10 Awesome Things To Do in Dubai This Weekend

The weekend is just around the corner, and we’re here to help you plan it! There is sooooo much going on, from night brunches to music concerts! Scroll down for the top things to do in Dubai this weekend…

1. Cirque De Cuisine

Missed out on the last one? Don’t worry, the huge Atlantis night brunch is back this Thursday – with a Christmas twist! Get your friends along for a festive gourmet dining experience, with stilt walkers, and underwater Santa’s grotto, elves serving you drinks, and more! You will be hopping from one restaurant to the next, savouring traditional Christmas dishes from each, followed by an after-party.

When: Thursday 7th December, 7pm to 11pm

Cost: AED 535 (including house drinks and bubbly). Book your tickets via Platinum List.

Location: Atlantis The Palm

2. Sole DXB

Sneakerheads, Sole DXB is finally back for its sixth edition! Merging fashion, footwear, film, art and music, there will be soooo much going on including pop-up shops, basketball games, film screenings, live concerts and more! Visit their Facebook page for more info.

When: Friday 8th December & Saturday 9th December, 12pm to 10pm

Cost: AED 125

Where: Dubai Design District

3. Harry Potter

Calling all Harry Potter fans! This weekend, you can relive the magic of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone at the Dubai Opera! Get your tickets to experience a symphony orchestra performing music to the entire Harry Potter film, in high-definition on a 40-foot screen!

When: Thursday 7th December to Saturday 9th December, at 8pm

Cost: From AED 175

Where: Dubai Opera 

4. Fiesta Musica

Ready for an awesome music festival at the beach? Don’t miss Fiesta Musica at Zero Gravity all weekend! DJ Trevor Nelson will take over the decks with his RnB tunes on Thursday, followed by the Ibiza House Orchestra on Friday, and on Saturday is the popular Supernatural brunch!

When: Thursday 7th December to Saturday 9th December, all day

Cost: From AED 100 (prices vary per day)

Where: Zero Gravity

5. ARTE Xmas market

Whether you need to pick up a couple of unique Xmas gifts, or you just really like to shop, the ARTE market lets you shop from over 150 homegrown designers. You can expect to find everything including jewellery, artworks, clothes, toys, food, pottery, hand-painted glass, books, creative workshops and more.

When: Friday 8th December, 10am to 6pm

Cost: Free entry

Where: Times Square Centre

6. Nasimi Session

Party people – get down to Nasimi Beach, at Altantis the Palm this Friday for an unforgettable Urban beach party! Yup, that means non-stop RnB and Hip-Hop tunes! The famous 90’s star Lumidee will be performing live, along with DJ Keza, Majestic and others.

When: Friday 8th December, 7pm to 3am

Cost: Free entry

Where: Nasimi Beach

7. Yoga Adventure

There’s a free yoga class happening this weekend, but it’s not where you would expect! Wake up super early on Friday morning, grab your yoga buddies, and head to Aventura Parks for a yoga session surrounded by nature. If you’re feeling energized after the class, try out the Aventura circuit at a special discounted rate.

When: Friday 8th December, 8am

Cost: Free, AED 130 for the Aventura circuit. Spaces are limited, call to book.

Where: Aventura Parks

8. Big Fat Brunch

Lock, Stock & Barrel (the JBR one) invites you all down to its Big Fat Brunch this Friday! There will be four rounds of delicious food, free-flowing drinks, a live band, a magician, and best of all – games! Serious gamers can challenge their friends to a game of Jenga, Battleship, Sumo wrestling or even Twister. For more info, check out the Facebook event.

When: Friday 8th December, 1pm to 4pm

Cost: AED 249 (soft drinks), AED 349 (house beverages)

Where: Lock, Stock and Barrel, Rixos Premium in JBR

9. Tree lighting

Fancy watching Dubai’s top hotels light up their gigantic Christmas trees? You totally can, and it’s completely free! Head to Sheraton Mall of the Emirates this Thursday for an evening filled with Christmas magic. You’ll be able to sip on hot mulled drinks, enjoy holiday treats, meet Santa, pick up some Christmas gifts at the market and more. Check out these alternative tree lighting ceremonies in Dubai.

When: Thursday 7th December, at 6.30pm

Cost: Free

Where: Sheraton Hotel, Mall of the Emirates

10. Ramen Festival

Want to try some authentic, delicious ramen? Wokyo is the place to be this weekend, as they celebrate the launch of two new additions to their menu. Apart from all the Sapporo Ramen you will be gobbling up, the 3-day festival also includes Japanese Taiko drumming, live acoustic music, origami folding lessons and more!

When: Thursday 7th December to Saturday 9th December, 11am to 11pm

Cost: Free entry

Where: Wokyo

Still want more? Check out our Party section for the best nightlife spots in the city, or if you love food as much as we do, check out our Brunches section for some great options. Enjoy, and have an awesome weekend!