WEEKEND HOTLIST: 15 Things To Check Out This Weekend

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

From Diwali celebrations to fun outdoor activities…Dubai has officially entered its busiest season.

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15. Indulge in a unique Blue Zone dining experience with Bibé, the ultimate rooftop lounge

Elevate your rooftop experience at Bibé, the ultimate sky lounge crowning JA Lake View Hotel in Dubai’s largest experience resort. Dive into the extraordinary Blue Zone dining experience, savour bespoke cocktails against the backdrop of epic sunsets, and let the beats of curated musical entertainment amplify the celebration of longevity. Head over for an evening where elevated experiences meet the sleek ambience of the rooftop lounge, offering a relaxed retreat from the city buzz.

Where? JA Lake View Hotel, rooftop lounge, off Exit 13, Sheikh Zayed Road

When? 5 pm to 1 am

Contact 04 814 5604

14. Experience a revolutionary self-service coffee concept at Nove Caffè

Experience the future of coffee like never before with the groundbreaking venture, nove caffè, the Middle East’s FIRST self-service
coffee showroom, now open at the vibrant Citywalk Boulevard. Step into a world where every cup is a masterpiece, meticulously tailored to your unique preferences by cutting-edge smart coffee machines sourced from renowned innovators Crane (UK) and Veromatic (Netherlands).

Nove caffè transcends traditional vending with its sophisticated machines that promise an unparalleled coffee experience, leaving patrons spellbound.

Where? Citywalk Boulevard

13.  All the ways to celebrate Diwali – the festival of lights in Dubai this 2023

As the sparkling festival of lights, Diwali approaches, Dubai is gearing up for a spectacular celebration like no other.

Diwali holds immense cultural and spiritual significance for the vibrant Indian community in the emirate, especially for Hindus who celebrate it as the triumph of light over darkness and good over evil, symbolizing hope and renewal.

Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of Diwali with a myriad of festivities, from dazzling fireworks to delectable feasts and exciting events.

Check out the full list here!

12. Treat yourself to some exquisite Italian goodness at MARINI

At MARINI, authenticity reigns supreme at this distinguished Italian-Mediterranean restaurant nestled in the heart of Dubai Media City- a must-visit for Italian food fans.

With internationally renowned Chef Monserrato Marini at the culinary helm, MARINI has set the Italian bar high, fueled by a burning and unwavering passion for quality and excellence in every dish. A culinary tour de force of this exceptional chef, MARINI is a showcase of his
perfectionism and dedication to the Italian culinary tradition.

Also, indulge in the charm of Italy every day from 5 PM to 8 PM with Marini’s exclusive aperitivo hours. Enjoy special offers “Buy two get one” on drinks featuring exquisite Italian wines and handcrafted cocktails. Delight your palate with a delectable selection of Italian bites including crispy bruschetta, arancini (Sicilian Rice Balls), Italian meatballs, Italian tramezzini, artisanal cheeses, succulent Italian olives, and decadent Italian Desserts.

Where? Ground Floor, Samsung Building, Dubai Media City, Dubai


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11. Ka’ak Al Manara serves up a side of magic to family breakfast time in Dubai

Prepare to take the whole family on an extraordinary breakfast adventure that will tantalise all five senses! Ka’ak Al Manara Restaurant & Bakery – a Lebanese culinary gem nestled along Dubai’s scenic Al Wasl Road – invites connoisseurs of pastries to savour the very essence of Lebanese heritage with every delectable bite.

And there’s now an exciting twist! For a limited time, the restaurant is adding a sprinkle of magic for its young visitors – complimentary mini Ka’aks and a refreshing glass of traditional Lebanese juice for kids up to the age of 12! Create treasured moments of laughter and togetherness as the whole family tucks into a morning feast.

Where? Ka’ak Al Manara, Al Wasl Road

When? 8 am to 12:30am

10. JLT Cinema under the stars is back

Every Saturday, The DMCC will be transforming the JLT Park into a magical outdoor cinema, where you can watch your favourite flicks under the twinkling sky. From the Marvel Cinematic Universe to Disney Classics- there is a movie for everyone.

It’s going to be an epic movie night under the stars!

Where? JLT Park, Cluster Q

When? Until March 2, 2024

Time? 7:30pm

Price? FREE! 

Book your spot here


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9. Witness the sensational Ali Sethi at the Dubai Opera

Ali Sethi is a New York-based writer, composer, and performer best known for his ‘ragaton’ blockbuster single ‘Pasoori’, which topped Spotify’s Global Viral chart in 2022 and was declared Google’s most hummed-to-search song of that year.

Blending traditional South Asian melodies with global beats and drawing on ‘folk’ and ‘woke’ iconographies to tell powerful tales of identity, Sethi’s work is ‘stealthily subversive’ (The New Yorker) and earned him a spot on TIME’s 100 Next list. His music is praised for showing that ‘differences of culture, language, religion, and gender do not need to be antagonistic; they can, and always have, enriched us and given us some of our greatest works of art.’ (TIME)

Where? Dubai Opera – Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard

When? Saturday, Nov 11

Time? Doors open at 8 pm

Tickets start at AED 185. Book now!


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8. Adventure is calling at the 2024 Challenges Presentation

Discover our upcoming adventures, learn from the experiences of our challengers, and be a part of our mission to make a difference through adventure. What you can expect:

  • Exciting presentation of 2024 Challenges
  • A dynamic panel discussion featuring our past and current challengers (panelists to be revealed soon!)
  • Opportunity to connect with like-minded adventurers
  • Light refreshments and networking

RSVP before 13th November to secure your spot.

Where? Strand Craft Kitchen, Palm Views West, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai

When? Nov 15

Time? 7 pm

Price? AED 150 includes drink and nibbles


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7. An afternoon cheese and wine brunch affair at Grapeskin

Enhance your afternoon with a unique Grapeskin Brunch. Indulge in handcrafted cheeses and exquisite wines from across the globe. Savour delectable shared dishes, decadent desserts, and live music, all accompanied by a happy hour that lasts until 7 PM

Where? La Ville Hotel & Suites, City Walk

When? Every Saturday

Time? 2 pm – 5 pm

Price? AED 349 per person


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6. It’s Fat Thursday at GRAZE

Indulge in the exclusive Big Fat Thursday at Graze.

Immerse yourself in a delectable experience of a 480gms premium Chateaubriand, perfectly complemented by a bottle of their finest house wine. To complete your meal, take your pick from our tempting selection of three sides, including Truffle Fries, Cauliflower Cheese, Green Asparagus, and more. And to top it all off, savour the delightful indulgence of our decadent cheesecake.

Where? La Ville Hotel & Suites, City Walk

When? Every Thursday

Time? 5 pm – 11 pm

Price? Sharing offer for two – AED 500

5. Get your mind blown with this FREE technology & humanity art show

Be part of this unique gathering of tech enthusiasts, innovators, and visionaries. Engage in stimulating conversations with others, exchange ideas and gain valuable insights into the future of art. Whether you’re a tech-savvy artist, professional or simply curious, this exhibition promises to ignite your imagination.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to explore the limitless possibilities of technology and its impact on humanity.

When? Until Nov 12

Time? 10 am to 6 pm

Book your spots here

4. Catch Irish sensation Ronan Keating Live

Popular Irish singer-songwriter Ronan Keating will be performing live and you cannot miss it! The bestselling international popstar will be performing live in a scintillating evening under the stars.

Ronan Keating gained worldwide acclaim as a solo artist after his single ‘When You Say Nothing at All’ was featured in the film Notting Hill and reached number one in several countries.

Where? Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium

When? November 11

Time? Gates open 7 pm, main act starts at 9 pm

Tickets start at AED 198 and are on sale now at Platinumlist.net, book here!


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3. This Diwali, indulge in some sugar-free sweets from Kashkan by Ranveer Brar

Kashkan, the renowned culinary venture by celebrity chef Ranveer Brar, is all set to illuminate the festival of lights with a delightful range of healthy, sugar-free Diwali sweets.

Emphasizing on health and natural sweetness, the brand has crafted an exclusive collection of sugar-free treats, perfect for celebrating the festivities guilt-free. Lovers of classic Indian delicacies can relish the jaggery-based laddoo collection, including the ever-popular motichoor, luscious strawberry motichoor, and delectable besan laddoo.

The collection will be available for display until November 12, 2023, enabling customers to book orders and share the joy of gifting wholesome sweetness with loved ones.

Where? Kashkan by Ranveer Brar, DIFC

2. Tabu is back to give diners a new take on elevated dining experiences 

Tabu has undergone a stunning transformation. The restaurant has been reimagined with a refined and mature aesthetic, boasting an enticing blend of Middle Eastern and Asian influences.

Book your table at Tabu in its new location on the Mezzanine level of The St. Regis Downtown Dubai for a refined and mature dining experience that bridges Middle Eastern and Asian flavours in an exquisite setting.

Where? The mezzanine level of The St. Regis Downtown Dubai

When? Sunday to Thursday: 12.30 pm to 1 am | Fridays and Saturdays, the restaurant extends its operation hours, serving guests from 12.30 pm to 2 am

For reservations and more information, please contact +971 52 950 1309 or visit  @tabudubai to find out more.

1. The best of Japan is coming to Dubai and calling all cosplay lovers

Japan Culture Con is making its debut in Dubai and it’s going to be three whole days of fabulous food, culture, and most importantly…cosplay! Come dressed in your best cosplay outfits and the best dressed will WIN special hampers.

Activities range from tea ceremonies to iconic stage performances from renowned artists like Koichi Takamatsu, The Mode, Sacred Fleramo, Satsuki Sunayama, Yoshiyuki Kimura, and many more. Anime fans have exciting things in store as your favourite voice-over artists are joining to perform popular anime and manga series! Japan’s artistic prowess is sure to leave you star-struck.

What? Japan Culture Con

Where? Burj Park- Downtown Dubai, Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard

When? November 10, 11 and 12

Time? 2 pm to 11:30 pm

Tickets priced at just AED 50…Book here!


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