Over 48 hours of official leisure time – That’s why the weekend is indispensable. Even if you love what you do 5 days a week, you look forward to the uninterrupted me-time where you can do everything else that you like [because you’re not a 2-dimensional character].
Here are a few ways to deposit some lax hours and chill in Dubai while the cold spell lasts:
1. Courtyard Playhouse’s My Funny Valentine
A dimly lit room, the piano music twinkling gently as soft laughter fills the air – there’s no better way to celebrate Valentine’s Day than a night at the theatre. Join us at the Courtyard Playhouse for a night of romance, laughter and love, as our improvisers entertain you with scenes and songs based on audience suggestions. They might even act out your love story!
Where: Courtyard Playhouse
When: 8pm, February 12 & 13, 2016
How much: AED 100 (Entrance includes a welcome drink and popcorn!)
2. Food Truck Jam
The inaugural three-day food truck event will cater for all culinary cravings via an eclectic menu featuring everything from slow-cooked beef cheek tacos, soft shell crab burgers and renowned chef Mark Hix’s ‘Rolls Royce of fish finger sandwiches’, to vegan sushi, Pad Thai, haloumi fries and gourmet ice cream sandwiches.
Eat the World DXB’s full line-up of London food trucks is as follows:
|The Roadery||British street food with the highlight being The Roadery’s ‘Braco’ (British Taco). Choose between the slow cooked beef cheek served with homemade blackberry hot sauce or the halloumi braco.|
|The Crema Caravan||A truck specialising in creamy homemade Crème Brûlée and Crema Catalana.|
|Bangwok||Fine Thai street food cooked to order and served fresh from a wok installed in the back of a genuine tuk tuk. Expect interesting takes on traditional favourites such as Thai green curry, Pad Thai and beef Massaman curry.|
|Hix’s Fishdog||Renowned chef Mark Hix serves up the ‘Rolls Royce’ of fish finger sandwiches.|
|The Cheese Truck||A food truck dedicated to oozing, cheese sandwiches.|
|Happy Maki||Vegan sushi rolled to order including Thai sweet potato maki and avocado kiss maki served as big wraps like sushi burritos.|
|The Other Side||Crispy, crunchy chicken marinated for four hours in smoked honey butter and served in a fluffy potato bread bun.|
|Milo & Hector’s||Ice cream sandwiches made from creamy homemade ice cream, handmade chewy cookies, topped with soft salted butter caramel.|
|Made of Dough||Classic, fresh stone baked pizza at its best. Made of Dough were named ‘Best in the UK’ at the 2015 London Pizza Festival.|
|Churros Bros||Award winning traditional Spanish Churros served with Hot Chocolate from Villajoyosa, Fla (creme caramel) dip and Rose water syrup.|
|What the Dickens||Serving an array of British classics with kedgeree being the speciality.|
|Big Apple Hot Dogs||Classic New York-style Halal Hot Dogs, fully loaded will all the toppings.|
|Dixie Union||Mouth-watering New Orleans style Cajun Po’boys shrimp and chicken sandwiches.|
|Crabbie Shack||Winner of the ‘Best of London’ in the British Street Food awards, Crabbie Shack’s Soft Shells Burgers are deep fried fresh crab meat in a light batter, served in a brioche bun with a range of dressings.|
|Oli Baba’s||Middle Eastern fusion cuisine including the signature dish of Halloumi fries. Taste deep-fried Halloumi served za’atar yogurt, pom molasses, sumac, mint and pom seeds.|
Where: Burj Park
When: 5 pm- 11:30 am, February 13, 2016
How much: Depends on what you eat.
3. Puppy Brunch
Treat your puppy to brunch!! Why should the puppies miss out!? Bring your pup to brunch at Urban Bistro next Saturday 13th February – whilst they enjoy their own special brunch on the bottom of our sunshine terrace, you can indulge in your brunch guilt-free from leaving your dog at home!
Humans can enjoy the La Carte Weekend Brunch Menu and Puppies Brunch is just AED 5!
Where: Urban Bistro
When: 9:30 am, February 13, 2016
How much: AED 5 per puppy (A La Carte menu applies to humans)
4. Redfest DXB
Want to win a M&G with @fifthharmony or @steveaoki? Head down to VOX Cinemas, Mall of the Emirates today from 3-7pm where @virginradiodxb’s Brent Black will be broadcasting live. Simply show us proof of your #RedFestDXB ticket purchase and you’ll go into the running to win! The first 200 people to come down will also automatically win a place at the Virgin Radio RedFestDXB RedFan Experience at VOX, where pop sensation @iamgrace will do an exclusive acoustic performance, Q&A, meet & greet and autograph signing session. As always, loads of other prizes, including RedFestDXB tickets will be up for grabs. See you there!
Featuring Adam Lambert, Steve Aoki, Rita Ora, The Vamps..among other artists, Redfest DXB is the ultimate spot for you to jump around to whole host of genres of music. It’s outdoor and the beverages will be flowing. Perfect way to chill in Dubai this weekend.
Where: Dubai Media City Amphitheatre
When: 5 pm onwards, February 11& 12, 2016
How much: Ticket prices here
5. Where We Dwell- Film Screening Programme
Where We Dwell is a season of film presented by Alserkal Avenue and Cinema Akil continuing up to March. It aims to pose questions that try to open your eyes to the idea of life and it’s meanings through a selection of films that interrogate the concept of home, belonging, leaving and arriving, structures and space, taking a closer look at how and where we live.
Where: A4 Space, Alserkal Avenue
When: 10 – 12 February | 7pm
Adham El Sherif (2014)
15’ | Arabic | Egypt | Short | PG
Eva Neymann (2012)
80’ | Russian | Ukraine| Drama | G
How much: –
What do you think of the events above? Tell us in the comments below.