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Wednesday, January 14, 2015
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Weekends in Dubai

15th Jan – 17th Jan

This week’s list…feel free to add your input!

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TJD

1. Join Market OTB (Market Outside the Box) from 15-24 January. A pop-up fashion and lifestyle event, one of the highlights of DSF 2015 and enjoy the mix of funky local labels and global brands.

‘Market OTB’ is an outdoor pop-up market with more than 50 non-mass produced unique brands and labels, entertainment, food, industry workshops and talks. This is an event not to be missed.

When: 15th Jan – 24th Jan
Where: South Ridge Park, Downtown Dubai
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2. Farmer’s Market On The Terrace
Committed to supporting the local home grown market, this Friday, you can buy affordable, fresh, local, organic produce direct from the farmers between 9am and 1pm.
When: Friday 16th January
Where: The Gardens, Emirates Towers
Image by Little Majlis
Image by Little Majlis
3. Reform Social& Grill
A beautiful day, brunch at Reform Social & Grill with the whole family! The great British Brunch experience for 220 dhs!
When: Friday from 12pm to 4pm and 6pm t0 10pm
Where: Located in The Lakes, Emirates Living District, it is set across 15,000sqft of restaurant, bar and idyllic garden with first class British food and drink.
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4. Yoga Retreat at Talise Spa
Join Talise Spa’s three-day yoga retreat on January 15, 16 and 17, where you will be guided through meditations and yoga sessions in an inspiring beach setting. The package includes daily breakfast, yoga classes and private beach access, along with a juicing class, nutrition lecture, two-hour detox treatment, and infra-red sauna sessions.
When: January 15, 16 and 17
Where: Taslise Spa, Madinat Jumeirah
Photo by thescoopdxb
Photo by thescoopdxb

 

5. Pottery Workshop

Sign up for a 4 week pottery workshop to learn the foundations of pottery skills. For more information and for registration please contact [email protected] This workshop is part of our “Crafts” theme for January. Roll up your sleeves and check out our January program onwww.creeksidedubai.me/program

Where: Creekside

When: 15th January

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6. A talk by DIWC Writer in Residence Tim Mackintosh-Smith

Words and images are the two main ways we communicate. But how do they relate to each other? Tim found out the hard way when he turned his books into a TV series. If you’re a budding writer or film/TV director – or both – you’ll find plenty of food for thought in his experiences (which include negotiating Delhi traffic on an elephant and hunting rats in the Crimea!)

When: Sat 17 Jan 2015 11am – 1pm
Where: Dubai International Writer’s Centre
Fees: AED 50.00

 

7. Romeo et Juliette Ballet

Shakespeare’s tale of two lovers, and the heartbreaking end to their lives, is brought to life through ballet. Choreographed by Les Ballets De Monte Carlo.

When: Thursday 15th January 8:30pm

Where: Madinat Arena, Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 366 6546)

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