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5 Things to Do This Weekend: Food Truck Festival, Potted Potter, Acrylic Children’s Painting Workshop and more!

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A few of our favourite things to do this weekend

Just because the Eid break is over doesn’t mean we can’t have fun! This weekend is all about ballet at the Opera, theatre, acrobatics and a fun-filled art workshop for the kiddies…


Coppelia at Dubai Opera

The Dubai heat is getting to us and nothing is better than a family-friendly indoor ballet performance for a brief escape! Performed by the Russian State Ballet and the Orchestra of Siberia and set to Léo Delibes’ beautiful score, Coppélia is a captivating and entertaining family ballet based on a story by E.T.A. Hoffmann. This is a performance not to be missed so grab your tickets for the weekend!

When: Thursday, 15 September – Saturday, 17 September
Where: Dubai Opera
How much: From AED350

potted potter

Potted Potter

Calls for Harry Potter fans (I mean, who isn’t?)! It’s time for a good laugh with the fam with the international smash hit Harry Potter parody! Even if you don’t know the difference between a Horcrux and a Hufflepuff, this brilliant comedy will make you roar with laughter. This show is perfect for ages six to Dumbledore (who is very old indeed).

When: Thursday, 15 September – Saturday, 17 September
Where: Dubai Community Theatre & Arts Centre, Dubai
How much: AED150 and AED200


Cirque Du Soleil – Varekai

Looking to treat the whole fam to some magic, head over to Cirque Du Soleil and watch these expert acrobats leap and jump across the stage with skill and precision like no other! This (previously sold out!) show returns with a brand new concept, called Varekai, which means “wherever”. We know it will keep the whole family on their toes, as it promises to delight audiences old and young alike. We can’t wait to see what’s in store!

When: Friday, 16 Saturday – Saturday, 24 September
Where: Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai
How much: Tickets are on sale exclusively on

Eid Caravan food trucks Al Quoz

Food Truck Festival

This fun ‘Eid Caravan’ food truck festival is ending this weekend so make sure to head down and munch your way around some of the best food trucks in town, enjoy live music, browse market stalls and check out the family entertainment. What’s not to love?!

When: Friday, 16 & Saturday, 17 September
Where: Warehouse 4 Al Quoz, Dubai
How much: FREE entry (but bring dirhams for munchies and more!)


Acrylic Children’s Painting Workshop

Need some weekend inspo? We just can’t get enough of thejamjar’s art programs for the kiddies! Got a mini Picasso at home? Join this acrylic painting workshop for kiddos aged 8-13! Artist Batool Jafri will teach the basics of acrylic painting and abstract painting and all skill levels welcome. Don’t forget to call +971 4 341 7303 or email to sign-up, mama!

When: Friday, 16 September (3-5pm)
Where: Unit H74 Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz 3, Dubai, Dubai
How much: 250 AED includes all materials


Have a fab week, mama!

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