A few of our favourite things to do in & around Dubai this week
We have the whole week planned out for you, mama! What better way to celebrate International Women’s Day than with the return of Sassy On The Sand at Etisalat Beach Canteen, foodie events at Taste of Dubai and ‘Ladies Tuesday’ at the So Chic Fashion Designer Sale at Nikki Beach Dubai?
Mark Thursday, 9 March in your diaries, mamas and get your weekend off to the best start because Sassy Mama Dubai is partnering with Etisalat Beach Canteen and Dubai Food Festival to bring you ‘Sassy On The Sand (part II)’, a fun-filled family afternoon on the beach! After the whopping success of last year’s event, we’re back to bring you stacks of FREE mama and kiddo-friendly activities at an amazing beach location. Don’t forget to say hi to the Sassy Mama team before you go – we can’t wait to meet you all!
When: Thursday, 9 March, 2017, (12pm-6pm)
Where: The Etisalat Beach Canteen, Behind Sunset Mall
How much: Free to attend! Just make sure you bring some cash as you won’t want to miss out on all the shop-portunities or all the yummy food!
Read more: Save The Date: Sassy On The Sand
Lettuce celebrate 10 years of Taste of Dubai this March at Dubai Media City’s Amphitheatre – you (and your belly) won’t be disappointed, mama. The 3-day festival kicks off on Thursday, 9 March, with entertainment from soul legend Billy Ocean. Bring your butter halves and the kids, because the fun doesn’t stop there: you’ll get to indulge in cuisine from 24 Dubai restaurants, such as The Weslodge Saloon, Namu, Ramusake, The Gramercy and Tresind. And all for as little as AED 15 per plate! Sassy Mama is giving away 15 pairs of tickets to the last day of the event (Saturday, 11 March). Simply fill in your details here for the chance to win (giveaway will close on Tuesday, 7 March).
When: Thursday, 9 March (4pm-midnight), Friday, 10 March (12 noon-midnight) and Saturday, 11 March, 2017 (12 noon-11pm)
Where: Dubai Media City Amphitheatre
How much: Advance tickets start from AED 75, available here. Free entry for kids under the age of 12!
Perk: Taste of Dubai is offering Sassy Mama readers a discount: save up to 35% on Taste of Dubai tickets – simply enter the code ‘SASTOD’ when booking!
Head over to the So Chic sale for an amazing selection of preloved and new designer clothes, shoes and bags in perfect condition and actual style for a fraction of the price, mama! Enjoy the ‘Ladies Tuesday’ at Nikki Beach. After your shopping session you can have exclusive access for only AED 125 from 11am all day, including: complimentary sun bed, drinks and a selection of sushi and light bites. Pamper yourself with Caudalie’s best selling skincare products, get your nails done with the non toxic, eco friendly nail polish brand Kure Bazaar and receive a beauty treatment from Benefit Cosmetics to be on fleek. It’s girl time!
When: 7 March (8am-10pm) & 8 March (8am-2pm)
Where: Nikki Beach Dubai
Wanna learn how to prepare a simply scrumptious farm-to-table style French menu perfect for alfresco dinner parties without the hefty price tag and cook what you crave? This cooking class with Mamalu Kitchen will turn you into a French chef in no time. You will learn to make Onion Tarte Tatin, Lentil Salad, Grilled marinated lamb chops with Dauphinoise potatoes and sauteed green beans (i.e. French classics that are sure to impress). Don’t miss out this super fun cooking class for mums, wives and party enthusiasts!
When: Tuesday, 7 March (9:30am-12pm)
Where: Culinary Boutique (Jumeirah Beach Road, Villa 56, Jumeirah 1)
How much: AED 550
Brighten up any wall inside or outside your house with your own macrame pot hangers! Lead by Tribe’s fabulous teacher Natalie, you’ll have the best time getting creative and meeting other mamas over weave, knot, sip & chat. Participation fee includes all the materials and a complimentary morning coffee or small cold pressed juice.
When: Wednesday, 8 March (9am-1pm)
Where: Essentially Cafe at The Courtyard beside
How much: AED 350 (email for bookings at email@example.com)
Have a fab week, mama!