Add a touch of culture to your weekend…
Add a touch of culture to the mix and watch a music performance, visit a sustainable festival or do a National Day workshop.
Here are 6 great cultural things to do on the weekend
Last chance: see Riverdance at Expo 2020 Dubai
When: Until November 27
True: Expo 2020 Dubai
It’s the Grammy award-winning music and dance performance of the past few days at Expo 2020 Dubai and if you haven’t already, head down to see it. This year is special for Riverdance as it celebrates 25 years of success with a unique 25e Anniversary show so expect a redesigned groundbreaking show with innovative and spectacular lighting, projection and stage designs with new costume designs reflecting Arab culture. read more here.
Free, but get there early to get a good spot.
Expo 2020 Dubai, Dubai. expo2020dubai.com
Beat it to Theater by QE2 for MJ History – The Greatest Hits of Michael Jackson
When: November 24 to 26
True: Theater by QE2
Lover of Michael Jackson? MJ History performs this weekend at QE2 and includes the magic of Michael Jackson. The show is packed with live vocals, costumes, classic Michael Jackson choreography combined with projections and special effects. Expect some of Michael Jackson’s biggest hits, including: I’ll be there, do you feel it, bad and the way you make me feel? and more.
Tickets are priced from Dhs135. buy them here.
Theater by QE2, QE2, Port Rashid, Dubai. Phone: (0)58 838 3107. theaterbyqe2.com
Visit an immersive exhibition at Dubai Opera
When: Until December 14
True: Dubai Opera
Dubai Opera and British theater production company Sisters Grimm present an immersive, multisensory exhibition entitled ’50 for 50′. Grammy-nominated composer and painter Ella Spira MBE has combined her paintings of the UAE with narration and music by Emirati singers and sounds unique to the region, such as the call of the Arabian Collared Kingfisher and the peacock of HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the sounds of Arabian horses in the sand and seas of Saadiyat Beach and more. On the main stage, watch a screening of the Sisters Grimm film ‘Daughters of the Wind Overture’ with former Royal Ballet ballerina Pietra De Mello-Pittman, co-founder of Sisters Grimm.
Free entrance. For group bookings and wheelchair bookings, please contact the Dubai Opera box office [email protected]
Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, until December 14, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m., free. Phone: (0)4 440 8888. dubaiopera.com
Watch a ‘Down to Earth’ family festival
When: November 26 and 27
True: jamel art center
The family festival Down To Earth returns to jamel Arts Center celebrates everything green and sustainable this weekend. The event is fun for all the family and provides a learning experience in gardening, environment and sustainability. Watch the film by Palestinian artist Shuruq Harb . at the Jameel Arts Center The jump this weekend downtown and visit the new edition of the Artist’s Rooms by Samson Young, which explores Taoist text in a layered, multi-sensory installation that blends music and technology.
Jameel Arts Center at Jaddaf Waterfront, opposite Palazzo Versace, festival times Nov 26 (1pm to 9pm) and Nov 27 (1pm to 7pm). Tel (0)4 873 9800. jameelartscentre.org
Take a clay pot painting workshop in Emirati
When: November 26 (family, children from 7 years), November 27 (adults only)
True: Al Shindagha Museum
If you’re getting ready to celebrate UAE National Day, take a creative approach and take a clay pot painting workshop in the Emirates. At the Al Shindaga Museum in the historic district of Dubai, you can paint on a traditional clay pot while being surrounded by a great atmosphere. Plus, you can enjoy traditional Emirati snacks and drinks. After the workshop, you will be led by a guide who will take you on a walk through time to explore the roots of Emirati culture. Want to make it a more authentic experience? Dress in traditional Emirati clothing – Jalabiya for the ladies and Kandora for the men.
Choose your workshop day and time lock here. Price per person starts from Dhs165.
Al Shindagha Museum, Al Fahidi, Dubai, November 26 & 27. summerafternoonart.com
Take the little ones for an immersive exhibition of Mohammed bin Rashid’s childhood stories
When: Until December 4th
True: OliOli Museum
In January of this year, Sheikh Mohammed released a series of children’s books based on his childhood in a collection entitled ‘My Little World’. You can now see these stories come to life at the OliOli Museum. The event introduces participants to five stories written by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, including My mother like no other, my first horse, my friend the lion, camping with scorpions and my cave full of treasures. The experience is available when you purchase a ticket to the Oli Oli Museum for Dhs126 (one adult and one child).
Buy your tickets here.
OliOli Museum, Al Quoz 1, close to Oasis Center Mall, Dubai, exhibition runs until December 4, Dhs126 for one child and adult. Phone:(0)4 702 7300. olioli.ae/my-little-world
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