Shopaholics, foodies and fur-parents, these are for you! The weekend is finally here so that means it’s time to do the things you enjoy the most. Complete with brunch, sales and adoption days, here are our top picks for things to do this weekend. Go on, you deserve it!
Take a Road Trip to the Liwa Date Festival
The Liwa oasis stands like a haven of life and greenery on the edge of the Empty Quarter - truly a sight to behold. The annual Liwa Date Festival hosts a variety of events, competitions, games, auctions, poetry evenings and a huge amount of fun. Combining culture and farming with excitement, the Liwa Date Festival is definitely worth the journey. Did someone say road trip?
Need a map? Check it out here.
When: 18-28 July
A Barrel of Laughs at The Laughter Factory
Sometimes you just need a good laugh and The Laughter Factory can provide. An unmissable event, try to stop your sides from splitting as comics Jimmy Shubert, Nick Beaton and Sally-Anne Hayward perform hilarious and painfully relatable jokes. Who says you need the gym for an ab work out?
When: 19 & 20 July
This weekend’s shows are:
• Thu 19th Jul: ON42, Media One Dubai Media City 7PM
• Thu 19 Jul: Grand Millennium Barsha Heights from 9pm
• Fri 20 Jul: Jumeirah Golf Estates from 7pm
Get tickets here.
Mega Four-Day Sale at The Outlet Village
The Outlet Village will hold a four-day weekend sale with additional reductions on already discounted prices on over 20 high-end brands. Retailers will step out of their stores, transforming the destination into a plaza market, and inviting customers to walk through and discover the exceptional offers. Additional discounts on over 20 high-end brands and extended shopping hours.
When: 18 July to 21 July 2018
Nab Yourself a Free Ice Cream
When you spend Dhs 50 at Novo Cinemas you’ll be given a Häagen-Dazs ice cream completely free. To celebrate Ice Cream Day, choose from an array of Häagen-Dazs’ delicious flavours including Macadamia Nut Brittle, Salted Caramel, Chocolate Choc Almond, White Chocolate & Almond or the all-time favourite Vanilla Caramel Almond. Yum!
When: 19 July
Adopt a Pup at a Foster & Adoption Day
Whether you’re a dog or cat person, there are plenty of fur babies that you can welcome into your home. Attend Foster & Adoption Day at Paws & Whiskers to meet the latest addition to your family. Find out more here.
When: 20 July
Brunch at Hotel Cartagena this Friday
Located on the top of the JW Marriott Marquis, Cartagena Friday Brunch is the highest brunch venue. The rich bohemian vibes of Latin America come alive between 1.30pm and 4.30pm. Guests can expect vibrant jungle décor alongside the best South American and Caribbean flavours. We tried the food and here’s what we thought. Packages start at Dhs 295. Call 04-5601799.
When: 20 July
Try a Spicy Burger at Shake Shack
Spice lovers are in for a treat. The Pickled Jalapeño Burger, a 100% all-natural Angus beef cheeseburger makes its debut at all Middle East Shacks. The new addition to the menu provides a spicy twist on a classic cheeseburger, using crispy shallots and pickled jalapeños, and a house made spicy sriracha mayo. Call 04-4551652.