Joyyyyyy, the weekend kicks off in less than 24 hours and this list means you are fully prepped for the days ahead.
With one great big Saturday cruise, (scroll for Lovin Cruise deets) brunches, creative festivals, comedy events and moooorrreeee, there is something for everyone to sink their teeth into.
10. 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
9. Foodies! Get yourself to the pop-up Clubhouse at Mall of the Emirates
One of the most awaited (and important) festivals in Dubai, Dubai Food Festival is well underway, and if you’re wondering where to head this week, Mall of the Emirates is the place to be!
Kids head to the MOE Little Club House for a whole range of arts and crafts, computer games, a reading corner and make-believe market place, (receipt value totaling AED150 gains you entry) while in the MOE Clubhouse, find live music, foosball, mini-golf, 3D printed pancakes, coffee art and some amazing home-grown food stalls.
More info here
8. #WOWJBR has a jam-packed schedule of music and entertainment
Spend this weekend at JBR with the fam, friends or bae making the most of the entertainment, foodie stalls and super ‘grammable moments which are all in big supply down at JBR.
To celebrate International Women’s Day; this weekend includes a line-up of local female resident performers along with a hyped dance show, LED lantern puppets, mime artists, ballerina performances and tracks from by DJ Arlene Gomez.
7. Ladies: Pay just AED115 for brunch at McGettigan’s this Friday
This Friday, the world celebrates International Women’s Day and McGettigan’s have the ultimate treat for ladies.
The fairer sex have a serious bargain in store; pay just AED115 (McGettigan’s, JLT) and AED100 (McGettigan’s Abu Dhabi).
If you’ve yet to hit brunch at McGettigan’s, know this: the food is fantastic. A mix of the buffet (where you can fill up on a proper Sunday roast with all the trimmings, a serious salad and dessert selection and more) or go straight for the a la carte menu, which is basically the closest thing you’ll get to a good homemade dinner in Dubai.
To book, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
6. Laugh your socks off at the following events
Calling it: there are simply not enough comedy nights in the UAE… so, if you DO love to laugh, put these nights in your calendar immediately.
Fringe@Four is a series of events bringing the best of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival (the world’s largest arts festival) to the UAE, directly to Warehouse Four at Alserkal Avenue.
Here are the dates you need:
March 6 (tonight!) – In Loyal Company
April 2 & 3 – Angry Alan
5. Show us your #GUINNESSTACHE to WIN AED2,000 daily
The competition that’s everywhere right now; giving 17 winners AED2,000 between March 1 – 17.
Full competition info here.
Get sharing your #guinnesstache to get in the running to win AED2,000
4. Say ‘Oui’ to a brand new French-themed Thursday night-out
If a night in an elegant resto, with live French music and amazing traditional French food sounds dreamy read on; A night at BQ – French Kitchen & Bar at the luxurious Habtoor Palace is calling your name.
‘Paris, Paris!’ is a chic night-out at BQ – French Kitchen & Bar, with table service, amazing traditional French food and a lively atmosphere. AED225 inclusive of soft beverages and AED100 extra for unlimited house beverages, every Thursday, from 7PM to 11PM. Book this in!
3. 90 creative industry leaders will speak at Dubai Lynx
A two-day industry events kicks off in Dubai on March 10 ,and brings with it talent from all over the region. Ticket holders for Dubai Lynx can look forward to world-class speakers, (American comedian, television host and entrepreneur is on the books along with countless creative industry heads) networking opportunities, the highly-regarded awards show and more.
Tickets and more info here
2. An amazing open-air art festival is coming to Bluewaters
A new art festival is coming to Bluewaters, the island located next to JBR, and it’s jazzing up the winter season as we know it.
Continuing with the hugely successful open-mic sessions from the Street Festival, the Open Gallery brings a mixture of art activities; from creating unicorn dream catchers (how fun is that?!) and mother’s day canvases, to community art events and shell art fun.
There’ll also be improv nights, and live performances every Thursday, Friday and Saturday along with FIREWORKS (yup, love ’em) on Fridays and Saturdays between March 7 and March 30.
Bluewaters Open Gallery runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from March 7 – March 30
1. The one and only Jason Derulo is performing TWICE this weekend
Despite the fact he’s played in Dubai a number of times before, the level of excitement for a Jason Derulo performance never seems to fade.
He’s hitting Drai’s on Friday, March 8 (early bird tickets for ladies cost AED100 including one drink, gents pay AED300 with two drinks)
On Saturday, he’ll be at White Dubai, Meydan Racecourse. Doors 11pm – 4am. RUNNNNN