The Weekend Edit: Eight 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 less than a month 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 Food


If you’re in Abu Dhabi this weekend, one of the most popular restaurant’s in the emirate, Sambusek at the Rosewood Hotel, is hosting a cool new dining experience. Titled At Home with Chef Emad, culinary connoisseurs will have the chance to enjoy a traditional Lebanese meal served by the chef himself right at your table as he delights you with his cooking while you enjoy the perfect setting overlooking the Arabian Gulf.

The “At Home with Chef Emad” experience is available on April 18th, 2019, at Sambusek, Rosewood Hotel, Abu Dhabi. For more information, please call +971 (0)2 813 5550.

The Fitness Fun 


Up for a challenge this week? Try some new fitness fun with Super SUP Fit – a 40-minute HIIT workout on water with a focus on individual muscle groups whilst working the stabilisers, coordination & balance all with a sense of fun and wellbeing. Located at DRIFT Beach Dubai, the class will consist of mountain climbers and planking on a floating board, all set against a beautiful backdrop of the ocean. Water you waiting for?

Super SUP Fit will take place at DRIFT Beach Dubai, One&Only Royal Mirage, Dubai Marina on April 20th, 2019. For more information, please call +971 (0)4 315 2200.

The Film 

A star-studded cast including Colin Firth, Léa Seydoux and Matthias Schoenaerts star in a must-see dramatic thriller – set to hit theatres this weekend. Kursk follows the story of an explosion that takes place on a nuclear-powered Russian submarine and kills most of the men aboard. The survivors are then forced to huddle in waterlogged and oxygen deficient rear compartments, where they anxiously await rescue.

Kursk is set to hit movie theatres across the country on April 18th, 2019.

The Party


It’s time to dust off those bowties and pick out your flapper dresses. The QE2 will be hosting a Great Gatsby party and you’ll most definitely feel like you’re experiencing the roaring ’20s.

The Great Gatsby party will take place on the QE2 Dubai, Port Rashid. The event will take place from April 18-27, 2019. For more information, please visit

The Art Exhibition


Luca Valentini, the internationally acclaimed fashion and pop culture artist has just launched a new exhibition in Dubai, titled Turn on the Light. Not similar to any art gallery setup, the exhibition will entice your artistic eye with a more visually-exciting experience that allows you into the mind of the artist.

Luca Valentini’s Turn on the Light exhibition is now open to the public at Sconci Gallery, DIFC, Dubai. The exhibition will run until April 24, 2019. 

The pop-up


There’s a new pop-up in town. Berluti has launched its first-ever beach capsule collection filled with luxe seaside wants. To celebrate, the brand has opened the doors to an exclusive (and eclectic) pop-up space in The Dubai Mall to highlight the range of playful accessories (think pool ring, deck chair and beach rackets), as well as swim shorts and polo shirts.

Berluti’s pop-up experience will take place from April 18-29, 2019, at The Dubai Mall.

The New Branch


If you’re looking for a brand new contemporary staple to add to your wardrobes, Marella offers just that. The Max Mara-owned company has just opened its newest address in The Dubai Mall and now, you’re able to shop a wide range of silhouettes for the season.

Marella’s new address is in The Dubai Mall. 

The Music


Trey Songz | Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images

American singer-songwriter Trey Songz is set to take his tunes to one of Dubai’s hottest clubs, Drai’s. Party all night long as he belts out his most famous songs including Mr. Steal Your Girl, Na Na and Foreign.

Trey Songz will perform at Drai’s, Meydan, Dubai, on April 19th, 2019. For more information, please call +971 (0)52 388 8857.

Now, find out which exclusive handbag collection just launched across the Middle East.

  • Words by Meeran Mekkaoui