dining celebrity chefs Chef's Corner: John Lagundi
Chef's Corner: John Lagundi
Updated on 09 December 2022

Cooking is an essential life skill for all, although only some have achieved the mastery of the craft.

Chef John Lagundi, Chef de Cuisine at The Birdcage is a great example of showcasing his love for food through a delicious fusion of Asian and Latin American flavours.

Having started his culinary journey by cultivating knowledge and training across Asia and Europe, Chef John then brought his expertise to Michelin-starred restaurants in New York.

Wanting to make a difference in the culinary world in the Middle East, Chef John was a part of the opening of three outlets for ME Dubai, Botanica, Central and Deseo.

Now part of the Pullman Hotel Downtown, Chef John is making a difference by creating delectable dishes for all to enjoy at Birdcage, and shared his thoughts on his years in the culinary world.

How did you get started in the food industry?

I began my culinary journey a long time ago. During my first internship in Miami, Florida, I worked as a food runner and spent a lot of time in the kitchen observing chefs and the way they cook with love and passion. It was then, when I was serving food to the guest’s tables, that I saw how much joy they found in the dishes being served to them, and I knew I wanted to be a chef. Most importantly, I used to love the vibe and energy inside the kitchen, I wanted to be a part of that.

What is your earliest cooking memory?

As a child, I used to attend Boy Scout camps during the summer, and I used to look forward to being assigned as the cook for the whole group. Getting positive feedback from everyone who was tasting my cooking used to make me feel so proud. This is one of the childhood memories I treasure the most.

What is your favourite dish from your country?

A dish that every Filipino citizen loves is Adobo, which is a dish that originated in the Philippines and has become a national dish of sorts. Adobo is prepared by using pantry basics like white vinegar, garlic, soy sauce, peppercorns and bay leaves to create a marinade. The meat is then marinated overnight to enhance the flavours before being simmered on the stove until thoroughly cooked. It is delicious and reminds me of home every time I make it.

What is the one go-to and easy snack you love making for midnight cravings?

One of my midnight go-to snacks is instant noodles, which do not even require cooking! But after a long day at work, I enjoy the simple and easy dishes that do not require time or effort.

What is the one raw ingredient you cannot cook without from your country? 

Garlic has to be the most important ingredient in Asian cooking. It adds flavour to every dish and also has a lot of nutrients. Without it, the food that I cook just would not be complete.

What is the best dish to try at your restaurant?

In general, everything on the menu is a must-try since it has been curated based on my experiences and travels all around the world and boasts so many flavours and fusions. However, if I had to choose just one dish, I would say that I personally enjoy the chorizo gyoza the most.

Chef John Lagundi

Chef de Cuisine

The Birdcage

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Are you an avid reader who never misses a chance to dive into the world of books? Then mark your calendars because the Big Bad Wolf Books sale is back in Dubai, promising an unforgettable experience for book lovers of all ages.
Top things to do in Al Barsha, Barsha Heights and Al Quoz
The long weekend is finally here!
Dubai's leading carrier, Emirates Airlines, has announced the first set of destinations to be served by its A350 aircraft entering service in September 2024.
The concert will be held on 4 March at Bla Bla Dubai
UNTOLD Dubai, Dubai’s first mega music festival, is taking the excitement up another notch with the announcement of even more musicians, DJs, and singers to light up its incredible stages.
Exciting events to try out
Dubai-ites brace yourselves, Tunes DXB is back by popular demand, offering an impressive line-up of live music during the Dubai Shopping Festival.
Sean Paul is all set to perform at Dubai's Coca-Cola Arena on 21 October. The Grammy-award-winning artist will be performing for one night only, and tickets are on sale now at Coca-Cola Arena's website.
Dubai's ultimate Drum N Bass Night, Project 174 by MAC Global, is gearing up for an exciting night on 6 October, starting at 8pm at the P7 Arena, Media One Hotel.
From thrill seekers to theatre lovers, there is something for everyone this weekend!
Enjoy a five-day comedy tour with brilliant comedians Ahmed Ahmed, Chris Forbes and Rick Kiesewetter
DSS is returning for over nine weeks of amazing sales and entertainment
The renowned American rapper and singer Denzel Curry will perform on 12 October at Bla Bla Dubai
Attention movie lovers! Cinema Akil, an independent cinema platform dedicated to bringing quality films from around the globe to the UAE, has announced the return of its fourth annual Italian Film Week.
Amazing festive markets to check out for all your winter needs!
Discover Dubai has created an ultimate guide for you. Here's lots of things you can do in Dubai over the upcoming weekend. 
UNTOLD has come to an end, leaving a lasting impression on the global festival scene. With over 185,000 music fans from across the globe attending, including 45,000 on the final day, the festival transformed Expo City Dubai into a musical paradise.
Emirates Park Zoo and Resort is welcoming visitors for free during the first three days of Eid, but there's a catch! You should arrive early, between 8am and 9am, to avail of this special offer.
Top things to do in Deira, Garhoud and Al Muteena.
The LOADED live concert at The Irish Village in Al Garhoud will see performances from Dodgy, Toploader, Stereo MC and Fun Lovin' Criminals on 4 November
Dubai-ites get ready to party as the Winter Music Fest is all set to return for its second edition. After drawing an impressive crowd of over 12,000 fans last season, Winter Music Fest Season 2 is gearing up for a spectacular comeback in Dubai.
Get ready to laugh away your stress with The Laughter Factory, UAE's premier comedy destination since 1997, announcing an exciting line-up for July. 
Sole DXB, the much-anticipated youth and contemporary culture festival in the region, will return for its 12th anniversary. Get ready for an incredible event happening from 13 December to 15 December at d3.
Get ready for the weekend!
Get ready to spice up your weekend in Dubai with Discover Dubai's guide to the coolest events in town! From soulful concerts to Ramadan specials, we've got you covered for a weekend packed with fun and excitement.
The new season will offer new attractions, shows, shopping offers and food concepts
The three day festival for all things music, fashion, visual arts and sports
The dates for Dubai's iconic Madinat Jumeirah festive market are finally out. The market will make a comeback from 15 December to 7 January 2024. Located on Madinat Jumeirah Fort Island, the festive market will be spread across 1,750 sqm.
Attention music lovers, one of the greatest DJs and producers in the world, Martin Garrix, is all set to headline the Atlantis Live music series in Dubai on Saturday, 11 May.
Watch comedians Andrew Ryan, Liam Withnail and Radu Isac perform!
Get ready for three amazing days of deliciousness and entertainment!
Dubai-ites, get ready for a mega dose of fun because guess who's landing in January 2024? It's none other than the PAW Patrol squad!
The event will be held from 21 to 25 June at Expo City Dubai
Katherine Ryan, the famous Canadian comedian, and Laughtrip, a popular troupe from the Filipino comedy scene led by Alex Calleja, are all set to perform at Dubai Comedy Festival.
The run will be held on 19 March from 7.30am
The musical will run from 3 to 12 October at Dubai Opera
Dubai is hosting its inaugural Japan Culture Con, providing an authentic experience of Japanese culture in the heart of the emirate. Japan Culture Con will take place at Burj Park in Downtown Dubai from 10 to 12 November. 
Dubai's art scene expands with the inauguration of 'IMMERSEE' at The Sustainable City. Nestled within the net-zero emissions SEE Institute, this innovative cultural hub operates entirely on solar energy, generating triple its energy requirements.
Coffee lovers note that the World of Coffee is returning for its fourth edition in February 2025. Dubai will once again become the epicentre of the coffee industry, attracting the global coffee community.
The concert will be held for two nights on 30 September and 1 October at Queen Elizabeth II Theatre
Dubai is gearing up for a blast from the past with iconic 90s bands B*Witched and Eternal set to rock the stage at Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium on 4 May.
The electric concert will be held on 18 March at Coca-Cola Arena
Dubai is gearing up to bring in the Year of the Dragon with a dynamic array of events, activities, and retail promotions organised by the Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment.
Spend the weekend the right way!
Ladies and gentlemen, will you please stand because LOVERS, a tribute show to Taylor Swift, is making its way to Dubai in February 2024 at Theatre by QE2 in Port Rashid.
From foot juggling, hand balancing and aerial acts, the show has it all!
Eventful things happening over the next seven days
Dubai is gearing up for a star-studded night as the American pop-rock sensation, OneRepublic, is set to grace the stage at Bla Bla in JBR on Thursday, 25 January.
Make the most of the weekend!
The concert will be held at the Coca Cola Arena on 26 August
Spend this weekend having fun!
His Excellency Saeed Hareb, Secretary General of Dubai Sports Council officially opens Dubai Sports World, which offers over 40 courts and pitches for multiple sports, that runs until 10 September
The show will be held on Saturday, 13 May at Movenpick JBR Dubai
Circle 13 December on your calendars because Dubai Bling Season 2 is hitting the screens, and you absolutely don't want to let it pass you by!
The ice show will be held on 6 and 7 January 2023 at Coca-Cola Arena
Maroon 5, the Grammy-winning band will grace the stage in Dubai this November. The band will deliver an outstanding performance at the upcoming Dubai Airshow during Dubai Airports' Gala Dinner.
Dubai's entertainment scene never slows down, and if you're looking to maximise your weekend fun in the city, Discover Dubai has got you covered with its ultimate weekend guide, packed with things to do.
The digital show will transform the artworks of the 12-year-old artist, Karolina Sávolt
Discover Dubai speaks to Sharleen Spiteri, on performing in Dubai and her career with Texas
Dubai-ites get ready to be spooked as Dubai Parks and Resorts is all set to turn into a haunted wonderland from 30 September for six chilling weeks.
Dubai residents, get ready to groove to the beats and enjoy the electrifying performance of global sensation Jason Derulo on 4 May 2024.
Enjoy an amazing performance by Indian playback singer Asha Bhosle 8 September at Coca-Cola Arena
Dubai runners, get ready to hit the tracks because the Dubai Harbour run is back next Sunday, 14 April!
The weekend is around the corner, and with Dubai being the hub for everything fun, hip and happening, if you are looking to attend concerts, shows and events in the emirate, Discover Dubai is back with its ultimate weekend guide.
The concert will be held on 12 December
The show will begin from 18 June
From their humble beginnings at the Hard Rock Cafe to headlining the Amplified Music Festival, CAS continues to soar, now with a highly anticipated performance at the Coca-Cola Arena on January 31, 2025.
Time to get up to some fun this new year!
Michael Jackson tribute star Ben Bowman will perform amazing dance routines and songs by the King of Pop on 17 December at Coca-Cola Arena
The concert will be held on 4 February 2023 at Coca-Cola Arena
The show will be held on 3 September at the Coca Cola Arena
Enjoy paddling around the lagoon with dolphins!
Archer Aviation, a leader in electric flying cars and Abu Dhabi-based Falcon Aviation are partnering to build a vertiport network in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
The concert will be held at Coca-Cola Arena
Here are some things you can do this weekend!
Amazing activities to do over the weekend!
Dubai-ites get ready to laugh out loud as renowned American comedian and actor Kevin Hart is all set to take over Dubai for one night only at Coca-Cola Arena on 4 March 2024.
The hub will run from 1 April to 21 September
After enthralling the audience with his melodious voice on 8 December 2023, The Kid Laroi is all set to take over Dubai again on 19 April 2024.
Fun things to check out this weekend!
Get ready for a tour filled with laughs
Are you looking for fun weekend things in Dubai? Discover Dubai has you covered with its ultimate guide to the city's best events. From concerts to shows and more, we provide all the details you need to enjoy your time in Dubai to the fullest. 
Fun events to check out this weekend!
Tiësto, Ne-Yo, Armin van Buuren and more are set to perform!
The festival will run from 15 December 2021 to 29 January 2022
Make this month one full of beautiful memories!
The show will be held on 26 December at Sofitel Dubai Downtown
From enjoying live concerts at Coca-Cola Arena to watching WrestleFest DXB and comedy shows, here are some fun things you must do in Dubai over the weekend of 8- 10 September.
As June begins, Discover Dubai has rounded up some of the best events to ensure that June is a month to remember.
Exciting events taking place around Dubai!
The Ajman Department of Tourism Development is gearing up for the ninth edition of the Liwa Ajman Dates and Honey Festival, scheduled to take place at the Emirates Hospitality Hall in Ajman from 24 to 28 July 2024.
Fun things to do this week.
The UNTOLD music festival has kicked off its Middle East debut at Expo City in Dubai, marking a historic moment for the city. Running for four days until 18 February, the first day witnessed over 40,000 music enthusiasts gathering at the venue.
Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest theme park destination in the Middle East, has exciting holiday experiences, including a new festive laser show, events, workshops, live shows, parades, and, of course, thrilling rides.
Are you looking for something exciting to do in Dubai over the weekend? Look no further! Discover Dubai has got you covered with its ultimate guide to the best events in the city.
Weekends are always great for some fun!
The silver anniversary June tour has an amazing line up
The singer of 'Young, Dumb and Broke' is now scheduled to take the stage in Dubai on 2 March 2024, at the Coca-Cola Arena.
UK comedian Michael McIntyre is making his way to Dubai for a one-night-only show on 13 January 2024 at Coca-Cola Arena
If you are planning to make the most of your weekend in Dubai, Discover Dubai is here with its ultimate weekend guide. 
Brilliant events to check out this weekend
Make the most of the festive season with family and friends!
Dubai's beloved immersive family entertainment destination, AYA Universe, is gearing up to introduce its latest immersive feature, the Star Pool.
The solo concert will be held on 30 April at Coca-Cola Arena
Your little ones will thank you.
Time for some weekend excitement!
With a 6 day holiday you have time to enjoy a well-deserved break
Time to get ready for some weekend fun!
The venue will be open from 8am to 1am during Ramadan
One of the biggest and most popular Sufi singers in Pakistan and globally, Ustad Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, is set to perform in Dubai on Friday, 29 December 2023 at Coca-Cola Arena.
Atlantis, The Palm will be hosting an unforgettable New Year’s Eve Gala Dinner. And the event will be headlined by the global superstar Sting.
Fun activities for the weekend
As the weekend approaches, Dubai invites you to step into a world of exploration and entertainment. From exciting activities to captivating events, let Discover Dubai be your go-to source for discovering the top happenings in Dubai this weekend.
Get ready for unlimited fun!
The lightsaber will be on display till 31 March at the Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium
Cinema Akil is hosting the global film festival, Il Cinema Ritrovato, for the first time in the Middle. The film festival will take place between 15 and 21 September and is in partnership with the Italian Cultural Institute Abu Dhabi.
The packages are aimed at children of all ages.
The event will be held on 27 February
Enjoy watching amazing street artists from 8 to 20 March
The concert will be held on 7 October at Coca-Cola Arena
Get ready, Dubai! Brace yourselves for another incredible performance as Tom Grennan, the chart-topping, multi-BRIT Award nominee, is set to take the stage at The Agenda in Dubai Media City on 24 May, 2024.
The event will be held on 24 November
Time to have fun for the weekend
Make July a brilliant one to remember with activations galore
More chefs announced to appear and 15 top restaurants confirmed.
The Laughter Factory May lineup is sure to fill you with laughs
The festival will run for ten days from 12 to 21 May
Fill your weekend with all the activities and enjoyment!
The event will run from 9 to 13 March
The 'Shape Of You' singer Ed Sheeran is all set to take over Dubai on 19 and 20 January at The Sevens Stadium on Al Ain Road.
To help you plan the best weekend, Discover Dubai has compiled a guide to the best things to do, ensuring you have an incredible weekend. Take a look and plan accordingly. 
The festival will be held from 9 to 11 December
Time to break out the fun shoes for this weekend!
Dubai-ites get ready to dance 'Gangnam Style' as the South Korean sensation and K-pop idol PSY is all set to perform in at the UNTOLD Dubai festival.
The show is divided into three sections highlighting the work of each artist
Exciting events to enjoy this weekend!
The festival will be held for three days from 8 to 10 December
The band will perform on 2 October
Dubai stands in line with cities like Paris, Milan, London and New York, so you can never be bored of this city. There are a million of things to see, try, and taste!
If you are expecting a quiet month with not much else to do other than some me-time, then think again. The calendar this month is packed full of things for everyone to do. There are things for everyone from music lovers, fitness fans, foodies, art.
Watch as stunning fireworks light up the sky
The Guinness World Recording waterpark is gearing up to welcome guests to another edition of Aquaventure After Dark. Anticipate an evening filled with excitement and more.
From laughter shows, concerts and more, there is something for all to enjoy!
Indian comedian, actor and television host Kapil Sharma will perform at Coca-Cola Arena on 24 September
The weekend is around the corner, and with the Holy Month of Ramadan, if you are looking for enjoyable activities in Dubai, let Discover Dubai be your guide to the best things to do. 
Discover Dubai has put together the best things to do guide to make sure you have an amazing weekend. Read on and add these events to your weekend plans.
Discover Dubai has put together an exclusive guide to help you make the most of your upcoming weekend in Dubai. Discover the perfect ways to enjoy your time in this dynamic city. 
So don your explorer hat and make the most of your weekend with Discover Dubai's comprehensive guide, filled with fantastic ideas and recommendations for the best things to do in this vibrant city.
Dubai is always lively, with lots to do. Whether it's events, activities, or concerts, something is happening all the time in the emirate. And if you're looking for fun things to do on the weekend, Discover Dubai has you covered with the best guide.
Bebe Rexha, the Grammy-nominated American pop icon, will not be performing at the UNTOLD music festival at Expo City in Dubai. 
Exciting events to check out this weekend
Enjoy live performances, dining, music and more
Prepare to relive the magic of the 80s and groove to your favourite classics at REWIND Fest DXB, returning to Dubai for its third year.
Time for some fun events this weekend!
The shows will be held from September until November
Make this long weekend a fun one!
The event will be held from 10 to 13 November
If laughter is on your agenda and you're in search of comedy shows, look no further than The Laughter Factory. As UAE's longest-running comedy club since 1997, it presents the 'Part of the Problem' tour until 4 May.
Three shows will run over 2 days on 10 and 11 June
Get ready to party and groove to your favourite old-school hits! Head to Bla Bla Dubai in JBR for MIXTAPE on 2 November.
Get ready to elevate your 'Heartbeat' and 'Escape' the daily grind, as global superstar Enrique Iglesias is set to enchant Dubai with his mesmerising voice.
Amazing events to make this weekend a fun one!
With new offerings, immersive experiences and attractions, Dubai knows how to keep its visitors and residents entertained. And now, to add more to the entertainment, Dubai gets one-of-a-kind live-action go-karting experience.
Cricket fans in Dubai have a lot to look forward to now that the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) has kicked off in the UAE. So, if you were still wondering where to catch the big matches in Dubai, we’ve found you just the right spots
Exciting events to enjoy this week!
Discover Dubai has listed some of the events happening around Dubai that will help you plan your weekend in the best way possible. 
If you're looking to kick off the new year by attending exciting events, Discover Dubai has you covered with its ultimate guide.
UNTOLD Dubai, the four-day festival will be held in February 2024 at Expo City Dubai
After a successful relaunch last year, Taste of Dubai is returning in February and will be held for the first time at Skydive Dubai.
The festival will be held on 9 and 10 September
Time for some festive fun throughout December!
The season will shine a light on the amazing creators from writers to artists
Tickets for GameExpo and GameExpo Summit are now on sale. The events will take place between 1 to 5 May.
Get ready for a fun event-filled weekend!
The singer will perform on 8 October at the Coca Cola Arena
Get ready to turn those frowns upside down at the at The Selfdrive Laughter Factory August tour!!
Marvel in stunning fireworks this Eid Al Fitr
Dubai residents, brace yourselves for an electrifying December as global superstar Sean Paul and iconic rapper T.I. are ready to perform at Coca-Cola Arena on 30 December.
Get ready for a show full of laughter!
Dubai-ites, get ready to party, sing and dance as the most anticipated musical event, UNTOLD Music Festival, is making its Middle East debut at Expo City Dubai from 15 to 18 February, 2024
F.A.M.E., the annual event for people of determination will be held on 25 June at Dubai World Trade Centre
The Laughter Factory is back for more laughs!
Get ready, Dubai residents! The prestigious Dubai World Cup is making its grand return at Meydan Racecourse on 30 March 2024, promising a thrilling blend of top-notch sporting prowess and social extravaganza.
Mini golf at Mini World is offering a free game until Tuesday, 7 November. The 18-hole mini-golf course provides adventure and fun for individuals of all ages.
Get ready to make the most of the new month!
The 11th edition of Etisalat MOTB kicks off today, running from 5 to 14 January 2024. As the flagship alternative of the Dubai Shopping Festival, this free-to-enter event at Dubai Design District (d3) is a hub of creativity and design.
Get a chance to win free tickets on purchase of the 330ml Coca Cola special edition cans
Things to check out this weekend
Here are some fun things you can do with your family.
The June tour will see Liz Miele, Khaled Khalafalla and Scott Bennett perform
The Hatta Honey Festival is back for its eighth edition, running until 31 December. Launched by Dubai Municipality, the five-day festival supports the beekeeping industry in Dubai and the UAE.
Get Ready For The First World Padel League In Dubai!
Brilliant events that are sure to make the month a fun one for all!
Until 28 April, families can enjoy additional enchanting experiences as children aged up to 12 receive complimentary entry. Yes, as part of the 'Kids Go Free' initiative, children up to 12 years old can visit the attraction at no cost.
Discover Dubai has put together the ultimate weekend guide so you can make the most of every moment in Dubai. 
This year's edition will run from 1 to 6 February
Fun activities for the last week of the month!
Time for endless weekend fun!
Enjoy a great hub for all things gaming and comics in one place
We CANNOT keep CALM, as the lineup for UNTOLD Music Festival, making its Middle East debut at Expo City Dubai from 15 to 18 February 2024, has been revealed.
Get ready for an exciting and eventful weekend!
Time for some laughs with the Laughter Factory!
Emaar has revealed that for this year's Emaar NYE 2024, you now have the option to buy a ticket for an exclusive viewing location, eliminating concerns about dealing with the crowd or the need to rush to secure your spot.
Dance the night away on 25 February from 9pm to 2am
To enhance your festive experience, Dubai World Trade Centre is bringing back its Ramadan Majlis. The Majlis will open on Friday, 15 March and continue until Eid.
Delight in up to 50% to 80% off discounts on books for 10 days
Dubai is buzzing with an array of events and attractions to make every weekend and month unforgettable. If you're looking for exciting plans this weekend, let Discover Dubai be your guide to the top happenings and activities in Dubai.
Activities to check out this weekend
If you're looking to make the most of the upcoming weekend, Discover Dubai has you covered with the ultimate guide to all the events happening in the Emirate. 
Amazing events to make this weekend a great one!
Bollywood buffs, get ready; the king of romantic songs, Arijit Singh, is all set to take over Dubai on 27 April. Yes, the mega singing sensation will make an anticipated return to Dubai in a concert experience like never before at Coca-Cola Arena.
Where to find free sweet treats and outings to celebrate birthdays
Swedish singer and songwriter Zara Larsson, renowned for hits like 'Ain't My Fault', 'Wow', 'Invisible', and more, will be gracing the stage at Global Village on 18 April from 8pm. 
Make this weekend a really fun one!
The show ill be held on 5 May at 2pm at Galeries Lafayette Atrium
The event is held from 7 to 17 July
The concert will be held on 23 December at Sheikh Rashid Hall at Dubai World Trade Centre
Delight in an amazing concert on 22 September at The Agenda, Dubai Media City, with two iconic boybands, A1 and 911
Make the most of the amazing National Day weekend
The song will be played from 25 to 27 March at 8pm
The UAE stands out as one of the few countries with apps catering to nearly every need. Here are 15 apps you should download to ease your life as a UAE resident.
Dubai-ites brace yourselves as Ski Dubai is set to host the second edition of the Festive Fun Run on Saturday, 9 December. Taking place at Ski Dubai within the Mall of the Emirates, this -4°C race event boasts a delightful visit from Santa Claus.
Watch funnyman Robby Collins perform in Dubai on 7 July
Dubai residents will enjoy the Eid Al Adha holidays from 15 to 18 June, with work resuming on Wednesday, 19 June. To help you make the most of this extended break, Discover Dubai is back with a comprehensive guide on things to do.
Get ready for a December full of fun and festivities in the UAE! As 2023 winds down, the UAE is buzzing with amazing concerts, shows, and events that promise a good time.
Last weekend of the month fun
American comedian and podcaster Andrew Schulz will perform on 22 October at Etihad Arena, Yas Island
With new offerings, immersive experiences and attractions, Dubai knows how to keep its visitors and residents entertained. And now, to add more to the entertainment, Dubai gets one-of-a-kind live-action go-karting experience.
Time for some fun activities over the weekend
After enthralling audiences in India for eight years and making its first international debut in London in 2023, Jashn-e-Rekhta, the world's largest Urdu language, literature, and cultural festival, is coming to Dubai on 27 and 28 January.
The award-winning actor and comedian will be performing at Dubai Opera on Saturday, 7 November from 8pm onwards, and early bird tickets are available until Monday, 12 October.
Fun events to enjoy this weekend
If you want to make the most of your weekends in the emirate by enjoying events, live shows and more, Discover Dubai has got you covered with the ultimate weekend guide.
Get ready to chuckle and have a blast this April as the hilarious Dubai Comedy Festival returns on 12 April! Back for its 2024 edition, this beloved festival guarantees non-stop laughter with top comedians from around the globe.
Legoland Dubai is introducing a brand new attraction called the Ever-changing Play Box, set to open to the public on 27 April.
If you're looking for fun weekend activities in Dubai, Discover Dubai has curated a guide to enhance your experience. Explore the best ways to make the most of your time in this lively city.
Enjoy the weekend with a big bang!
The festival will run from 12 to 21 May around Dubai
World Art Dubai, the Middle East's largest contemporary art fair, is back for its 10th edition.
The festive season will be celebrated till 2 January 2022
If you're gearing up for the weekend and looking for exciting activities, events, or concerts to attend in the Emirates, you're in luck. Discover Dubai has compiled the ultimate guide for you.
The event will be held on 4 November
The 28th edition will run from 15 December to 29 January 2023
Say goodbye to 2021 having fun with friends and family!
As we approach July, enjoy the final weekend of June by indulging in exciting events, concerts, and shows in Dubai. Discover Dubai has curated the ultimate weekend guide to help you seize every moment in this dynamic city.
Great events to enjoy this weekend!
The American rock band KISS will perform as part of their final 'End of the Road' world tour on 13 October at Coca-Cola Arena
Amazing events to make this weekend one to remember
The concert will be held on 4 November at Coca-Cola Arena
The Christmas show at Festival Bay is held daily till 28 December at 7.30pm
To honour the Chinese New Year and the Year of the Dragon, Dubai Festivals and Retail Establishment has introduced a variety of thrilling events, entertaining attractions, and retail specials happening throughout the city this week. 
Coke Studio fans, it's time to unite and glee in excitement since the highly-anticipated second edition of Coke Studio Live is all set to take stage at Coca-Cola Arena on 25 November.
Make this weekend a great one!
Get ready to rock and roll in Dubai as the Grammy Award-winning reggae and dancehall star Shaggy, joins forces with the legendary R&B group Blackstreet for a sensational concert at Coca-Cola Arena on 11 May 2024.
The event will be held from 29 October to 27 November
With over 50 supercars in one place, Riverland at Dubai Parks and Resorts is hosting a special exhibition on Thursday, 22 February, featuring a parade of luxury cars.
A free yoga event will be held on Wednesday, 21 June at Danube Sports World for International Yoga Day
Amazing events to enjoy the weekend
Dining, staycations and more for Mother's Day!
Events to check out this month!