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A Wellness Day with Purpose, the Return of Hot Mess Nights, and More
by Jana Shakhashir 3-minute read November 16, 2023

It's the weekend, and we're here to save you from the clutches of indecision by giving you all the best events happening around the city. You're welcome.

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The Messy Friday Night

It's the moment we've all been waiting for. Hot Mess is finally making its long-overdue comeback. After a pause, the iconic party by Factory People Beirut is all set to light up Dubai's Friday nights once again, now at Helipad by Frozen Cherry. It's been far too long since we've seen Tala and Wass on the decks, and this Friday, we get the package deal with their back-to-back set.


The World Tour

Speaking of long-awaited returns, Dubai's beloved Global Village has just flung open its doors for a new season of worldwide wonders, and it's time to eat our way around the world without leaving Dubai. With sizzling street foods and mouth-watering delicacies from Tokyo to Tehran, there's enough to keep your taste buds busy all season. Trust us, your stomach will thank you for the trip (but your wallet might not). While you're there, stop by the Palestine pavilion to show some love and support and immerse yourself in their rich culture and hospitality. 


The Soulful Brunch

Looking for a brunch that's not your typical Dubai scene? Step back in time at Soul Kitchen's Flowers on Toast Saturday Brunch, where the spirit of the 60s and 70s comes alive. Get lost in the music curated by expert sound selectors and indulge in Chef Margarita Vaamonde's creative mezze, inspired by the fusion of Arab and Latin American flavors.

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The Gentle Reminder

As we hit the last ten days of the Dubai Fitness Challenge, here's your gentle reminder to get up and get active. This weekend, why not mix things up with a more mindful approach to staying active? We've put together a list of 30 compassionate and inclusive ways to nurture body, mind, and spirit. From Hot Girl Walks and restorative yoga to moments of quiet reflection, our program is designed for those days when high intensity isn't on the agenda. Check out our full list for a softer touch to your fitness journey. 

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The Night of Grooving

Groove On The Grass is making a comeback! On November 18th, prepare for an epic celebration as the festival hits 11 years of rhythmic bliss down at Emirates Golf Club. The lineup is a blend of global and local favorites, featuring the likes of Folamour, Catz 'n Dogz, and Habibi Funk, alongside some of Dubai's household names we know and love, including Wass, Tarik Omar, and Omar Fayyad. This festival isn't just about music; it's a fusion of art and sound, setting the stage for unforgettable experiences. Gear up for a night where every beat and brushstroke tells a story. It's the perfect way to welcome back one of Dubai's most anticipated music and arts festivals.


The Can't-Miss Opening

A unique collaboration between The Palestinian Museum, Barjeel Art Foundation, and Alserkal Arts Foundation, On This Land, opens this Sunday, November 19, at 6pm at Concrete as part of Alserkal Art Week. Dive into a distinctive exploration of Gaza, where digital archives and art collections intertwine, painting a picture of a future inspired by the past. 


The DIY Activity

If you’re planning a cozy weekend at home, why not try something new with blu matcha café’s Matcha at Home – Starter Kit? Imagine savoring the refreshing flavors of Butterfly Pea Powder and Premium Beverage Grade Matcha, all from the comfort of your kitchen. This kit provides everything you need: high-quality matcha powder, a sleek rechargeable electric whisk, and a precise teaspoon to ensure the perfect brew. Ideal for both beginners and connoisseurs, it offers a fun, hands-on experience to enjoy a frothy, delectable cup of matcha.

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The Wellness Escape

Reconnect with your mind and body and support a vital cause this Sunday at the Movement for Gaza fundraiser, a wellness-focused event dedicated to compassion and solidarity for Palestine. Running from 4 to 10pm at Nasab, activities include yoga, breathwork, ice baths, and more, complete with home-grown culinary delights, where every bite supports a meaningful purpose. All ticket proceeds go directly to the Emirates Red Crescent's humanitarian work in Palestine.

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