15 things to do over this weekend in the UAE

15 things to do over this weekend in the UAE

From music and art to Holi celebrations, there is plenty to do in the country.

Atif Aslam Live

Expect a mesmerizing and breathtaking musical event when a renowned singer and Dubai's unique all-female orchestral group collaborate. Catch Atif Aslam performing live with Firdaus Orchestra in their show 'Firdaus ka Mausam' at Coca-Cola Arena on Saturday, March 4. Don't miss this opportunity to buy tickets on Platinumlist.

Visit Sotheby’s spring exhibition

Discover a collection of Michael Jordan's championship sneakers, dazzling jewelry, highly sought-after modern watches, exceptional Islamic artifacts, and contemporary paintings by Middle Eastern artists - all showcased together. You can visit this exhibition until March 3 at Level B2, Gate Village Building 3, DIFC.

Take your pet to Woofstock

Join in the celebration of our furry friends at Dubai Polo Club and Resort's special event, Woofstock, on Saturday, March 4th. This event features "dogucation" masterclasses and workshops, various canine activities, art classes for dogs, puppy Pilates, grooming services, food trucks for both pets and their owners, live entertainment, and more. Admission is free for children under 12 and dogs. Tickets can be purchased on Platinumlist.

Enjoy live music at NYU Abu Dhabi

The Balimaya Project is set to blend the traditional sounds of the Mandé people of Senegal and Mali with the modern jazz sounds of Black London, creating a unique and thrilling musical experience. The concert will also feature an opening set by Shilpa Ananth, an Indian vocalist, songwriter, and performer, whose music combines the serene vistas of South India with Soul, Jazz, and Electronic influences. Don't miss this unforgettable show at The Red Theater on Friday, March 3rd, and grab your tickets on Platinumlist.

Head over to Art Dubai

Art Dubai is hosting a variety of galleries, including Galloire, which is displaying digital art from talented artists such as Daniel Canogar, Miguel Chevalier, Sasha Stiles, and many others at the Digital Section, x9. Experience how digital art can take on diverse forms, from interactive exhibits and immersive installations to virtual reality environments and video projections. Additionally, the Leila Heller Gallery is presenting works by artists like Parinaz Eleish Gharagozlou (whose artwork is pictured), Ana D' Castro, Azza Al Qubaisi, and more in the Contemporary section. Furthermore, Tashkeel members Maitha Demithan and Ruben Sanchez have artworks on display at Art Dubai as well. You can witness all of these fantastic exhibits at Madinat Jumeirah until March 5th.

Visit the Sikka Art & Design Festival

One of the stunning pieces featured in the current festival is 'Tune Me In' by Shereen Shalhoub. Alongside captivating artworks and installations, Sikka 2023 offers workshops, discussions, activations, lively live performances, and much more for the whole family. This event is taking place at Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood until March 5th.

Perk up your weekend with Color Fiesta

Join in the festivities of the Indian festival of Holi at Zabeel Park Amphitheatre, featuring performances by playback singer Nikhita Gandhi, social media personality Abdu Rozik, and other celebrity guests. You can also enjoy a performance by NKD Studio. This event is taking place on Sunday, March 5th, and tickets are available for purchase on Platinumlist.

Walk for a good cause

The yearly Al Noor Zurich Hope for Children Family Funfair and Run has returned, motivating charitable individuals in Dubai to wear their superhero garbs and take small steps towards creating a better world. The event kicks off with the customary Walk for Inclusion, a 4km amusement run that actively promotes participants to dress up as their favorite superheroes. Beginning at 8 am, admission to the walk is free, and there are awards for the best attire. The funfair will take place from 9 am to 9 pm after the walk, featuring amusement rides, a Kids' Village, a painting contest, bouncy castles, discounted food, beverages, books, and much more. Al Barsha 1, Saturday, March 4. Tickets are available at

Check out Ultra Abu Dhabi

Join the electrifying atmosphere of the Ultra Music Festival, where renowned DJs, producers, and performers such as Calvin Harris, Skrillex, Adam Beyer, and Afrojack will be showcasing their talent. The festival takes place on March 4-5 and tickets are available on Platinumlist. So, get ready to dance the night away!

See Khalid Abdulrahman live

Fans of Khalid Abdulrahman are in for a treat as the popular singer will be performing his hit songs at the Emirates Palace Mandarin Oriental auditorium on Saturday, March 4th. Tickets can be purchased from Platinumlist starting at Dh295. Don't miss out on this exciting event!

Colour your life with ‘Rang Barse’

Join the festivities of the Indian festival of colors, Holi, at 'Rang Barse' in Abu Dhabi. This family event offers a variety of attractions, including a rain dance, live entertainment by renowned DJs such as Praveen Nair (as seen in the picture), delicious food stalls, and more. Children under the age of 10 can enjoy free admission, and the event is scheduled for Saturday, March 4th, from 10am to 10pm at Abu Dhabi City Golf Club. Get your tickets for the event starting from Dh35 on Platinumlist.

Laugh out loud with Masood Boomgaard

This comic regularly keeps us laughing with ironic guidance on social media, using his alter-ego, Self-Help Singh. Be sure not to overlook his performance, Self-Help Singh Live, taking place at Half Walnut, Aloft Al Mina Dubai, on March 4th and 5th starting at 7:30 pm. Tickets are priced at Dh100 and can be obtained through Platinumlist.

Groove to the tunes of Black Coffee

On Saturday, March 4th, the South African DJ who won a Grammy award will perform at White Beach, Atlantis The Palm, alongside the opening acts of DJ Paul Svenson and Frederick Stone. The doors will open at 6 pm, and tickets can be purchased through Platinumlist starting at Dh400.

Blend retail therapy with music

Al Khawaneej Walk, a charming community mall inspired by greenhouses, is hosting a green-themed event. The mall's atmosphere will be enhanced by talented buskers, providing a delightful background for shoppers seeking retail therapy. Every weekend, suave oud players and charismatic violinists from Dubai will alternate to enchant visitors with their music.

Sneakerheads assemble

City Centre Mirdif has launched a new pop-up store and experience called Sneakers Lab, which is displaying one-of-a-kind and limited-edition sneakers, along with other products from various brands that will pique the interest of collectors and enthusiasts. Visitors to the pop-up can also take advantage of photo opportunities and dedicated zones for customizing and cleaning sneakers.

News Source: Khaleej Times

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