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12 things to do in UAE this weekend: Poetry, art and more

How to make the most of your Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Khaleej Times  recommends…

Doll workshop

Interested in the creative field? Join artist Aisha Al Blooshi in a whimsical workshop at Manarat Al Saadiyat to create your own doll. Inspired by the surrealist movement, Al Blooshi will demonstrate how mundane objects can be turned into unique artworks. It’s on Saturday from 9.30pm and costs Dh25 per person.

Wellness wknd

You have to take a bit of time to chill, don’t you? So take advantage of an exclusive offer at Anjana Spa, Rixos Saadiyat Island this Ramadan with complimentary upgrades on some of their signature treatments. For example, go for a 60-minute massage and you’ll have a 45-minute hammam thrown in for free.

Giving back

Refugee agency UNHCR has set up an awareness activation at Ibn Battuta Mall under the theme ‘Be the light for refugees’. It displays a model of a Refugee Housing Unit, and allows you to experience the journey of refugees through virtual reality devices. With greater understanding comes greater compassion.

Burj breakfast

Suspended 200 metres in the sky within the Burj Al Arab, Al Muntaha on the 27th floor is paying homage to the time-honoured European weekend brunch. Aptly named Le Grand Petit Déjeuner, French for ‘The Grand Breakfast’, this brunch merges a seasonal menu with magnificent vistas every Friday, from 10am to 3.30pm. Try the Turbot with Caviar Beurre Blanc, c’est magnifique!

Live session

On Saturday at Cinema Akil, Eve and Kyle will wind down the weekend from 8pm with their songs and poetry. Part of the magnificent venue’s Ramadan programming, enjoy the entertainment on the house as you sit down to Iftar at 7pm, and watch a film after 9pm. This week the movie is Naila & The Uprising – Julia Bacha’s piece on the role of women through activist Naila Ayesh’s eyes.

Sunset Social

Beachcombers at Jumeirah Beach Hotel has launched an unmissable Thursday evening get together. Unwind with delicious food and drink, unbeatable views and great company at the sensational Sunset Social. An unlimited Pan-Asian menu is available from 6.30pm until 11pm. Set against the glittering Arabian Sea, it’s a prime location to see in the weekend, don’t you think?

Archive wonders

The Galleria Al Maryah Island is devoting this year’s Ramadan to the Year of Tolerance with a photography exhibition in collaboration with the National Archive. Pictures of key moments in the development of the UAE, spanning more than two decades from 1965 to 1990 are on display during the mall’s opening hours from 8pm to 11pm.

Food is coming

With Game of Thrones fever at an all time high, a food delivery service is getting in on the action. 30 of Talabat’s riders are channeling their inner GoT characters this month by dressing up as characters from the show. If you see one of the dressed up delivery people in Dubai or Abu Dhabi, take a snap of them and post it with Talabat’s tag and #SnapThe Throne. You could win Dh300 food credit. Each rider will also receive Dh5 for every picture of them posted. Makes sense for Iftar!

Sumo Iftar

Sumo Sushi & Bento has set Iftar menus for two at Dhs179 across all locations in the UAE. The set menus come in three different four-course combinations and include plates such as chicken gyoza and super California rolls.

Courtyard Suhour

Enjoy the open sky and a delightful Suhour that will transport you to The Silk Route at The Courtyard at Manzil Downtown from 10.30pm onwards. It is Dh95 per person

Asasdo Iftar

Located within the sleek Palermo restaurant at Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club, this Iftar is designed for groups with little ones and is filled with an array of treats, complemented by an authentic Argentinean spirit from Dh155.

Italian Iftar

BiCE Mare in Souk Al Bahar has come up with its ‘La Famiglia’ Iftar with complimentary minestrone soup and dates. Relish in the special four course La Famiglia menu for Dh195.


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