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5 fun things to do in UAE this weekend: Comedy, art and more

David Light

Published on June 12, 2020 at 00.01

Looking for something to do? Here's our guide to spend your off days.

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Friday brunch

We have even more Dubai institutions coming back online and brunch is one of the greatest signs we're making a strong return. Pan-Asian restaurant Lah Lah at Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens has reopened its doors, welcoming you from 12pm-10pm daily. On Friday try the afternoon feast from 2pm-5pm or 7pm-10pm from Dhs295. (
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Comedy finale

We all need a laugh and Comedy Adda Season 2 - completely shot and produced in the UAE - is just the answer. The show was filmed in front of a live audience (before the pandemic) and has been coming out for an episode per week for the past two months on ARY Digital. The sketch/ talk show has provided a lot of entertainment and positivity for people who have been staying home with its brilliant mix of local UAE talent sharing the screen with some of the most accomplished names in showbiz. This Friday you can catch part one of the finale at 7pm with Shakeel Siddiqui as the celebrity guest.
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Art beat

For a cultural twist, UAE-based artists Amalie Beljafla and Amrita Sethi are reflecting the UAE’s rich history by using diverse art techniques which will turn all areas of the Souk Madinat Jumeirah, including the Dome, into a living canvas! The ‘Souk Seven’ immersive art project has been designed to feature artwork around the venue from seven of the country’s most acclaimed artists. Amalie Beljafla is using oil and acrylic paint to create a surreal, vibrant, and powerful 25-metre long mural titled Al Noor, which translates as ‘The Light’, on the Dome of the Souk. Amrita Sethi has been commissioned to design two more murals that will be displayed at the refurbished main entrance. Have a look this weekend.
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Short films for you

Here’s something you can take part in at home for free. Sharjah Art Foundation is screening three short films in collaboration with the Habibi Collective this Friday. The online programme features acclaimed films that venture into diasporic, collective and inherited memories. Titled ‘Ghosts of Songs: Oral Histories in MENA Female Cinema’, enjoy the trio of thought-provoking documentary and experimental short films about memory, examining relationships between environment and culture, the effects of migration, and family life during times of unrest from 8.30pm at this link: The titles are: Fiery Father (2018), Only My Voice (2017) and Like a String of Beads (2019).
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Solve a foodie puzzle, win money

If you are still choosing to spend quite a bit of time indoors, chances are you're looking for things to keep you occupied. Well, now you can enjoy an activity delivered with your family meal. On Friday, if you place an order for your favourite restaurant through Deliveroo Editions (JLT, Hessa, Business Bay), you will receive a foodie jigsaw puzzle. Not only is the customised puzzle fun, it will also reveal a Dhs50 voucher code to be used right away or over the next three months.
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