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Things To Do This Weekend
Updated on 15 November 2018

Yay! We’ve got a long weekend! So, that means we’ve got a whole extra day of fun to look forward to. Here’s our top picks for events you should be attending!

When: 15 November
Where: The Irish Village
Brian McFadden Live

As one fifth of the epic ‘90s boy band, Westlife, Brian McFadden is no stranger to giving a great performance. With 12 number one singles under his belt, McFadden went solo to give his sultry, husky vocals a chance to shine. This one is for the super-fans as McFadden will also be playing Westlife throwbacks too!

When: 15 November
Where: Dubai Festival City Arena
Global Comedy Fest Dubai

Hosted at Dubai Festival City Arena, Africa's best comedians and others from around the world are gathering at the Global Comedy Fest. Join in the fun for a night of hilarity with a host of iconic comedians. The line-up includes Bovi, the multi-talented Nigerian comedian, actor, and sitcom and movie writer; Uganda's Salvador, who made it to the finals of the World's Funniest Person competition, and British-Congolese comedian, presenter, actor and MC, Eddie Kadi. Tickets start at Dhs 100.

When: 15-17 November
Where: Dubai Media City Amphitheatre

Let’s get bendy! Yogafest has returned this year with another jam-packed event. Taking place at the Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, the festival will see meditation sessions, yoga sessions, retail outlets, food and a whole host of holistic events throughout the three-day period.

When: 15-23 November
Where: Dubai Mall
The Dubai Mall Celebrates 10 Years of Fashion

To celebrate the iconic 10th anniversary of The Dubai Mall, the venue, in partnership with Vogue Arabia presents Vogue Loves Fashion Avenue. The event will feature interactive installations; exclusive talks with celebrities and style icons; masterclasses from industry experts; live performances; and more than 50 in-store activities with luxury fashion and beauty brands across The Dubai Mall’s Fashion Avenue. Expect to see some famous faces as supermodel Naomi Campbell, singer Nancy Ajram plus other fashion powerhouses, regional style icons and industry insiders make an appearance.
Check out the full itinerary here: https://en.vogue.me/calendar/vlfa/

When: 16 November
Where: Dubai Festival City Mall
Dubai Women’s Run

As part of the Dubai Fitness Challenge, the Dubai Women’s Run started small. However, with such an amazing cause, it did not stay small for long. This year’s run is set to attract up to 10,000 women for either a 5km or 10km run.

When: 16 November
Where: Allied Medical Center
Family Open Day

Head to Allied Medical Centre for a day of family fun that focuses on your health. The event includes free dental check ups, blood sugar tests, laser hair removal tests, breast self-assessment workshop, flu shots, thyroid screening, exclusive discounts, competitions, face painting, bouncy castles and a whole host of fun activities from the family.
Find out more here.

When: 16-17 November
Where: D3
Ripe Pop-Up Market

If you enjoy art, fashion, jewellery, crafts and artisanal food from local businesses and start-ups, this is for you. With live entertainment, activities for the kids, workshops and yoga, there is something for everyone to enjoy at this vibrant community event. Plus, you can pick up some good, healthy, fresh, organic produce from the Ripe Organic stand before you head home.

When: Until 19 November
Where: OliOli
Probably The World’s Largest Paper Marble Run

Take your little ones down to OliOli and experience the spectacular Probably the World’s Largest Paper Marble Run. Dubai’s favourite and first-of-its-kind play museum for children and parents alike, is currently debuting its latest super cool installation, a marble track made of paper for children to play with.


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