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5 Exciting Things to Do in Dubai This Weekend

With the weekend drawing near, Dubai welcomes you to indulge in a range of exciting activities. Below, five places to make the most of your weekend in Dubai.

Shop at the Ripe Market


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The Ripe Market, located at Police Academy Park & Al Barari is a popular destination for shoppers, locals, and tourists, offering an array of culinary options and a huge variety of fresh vegetables. The community market promotes local businesses by giving the Ripe Organic Farm and other similar enterprises a place to market their produce. A wide selection of products and clothing are also available from numerous vendors, including woodwork crafts, one-of-a-kind toys, and unique items that make excellent souvenirs.

Indulge at Terra Restaurant

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The brain-child of Emirati restaurateur Rashed Al Tayer, Terra Eatery is a refreshing spot for breakfasts with friends and family over the weekend. The homegrown restaurant prides itself on mouthwatering cuisine made with locally grown ingredients and produce, and a menu that will leave guests satisfied. Take a seat at its calming patio garden surrounded by greenery, and dig into its new breakfast offerings including a frittata packed with mushrooms, olives, sun dried tomatoes and padron peppers, hearty Scrambled Eggs Pot that comes with either mushrooms, smoked salmon or fresh truffle, and classic Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon and a yuzu Hollandaise. For sweet breakfast lovers, there’s decadent French Toast with apple compote, pistachio and vanilla ice cream; Sweet Flat Bread with ricotta, honey, pecans and fried banana that’s ideal for sharing, and much more.

Movie night at the new Theatre by Vox Cinemas, Mall of the Emirates

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Escape into the magical world of cinema at the newly revamped Theatre by Vox Cinemas at the Mall of the Emirates, Dubai this weekend. Guests can now access the exclusive Private Lounge, which offers stylish seating, a billiards table, and a shuffleboard, creating the ideal setting to socialize or enjoy a meal before or after the film. The lounge has been decorated with unmistakable film memorabilia and posters so guests can immerse themselves in the movie magic from the beginning of their experience. The Theatre auditoriums have also been extensively renovated with state-of-the-art features including plush blankets and pillows, wireless chargers, swivel tables, personal lighting, and privacy screens between the armrests of neighboring guests. Known for its gourmet offerings, Theatre has also designed a diverse menu that can be ordered at the touch of a button without having to leave their seats.

Attend the Dubai Baby Expo


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All parents and soon-to-be parents are invited! Spend a a few days immersed in everything baby at the Dubai Baby Expo taking place at Dubai World Trade Centre this weekend. This event features the newest developments in maternity, childcare, and parenting items. Explore a wide variety of exhibitors, take part in educational workshops and seminars, and find vital resources for all stages of parenthood.

Experience the Rome Opera Ballet


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Immerse yourself in the enchanting world of dance with an unforgettable experience at the Rome Opera Ballet taking place at the Dubai Opera this weekend. Be mesmerized by the exquisite choreography, storytelling, and elegant movements from the time the curtain rises. Whether you’re a ballet expert or experiencing a live performance for the first time, the Rome Opera Ballet promises an evening of beauty and artistic brilliance.

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