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9 Super Cool Places To Visit in Dubai this Weekend

Making plans for the weekend? Hold up, we’ve already done that for you! From music festivals and movie nights to Dubai Food Festival and floating restaurants, here are the coolest places to visit in Dubai this weekend!

1. Groove on the Grass

Ready to get groovin’ this weekend? EDM fans, get your tickets now for this fun-filled music festival at Emirates Golf Club! It’s the first Groove on the Grass of the season, and as always, it’s back with a bang – this time featuring the talented DJ Bonobo!

Price: From AED 290 on platinum list (early bird tickets sold out)
When: Friday 23rd February, from 5pm to 3am
Where: Emirates Golf Club, at Emirates Hills

2. Dubai Aquarium

Ever tried out a yoga class surrounded by sharks? We have, and it’s awesome! The Underwater Yoga classes are back at Dubai Mall, which takes place inside the Dubai Aquarium tunnel. So grab a partner and sign up for this week’s yoga flow.

Price: AED 125
When: Saturday 24th February, from 8am to 9am
Where: The Tunnel, at Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo

3. Pret A Manger Dubai

So not only is Pret A Manger finallyyy opening in Dubai Mall this weekend, but to celebrate the launch, the restaurant is also giving out 500 FREE lunches to customers! Yumm! Judging by how much we love Pret, we’re guessing it’s going to be packed – so get there early!

When: Thursday 22nd February, from 12pm to 2pm
Where: Pret A Manger, at Dubai Mall

4. Mitra Dubai

There’s a new licensed floating restaurant in Dubai, and it sounds incredible! Head to hipster district Al Seef this weekend to check out this cool new joint serving Indian and Middle Eastern cuisine. With dishes like chicken kulfi and dal bombshell makhani, you know it’s going to be good.

When: Daily, from 10am to 12am
: Mitra, Al Seef – Dubai Creek

5. Cinema Akil

Like watching independent foreign films? You need to check out Cinema Akil! This weekend marks the end of their Romanian Film Nights – and it’s closing with Billion Star Hotel. This film, about a homeless boy learning about life from his mentor, has won 8 awards!

Price: Free
When: Saturday 24th February, from 7pm to 10pm
Where: Cinema Akil, at Alserkal Avenue – Al Quoz

6. Miss Tess Dubai

Fancy celebrating Chinese New Year this weekend? Head to Miss Tess for some traditional Chinese fun as they celebrate the year of the dog. There will be live performances (including a couple of dragons) and delicious Chinese food on offer.

Price: AED 228 per person (set menu)
When: Until Friday 23rd February, from 6pm to 2am
Where: Miss Tess, Taj Dubai – Business Bay

7. J&G Steakhouse Dubai

Calling all jazz fans! J&G Steakhouse invites you to jazz up your weekend with a fun night of legendary old-school jazz music, and great food too. Head there every Friday as the sounds of New York fill up the room.

When: Friday 23rd February, from 6.30pm
Where: J&G Steakhouse, St. Regis Dubai – Habtoor City

8. Enable Fair

Here’s a fair for a good cause! Get your friends together and head to Dubai Garden Centre for the Enable Fair, where 75 people of determination from 17 special needs centres come together to sell items lovingly made by them. There will be music, food stalls, live cooking, arts and crafts and lots more.

Price: Free entry
When: Saturday 24th February, from 10am to 4pm
Where: Dubai Garden Centre, in Al Quoz

9. Dubai Food Festival

Out of all the places to visit in Dubai this weekend, you cannot miss this! The Dubai Food Festival kicks off this weekend (yayyyyy!) and we couldn’t be more excited. Round up your foodie-loving friends and check out Etisalat Beach Canteen for some really cool dishes, sports, activities, workshops and more!

Price: Free entry
When: From Thursday 22nd February, 10am onwards
Where: Nessnass beach, behind Sunset Mall

Featured image: via Instagram | @dk_travel

Still want more? Here are 5 food and craft markets to visit in Dubai, or if you’re looking to explore the city, just check out our Explore section for loads of inspo!