Got any plans this weekend, mama? From Toil and Tinker’s launch party, to the best family fun days – it’s all here in our Weekender! Pens at the ready, here come the dates for your diary…
We’re invited to join in the party at Toil & Tinker’s upcoming Launch! This fab little print and design studio has just moved into a great big warehouse, and is celebrating with food, drinks, DJs, and amazing art (plus pieces to purchase!). Their live screen workshops teach us to print onto t-shirts and tote bags (there’s EVEN a class for the little ones from 12-2pm) – plus goodies to takeaway. Designers, illustrators, artists, mamas, papas and kiddos – there is something for us all! With complimentary food and drinks from four of Dubai’s best pop-ups (Rudy’s Tasty Churros look mouth-watering), we couldn’t ask for more, mamas!
When: Friday, 29 January, from 12pm to 7pm
Where: The Courtyard, Al Quoz (next to Lime Tree Café), Dubai, UAE
How much: Completely free!
Head over to the ultimate family destination: Jumeirah Beach Hotel for a full day of family fun, spent lounging by the beachside! Promising to keep the bubs happy with sporting competitions, a treasure hunt, clowns, entertainers and a bouncy castle (woohoo!), this is one the whole fam will love. Frankly, with a DJ and unlimited food (yes, you read that right, unlimited food), they’ll have to wheel us out at 5pm…
When: Saturday, 30 January, from 12 noon to 5pm
Where: Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Road, Dubai, UAE
How much: AED 295, AED 150 for under 12s, under 7s go free! Includes unlimited food and (non-alcoholic) drinks, call +971 4 432 3232 to book!
Just the entertainment to take you away from the TV! Known as the city’s greatest theatre festival, Short+Sweet is back in Dubai. Originating in Australia, this company brings actors, writers, directors and independent theatre companies to present (over 80!) 10-minute plays. With comedy, drama, romance and thrillers – all in just 10 minute slots – you can be sure you’ll be kept entertained!
When: Friday, 29th January – Friday, 11th March 2016
Where: The Junction, Al Serkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, UAE
How much: Individual shows: AED 100, Season pass: AED 300 – book now!
Incase you have’t realised, we love DSF and all the crazy wonderful events it brings to our bustling city! Market Outside The Box has plenty of great brands, food trucks, a pop-up cinema, and a chill-out zone right in Park Central. The program is packed with activities, onstage performances (music, drama, dance and poetry), and there’s even a bedtime story for the kids!
When: Thursday, 21 to Saturday, 30 January (4pm – 10pm on weekends)
Where: Burj Park, Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE
How much: Free entry!
The wonderful people at CitiSpi (yup, these guys help you socialise smarter!) suggest heading over to Jumeirah Golf Estates‘ first event! Bursting with plenty to do: from free yoga classes, street food trucks, live music and dance shows, an arts & craft market, and plenty of activities for the littles (kiddo dance comp, and a teddy bear show!). Definitely worth checking out!
When: Friday, 29 January, from 10am to 5pm
Where: Jumeirah Golf Estates Club, Dubai, UAE
How much: Free! call +971 4 4333999 for more details
Happy weekend, mamas!