15 ways to spend the upcoming weekend in the UAE

15 ways to spend the upcoming weekend in the UAE

From music to art and food, there is plenty to do in the country over the next few days.

Calling all Lovatics!

On March 18, Dubai's Coca-Cola Arena will host a performance by the Grammy-nominated singer Demi Lovato, who has been a prominent figure in the music industry for over a decade. Fans are eagerly anticipating her return to Dubai, where she will deliver an unforgettable, high-energy concert featuring her biggest hits, such as Sorry Not Sorry and Cool for the Summer. Demi is renowned for her empowering messages of self-love, body positivity, and mental health awareness, which have touched the hearts of fans worldwide.

Don't miss out on this incredible experience - get your tickets now at

Head over to Springfest

Mark your calendars for March 17 and 18, as Reform Social & Grill's Springfest is back to celebrate everything British!

The festival-style event will feature street food stalls serving up delectable British-inspired dishes like sliders, fish & chips, and vegetarian options. You'll also find plenty of beverage stands and pop-ups to quench your thirst. Live music performances will entertain festival-goers on both days, while sports enthusiasts can engage in fun activities like football, tennis, and volleyball. Kids will have a blast with a bouncy castle, arts & crafts, face painting, a roaming magician, and balloon character-making. Don't miss out on any football action as the games and matches will be screened on giant screens set up for the day. Tickets are priced at Dh200, while kids between 6 to 15 can enter for Dh40 (redeemable against food and beverages).

Book your tickets now by calling 04 4542638.

Indulge in a St. Patrick’s Day brunch

Come celebrate St. Patrick's Day with your loved ones at Jumeirah Golf Estates, where a special evening brunch will transport you straight to the heart of Ireland.

The St. Patrick’s Day brunch will take place at the Earth Terrace and feature a range of traditional Irish cuisine and beverages. To add to the festive atmosphere, a live Irish band will perform while kids can enjoy a variety of fun and entertaining activities.

The event is scheduled for March 17 from 5-8 pm. To book your spot, call 04 5877777.

Try a collaborative art workshop

ZOE Modern Greek Kouzina located in Marsa Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi, is bringing together local artists and creatives for a unique event. The lively Greek restaurant is collaborating with Dina Khataan, an artist based in Dubai, to organize an interactive art workshop where guests can create their own stunning paintings of Greek island landscapes.

Under Dina's guidance, attendees will learn to use vibrant resin and fluid mixes to replicate the bold colors and sun-soaked coastlines of the picturesque Greek islands. The artist will demonstrate some of her most striking trademark techniques, which guests can then master and apply to their own creations. Participants can take home their finished masterpieces to showcase in their homes.

The event is scheduled for March 18 from 10 am-2 pm, and packages are priced between Dh350 and Dh550.

Experience Majid Al Mohandis live in concert

Majid Al Mohandis, the famous Iraqi singer and composer behind chart-topping songs such as "Tenadeek," "Bedoon Asmaa," and "Tehebak Rouhi," is all set to captivate his fans with a memorable performance at Dubai's Coca-Cola Arena on March 17.

The doors will open at 7:30 pm, and tickets are available on Platinumlist.

Don’t miss The Ultimate Paddy’s Fest

The Ultimate Paddy's Fest, hosted by McGettigan's, is set to take place at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, featuring performances by renowned rock band The Script and other Irish favorites including The Coronas, Mundy, and Lea Heart. Enjoy food trucks, beverages, and non-stop entertainment.

Get concert tickets at Dh349 or upgrade to a concert & brunch package. Visit

Groove to DJ Bliss and friends

Dubai's very own DJ Bliss is all set to become the first Emirati DJ to headline a show at the Coca-Cola Arena on Sunday, March 19. The popular DJ, known for his appearances in Dubai Bling, will be joined by familiar faces from the reality show to groove to his tunes.

The show starts at 7 pm and tickets can be purchased at

Check out The Beach Reveal

The Beach Reveal is all set to host the popular American singer-songwriter Jason Derulo as the headliner, where guests can indulge in a day full of surfing, sandy beaches, and grooving to the hottest tunes throughout the day. The event will take place at Wane Beach, Radisson Beach Resort Palm Jumeirah.

For table reservations and pricing, please contact 052 8842570.

Listen to John Cleese

Catch legendary comedian, actor, and writer John Cleese at Dubai Lynx on March 14 at Madinat Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Road. Cleese will be at the Global Stage from 12:30-1:10 to share key ideas about creativity.

Drawing on his lifelong experience as a writer, Cleese will share insights into the nature of creativity and offer advice on how to get your own inventive juices flowing.

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Enjoy the Sakura Festival at Izakaya

Izakaya, located in JW Marriott Marquis, is hosting a three-day Sakura Festival celebration to welcome the arrival of spring. During the festival, guests can enjoy a specially curated Bento Box menu featuring a variety of succulent Japanese dishes such as steamed edamame, miso soup, seaweed salad, classic sushi rolls like California Rolls, Salmon Avocado, and Sake Aburi, as well as other delicious options that are sure to tantalize taste buds. For dessert, guests can indulge in Seasonal Fruits or the Green Tea Mochi, a rice cake with green tea ice cream.

The festival will take place from March 16-18, from 6 pm onwards. The set menu is priced at Dh245 for food and Dh395 with beverage pairing. To book a table, call 04 4143000.

Watch a dance spectacle

The upcoming Sharmila Dance Extravaganza will showcase an impressive range of dance styles, ranging from Hip-Hop and Contemporary to Classical Ballet, Street Jazz, Afro Jazz, Dancehall, Latin, and Bboying. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to experience a diverse blend of dance performances!

The event will take place on March 17,18, and 19 at The Theatre, Mall of the Emirates. Tickets are available for purchase at Dh110 from

Enjoy two concerts in Sharjah

The Sharjah Biennial 15, hosted by the Sharjah Art Foundation, will feature a series of concerts, performances, and recitals until May 27. Among the talented musicians set to perform is Boubacar Traoré, a self-taught musician whose guitar sounds are influenced by both the kora, a West African stringed instrument, and the blues of the southern United States. Another artist to look out for is Noura Mint Seymali, whose music blends influences from the Sahara, Maghreb, and West Africa. Don't miss out on this opportunity to experience a fusion of diverse musical styles!

The performances will take place on March 17 and 18 at The Africa Hall. Booking can be made through or on-site at the venue.

LOL with Kunal Kamra

If you're in need of a good laugh, then look no further than comedian Kunal Kamra and his hilarious show "So Called Comedian." This side-splitting performance is part of Season 5 of "Funny Side Up," and will take place at the Dubai Auditorium, Dubai College, on March 18. Don't miss out on the chance to lighten your mood and enjoy a night of comedy.

Tickets are available for purchase on Platinumlist.

Groove to HipHop Pinoy Beat

Get ready for a night of hip-hop as three acclaimed Pinoy acts, Shanti Dope, Skusta Clee (pictured), and Flow G take the stage on March 19 at the Exhibition Hall 8 in Dubai World Trade Centre.

Secure your spot by purchasing tickets starting at Dh145 on Platinumlist and prepare to groove to the beats of these phenomenal artists.

Enjoy St. Patrick’s Day at Riverland

The Keg is the perfect place to kick off your St. Patrick's Day festivities with its stunning waterfront views, live outdoor entertainment, and unlimited food and drinks. Local bands will keep you entertained while you indulge in classic homemade Irish dishes such as Irish beef stew, Colcannon potatoes, and Shepherd's pie. For those who crave BBQ, there's an outdoor station serving up deliciously smokey wings, beef ribs, and chicken drumsticks. And if you're feeling creative, there's even a live station where you can make your own burgers.

Don't miss out on the fun on March 17 and 18 from 6-9pm. Book your spot by calling 800 AMAZING (2629 464).

News Source: Khaleej Times

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