THSWKND: 5 New Things to Do in Dubai, March 10-12


Bhoomika Ghaghada THSWKND ,,,,,,,

As the last spell of rain drifts away from the unlikely desert to likelier destinations, the pleasant series of events in Dubai rumble on.

Put on your light jackets, cardigans and boots, before they’re tucked away in the back of your closet for summer, and get ready to have a zesty weekend under the clouds.

Here are 5 events designed to have your ragged self rejuvenated:

1. Open Day @ The Courtyard Playhouse


Try something new. Courtyard Playhouse’s lighthearted improv classes will have you jogging your brains with plenty of laughs. Learn about improv by watching a show, attending a workshop and chit-chat with the actors.

When: 10am – 2pm, Saturday, March 12 2016 – Pop in anytime!
10am-11am Kids Speech and Drama Class
11am-1pm Drop In Specialist Class with Shawn Kinley (Stage fighting, Mime & Physical Theatre)
1pm-3pm Improv Adults Class (open for guests to watch only)

Where: The Courtyard Playhouse, Al Quoz

How much: Free admission

2. Chocolate Puma @ Zero Gravity

The Dutch Chocolate Puma are back with a heavy-load line-up of Zero Gravity’s resident DJs Andrew Hartley, Grant Collins and Chris Wright. Be warned: this is a dance party, so we hope you’re ready to move. This is a 21+ event.

When: 6pm-3am, Thursday, March 10 [House party begins at 8pm]

Where: Zero Gravity, Skydive Dubai

How much: Ladies free before midnight, guys before 10pm, AED 100 after

Reserve: Call +971 55 500 9111 for table reservations

Don’t miss our: Exclusive Interview With DJ Jon Besant

3. Pablo and Miro, Passion and Poetry @ The Annex


How were the works and lives of these two cultural icons knit together? Displaying over 250 works sourced from collections around the world, this exhibit showcases their lithographs, ceramics and graphics. Drop in and borrow some inspiration from the giants.

When: 12pm – 10pm, March 7 – May 17 2016

Where: The Annex, Burj Khalifa

How much: Regular AED 125, Student AED 80

4. Etisalat Beach Canteen

Foodies, the Dubai Food Festival isn’t done yet. There are cooking demos, an artisan market, storytelling, yoga and tons of delicious food. Gather the family and head out. You can see the full schedule here.

When: Thursday, March 10 2016

Where: Kita Beach Dubai

How much: Free admission

You might like to read: Our Dubai Food Festival Rendezvous With Masterchef Australia Judges

5. Eden Beach Club presents Sharam


His vigorous DJ sets, sunshine, cocktails and a swim-up bar – the formula for a fantastic weekend party. DJs Kaytek & Trix will bring the sun down, while  Sharam’s House and Techno beats take over in the dark.

When: 10am – Midnight, Friday, March 11 2016

Where: Eden Beach Club, Rixos, The Palm

Reserve: Call +971 (0) 4 277 1477 or e-mail

Love music? You might want to check out these: 6 Cafes With Live Music in Dubai

What are you doing this weekend? Tell us in the comments below.