What to do this weekend in Dubai?



Events in DubaiDo you have any plans for the weekend? You will probably sleep it over which can be pleasant indeed, but it’s neither too healthy, nor too fun. On the other hand, living in a city like Dubai gives the opportunity to do anything you want – sunbathing or skiing, dining at a luxury restaurant or partying all night! We have found some of the best events this weekend in Dubai in case you decide to leave home for once.

One of the most successful South African productions, Under African Skies comes to Dubai for a second time. It is a great show for anyone who wants to see, and hear, something completely different. The production features 20th century South African music and hits by Paul Simon, The Manhattan Brothers, Mango Groove, Johnny Clegg and many more, performed by eight vocalists, guitar, drums, bass, keys, saxophone and trumpet. The 2012 was a complete sell-out, so if you want to see it, hurry up and get a ticket! The shows are held at Madinate Theatre every day from Wednesday to Saturday at 7 p.m. and the tickets are AED 195.

If you are a sports fan and an active person, you can take part in the qualifications for Redbull Streetball World Finals in Alcatraz, San Francisco. You just need to love basketball and its purest form, the street basketball, and of course, to be tough enough to beat the competition. Of course, you can only watch street stars competing one-on-one for the chance to represent the UAE. Red Bull King of the Rock UAE 2013 will be held at the Dubai Ice Rink at The Dubai Mall at 7.00 p.m. on June 27.

If the kids are not at a summer camp and you wonder how to entertain them this weekend in Dubai, take them to the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Bureau where they will see Disney’s product and popular music band Imagination Movers. The band performs children’s songs on healthy eating and good habits. The musicians are adults and actually play real instruments live, so it’s not just a typical silly children’s entertainment, but of course, if your son is 12 years old, he will probably be bored. The shows are on Friday and Saturday at 1.30 p.m. and 4.30 p.m. and tickets start from AED 100.

flamenco-1 Another musical event on Friday is the Inner Voyage at Dubai Women’s College, but it is for a different kind of audience. The concert features music, dancing and poetry by sarod maestro Ustad Aashish Khan, table legend Swapan Chaudhuri, and many other musicians. The show also presents a unique dance opera featuring Sohini Moksha and their Flamenco-Natyam style. The concert, dedicated to the Mission to Seafarers Dubai starts at 6.30 p.m. this Friday and entry is AED 150-250.

And if you don’t think the fusion of Flamenco and traditional Indian dances is not entertaining enough, this might be just for you – the event is titled 2,389 Moves. Students from the dance studio Step N Groove will try to break the world record for the most number of moves in one dance show. A special guest of the official attempt will be Phillip ‘Packman’ Chbeeb, America’s best dance crew winner, So You Think You Can Dance finalist and Step Up Revolution actor. The tickets for the show at The Cultural and Scientific Association start from AED 40 and the event starts at exactly 7.00 p.m. this Saturday.


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