7 FREE Things To Do in Dubai this Weekend

Looking for ways to get out and enjoy your weekend, without having to spend a fortune? You’ve come to the right place! From fun workshops to beach workouts to the best parties in town, here are 7 free things to do in Dubai this weekend…

1. Party it up for Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest celebrations in Dubai are in full swing! If you haven’t kicked off the celebrations already, what are you waiting for? Make your way to Barasti Dubai for a free Oktoberfest party with live music, awesome deals and more!

When: All weekend
Where: Barasti, Dubai Marina

2. Nama-stay on the beach

Dubai fit fam – Yoga Beats & Fitness Beats are back this weekend! Whether you’re up for a music-inspired sunset yoga class, an insane HIIT class, or both –  sign up now on the Core Direction app for this all-day fitness event on the beach!

When: Saturday 29th September, from 6pm to 8.30pm
Where: Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah

3. Dance all night at White Dubai

Party people, White Dubai is officially back this weekend and it’s going to be lit! Don’t miss the club’s weekly Urbn night on Saturdays – with DJ Dany Neville spinning the hottest Hip Hop & RnB tracks, and free drinks for ladies until 1am!

When: All weekend, from 10pm to 4am
Where: Meydan

4. Learn some cool new skills

Fancy learning some new skills? There’s going to be a full day of free activities this weekend, including English/Arabic translation crash courses, SEO workshops, Language word-a-thons and more! Register here.

When: Saturday 29th September, from 10am to 5pm
Where: Youth Hub, Emirates Towers

5. Celebrate McGettigan’s birthday

McGettigan’s DWTC is turning 6 this weekend, and everyone is invited to their big birthday bash! Head there to party it up with three free drinks for ladies (6pm-9pm), a free concert from the Blizzards and awesome food and drink deals!

When: Thursday 27th September, from 12pm to 2am
Where: McGettigan’s DWTC, Trade Centre

6. Enjoy a free workout

Want to get fit for free? Join Andrea Brooks for a fun strength and stretch session on the beach this weekend. The first 30 minutes will focus on strength training, and the last 30 mins on flexibility. After the class, you can even join the group for a stand-up paddle boarding lesson.

When: Friday 29th September, from 8am onwards
Where: SUP Corner, Umm Suqeim beach

7. Check out Dubai’s homegrown talent

Dubai’s seriously got talent – and here’s your chance to catch some of them perform live on stage this weekend! Blank Space is back with its Open Mic night, where people can get on stage and showcase their talents. From poetry to singing to stand up comedy, you won’t want to miss this!

When: Thursday 27th September, from 6pm
Where: Youth Hub, Emirates Towers

Read more: Looking for the best bars and clubs in town? Check out our Nightlife category for inspo!