Eat: Have a picnic with Talabat
Talabat has launched a new service that will change the way beach lovers and park picnickers enjoy their al fresco dining. Available now, this exciting new feature will enable customers to order their top takeaways directly to their favourite picnicking spots at the park or beach. Talabat has partnered with Smart Palm to create delivery hotspots at Umm Suqeim 2 Beach and Zabeel Park, where drivers can meet hungry diners to deliver delicious food. Each site has three Smart Palm location spots, giving outdoor diners multiple delivery locations to choose from. Restaurants delivering to Talabat at the Beach and Talabat at the Park include Chin Chin, Manoushe Street, Applebee's and more!
Community: Street Beat Festival
Jumeirah Beach is hosting Street Beats, a 10-day street music festival featuring more than 600 performances by 60 local and international artists from over 20 countries. Set to run from 15 to 24 March, the event will transform JBR into an open-air stage, with performers taking over the destination with catchy tunes and beats created on varied professional and impromptu instruments from violins to buckets. Head down there to experience the best of street talent from the UAE, Europe and the Americas in a one-of-a-kind music extravaganza that is open to the public free of charge.
Location JBR Cost Free Timings All day from March 15 to 24
Art Dubai is back
Art Dubai is back for its 12th edition to be held at Madinat Jumeirah from March 21 to 24. With an eclectic line-up of established and emerging galleries from around the globe and an extensive public programme, the art fair promises to live up to its reputation of being the most diverse fair in the world and a meeting point for the international art world.
Location Madinat Jumeirah Cost Various Timings March 21 to 24
Music: World Doctors Orchestra
The World Doctors Orchestra will perform for one night only at Dubai Opera, under the patronage of HH Shaikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. Founded in 2007, the orchestra is made up of more than 100 physicians from over 50 countries around the world, who exchange their white coats for musical instruments. The orchestra raises funds for medical aid projects, and in Dubai, the concert will be raising money for the Al Jalila Foundation.
Location Dubai Opera Cost Tickets from Dh650 Timings March 22 at 8pm
Art: A new exhibition comes to town
La Galerie Nationale is hosting a new exhibition, which will feature works on canvas from famed Moroccan writer and Goncourt prize-winner Tahar Ben Jelloun. The exhibition, called ‘Cultural Crossroads’ represents Ben Jelloun’s first show in the Middle East and also marks the partnership with the Institut de Monde Arabe, with 2018 being the official year of UAE-Franco Relations. The Dubai show will feature more than 20 works on canvas; delightful expressions of natural joy in bright, engaging colours; flowers, butterflies and bird-like forms.
Location La Galerie Nationale - Alserkal Avenue, Unit 27 Cost Free Timings March 19 to September 15
Food: The Great British Garden Party
The Great British Garden Party at Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina is back, promising a quintessentially British day out that’s fun for the whole family! Pull up a picnic rug for a very British affair at Le Meridien Mina Seyahi’s amphitheater - the perfect spot to celebrate the glorious great outdoors at a garden party that’ll last long into the evening. The party starts at 11am and the afternoon will be packed with traditional British food, live entertainment and plenty of activities to keep the little one’s entertained.
Location Le Meridien Mina Seyahi’s amphitheater, entry via Club Mina entrance – next to Barasti Cost Free Timings Saturday March 24 from 11am to 7pm
Travel deal of the week: The Dead Sea Jordan
Head to Jordan to treat your eyes, mind and body with some extra love. Indulge in the healing and soothing mud of Dead Sea while exploring old and new attractions in the city. We recommend a three-night stay in Jordan. Try the Holiday Inn Resort Dead Sea where guests will receive daily breakfast, complimentary upgrades to the next available room category and a 25 per cent discount at the tranquil spa all courtesy of dnata.
Cost (includes return flights) Dh2,399 per person – three nights (breakfast, available upgrades and discounts at the spa) Validity March 23 to 26
Eat: New breakfast spot by the beach
The healthy indulgence spot serves hearty and healthy breakfast options that bring you flavours of an endless summer (aka life in Dubai). The menu is inspired by simple ingredients and seasonal produce, including a roasted pumpkin in a pumpkin, Parmesan Spanish omelette and freshly baked ciabatta for ricotta and tomato bruschetta. The eatery also offers a selection of organic speciality coffee, flavoured cocoa, and freshly pressed organic orange, pineapple, and pomegranate juices. Spend your mornings watching the sun over the UAE seas.
Location North Side, La Mer Cost various Timings: Breakfast is served daily from 10am-12.30pm.
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