The Weekend Guide: Entertainment Is Back in Full Swing 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 to find just what to do this weekend in Dubai. 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, by 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.

1

Attend a Comedy Night

Two comedy nights are happening in Dubai this weekend. On Thursday, head over to Souk Madinat Jumeirah to see stand-up comedians from around the world, including the hilarious and Dubai-based comic Arzoo Malhotra, Taj the Comedybawse, and Qassab performing their sets at TODA, the latest immersive digital theater experience.

Then on Saturday, [u]bk at the Movenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lake Towers is bringing back its ‘Comedy Nights’ with a whole host of local talent that we are excited to see back on the stage. The ultimate hang-out spot with your friends on a weekend, now you can giggle all night long with Omar Kazim, Erik Thornquist, Jonathan Boulton, and Taj Paschall.

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2

Take in Some Magnificent Architecture

In honor of the late Dame Zaha Hadid – one of the greatest architects of our time – Zaha Hadid Architects and Zaha Hadid Design will be presenting an exclusive selection of works at the ME Dubai, the only hotel completely designed by Hadid herself, which is housed in the The Opus, also designed by Hadid. The multi-disciplinary exhibit is housed throughout the ME Dubai and will show architectural models of some of Hadid’s most inspiring and well-renowned works, including The Opus on The Atrium Balcony. An audio guide will also be provided for visitors as they make their way through the immersive exhibit.

Pro Tip: Once you’ve caught the exhibit, go have lunch at Roka (one of Dubai’s best new restaurants), also housed in The Opus. The bone marrow alone is worth any waiting you have to do to get a table. And since you’re in the Downtown Dubai area, why not stop by the DIFC Mosque for a couple Instagram-worthy pics?

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3

French Theater Festival in Alserkal

Over the next three weekends, Culture Emulsion, Dubai’s first French theater training company dedicated to bringing French theater to Dubai, will be putting up its theatrical festival Tous En Scène at The Junction in Alserkal Avenue. Featuring plays directed and performed by the finest in the French theater community, this weekend you can catch Les Pas Perdus directed by Audrey Jegu and La Visite de la Vieille Dame directed by Stéphane Brismontier.

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4

Pierchic Has Reopened

Pierchic, one of the most elegant, romantic, delicious, and beautiful restaurants of Dubai, is finally reopening its doors this weekend since it closed in March 2020 during the COVID lockdowns. While this hiatus lasted over a year, they were not idle. Based on new teaser images online, it appears Dubai’s iconic restaurant has gotten an interiors facelift, with new pink and teal sofas and artworks featuring birds taking flight. But the view has not changed. From every window, Pierchic offers its guests uninterrupted sights of the Gulf as it stands proudly at the end of Jumeirah Al Qasr. Go for the pasta and seafood, but linger for the views. Instagram-worthy doesn’t even begin to describe it.

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5

The Big Kid's Playground Called Brass Monkey

Brass Monkey is back in business, and it’s basically a big kid’s playground. If you are looking for a night (or day) filled with all your favorite arcade games and all that yummy, greasy goodness like pizza, sliders, and nachos, then this is your spot. It even has a bowling alley, basketball hoops, billiards table, and all the friendly competition you’ve been waiting for. On Fridays, you can have unlimited food and fun at the brunch, but the best part is, it’s 21 and over — which means you don’t have to share the arcades with teenagers. Just the other big kids like yourself.

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