happenings this month Things To Do For The Weekend 12 - 14 May
Things To Do For The Weekend 12 - 14 May
Updated on 11 May 2023

Bored and need some suggestions to liven up the weekend?

Have no fear, as Discover Dubai is here to squash the monotony with a listing of some of the brilliant activities happening around Dubai.

Be it watching a comedy show as part of the Dubai Comedy Festival or seeing a play with the family, here are some amazing activities taking place this weekend.

Sooshi Mango - Off The Boat

When 12 May

Where Coca-Cola Arena

Get ready to spend the evening laughing away with Sooshi Mango, the Australian comedy trio of Joe Salanitri, Carlo Salanitri and Andrew Manfre. Having reached millions of views from their videos shared online, the show will celebrate their Italian-Australian heritage and will talk about parents and the older generations in the family. Prices start at Dhs 199.

www.coca-cola-arena.com

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The Jazz Night with Lady J

When 12 May

Where Theatre of Digital Art

This weekend is the right time to get jazzy with Lady J and her band. The jazz trio is set to host an immersive show with top jazz, pop and rock hits, that is sure to be a toe-tapping performance. Prices start at Dhs 150.

www.toda.ae

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The Fall of Lana Fahmi

When 12 and 13 May

Where Sima Performing Arts Warehouse 38, Alserkal Avenue

This weekend, get mesmerised by the brilliant Sima Dance Company as the dancers put on a contemporary dance show. The show will revolve around a girl who faces many challenges while travelling through different countries, in the hopes of finding her home. Prices start at Dhs 137.

www.alserkal.online

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The Snail and the Whale

When 12 to 16 May

Where The Theatre at Mall of the Emirates

A great way to spend the weekend is by enjoying a fun family activity with 'The Snail and the Whale' play, based on the book by Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler. The story revolves around a sea snail who wants to see the world and with the help of a humpback whale, go on a fun adventure. Prices start at Dhs 135.

www.artforall.ae

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Comedy Bizzare

When 12 to 21 May

Where Paparazzi Tuscan Restaurant at Paramount Hotel Midtown, Business Bay

The laughs never stop with the Dubai Comedy Festival which starts this weekend. Kicking off on 12 May, Paparazzi Tuscan Restaurant is transforming into a comedy central where the audience can enjoy two shows daily at 7.30pm and 9.30pm. Hilarious comedians, including Abz Ali, Imah Dumagay, Liz Bains, Natalie Friedman, Ryan Kelly, Reem Edam and more, are set to perform as part of the lineup. Prices start at Dhs 75.

www.dubaicomedyfest.ae

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Stuart Taylor Live

When 13 May

Where Movenpick JBR Dubai

Watch South African comedian Stuart Taylor's brilliant comedy show this weekend. With over 25 years on the comedy circuit, the Selfdrive Laughter Factory is bringing the stand-up artist to Dubai as part of the Dubai Comedy Festival. Prices are set at Dhs 160.

www.thelaughterfactory.com

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ARTE, The Makers Market

When 13 May

Where Times Square Center

The community shopping destination, ARTE, the Makers Market, is being held this weekend and offers shoppers a wide variety of handmade products from local sellers. Visitors can also enjoy tucking into a delicious meal at one of the restaurants.

www.arte.ae

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Back 2 Street

When 13 and 14 May

Where XPark by Etisalat, Kite Beach

Enjoy a two-day event this weekend that celebrates urban culture and lifestyle, where visitors can unleash their creativity. Participate in fun VR graffiti and DJ workshops, customising clothes, watch local artists battle it out while dancing, beatboxing and rapping and more. Prices for the workshops start at Dhs 30.

www.xdubai.com

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Zakir Khan

When 14 May

Where Dubai Opera

The hilarious comedian Zakir Khan is coming to Dubai Opera, as part of the Dubai Comedy Festival. Back with a new show, the audience can enjoy laughing away as he shares the daily struggles and emotions one goes through while living in an Indian household. Prices start at Dhs 135.

www.dubaiopera.com

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Music from the Alps: Swiss Classical Maestros

When 14 May

Where Dubai Opera

Classical music lovers, this weekend is the perfect time to enjoy a brilliant performance by violinist Maria Solozobova and pianist Christophe Berruex. Delight in listening to pieces by César Franck, Rondo Capriccioso, Ludwig van Beethoven and Edvard Grieg. Prices start at Dhs 500.

www.dubaiopera.com

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Short Program: Sustainability Champions

When 14 May

Where Cinema Akil

Little ones are in for an educational treat on Sunday at Cinema Akil. Watch four short animated productions, including 'My Better World - The Floor Story', 'Coral Women', 'The Little Seed' and 'Funny Fish', that will share a special message about nature and climate change. Prices are set at Dhs 57.

www.cinemaakil.com

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