10 things to do in UAE this weekend: Fireworks, fitness, music and more


Fireworks, fitness, music, UAE events, dubai events

Dubai - Here's our guide on how to spend your off days.

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Published: Fri 18 Oct 2019, 11:29 AM

How to make the most of your Friday and Saturday. Khaleej Times recommends

Dubai Fitness Challenge

Dubai will be turning into a 'gym' starting from October 18 - for the third edition of the Dubai Fitness Challenge (DFC). Now all you have to do is to dedicate 30 minutes of each day in the next 30 days and adopt a more active lifestyle for the next month and beyond. You can also join in the fun as the fitness festival kick starts with a fireworks show over the water on October 18. Details here

Diwali celebrations

Residents can look forward to a glittering Diwali, as Dubai gets ready for citywide celebrations on the occasion of the Indian "Festival of Lights". The city is set to witness the biggest- ever Diwali celebrations, the Indian festival of lights, announced the Indian diplomatic mission and Dubai government officials. Festivities include concerts, spectacular shows, sparkling gold and jewellery promotions, and the Middle East debut of The Elephant Parade.
Dubai Festival City
Date: October 18 and October 24
Time: 7.45pm and 8pm
Kite Beach
Date: October 18
Time: 8pm

Flash mob
Where: Pointe, Palm Jumeirah
When: From October 18 until October 27
Legends Forever
What: Kumar Sanu, Alka Yagnik and Udit Narayan will perform
Where: Sheikh Rashid Hall, Dubai World Trade Centre
Time: 7:30 pm
Date: October 18. 
Best dressed man/ woman
What: 15 to 20 stalls showcasing food, cosmetics, accessories, clothes and more alongside competitions such as 'Best Dressed Man/Woman/Family'.
When: 18 October
Where: Zabeel Park Amphitheatre
Time: The event will take place from 3 pm until midnight
Tickets: Start from Dh10

K-Pop in for this 

The Korea Brand & Content Expo 2019 Dubai aims to enhance the relationship between MENA region and Korea. Very worthy. But best of all, a K-Pop concert will be the highlight of the event featuring Korean actress Ha Ji Won (meet and greet) and world-famous boy bands Seventeen and SF9 tonight at Dubai World Trade Centre Arena.

The Cucumber Carnival

After last year's DXB Cucumber Day - a celebration of the inimitable green fruit -The Hendrick's DXB Cucumber Carnival arrives at Soho Garden today and tomorrow. It's a festival weekend with performances, tastings, workshops and shows. Enjoy a concoction of diverse acts including The Electric Swing Circus. Tuck into The Feast tonight from 7.30pm to 9.30pm consisting of Hendrick's inspired dishes and on Friday, quaff a High-Tea at 3pm-5pm. Mail: reservations@sohogardendxb.com.

Hiking for good

The first Lebanese woman to summit Everest, Tima Deryan, is raising breast cancer awareness in the UAE by hosting a hiking event at Wadi Showka this Friday from 8am to 1pm. This event is open to the public and completely free to join. Mail:
timaderyan@gmail.com  or call 050 7176722.

DJ Tala Samman

There's a hustle in the Jungle! DJ Tala Samman of MyFashDiary fame is taking to the decks at Toro Toro Dubai for one more night of epic partying tonight. To kick off, Sam & Tonic will be digging deep into their repertoire with '90s-inspired RnB and House tunes, with a hint of Hip-Hop.

Fischer friends

A wee bit of traditonal music? The 'Sand Dust Tour 2019' will bring 11 members of the jazz band, Fischermanns Orchestra, to the UAE to perform a public concert on Friday at 7.30pm at The Fridge, Alserkal Avenue Dubai. Tickets are Dh80 on Platinum List. It'll sell-out fast, so book now. 

Special brunch

It makes no secret of trying to replicate its founding New York property's glamour and the elegant Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah does a very good job of exuding the same quality. Revel in an exquisite Friday brunch at one of their most popular dining venues, Mezzerie, tomorrow!

Social Saturdays

Enjoy a laid-back outdoor lunch at Nomad, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, every Saturday with the whole family from 1 pm - 4 pm. With two new live cooking stations taking centre stage each week, indulge in delicious sharing plates such as Vietnamese Wagyu buns, and Spanish delicacies.

Phantom is here

Running until 9 November, hit musical The Phantom Of The Opera will be on for four weeks at The Dubai Opera. With 130 cast, crew and orchestra members, including musical stars Jonathan Roxmouth and Claire Lyon, you have to catch at least one of the performances.

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