This weekend: get nostalgic at Good Vibes Market’s ‘80s and ‘90s throwback event, have a game of “snookball” at an electronic music daytime picnic and finally master the art of pastry baking with a chef-led workshop for the whole family.


Learn to make pastry

This Thursday, mothers and their children are given the opportunity to learn a unique pastry-baking concept from an award-winning pastry chef, Janitha Chirantha. Helping you create decadent treats that the whole family will adore, this class is open to all mothers with children aged seven and above at just Dhs100 for both. The class timing is 4pm to 7pm. In addition to the workshop, mothers will receive a Dhs100 gift voucher for Millennium Plaza Hotel Dubai. For bookings and inquiries, call (04) 387 7122. 


Feel a little last Millennia nostalgia

Good-vibes market


Retro lovers, this one is for you. From 2pm to 10pm at Alserkal Avenue on Friday, Good Vibes Market is bringing the good vibes back in a tribute to the street art and culture of the 1980s and 1990s. Expect all the delicious comfort food and all the old-school songs you associate with those two decades, plus a Vans Zoo Skate Park with skating classes, a barber shop, a pop-nail art bar, video arcades, board games, a boxing ring and more. Also, bring down your unused clothing and donate them to the Charity Laundromat. Visit their Facebook page  for more.

Eat low-key at Beach Canteen

Beach Canteen

This month we’re celebrating one of life’s greatest pleasures in all-out Dubai style with the Dubai Food Festival and Beach Canteen (the latter is back at Kite Beach until March 12). Enjoy 15 different restaurant concepts, a farmer’s markets, open-mic nights, fitness classes, beach sports, performances by local bands and DJs and new this year – a Glow in the Dark Party! Free to attend with tickets available for other DFF events at


Dance at a daytime festival

piknic Electronik

Piknic Electronik has returned to Dubai for a second season. The family-friendly electronic music daytime festival is bringing the fun with food trucks, face painting, bouncy castles, yoga classes, hula hooping, very grown-up games like snookball (why should you have to decide between snooker and football?) and, of course, electronic dance music. Lots of it. This Saturday, EDM legend Claptone is headlining, playing all of his hits from behind the famous gold bird-like mask. Entry starts at Dhs150 (children under 12 are free) and Careem taxis to and from the venue are 20 per cent off if you use the promo code: PIKNIC. Every second Saturday until April 2, buy tickets at


Brunch on the beach

Nasimi Beach
Forget Friday Brunch, we’re all about Saturdays now that Nasimi Beach has finally launched their brand new brunch: EAT PLAY LOVE. On the sands of the palm with the views of Dubai’s shimmering skyline, expect nothing less but the ultimate in laid back beach vibes – food wise there will be taco stands, sushi stations, DIY hotdogs and burgers and fresh seafood. The brunch includes all day beach access with guest and resident DJs, saxophonists and dancers keeping you entertained from 1pm – 5pm. And once the sun sets, the brunch may be over but the party isn’t. The music keeps going until 12am. Brunch costs Dhs395 for unlimited food, house beverages. To book, call (04) 426 1000 or visit

Diary Dates

New ladies night


Transform your Tuesday into something a little more extraordinary with Ladies Night at Treehouse. The new and exclusive Whispering Angels Ladies Night involves ‘heavenly’ views of Dubai – located downtown next to the Burj Khalfia – and all ladies in attendance will receive two complimentary glasses of Whispering Angels. At the Taj Hotel, 3rd floor, Business Bay from 7pm. Call (050) 6483083.

See the classics

miro and picasso

From March 7 until May 17, Alpha Soul is bringing two of the most renowned classic artists to the UAE in an exhibition called Picasso and Miro: Passion and Poetry. The exhibition will compromise a staggering 267 pieces of artwork from the two painters, held at the Burj Khalfia, Annex One. Tickets to the exhibit cost Dhs125 when purchased online at Platinumlist and Ticketmaster. Part of the proceeds from ticket sales will be donated to the Al Noor Training Centre for children with special needs.