The weekend’s excitement is very nearly upon us, a time to start planning what to see and do with friends and family. If you are looking for a laugh or would like to watch a play or dance away to one of the world’s top DJs, here are some things you can enjoy this weekend.

Dubai Comedy Festival

When: Till 22 May

Where: Around Dubai

Laughter is said to be the best medicine and the Dubai Comedy Festival continues for a final weekend to brighten up your day. Enjoy laughing away at the jokes from some of your favourite globally renowned stand-up comedians.

Dog Adoption Day

When: 21 and 22 May

Where: Dubai Investment Park

Dogs are man’s best friend and what better way to make your house a home than with a furry friend. Head down to the adoption day at The Pet Store in DIP to adopt your new best friend. Held for two days, the event will run from 11am to 2pm on 21 May and from 1pm to 4pm on 22 May.

The Laughter Factory Tour

When: 20 to 22 May

Where: Grand Millennium Barsha Heights, Studio One Hotel and Hilton Jumeirah

The Laughter Factory is continuing with a bumper line up and bringing the laughs to the stage with the second set of comedians, Corey Rodrigues, Daisy Earl and Ali Sultan. The first show on 20 May will be held at Grand Millennium Barsha Heights, followed by a show on 21 May at Studio One Hotel and the last show for the tour held at Hilton Jumeirah.

Save Soil

When: 20 May

Where: Dubai World Trade Centre

Held at Sheikh Saeed Hall at Dubai World Trade Centre, the Save Soil campaign by Sadhguru will highlight the importance of saving the environment. The event is free to attend to all and will encourage people to spread awareness of the depletion of the soil.

Gad Elmaleh Live

When: 20 May

Where: The Agenda

Gad Elmaleh, the funny French Morrocan stand-up comedian, is here in Dubai and is set to put on a great show that will have you crying with laughter. Named the funniest person in France, the French comedy show is sure to be a brilliant set.

Fatboy Slim Live

When: 20 May

Where: Zero Gravity

DJ Norman Cook, also known as Fatboy Slim is coming to Dubai and to host an electrifying performance. Guests can enjoy dancing to the beat of hit songs like ‘Rockafeller Skank’ and ‘Praise You’. Tickets start from Dhs 149.

Baby Bazaar

When: 22 May

Where: Times Square Center

Baby Bazaar is a monthly market for parents to buy, sell and recycle items for babies. As babies constantly outgrow their clothes, books and toys, this is a great way to be sustainable and shop for good-quality pre-loved items.

Bassam Yousef Live

When: 21 May

Where: The Agenda

Watch the hilarious Bassam Youssef perform an amazing comedy set at The Agenda. Previously a heart surgeon, the popular Egyptian comedian will definitely reach your heart with his funny jokes.

Cat Adoption Day

When: 21 and 22 May

Where: Sheikh Zayed Road

If you are looking for a furry cat to take home with you, then head down to the cat adoption day at The Pet Store on Sheikh Zayed Road. The event will run for two days, from 1pm to 4pm on 21 May and from 11am to 2pm on 22 May.

The 39 Steps Play

When: 20 to 22 May

Where: The Junction, Alserkal Avenue

If you love theatre, then The Junction is the place for you this weekend. Enjoy watching an amazing play of The 39 Steps, based on the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock classic.

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