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8 fun and amazing things to do this weekend in the UAE

Karaoke nights, free music festivals, closing parties and outdoor lunches; your weekend sorted

Ramadan gets pretty quiet here in the UAE, so make the most of this weekend and the next. We have loads of fun stuff for you guys to try.

Get frosted at Costa

Try ‘Frostino’ at Costa, a cool and creamy frosted treat available with or without coffee to satisfy sweet cravings this summer. With a blend of banana and toffee try the ‘Banoffee Frostino’ decorated with banana and caramel syrup, whipped cream and topped with crunchy biscuit pieces. Alternatively opt for ‘Caramel Crunch Frostino’, stacked with crunchy biscuit pieces, whipped cream and a drizzle of Belgian chocolate sauce.  

Location All Costa stores in UAE Cost Dh22 onwards

Blue Marlin Ibiza, over and out

Blue Marlin Ibiza

Summer is here and that means a lot of open air places close for the season. Blue Marlin Ibiza aims to close with a bang featuring renowned techno-musician and DJ Jamie Jones, and Sergie Devant, who has a classical music background and a modern take on it. 

Location Ghantoot Al Jazira Hotel, Dubai Cost Free (reserve on advance) Dates and timings May 19, 1pm to 11pm Contact 056 113 3400 or email

The Musician's Day at The Mall

Musician's Day

Completely different from any music festival, the Musicians Day is a free party, open to any participant (amateur or professional) who wants to perform. The Musicians Day allows the expression of all styles of music in a cheerful atmosphere. So go on, perform or enjoy an eclectic mix of performances, all for free this weekend.

Location The Mall, World Trade Center Abu Dhabi Cost Free Timings May 19, 1pm to 11pm

Chef Lode De Roover at At.Mosphere

Renowned chef, Lode De Roover, of restaurant ‘Fleur de Lin’ in Belgium, will be taking over the kitchen of At.mosphere, Burj Khalifa in Dubai on May 18 and 19 to offer guests in the restaurant an exquisite multi-course menu. Bringing over 15 years of culinary experience at Michelin-starred restaurants in Belgium and The Netherlands, Chef Lode will create an inspirational menu with seasonal produce and premium ingredients, sourced from 12 different countries across the globe.

Location Burj Khalifa, Dubai Cost Dh880 per person for seven-course menu; Dh680 per person for six-course menu Date May 18, 19 Timings From 6pm Contact 04 888 3828 Email

Lunch out this weekend


Folly offers the opportunity to appreciate the foliage, greenery and views looking out across the Arabian Gulf with lunch on the terrace this weekend. Set within the courtyard area, underneath the shaded pergola, five-courses are presented to the table along with signature beverages from the terrace bar, allowing guests to relax for three hours. The menu offers seasonal produce which is locally sourced.

Location Madinat Jumeirah Cost Dh300 per person (soft beverages) Dh495 (house beverages) Dates Friday and Saturday Timings 12.30pm to 3.30pm Contact +971 4 430 8535

Karaoke at Ten Street

With New York subway art-themed interiors and retro vibes, this is the place to have a fun karaoke night out with your friends this Friday. They have an after-brunch 80s themed karaoke party every Friday, so go on and give your best performance.

Location Ten Street, JBR, Dubai Cost A la carte; Happy hours everday from 6pm onwards Dates Open all week; Friday (Karaoke nights), Wednesday (Ladies' night) and Tuesday (Gents' nights)

Book a spa day for men

Indulge in a 60-minute treatment that includes a back or foot massage followed by an express facial that is ideal for awakening the skin at Dh399. SoSPA are also offering a 120-minute experience that includes an express hammam, express facial and a luxury manicure or pedicure for just Dh589 instead of Dh900. Guys can complete their experience at Porterhouse Bar where they can enjoy three beverages for just Dh100.

Location SoSPA, Sofitel The Palm, Palm Jumeirah Cost Dh399 (60-minute treatment that includes a back or foot massage and express facial); Dh589 (120-minute experience that includes an express hammam, express facial and a luxury manicure or pedicure) Date Sunday, Monday and Wednesday from 3pm to 10pm Contact +971 4 455 5433/5434  Email


Everything Everything

Release Date: 18 May 2017
Starring: Amandla Stenberg, Nick Robinson and Anika Noni Rose
Language: English


Release Date: 18 May 2017
Starring: Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Austin Stowell and Dan Stevens
Language: English

The Zookeeper's Wife

Release Date: 18 May 2017
Starring: Jessica Chastain, Johan Heldenbergh, Michael McElhatton and Daniel Bruhl
Language: English

Staying in?

Not up to braving the crowds in Dubai? 

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