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The Weekender: Spandau Ballet Live in Dubai, Ripe Market x BurJuman’s Flower Power Exhibition and More

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Ready, set, weekend! Here’s the best things to do with the fam.

A night at the Ballet

We know this much is true – we’re definitely snapping up tickets for Spandau Ballet tonight! This British band are coming with their Soul Boys of the Western World tour and bringing all their greatest hits for one night only at the Dubai World Trade Centre.

When: 17 September
Where: Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai

back to school kenziboxOld school
Our friends over at Kenzibox are hosting a fun Back to School kids workshop, where children aged 3-8 years old will be able to get crafty with some fun arts activities! Held over at Kidz Venture in the Marina, sign up below.



When: 18 September, 9:30am-12:30pm
Where: Kidz Venture, DoubleTree By Hilton, Dubai Marina, Dubai
How to book: Reserve a slot on their event page and pay AED 50 at the door.

burjuman centre weekenderFruits and flora
Ripe Market’s teaming up with BurJuman’s amazing Flower Power exhibition for a special night market! You’ll be able to enjoy all of Ripe’s usual handicraft artisans and organic goodies while oohing and aahing over some truly spectacular floral displays, made by some of the greenest thumbs in Dubers.


When: 17 September, 5-10pm
Where: BurJuman Centre, Al Mankhool, Dubai

lafayette weekenderYay, gourmet!
Never settle for less mamas, the Lafayette Gourmet Food Fest is on and you’ll be able to grab some incredible odds and ends to really up your cooking game. With workshops run by a host of international chefs across the weekend, you’ll be able to pick up a few master skills too.


When: 17-19 September
Where: Galeries Lafayette, Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, Dubai

20150729_HER-by-Matilde-GattoniGirl power
Photographer Matilde Gattoni’s spent a lot of time traversing round the world and she’s snapped gorgeous pictures of the women that she’s met along the way. From Dubai explorers to tsunami evictees in Indonesia, you’ll be able to see their stories told at Gattoni’s Exhibition HER over at Gulf Photo Plus.


When: 14 September – 31 October
Where: Gulf Photo Plus, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai

Special Offers

jbr teaEid Afternoon Tea
Get booked for Eid catch up with the girls and enjoy an Arabic enthused Afternoon Tea with a special range of Arabic afternoon tea experiences during Eid Al Adha, for just AED150. Its on for four days, so plenty of time to enjoy.



Where: Palm Court, Jumeirah Beach Hotel
When: Held daily 22-26 Sept, 1-7pm
How to book: Ring (+971) (0)4 406 8999.

sofitelEid Feast
Get booked to celebrate the first day of Eid with lunch at A.O.C. French Brasserie. They are serving a special Arabic styled lunch with classic favourites, mixed grills and delicious desserts for just AED230 inc soft beverages. Children up to the age of 12 dine for free 13-17 years old, 50% discount. Maximum of two children per paying adult.


Where: A.O.C. French Brasserie at Sofitel JBR
When: First day of Eid 1-4pm
How to book: Ring (+971) (0)4 448 4848 to make a booking.

drinks weekenderSaturday Drinks
Saturdays equal YNOT at the Intercontinental Dubai Marina, with 50% off selected drinks from 5.30pm onwards. Now that’s a great way to finish the weekend.



Where: YNOT at the Intercontinental Dubai Marina
When: Every Saturday from 5.30pm
How to book: Ring (+971) (0)4 446 6669 to make a booking.


Our weekend offers are put together with the help of CitiSpi – a fab resource that enables ladies to socialise smarter with the inside scoop on deals and promotions around Dubai. Follow them on Facebook or Twitter!

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