Weekend culture guide: March 3-5

Weekend culture guide: March 3-5

Art, tea and rock 'n' roll

Text: Faizal Dahlawia

Buro 24/7 Middle East shares the top cultural happenings for a weekend to remember.

It's a mixed bag of cultural events this weekend as Abu Dhabi opens a highly anticipated art exhibition while Dubai sees the launch of a new luxe tea session as well as plays host to rock 'n' roll royalty. Buro 24/7 Middle East has the places to be and be seen.  

But We Cannot See Them art exhibition

NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery presents its spring exhibition titled But We Cannot See Them. The show puts the spotlight on a group of pioneering contemporary artists in the country who, devoid of exhibition space in the '90s, became an 'underground' art community. Fortunately, a blooming arts movement in the UAE afforded them the opportunity to later bring conceptual and experimental arts onto the public spectrum and the new exhibition will showcase key works by artists such as Hassan Sharif, Mohamed Ahmed Ibrahim, Abdullah Al Saadi and Mohammed Kazem, over a period of two decades from 1988 to 2008.

Weekend guide March 3-5

But We Cannot See Them runs from March 2 until May 25 at NYU Abu Dhabi Art Gallery.

Guns N' Roses concert

Witness one of the great reunions and comebacks in rock 'n' roll history as Guns N' Roses make their UAE debut. The last time the band's legendary members Axl and Slash shared the stage together before this comeback tour was in 1993 and fans can once again rock out to their classic hits including "Sweet Child O' Mine", "November Rain" and "Don't' Cry".

Weekend guide March 3-5

Guns N' Roses will perform at the Autism Rocks Arena on March 3. For tickets, visit

A Bulgari-inspired afternoon tea at The Palace Downtown Dubai

Indulge in a luxurious afternoon tea session at the Lakeside Garden with views of the iconic Burj Khalifa. The Bulgari Tea Stands will delight your taste buds with a menu that includes crepes, pancakes and sorbets. As well, you can discover the range of Bulgari's coveted Eaux Parfumées which will be on display, adding a scent of sophistication to your afternoon.

Weekend guide March 3-5

For reservations, call +971 4 428 7981.

Also, read Buro 24/7 Middle East's culture guide on events happening this month.

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