When you live in the UAE, weekends are precious. You’d fight traffic, sleep and family to have a well-deserved good time. Question remains: Where to go?
We’ve got you sorted – with live shows, brunch and a raging House party.
Here are 5 exciting events in Dubai that’ll help you press the refresh button on your mind clock:
1. Toil & Tinker Launch Party @ The Courtyard
If you’re in the mood for something laid-back, artsy and social, this is your pick. Meet minglers from the Dubai art world – designers, artists, illustrators. Groove to some hip hop and feast on tasty food truck grub.
They also have screen printing workshops by Tashkeel [and you know we love workshops]:
12 – 2PM – Children’s Workshop
2.30 – 4.30PM – Mixed / Adult Workshop
5 – 7PM – Mixed / Adult Workshop
Where: Warehouse 4, The Courtyard, Al Quoz
When: Saturday, Jan 29 2016
How much: Free Admission
2. Watch: Short + Sweet Dubai Theatre @ The Junction
Guess what’s coming to town again this weekend? It’s the festival of 10-minute plays [Think compact entertainment, one after another]. Running till March 12, you don’t want to miss kick-off weekend, with the first 10 of top 40 performing.
Where: The Junction, Al Serkal Avenue
When: 7:30pm, Friday, Jan 29 2016
How much: Tickets at AED 75 [Buy here]
3. Watch the Radical Middle East Cup @ Dubai Autodrome
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Looking for a bit of adrenaline to get you going through the week? Head to the races at Dubai Autodrome – The whirring of engines will be like music to the ears of race car enthusiasts.
Where: Dubai Autodrome
When: 10am to 4pm, Friday to Saturday, Jan 29-30 2016
How much: Find details here.
4. Mexican Brunch @ Blue Marlin Ibiza
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No weekend is complete without brunch.
Where: Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE, Ghantoot
When: Friday, January 30
How much: Click here for reservations
5. ANDY DANIELL outside | HOUSE PARTY inside @ Zero Gravity
Zero Gravity is bringing back its boutique outdoor festival One Big Friday on Friday January 29, headlined by Duke Dumont. The first One Big Friday saw thousands flock to Dubai’s most-talked-about beach-side spot. Spanning a full 12 hours, from 3pm to 3am, Zero Gravity’s latest launch event features back- to-back sets from international DJs and local artists, plus festival-inspired food stations and entertainment.
Where: Zero Gravity Dubai
When: 3 pm – 3 am, Friday, January 29
How much: Entrance to One Big Friday is free before 6pm, and AED 150 thereafter.