The Weekend Guide: Ballet, Opera, Jazz, and Caviar Make for an Epic Weekend in Dubai

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Dubai is like Disneyland for adults (and kids too), but it can be overwhelming and time-consuming to filter through everything our gorgeous city has to offer on the weekends. Let’s be honest, after you’ve worked all week long, the last thing you want to do is waste your precious R&R time sifting through offers and websites. Sometimes, you miss the best events because it takes too long to find them.

Savoir Flair is here to help start your weekend off on the right note. We are giving you our favorite picks for what you should be doing this weekend in Dubai. So whether it’s a much-needed day at the beach, a well-deserved spa treatment, or a day of adventure, you have never felt more on holiday than you will in Dubai this weekend.


Swan Lake Is Finally Gracing the Dubai Opera Stage

The Moscow City Ballet is finally here in Dubai – or rather, at the Dubai Opera – with its world-renowned production of Swan Lake. The haunting music of Tchaikovsky is married with the grace, skill, and artistry of some of Russia’s most talented dancers and choreographers in this beautiful and ethereal portrayal of the doomed love story between prince and swan. Hailed as “one of the most intelligent settings of Swan Lake ever seen” by Balletco Forum, this is one opening we have been counting down the days for.

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Free Opera Performance in Alserkal

This Saturday, November 28th at 6pm, Sima Performing Arts, Alserkal Avenue‘s resident world-class dance and music training grounds, is hosting a free performance for the public in Concrete in Alserkal. Don’t miss the show-stopping opera performance. And if you didn’t catch the opening of the new Alserkal Lates, well, we can’t stress it enough, take a stroll through the lanes and treat yourself to some local and regional artwork. We should also probably mention that there is a pop-up book shop hidden in the corner near A4 where you can find bestsellers and secret finds for AED10 to 20. Free opera and cheap books? Yes, please.

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Wine and Cheese Night with a Touch of Jazz

Tucked away at the Emirates Golf Club, Jones the Grocer is finally opening up its Winter Terrace. Starting this weekend, on Thursday nights, guests can enjoy the dulcet sounds of jazz as they enjoy an expansive charcuterie board and cheese spread. As if that wasn’t enough, you can also relax with a bottle of wine — perfect for a soothing start to the weekend or for a sophisticated Saturday afternoon with friends or a partner. Sit back and enjoy the “Cured, Curd, and Matured” platter while you relish in Dubai’s outdoor freshness.

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ARTE, the Maker's Market at Dubai Design District

On Thursday, November 26th from 10am to 5pm, the Dubai Design District will be hosting ARTE, the Maker’s Market. Head over to the trendiest little design hub of Dubai to find bespoke handmade items “lovingly created by Artisans of the Emirates.” It’s a great place to shop for unique Christmas gifts and decorations, as well as discover singular craftsmanship unlike anywhere else in the city. Find the cutest pair of baby shoes for that shower you have next week, hand-crocheted toys, and even jewelry. There are so many different and unique pieces and stalls that you can surely find something to please, and perhaps support a local artist along the way.

If you miss the Thursday market, there will also be another Maker’s Market on Friday, November 27th from 10am to 6pm at Town Square Center.

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Dine With Roberto's Dubai On a Yacht

Roberto’s Dubai is bringing its legendary service and culinary delights to sea for an all-new luxury maritime adventure and experience. Delight in Roberto’s specialties while you enjoy the view and the breeze on a 58-foot yacht replete with private chef, captain, and crew all there to serve you and your guests. It’s like dining on an “outdoor rooftop lounge on water.” Enjoy some bubbly before tasting seasonal favorites like tuna tartare with avocado and wasabi cream, wild forest and portobello mushroom risotto, and roasted tiger prawns. Cap off the evening of perfect bliss with sweet treats like tiramisu, pistachio ice cream, and chocolate profiteroles. Truly an unforgettable experience, Roberto’s at Sea is sure to wow, impress, and be a night to remember.


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