WEEKEND HOTLIST: 15 Ways To Embrace The Winter Spirit

Anika Eliz Baby

The weekend is here and it brings with it so much to do!

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

Try a new restaurant, head to Abu Dhabi for a big F1 weekend or check out any of these lovely community events happening and engage with the vibrant Dubai community.


15. Twiggy is hosting an exciting party in the sand

Save the date! Join Twiggy on Saturday, November 25th for another exciting party in the sand!

DJs @chelinamanuhutu & @adassiya_music are taking over Twiggy, supported by their epic resident DJs @a.kala_musica @bendahaloy & @rhumg_music

Where? Twiggy,

When? Sat, Nov 25

Time? Doors open at 10am

For more info & bookings: book@twiggy.ae or +971 04 602 1105


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14. The Meat Avenue is an artisnal butcher shop like no other

Nestled in the heart of Jumeirah, The Meat Avenue is the quintessential destination for discerning foodies in Dubai. With a reputation for delivering the finest quality meat, artisan cheese creations, and an exceptional dining experience in the on-site restaurant, The Meat Avenue is a one-stop shop offering quality products at an affordable price.

Whether you’re looking for an excellent cut of meat, a showstopping charcuterie board for your next party, or simply a superb meal that knocks your socks off – they have you covered with the best produce sourced from every corner of the globe.

Where? Umm Suqeim 1, Jumeirah Beach Road

Time? 8 am to 11 pm

Reservations: Call 042218788 or Email catering@themeatavenue.com


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13. The Deep South Social Brunch is casual, funky, and your new fave

Bringing a new and different addition to the Dubai brunch scene, the “DeepSouth Social” Brunch takes place every Saturday at FireLake Grill House & Cocktail Bar. They serve food, drinks and entertainment inspired from vibrant cities of the Deep South in USA. This casual, funky and friendly brunch will become your favourite brunch in town

Where? Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront, Business Bay, Dubai

When? Every Saturday

Time? 12:30 pm to 4 pm

12. The F1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is here

The F1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is the ultimate showdown. This is where speed and style collide at the Yas Marina Circuit. Picture high-speed races under the setting sun, drivers tackling the twists and turns, gunning for victory. Hence, it’s not just about the track; it’s a high-energy blend of fast cars, good vibes, and so much more.

11. Enjoy the front-row experience at Yasalam After-Race concerts at the F1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Snag the Golden Circle upgrades for the year’s hottest concerts, and dive headfirst into the ultimate front-row fiesta. Enjoy bangin’ hits from Ava Max, Tiestö, Chris Brown, Shania Twain and Foo Fighters at the Yasalam After-Race concerts. Feel the music up close and dance like no one’s watching!

Where? Etihad Park, on Yas Island, Abu Dhabi

When? November 23 – 26

All Abu Dhabi Grand Prix ticketholders have access to the Thursday Concerts:

  • 1-Day tickets – can access the concert on the day of their ticket as well as Thursday’s concert
  • 2-Day tickets – can access the concerts on Thursday, Saturday and Sunday
  • 3-Day tickets – can access all 4 concerts from Thursday to Sunday

Get your Golden Circle Upgrades now for an unreal experience and the closest access to the stage!

Book your tickets ASAP

10. The Middle East’s Biggest 3-day fitness and wellness extravaganza is back

The dynamic trio of Dubai Muscle Show, Dubai Active, and Dubai Active Industry, in collab with Dubai Sports Council, is making a thunderous return this November. Dubai Active welcomes its biggest headliner lineup yet, including superstar trainers Kayla Itsines, Krissy Cela, and Kelsey Wells, along with renowned personal trainer James Smith and podcaster Chris Williamson. It’s an event of epic proportions!

You can join 600 athletes and fitness influencers, attend motivational talks, and meet the industry’s biggest names. Plus, witness thrilling competitions, including the Dubai Muscle Classic and WODXB Functional Fitness. Don’t miss back-to-back fitness classes, business seminars, and free sample giveaways

Where? World Trade Centre, Dubai

When? Friday, November 24, to Sunday, November 26, 2023

Time? 10 am – 9 pm

Tickets start from AED 50, book here


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9. Artbat will take to the stage at Soho Beach Abu Dhabi

ArtBat is known for his unique blend of melodic and techno music, and he is sure to create a magical atmosphere at Soho Beach Yas Island.


  • Artbat
  • Philip Straub
  • Rolbac
  • Jean B
  • Ziad Ghosn

Where? Soho Beach Abu Dhabi

When? Sunday, Nov 26

Time? Doors open at 8 pm

Tickets start at AED250, Buy here!

8. Rev up the F1 Race Weekend with Marco Carola 

The ‘Music On’ showcase on Friday, November 24, is the perfect way to kick off the F1 Race Weekend. Marco Carola is one of the most respected DJs in the world, and he is sure to bring the house down with his high-energy set. Loco Dice and Mason Collective will also be performing, so you can expect a night of non-stop music.


  • Marco Carola
  • Loco Dice
  • Mason Collective

Where? Soho Beach, Yas Island Abu Dhabi

When? Friday, Nov 24

Time? Doors open at 8 pm

Tickets start at AED 250, book here!


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7. Yoga with the doggies for Fitness 30×30

Wellx and Inspire Yoga have devised a tailored programme of activities, captivating events and challenges meticulously designed to enhance physical and mental well-being, aligning with Wellx’s holistic fitness pillars: Fuel, Sleep, Move, and Relax.

Come take part in a fun Dog Yoga with their Hooman by Hilke Meyer-Reumann. Experience guided meditation and relaxation practices, culminating in a soothing and serene yoga session with furry friends.

Where? DIFC Gate Avenue Zone D, Podium Level

When? Sat, Nov 25

Time? 4 pm to 6 pm

6. Check out Beirut Streets for your street food cravings

The food served at Beirut Streets has been crafted by a team of chefs and the super passionate founder Alaa Shalak, who wanted to give the food a delicious twist. They continue to play homage to the legacy of each dish, respecting the authentic way of cooking and preparing, but they have injected flavoursome surprises that work to enhance the taste.

If you’re one of those indecisive sorts, then here are our top five must order dishes: Chicken and Beef Shawarmas, The famous submarine sandwich, The Lebanese Burger, The Roasted Cauliflower Salad, The Mixed Grill Platter.

Where? B1, Al Barsha, opposite MOE. Parking available

Time? 8 am to 2 am

5. It’s Truffle Festival at the Aspen Café Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates

As truffle season is in full swing, prepare for an enticing culinary journey as Aspen Cafe Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates launches its highly anticipated Truffle Menu. The exclusive menu features a selection of exquisite dishes crafted with the finest truffle ingredients, promising a memorable dining experience.

Where? Aspen Café, Kempinski Mall of the Emirates

When? Monday to Sunday (until Dec 2!)

Time? 12 pm to 12 am

For reservations and more information, please contact: +9714 341 0000

4. Dubai Center for Special Needs is hosting its annual Family Winter Fair

Dubai Center for Special Needs is hosting its annual Family Winter Fair this Saturday—an event to which all communities are warmly invited for an unforgettable festive day.

On this special day, DCSN will provide a diverse array of games and food stalls catering to various tastes, offering everyone the chance to engage with people of determination.

Where? Dubai Center for Special Needs Gardens, Al Safa, SZR

When? Sat, Nov 25

Time? 12 pm to 6 pm

3. Catch Meek Mill live at Soho Garden

Meek Mill is coming!! Catch this icon LIVE at Black Soho Garden Meydan

Where? Black, Soho Garden, Meydan

When? Sat, Nov 25

Call +971 52 388 8849 for bookings


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2. Meet F1® Trailblazer Jess Hawkins ahead of Abu Dhabi Race Weekend

Join in an intimate Q&A session with Jess Hawkins, led by Dubai’s very own sport aficionado Chris McHardy from Dubai Eye 103.8. The event promises to offer valuable insights into the world of high-class racing.

Recently marking a significant milestone as the first female to drive a modern F1® car in almost 5 years, Jess is not only breaking barriers, but she is also paving the way in advancing opportunities for female drivers in motorsport. With a background that also spans the adrenaline-fueled realms of professional racing to stunt driving in a James Bond movie.

The first 100 attendees will receive a complimentary Official Aston Martin Aramco Cognizant F1® Team hat, courtesy of Peroni Nastro Azzurro 0.0%, that guests will have the opportunity to get signed by Jess at the conclusion of the Q&A.

Where? Time Out Market Dubai, Level 3 | Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai. The event will be held in the stage area of the Market.

When? 23 November

Time? The event starts at 8pm sharp

Entry requirements: This is a free event, but limited capacity is available. You are asked to come early as spaces in the stage area where this event will be held, will be given on a first come first served basis. The Market is open from midday. The stage area, where the event will take place, will be open from 6pm. Under 21s must be accompanied by an adult.

1. ‘Down to Earth’ the UAE’s annual green gathering is happening (donations for Gaza will also take place!)

From eco-conscious fashion to inspiring talks, delicious food to live performances – and everything in between – this sustainable-packed day has something for everyone.

Explore the Green Bazaar, farmers market, workshops, and more, with a special late-night surprise from 7pm onwards.⁠ ⁠

As ‘Down to Earth’ focuses on the well-being of our community, this year they unite for a purpose, offering meaningful opportunities to engage and stand with Palestine Explore various ways to contribute, including on-site donations via the Emirates Red Crescent’s Tarahum – For Gaza campaign.

Where? Jameel Arts Centre

Time? 10 am to 8 pm

Free and open for all. Registration required: https://jameelartscentre.org/whats-on/down-to-earth-2023/


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