A few of our favourite things to do in & around Dubai this week
Happy Valentine’s Day, mama! This week is all about LOVE and arts, from Aladdin at Madinat Theatre, West Side Story at Dubai Opera, to Valentine’s Day Special at Kids HQ, romance is in the air in the desert city!
You are invited to the Mint Velvet VIP Special Launch Event, mama! Expect to be treated to beauty and styling tips from influencer, mini manicures and hand massage by Nstyle (we love!). Bring family and friends over for a lovely afternoon filled with live music, endless shopping options (with 50% off the full collection and free gifts) and styling tips from fashion stylist Kat Lebrasse. See you there!
When: Sunday, 19 February (9am-12pm)
Where: The Dubai Mall, 1st floor, left from Bloomingdales
How much: Free!
The all-time favourite musical, Aladdin, is finally coming to Dubai! This production by Creativiva Worldwide is sure to delight all the family with its unforgettable magic, exhilarating choreography, witty dialogue, surprising circus acts and laugh-out-loud scenes. The greatest story of Aladdin comes dazzlingly to life in this new family musical adaptation of the classic story. This exciting retelling of the much-loved tale has a modern twist. Packed with thrilling circus acts and sensational musical numbers, this is a show not to be missed. The ultimate feel good show, that’s bound to put a smile on everybody’s face.
When: Running until Sunday, 19 February
Where: Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
How much: From AED 180, tickets are available here.
Calling all photography lovers! Whether you’ve got a fancy camera with professional lenses, a budding Instagram star with an iPhone, or simply a photography aficionado, you’re sure to delight in Gulf Photo Plus Photo Week. Chalk-full of photography seminars and workshops led by renowned international photographers, the event will enable photographers with all levels of experience to finesse their skills in topics, such as food photography and portrait lighting, just to name a few. Social mixers, artist talks, photography walks and product launches add to the event calendar and are sure to keep you entertained.
When: Running until Friday, 17 February
Where: Al Serkal Avenue, Dubai
How much: Some activities are free, others have prices varying from AED 202 to AED 4,958
This multiple Tony award-winning musical arrives on the Dubai Opera stage, just in time for Valentine’s day! The curtains will rise for you to immerse yourself in the tragic love story of Romeo and Juliet, set in Upper West Side, New York City and centered around the animosity between the two rival gangs; the Jets and the Sharks. Catch this iconic musical that has been loved the world over for nearly 60 years with the fam this week!
When: Tuesday, 14 February – Saturday, 18 February
Where: Dubai Opera
How much: From AED250
Kids HQ, a cutting edge kids activity centre, is calling all kids for a fun-filled Valentine’s day! For AED 75, kiddies can stay all day and get a free mini crepe (yum!) for the special occasion. Fun, educational and challenging activities will keep the little ones entertained – Valentine’s Day is not just about the grown-ups, mama!
When: Tuesday, 14 February, anytime between 8:30am-7pm
Where: Kids HQ, Umm Suqeim Road
How much: AED 75
Have a fab week, mama!
Image #5 via Pinterest