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Things to Do in Dubai | May 2017

13 Fun Things to Do in Dubai This May


With Ramadan coming at the end of May, this is the last opportunity to get out and about before Dubai closes many of its venue for the Holy Month. Here's the best of what's happening in the Emirate.

1. See your favorite nanny soar on stage

The award-winning and Supercalifragilistic musical, Mary Poppins, opens after stint in Zurich. The cast of 45, orchestra of 13 people and 49-person-strong technical team tell the story of the child minder who arrives on Cherry Tree Lane with her famous bottomless carpet bag and umbrella which enables her fly.

May 1-25, Dubai Opera

2. Party at Dubai's newest nightclub

After an opening weekend with 50 Cent and Axwell, Rick Ross will be showcasing his roster of hits at new nightclub, Base. The "Hustlin" hitmaker – with multi-platinum selling records to his name – is becoming quite the regular in the Emirate.

May 5, Hai d3, Dubai Design District

3. Celebrate Star Wars Day with the kids

Borders Dubai Festival City will welcome little ones to a special live book reading, where kids can enjoy excerpts of the famous books read in English from 4.30pm-6pm. Each child will be gifted a free book and other Star Wars goodies. Come dressed as your favorite character!

May 4 and 5, Borders Dubai Festival City

4. See a pop idol in concert

Justin Bieber performs for the second time in the Emirate, at the same venue Nicky Minaj and Bebe Rexha have played before him, 117 Live's Autism Rocks Arena. Expect the star to belt out hits including "Sorry" and "What Do You Mean?".

May 6, Autism Rocks Arena

5. Feed your cultural side

To promote the Italian Visual Art and young Italian artists in Dubai, with special focus on their approach to Contemporary Art, a new exhibition covers a variety of visual art mediums, including painting, sculpture, photography, and installation art.

May 4-10, The Gallery of Light, Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre, Mall of the Emirates

6. Laugh your face off

Lilly Singh's international book tour for "How to be a Bawse" takes the Youtube star to the Emirate where she'll be performing a live show. Her words remind us that while the secret of success is hard work, we shouldn't beat ourselves up in the process. A successful entrepreneur and a role model she's is determined to raise awareness and break the cycle of girl-on-girl hate through her #GirlLove initiative. Get tickets from Platinum List.

May 10, Habtoor Grand Resort and Spa, JBR

7. Join a running club

Beginners and advanced runners improve their stamina, technique and general fitness with the help of running professionals at The Beach Running Club in JBR. will be hosting free weekly running sessions are hosted for beginners (Sundays) for 3-5km, and seasoned runners (Mondays) for 8-10 km. Sessions take place 6am-7.30am.

Until May 8, Adventure HQ, opposite Roxy Cinemas

8. Zen out at Full Moon Yoga

Experience an evening under the stars with an hour of full moon yoga and 30 minutes of meditation on the resort's white sand beach. Starting at 8pm, you'll have stunning views of the twinkling Dubai Marina Skyline. It costs AED75 per person. Towels and yoga matts are available.

May 13, Fairmont The Palm

9. Workout in a cool pop-up space

ROAR by Puma Women comes to an end with Sweatworking Wednesdays. The day features a Dynamic Yoga session and Flexy Strength class. Check out the website for other classes and workshops to attend before it closes.

Until May 17, Building 6, Dubai Design District

10. Taste a New York-inspired organic menu

With a new chef, the food at Tribeca has taken on a more Latin twist so head down to try their tasty guacamole, ceviche and pizza. Go on a Tuesday for ladies night and you can get free drinks 8pm-11.30pm.

Ongoing, Tribeca, JA Ocean View Hotel, JBR

11. Welcome Hollywood's hippest restaurant to the city

Japanese restaurant, Katsuya by Starck opens, well known for its tasty sushi, cool cocktails and celebrity clientele. Chef Katsuya Uechi will be visiting Dubai to open the branch himself, this month.

Ongoing, Jumeirah Al Naseem Hotel

12. Enjoy afternoon tea on a yacht

Xclusive Yachts is offering high tea with views of the Marina and Burj Al Arab. Up to 200 guests can enjoy the buffet, catered by The Address Hotel, at one time. It runs twice a week for AED150 including food and soft drinks.

Ongoing, Dubai Marina

13. Experience a dining extravaganza

Hosting the biggest culinary event of the season, Cirque De Cuisine inside The Avenues at Atlantis is an all you can eat and drink concept which allows you to enjoy dishes from many of the restaurants including Nobu and Bread Street Kitchen & Bar. Taking place 7.30pm- 10.30pm, guests also get to enjoy the aquarium and an after at N'Dulge, all for AED595.

May 18, Atlantis The Palm

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