Embrace 2024's First Weekend With These Fun-Filled Activities Across UAE

Embrace 2024's First Weekend With These Fun-Filled Activities Across UAE

Step into the excitement of the new year's first weekend in the UAE with a lineup of thrilling activities and experiences designed to elevate your days with fun and adventure.

Expo City

Expo City's magical Christmas market, resembling a snowy globe, is enchanting visitors until January 7. For Dh20, guests can immerse themselves in a winter wonderland featuring Santa's Grotto, snowy fun, fairground games, a station to write letters to Santa, Mrs. Claus' bakery, a toy factory, and a chance to meet Santa himself. This pet-friendly extravaganza at Al Wasl Plaza guarantees a delightful experience for anyone wanting to extend the holiday cheer into the new year.

Vox Moonlight Cinema

The Vox Moonlight cinema on Galleria Mall's rooftop is back, bringing an open-air movie experience. With its new look, it's the perfect spot for a Wednesday movie night. You can pick private cabanas for a luxurious feel, cozy loungers for comfort, or bean bags with footrests for a relaxed vibe. This venue guarantees a fantastic movie night under the twinkling stars.

Alserkal Avenue

Alserkal Avenue in Al Quoz, Dubai, is a lively spot buzzing with art, music, tasty bites, and wellness activities. Roam around its streets to find art galleries, cozy cafes, workout spots, and one-of-a-kind street food adventures. Treat yourself to flavorful delights like manakish from Akhu Manoushe, mouthwatering burgers at JT Burgers, Asian street eats at Phat, and revitalizing matcha from Blu Matcha. These diverse flavors and experiences add to the vibrant tapestry of inspirations just waiting to be discovered!

Mariah Carey Concert

Pop icon Mariah Carey, known for her chart-topping hits like "We Belong Together" and "Obsessed," will light up Saadiyat Nights in Abu Dhabi on Saturday, January 6. Prepare for an unforgettable evening with this renowned songstress on Saadiyat Island. Tickets start at Dh200 and can be purchased at Don't miss this chance to experience her incredible performance!

‘Music at the Boardwalk’ Festival

Experience a musical extravaganza at the 'Music at the Boardwalk' festival, shining a spotlight on rising stars and the famous 'Let the Stars Shine' contest. Running until April 27, the event features 54 shows by up-and-coming artists in Abu Dhabi. Dive into a mix of music styles like pop, indie, rock, soul, and more, celebrating the incredible talent across the UAE. Catch these captivating performances at multiple venues across Abu Dhabi and be part of the musical magic!


Enjoy an amazing breakfast treat at Namak, Dusit Thani Abu Dhabi, all January long! They're offering a special buy one - get one offer on their famous Grand Nashta. This award-winning restaurant, recognized by Michelin, serves an exceptional Indian breakfast with live cooking stations, a chaat counter, and a chai counter for a tasty culinary journey. Join them on Sundays from 10 am to 3 pm for a fabulous breakfast priced at Dh110. Don't pass up this opportunity to savor delicious flavors and kick-start your day with a delightful meal.

Mangrove Beach

About an hour's drive from Dubai lies the secret paradise of Mangrove Beach in Umm Al Quwain, calling out to beach lovers. Unveiled to the public in 2020, this peaceful beach is a perfect hideaway. Dive into the coastal charm, whether you're kayaking, paddle boarding, or just soaking up the sun on the soft sands. Equipped with handy facilities and a nearby cafe for snacks, Mangrove Beach guarantees a wonderful day out. Entry for a car costs Dh20, and camping is an option for Dh100. You'll find BBQ spots, and the beach welcomes pets, letting you enjoy the day with your furry friends. Discover, unwind, and create cherished memories at Mangrove Beach in Umm Al Quwain.

Matcha Making Workshop

Megumi Matcha, run by Rie from Japan, has been doing well for a year. They focus on selling very special matcha tea and teaching people how to make it in Dubai. Everything, from getting the matcha in Kyoto to putting it in packages, is done by women. Megumi teams up with Vanilla Sukkar, a local place owned by a mom and her daughter in Jumeirah. Together, they have matcha workshops every month. These workshops last about two hours. People get to learn about the history of the Japanese tea ceremony, how matcha is grown, and how to make it just right. Plus, they get to enjoy yummy treats made with matcha. If you love matcha, you shouldn't miss this workshop. It's a cool and enjoyable experience.

News Source: Khaleej Times

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