7 Seriously Cool Things To Do in Dubai this Weekend

Looking for something different to do this weekend? Whether you fancy checking out a homegrown art festival, enjoying live music, hiking up mountains or partying on a beach, here are 7 awesome things to do in Dubai this weekend…

1. Quoz Arts Fest

Calling all culture vultures! The annual Quoz Arts Fest is back at Alserkal Avenue this weekend and this year’s theme focuses on sustainability; how it affects us and how we can make a difference. As always, there will be workshops, gallery tours, film screenings, performances, live music and more!

Price: Free
When: Friday 25th & Saturday 26th January, from 10am to 10pm
Where: Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz

2. Soul Sessions

Ready to kick off your weekend with some live beats? Make your way to Ramusake on Thursday night for your weekly dose of live soul and funk music, as well as delishhh Japanese food and stunning views.

Price: Free entry, a la carte for F&B
When: Thursday 24th January, from 9pm to 2am
Where: Ramusake, Doubletree by Hilton JBR

3. Reel Palestine market

From unique crafts and souvenirs to food items and film screenings, the Reel Palestine film festival and Cinema Akil have come together to showcase the best of Palestine.

Price: Free
When: Daily until Saturday 26th January, from 6.30pm to 11.30pm
Where: Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz

4. Glamping beach party

Fancy trying something new this weekend? Yalla Yoga invites you to its overnight glamping retreat in Ras Al Khaimah. There will be everything including fun beach games, paddle boarding, yoga, BBQ dinner, campfire (with marshmallows!), salsa classes and more!

Price: AED 650 including everything except transport
When: Friday 25th to Saturday 26th January, from 3pm to 4pm (overnight)
Where: Ras Al Khaimah

5. Beach bootcamp

There’s a bootcamp class on the beach this weekend and everyone is invited to join! Hosted by The Project DXB, this free beach workout will whip you into shape in no time.

Price: Free
When: Friday 25th January, from 7.30am to 8.30am
Where: JBR beach, meeting point at Hilton hotel lobby

6. Salsa Saturdays

Get your dancing shoes on and make your way to Trader Vic’s every Saturday for salsa night. There will be a DJ, a live Cuban band and 50% off on all signature cocktails!

Price: Free, happy hour from 11pm to 1am
When: Saturday 26th January, from 9pm to 2am
Where: Trader Vic’s, Crowne Plaza, Sheikh Zayed Road

7. Leopard’s Canyon hike

Here’s another one for the adventure lovers! UAE Trekkers is organising a hiking trip to Leopard’s Canyon this weekend, and it’s suitable for beginners – yay! Starting off in the hilly areas on Jebel Jais mountain, this 3-hour trek will take you past a farm house, through a wadi and over a ridge.

Price: AED 250
When: Saturday 26th January, from 9.30am to 1.30pm
Where: Leopard Canyon, Ras Al Khaimah

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