Another weekend, another list of exciting things you can do to make the most of it. Dubai’s calendar is always thrumming with entertainment and activity, giving you the boost you need to unwind from the week before. From virtual art shows to fun workshops and performances, bulk up every second of your weekend with our list of top five things to do.
Get the show on at home
Plenty of virtual entertainment continues under the bright spotlight of Live in Dubai - so you don’t miss out on the fun. Curated by Dubai Calendar, you can see all the immersive online entertainment taking place across the city, from creative workshops and live DJ sets to sweat-breaking workout classes and musical performances. This programme has been shedding light on local talents, inviting the whole city to unite remotely over free activities and performances from the comfort of their home. Tune into Dubai Calendar’s Instagram this weekend to see what’s planned.
Put on your thinking caps
A clever detective solving impossible mysteries, a time-traveller combing through the annals of history, a student of life learning the secrets of success or a modern-day bard – however you enjoy your literature, there’s something on the Lit Fest’s online agenda for you. Straight from the February edition’s archives, you can enjoy free access to panels and interviews featuring renowned authors, poets and thinkers. Hear from Malala Yousufzai’s parents on raising the youngest Nobel Peace Prize winner or British spoken word artist Harry Baker on his favourite films, all online.
Tune in with Pearl FM
Pearl FM’s Eid festivities continue this weekend, broadcasting a programme of family-friendly entertainment on Instagram. Every day at 9am, little ones can tune in to spend some time with local talents, enjoying all kinds of quirky activities and shows. Don’t miss out on Night Time Nonsense with Magic Phil, a local entertainer known to put a smile on every face with his wit and funny antics on Thursday. On Friday, get creative with crafts, cooking secrets and more during Staying at Home with Zaza. Saturday marks the last of Pearl FM’s Eid Edition, with entertaining book reviews on must-read novels with Aaditya.
Date: 28-30 May
Turn the camera on you
Curious about the glamorous world of filmmaking and the fast-paced industry of digital content creation? Test the waters to see what it takes to take charge of the camera and produce compelling content during a live Videography Workshop on @mydubai's Instagram account. Led by influencer Peter Jay, the founder of Eletrico Media Company, this session will teach you how to use your phone to the best of its ability to capture engaging videos, and how to use editing softwares to enrich the final product.
Date: 30 May
Just for laughs
Exercise your funny bone with Dubai’s queen of humour during The Comedy Lockdown. Dubomedy’s Mina Liccione, an award-winning artist and comedian, is leading virtual workshops in English and Arabic to help aspiring comics and actors learn how to think and act fast for the stage. Check out the full schedule for classes taking place this May and June – the first intensive stand-up comedy sessions kick off on 30 May. At the end of the program, you can perform in front of an online audience for your first big show, maybe even catching the acting bug.
Date: From 30 May
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