The weekend is nearly upon us (who else is counting down the days?) and there are some amazing events going on across Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Here’s our pick of the best along with some nearby activities and restaurants so you can really make the most out of your day.
Guns N’ Roses
Where: Autism Rocks Arena
When: March 3
This is a big deal people. For the first time, the legendary Guns N’ Roses will take to the stage in Dubai. Yep, that’s right Axl Rose, Slash, and the rest of this iconic rock band have teamed up once more to bring a night of rock and headbanging to the UAE. Make sure you head to the Hard Rock Cafe (the official hosts of the concert) for a slap up meal before hand.
Dubai International Boat Show
Where: Dubai International Marine Club, Mina Seyahi
When: February 28-March 4
Who hasn’t dreamt of owning a super yacht? Although we can’t make that dream a reality you can get a little taste of all things nautical for a week during the Dubai International Boat Show. And although jaw-dropping super yachts are the main attraction here there are still lots of other activities taking place which are sure to keep everyone entertained. You could even pop over to Barasti or The Observatory for a relaxing drink and bite to eat where you can have a good think about how you’re going to pay for that boat you just spontaneously bought.
Where: Bay Avenue, Business Bay
When: March 2-3
Back for its third year, Street Nights which is located in Bay Avenue, Business Bay brings a blend of street art by the region’s top graffiti artists, live entertainment to keep even those with the shortest attention spans entertained and a buzzing night bazaar where you can shop until you drop. Plus, of course, there’s also a huge range of food options with food truckers serving up a variety of treats. Make your weekend even more fun by meeting a group of mates at nearby Brainscape Games where you can put your minds together to solve the riddles and escape the locked room.
Emirates Airline Festival of Literature
Where: InterContinental Hotel, Dubai Festival City
When: March 3-11
In a world of busy lives filled with computer screens and social media, it’s lovely to remember the beauty of the written and spoken word which is exactly what The Emirates Airline Festival of Literature is all about. The Middle East’s largest celebration of words brings people of all ages and backgrounds together with authors from across the world to promote education, debate and above all else, the love of reading and writing. If all that reading works up an appetite then make sure to stop by Bareburger or Buca Di ‘Bepppo for a feast which will leave you wanting to lay horizontal with your latest novel.
ITU World Triathlon Abu Dhabi
Where: Yas Island
When: March 3-4
Competitors from all over the world, including 130 of the world’s best triathletes, are preparing to participate in this exciting Triathlon. And luckily the contestants don’t get to have all of the fun here as there’s plenty of action for the spectators too! Activities include a bike park, refreshment kiosks, big screens to follow the action and a special Kids Zone making this the perfect family day out. Of course, if the kids do get a little restless you could always make your way over to Fun Works in Yas Mall where you’re little ones can run around to their heart’s content.
Remember you can use your ENTERTAINER nearby at all of these events so you can really make a day out of it! Have a great weekend everyone!