21 Things You Can Do This National Day Long Weekend #TheTicket
THURSDAY 30 NOV
WATCH AMAZING DUBAI
Yesterday Dubai Opera were selling 46 tickets for AED 46 to give back to the community on what is the 46th National Day weekend. They ran out pretty quickly. However, there are still some tickets available for Amazing Dubai. This is Dubai’s first musical telling the story of how the Dubai we all live in now was created. It has its home at Madinat Theatre.
WHERE: Madinat Theatre
WHEN: 7.30 pm
COST: AED 46 (limited time)
NATIONAL THEATRE LIVE
The Courtyard Playhouse have a National Theatre live show screening tonight of Hedda Garbler. Tony Award-winning director Ivo van Hove returns to National Theatre Live screens with a modern production of Ibsen’s masterpiece. Ruth Wilson from Luther, The Affair and Jane Eyre plays the title role in the new version.
WHERE: The Courtyard Playhouse
WHEN: 30 Nov, 1 Dec 8 pm
COST: Free but donations encouraged
TOY STORY SCREENING
There is a kids movie night in the Green Community by Courtyard Marriott.
WHERE: The Courtyard Marriott, Green Community
WHEN: 6.30 pm
FOLLOW ME AT DIFF 365
Head to Vox MOE from tonight to see Follow Me – a film about social media and whether it is easy to monetize your instagram account.
WHERE: Vox Cinema, Cinema 9, Mall of the Emirates
WHEN: 30 Nov – 6 Dec
COST: AED 45
FRIDAY 1 DEC
FARMERS MARKET ON THE TERRACE
Head to the Farmers Market On The Terrace, Business Bay just behind the Taj hotel for produce straight from the farmers. Starts early. Wraps up around 1pm.
WHERE: Bay Avenue Park
WHEN: Every Friday
COST: Free entry
It’s bigger than the farmers market with food trucks, loads of vendors, yoga, and lots of people usually.
WHERE: Zabeel Park
WHEN: Every Friday
COST: Free entry
FLIP OUT DUBAI
Flip Out are offering a buy-one-get-one-free over the long weekend for both children and adults. When you buy an hour at the indoor trampoline park, you’ll get a second hour for free, making it Dhs80 for two hours.
WHERE: Flip Out, Al Quoz
WHEN: 10 am – 10 pm
COST: AED 80
OMAN CHIPS TOASTIE AT BOSTON LANE
No better way to celebrate the UAE’s National Day than with an Oman Chips toastie.
WHERE: Boston Lane Cafe, The Collective
WHEN: 8 am – 6 pm
COST: AED 30 for the toastie
Ajman is celebrating National Day with activities at the Heritage Village at Marsa Ajman including a kids play area and a bazaar with 20 different shops that has handicrafts, traditional fashion, food from families & restaurants, etc.
WHERE: Heritage Village at Marsa Ajman
WHEN: Until Monday 10 am onwards
BURJ KHALIFA POOL PARTY
For 150 dhs you can get into the Burj Club’s Rooftop Soiree – which takes place every Wednesday to Friday. You get 100 dhs food and drink voucher while you lounge in the temperature controlled pool.
WHERE: The Burj Club
WHEN: Wednesday to Friday
COST: AED 150
SATURDAY 2 DEC
UAE NATIONAL DAY POLO CUP
Head to the Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club for this year’s annual UAE National Day Polo Cup. Along with an impressive line-up of international polo players, shows and traditional equestrian activities there will be pony rides, bouncy castle, craft table, popcorn and candy floss and live music.
WHERE: Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club
COST: AED 550
ST.REGIS NATIONAL DAY MARKET
St. Regis Dubai is celebrating UAE National Day with a themed market. As well as kitting out the venue with National Day themed decor, there will be a number of activities including pop-up stalls, live entertainment, an assortment of national delicacies and a children’s play area.
WHERE: Al Habtoor City
WHEN: Until Saturday
AL JAHILI FORT AL AIN
The central courtyard of Al Jahili Fort, will have a heritage studio to explain the foundation of the UAE and its history.
WHERE: Al Jahili Fort
WHEN: 4.30 pm – 10 pm
AL AIN OASIS
Plenty of arts and crafts, traditional cooking demonstrations and hand-made and modern Emirati products.
WHERE: Western Plaza, Al Ain Oasis, Al Ain
WHEN: 2pm – midnight
This year, on the occasion of the 46th UAE National Day, Wafi will showcase a brand new light and sound attraction that will be projected across the Pyramids building in the Central Courtyard at Wafi Mall.
WHERE: Central Courtyard, Wafi Mall
WHEN: 8pm & 9.30pm
LIWA – you know where Star Wars was filmed? What better way to wait for the new movie than visiting the location of the last one?
FOSSIL ROCK – Sharjah – you’ll see plenty of dune bashers and dune buggy riders to trail runners. The Camel Rock nearby is also worth a visit, as is Big Red, a huge red dune that’s popular with dune buggying daredevils.
City Walk is fast becoming one of our favourite places to head to on a weekend – across the entire long weekend there’s a festival happening with heaps of things to keep all of the family busy.
How do we feel about fireworks?
Helen from The Mothership – a great and very frank parenting blog was on the show this week and told us where we can catch all of the fireworks happening starting from 9pm tomorrow night.
CAMEL MARATHON – SUNDAY
We have found a very good reason for an early alarm call on a day off work I think.
You’ll need to tell Google Maps that you’re going to Dubai International Endurance City. This is a one off experience. The kind you will probably only ever have here. If you’ve got kids this will be a real memory for them when they were growing up in the dessert.
WHERE: Dubai International Endurance City