Embrace the weekend with our guide to the best events and activities around the UAE
Moroccan-Canadian superstar Faouzia will light up the stage at The Agenda, Dubai Media City. As part of Dubai Summer Surprises, the singer-songwriter will perform this weekend live on Sunday August 21. Faouzia is best known for ‘Tears of Gold’ and has so far collaborated with John Legend and David Guetta. Presented by Eventify, the show begins at 7:30 p.m. Tickets for the concert are priced at Dh195 and available for purchase on Platinum List, Virgin Tickets, Book My Show and 800 Tickets.
Traditional Turkish BBQ
Meze at DoubleTree by Hilton Resort & Spa Marjan Island invites guests to indulge in a delicious experience with fragrant spiced mixed grills served with cold meze and freshly baked hot bread. Some of the favorites include a perfectly grilled rack of New Zealand lamb, a tender and juicy Lokum steak and salt-cured fresh tiger prawns. Pair that with picturesque views of the Arabian Sea and Arabian show tunes. Available every Saturday from 6 p.m. Dh268 for two.
Dubai’s famous beach reopens
After a short summer break, DRIFT Beach Dubai reopens this weekend from Saturday 20 August. Guests can head to this popular spot to soak up the sun before the season ends. The iconic beach and pool destination also features a pool bar where visitors can savor sunsets, and the DRIFT Restaurant where diners can indulge in the freshest Provençal cuisine. All accompanied by live music played by resident DJ Javi. For inquiries and reservations call 04 315 2200 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Byomkesh Bakshi at the cinema
Detective Byomkesh Bakshi is back, this time in a new avatar in ‘Hotyamancha’ (Stage of Murder), which is currently playing in cinemas across the UAE. The new film is set during the 1971 Naxalite uprising in Bengal, India. Based on the incomplete story of Byomkesh Bakshi by Sharadindu Bandopadhyay, the film sees the famous private detective embroiled in a story of revenge when he decides to attend a play and becomes a witness to a crime that unfolds. on the scene. As Bakshi digs deep into the case, it opens him up to a three-way story of love, betrayal, and infidelity. The cast includes Abir Chatterjee, Paoli Dam and Sohini Sarkar, among others.
Exciting adventure for children
The Bawabat Al Sharq shopping center in Abu Dhabi has one last surprise for the little ones before saying goodbye to their summer vacation. 10 days of non-stop fun starting August 19, from 2 p.m. to 10 p.m., every day. The event features fun games, educational activities, and many other immersive back-to-school activities where little ones can have a blast. Activities include making and digging fossils, ring throwing, and more. For more details, check out the venue’s official Instagram.
Local singer live
Local musician Tarik Omar is expected to shake up the crowd this Friday on Barsha’s The Oak Live. Musician, producer, curator and DJ, Tarik is known for his work floating between house, funk, disco, techno, African boogie and Brazilian synth jams. The show starts at 8 p.m., admission is free and the theme of the evening is Deep Electro House.