WEEKEND HOTLIST: 9 Events That Will ‘May’k This Month SO Fun!

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The weekend is here and so are a bunch of fab activities to do.

Here are some fun ideas that you can get up to this weekend

Whether it’s watching plays, indulging in a fancy brunch or shopping at 80% off… we’ve got it all!


9. Take your children to Little Dahlings: an improvised play celebrating the splendiferous world of Roald Dahl

Dive into the magical mind of one of the most adored children’s authors in this unique and interactive play created by you, the audience! Help Roald decide on the hero of our story, and the villains, monsters, friends and animals you will meet along the way. Expect music, singing, dancing, silliness and sumptillious adventure whether you are a fan of greedy Augustus Gloop, magical genius Matilda or the terrible Twits, Little Dahlings will make you tickle with trepidation and churgle with laughter.
Suitable for ages 3-10
Where? The Courtyard Playhouse Dubai, Al Quoz
When? Saturday, 12 May

8. The youth takeover returns to the Jameel Arts Center

Marking the culmination of a year-long talent development programme, the Youth Takeover presents ‘Composite’, an exhibition featuring new commissions by young artists based in the UAE and works from the Art Jameel Collection, accompanied by a public programme of free workshops and the yearly Takeover Curators Panel.⁠

This year’s theme, ‘composite’, asks “What makes us?”⁠

Where? Jaddaf Waterfront

When? Until May 28

Time? Mon-Sun: 10 am to 8 pm | Fri: 12 pm to 8 pm | Tue: Closed⁠

7. Antika Dubai has launched a chic new seasonal brunch

Take your weekend gang and sample the best live entertainment including a DJ, dancers and singers and enjoy a mouth-watering collection of authentic Levantine dishes in ample indoor seating and tuck into authentic Levantine dishes – some that may be familiar, some you’ll be enjoying for the first time.

This fabulous foodie affair costs just AED 200 for the Set Menu without alcohol, and AED320 for the Set Menu with alcohol.

Where? Al Fattan Currency House, Podium Level, Tower 2, DIFC, Dubai

When? Starting this Saturday!

Time? 2 pm to 6 pm

For bookings: reservations@antikabar.com or +971 50 735 9177

6. Enjoy Palestinian food with an Italian twist at La Table

Chef Sara will serve as the next legacy creator for La Table Dubai, the region’s first pop-up kitchen concept and she looks forward to welcoming you to a fun-filled evening with lots of delicious F&B!

Where? Gate Village, DIFC, Dubai


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5. Parlay with the deep blue sea at Twiggy by La Cantine

This sun-dappled spot promises chic vibes and a chilled yet playful atmosphere with an upbeat soundtrack, a Mediterranean-inspired menu – with the addition of a delectable sushi selection. The beach is calling… picture a white sand beach leading to a 100-metre infinity pool of crystal-clear water and endless blue skies; the whole space channels the South of France spirit. As well as don’t miss an opportunity to join iconic Twiggy’s Dj events for unforgettable memories. Join La Cantine on its journée À la plage.

Where? Park Hyatt, Dubai Creek club St. Port Saeed


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4. With 85% off on branded products…The Bazaar is definitely a must visit

The Bazaar is here with a shopping extravaganza that’s too good to miss out on! It’s a 4-day SALE extravaganza showcasing over 200 different brands at the highest discount ever.

Plus, Emirates NBD and Liv members get an extra 5% discount too! So RUNN

Where? DWTC, Exhibition Gate, Hall 8

When? Until 14 May

Time? 10 am to 10 pm

3. Brunch at Mimi Kakushi will transport you to an oriental age when jazz was swinging into 1920s Osaka

Merging modern art and Western fashion into the nightlife and streetlife of Japan. The space pays homage to the modernist Mavo movement celebrating the radical and avante-garde. This artistic anarchy, that peaked in the 1920s, shattered conventions and confronted traditions.

Where? Four Seasons Resort, Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai, UAE

When? Saturday & Sunday

Time? 12 pm to 4 pm

Price? AED 395 Selection of mocktails, fresh juices with tea & coffee (non-alcoholic) | AED 545 Selection of cocktails, wines & beer (house beverage) | AED 695 Moet & Chandon Imperia (champagne)


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2. It’s the last community walk by Team Angel Wolf before the summer

Join Team AngelWolf for some free, active, community-inclusive fun! It’s a community-inclusive 1.5km walk followed by watching community-inclusive performances (by performers with and without disabilities ‘together’).

You’ll also enjoy free giveaways and gifts with lots of fun challenges and games. This event is open to everyone, whatever your age or ability. No need to reserve places, just turn up!

Where?  The Sustainable City (Meet in the BIG GREEN FIELD behind the plaza | Parking near Zoom and the mosque)

When? Saturday, May 13

Time? 3:45 pm to 6 pm


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1. Monster Jam returns to Abu Dhabi after almost a decade with an adrenaline-charged weekend

Families and motorsports fans will be in for a high-octane experience when 5-ton trucks defy the laws of physics as they go head-to-head on a series of different competitions including racing, freestyle and skills contests.

And as if backflipping trucks weren’t enough, the event will also feature world-class freestyle motocross performances ensuring jaw-dropping stunts.

In addition to the epic action, fans will have access to the Monster Jam Pit Party, an unmissable opportunity to get up close to the huge vehicles, meet and greet the drivers and crews, and get the lowdown on how the powerful trucks are prepared for competition.

Where? Etihad Arena, Abu Dhabi

When? Saturday: 1 pm and 6 pm | Sunday: 1 pm


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