Fabulous news: it’s the weekend. If you’re casting your eye around for something to do, look no further. Whether it’s brunch, pizza, or a dancefloor you seek, we’ve got you covered.

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Thursday 28

Have dinner be your show


Want to feel like you’ve stepped into an Italian movie? Of course you do. BiCE is welcoming world champion pizza acrobat (what a title) Chef Pasqualino Barbasso this week, and he’ll toss and spin your pizza while you wait. You can even pick up a trick or two from the expert.

Chef Pasqualino Barbasso at BiCE Ristorante, until September 30, 7-11pm. Hilton Dubai, The Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai. Tel: (04) 318 2520. hilton.com. 

Party with one of Ibiza’s best 


Ibiza’s legendary DJ Jonathan Ulysses is on hand for Q43’s Than-Q Part IV night, with support from DJ Guess Hu. He’s got 15 years of experience in filling dance floors, so this is one you don’t want to miss. Entry is free, but it’s sure to fill up. Don’t leave your run too late.

DJ Jonathan Ulysses, Than-Q Part IV, Q43, level 43, Media One Hotel, Media City, Dubai. Free entry. Tel: (04) 443 5403. q43dubai.com

Friday 29

Enjoy brunch with a live band


We’ve heard truly excellent things about brunch at Le Royal Meridien’s Brasserie (seafood fiends, this is your spot) and this Friday’s offering is set to be even more special. With 10 cooking stations and a fresh juice bar as well as selected beverages and sparkling options, we can’t wait to try it all. You’ll find us on the terrace.

Friday Brunch at Brasserie 2.0, Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa, Al Sufouh Rd, The Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai. Packages from Dhs400 with soft drinks, Dhs525 with selected beverages and sparkling. Tel: (04) 316 5550. leroyalmeridien-dubai.com

Let your beach afternoon turn into an evening 

casa playa

How does starting off your Friday night with a spot of paddle boarding sound? Casa Playa is a beach festival at Nasimi Beach, Atlantis The Palm, that’s set to feature music from Lost Frequencies and Felix Jaehn later in the evening, but before that there’s an afternoon full of activities, drinks and food to be had. Get a group together and make a day of it.

Casa Playa, Thursday 28 6pm-3am and Friday 29 1pm-3am, Nasimi Beach, Atlantis The Palm, Crescent Road, Dubai. Free entry. Tel: 04 426 2626. atlantisthepalm.com

Saturday 30

Learn some life-saving skills

health handbook

Ideally, we should all know CPR and the Heimlich, but it’s the sort of thing that tends to slip down the to-do list. No longer. King’s College Hospital is running free workshops on Friday and Saturday on first aid,  cancer awareness, and basics for new parents. There’s also free heart health checks and activities for kids. What better way to face the working week than to know you’re prepared in case of emergency?

King’s College Hospital open weekend, 9am-5pm Friday 29 and Saturday 30. King’s College Hospial London Medical Centre, 37 B Street, Umm Suqeim 1, Jumeirah, Dubai. Tel: (04) 361 8850. eventbrite.com


Scare yourself silly 

madinat theatre

If you’re a fan of all things spooky, this is for you. The Woman in Black is meant to be one of the world’s most effectively told ghost stories, and it’s on at the Madinat Theatre this week. The story follows a young lawyer who thinks his family is cursed, but his investigations do more harm than good. It’s run in London’s West End for 27 years, so you know it’s doing something right.

The Woman in Black. Tickets from Dhs180, show starts at 8pm. Madinat Theatre, Souk Madinat, Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah, Dubai. Tel: (04) 366 6546.  madinattheatre.com.

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