Brunches are undoubtedly a lifestyle in Dubai.
While everyone loves indulging in those weekend brunches, there’s no harm in mixing it up occasionally.
Here’s a roundup of awesome activities happening in Dubai this weekend that won’t just take you back to the brunch tables.
8) Catch Shadowland at Dubai World Trade Centre
This theatre show is unlike any you’ve ever seen before! Mixing dance and shadow acts and even comedy, Shadowland is perfect for both kids and adults. It’s performed by the legendary Pilobolus dance school and makes for the ultimate weekend experience.
When: Thursday, September 13 to Saturday, September 15
Where: Dubai World Trade Centre
How much: AED230 onwards per person
Bookings: Visit Shadowland website
7) Adopt a kitty this weekend
Take home a furry friend this weekend from the Kittysnip Adoption Day. A registered charity, Kittysnip’s mission is to find loving homes for neglected and abandoned cats in Dubai. Support their mission by adopting a cat or kitten and giving them a forever home. It’s the purr-fect weekend activity!
When: 10.30am – 4.30pm; Saturday, September 15
Where: The Courtyard Building, Al Quoz 1, Dubai
6) AED99 for ladies’ night at Ba
Grab your girlfriends and head to Ba for a night on the town! This new modern-Asian hotspot is offering the ultimate girls’ night out at their swanky bar. Enjoy an unlimited drinks package for only AED99 each with unparalleled views of the Dubai Marina skyline. Oh, and try their amazing selection of Korean, Japanese, Chinese and Taiwanese dishes available in sharing plates.
When: 6pm – 9pm; Thursday, September 13
Where: Ba, Fairmont The Palm
How much: AED99 per person
Bookings: Not required; for more information, call 04 457 3457 or visit Fairmont The Palm
5) Get quizzical at McGettigan’s JBR
Form a team with your mates and put your knowledge to the test at McGettigan’s weekly quiz night. There are prizes up for grabs – it gets competitive! But it gets better this season – your team can join and compete in the quiz league with weekly prizes AND the team with the highest points accumulated at the end of three months will win a night’s stay at Hilton Dubai Jumeirah!
When: 8pm – 10pm; every Wednesday
Where: McGettigan’s JBR, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah
Info: Call 04 318 2580 or email McGettigans.JBR@hilton.com
4) Celebrate Chilean National Day at Trader Vic’s JBR
Bring your dancing shoes for a great night out as you celebrate the National Day of Chile in style! Indulge in traditional delicacies prepared by the Chilean head chef, Esteban including the famous empanadas, succulent churrasco in a soft bun, and the classic sopaipilla. The showstopping Chilean singer, Sergio Catalan, will set the vibrant mood on Tuesday, September 18, as will the gorgeous views of Arabian Gulf.
When: 6.30pm – 11.30pm; Sunday, September 16 to Tuesday, September 18
Where: Trader Vic’s JBR, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah
How much: AED55 onwards
Bookings: Call 04 318 2530
3) AED250 for a new brunch at Crab Market
Ok, so we HAD to sneak a brunch onto the list. But Crab Market is finally launching brunch and with a live band and signature dishes from their menu, this exquisite brunch sounds like a must try. It starts with selection of fresh tartare, then an extensive crab platter, favourite dishes from the menu and finishes with a classic dessert trolley. Yup, we’re drooling already.
When: 12.30pm – 4pm; Every Friday
Where: Crab Market Dubai, 15th Floor Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC
How much: AED250 onwards per person
Bookings: Call 04 564 5525
2) Catch The Magic Flute at the Dubai Opera
This world-renowned opera, composed by Mozart, is one you absolutely can’t miss. There’s drama and passion, not to mention spectacular set designs and brilliant costumes. The Magic Flute tells the story of the Queen of the Night, whose persuades Prince Tamino to rescue her daughter, Pamina from Sarastro, only the prince ends up joining Sarastro instead. See what we mean by the drama?
When: 8pm; Thursday, September 13 and Friday, September 14. 4pm; Saturday, September 15
Where: Dubai Opera
How much: AED350 onwards per person
Bookings: Call 04 440 8888 or visit Dubai Opera
1) Go treasure hunting at Sheraton Mall of the Emirates
Get into detective mode because Sheraton Hotel is hosting a massive social media treasure hunt for a good cause! You’ll have to solve a list of cryptic clues left throughout the hotel to find different objects and locations and post the answers on Instagram. Whoever solves the clues the fastest will win a five-night stay in Scotland. Best part? All funds will go to Al Jalila Foundation.
When: 10.30am to 1pm; Friday, September 14
Where: Sheraton Mall of the Emirates Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road
How much: AED75 per person
Bookings: Call 04 409 9000