Welcome to the weekend, mamas! We’ve found a great number of events and promotions just in time for you to get your Friday and Saturday together. Watch skilled pizzaiolos compete to make the best pizza at Eataly, check out a fab new nursery at Tiny Feet Nurseries, have a cultural night at Carnegie Hall pianist Mandek Jandali’s select performances and celebrate family fitness at Uptown Mirdiff – and much more! It’s all here in our Weekender!
Did someone say ‘pizza’?
Pizza’s always a hit with the kiddos and at Eataly, they’re literally putting a new spin on it. A number of fantastically accomplished pizzaiolos will be facing off at this fun Pizza Acrobatics competition, where they’ll compete against one another to win prizes for the highest toss, largest pie and longest spinning dough. Mamma mia, mamas – definitely head on over to check them out!
When: 15 May, 1-4pm
Where: Eataly, Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, Dubai
Uptown Mirdiff is going to be promoting healthy lifestyles for kiddos and adults with a fun day of family fitness. With a number of fun activities as well as health and fitness experts on hand, there’s also going to be a great local artisan market for you to pick up goodies after your workout. Better get those sports clothes on, mamas!
When: 15 May, 6-10pm
Where: Uptown Mirdiff, Between Starbucks and Emirates Driving Institute
Big steps, tiny feet
Fab British nursery Tiny Feet Nurseries has finally arrived in Dubers and they’re throwing a party to celebrate! Head over to their space in Umm Suqeim for some family-friendly fun, including great activities, noms and even a few cheeky giveaways.
When: 16 May, 10am – 4pm
Where: Villa 8, Anyar Street, Umm Suqeim 3
Play it again, piano man
Following his sold out performance at Carnegie Hall, award-winning pianist and composer Malek Jandali is going to be in town with Laura Metcalf on cello and Abdulrahim Alsaid on oud. Blending together Western and Arabian melodies for an awesome cross-cultural sound, it’s a great option for date night once the kiddos are all tucked up in bed.
When: 16 – 17 May, 8pm
Where: Madinat Theatre, Jumeirah, Dubai
How to buy tickets: Purchase them through Madinat Theatre’s website
Stay healthy, mamas
Breast cancer’s one of the most common types of cancer here in the UAE, so Medeor 24×7 Hospital is stepping in to make sure you’re vigilant about your health. They’re going to be holding free mammogram checkups on their premises in a special Mobile Mammogram Unit – we know it’s scary mamas, but early detection is so important.
When: 10-16 May
Where: Medeor 24×7 Hospital, Bur Dubai, Dubai
Happy birthday to you
The fun, personalised children’s activity product The Happy Box is turning one! They’ll be holding a celebration at Galleria Mall in conjunction with Saucette and Harper’s Bazaar Junior, so you’ll definitely want to head over for #thehappybash and all the family-friendly activities.
When: 16 May, 12-2pm
Where: Galleria Mall, Al Wasl Road, Dubai
Have an Asian affair in opulent surroundings with eclectic beats at Karma Kafe and enjoy their scrumptious Tasting Menu through May with their fabulous offer. Enjoy two signature tasting menus for the price of one, normal price AED495 each. The tasting menu offers all of your favourite dishes from the past six years, including dishes such as Rock Shrimp Tempura, Wagyu Beef Gyoza, Black Cod ‘Bangkok Style’ and Chocolate Cémeux.
When: Every evening through May
Where: Karma Kafe, Souk Al Bahar, Downtown
How to book: Call (0)4 423 0909 to make a reservation.
Catch up with the Girlfriends
Enjoy some downtime with your girlfriends with your (pushchair/stroller) in tow and receive a free drink AND dessert when you order a main at Fume.
When: Sunday to Thursday 12-4pm
Where: Fume, Pier 7, Dubai Marina
How to book: Call (0)4 421 5669 to book.
Beach Time and Brunch
Escape and enjoy the beach, pool facilities AND brunch at the fantastic Maya at Le Royal Meridien every Friday or Saturday. It feels like a staycation without the over night stay. Just AED350/500 with soft drinks or with house beverages, under 5’s are free and 5-12 year olds AED150.
When: Every Friday and Saturday Can arrive from 10am, Brunch served from 1-4pm
Where: Maya, Le Royal Meridien, JBR.
How to book: Call (0)4 316 5550 to book.
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