12 exciting things to do in UAE this weekend

12 exciting things to do in UAE this weekend

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

By Staff Report

Published: Thu 20 Sep 2018, 11:41 AM

Last updated: Sat 22 Sep 2018, 8:28 PM

How to make the most of your Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Khaleej Times recommends...
Saudi Day
In celebration of the upcoming Saudi National Day, La Me  is set to host a one-of-a-kind firework display that will illuminate the sky set to one or two enchanting tunes. This will take place on Sunday at 8.30pm and, over the weekend, enjoy Saudi dance performances at the destination. Show Street at La Mer will also transform into a live supercar gallery showcasing some of Dubai's most fascinating luxury rides.
Saudi driver?
If you're from Saudi, a woman and you drive, there's a great offer on in Dubai this weekend. In honour of Saudi National Day and the historic lifting of the female driving ban earlier this year, B'dou Cafe at City Walk will be giving out complimentary meals to Saudi women drivers from Friday to Sunday. Moreover, everyone, no matter where you're from, will receive 20 per cent off their bill.
The landmark social change has seen over 2000 Saudi nationals finally get their licence and take to the streets, fulfilling a long desired dream in the process.  Now that's something to celebrate!
Tea time
Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes OBE has relaunched his quintessentially British afternoon tea at Rhodes W1. Famed for his modern take of the best of British cuisine, Rhodes has developed a menu boasting a fine assortment of delicacies, including mini finger sandwiches, on every Friday and Saturday.
More illusions
Yas Mall is delivering yet another unique experience with a home inspiration event, Yas House of Illusion. Held at Town Square until Saturday, the event has a futuristic and interactive house incorporating four unique rooms, each designed to entertain and inspire while showcasing Yas's homewear range.
Japan calling
Japanese Connections is the Louvre Abu Dhabi's latest exhibition, highlighting the artistic and cultural dialogue between Japan and France in the 19th and 20th centuries and the impact of ukiyo-e aesthetics on modern decorative arts. Head to the Manga Lab, where art meets manga and enjoy. 
Book workshop
it's back to school in a big way, but that doesn't mean you can't have fun. Dutch children's author Lorena Veldhuijzen starts her international tour for her latest book, Plastic Fantastic, in Dubai today at the Horizon English School by holding a workshop for kids. The workshop has been created by the author and includes children writing down their own hero and story. 
Cook breakfast
Join Top Chef this weekend to embark on a delicious journey of fun and creativity. With a wonderful team of professionals you can gain hands on experience. Learn how to stir, blend and whisk while enjoying the enticing aromas of straight-out-the-oven French tortes and freshly brewed coffee with the Breakfast Class from 9am to 11am for Dhs210.

Dinner tonight?
The famed grape dinner at Table 9 is back again, this time with a delicious Australian twist brought to you by Jacob's Creek. Embark on a culinary journey and enjoy the flavours of the region with house favourites such as confit quail lollipops, stuffed baby squid and slow-roasted beef tenderloin with sautéed mushrooms, as part of the six-course meal and grape pairing for Dhs250 each.
Cancel all your clubbing plans, we've got you covered:
Steve Lawler
The famed DJ Steve Lawler is coming to Soho Garden tonight. The superstar will take to the decks a bit later on, so no need to rush. Happy weekend!
Where: Soho Garden

Base is back
Base in Dubai Design District is firing things up again tonight with its Lyfe opening party. Featuring DJ Magnum and extravagant live performances, get there for 11.30pm.
Where: Base

Toy time
The Toy Room has its regular Go Frank Yourself evening tonight with DJ Junior J. It's super crazy, fun and loud, so make sure you are in an equally vivacious mood.
Where: Meydan

German treat
Oktoberfest has taken over Barasti this weekend, which means if you want to shun the EDM you can here with fine food, drinks and a traditional oompah band.
Where: Barasti

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