s an ice rink, bungee jumping and a cooking class with Lindt chocolatier Matther Muller. 

When: Thursday, December 17 – Sunday, December 27 2015. Weekdays from 3pm – 12am, weekends from 1pm – 12am.

Where: Souk Madinat, Madinat Jumeirah

How much: Free admission