8 amazing things to do this weekend in the UAE

Here are our top picks for things to do this weekend!

But before that, plan your National Day trip with our guide to 5 destinations to travel to for less than Dh3,300.

1. Les Miserables

The highlight of this year’s Dubai Opera schedule is definitely the award-winning production of Les Miserables – a musical based on the highly acclaimed French novel of the same name. Seen by over 70 million worldwide in over 22 languages, the success and critical acclaim of this production is reason enough to not miss it.

Location Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai Cost Dh275 onwards Dates Until December 2 Get tickets here

2. Italian family brunch at Dh99

It’s almost too good to be true but this weekend treat your family to an Italian brunch at Pullman Dubai JLT at an unbelievable price available for a limited period. Highlights of the offer include the outdoor terrace, the family-focused ambience and of course, the traditional Italian goodness served right up to your table.

Location Manzoni, Pullman Dubai Jumeirah Lakes Towers Cost Dh99 per person (Children aged 6-12 get 50 per cent off and children younger than 6 dine for free) Timings 12.30pm to 3.30pm Dates Fridays (Until December 31) Contact +971 4 567 1159

3. Jungle Book at City Walk

The incredible Jungle Book experience at City Walk has been extended with three new gaming zones ‘Tame the Tiger’, ‘Feed the Monkey Maze’ and ‘Plant a Tree’. With educational games and entertaining mazes which both kids and adults alike can enjoy.

Location by Multaqa Al Adwa beside Hub Zero, Dubai Cost Dh50 at the door; Two complimentary passes for children at a minimum spend of Dh150 in City Walk stores Timings 4pm to 10pm Dates Until January 2, 2017

4. Bollywood theme park launch

Much anticipated by UAE residents, the theme-park inspired by Bollywood (Indian Hindi movie industry) launches this Thursday. From Ra-One (featuring Shah Rukh Khan) to Krrish (Hrithik Roshan) we hear there is a ride for every Bollywood buff in the UAE. We will have a complete guide for you soon.

Location On E11, alongside Legoland Dubai, South of Jebel Ali, Dubai Dates Opening on November 17 Timings Launch at 5.30pm

5. Win a trip to Camp Nou

Hail all football fanatics! Win a trip for two to watch FC Barcelona live in Camp Nou. All you need to do is get there, enjoy sports live on their many screens, eat and drink. For every Dh100 spent guests get a chance to enter the draw. The winner will be selected on December 16. A win-win situation we say!

Location The Dubliner’s, Le Meridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre Cost A la carte Timings 12pm to 2am Dates Contest open till December 15 Contact +971 4 702 2455

6. Two for one breakfast

Pay for one and eat for two at Carluccio’s this weekend. Launching their brand new menu, get one free for every order across the entire breakfast selection.

Location All Carluccio outlets in Dubai and Abu Dhabi (except Yas Mall) Cost A la carte (2 for 1 offer) Timings 8am to 11am Dates November 18 and 19 Website

7. A French day in Dubai

Aperitif a la Francaise is the best place to be for lovers of French food and beverages. The fair will also include live music, foodie challenges, games, a kids’ corner and other fun activities on the beach.

Location Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort and Marina Cost Free admission Timings 12pm to 10pm Dates November 19 (Saturday) More details here

8. Sole DXB

Sole DXB is one of Dubai’s coolest urban events offering a taste of contemporary street culture. Sole is actually a communication platform where you can get all your newest and most up to date news when it comes to footwear, fashion, design and alternative culture in the Middle East.

See our complete guide to the event here Location d3 – Dubai Design District Cost Free if registered online; Dh100 at the door (if not registered) Dates November 18 and 19

Movie Time

Aren’t you going to watch ‘Fantastic Beasts and where to find them’? We definitely are!

Check into Gulf News to learn which movies are running every day along with timings and cinemas across the UAE. Click here for more details.

Staying in?

Not up to braving the crowds in Dubai?

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