Things To Do This Weekend

If you are stuck for ideas to keep yourself active and busy over the next few days, fret not as this weekend's line-up of things to do is a fantastic mix of events for all to have some extra fun and as well as a relaxing time. From full moon yoga and meditation classes, to free cooking classes and a ton of comedy shows and live concerts, this weekend has a feel good vibe.

When: 18 July
Where: Essential Wellbeing Center, JLT
Full Moon Meditation Session

Get in the most deserved weekend mood by getting your mind to rest at this sound therapy meditation class. With no worries and no deadlines to meet, learn the art to calm your mind with these unique sound techniques which help you reduce your mind's fight-fight response. The class will take place between 7pm and 8pm. Entry is priced at Dhs 60. Call 04-2427704 or email

When: 18 And 19 July
Where: Different Venues Across Dubai
The Laughter Factory

In this heat, we prefer laughing as an exercise to relax our muscles and no one does it better than The Laughter Factory. This weekend's line-up includes Stuart Mitchell, Allyson June Smith and Cory Michaelis. The laughter blasters will be performing at Arabian Ranches Golf Club at 7.30pm, and at TRYP by Wyndham Dubai, Barsha Heights at 9pm on Friday. On Saturday, head to Dukes The Palm Dubai, A Royal HideAway Hotel and Hilton Dubai, Jumeirah to catch the laughter flu. Tickets start from Dhs 140.

When: 19 July
Where: Park Inn By Radisson Dubai Motor City.
Lazy Breakfast For Dhs 45

Looking for a Lazy Friday deals? Here's one that includes pool access plus an unlimited buffet with cold cuts, cheese, sandwiches and more, a special item of choice from the menu and a special coffee (Americano, Cappucino, Espresso etc) all for just Dhs 45 per person. Children under 6 dine for free. Call 04-2494100.

When: 19 July
Where: Clavichord, Signature Hotel
Racy Desis

The UAE 'desi' expats are in for a treat. This weekend watch out for renowned comedians, Miqdaad Dohadwala, Manjunath Naidu and Rushdi Rafeek, as they leave you in rolling on the floor laughing with their stand-up sets and improv comedy talent. Entry starts from Dhs 55.
Call: 050-8241453

When: 19 July
Where: Rajmahal Theatre, Bollywood Parks
Quratulain Balouch Live

Quratulain Balouch, the popular Pakistani singer, composer and songwriter, who is known for her famous track Woh Humsafar Tha, will entertain guests this weekend inside the Rajmahal Theatre. Balouch has won various awards including Pakistan’s Youngest Achievement Award UK and Europe 2011 in Britain, Singer of the Year at the Pakistan Media Awards and many others. Tickets for the concert are priced at Dhs 175 and Dhs 145 for the black diamond and gold categories respectively, while the tickets for platimum and silver category will be priced at Dhs 100 and Dhs 75 respectively. Call: 800AMAZING (2629464).

When: 19 And 20 July
Where: Dubai Garden Centre And Arabian Ranches Golf Club
Adopt A Cat

Adopt a cat and bring a little friend home. Kittysnip, a Dubai-based animal welfare group, is organising adoption days this Friday at Dubai Garden Centre (Sheikh Zayed Road Exit 40), Al Quoz and this Saturday, from 11.00am to 5.00pm at Arabian Ranches Golf Club. It is a perfect chance for give life to these abandoned furry friemds.

When: 19 And 20 July
Where: Cinema Akil
Screening: Ash Is Purest White

The Chinese romantic movie shows the lead actress Qiao in love with Bin, a local mobster. During a fight between rival gangs, she fires a gun to protect him. Qiao gets five years in prison for this act of loyalty. Upon her release, she goes looking for Bin to pick up where they left off. Ticket is priced at Dhs 52.50.

When: 20 July
Where: Crate & Barrel, Mall Of The Emirates
Free Master Cooking Class

There's a chance to brush up your cooking skills for free this wekend. Head over to the furniture store Crate & Barrel in Mall of the Emirates to attend the cooking class hosted by the expert Zahra Abdallah. She will be sharing some culinary insights, from cooking tips to delicious summer recipes. Entry is free but getting a ticket is a must.
Book here

When: 20 July
Where: Fairmont The Palm
Full Moon Yoga Session

Experience the July Full Moon Yoga on the private beach of Fairmont The Palm hotel as the yoga expert Saz Hartland (SazYoga) will guide you through the 75 mins of Vinyasa flow followed by 15 mins of inspiring meditation. Mats will be provided and you will get a beauty goodie bag from Rituals Cosmetics. The class is priced at Dhs 80 including towels, water bottles, light meal, juices, and of course the yoga class. Registration is a must.

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