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5 things to do in Dubai this weekend

There is so much happening this weekend, its bordering on cray cray.

Ripe Market started up again last weekend in Zabeel Park and it will be running every Friday for the next couple of months. Expect lots of yummy food vendors, fun activities for kids, lots of fresh produce from local suppliers, handicrafts, beauty products, great raw coffee and lots more. Zabeel Park is probably one of the nicest parks in Dubai so it’s a great opportunity to mill around there too. It starts at 9am and runs until 2pm at Gate 1. More info here.

Love, Loss and What I Wore is on at Madinat Theatre this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. If you haven’t heard of it, you may or may not have been living under a rock for some time 🙂 It’s a rather famous play written by Nora Ephron (the lady behind when Harry Met Sally and Sleepless in Seattle) that takes a look at women’s relationships and their subsequent memories, which are triggered by clothing and accessories. It’s supposed to be pretty hilarious and I have always wanted to see it so I’m skipping down there on Saturday evening. Tickets are priced from Dhs150 per person. More info here.

Pay a visit to Khor Fakkan in Sharjah. It’s a very scenic two-hour from Dubai and there’s a lovely ‘oh I do love to be beside the seaside’ vibe about the place. Everything runs at a very relaxed pace and the beaches are beautiful (check out the one pictured above) – if you’re lucky, you might even see the local fisherman pulling huge nets of fish out of the sea. Highly recommend for a day trip. More info here.

Beyond Beauty in Harvey Nichols also needs a visit. If you haven’t stuck your head in there at least once before, then you are most definitely missing out. They have Oribe now for god sake! Along with a range of other excellent brands like St. Tropez, Ren, Omorovicza and others I can’t remember off the top of my head. The Gucci Makeup counter has also opened at the Mall of the Emirates branch. Woo!

Go see Gone Girl. It’s in cinemas from this weekend and I could not be more excited. No, I haven’t read the book (I know) and yes, I know the story isn’t very uplifting etc. but I have a deep, unswerving love for Ben Affleck (and Matt Damon) and I have heard excellent things about it. More info here.

And there we are! Hope you all have a lovely weekend whatever you do 🙂

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  • Reply Rushda Irfan

    Most people consider Khor Fakkan be a part of Fujairah, but thanks for pointin it out.
    Khor Fakkan belongs to the emirate of Sharjah but is geographically surrounded by the emirate of Fujairah!!

    October 16, 2014 at 12:58 pm
    • Reply Simone

      Thanks for the comment Rushda. Yes, I realised this yesterday! It’s a lovely place 🙂

      October 16, 2014 at 8:28 pm
  • Reply Louise @ Mum of Boys

    I love these weekend round-ups! Have Khor Fakkan and Ripe Market on the ‘to do list!’ 🙂

    October 19, 2014 at 10:43 am
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