“These are a few of our favourite things” coming up this week
With two fabulous musicals coming to Dubai, plus Cirque Le Noir, and family shopping markets, there is plenty going on in our desert city this week! And with the school holidays here, make sure you check out our roundup of fab Spring Camps to keep the kiddos nice and busy!
Here are the dates for your diary, mamas…
Considered by many to be the best-loved and most successful movie musical in history, The Sound of Music is an absolute family fave. From “My Favourite Things”, and “Edelweiss”, to “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” and “Do Re Mi”, you won’t be able to stop yourself from singing along. Based on a true story, The Sound Of Music is more than entertainment – it’s a tale about the touching memory of Maria and the Von Trapp family, united through their love of music and their struggle for freedom, just prior to the Second World War. So, what are you waiting for, mamas? Get booking!
When: Thursday, 31 March to Saturday, 16 April 2016
Where: Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Madinat Jumeirah, Al Sufouh Road, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
How much: Tickets start from AED 200. Website: www.soundofmusicdubai.com
The circus is in town… World famous Cirque Le Noir is here! Touring the globe, these experts are best known for their complex stunts, including the Colombian Wheel of Death (two acrobats on a pair of spinning wheels rotating high above the stage?! Make sure the kids know these are not acts to try at home!). With acrobats, roller skating stunts and comedy, the audience feels part of the event as they sit in and around the performance – thanks to the custom build 360 degree stage!
When: Till Saturday, 2 April
Where: Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, UAE
How much: Tickets start from AED 199
In case you didn’t already know, we are huge fans of Pretty Chic Boutique, and to have them over at Reform Social & Grill, is always an extra special treat! Enjoy a day of sun, shopping and best of all, bubbles. With over 20 amazing (mostly Dubai based) vendors – selling everything from boutique fashion and jewellery to homeware. So head over throughout the day to shop your way through your Saturday!
When: Saturday, 2 April, from 11am to 6pm
Where: Reform Social & Grill, Dubai, UAE
How much: Regular food and drink menu available
We’re never ones to pass up a Broadway show, mamas, especially when it’s the hilarious family tale: Shrek! Based on the Oscar-winning DreamWorks film that started it all, Shrek is coming to Dubai! Produced by Broadway Entertainment Group and NETworks Presentations, the show is set to entertain. With 19 all-new songs, dance numbers, fab costumes, and breathtaking scenery – this is one the littles will love!
When: From Wednesday, 30 March to Sunday, 3 April, from 4pm and 9:30pm (two show times)
Where: Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai, UAE
How much: Tickets on sale here
In case you hadn’t already heard, we are huge fans of Ripe, and their markets are always a dreamy day out. So why not spend your Friday mornings picking fresh, organic, local fruits and veggies from their Ripe Organic Stall? As usual, the whole community is getting involved, with more than 100 local businesses, including the best foodies, artisans, designers, jewellers entertainers and musicians in town. The Ripe Market also has arts and crafts available, so this is a day the little ones can enjoy too!
When: Friday, 1 April
Where: Zabeel Park, Dubai, UAE
How much: As much as you’re willing to spend on shopping!