This weekend in Dubai: 4/10

Updated: Oct 6, 2019

Parrots at The Green Planet

Celebrate World Animal Day at Green Planet

Calling all animal lovers! In celebration for World Animal Day today, why not get yourself down to Dubai’s inside rainforest, Green Planet Dubai to see over 3,000 plants and animal species. Teaming up with Mattel Play! Town, the tropical dome is set to put on a family-friendly extravagance this weekend. Those with kids in tow (2-8 years) can enjoy an animal themed picnic at beloved purple dinosaur, Barney’s House from 9.30am-11am. After tucking into healthy breakfast, Barney and friends will explain the importance of animal awareness before the kids have an educational tour around the bio-dome. If you’re looking for more family-fun to try over the weekend, don’t miss our top picks here. Friday and Saturday from 9.30am (+971 4 317 3999).

Vegan brunch at Rove

Brunchin' it up

It wouldn’t be a weekend in Dubai without an epic brunch or two. This weekend there’s a host of new spots to try, each promising endless plates of food and free flowing drinks. On Friday, party like an Italian at Vivaidi’s special edition night brunch, Vivacious Limone Edizione. Picturesque Creekside views are paired with irresistible Italian dishes with a zesty twist such as Lemon Risotto with Shellfish and Seabass Tartare with Liquorice & Candied Lemon. Friday, October 4th, from 6.30pm (+971 4 207 1717).

If you’re in the Marina head to Rüya at Grosvenor House for an eclectic brunch menu designed by chef Colin Clague including Circassian Chicken served with a bread sauce and paprika butter. Live entertainment and funky DJ sets make The Grand Bazzar brunch the perfect start to your Friday evening. Every Friday starting on October 4th from 12:30pm – 3:30pm (+971 4 399 9123).

On Saturday, vegan foodies will love the vegan brunch at The Daily in Rove Healthcare City which relaunches today with a hearty line-up of plant-based dishes. Don’t miss the lasagna followed by a traditional tiramisu. Saturday at 11.30am (+971 4 561 9200).

If these aren't whetting your appetite, we've got the skinny on the best brunches in town.


See DJ Mo’Funk at rooftop bar

Bringing the free spirits of Dubai together, edgy rooftop bar SoBe hosts Misfits Friday which host a different DJ each week. This Friday it is the turn of Ibizia’s most unique DJs, Mo’Funk. Having supported some big names such as, Snoop Dogg, Mark Ronson and Carl Cox the DJ promises a lively set. Let the tunes wash over you while you sample the venues signature artisanal cocktails and soak up the stunning 360-degree views of Palm Jumeirah. And if you want to keep the party going late into the night check out our top nightlife picks. W Dubai, The Palm 9pm- 3am (+971 4 245 5555).

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