Summer holidays have come to an end and the kids are back at school – but that doesn’t mean you should simply sit at home! We’ve found some of the best events happening around Dubai, so read on and get booking. Maybe we’ll see you there!

Luigia Welcomes the Class of 2019!

In celebration of the back-to-school season, casual Italian eatery Luigia located at the Rixos Premium in JBR, welcomes families for an after-school extravaganza!

Kids can leave their school bags at the door and jump into world of fun with Luigia’s dedicated kids’ area. This interactive corner features a cozy cinema screening classic family-friendly movies, a colourful face painting station and an exciting pizza making atelier. The evenings special performances including a cheerful clown will offer giggles and balloon animals aplenty.

Little ones will also be treated to a delicious complimentary Luigia pizza and refreshing beverage. Parents can count on the unrivalled quality and freshness of the pizzas at Luigia, where a vast majority of ingredients are exclusively imported straight from Italy. The excitement doesn’t stop there as the kids can go home with goody bags filled with fun little trinkets specially created by Luigia.

Where: Luigia, the Rixos Premium in JBR

When: Wednesday, 4th September 4.00pm – 6.00pm

Cost: Free

To book: Call +971 4 349 6950

Enjoy vegan-friendly junkfood at The Junk Food Vrunch

The Vrunch Vegan Brunch series, in collaboration with masterful plant-based chef Zendy Marsam and Dubai Vegan Days, is back with vegan-friendly versions of your favourite junk food items, at The Daily at Rove Healthcare City.

Rovers will be able to tuck into a 3-course feast of outrageously tasty, meat-free, vegan dishes containing absolutely no preservatives or nasty additives. Rovers (diners) can kick things off with an unlimited starter salad buffet, prepared by the talented Rovester kitchen team, in preparation for the main feast ahead.

Where: The Rove Healthy Junk Food Vrunch

When:  Saturday, 7th September, 11.30am to 3.30pm

Cost: AED 99 per person (children are charged at AED 49)

To book: Call 04 561 9200

Le Meridien Back to School Family Blunch

Break in the new school year with a delightful back to school brunch with the whole family! Featuring a FABULOUS range of international dishes, imaginative drinks, lively entertainment and plenty of amusement for the young ones – including face painting, pizza making, kids movie marathons, magic shows, competitions and much more!

Where: Le Meridien Dubai

When: Saturday, 14th September 12.30pm to 3.30pm

Cost: AED 119 per person not including drinks

To book: Call +971 4 702 2455

Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience

Back in Dubai for the second time, Faulty Towers: The Dining Experience makes its grand debut aboard the QE2. It is one of the world’s most in-demand tribute experiences inspired by the iconic television series on BBC.

This interactive dining show puts guests at the heart of the action. Beloved characters from Faulty Towers will extend the stage out to the audience, dishing hearty laughter in the midst of a three-course meal. Enjoy quick wit and unbeatable improvisation by a talented cast in a show that has been selling out worldwide.

Where: Queen Elizabeth 2

When: 18th September – 20th September

Cost: AED375

To book: Visit or call  +971 4 330 3457

Much Ado About Nothing

Everyone knows Beatrice and Benedick are perfect for each other. Everyone, that is, except Beatrice and Benedick… they are content to outwit and belittle each other at every opportunity.

A company of Britain’s top theatrical talent brings fresh life to this timeless story of passion, penance, forgiveness and love. Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing is brought up-to-date in a vibrant, funny and profoundly moving production directed by Derek Bond.

Where: Dubai Opera

When: 25th – 28th September

Cost: From AED 150

To book: Visit

Ladies night with FREE bubbly at Lost at Treehouse with DJ Nana B

If you’re looking for a FAB ladies night, head on over to Treehouse Dubai every Wednesday from 9pm until 2am for dance-worthy house and R&B tunes from DJ and producer Nana B and resident DJ Tayllor. PLUS there promises to be other forms of entertainment throughout the night and ladies get unlimited bubbly all night long for 169 AED.

The open-air bar has been transformed into a greenhouse until the weather cools down – an all-enclosing tent-meets-glass house that’s fully air-conned and kitted out to tackle the summer heat, so the only sweat you need to worry about is the one you work up from dancing the night away!

Where: Treehouse, TAJ Dubai, Business Bay

When: Wednesdays, 9pm to 2am

To book: Call +971 52 699 9957 or 058 827 2763

UAE Residents Eat for Free at JA The Resort all through September

JA The Resort in Jebel Ali is offering UAE residents the chance to eat for free until September 30th. Dine and drink once in any of the seven restaurants and whatever you spend, you’ll get a voucher of the same value to come back again and spend on your favorite food! Have a date night at White Orchid, the award-winning pan Asian signature restaurant of JA Palm Tree Court with Chinese, Japanese and Thai specialties and a traditional Teppanyaki table for a lively, interactive experience. Take the girls on a staycation and treat yourself to pizzas and all-day cocktails at Captains Restaurant, then claim a voucher for all your money back and give the guys a gift of a hearty lunch at the Sports Café – a traditional sports bar showing live sports action combined with relaxing marina views. You will be entitled to all your money back on any food and beverage spend on your next visit to JA The Resort.

Where: JA The Resort in Jebel Ali

When: All through September

Cost: Day rates apply

To book: Call +971 4 814 5555

Character breakfast experience at Mattel Play! Town

Get ready to meet and interact with some of your favourite Mattel Play! Town characters with this exciting breakfast experience! Children will be able to meet Barney, BJ and Baby Bop, Angelina Ballerina, Bob the Builder and Wendy, Fat Controller, Fireman Sam, Pingu and Mike the Knight.

Mattel Play! Town is the ultimate children’s playground for 2-10 year olds, based on the popular TV characters that children know and love!

Where: Mattel Play! Town

When: Mon–Wed 09:00–20:00, Thu 09:00–22:00, Fri 10:00–22:00, Sat–Sun 09:00–20:00.

Cost: Adult tickets are 129 AED with children over 2 years old going in for 120 AED and infants go in for free.

To book: Call +971 4 317 3999 or 800 MERAAS (800-637227) or visit

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