Photograph credit: Al Marmoom Ultramarathon

Our Pick Of The Best Events To Check Out In UAE This Week

It’s only the second week of 2019 and you’d think things would have died down in our city after a collosal New Year’s, well think again, as the UAE is set to host some epic events this week. We’ve rounded up out top picks.

Sunday, 6th January: Collektive with Mar+Mer at Soho Garden

Who says that partying should be limited to weekends? On any given Sunday, Soho Garden brings deep house vibes at their extended rooftop with live sets from homegrown talents, Mar+Mer and support from resident DJs Jixo & Danz, Adam Graca and Jean B. Entrance is free. For reservations, contact 052 388 8849 or email

Photograph credit: Soho Garden

Monday, 7th January: Hip Hop with Frank at Toy Room Dubai

Simply put, Toy Room Dubai is synonymous with wild nights. It’s home to one of Dubai’s naughtiest party animals, Frank and he will be hanging out with his crew this Monday night. Plus, it’s ladies night, serving house bevvies till 1 am. For reservations, contact 052 463 3338 or email

toy room dubai

Photograph credit: Toy Room Dubai

Tuesday, 8th January: XLine Night Rides

In the spirit of the new year, adventure sports brand XDubai opened its amped-up XLine for a limited time. They’re hosting one final night ride this Tuesday, giving thrill-seekers the chance to fly over Dubai Marina at 80 km/h. Packages start from Dhs 650 for flying solo and Dhs 1200 for double trouble. Bookings and requirement-related details are available online.

xdubai zipline

Photograph credit: XDubai

Wednesday, 9th January: Al Marmoom Desert Run

It’s roughly one week into 2019 and if your new year’s resolution is to get fit, the Desert Run at Al Marmoom is perhaps the best way to kickstart your progress. The run is available in multiple distances: 2.5km, 5km or 10km, spanning over 40 hectares of shrubland home to various species of migratory birds, native birds at the scenic Al Qudra lakes. Tickets are priced between Dhs 50-125.

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Photograph credit: The Desert Run at Al Marmoom

Thursday, 10th January: UAE vs India

In-form hosts UAE will be taking on India in a highly anticipated match at the AFC Asian Cup this Thursday. On paper, UAE(79) ranks ahead of India (97) but will be playing without their star player, Omar Abdulrahman. The match kicks off at 8 pm at Zayed Sports City Stadium. Tickets are priced between Dhs 12.50-75.

Friday, 11th January: Francesca Lombardo and La Fleur live at Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE 

When it comes to partying, Blue Marlin doesn’t skip a beat. This Friday, they’re hosting one of Italy’s finest electronic DJs, Francesca Lombardo and techno ace La Fleur. The DJ duo will be playing a live set from 1 pm-11 pm with support from resident DJs, Frederick Stone, Aidin Karami and Michka. For reservations, contact 056 113 3400 or email

Saturday: 12th January: Hankook 24H Dubai Endurance Motor Race

One of the hotly contested motorsports championships of the year in UAE, Hankook 24H Dubai Endurance Motor Race returns for its 14th edition at Dubai Autodrome. Car enthusiasts can catch an entire day of thrilling racing action among the most speedy racing teams, The race goes on Friday to Saturday noon. The race has free admission.