8 Really Fun Events Happening In UAE This Weekend


Another weekend in Dubai, which means more limitless opportunities to get out and explore this amazing city.

Although brace yourself for some rain. Authorities have reported that four days of cloud and rain lay ahead, so if you’ve got an outdoor plan, pack a brolly!

Also: Due to the unstable weather, the Lovin Dubai cruise has been cancelled for this Saturday but it will be back up and running on Saturday 11.


8. Be mesmerised by the vocals of Eida Al Menhali at a live concert

Swoon to the incredible vocals of Emirati singer, composer and poet, Eida Al Menhalu, who will perform at the Cultural Foundation Theatre stage. An orchestra led by Ahmad Taha will also accompany the artist, as he performs his poetry with a musical instrument.

Get a feel of true Emirati culture and catch Eida (who now has six successful albums) live at the Cultural Foundation, Abu Dhabi.

When? January 10, 2020, Friday from 8-10pm.

More info here.


7. Run for a worthy cause at Zayed Sports City

Running’s great, it gets your heart rate up and re-energizes you like never before. ADCB’s annual run is back for its 10th year now, and taking part in this means all proceeds will be donated to the Make-A-Wish UAE Foundation.

Make a difference right at the start of the year, everyone’s welcome to join.

There will be a 1 mile run (for families and the kiddos), a 5km and a 10-km run.

When? January 10, 2020, Friday.

More info here.

6. An entire festival devoted to the legacy of Sheikh Zayed

Brace yourselves for something special; this event is perfect for families, featuring activities, workshops, shows, exhibitions, live displays highlighting Emirati traditions, historical and internationally themed tours, folklore performances, local and artisanal cuisine and food trucks, and of course fireworks and LOTS of activities for kids. Phew!

Where? Sheikh Zayed Heritage Festival, Abu Dhabi

When? Until Saturday, February 1 at 10pm

Sheikh Zayed Festival info here


5. Try a new class for free at the opening of Studio Republik

Jump headfirst into a healthy endorphin-filled weekend with a class at Studio Republik

A sister venue to Sports City’s mammoth sporting facility, Fit Republik and for this weekend only everyone’s invited to discover the brand new facility… for free!

Discover everything from the stage to fitness classes and the Lab – Studio Republik info here

When? January 10 and 11


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4. Catch The Voice Live on stage At City Walk

MBC’s The Voice is coming live to City Walk!

Featuring eight talented finalists and four renowned judges from the popular Arabic talent show, there will be shows daily from January8 to 11 , at 8 pm.

Get ready for performances by Mehdi Ayyashi, Redwan El Asmar, Eman Abdelghani, Fahd Moftakher, Michel Chalhoub, Yamane El Hage, Cindy Latti and Ibrahim Asisri, alongside the show’s judges Mohamed Hamaki, Ragheb Alama, Ahlam and Samira Saeed over four days.

Who and when? Hamaki is confirmed for 8 January, Ragheb Alama on 9 January, Ahlam on 10 January and Samira Saeed on 11 January.


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3. Dubai Kitesurf Competition on Nessnass Beach

Let’s hope the weather doesn’t impact this comp! This weekend, competitive kitesurfers will take part in the Kitesurf Competition is part of Dubai International Marine Club (DIMC)

Not taking part? This will be a fun one for spectators too!

When? January 10 and 11

More info here


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2.  Carnival in a box – Box park

Come one come all for a fun-filled carnival at Box Park. Expect lots of family entertainment including mosaic frame making, mask painting, jar-making and more!

There are also big prizes to be won, just spend AED1,000 at any retail, dining or entertainment outlet at Boxpark and other Meraas destinations to enter a raffle draw for one of the twenty-five Meraas Gift Cards worth AED1,000. Wooh!

When? Every weekend from January 2 until February 1 from 5pm to 10pm

…Jumping towards the weekend like


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1. Treat yo’self! Try ‘The Slimming Experience by Carole’

It’s got a name that begs questions,  The Slimming Experience by Carole’ is the only clinic in Dubai that specialises in Activéa and it boasts advanced slimming tech.

This is a boutique clinic, complete with dietary consultations, drainage massages and the best-in-class slimming treatments to help clients reach their goal silhouettes. Headed up by Carole who has three decades of experience in body shaping and dietary consultation, she provides a fab and uniquely personal experience.

Massages, body scrubs, facials, LOTS of tempting revival options right here.

More information about The Experience here.


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