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9 Awesome Activities in Dubai To Try Out This Weekend

Making plans for the weekend? Hold on, we’ve already got that sorted for you! From brunches on boats to season closing parties, here are all the cool activities in Dubai you need to try this weekend…

1. Brunch on a boat with Bateaux Dubai

Ready to brunch on a boat? Bateaux Dubai has a special Friday brunch planned for everyone this weekend, with gourmet food, awesome creek views, live entertainment and more!

Price:  AED 299 (soft drinks), AED 399 (house beverages); AED 499 (bubbly)
When: Friday 4th May, from 1pm to 4pm
Where: Boarding from Al Seef Cultural District

2. The Illusionists at Madinat Theatre

Ready for a magical weekend? Head to Madinat Theatre to catch The Illusionists live on stage – Broadway’s highest-selling magic show! From levitation acts to mind-reading tricks, sit back and watch as 7 of the world’s best illusionists put on a mind-blowing show.

Price: From AED 245
When: All weekend, at 6.30pm & 9.30pm
Where: Madinat Theatre, Madinat Souk

3. Matryoshka Festival at City Walk Dubai

City Walk is turning in to a Russian wonderland this weekend for the Matryoshka Festival! Don’t miss this 3-day cultural celebration of all things Russian. There will be famous Russian singers, designers, food, ballerinas and more!

Price: Free
When: All weekend
Where: City Walk, Jumeirah 1

4. Spamalot at Dubai Opera

Apparently one of the funniest musicals you’ll ever see, Spamalot is an award-winning comedy that pokes fun at the famous 1975 film Monty Python and the Holy Grail. Get ready for a barrel of laughs as you join King Arthur on his hapless adventures.

Price: From AED 250
When: All weekend, at 8pm
Where: Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai

5. Speakeasy Vibes at The Unlucky Cat

Shhh! There’s a cool new speakeasy in town and they’ve got a great happy hour deal, every day of the week! With creative cocktails and bar bites with an Asian twist, this is one happy hour you don’t want to miss.

When: Every day, from 6pm to 8pm
Where: The Unlucky Cat, Taj Dubai

6. Groove on the Grass

Calling all deep house and EDM fans! This is your last chance to groove on the grass, because this weekend marks its season closing party! The line-up for this weekend includes Apparat, Max Cooper, HVOB and Maribou State!

Price: From AED 160
When: Friday 4th May, from 5pm
Where: Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills

7. Ripe Market at Times Square Dubai

From organic food and local specialties to fashion, art and pop-up yoga classes, there’s just so much to check out at the Ripe Market every weekend. Head there with your family and friends to pick up some fruits and veggies, shop around and support our local SMEs.

Price: Free entry
When: Saturday 5th May, from 9am to 3pm
Where: Times Square Centre, Al Quoz

8. All Day I Dream at Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE

Party people, put on your dancing shoes and head to Blue Marlin Ibiza this weekend for the season closing of All Day I Dream! Lee Burridge, Roy Rosenfeld and Superlounge will be on the decks as you dance, dream and party it up this weekend!

Price: From AED 160
When: Saturday 5th May, from 3pm to 11pm
Where: Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE

9. Cinco de Mayo at La Tablita

Who said you need to wait till Saturday to celebrate Cinco de Mayo?! La Tablita is bringing in the fiesta on Thursday, with traditional Mexican tunes and food. Boys, get your Mexican mustaches out and ladies, don’t forget your traditional Puebla braids.

Price: AED 180 (including food and soft drinks)
When: Thursday 3rd May, from 7pm
Where: La Tablita, Hyatt Regency Hotel

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