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5 Things To Do This Weekend: International Day Celebration, Party in the Park, ARTE Market and more!

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A few of our favourite things to do this weekend

Happy Fri-yay! There’s LOTS happening in the desert city this weekend and we can’t wait to share our favourite picks with you…

ripe marketRipe Market at Al Barsha Pond Park

As the sun sets on Saturday, Ripe will transform Al Barsha Pond Park in Dubai into a magical world; a sea of small lights and colourful lanterns will fill the sky creating a beautiful atmosphere for al-fresco eating and live music, perfect for a family dinner, a relaxed evening with friends, or a shopping spree. Here’s to live entertainment and activities for kiddies of all ages, all set under the stars with a dazzling display of lights!

When: Saturday, 12 November (3-9pm)
Where: Al Barsha Pond Park, Dubai
How much: Free entry!

party in the parkParty in the Park

Spend this weekend at Party in the Park, a three-stage festival with Britpop band, The Charlatans, as part of the international line up, melodic Scottish favourites Travis, while the GOOD Garden Stage features live acoustic musicians throughout the day. In addition to the above, you’ll find food trucks and stalls, artisan market stalls in the Hype Village and The Good Village and other activations and entertainment throughout the festival site. Time to get the family movin’!

When: Friday, 11 November (2pm-midnight)
Where: Dubai Media City Amphitheatre
How much: Tickets available from AED 295

arte marketARTE, The Makers Market

UAE’s specialist and largest monthly handmade in the UAE urban arts and craft market is celebrating their 11th year with the freshest and hippest vendors! Expect creative demonstrations and learn from the experts. This market features everything from handmade handbags, second-hand textbooks to great options for a relaxing lunch – a perfect family weekend market spot!

When: Friday, 11 November (11am-6pm)
Where: Times Square Center, Dubai
How much: Free entry!

wagamamaWeekend Cookery With The Kids

Weekend mornings can be much more fun with the star chef. At the Golden Mile Galleria, your little angels get an introduction to cookery with the Chefs at Wagamama! Fun and learning at the same time. The great price of AED 49, includes chef costume, food, juice & lots more fun. Advance booking is essential.

When: Every Friday & Saturday throughout November (10.30am-12.30pm)
Where: Wagamama, Golden Mile Galleria, The Palm
How much: AED 49 per child

Read more: November Deals From CitiSpi

kids playing togetherInternational Day Celebration

Celebrate International Day with a fun family brunch filled with music, food, and fun activities this Friday with Little Stream Nursery! Get dressed up in your traditional clothes (whichever culture you come from!) and enjoy a relaxing picnic with new friends. There’s no place better than Dubai when it comes to celebrating diversity, right mama?

When: Friday, 18 November (11am-1pm)
Where: Little Stream Nursery, Villa 87 St 14A, Al Manara, Dubai
How much: Free! RSVP at

Read more: What It Means To Be a Third Culture Kid


Have a fab weekend, mama!

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