Fashion, Irish parties & fun: 10 great things to do in UAE this weekend
Published on March 17, 2021 at 18.36
What will you be up to?
Hike together. With its rugged mountain trails, stunning wadis and unspoilt natural scenery, Ras Al Khaimah is the UAE’s premier destination for a weekend in the wilderness. The Hilton Garden Inn RAK has launched a great new overnight stay offer that’s ideal for outdoor types looking to explore the Emirate’s many hiking routes. For Dh290, including taxes, two adults can enjoy a stay at the hotel with breakfast. Nearby peak Jebel Jais is home to a number of marked paths and you can choose your route depending on distance, time or fitness. Walk through the picturesque Wadi Shahha or Wadi Ghalila or explore the Hajar mountain range a little further with one of the many adventure tour guides that operate in the area. Remember to plan your way in advance and pack some decent shoes!
Green fest is surely for you. Keen to get green? Celebrate at everyone’s favourite Irish venue! McGettigan’s outlets across Dubai are putting on delicious food, Irish quizzes, themed tipples and the best live action from Six Nations and Cheltenham Festival. It’s on from 12pm each day, to be sure.
AR: Explore Ibn like never before today. The world’s largest themed mall is allowing you to walk in the legendary explorer Ibn Battuta’s footsteps in a brand new and limited time expedition starting today. Accompanied by a tour guide, embark on an experiential journey complete with Augmented Reality (AR) filters waiting to be unlocked on Instagram. The tours are free and from Thursday to Saturday at 3pm, 5pm and 7pm. Book your slot online.
Hidden picnic. It’s one of the most stunning locations in Dubai thanks to its enormous terrace, luscious urban-jungle greenery and spectacular views of the Burj Khalifa and now, Love Parties is launching a brand-new event at Hidden, Tree House and Tesoro in the Taj Dubai Hotel for a weekend afternoon. Hidden Picnic is launching this Friday from 1pm – 4pm. Upon arrival, you will be welcomed with a beautiful hamper basket, overflowing with delicious starters including crudités and crisps with dips, burrata, prawn Marie Rose, assorted sandwiches and salads. Then, served warm from the table, will be mouthwatering steamed boa with smoked duck and hoisin and homemade chicken sausage rolls with mustard aioli. Unlimited beverages are also part of the deal. Prices start from Dh229.
Pie in Dubai . Get your green on at The Rose & Crown until March 19 for lashings of the black stuff, tasty treats, and Irish coffee! Pies, stews and more will be available all through the festival at discounted prices.
Contemporary fashion. One of the biggest fashion purveyors bringing the best South Asian styles under one roof, Numaish, is back this weekend. Empowering brands which are looking to make couture sustainable and ethical, Numaish supports the revival of handwoven heritage. More than 40 designers will exhibit in this latest meeting including Nupur Kanoi, Jajaabor, and Aarti Vijay Gupta. The fair is on March 19 and 20 from 11am to 9pm on both days at Jumeirah Emirates Towers.
Patrick’s on The Palm. Say ‘sláinte’ with Irish-inspired food and beverages at Wavehouse and Seafire Steakhouse & Bar, Atlantis, to celebrate St Patrick’s Day. Also known as the Feast of Saint Patrick, the cultural celebration to the patron saint of Ireland is not to be missed.
Make it a wellness weekend. Fancy a Vitality Weekend: a wellness-focused staycation filled with rejuvenating activities aimed at ultimate relaxation? If you’ve been wishing for some ‘me-time’, Swissotel Al Ghurair is putting together just such an event on March 19 and 20 promising you just the rejuvenation you need! With a whole line-up of activities including aquatic fitness sessions, sunrise yoga, complimentary massages, skin yoga, Zumba sessions and more, wholesome meals are included from Dh725.
Dubai International Fashion Week. International Fashion Week Dubai Season 10 was a monumental success and Season 11 is on from today until March 20 at Sofitel Dubai The Palm. A lineup of talented designer brands from Paris, Mexico, Poland and Lebanon await. All necessary Covid safety precautions have been taken by the organisers to ensure a stunning experience.