Culture creatures: Where should you be this weekend?

Culture creatures: Where should you be this weekend?

Formula 1, Ruya, Zebra Square

Text: Faizal Dahlawia

Image: Ruya

The UAE comes roaring to life this weekend with a major sporting event running alongside new launches and openings.

The Formula 1 weekend is dominating the headlines and with a racing title at stake and superstar musicians on the bill, it's a definite not-to-be-missed event. But it's not all about racing and music as Dubai offers a more subtle cultural experience with a new brunch menu at a top Turkish restaurant as well as a new gallery that further enriches the emirate's every growing arts scene. These are the places to be and be seen this weekend... 

Formula One action at Yas Marina Circuit

It's race season in the UAE capital as the 2016 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix brings excitement on and off the track. With the world championship still on the line, set to be battled out between Mercedes' Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton, expect a tense and drama-filled race. Off the asphalt, it promises to be a musical extravaganza as global superstar musicians including Rihanna, Pitbull and The Chemical Brothers will take the stage for the Yasalam festival.

Weekend culture guide Nov 25-27

Anatolian adventure with Ruya's new brunch

Be one of the first to indulge in Ruya's new brunch menu. Let Executive Chef Colin Clague satisfy your taste buds as the talented kitchen team prepare a specially curated menu that includes zucchini fritters, meat skewers as well as delectable desserts Revani & Honey and Firin Sutlac, with live cooking stations adding to the atmosphere. Enjoy classic Anatolian cuisine, which has been infused with French flair, as you enjoy live music as well as sweeping views of the marina from the terrace.

Weekend culture guide Nov 25-27

For reservations, call +971 4 399 9123.

Newly open Zebra Square Gallery

Head down to Zebra Square Gallery, the newest addition to Dubai's burgeoning Al Quoz art district. The new gallery stands apart from its peers thanks to its added focus on exclusive cars. Here, you can appreciate fine artworks by leading South African artists Lionel Smit and Beezy Bailey, alongside automotive masterpieces including the Shelby Cobra and GT40. There's also a little surprise for watch aficionados with Baume et Mercier's newly launched Capeland Shelby Cobra timepiece also found in the gallery.

Weekend culture guide Nov 25-27

For the art lovers, read about the full line-up and programme for Art Dubai 2017 too.

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