The weekend forecast is here, and it’s predicted fun and excitement for all of you!
From desserts, brunches and back to school deals, to concerts and open mic nights, there’s something for everyone, including your pets!
Before diving right back in to school, kids and parents can enjoy the back to school promo and activities at The Dubai Mall. The Star Atrium on the ground floor is hosting a variety of brands so mums and dads can shop for school essentials all in one area. Likewise, store outlets, including Lego, have prepared something for little ones, and many eateries have kids-eat-for-free deals. Raffle prizes are also up for grabs.
Until 26th August. Daily 10am-12am. Star Atrium, The Dubai Mall. thedubaimall.com
Indulge in dessert-love
Got movie plans this weekend? Experience a whole new level of cinematic sweetness at VOX Mall of the Emirates, where you can try homemade SugarMoo desserts. Choose from a variety of signature dishes including Jar-a-licious, Nutella Brownies, Lotuslicious Truffles, and Cake-Pops. This is definitely the cherry on top of the cake for our movie-going experience!
From AED15. Open daily. VOX Cinemas, Mall of the Emirates. 800 SUGAR or sugarmoo.com
Good news for fans of The Coffee Club! The restaurant and coffee shop has now opened a new outlet in the JLT neighborhood, where you can now enjoy more of their all-day dining menu, brunches and, of course, coffee. Can’t decide what to eat? Check out our review of the restaurant here.
Approx. AED 140 for two people. 8am-11pm daily. Liwa Oaks Tower, Cluster W, Jumierah Lake Towers. 04 3994609
Friday, 25th August
Iconic Indian bamboo flutist Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia performs in Dubai for the second time, this time accompanied by master percussionists Satyajit Talwalkar and Giridhar Udupa. Chaurasia’s impressive resume includes collaborations with John McLaughlin and George Harrison, and his enchanting performance promises to deliver an evening of music from the north and south of India.
From AED 75. 7.30pm-onwards. Centrepoint Theatre, DUCTAC, Mall of the Emirates. 04 341 4777, platinumlist.net
Truckers DXB brings you yet another rad weekend promising entertainment, music, and lots of delicious food from homegrown retailers. Truckers Summer Warehouse is an indoor food truck festival, and it’s hosting an open mic night for music lovers. Anghami, a leading music entertainment platform in the Middle East, is behind this night so unleash your inner artist this weekend and show off your talent to the world.
AED 10 per person. 7pm-9pm on 25th August and 1st September. Hall no. 8, Dubai World Trade Centre.
Not like we ever need a reason to brunch, but BiCE is giving food lovers 250 reasons. Spend AED 500 and get a cash back voucher worth AED 250! Better yet, the vouchers can be redeemed any time between 25th August to 20th September, on any a la carte dinner menu items. So assemble your squad and start earning while you’re stuffing your bellies!
Approx. AED 400 for two people. Fridays, 2.30pm-3.30pm & 7pm to 11.30pm. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, JBR. 04 318 252
Saturday, 26th August
End your weekend with a lazy Saturday afternoon brunch, and come on down to the brand new London Pride Brunch at The Red Lion. Make sure to come hungry, as you’ll be overwhelmed with all the food choices available. Radio presenter Maz Hakim will also be there to entertain guests.
AED 159. 12.30pm-3.30pm. Metropolitan Hotel Dubai, Exit 41, Al Thanya Street. 04 523 8824, metropolitanhoteldubai.com
Get your wellness plans on the right path with What the Health Is Going On? – a workshop that aims to impart knowledge and debunk myths about food, healthy eating, nutrition and even food conspiracies. Participants will also know what to look for on food labels. Have any health-related questions? Feel free to ask guest speaker Matt MacDonald during the discussions.
AED 40 inclusive of refreshments. 4pm-7pm. Life ‘n One Café, Jumeirah 1. RSVP here
A group of Australian and Indonesian surfers, riders, bike builders, filmmakers and photographers embarked on a two-year journey across Indonesia searching for the best waves and places to ride and drive. How did they fare? Find out in this self-made documentary titled The South to Sian Journals, which is making its Middle East premiere courtesy of Deus Ex Machina Arabia.
Free. 7pm-10pm. Joe & Sons, Warehouse 9 and 10, 6B, Al Quoz 3. 04 341 5339, facebook.com/joeandsonsdxb
Head back to Truckers on Saturday to watch new and experienced comedians blurt out their witty jokes for an evening of fun entertainment. Round three of Comedians at Work will see definitely leave you in fits of laughter. While there, check out the food trucks and sample the variety of great-tasting and funky food options.
AED 10. 13 years old and above. 7pm-9.30pm. Hall 8, Dubai World Trade Centre. For reservation, email email@example.com
Got a passion for dance? Well, then don’t let it burn out with the heat! Shake it up with a Dance Bootcamp hosted by Crystal Dance Center. Whether you’re a great dancer, or you’ve got two left feet, grab your best friend, your partner or even your mum and sign up now to learn some cool new dance moves.
1pm-4.45pm. Crystal Dance Centre, JLT cluster N, 15th floor, Dome Tower. Guavapass members book through the app and non-Guavapass members email firstname.lastname@example.org
Bring in your gal pals and learn to braid as a 13-year-old Dubai resident and self-taught braider, Charlotte, is hosting a complimentary event at City Walk. She’s quite an Instagram-famous celebrity with more than 1k followers.
Free. 4pm-6pm. Level Kids, Second floor, City Walk. RSVP at email@example.com, @Pretty Plaits
If you own a pet then you know the gnawing feeling of being at work and constantly worrying about how they’re doing and if they have enough food. But worry no more because this workshop could be the solution to all your concerns. Using the power of technology, you can monitor the food bowl, and even refill it! Just bring your laptop to the workshop, and you’re all set!
Free. 11am-3pm. The Assembly, Boutique Villa 7, Dubai Knowledge Village. Request an invitation by signing up at members.theassembly.ae