If you haven’t planned your weekend yet, worry not. Here’s a complete guide to everything you need to know about what’s happening in your city.
THURSDAY 18th May
The Laughter Factory with Dominic Holland, Kai Humphries, and Addy van der Borgh.
It’s the last one before summer, and you’ll get to see Kai Humphries, Addy van der Borgh and Spider-man’s dad Dominic Holland. He was on The Ticket earlier this week talking about his son, his gigs, and his new book. Watch the video here.
WHERE: Grand Millennium, Barsha Heights 9pm
COST: AED 140
Super sale across malls
A super sale is happening across the city’s malls and shops today, tomorrow and Saturday. You’ll find up to 90% off at many of the malls and stores across the emirate. Apparently it’s also going to be a yearly thing. A 3 day pre-summer sale in May.
WHERE: Across malls in Dubai
With only a week left, Dubai Opera are having a flash Sale for tickets for Mary Poppins until the 20th of May for those who have registered on their website.
WHERE: Dubai Opera 3pm & 7:45pm
COST: AED 300 onwards
Dubai Chamber Choir
If it’s choir music you fancy then catch the Dubai Chamber Choir conducted by Stuart Squire.
WHERE: Jebel Ali Christ Church
Dubai Tango Festival
If you fancy a bit of Tango music and dance then head to the Meydan Hotel this weekend for the Dubai Tango Festival from the 17th to 20th May.
WHERE: The Meydan, Dubai
COST: Starting from AED 150 for individual workshops
But if you’re looking to start your weekend early there’s a night brunch – Cirque De Cuisine at Atlantis that’s rolling Nobu, Ronda Locatelli, Bread Street Kitchen, Seafire Steakhouse & Bar, Ossiano, The Burger Joint, Shawafel and Asia Republic complete with street performers, jugglers, acrobats and entertainers.
WHERE: The Atlantis
COST: AED 595
FRIDAY 19th May
Walk For Wellness
Dubai’s first Mental Health Mates walk will provide a non-judgmental environment and a bit of exercise for anyone who would like to meet like-minded people with experience of mental health issues. There’s no need to register – simply look for the balloons.
WHERE: Start outside Surf Cafe Dubai, Jumeirah Beach Road, Umm Suqeim 2, 8am.
Daler Mehndi & Mika Singh
Two musical legends – Daler Mehndi and Mika Singh are in Dubai. Singh has more than 35 hits under his belt, while Mehndi is effectively the reason that Bhangra is so popular around the world today.
WHERE: World Trade Centre, Zabeel Hall 6, 7.30pm to midnight
COST: AED 125
The Heff Party
You can wear what you’re going to wear to bed, for an actual night out. It’s to celebrate the birthday of Societe’s founder Gary Holliday. So don your best bedwear for The Heff Party and get free drinks from 10pm to midnight.
WHERE: Societe, Marina Byblos Hotel, Dubai Marina
COST: Free entry
SATURDAY 20th May
Ripe Summer Market Indoors
The popular organic and craft market is now inside throughout the summer.
WHERE: Times Square Centre, every Saturday from 9am to 3pm.
COST: Free entry
Afikra – All About Arab Culture
It is a monthly salon-style evening where two members of the community present about cultural and historical topics they are curious about. While the topic is a secret until the event itself – this time the speakers are Yasmine Saab and Tarik Chelali. The purpose of each evening is to bring together a community of like-minded individuals and have fruitful conversations about things we don’t know much about.
WHERE: Blue Cave, 701 Prime Tower Business Bay, 6pm.
Robbie’s Supersonic Rocket
It’s a children’s book turned into a musical stage play here in Dubai. Suitable for children aged 3 to 11 years.
WHERE: Hartland Theatre, Dubai
COST: AED 90
Freshly Ground Sounds
It’s the last one before they come back next season with some changes. You can hear music from the likes of Abbo, Physical Graffiti, Part-time Sinners, Pimms Brooke, and Esther Eden.
WHERE: Al Serkal Avenue from 4-7pm.
Lucas Leao Album Launch
UAE musician Lucas Leao launches his new album Nos and he gave us a little sneak peek into his new album.
WHERE: Stereo Arcade, JBR, 9pm
COST: Free entry
Mix Tape Comedy
And finally some comedy to end the weekend. Dubomedy Arts School’s students are all taking to the stage for a Comedy Mix Tape, which means a combo of stand up and improv and audience participation.
WHERE: Centre for Musical Arts, Gold and Diamond Park, from 7pm.