The Weekend Edit: Seven Things To Do In The UAE

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There’s plenty to keep you busy around the country this weekend…

The countdown to the weekend is officially on. With a few days to go until Ramadan, the country is gearing up for a slew of exciting events set to scratch your cultural itching. This weekend alone, the country is hosting some enriching experiences that range from music, art and culinary offerings.

The Hotspot


In a nod to the UAE’s Year of Tolerance, there’s a new multi-space venue where cultures reign supreme. Kulture House is an artisanal café, concept store and art pop-up space inspired by cultural influences from around the world. A renovated Jumeirah villa where creativity and the community is nurtured, the vibrant and bright interiors are as inviting and enriching as the menu itself.

Kulture House is located at 106 Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai. For more information, please call +971 4 399 1790.

The Show


The Dubai Opera have added another brand new show to their already impressive line-up this weekend. Performed by The National Ballet of Ukraine, this weekend will see the story of Sleeping Beauty unfold on the Dubai Opera stage. The iconic fairytale follows Princess Aurora, who falls into a deep, enchanted sleep after she pricks her finger on a spindle. Cursed by the wicked fairy, only the kiss from a Prince can wake her.

Sleeping Beauty will be showcased at Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, on April 26 and 27 2019. For more information, please call  +971 4 440 8888.

The New Brunch


There’s a new oceanic brunch taking place at one of the city’s iconic luxury French restaurants – Pierchic. Indulge in all the Saturday brunch special, titled Ocean Vibe, has to offer which includes mussels marinara, a fish tartare platter and local artisan burrata for starters. Whilst enjoying the stunning views of the ocean, enjoy some live music as you taste some delicious local tiger prawns, Galician octopus, U.S. rib eye steak and grilled vegetables.

Pierchic is located at Al Qasr at Madinat. For more information, please call 800 666353.

The Movie

The wait is finally over. Marvel Studios’ highly anticipated film, Avengers: Endgame, has just hit theatres and it’s a film you don’t want to miss. An all-star cast of hunks, cult favourites, and Hollywood legends to play its leads, costumed and otherwise – we’re certain the blockbuster will be comfortably sitting on top of the box office for quite some time.

The Avengers: Endgame film is now playing on all cinema screens across the UAE.

The Party


Happy Birthday Base! The d3-based superclub is turning two this year and of course, you’re invited. Celebrating with a bang, international rap star Tyga will be there to perform some of his hit singles – Taste, Rack City and Wait For A Minute. It’s going to be a big weekend, don’t miss it.

Base is located at d3, Ras Al Khor Road. For more information, please call +971 55 313 4999.

The Concert


The multi award-winning tenor Andrea Bocelli will be making his return to the UAE this weekend. Set to perform for one-night only, the world famous classical artist will take to the stage at Yas Islan’ds du Arena in Abu Dhabi, and will perform an array of his best-loved hits.

Andrea Bocelli is set to perform at the du Arena, in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi on April 26. For tickets, please visit

The Book


Maison Assouline introduced the photographic tome Mosques: The 100 Most Iconic Islamic Houses of Worship, revealing the most renowned houses of worship across the globe. The book, written by Bernard O’Kane, a professor at the American University of Cairo, brings readers to a gateway of 100 of the world’s most historically significant buildings through beautiful imagery and educational text.

Mosques: The 100 Most Iconic Islamic Houses of Worship is now available at Maison Assouline, located in The Dubai Mall. 

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  • Words by Meeran Mekkaoui