Theatre performances, gastronomy, art exhibitions and more…

With each new month comes plenty of exciting things to do in Dubai. So, if your looking for some new experiences to check out in this gorgeous city in May, we have got your back. Whether you’re looking to marvel at gorgeous artwork, dine on decadent dishes or sip your Saturdays away…

Here are 9 amazing things to look forward to in Dubai this May

Indulge in Demon Duck’s four-hand dinner


Foodies will be in safe hands at this rare four hands dining experience led by two famous chefs: Demon Chef Alvin Leung and MasterChef Canada winner, Eric Chong. The chefs will come together to curate a series of unorthodox Asian masterpieces. This cool gastronomic night is only available for three nights from Thursday, May 4 to May 6. It will cost you Dhs520 per person.

Demon Duck four-hand dinner, Caesars Palace, Bluewaters, Dubai, Thur May 4 to Sat May 6, 6.30pm, Dhs520 per person.

A royal afternoon Tea at the QE2


The epicentre of Britishness in Dubai, the QE2, has something extra special up their sleeve for King Charles’ coronation. On Friday, May 5 and 7, fans of the monarchy are invited to immerse themselves in a traditional British afternoon tea for the royal occasion. With a menu that boasts nostalgic flavours and the finest teas, guests will be able to raise a glass to the new monarch. Packages start from Dhs175 for adults.

 QE2, Port Rashid, Bur Dubai, Royal afternoon tea, Fri May 5 and Sun May 7, 3pm to 6.30pm. Tel: (6)0 05 0400.

Celebrate 100 years of Warner Bros.


To commemorate 100 years of Warner Bros., Candlelight Concerts are hosting a series of events, showcasing a one-of-a-kind musical experience. Taking place at The Theatre – Mall of the Emirates on Saturday, May 6, the musical programme will feature a range of the studio’s favourite songs, with tickets starting at Dhs150.

The Theatre, Mall of the Emirates, Sheikh Zayed Rd, Al Barsha 1, Dubai, Sat May 6, Dhs150.

Splash and sip every Saturday of May


Bask in the last of the amazing weather before the summer temperatures rise at Hyatt Centric Jumeirah Dubai. Every Saturday, guests are invited for a dip in the pool with access to unlimited drinks from Dhs500.

Hyatt Centric Jumeirah, La Mer Beach, Jumeirah 1, Dubai, deal available on May 6, 13, 20, and 27 – 2pm to 9pm, Dhs500 unlimited drinks and pool access.

Catch Peter Pan on Ice

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Prepare for a magical adventure this May as Peter Pan on Ice makes its way to the UAE. Join Peter Pan, Tinkerbell, Wendy, John, Michael, and the Lost Boys as they battle against Captain Hook. The performance will be showcased in Dubai from Friday, May 26 to 28 at the Theatre – Mall of The Emirates. Ticket prices start at Dhs150.

The Theatre, Mall of the Emirates, Sheikh Zayed Rd, Al Barsha 1, Dubai, Fri May 26 to Sun May 28, Dhs150.

 Marvel at artworks at the Efie Gallery

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You only have until Tuesday, May 29 to catch Isshaq Ismail’s exhibition Beyond the Fence, Begins the Sky at Efie Gallery. The exhibition features his first collection of monochromatic works that uses multiple hues of blue. By portraying characters with complicated and conflicting feelings against a variety of serene and utopian landscapes, this exhibition seeks to question perceptions about beauty while also taking into account the hardships these individuals must face.

 Efie Gallery, Al Quoz, Dubai, Exhibition open until Tues May 29. Tel: (0)4 252 4182,

Check out Dubai’s newest dancing bakers


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A vibrant Australian bakery arrives on a rooftop in Dubai, bringing ingredients and passion from the shores of Palestine. The bakers are known for their vivacious attitude, frequently jiving away while preparing their sweet Palestinian goods. Expect knafeh, Arabic ice cream, Moroccan tea and homemade lemonade on their rooftop at the Keturah Reserve this May.

Kunafeh Bakery Dubai, Keturah Reserve, Dubai, Thursday to Sunday, 8pm to 1am. @knafehdubai

Boogie the night away with DJ Black Coffee

Grammy Award-winning DJ Black Coffee is no stranger to Dubai, having performed in the city on many occasions. But for one final event this season he’ll be headlining at a new venue, gracing the decks of a new White Dubai pop-up Friday May 26. Black Coffee will take the stage as the headlining act and will be preceded by Paul Svenson, Fredrick Stone and Alex Twin for their warm-up. Early bird tickets start from Dhs100 and if you’d like there are also VIP tables available too. Make sure to get tickets before they’re gone. Please note, the event is strictly 21 plus.

White Dubai presents Black Coffee, Dubai Harbour, Friday, May 26, early bird tickets from Dhs100.

Get involved with Marine conservation

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If you have some spare time and a passion for the ocean, you can gain valuable experience in marine conservation by volunteering with the Dolphin Project. Volunteers can participate in public events and fieldwork, with positions ranging from one-time activities to three to six-month commitments.

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