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Don’t Like Rugby – What Else is There to Do in Dubai This Weekend?

not-a-rugby-fanOK, it’s the Dubai Rugby 7’s weekend and probably nearly everyone you know is planning on heading up the Al Ain Road at some point this weekend but what is there to do if watching rugby just isn’t for you?

It seems to me that expats in Dubai seem to put up their Christmas Trees much earlier that they would back home so you could join in the trend by unpacking the Christmas Tree, then attempt to unravel the lights or my suggestion would be go and buy a new set (as it saves on the stress factor).  But really the weather is too perfect to stay indoors so how about exploring the recently opened Jumeirah Corniche for a stroll and stopping off for a bite to eat at one of the fishing villages for some fresh seafood or even buy some fish from the fabulous fishmarkets and cook at home.

You could start on your Christmas shopping by visiting the Market of Everything being held at Safa Park on Saturday.  The Market of Everything brings together upcoming brands, makers, designers, crafters, artists, vintage and second-hand vendors. This market is a treasure trove of unique finds you don’t see everyday in Dubai, all within the beautiful outdoors setting of Safa Park.

Staying outdoors, head down to the Marina to Skydive Dubai and witness the champions in the sky for the 5th Dubai International Parachuting Championship where everyday from 8am till sunset skydivers will be falling out of the sky.  There is free entry and parking.

Maybe you don’t like rugby but love cricket!  Pakistan are playing New Zealand in the Cricket Bilateral Series on 4th December at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai Sports City.  Admission starts from AED 30

Recently Dubai set a new Guinness World Record – The Worlds Longest Graffiti Scroll, depicting the rich and colourful journey of the UAE into nationhood and beyond..  This can be viewed until 6th December from 10am – 5pm at Jumeirah Beach Park.

Sticking to the arts DUCTAC are hosting a couple of music events over the weekend.

La Boheme
Thursday 4th December 2014
Timing:  8pm
Admission:  Balcony- AED 180, Stalls- AED 220, VIP- AED 300 (includes a post-show reception)
Telephone:  + 971 4 341 4777

This semi-staged production of Puccini’s timeless classic features internationally prominent singers including Soprano Monica De Rosa McKay and Tenor Gian Luca Pasolini as well as stunning multimedia projections and an English narrator to explain the story, making it a treat for opera fans and newcomers alike. Ages 6+

Young Voices of Dubai presents Let’s Go To The Movies

Saturday December 6, 2014

Young Voices of Dubai (YVD) present a festive celebration of music from the movies in song and dance.

A showcase of young talent, the first half of the concert will feature classics from The Wizard of Oz, Mary Poppins, Titanic, Slumdog Millionaire, Pitch Perfect and Frozen. The second half continues this theme with Christmas songs from the movies that will surely put you in the festive spirit.

It promises to be an entertaining evening for the entire family, with music from the movies brought to life by some of Dubai’s most charming young performers.

Test Drive The McLaren 650S
Saturday 6th December 2 – 6pm
Uber will be bringing The McLaren 650S to Dubai for their subscribers to test drive!

Start your engines, we’ve got some awesome news! We’re bringing you the McLaren 650S to test drive on demand!*

Yes, you heard us right…this Saturday only, the powerful beast will be roaming the streets of Downtown Dubai so make sure you head there to experience a drive like no other by simply requesting the drive through the Uber app! A McLaren product specialist will accompany you on the ride and guide you through the ins and outs of this supercar’s unique features.”

The McLaren 650S will hit the roads with Uber in Downtown Dubai on December 6th from 2:00pm to 6:00pm!
The McLaren 650S will be available in the Dubai Downtown area including Downtown and DIFC so make sure you head there to request your test drive!
The drive will be complimentary
To request your test drive, open the app and move the slider to “UberMcLaren” and request your car. Your McLaren test drive will arrive in minutes
We’re expecting demand to be fast and furious so keep trying if you don’t find a car the first time*

Whatever you decide to do whether it be one of the above or just lying on the couch and catching up on some TV – Enjoy.


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