A few of our favourite things to do in & around Dubai this week
We don’t know about you, mamas, but we’re already loving 2017! Especially when fun-filled activities for the fam are everywhere! From the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature Tickets On Sale, CATS at Dubai Opera, to Market Outside The Box at Burj Park, here are our favourite events for this week!
Tickets for Emirates Airline Festival of Literature 2017 is going on sale starting from Monday, 16 January! Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is the Middle East’s largest celebration of the written and spoken word. In nine short years the Festival has grown into the UAE’s premier literary festival, hosting international and regional writers, poets, thinkers and speakers from around the world, events for kiddies and adults alike! Don’t miss out on the happenings on Friday, 3 March – Saturday, 11 March at InterContinental Dubai Festival City.
When: Monday, 16 January
How much: Ticket prices available here
The annual Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) is back and better than ever! Mall visitors can shop away and stand a chance to win a Grand Prize of the 2017 Lincoln Navigator through the extraordinary Raffle Draw on a minimum spend of AED 300 per receipt throughout Wafi Mall, Khan Murjan Souk or Pyramids. What’s more, a receipt of AED 300 entitles every customer to participate in the Roll & Win Promotion – this enticing opportunity enables customers to roll a dice and try their chances to win from a variety of surprises!
When: Thursday, 19 January – Saturday, 28 January
Where: WAFI Mall, Dubai
Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) is rolling-out unprecedented entertainment starting with the visit of the exciting and famous Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles from nickelodeon who are performing their exhilarating `Turtle Power’ martial arts show, for the delight of the young and young-at-hearts! The best bit? There will be workshops and kiddies will get a chance to meet and greet with the Turtles – all exclusive to the malls throughout DSF.
When: City Centre Mirdif – Thursday, 12 January – Wednesday, 18 January (4:30pm, 6pm and 8:30pm); City Centre Al Shindagha & City Centre Me’aisem – Tuesday, 17 January – Sunday, 22 January (4-10pm)
Where: City Centre Mirdif, Dubai, City Centre Al Shindagha and City Centre Me’aisem
How much: Free!
We don’t know about you, mamas, but we are super excited for CATS, one of the longest-running shows in West End and Broadway history to finally arrive Dubai! The performance features an award-winning musical score, including the song ‘Memory’. The story comes alive through enchanting set designs, fantastic costumes and impressive choreography. Perfect for adults and kiddies alike, this show is sure to be a highlight of Dubai’s 2017 opera line-up!
When: Monday, 16 January – Saturday, 28 January
Where: Dubai Opera
How much: From AED 275
Looking for a unique shopping experience this winter? Market Outside The Box (Market OTB) is back for its fourth successive year and bigger than ever! The pop-up market features a mix of independent local labels and global brands. Expect also a packed programme of entertainment with live music, drama, dance and poetry performances. Looking for a more relaxing day out? Catch the latest creative documentaries in the pop-up cinema, spend time in the chill-out zone or simply sit back and soak up the unobstructed views of Burj Khalifa and The Dubai Fountain. Don’t miss out on being part of this creative cultural movement!
When: Thursday, 19 January – Saturday, 28 January (4pm-10pm during the week and 10am-10pm on weekends)
Where: Burj Park, Dubai
How much: Free entrance
Have a fab one, mama!