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11 of the Best Things to Do in Dubai This Weekend

Having weekend withdrawals? No worries, the next one is right around the corner! From adventure trips to night brunches to food festivals, there is soooo much going on! Here are 11 of the best things to do in Dubai this weekend!

1. Truckers – Punjabi Edition

Ready to try some delishhh authentic Punjabi food? Head to Burj Park this weekend to experience the true taste of Punjab! There will be live bhangra dance performances, finger-licking good North Indian food and more.

Price: Free entry
When: Friday 6th and Saturday 7th April, from 3pm to 11pm
Where: Burj Park, Downtown Dubai

2. Fitness at The Beach

After all that food, here’s where you can burn off some calories for free! Get your fitness buddies down to JBR beach this weekend for two entire days filled with free fitness classes and great beats! From acro yoga and barre to circuit training and kayaking competitions, all levels are welcome!

Price: Free
When: Friday 6th and Saturday 7th April, from 7am to 7pm
Where: JBR Beach

3. Craft Fest

Live music, food stalls, fun activities for all ages and of course, loads of great craft brews – there’s soooo much going on at the Craft Fest this weekend! Hop on over to Jumeirah Golf Estates for a fun day out with your mates.

Price: Free entry
When: Friday 6th and Saturday 7th April, from 12pm to 10pm
Where: Earth Terrace, Jumeirah Golf Estates

4. Island Boat Trip

So this one’s a little out of Dubai, but totally worth the trip if you’re up for an adventure! Join Devyn for a super laid back island getaway this weekend, just off the coast of Abu Dhabi. This day trip includes stand up paddle boarding, a yoga class, snorkeling, dolphin sighting and lunch. For more info, check the Facebook event here.

Price: AED 399 per person, AED 199.50 for kids
When: Friday 6th April, from 10am to 4pm
Where: Meeting point at Bateen Marina, Abu Dhabi

5. Evening Brunch

Looking for a fun way to end a long, stressful week? Head to Mercury this Thursday for a fun evening brunch under the stars! There’ll be Mediterranean dishes, house drinks and incredible views!

Price: AED 350 (soft drinks); AED 495 (house drinks)
When: Thursday 5th April, from 8pm to 11pm
Where: Mercury Lounge, Four Seasons Resort Dubai

6. Almost, Maine

Fancy watching a play this weekend? Don’t miss Dubai’s talented actors live on stage at The Junction this weekend for Almost, Maine. This play, by John Cariani, is a romantic comedy that explores love and loss is an unusual city called Almost, Maine.

Price: AED 110
When: Wednesday 4th April to Saturday 7th April, at 7.30pm
Where: The Junction, Alserkal Avenue

7. Aquaventure After Dark

Ready for some late night fun in a water park? This Thursday, Aquaventure is gearing up for an epic party with  DJs, water rides and prizes – and everyone is invited! Get your tickets now for an fun night filled with sliding, dancing and loads more.

Price: AED 95 per person if you book online before Wednesday night. AED 135 per person on the day
When: Thursday 5th April, from 7.30pm to 11.30pm
Where: Aquaventure, Atlantis the Palm

8. Miami Vibes

Missed the Miami Vibes food festival at City Walk? No worries, they’ve moved to Dubai Design District now! Get your foodie friends together and head there for a candyland-themed food festival!

Price: Free entry
When:Until Saturday April 14th, from 4pm to 11pm
Where: The Block, Dubai Design District

9. Comic Con

Put on your craziest costumes because Comic Con is back this weekend! Get ready to geek out and go wild at Dubai’s biggest pop culture event. From cosplay contests and celeb meet and greets to film clubs and fun games, there’s so much going on.

Price: From AED 110, tickets available here
When: Thursday 5th to Saturday 7th April, from 10am to 10pm
Where: Zabeel Hall 4, 5 & 6, Dubai World Trade Centre

10. The Game at White Dubai

Party people, are you ready for a major hip-hop throwback night this weekend? If so, make your way to White Dubai this Saturday for their weekly urban night, with The Game performing live! As always, complimentary drink for ladies until 1am.

Price: Free entry
When: Saturday 7th April, from 10pm to 3am
Where: White Dubai, Meydan

11. Disney on Ice

Calling all Disney lovers! This weekend, head to Dubai World Trade Centre for a magical show on the ice! Get ready to embark on an African adventure with Timon and Pumba, a mystical underwater experience with Ariel and a Frozen journey with Olaf!

Price: From AED 132, tickets available here
When: Wednesday 4th to Saturday 7th April
Where: Dubai World Trade Centre

Featured & cover images: Via @mefcc & @wedoactive

Still want more? Check out these 5 cool things to do in Old Dubai for under AED 5! Or if you’re looking for some foodie fun, you need to try these 6 fine dining biryanis in Dubai!