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It’s the weekend! Here are 10 fun things to do across the UAE

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1 Bike Week: Deep Purple Concert
See some of the greatest pioneers of Rock and Roll this Friday at Dubai Festival City! If you ever wanted to see the makers of “smoke on the water” live in action this will be your golden opportunity to do so!
Doors open 7pm on Friday the 20th; tickets cost Dhs295 which includes entry to the piazza on the night of the show and the concert itself. For more information and tickets, visit

2 Cirque du Soleil: Alegria
It’s not every day a world famous Quebec-based circus comes into town with some of the most artistic wondrous theatre around. Ticket prices range anywhere from Dhs240 to Dhs1000 for VIP seating. Get your tickets early to avoid disappointment; the show will be on at variable timings till the 5th of April including this weekend.
Visit their website on for more information.

3 Bord Eau, The best French restaurant in Abu Dhabi
Dubai has always tried to set the standard in food. Bord Eau proves that the best cuisine isn’t always where you might think it to be. Set inside Shangri-La hotel Abu Dhabi, Bord Eau is perhaps one of the best Restaurants in the country, not something to be sniffed at. So whether you’re trying to set a romantic scene or simply aiming to spoil yourself, Bord Eau has much to offer.
Open from 6.30pm-11.30pm daily. Click here to find our full review.

4 The 400 club with Niki Belucci
It’s not often female DJs ever make it big, but Niki Belucci promises to light up the 400 Club on the 20th of March with her dashing good looks. She’s claiming to be the most gorgeous DJ on the planet, and with her event happening at the exclusive 400, these claims might just be true.
Why not spend your Friday at the 400, its reservation only however, so call on 971 50 9955400 or 971 4 3324900 to avoid disappointment.

5 Visit Abdulla Al-Muharraqi’s art exhibition at Ghaf gallery
Quite rarely do we ever see such exquisite pieces of art such as this. Abdulla Al-Muharraqi’s won’t fail to disappoint as the Gulf’s arguably most famous artist is showing off his best pieces at the Ghaf gallery in Abu Dhabi until August 17.
Click here to read our interview with Abdulla Al-Muharraqi and for more information on the Ghaf gallery, click here.

6 Pierchic
Pierchic is one of those ‘must go at least once’ ventures that seem to be placed all over Dubai. Pierchic however, quite frankly is the real deal and a perfect opportunity to relish in luxury during your weekend. It’s one of those delightful romantic settings with some of the best seafood available in town.
Click here to see what wee thought of it and for more information.

7 Art Bus
Dubai seems spoiled for choice when it comes to art, but how does it fair for guided tours? Pretty well, apparently, as the art bus proves. For a small sum of Dhs50 for kids or Dhs100 for adults the art bus has two routes to choose form the Industrial route or the DIFC/BAF route. Each takes a different look on the art of the town. First trips start on the 19th but are also available on the week end.
For tickets and information, see

8 Baby Loves Carnivale
Something for the family, this is the perfect hangout for mothers and fathers across Dubai, only on March the 21st. Perfect for parents with kids under seven, tickets are Dhs95 but kids that don’t walk get in free! Children are fully catered for in terms of entertainment and food. Dubai’s best DJ Chris Fisher will be there playing all your favorite tunes from 1pm till 4pm.
For more information and tickets, visit

9 Slobfest 3 featuring Aslan
Playing at Le Meridien Dubai fro 12:30pm till 10:00pm on the 20th of march Friday. Aslan is all set to rock up the end of the weekend at Slobfest 3 all day. Tickets cost Dhs100 for regular and Dhs200 for VIP.
Makes sure you get your tickets before they run out at

10 Abu Dhabi Art and Culture Festival
Only the Abu Dhabi book fair will be available at this current time but it’s well worth a visit. During your trip you can meet guest authors and attend interesting lectures and be present for the announcement of the winner of the Arab equivalent of the Booker Prize.
Click here for more information on this event and to be updated with the other Abu Dhabi Art and Culture festival events coming up over the following weeks.

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