There may not have been a public holiday this week, but that doesn’t mean you’ve got nothing to celebrate.
48 beautiful hours stretch before you, the weather is still manageable (expect these gloomy skies to last until Friday) and this weekend there’s a whole mix of fun stuff going on.
Whether you want to party on a boat, shop till you drop, celebrate alternative Arabic music culture, hit the world’s FIRST World Rallycross and more, this list has got chooooooo.
Beyonce level buzzing for this weekend
10. Samantha Mumba and Alesha Dixon are headlining Remix 92 at The Greens
NOT a drill! The heroes of the 90s music scene are coming to play Remix 92 at Zabeel House, The Greens THIS Friday.
The pair will be joined by Booty Luv and former All Saints star Mel Blatt for one major dance pop event.
When? Zabeel House at The Greens, Friday from 1pm
Get more information and your tickets (from AED95) here
9. Check out a powerful art exhibition highlighting gender pay parity
We’ll get to all the reasons you need to visit World Art Dubai further down in this list, but if you are hitting the mammoth art fair at DWTC, this is one exhibition that’s worthy of special attention.
Created by UAE-based female artists collectively known as ‘Art Gap’ and presented by Standard Chartered, this show will take centre stage. Highlighting recent research by Oxford Business School that proves works by female artists sell at auction for 47.6% less than works by their male counterparts, the female artists in this exhibition will leave 47.6% of their work unfinished, and will ‘make a powerful statement on the inequality of gender pay in the art world”, according to Batool Jafri, Curator of Art Gap and World Art Dubai
More info here
8. Hop onboard the Lovin Dubai Cruise
There is simply no better way to spend your Saturday, before it gets TOO hot.
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. Get free entry to Dubai’s new Holy Quran Park
One of Dubai Municipality’s most ambitious projects that celebrates the teachings of Quran, ‘Al Quran Park’ has opened its doors.
This brand new attraction is based in Al Khawaneej and it aims to showcase the teachings of Islam to people of all backgrounds, the Quranic park also educates visitors in the miracles of the Holy Quran.
At 64-hectares, it’s an impressive structure, with numerous different spaces including an Islamic garden, two children’s play areas, an outdoor theatre, and a cave of miracles.
Apart from that, it also features fountains, a desert garden, a palm oasis, a lake, a running track, a cycling track and a sandy walking track.
The park also consists of 12 gardens containing the plants mentioned in the Quran, as well as hi-tech trees containing solar panels, outlets for charging mobile phones and Wi-Fi systems.
Dubai Municipality inaugurates Quranic Park on Friday, 29 March 2019, at 3 pm.
Enjoy many of the park facilities mentioned in the holy Quran and Sunnah. pic.twitter.com/3OgSZtOdns
— بلدية دبي (@DMunicipality) March 28, 2019
6. Shop till you drop at one huge sale
Get up to 80% discounts at the Big Clearance Sale running until April 6, 10am-10pm at Sheikh Maktoum Hall, Dubai World Trade Centre.
Deals start from just AED10 and you can even bag quality brands including Crocs, Charles & keith, Aldo and more from AED79. RUN! The good stuff won’t last.
5. Wiz Khalifa is coming to Drai’s AND White this weekend
YAASSSSS. Wiz Khalifa is making a return to the UAE and people are buzzing. The rapper will be at White this Thursday, followed by Drai’s on Friday night.
White, Thursday, April 4 from 11pm – 4am (note: this is not a ladies night and you can get tickets on the door)
Drai’s, Friday, April 5 from 11pm – 4am (tickets on the door or via Virgin)
AED100 for ladies with one drink, AED300 for guys with two drinks
This will increase to: AED200 for ladies with two drinks, AED400 for guys with three drinks
4. Check out the very cool WAFI Science Factory
Making a visit to the mall is so much more fun when you’ve got this to look forward to. WAFI has set-up 40 fun and interactive features throughout the mall, where you can experience everything from an actual earthquake, to learning about animation and the human body.
The WAFI Science Factory is running from 26 February till April 13 and the best part? Entry is FREEEEE
3. Party at Wasla- the alternative Arabic music festival
If you’re into Arab culture, music and art, Wasla at Burj Park Downtown this Friday should be on your hit list.
Head down to support local and regional talent in one of the region’s biggest festivals celebrating alternative Arabic music.
Expect great food, music, art, workshops and more.
More info here
2. Epic! Migos will be at Abu Dhabi’s World Rallycross Weekend
Make your wat to the capital this weekend to celebrate the inaugural World Rallycross.
Similar to F1 after-race concert style, US rap trio Migos will headline the Friday night after-race concert presented by duLive! on April 5 at du Arean.
Purchase an Abu DhabiRX ticket to get access to the Friday night concert, plus three days at the races.
There’ll be an adrenaline zone, a mini-food fest a KartZone and driver meet and greets. PLUS, kids up to 12 go free. You can get free entry for up to four childre with every adult ticket purchased. Ideal!
More info here
1. Art lovers – seek out contemporary and affordable art at World Art Dubai
Art season continues this weekend in Dubai with the region’s largest affordable retail art fair that brings together contemporary art from al lover the world.
With more than 3,000 artworks from renowned galleries and solo artists from over 30 Countries starting from just $100, first time buyers and connoisseurs alike will have access to a mix of affordable and collectable art.
Where? Downtown World Trade Centre
From: April 3 – 6
More info here