THSWKND: 5 Cool-Off Hangouts in Dubai, May 12-14 2016

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Vish Sunil THSWKND ,,,,,

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

hangouts in dubaiPromising 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

2. For the ravers: One Big Friday @ Zero Gravity with Markus Schulz, Wankelmut & Chicane

13051499_1060280340697247_7838171597155750199_nWell-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

hangouts in dubaiSing 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

hangouts in dubaiFilm 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

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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.