It’s May – the heat’s rolling in, humidity is at bay and the pre-Ramadan events are in full swing. Before your world turns topsy-turvy where nights become days and you walk out of work/University early beaming from ear to ear, weekdays are getting longer and harder.
Amidst finals and final deadlines, here are a few hangouts in Dubai to cool off this weekend:
1. For the soul-searchers: 4th Anniversary @ Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE
Promising to be a spectacular display of cool green surroundings, triply lights and laidback beats with Maya Jane Coles, Anna and Bas Ibellini, this is one for nature-lovers and ravers. A rain-forest themed anniversary House party.
Find your happy place in the beats of the day.
When: 1pm-11pm, Friday, May 13 2016
Where: Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE
How much: Free admission
For reservations, call 056 113 3400 or email email@example.com
2. For the ravers: One Big Friday @ Zero Gravity with Markus Schulz, Wankelmut & Chicane
Well-known trance & prog. master Markus Schulz, Wankelmut and Chicane take the stage for an unforgettable day to night party. The line-up also includes Somn3em, Chris Metcalfe, Chris Wright, Jon Besant and Mark Pickup. Social brunch is available [details here].
When: 3am-3pm, Friday, May 13 – Saturday, May 14 2016
Where: Zero Gravity
How much: Free admission before 6pm, AED 150 after
3. For the old-schoolers: #ThrowbackThursdays at The Baggot
Sing along in your shrill voice, pop your hip to classics, wail to Celine Dion or do the Thriller. With DJs and bands delighting you to 80s, 90s and 00s gold, and an unlimited 3-hour drinks package, this is a good way to tune out the worries of the week.
Music will include Guns n Roses, Bryan Adams, Backstreet Boys, Run DMC, Blink 182, The Killers, MC Hammer, Enrique Iglesias, David Bowie and so many more.
When: 10pm, Thursday, May 12 2016
Where: McGettigans JLT
How much: Tickets at AED199 [including 3 hours of unlimited drinks] – Buy here.
4. For the foodies: Ripe Night Market in Al Barsha
Film screenings, artists, and local food businesses meet under colourful lanterns and small twinkling lights with live music for a complete evening of relaxation. Cuisines include Indian, Mexican, Italian, European and more.
When: 4pm – 9pm, Saturday, May 14 2016
Where: Al Barsha Pond Park
How much: Free admission
5. For aspiring artists: Wheel throwing sessions
Learn to create sculptures, vases, pots or odd art on the potter’s wheel. Best done with a friend or a group of friends, join the weekly classes to learn the basics starting this weekend – taught by Naseem.
For 16 years and above.
When: 5pm – 7pm, Saturdays [Weekly]
Where: Yadawei Ceramic Studio and Gallery, Al Quoz
How much: AED 670 for 4 sessions – Including tools, firing and unlimited use of 8 glazes
What are your regular hang-out spots during the weekends? Tell us in the comments below.