Walk the streets of Venice in Dubai

Sponsored: Visit City Walk’s Italian-themed festival before it’s going, going, gon-dola

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Who doesn’t love a street festival? City Walk certainly does – so don’t miss the second week of spectacular performers, masked entertainers and even stilt walkers parading through the stylish design-led neighbourhood.

Italy arrives in Dubai thanks to the City Walk Street Fest, in collaboration with Time Out Dubai, which is channelling the ancient traditions of Venice throughout. Up to 20 performers join the Venetian grand parade at Masar Al Ibtikar before finishing at Al Mustaqbal Street.

Every weekend there’ll be entertainers roaming the streets from 5pm until late, including dancers, musicians and unicyclists. You can join the fun by designing your own mask, dressing up in costumes or taking pictures inside a gondola. There’s even a kids workshop, which is free of charge for little ones aged four to 12, held in front of Godiva and Lush. And the best news is the latter will be giving free facials for mums while their kids enjoy the workshop. Godiva will be handing out free ice creams, too.

However, if you prefer to hit Al Mustaqbal Street, you’ll fashion find brands synonymous with Italy, befitting for the occasion, including Human & Beings, Carducci, Atos Lombardini and GianFranco Lotti – some of which will be offering up special deals for the occasion.

If you’re looking to pick up elegant pieces for home than look no further than Royal Owl Furniture and Bea e Martina.

For those that fancy themselves as a bit of a Gino D’Acampo, the freshest Italian ingredients are stocked at Olivier’s & Co, such as olive oil, balsamic vinegar and truffle oil that you can take home and whip up a bowl of pasta that mamma would be proud of.

When all of the excitement (and shopping) gets too much, you can refuel with some of the best homemade gelato in town in every flavour under the sun at Amorino or treat yourself to an indulgent Italian classic at Caffe Bene: affogato.

There’s also plenty of other activities to keep kids entertained, and live shows inside Mattel Play! Town at see Barney’s World of Imagination from Saturday to Wednesday at noon, 4.30pm and 7pm, and on Thursday and Friday at noon, 4.30pm and 7.30pm.

It’s also the season for all things spooky, and what’s Halloween without a pumpkin hunt? Search around Mattel Play! Town and the kids who find the most will get a prize on Thursday and Fridays at 11am, 2pm and 8pm and Saturday at 11am and 2pm.

City Walk offers a glimpse into a truly authentic Italian experience, so make sure you’re a part of the action.
Thu-Sat 5pm-onwards. Until Nov 3. City Walk, Al Safa Street, www.citywalk.ae.

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