Calling all culture vultures!

It’s finally Thursday and that means sorting out a schedule for the weekend revolving around indoor activitiesall-you-can-eat breakfasts with mates and other great things to do in Dubai.

However, if you want to add a dash of culture to mix, here’s a round-up of things to do in Dubai this weekend that include checking out some cool digital art, workshops, and more.

Digital Art

Immerse yourself in art at Infinity des Lumières

@whatsondubaiExplore the works of Van Gogh, Dreamed Japan and the infinite universe by Verse #artlover #whatsondubai #dubaitiktok #artindubai #emilyinparis♬ Amazing Moment (30s) – Danilo Stankovic

When: July 1 onwards

A brand new digital art gallery, Infinity des Lumières has opened its doors in Dubai Mall. The experience includes an exhibition on Vincent Van Gogh, Dreamed Japan and Verse. You will be able to walk around the space and immerse yourself in a total number of 3,000 high-definition digital moving images.

You can purchase your tickets here.

Infinity des Lumières, 2nd floor opposite Galeries Lafayette, Dubai Mall,


Silent Day exhibition

leila heller gallery

‘I will take you up to the stars’ – Eduardo Perez-Cabrero

When: Until July 24

Check out ‘Silent Day’ at Leila Heller Gallery at Alserkal Avenue by artist, Eduardo Perez-Cabrero. The exhibit explores life, captures vibrations and the result is the works of art you see. Eight pieces of work are on display. The main installation titled ‘I will take you up to the stars’ is made using 400 pieces of blue ceramics. His works are influenced by the Mediterranean Sea – hence the vivid colours in his works. 

Leila Heller Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai. Until July 24. Tel: (0)4 321 6942.


Watch a foreign film at Cinema Akil


When: July 1 onwards 

Dubai’s only independent cinema is screening award-winning timeless favourites all through the summer. On July 2, you can see Paris Belongs to Us (1961). From July 2 to 10, you can watch The Witches (1967). All screenings will have English subtitles. You can read more about the films here.

Book your tickets here

Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai. Dhs56.50 per ticket. Tel: (04) 223 1139.

Performing arts


When: July 2 

Missed this contemporary dance performance a few months back? Well, good news! Due to popular demand, more shows were added so you can go see it on July 2 at 8pm. ANSAF is a contemporary dance performance that addresses the prevalence of mediocracy (the average person) in contemporary society. The consequence of the corrupt system, promotes illusions to the public, influencing them to follow blindly.

You can purchase your tickets here.

ANSAF, Alserkal Avenue, Unit 38, Al Quoz, Dubai. @simaperformingarts

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Get creative with a pottery workshop

Hiwa K

When: July 3

After a guided tour of Hiwa k: do you remember what you are burning?’, the current art exhibition at Jameel Arts Centre, you will get creative with a historic pottery workshop. The workshop will focus on the artwork titled The Bell Project showcasing Mesopotamian art symbols and history. Participants are invited to learn about cuneiform (one of the oldest forms of writing known to humankind) through sculpture art.

The session is free to attend but you need to RSVP on this link here.

Jameel Arts Centre at Jaddaf Waterfront, opposite Palazzo Versace, Dubai. Tel: (0)4 873 9800.

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