Weekend culture guide: May 12-14

Weekend culture guide: May 12-14

Molecule, Dubai Opera, Gulf Photo Plus

Text: Faizal Dahlawia

Editor: Shannon Wylie

Prepare for a culture-filled weekend with a host of varied activities geared towards the contemporary connoisseur.

From indulging in a new mid-day menu at Dubai's design hub to immersing in the magical world of Mary Poppins at the iconic Dubai Opera and discovering a religious practice in a lesser known corner of the world, these are the places to be and be seen this weekend.

Brunch at Molecule, d3

Head to Dubai's premiere design address, d3, and indulge in a new brunch menu at Molecule. Savour the delightful dishes created by Executive Chef Udo including the restaurant's signature take on the croque monsieur that's filled with béchamel sauce and French gruyere.

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For reservations, call +971 4 245 4700. 

Mary Poppins at Dubai Opera

Join the enigmatic nanny Mary Poppins in this award-winning musical that's based on the children's book of the same name by P.L. Travers. Experience a night of familiar scores played on point, including "Practically Perfect" and "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious".

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Mary Poppins will run until May 25 at the Dubai Opera. For tickets, visit

Living Shrines exhibition at Gulf Photo Plus

Lisa Ross' solo photographic exhibition showcases her extensive lens work over a period of 10 years and spans the length of China's Taklamakan desert. The images feature shrines, known as mazars, created by the Uyghur people to venerate Sufi saints. "In Ross' photography, the mazars appear at once resilient and vulnerable, grounded and otherworldly, strangely beautiful while materially commonplace," described Beth Citron, Assistant Curator at the Rubin Museum of Art.

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Living Shrines will run from May 13 until September 2 at Gulf Photo Plus, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai.

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