The Weekend Edit: Ballet and Bedouin Nights

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Bedouin Night Experience at Qasr Al Sarab

To mark its 10th anniversary, Qasr Al Sarab introduces a new experience where guests will spend the night in Bedouin-style tents among the sand dunes. Transfers to the camp can be made by 4×4 or camel, for an even more authentic stay, and an Emirati dinner will be served under the stars — offering the perfect setting for a chilled weekend away from the hustle and bustle of city life. 

The stage is set for Sole DXB

Dubai Design District’s annual street culture festival, Sole DXB, returns with fashion, music, film, arts and sport set to take over d3. This year, the festival has teamed up with the world’s leading fashion houses and sports brands to create an exciting lineup of events. From a tour of Jamaican sights and sounds, to Burberry’s Notting Hill Carnival-esque pop-up — a two-floor interactive showcase of streetwear products complete with an open-air rooftop lounge — and the popular Sole Sneaker Swap, don’t miss the region’s coolest festival. From December 5 to 7;

The world’s largest indoor tree at The Green Planet

A bio-dome in the heart of urban City Walk, The Green Planet is a go-to weekend activity. Overflowing with fascinating flora and fauna, this unique space is built around the world’s largest indoor man-made tree. During December, the venue will launch the Cloud Forest, which highlights environmental issues and the endangered threat on eco-systems. The new exhibit offers a chance to get up close and personal with some of the planet’s natural wonders, with rare species and enchanting creatures that roam freely around you. 

Food fresh from the wood-fire oven at Lowe

Located at KOA Canvas, at Al Barari, Lowe feels far away Dubai’s skyscrapers. A fine dining experience, without airs and graces, the contemporary restaurant is centred on seasonal produce cooked by a natural fire for a rustic result. This December, dip into Lowe’s festive menu and try chilled lobster sandwich, fired Omani prawns, charred zucchini and corn with puffed quinoa, and yoghurt with blackberry, apple and spiced gingerbread. These Australian-inspired dishes can be ordered separately or as a set menu for Dhs280.

The Dubai Opera

This weekend the Dubai Opera will stage a seasonal classic, The Nutcracker, performed by the Saint-Petersburg Tchaikovsky Ballet Theatre, in association with Van Cleef & Arpels. One of the most iconic ballets of all time, The Nutcracker follows the  enchanting adventures of Clara Stahlbaum in the magical land of the Sugar Plum Fairy, the Mouse King, and the beloved Nutcracker. Set on Christmas Eve, this charming tale is sure to bring festive cheer to Dubai Opera’s stunning stage. From December 4 to 7, tickets from Dhs200;