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8 amazing things to do this weekend in the UAE

There's something for everyone in our weekend guide; movies, sports, travel, concerts and more

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Here are our top picks for this weekend:


Namaste Abu Dhabi - Salim and Sulaiman Live

Three hours of Bollywood melodies with the music-composer duo and a 20-member troupe of Bollywood musicians is what you're in for. Featuring Bollywood chartbuster songs from over 100 films, this concert will be a soul soother for Bollywood fanatics.

Location Emirates Palace Auditorium Cost From Dh200 (Gold) Buy here Date Friday August 18Timings 7.30pm onwards Contact +971 55 636 0333

Comedy night

Mike Epps Stand-up Comedy Night

‘Nothing is off limits’ with Mike Epps, renowned comedian and  actor (now portraying Richard Pryor in a biopic). He promises to have you in stitches this weekend in Abu Dhabi.

Location Al Raha Beach Theatre, Abu Dhabi Ticket Dh145 Buy here Date 18th August Timings 6.30pm to 8.30pm


Free sports worlds

With summer here, sports outdoors is hard to even contemplate. This is exactly why Dubai Sports World (DSW) and Abu Dhabi Sports Festival (ADSF) are appealing options this hot weekend. DSW will wrap up on September 2, while ADSF will close on August 31. For both, you can book your sport and spots online, and also find like-minded players.

Location DSW, Dubai World Trade Center; ADSF, Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre (Adnec) Dates DSW on until September 2; ADSF till August 31 Entry Free Timings Daily DSW: 8am to midnight; ADSF: 10am to 11pm 

Relax and get pampered

Tips and Toes


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This weekend, choose from the wide range of services available at Tips and Toes. Their most recent branch is at Dubai Festival City with three treatment rooms and 10 mani-pedi stations. We love them because you get everything at one stop – hair, nails, skin, face and body.


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Anabelle: Creation

Cast: Stephanie Sigman, Lulu Wilson, Anthony LaPaglia and Miranda Otto

Paris Can Wait

Cast: Diane Lane, Alec Baldwin and Arnaud Viard

Valailla Pattadhari 2

Cast: Dhanush, Kajol, Amala Paul, Samuthirakani, Saranya Ponvannan and Ritu Varma

Staying in?

Not up to braving the crowds in Dubai? 

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