16 Things To Do In Dubai This Weekend #TheTicket


Aida at Dubai Opera

It is performed by the Polish National Opera, this is a tragic tale of forbidden love. There’s a princess, Aida, and a young Egyptian warrior, Radamès. Will love win over their loyalty to their countries? Oh, and there are subtitles.


WHERE: Dubai Opera

WHEN: 14-17 February, 8pm

COST: AED 350+


Watch Abri & The Funk Radius

These local superstars are performing at The Clavichord in Barsha Heights from10 pm. This is the kind of thing to expect from them.

A Valentines special Improv Show

Special Improv show at Rove Hotel at the Trade Centre. We love this because it’s absolutely FREE and it has the actors of The Courtyard Playhouse.


WHERE: Rove, Trade Centre

WHEN: 8pm

COST: Free but register on Rove’s website.



Swing Dancing at Jazz Pizza Express

Jazz Pizza Express popped up in Food News earlier in the week because they’ve had a refurb and moved the stage so that more tables can see the live music. Tonight, there’s something a bit different going on. The folks from Lindy-hop Dubai have planned some Swing Dancing with live music from The Swing Revue.


WHERE: Jazz Pizza Express, JLT

WHEN: 8.30 pm

COST: Free 



Ballet under the stars

Head to the Desert Palm Hotel where you can see 12 world class performances by some of the world’s greatest ballet dancers! All this while you’re tucking into a fabulous 3 course dinner.

Tickets starts AED 750 and it gets underway at 7pm.


Beach Bootcamp

If you are looking for inspiration to get back into exercise, Fitness In DXB, who are the region’s first community fitness group, are putting on a free Beach Bootcamp for us all.



WHERE: Dubai’s City Beach

WHEN: 8.30 am

COST: Free 



Do the Signature Stair Climb 

Gulf for Good are taking on the 67 floors of Almas Tower in JLT!

Ever done a stair climb? Adrian Hayes, friend of the show, Everest climber and World Record holder, describes this as “the best mountain training available when you can’t get to the mountains!”,

You gotta be over 16 and register with the Gulf for Good.


WHERE: Almas Towers, JLT

WHEN: 7.45 am

COST: Free 


Car boot sale 

Head off to bag a bargain at the car boot sale at Global Village. It happens every Friday in car park A from 1pm to 5pm. Sellers can get a pitch for Dhs150 and you can go and peruse for free.


WHERE: Parking A, Global Village

WHEN: 1pm

COST: Free 


See Nancy Ajram

Then later that night at Global Village Lebanese singer Nancy Ajram will be on stage. She has sold over 2 million albums worldwide and is ranked among the top three best-selling Arab female artists in history.


WHERE: Global Village

WHEN: 9 pm






See Emeli Sande

4-time Brit Award winning artist Emeli Sandé is also in the UAE this weekend!


WHERE: Al Majaz Amphitheater, Sharjah

WHEN: 9 pm

COST: AED 74 onwards 




Live Comedy with the Laughter Factory

If you are in need of a laugh this weekend, the Laughter Factory have flown in Canada’s most wanted female stand up Allyson June Smyth, Ian Coppinger – one of Irelands most respected comics and British comedian Prince Abdi.


WHERE: Jumeirah Creek Hotel

WHEN: 9 pm





Sinulog Festival

It is a big one this weekend for the Filipino friends of the show, the “Mother of all festivals” Sinulog happens in Dubai this weekend.


WHERE: Adaaf Sports Club, Al Quoz

WHEN: 10 am onwards



Chinese New Year 

The Year of the Dog begins on Friday and to celebrate, there’s plenty of entertainment across the city with contortionist dancers, acrobat wheel plus shopping promotions in major outlets.



WHERE: Across the city

WHEN: 15-24 Feb



Walk for a good cause

In celebration of “Year Zayed”, Dubai Cares has organised its annual Walk for Education 2018.



WHERE: Dubai Creek Park

WHEN: 8 am onwards




The Farmers Market on the Terrace

A great way to start the day. Pick up local organic veggies from farmers who really care about what they are doing. There’s karak chai, great coffee, local goats cheese and plenty of places to sit and eat a halloumi and chilli breakfast wrap.


WHERE: Bay Avenue

WHEN: 8 am onwards

COST: Free



Yoga and Meditation class

The Green Planet, which is a tropical Rainforest in a Biodome in City Walk will have yoga classes run by 136.1 Yoga Studio from Dubai Marina. Oh, and you will need to take your own mat!

WHERE: The Green Planet, City Walk

WHEN: 8 am onwards




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