A few of our favourite things to do in & around Dubai this week
February is the month of love, so what better way to treat your body to the Wellness Festival at Madinat Jumeirah and the fam to a foodie day at Etisalat Beach Canteen? Don’t forget to check out Fame the Musical at Madinat Theatre for some energy from the 80s!
Nobel Museum is back to introduce the public, especially the young generation, to the discoveries and scientific achievements of the Nobel laureates in Physics. Bring the the kiddos over to learn more about the significant role these inventions play in improving people’s lives. With the theme ‘Understanding Matter’, this exhibition is the new location for learning outside of classroom.
When: Until Thursday, 9 March (Sunday-Thursday: 9am-8pm, Friday-Saturday: 3pm-8pm)
Where: Children’s City, Dubai Creek Park, Dubai
How much: Free!
2017 is all about leading a healthy lifestyle so here’s the good news: Talise Nutrition, Talise Fitness, Talise Spa and DNA Health Centre are teaming up to offer a world-class wellness experience (mostly for free!). Expect trial sessions in yoga, tai chi, Zumba and fitness workouts at their fab venues. This week features a Cooking Class with Talise Wellness, Health & Nutrition Talk, Sunset Yoga with Mini Spa Treatments & Snacks and more! A free screening and daily giveaways will also be offered. Check out the Wellness Festival Timetable for upcoming events.
When: Until Saturday, 18 March
Where: Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai
With the theme of ‘Much More Than Jazz’, Jazz Fest is back to create a one-of-a-kind music experience that will keep your family entertained. Music lovers can expect expect twice the jazz and more of the classic rock, indie rock, pop and urban, plus an unbeatable mix of quality live entertainment – there’s something for everyone! If you don’t know already, world-renowned singer, songwriter and producer Mariah Carey will be headlining the second night of the festival on Thursday, February 23. See you there!
When: Wednesday, 22 February – Friday, 24 February (8:30pm)
Where: Dubai Media City Amphitheatre
How much: From AED325
Living in the desert city we are spoiled with the gorgeous beach and a wide range of delicious Middle Eastern cuisine. Etisalat Beach Canteen is back this year to combine both (yay!) and calling all foodies to join the fun! Watch the beach behind Sunset Mall transform into a dining and entertainment hot-spot with a line-up that includes celebrity chefs, home-grown restaurant concepts and fantastic family-friendly activities. Expect amazing experiences including entertainment ranging from fitness classes, beach football and open mic nights to farmers’ markets, kiddies’ play areas and beach cinema. It’s the perfect family hangout spot!
When: Thursday, 23 February – Saturday, 11 March, 2017
Where: Behind Sunset Mall
Let the weekend begin with ‘Fame’, mama! The 80s comes to life through legwarmers, bright colours and big hair in this dance musical based on the movie and TV series ‘Fame’. The story goes as performing arts students’ journey chronicles the consequences of instant fame and the highs and lows of chasing the ultimate dream. Watch the talented cast shine on stage with marvellous choreography and live singing. Save a spot before it’s gone!
When: Thursday, 23 February – Saturday, 4 March (1pm, 4pm, 7pm)
Where: Madinat Theatre, Dubai
How much: From AED200
Have a fab week, mama!