WEEKEND HOTLIST: 10 Ways To Embrace The Fun

Anika Eliz Baby

Your pass to excitement, adventure, and relaxation awaits. Uncover the latest events, explore the hottest spots, and indulge in the trendiest activities for an unforgettable weekend experience.

Here are a bunch of fun things to check out so you can start the fun this weekend

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10. Em Sherif Café: A Taste of Lebanese Luxury in the UAE

A multi-award-winning, “World’s 50 Best Restaurant,” Em Sherif Café is the brainchild of the super-talented Chef Mireille Hayek, whose culinary prowess and dedication to Lebanon’s
rich gastronomic heritage shines through with every bite.

Where? The Heritage Hotel, Autograph Collection, Dubai

Time? Daily | 10 am to 2 am

Reservations? +971 4 330 4444 | +971 56 577 7900

9. Calling All Grown-Ups Who Miss Being Kids: GUGU Gala is Set to Take Dubai Back to the Good Old Days!

Remember water balloon fights under the summer sun, epic games of tag, and Atari classics that kept you glued to the screen for hours? GUGU is bringing to you a lifeline back to those carefree days with the GUGU Gala, a nostalgic escape to the golden age of childhood! Prepare for a day packed with pure nostalgia:

• Relive the thrill of tag, water balloon battles, twister, and other crazy games.
• Dust off your gaming memories with classic Atari consoles and other throwback video games.
• Curl up under the stars and revisit your favourite childhood movies.
• Indulge in nostalgic snacks like Hobby, Milk Chew, Safari chocolates, etc. and reminisce about childhood sugar rushes.
• Take home a piece of the past with exclusive GUGU merchandise.
• Groove to your favourite childhood tunes that transport you back in time.

But remember, this is NOT for kids! While kids steal the spotlight, the GUGU Gala is your chance to escape, play, let loose, stay away from conformities, unleash your inner child, and create unforgettable memories with fellow grown-ups who share your love for all things nostalgic.

Where? Farm House, Al Dhaid, Sharjah

When? Saturday, February 24

Time? 2 pm to 12 am

Dress code? Extra casual (think comfy and carefree) and don’t forget your swimsuit!

Tickets are limited, so grab yours now at www.getgugu.com! Don’t miss your chance to escape the every day and experience the magic of the GUGU Gala!

8. Arte Museum Dubai has just opened in Dubai Mall with the best immersive art

If you need a gram-worthy break from shopping, on the scout for a new experience or just an art lover…ARTE MUSEUM DUBAI is for you!

Each of their 14 zones promises to stun in its own unique way and the experience is definitely one to add to your Dubai bucket list!

As you make your journey through their galleries, at one moment you find yourself in front of a giant splashing tide, the next you are in a beautiful field filled with blooming camellia flowers, and then you are experiencing the intense power of an infinite waterfall. Each zone has its own theme, design, sensation, and most fascinatingly… smell!

Where? The Dubai Mall, 2nd Floor, opposite Galeries Lafayette

Price? starts at 109 AED for Early Bird and Twilight time slots (10 -11:30 am, 09:30 pm Last Admission)

Time? Open daily, 10 am – 11 pm (Mon-Thu), 10 am-12 am (Fri-Sun including holidays), open every day

Get your tickets here!

7. A full moon yoga session at Jumeirah Golf Estates

Relax under the stars at Jumeirah Golf Estates as you enjoy a full moon gentle Asana flow followed by gong meditation on the lawns. Refresh, rejuvenate and align your energy whilst calming the mind for inner peace and connection.
When? Saturday, Feb 24
Time? 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Price? Member AED 100 | Guest AED 125
*Request for participants to arrive 15 minutes before the session for shuttle service to venue. Register here

6. Catch Malayali singer Shaan Rahman live in concert

Meaning ‘Life’ in Malayalam, Uyire is an initiative by Eternal Ray Productions which aims to bring together talented artists from across the industry to deliver a musical experience to audiences living across regions.
Shaan Rahman is a pan-Indian music composer whose charming melodies constantly touch souls. Shaan Rahman’s compositions set records in the Malayalam film industry as well as the Indian industry, such as ‘Jimikki Kammal (the first Malayalam song to reach 100 million views on YouTube, which was even discussed by American talk show host Jimmy Kimmel, who shared his tweet on this song) and ‘Maanikya Malar… (the South Indian video to reach 50 million views on YouTube in the shortest amount of time).
Where? Zabeel Park Amphitheatre
When? Saturday, Feb 24
Time? 5 pm onwards

5. Emirates Bio Farm is the place you need to be for an unforgettable family fun day with unique farm experiences

Just a breezy 45-minute drive from Dubai, Emirates Bio Farm in Al Ain sprawls over a whopping 250,000 square meters. It’s like the Disneyland of organic adventures! With a farm shop, play areas, animal cuddles, and a farm-to-table restaurant by Chef Tarek Monther, this place is practically a green paradise. A brunch in style is ready for you, where veggies steal the show, and you might catch a carrot doing a little salsa.

Speaking of green… Check out their Green Brunch every Sunday from 9 AM to 5 PM and feast on sustainable goodness for 80 AED (adults) and 50 AED (kids). Can’t get any better than that!

Where? Emirates Bio Farm in Al Ain

4. Sips Barcelona is the World’s Best Bar 2023 and you can enjoy them for ONE DAY ONLY

Get ready for an experience you’ll never forget at Sips Barcelona’s takeover in Abu Dhabi!

The intimate and sophisticated ambience of Library Bar will set the stage for this one-of-a-kind collaboration. Expect a selection of signature cocktails, personally created by none other than Simone Caporale, co-founder of Sips and an expert in the world of mixology. Caporale is renowned for infusing “theatrical science” into his inventive creations, each accompanied by a unique backstory and served in a specially designed vessel.

Where? Library Bar, The Abu Dhabi EDITION 

When? February 23

Time? 7pm – 11 pm

Make your reservation now, call +971 2 208 0000

3. The Dubai Canal Run takes place this weekend

There’s a fun run taking place this month and it’ll be the perfect community event to kick off your fitness journey. Be the influence… Grab your squad, register and take on the Sukoon & Bupa Global Dubai Canal Run.

The best bit? If you’re not an avid runner, you can choose a shorter distance for a chill jog! With plenty of options for all abilities, choose 1km, 3km, 5km, 10km route!

When? February 24, 2024

Time? 6 am

Early bird ticket price? AED 20

2. Get that fresh fade from this third-generation barbershop since 1913

CG Barbershop has got some exceptionally cool cuts in store for you. This is an old-school barbershop for the gentlemen of today.

They give you a taste of their A-game through their masterful work on social media and you definitely need to check it out! But these guys really know what they’re doing, cuz this game of precision has been going on since 1913.

Where?  Arjaan Rotana Hotel, Media City (Free Valet Parking)

When? Open Daily: 10 am to 8 pm

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1. An iconic Cafe Kitsune pop up is now opening in Dubai for a limited time only

Cafe Kitsune Dubai Barista Fox Pop-Up is now in Dubai with their crafty new matcha drinks, merch & more. You need to drop by and get a taste of it all!

Where? H Residences, Al Wasl

When? until March 31


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