In the UAE, where everyone works overtime, weekends provide an idyllic state of repose – a much-needed break from your professional self. Typically, your hard-pressed schedule takes a toll on your social life. We say it’s time to resuscitate it with CPR – Conversation, play and rest.
So, this weekend’s THSWKND is a bit different. Here are 5 ways to lounge in UAE with events that are conducive to catch-up conversation:
1. Shehrazade & Lavionrose @ The Music Room
The Russian-Algerian singer brings her mystical voice together with French musicians to serve up a conversation-starting platter of urban electric and sensual tunes. Add to that a 6pm to 9pm Happy Hour, and free shots for ladies every hour on Thursday and you can tune it up or down.
When: 7pm – 3am, Saturday, March 19 2016
Where: The Music Room, Majestic Hotel, Bur Dubai
How much: Tickets at AED 50
2. NTLive Screening: Shakespeare’s As You Like It @CourtyardPlayhouse
If you’re in the mood for something new and old, Shakepeare will do the trick. A story of love and transformation, follow Rosalind as she leaves her courtly life and travels to a forest to be liberated. Disguised as a man, she finds love and more. Women, you’ll love it.
When: 8pm – 10pm, Thursday & Friday, March 17 & 18 2016
Where: The Courtyard Playhouse, Al Quoz
How much: Tickets at AED 100
3. Blank Space Open Mic #8
An enriching creative environment for artists, musicians and writers, the Blank Space Open Mic Nights always represent a gathering of supportive art art enthusiasts. A great place to meet likeminded folks and try the stage.
Spoken Word, Music, Stand-up Comedy, Story telling, Rap and all sorts of verbal art are welcome.
When: 6:30pm, Thursday, March 17 2016
Where: Life n’ One – Street 27-b, Community 332, Villa 5/1B, Jumeirah Beach Road
How much: AED25
4. Frioul Friday Brunch
What better way to catch up with the mates than a late walk-in brunch under the clouds, by the soothing waters of Madinat Jumeirah? This quaint little bistro has a hot 5-course brunch, with divine omelettes made to order, a variety of french-inspired dishes, and unlimited mimosas and wine.
When: Every Friday
Where: Frioul Bistro, Madinat Jumeirah
How much: AED 395 with alcohol, AED 295 soft drinks
5. Dubai Marina Street Festival
If you’re in for something low-key, casual yet interesting, head down to Dubai Marina where 35 international acts are gathering to serve up some European-style street entertainment.Musicians, stunt performers, artists, comedians, magicians and more.
Here’s the schedule.
When: 2pm to 10pm, March 17 -26 2016
Where: Dubai Marina Promenade
How much: Free admission
What are you doing this weekend? Do you have recommendations to share with our readers? Tell us in the comments below.