Don't let the sandstorms fool you - it's going to be a fabulous weekend, with plenty happening around the UAE. Here are some of the coolest things happening this weekend to entertain you!
1. Ahlan Wellness Festival at Kite Beach
Join the Ahlan team for a fun wellness festival on the Kite Beach for a full packed day of stress-free and fun activities. As early as 8:30am we will be hosting a morning coffee for you to socialise and make new friends in the ever-changing city of Dubai! If you wear yellow there will be special offers for you and you will have food tastings and more at healthy café, Majlis Dubai.
Info: Saturday February 29, Time: From 8:30am to 2pm, to RSVP email Kimberly.firstname.lastname@example.org or go to the Ahlan website for more info
2. Dubai World Cup Carnival
If you are a fan of horseracing or just high octane sports this is the event for you! With USD12.74 million in prize money across 10 races this will be sure to get your blood pumping.
This event also leads to the Dubai World Cup day which is the biggest day of horse racing in the wold.
Info: Thursday February 27, Time: From 6:30pm, Tickets are free but if you would like a suite can be anywhere from AED250 to AED5,750, bookings store.meydan.ae/
3. The Dubai Food Festival
Dubai Food Festival kicks off this weekend, and there are foodie delights all over town.
It can provide everything from a foodie experience which gives you a masterclass on how to do everything from cook a delicious Chinese dish to styling your food to make it photo ready! The food fest can also provide a beach full of food trucks and tiny dishes from all of the trendiest restaurants. Head to the Beach Canteen to sample all the goodies, or check the website for the tasting dishes.
Info: Thursday February 27, Time: Daikan restaurant: 11:30am – 11pm, There are tickets for certain foody events, For bookings just search the event you would like on platinumlist
4. Bedouin DJ Set
Brooklyn based duo, Rami Abousabe and Tamer Malki are going to be fusing Middle Eastern music with Western childhood at Soho Garden, and it's going to be a brilliant night out.
Info: Thursday February 27, Time: 10pm – 4am, make sure to book a table at email@example.com or at the phone number +971 52 388 8849
5. See OneRepublic and Sammy Miller at the Jazz Fest
The band behind smash hits, such as Counting Stars, are coming to Dubai along with jazz artist Sammy Miller to perform at the Dubai Jazz Fest you can stand and listen to some of your favourite songs by them or if that isn’t your thing book some tickets for the lounge so you can sit and enjoy some of your favourite beverages as they sing.
Check everything you need to know about Dubai Jazz Festival here.
Info: Friday February 28, Time: 6pm – 1am, Ticket prices are from AED350 to AED1,250 at platinum list
6. Akon live
The Senegalese rapper and RnB star Akon is coming to BASE Dubai to sing some of his Grammy nominated songs such as Smack That and I Wanna Love You. The club he is playing at has hosted talent such as Young Thug, ASAP Rocky and much more so we know Akon will put a good show on.
Info: Friday February 28, Time: 11pm – 4am, you can reserve a table by calling +971 55 313 4999 or going to the BASE Dubai website
7. The Rio Carnival Brunch at Botanical Garden
Celebrate Carnival in style, with the Botanical Garden brunch in DIFC.
You are encouraged to wear your most colourful outfits to this vibrant brunch with lots of tasty and traditional deserts it’s a one-time offer as it is the weekend of carnival in Brazil so make sure to reserve your seats soon.
Info: Friday February 28, Time: 12:30pm-4pm, reserve a table at firstname.lastname@example.org.
8. The Deep House Roof Party
Have you ever wanted to party on the roof of a tower? Well Deep House Dubai presents us with this opportunity to party on the 23rd floor of the Grand Plaza Mövenpick Media City. You can get some great discounts there because if you have a FACE card you can get 40% off and if you have a platinum Emirates card you can get 30% off. Ladies also get two free cocktails until 11pm.
Info: Friday February 28, Time: 9pm-3am, there is free entry, to reserve a table call 04 525 7777 or email email@example.com
9. Forever 43 Ladies Night
This is one ladies night you do not want to miss. This is at the Q43 restaurant and lounge and the deals for you are insane. Just for AED60 girls get unlimited drinks on select beverages and 50% off food. Groups of six or more girls get a VIP table and a sushi platter for free.
Info: Every Saturday, Time: 8pm-3am, AED60 entry, to reserve a table call 04 443 5403 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
10. Ritual at Garden of Cove
Head down to the beautiful Cove Beach which has a unique rosé lounge and three pools looking over the shining Arabian Sea.
Set in Caesars Palace this is a party that will blow your mind when they take you deep in the jungle with Ritual London and Deep Space LA and you can use CoveBeach40 on Uber for 40% off your ride
Info: Every Saturday, Time: 12pm-Late, free entry but valet is charged, to book a place call 050 454 6920 or email email@example.com