12 things to do this weekend in the UAE

12 things to do this weekend in the UAE

From concerts and art shows to fashion events and family activities, there is plenty to do in the country from March 10-12.

Catch Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike in Dubai

Dimitri Vegas and Like Mike, a renowned DJ duo recognized for their dynamic performances and wide-ranging musical styles, spanning from house and techno to progressive and electro, are set to perform at a day-to-night beach concert hosted by Zero Gravity Dubai. The festivities begin at 10am with a beach and pool brunch and will continue until 2am, presenting attendees with the chance to relish in both worlds - a tranquil beach day followed by an exhilarating night of music and dancing. Women can purchase pool and beach brunch tickets starting at Dh399 while men's tickets begin at Dh449. Brunch tickets incorporate limitless food and drinks from 1pm-5pm. Doors to the concert will open at 5pm and admission tickets can be bought from Dh149. Purchase tickets at Platinumlist.

Head over to Dubai Fashion Week

Dubai Design District (d3) and the Arab Fashion Council have joined hands to organize the inaugural edition of Dubai Fashion Week. This event is expected to bring together the fashion industry in Dubai and strengthen the city's status as a major fashion hub globally. With over 45 fashion events scheduled on the calendar, the program will offer an impressive range of activities such as collection debuts, pop-up stores, masterclasses, panel discussions, and parties.

The initial version of this event will introduce fresh areas and sites for fashion shows, along with city-wide events featuring both worldwide brands and local talents. At the beginning of the event, Atelier AMATO Couture will showcase a set of renowned pieces, and Anomalous, a fashion label from Dubai, will reveal its collaboration with Hot Wheels and launch a global capsule collection. The event will feature a host of other designers, such as Michael Cinco, House of Victor, Lili Blanc, and Dima Ayad, who will showcase their designs from March 10-15 at the Dubai Design District.

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See Seal in Sharjah

On March 11, Seal, the British singer who just turned 60, will perform his famous songs at Al Majaz Amphitheatre. Seal is renowned for his exceptional singing ability and popular tracks such as Crazy and Killer, among others. He has sold more than 20 million albums worldwide and recently delivered an impressive performance of Kiss from a Rose on The Kelly Clarkson Show. Tickets for the show are available on Platinumlist.

Don’t miss the Wireless Festival in Abu Dhabi

Wireless, which is one of the largest urban music festivals in Europe, is scheduled to take place in Abu Dhabi on March 11th, featuring an impressive array of musical acts such as Travis Scott, Lil Uzi Vert, Wegz, Black Sherif, Ali Gatie, King, Divine, Young Stunners, Raja Kumari, Casa Vince, and M.I.A. The event will showcase stunning live performances across various genres of music, including hip-hop, grime, and rap, across multiple stages, as well as providing food and beverage options and exciting activities. The festival will be held at Etihad Park on Yas Island, and tickets can be purchased at

Update your style at the Numaish Summer Show

Come and upgrade your wardrobe at the Numaish Summer Show, where more than 70 designers from various lifestyle categories will be gathering to showcase the latest trends of the season. A wide range of designers, from high-end to budget-friendly, will be presenting ethnic, Western, and fusion wear, as well as jewelry and accessories, in the latest styles and trends. Shoppers will have a lot of options to choose from. Some of the featured labels include VINEETRAHUL, Puneet Kapoor Label, World of RA, Boho Chic by Sukriti Jain, Dhaaga & Co, Divya Reddy, and Pasha India. The event will take place on March 10th and 11th, from 11 am to 9 pm, at the Al Yasat Ballroom, Swissotel Al Murooj Dubai.

Experience the Spring Fiesta

BurJuman Mall has undergone a lively change and is now a beautiful and refreshing area, adorned with gorgeous floral decorations that showcase the spirit and loveliness of spring. These displays were influenced by the Panagbenga festival from the Philippines. The mall offers a range of features that emphasize both fashion and sustainability, catering to various tastes and interests, such as floral attractions, cultural experiences, fashionable discoveries, and environmentally friendly incentives. Additionally, there are numerous opportunities to capture photos for social media. The event will last until March 19th.

Check out the largest all-women art exhibition

The sixth edition of Art Connects Women (ACW) is taking place in the UAE, celebrating International Women's Day with an exhibition featuring 112 artists from around the world. Among them are Alexandra Namuh, an artist from Cyprus, and Xenia Joost, an artist from Estonia. The event is under the patronage of UNESCO and is currently the largest all-women art event in the UAE. The exhibition is themed 'Dare to Dream' and can be viewed by the public from 10am to 10pm on March 10 and 11 at Le Patio Restaurant, located on the second floor of the Al Habtoor Palace Hotel in Dubai.

Have a mama-rific day at DIFC

Real Mums UAE is hosting a new event that's all about beauty, health, and wellness for mothers. At the event, moms will have the opportunity to participate in hands-on workshops and educational talks about mental health and wellness. In addition, there will be delicious food, snacks, and other fun activities. The event will take place on March 11 from 10am to 2pm at The Point in Central Park Towers, DIFC.

Mothers who are interested in attending can RSVP on the Real Mums UAE website at

Spend time at a Family Fair

The Yas Acres Family Fair is a day-long event taking place at the Yas Acres Golf & Country Club, which guarantees to be a delightful, family-oriented day with lively entertainment, engaging activities for kids, pop-up markets, special dining deals, pool access, and energetic fitness classes. The event will be held on March 11 from 11am to 6pm, and interested individuals can contact 02 2087222 for more information.

Let the Franco Film Festival move you

The Franco Film Festival, presented by Cinema Akil, is a week-long event that celebrates the French language through the theme of movement. The festival will showcase renowned films from France, Canada, Switzerland, Luxembourg, and Belgium. The program will commence with Alain Ughetto's animated feature, Interdit aux Chiens et aux Italiens (also known as No Dogs or Italian Allowed), and will be followed by Breathless, a tribute to Jean-Luc Godard, a pioneer of the New Wave movement. Attendees will also have the opportunity to participate in informative Q&A sessions with the creators of select films being shown. The festival will take place from March 10 to 16, and tickets can be purchased for Dh50 on the Cinema Akil website.

Sing along with Najwa Karam

On March 10, the renowned Arab artist Najwa Karam, recognized for her popular tracks such as Eidak Eidak, Khallini Shoufak, and numerous others, will present a live concert at Dubai Opera. In the concert, she will perform her classics as well as her latest songs. Tickets for the concert can be purchased on Platinumlist.

Experience the Bonobo Fragments Tour

Dubai Opera is set to host an exhilarating performance by UK electronica sensation Bonobo, also known as Simon Green, where he will unveil his latest album, Fragments. The album pays homage to nature and movement, and Bonobo's electrifying show is sure to leave a lasting impression. As one of the biggest names in dance music, Green has been nominated for seven Grammy awards, has performed in major arenas such as Glastonbury and Coachella, and has released top ten albums in multiple countries, including a Billboard dance album number one in the US for his 2017 album Migration. The concert will be held on March 11, and tickets can be purchased on Platinumlist.

News Source: Khaleej Times

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