The weekend is just around the corner, and as always, we’ve rounded up the best of what’s going on! From stand up comedy shows to free yoga classes to the best party brunches in town, here are 13 activities in Dubai that you need to try out this weekend!
1. Fiesta Drunch
Ayyy caramba! This Thursday, Local Dxb invites you all to kick off the weekend with its Mexican Fiesta Drunch! You can expect a whole lot of tacos, fajitas, enchiladas, burritos, nachos, chimichangas, quesadillas and of course, margaritas!
Price: AED 199 (house drinks)
When: Thursday 21st June, from 7pm to 10pm
Where: Tryp by Wyndham, Barsha Heights
2. Laughter Factory at Senara
Need a good laugh? The Laughter Factory is coming to Senara this weekend, with three hilarious comedians guaranteed to leave you in fits of laughter. The line up includes Desiree Burch, Joe Bor (who frequently opened for Graham Norton) and ‘English Comedian of the Year’ – Nick Page!
Price: AED 150, email firstname.lastname@example.org to book
When: Friday 22nd June, from 7pm to 10pm
Where: Senara, Sofitel the Palm
3. International Yoga Day
Calling all yogis! It’s International Yoga Day this weekend, and to celebrate, there are so many free yoga classes happening around the city! Don’t miss the open house at Trident Wellness Center in Dubai Marina, with free yoga classes all day long.
When: Thursday 21st June, from 7am to 7pm
Where: Trident Bayside, Dubai Marina
4. FIFA World Cup
Football fans – excited to catch all the FIFA action on the big screen? There are so many places in Dubai to watch the FIFA matches, including The Irish Village! With an air-conditioned tent, a huge screen and a stadium-like atmosphere, you won’t miss a second!
Price: AED 100 minimum spend on food and drinks
Where: The Irish Village, Garhoud
5. Jazz Date Night
Saturday night is date night at Jazz at Pizza Express, because what’s more romantic than jazz music and their dough-licious dough balls? You can expect a night of rat-pack classics from Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra and Michael Buble – with an Irish twist.
Price: AED 210 per couple
When: Saturday 23rd June, from 8.30pm to 11.30pm
Where: Jazz at Pizza Express, JLT
6. Street F-East
Foodies, are you ready for a street feast? Get your foodie friends and make your way to The Black Lion this Thursday for their weekly Street F-East night brunch! From jerk lamb samosas and chicken tikka tenders to Peruvian donuts, you do-nut want to miss this!
Price: AED 268 (soft drinks), AED 306 (house drinks)
When: Thursday 21st June, from 6pm to 9pm
Where: The Lion by Nick & Scott, H Dubai
7. Wellness Retreat
In need of a relaxing retreat to disconnect from your daily routine? Sofitel the Palm is holding a 24-hour wellness retreat, where you’ll be able to take part in yoga sessions, have detox drinks and healthy meals, enjoy group spa activities and stay overnight at the hotel.
Price: AED 999
When: Thursday 21st & Friday 22nd June
Where: The Retreat Palm Dubai, Sofitel the Palm
8. Mahiki Nights
Fancy partying it up with your mates this weekend? Mahiki is finally back with its weekly themed nights. Head there on Thursday for your dose of RnB and Hip Hop (and free drinks for ladies), or on Friday for commercial and house tunes.
Price: Free entry
When: All weekend, from 7pm to 3am
Where: Mahiki, Jumeirah Beach Hotel
9. Dim Sum Fridays
Craving Thai food? We know the feeling. Luckily for all the dim sum lovers in Dubai, The Royal Budha has an all-you-can-eat dim sum offer every Friday and unlimited tea – yummm!
Price: AED 78
When: Friday 22nd June, from 12pm to 6pm
Where: The Royal Budha, Holiday Inn Al Barsha
10. Bubbalicious Brunch
Yay, the award-winning Bubbalicious brunch is finally back! With over 10 live cooking stations, mixology counters, live bands, acrobats, and an after party at Oeno – there’s no doubt this brunch is one of the best in Dubai!
Price: From AED 480 per person (soft drinks)
When: Friday 22nd June, from 1pm to 4pm
Where: The Westin Dubai, Mina Seyahi Beach Resort
11. Go Skateboarding Day
Did you know skateboarding is now an official sport? XDubai invites all of Dubai’s skateboarders, including beginners and pros, to celebrate Go Skateboarding Day! There will be music, skateboarding demos, BBQ, prizes, movie screenings and more. Dubai Police will also be joining in with a supercar showcase.
Price: AED 45 for skaters, AED 10 for spectators
When: 21st June, from 6pm
Where: XDubai Skatepark
12. Belgian Cafe Drunch
Every Friday, Belgian Cafe invites you to its post brunch after party, where you can enjoy unlimited drinks from. Cheers to the weekend!
Price: AED 160
When: Friday 22nd June, from 9pm to 12am
Where: Belgian Cafe, Souk Madinat Jumeirah
13. Ripe Market
From local food and organic fruits to yoga classes and fun workshops, there is so much to do at the Ripe Market this Saturday! This weekend, you can also join in on a workshop with Malini to learn how to create your own bath bombs and lip balms.
Price: Free entry
When: Saturday 23rd June, from 9am to 5pm
Where: Times Square Centre, Al Quoz
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