8 Fun Activities in Dubai to Try this Weekend

Looking for fun things to do in Dubai this weekend? Whether you’re up for live jazz nights, free yoga classes by the beach or music concerts at Dubai Opera that will rock your world, here are 8 fun activities in Dubai to try out this weekend…

1. The Shadow Box at The Junction

The Shadow Box is an award-winning play that centres on the lives of three terminally ill patients, each residing in separate cottages on hospital grounds. Universally relatable, deeply moving and funny, don’t miss this play live at The Junction this weekend.

Price: AED 95 – get your tickets here
When: Thursday 20th to Saturday 22nd September
Where: The Junction, Alserkal Avenue

2. Lyfe at Base Dubai

Base Dubai finally reopens this weekend, and they’re celebrating with a bang! Party people, get ready for an insane night with live entertainment, light shows, performances and music by DJ Magnum.

Price: Free entry
When: Thursday 20th & Friday 21st September, from 10pm to 4am
Where: Base Dubai, Dubai Design District

3. Grape & Cheese night at Jones the Grocer

What’s better than a grape and cheese night? Grape and cheese nights with live jazz! Round up your mates and head to Jones the Grocer every Thursday to kick off the weekend in the best way.

Price: AED 199 (two hours of unlimited cheese and reds or whites)
When: Thursday 20th September, from 7.30pm to 11pm
Where: Jones the Grocer, Emirates Golf Club

4. Never Mind the Opera at Dubai Opera

Love rock music? Don’t miss three rock legends, Hugh Cornwell Band (lead vocalist & guitarist for the Stranglers), Glen Matlock (guitarist for Sex Pistols) and Chris Spedding live at the Dubai Opera this weekend for an epic showdown.

Price: From AED 150
When: Thursday 20th September, from 8pm to 9.30pm
Where: Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai

5. Blindfolded Painting at Soul Art Center

Ever tried painting blindfolded? By immersing yourself in this experience, you’ll be able to get creative, let go of emotions and experiment using your non-dominant hand to paint.

Price: AED 315 (online early bird), AED 347 on the day
When: Saturday 22nd September, from 7pm to 9.30pm
Where: Soul Art Center, Downtown Dubai

6. Mas Vida at Industrial Avenue

If you’re looking for a cool new speakeasy to check out this weekend, we got you. Industrial Avenue is inspired by the underground music scenes from around the world, and they’ve got a hidden bar The Shoreditch that you must enter through a secret door.  This weekend, they’ve got house DJ Leftwing : Kody headlining the event.

Price: Free
When: Friday 21st September, from 9pm onwards
Where: Industrial Avenue, Westin Dubai Marina

7. Yoga at the beach

Calling all yogis! There’s a free beach yoga class happening this Friday, and everyone is invited to join. You can also sign up for a group paddle boarding session right after the yoga class.

Price: Free (yoga), AED 80 for paddle boarding
When: Friday 21st September, from 9am
Where: SUP Corner, Umm Suqeim beach

8. Hawaiian Pool – O at Nikki Beach Dubai

Ready to party like your in Hawaii? Get your leis and grass skirts ready because Nikki beach Dubai is throwing a huge Hawaiian pool party, and everyone is invited! All you need to do is dress up in your favourite Hawaiian-themed outfit and join the fun.

When: Friday 21st September, from 11am to 9pm
Where: Nikki Beach Dubai, Pearl Jumeirah

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