The Weekend Guide: Thanksgiving Quiz Night, Painting with Tea, and More

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Let’s be honest, after you’ve worked all week, the last thing you want to do is waste your precious R&R time sifting through offers and websites. So we’ve done the hard work for you and selected the most interesting, unique, fun, and exciting activities happening in Dubai this weekend that you won’t want to miss. So whether it’s a one-night only special performance, a new exhibit, an interesting cultural workshop, or even just a well-deserved spa treatment, you will never worry about what you should do this weekend again.

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Test Your Knowledge at a Thanksgiving Quiz Night

Test your knowledge on all the Thanksgiving episodes from popular television sitcoms like Friends, Gilmore Girls, How I Met Your Mother, and Modern Family this Thursday night at LDC Kitchen + Coffee. Treat yourself to delicious pizza, soft drinks, Thanksgiving vibes, and unforgettable moments, while trying to outsmart everyone else in order to win cool prizes and bragging rights. Thanksgiving pants not included.

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Explore Your Creativity and Paint During Afternoon Tea

Get your girls together for an elegant and different kind of high tea. The St. Regis, The Palm is hosting a one-time-only afternoon tea this Saturday from 2pm – 5pm for ladies only at the intimate Her by Caroline Astor room. Along with delicious sweets and savory treats, each lady will be given a canvas and art materials to paint her own masterpiece. If you don’t know how to paint, never fear, for the canvases will be pre-sketched for those who are not ready to start from scratch.

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Enjoy a Live, Outdoor Cine-Concert

This Friday at 7:30pm, Cinema Akil and Metropolis Art Cinema are hosting a special outdoor cine-concert in The Yard at Alserkal Avenue featuring music from the 1926 film, The Adventures of Prince Achmed. Four Lebanese musicians, Anthony Sahyoun, Jad Atoui, Pascal Semerdjian, and Fadi Tabba will be improvising live music with synchronized scenes from the film. The concert is open to the public and free for everyone, so bring a blanket and enjoy a night under the stars.

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Taste the White Truffle Menu Exclusively at Dubai Watch Week

‘Dubai Watch Week’ is upon us and we are thinking all things horological at this moment in time. World-famous Cipriani Dubai has set up an exclusive pop up at the festival of timekeepers this weekend only, which features a tantalizing ‘White Truffle’ menu. Make your way to Gate Avenue in DIFC for a little Breitling, a little Hublot, a little Rolex, and a whole lot of truffle.

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Go Green at Jameel Arts Annual Festival

This weekend, Jameel Arts Centre is hosting its annual ‘All Things Green’ festival, where guests can come enjoy activities, workshops, talks, plants, bees, garden tours, flowers, and even an expanded Green Bazaar at its beautiful location on Jaddaf Waterfront. Gather your sustainable and eco-conscious friends for some hands-on information, learning, and fun about composting, upcycling plastic waste, and food policy. Shop the Green Bazaar to discover new environmentally-friendly stores and products, including Jameel Arts’ very own sustainable capsule collection.

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Chat with Chrissified, the Dubai-based Adventure Photographer

Cassette in Al Quoz is showcasing the newest exhibition, ‘The Spirit of Exploration,’ from Dubai-based adventure photographer, Chrissified. For a special treat this Friday, photography fans will have a chance to talk with the artist himself to discuss his latest works and adventures. Don’t pass up the opportunity to discover more about his creative process and the stories behind the beautiful images. His stunning works create an emotional connection with nature and compel his audience to explore the world for themselves.

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Celebrate UAE's Golden Jubilee with Address Hotels

Celebrate UAE’s 50th National Day with a sumptuous afternoon tea at Address Hotels. A delicious three-tiered celebratory stand holding indulgent bites awaits you at Address Skyview, Address Downtown, and Address Fountain Views. Enjoy delightful sweet and savory treats from the special jubilee menu from November 25 to December 5 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

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