Dubai is the epicentre of cultural and lifestyle events including sports and food this weekend. The Dubai World Cup will take the spotlight, while Turkish restaurant Ruya shines with its own offering, as does a brand new creative space curated by Adidas. Here then, is your to-do list for Friday and Saturday... 

Visit the new BYND72 by Adidas

Built only for the purpose of originality and artistry, BYND72 aims to be the meeting point for different generations of innovators, a place where the creative community can come to discover, explore, critique and evolve ideas. Couple that with a contemporary urban setting and BYND72 looks to be the go-to place for creatives indefinitely.

Weekend culture guide Mar 24-26

BYND72 by Adidas is located at Building 6, Dubai Design District.

The new Ozel menu at Ruya

Ruya offers a three-course Anatolian set menu that reflects the region's gastronomic heritage. Diners can expect citir kalamar, ezogelin corbasi, two-cheese pide, grilled meatballs, pan fried sea bass and goat cheese manti. Finish off your authentic Turkish journey with sweet treats such as revani and honey or yumurtali ekmek.

Weekend culture guide Mar 24-26

Ruya is located at Grosvernor House, Dubai. For reservations, call +971 4 399 9123.

Dubai World Cup

In collaboration with Longines, which recently unveiled its exquisite new Conquest V.H.P. timepiece, the Dubai World Cup remains one of the premiere events in the equestrian calendar, especially with a Dhs38million prize money at stake. Also in the line-up at Meydan is Sia, who will be performing for the first time in the UAE.

The Dubai World Cup is on March 25 at Meydan Racecourse and tickets are available at the dubairacingclub.com.

Also, don't miss the Middle East's top events to experience in March.