5 things to do in Dubai and Abu Dhabi this weekend


There are a lot of things happening around the town this week, from legendary rockers taking centre stage to food festivals and art fairs. Excited? Here are our top picks for the weekend.

Travel back to the Summer of ’69

When: March 9, 6:00pm

Where: Autism Rocks Arena, Outlet City Dubai

More information on website

After rock band Guns n’ Roses stunned a jovial Dubai crowd, it’s time for Canada’s Bryan Adams to take the stage. His last concert in Dubai was in 2010. Expect hits like Heaven, Everything I Do and Please Forgive Me.

Eat at a Truck

When: March 9-11

Where: Marasi, Business Bay, Dubai

This is a free event

TruckerDXB’s next stop will be in Dubai’s newest district – Marasi. Visitors can expect a chill environment as food trucks are parked along the banks of the Dubai Canal. Apart from great food, there will be live music, and a handcraft market for all your bohemian needs.

Witness a sky full of colours

When: March 10-11

Where: Behind Sunset Mall, Jumeirah 2

This is a free event

Dubai Sky Carnival will take to the skies this year with wonderful kites and inflatables. The event coincides with the Etisalat Beach Canteen so you could enjoy a visual majesty while munching on good food!

See Fifth Avenue art in Saadiyat

When: Daily, 9:00am-8:00pm

Where: Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi

This is a free event

Get a preview of the artwork that will be housed in the upcoming Guggenheim Museum ahead of its opening. The exhibition “The Creative Act” will feature over 25 works of modern art from 18 international artists

Go for a swim

When: March 11, 6:00am

Where: Emirates Palace, West Corniche

More information at swimabudhabi.com

The Abu Dhabi Swimming Festival is back in town and its taking place around the Emirates Palace. Swimmers of all ages are encouraged to join in on the water fun with distances catered to every skill level.


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