The Weekend Is Hereeee: 9 Epic Things You Need To Put Down On Your To-Do List
HOW is February nearly over?!
Time is flying, the weather is fantastic and we need to make the most of it.
This weekend sees Dubai's biggest and greatest boat party return (elo, Lovin Dubai Cruise) and three nights of fantastic music brought to you by Dubai Jazz Fest...and SO. MUCH. MOREEEE.
NINE epic ways to spend your weekend
9. Head to a street-music festival at Bluewaters
This is awesome. Bluewaters has created a street music festival, and it’s happening every weekend for the next couple of weeks. Kicking off an Thursdays and bringing you straight through Friday and Saturday; you’ll find local and regional musicians dotted all around the newly opened island - definitely worth checking out.
8. The Lovin Dubai Cruise sets sail EVERY Saturday
How good does a Saturday cruise on a mega yacht sound with all your food and drinks sorted?
Enjoy four hours aboard the Lotus Mega Yacht, complete with drinks, food, music, swimming, dancing AND a cinema room. Every Saturday, from 1pm to 5pm, depart the Dubai Marina's Pier 7 and dance the afternoon away in style on board the world's largest commercial yacht.
When? Every Saturday
Tickets start from AED199
7. Dubai Jazz Festival kicks off at Dubai Media Amphitheatre tonight
Doors open at 6pm tonight for what promises to be an absolutely terrific weekend of music.
The link-up needs no introduction:
Wednesday: Vandalye, Frederic Yonnet, Snow Patrol
Thursday: Abri & Funk Radius, Keb' Mo', Jamiroquai
Friday: Alicia Keys
Ticks and info here
6. See the world's best tennis players at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships
World-class tennis is happening right on our door step with the women's week currently underway, followed by the first round of men's week kicking off on Monday.
Back-to-back grand slam winner Naomi Osaka had a shock defeat to Dubai's own Kristina Mladenovic, however the ladies round still sees top players Petra Kvitova, Simona Halep, Karolina Pliskova and Angelique Kerber competing for the title.
Info and tickets here
5. Deep house fans get yourself to Snoopy Beats
This looks INSANE. Music lovers make room for two incredible nights at Sandy Beach Hotel & Resort on Snoopy Island, Fujairah.
From January to April, part of an island appears and THIS is where the "Space Odyssey" themed party happens. Parties like this don't happen very often in the UAE.
Music by Beirut Fantome De Nuit collective and Kater Blau's Chris Schwarzwälder and The Sorry Entertainer.
When? February 22 & 23
Info and ticks: here
4. AED5 drinks for ladies TONIGHT
Ladies come through, The House Party has an offer that means you're probably looking at a sore head in the morning... but so, so worth it.
Tonight, for one night only, all drinks between 6pm and 2am are just AED5! This bar is all about 90s love, so expect tunes from 90s boyband 5ive.
Ps come hungry: Ladies get 50% off food too
Where: The House Party Bar, Fairmont Hotel
When: Wednesday 20 February from 6pm
3. Head to Penthouse for a night of deep house
De La Swing is coming to town and promises an unforgettable night of deep house. Fresh from Amnesia Ibiza, this is will a nonstop party and won't end until the wee hours.
When? 21 February
Where? Penthouse, Five Palm Jumeirah
2. Head to Global Village for Kids Fest
Until February 23, Global Village has a jam-packed scheduled for kids with live entertainment, free face painting, life-size games and more all for the entry price of AED15.
Where? Global Village
1. Hop onboard the QE2 for a brand new Thursday evening brunch at cosy pub the Golden Lion
Grab your nearest and dearest for a night that promises music and laughs, hosted by local MC Stuee Kennedy in the Golden Lion, your quintessential British pub. Arrive early to nab the daily happy hour (two house drinks for the price of one) from 4pm – 8pm. The pub has a dartboard, five huge TV’s and nearby pool tables that'll keep you entertained well into the night.
The Queen’s Quiz takes place every Thursday from 8pm – 10pm.
Where? Queen Elizabeth 2