Things To Do This Weekend

Get up, get out and get active, the weekend is here and there are plenty of events to keep you busy throughout the next few days which includes the return of an art event, more comedy nights, Bollywood musicals, Holi party, fun race and the list just goes on … find out what’s happening and what interests you, and round up your friends and family and go and have some fun!

When: 14 March
Where: The Irish Village

Matt Willis, James Bourne and Charlie Simpson make up English rock band Busted. The trio will be performing hits including What I Go To School For and Year 3000, as well as some new tracks from their fourth album Half Way There, released this month.

When: 14-15 March
Where: Movenpick JBR, Jumeirah Islands Club, Grand Millennium Barsha Heights
The Laughter Factory

The Laughter Factory is on again with another impressive line up across three different venues in Dubai. Serving up the comedy this time around are award winning Alasdair Beckett-King, Sarah Callaghan from the UK and Adam Bloom from Edinburgh who will take audiences on a laughter packed, roller-coaster ride of comedy. Tickets start at Dhs160.

When: 14-15 March
Where: Dubai Opera
Orpheus and Eurydice Forever Rock Opera

Blending Greek mythology and rock music, Dubai Opera welcomes the tale of Orpheus and Eurydice Forever Rock Opera in a contemporary version of the classic Greek love story. Created by esteemed author Michael Brunsky, the show combines electronic music and opera in a one-of-a-kind performance sure to move the whole family. Tickets start from Dhs 295.

When: 14-16 March
Where: JBR
#WOWJBR Final Weekend

#WOWJBR is set to bring down the curtain on its second season of festivities with an exciting final weekend that will showcase the best performances of the past four months paying a tribute to the themes of the season – circus, mind and soul, international, sports and arts – with dance performances, roaming acts, and entertainment for adults and kids alike.  Taking centre stage will be a Latino Circus performance by Percha, Acro Square Balance show by Cuadrante and an LED cube dazzling the crowds in JBR. Entry is free. Spot these spectacular performances on Thursday 4pm till 8pm and Friday and Saturday 2pm till 8pm.

When: 14-21 March
Where: Dubai Sports Complex and Dubai Police Stadium
Special Olympics World Games 2019

Special Olympics World Games 2019 will see over 7,000 athletes with special abilities participating in one of the biggest sporting  events of the year. The event will be held in Abu Dhabi with Dubai hosting some competitions at Dubai Sports Complex and Dubai Police Stadium.

When: 15 March
Where: Dubai Festival City Mall

Inspired by the Da-Bangg movie franchise, this live concert starring some of India’s best known celebrities will amaze the audience with it’s hit songs and breathtaking choreography. Featuring Bollywood stars Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif, this is one show you will not want to miss.

When: Friday, 15 March
Where: Bollywood Parks
Holi Celebrations

Holi celebrations begin in advance with a special Bollywood concert by famous Bollywood singer Falguni Pathak and renowned Marathi singer and composer Avadhoot Gupte this Friday. Enjoy a splash of music and colours as you immerse in pre-Holi celebrations.  Access to the concert is included in the park entry ticket price of Dhs 49.

When: Friday, 15 March
Where: Al Noor Training Centre for Persons with Disabilities, Barsha 1
Al Noor Super Hero Run

Supported by Middle East Film and Comic Con 2019, the Al Noor Training Centre is organising a fun race for real-life UAE superheroes aged between 6 and 17 years. Dressed up in their favourite superhero costumes, they can participate in a 4km race. Adults over 18-years-of-age can enter for Dhs 100, with a Dhs 70 entry fee for little superheroes aged between six and 17-years-of-age. Children aged below five-years-old run for free. All participants will receive a special certificate, with the top three costumes taking home best-dressed prizes.
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When Friday, 15 March
Where Dubai Sports City
The Great Dubai Pulse Ride (Off Road)

Back for its 13th edition this free-to-attend off road community bike ride is returning to the streets of Dubai Sports City once more on 15 March. Registration opens at 7am and all three routes on offer; 5k, 10k, 20k, will start off at the Canal Garden Market from 8am. All three routes will meander through the desert. At the finish line there will be a selection of live entertainment, kids’ activities and tasty treats to refuel after some serious cycling.

When Friday, 15 March
Where Al Habtoor Polo Resort and Club, Dubai
Zurich Corporate Touch Tournament 2019

Returning for its eighth edition, the annual event encourages staff to swap the stresses and strains of office life for a dose of healthy competition in a fun and relaxed environment. The event aims to highlight that the mental wellbeing of any workforce is intrinsically-linked to the success of the company. The event is free to attend and features a ton of activities for little ones.

When: 15-16 March
Where: Sheraton Hotel - Mall of the Emirates
British Boarding School

This free to attend event gives parents a platform to ask their queries face to face from the heads of 33 of the most prestigious British schools who are participating.

When: Saturday, 16 March
Where: Al Fahidi District
Sikka Fair

SIKKA 2019 brings together 44 artists from the UAE and the region, who will showcase their work in the Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood. This year’s edition marks the ‘Year of Tolerance’ with its theme  ‘An Open Window to Art and Tolerance’. Visit this area of old Dubai to catch a glimpse of some awe-inspiring art works, adorning the walls of the district. Entry is free.

When: Saturday, 16 March
Where: Dubai Miracle Garden
Yoga Class

The world’s largest flower garden is holding a unique one-hour yoga class this weekend in the garden’s Disney Avenue, against a backdrop of stunning giant floral structures of Mickey Mouse and Friends. The lesson will be led by yoga instructors from Dubai-based Yoga Ashram and is open to everyone aged 8 upwards. The lesson is included in the garden’s usual entrance fee (Dhs 50  for adults, Dhs 40 for kids 12 years and under, free for people with disabilities and children below 2 years of age). Registration starts at 9am and the class at 9.30am. Bring colourful mats and dress up like a colourful flower.

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