Art exhibits, sports and food: 10 fun things to do in UAE this weekend
Published on March 3, 2021 at 18.40
What will you be up to?
Art beat. Explore the world-renowned contemporary artist Shepard Fairey’s first show in the region titled Future Mosaic for the rest of the month at Opera Gallery Dubai. The show features new works on canvas, paper, wood, and metal, as well as examples of iconic images and repeated motifs from the breadth of his artistic history.
Eco fest. For enthusiastic gardeners, eco-conscious families, and all of you who think that it is possible to act now to preserve the future, Alliance Française Dubai is holding its first festival for eco-citizens: ‘together&now’. An art exhibition, documentary films, talks, workshops, markets, meditation, ‘together&now’ is a programme full of activities and encounters at the Oud Metha cultural centre to support eco-citizenship and the ecological transition in the Emirates. Most activities including the art exhibition and documentaries are on all this weekend. Check out afdubai.org for all details and go down to make a difference.
French film fun. Celebrating the French language through cinema, in collaboration with the embassies of France, Switzerland, Canada, Luxembourg and Belgium, the 11th edition of the Francofilm Festival is kicking off this Friday at Cinema Akil, Al Quoz. The roster of movies looks to echo the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN’s 2030 agenda with a lineup that raises awareness around topics central for a better world ranging from gender equality to climate action. Pictures on show include Woman and The Salt Of Tears.
Run, run, run! The latest Run Series, a series of free to attend community runs in the UAE from Under Armour, will take place in key locations throughout the year across Dubai and aim to build a community that unites, celebrates and inspires runners of all abilities. The one will be the Flow Run on Saturday at 7.30am at Kite Beach. No registration is required for the runs, just turn up and join in, or for those who prefer to keep extra stats, log your run through the MapMyRun app.
Sweaty selfie night. Did you even workout if you didn’t post it? The first Thursday of every month BARE DXB in Business Bay hosts a Sweaty Selfie Night. Torch those calories and get weekend ready as BARE turns up the heat in their blacked-out club like studio. Workout to the party playlist, dress up in neon paints and be prepared for water guns, prizes and giveaways. It’s on at 5.30pm.
Views of Arabia. This March, Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert is putting on an array of outdoor activities in the midst of a secluded haven. We love the look of Moon Bar where you can enjoy a romantic setting and spend the evening stargazing. For Dh250 per couple you can enjoy four drinks.
Brekkie and golf. Celebrate your days off and do breakfast Topgolf style! Topgolf’s extensive menu is a must. The best American dishes, such as French toast, chicken waffles and the ultimate breakfast burrito are accompanied by sides such as their famous tater tots. Fuel up and then play this amazing mix of golf and bowling. Even if you’re not that into the sport, you’re going to love it.
Quick, it’s dim sum. Over in the capital, Hakkasan is hosting Spritz & Dim Sum Nights until Ramadan. The experience features seven delightful Spritz drinks and five varieties of Dim Sum from 6pm until 11.30pm every evening except Sunday. The selection of dumplings is Dh48.
Pie spy. Craving a heartwarming, mouthwatering quintessentially British meal? Then a delicious, home-made pie is just the dish for you. Let’s be frank, it’s always a good time for pie. At British neighborhood gastropub, The Nine in the Sofitel The Obelisk, chow down on steak & kidney in suet pastry or a Shepard’s Pie all month.
Moon shot. Have you seen the family-friendly Moon Retreat in Sharjah? Perfect for desert adventurers and glampers alike revel in an authentic camping atmosphere with modern creature comforts. One of the biggest attractions of Moon Retreat is the epic stargazing opportunities, thanks to very little light pollution in the vast Mleiha desert.