7 Super Fun Activities in Dubai To Try this Weekend

The weekend is just around the corner and, as always, Dubai is jam packed with fun things to do! Whether you’re up for a free movie night at Riverland Dubai, ready to party it up at a new Candypants Dubai brunch or you’d rather enjoy all-you-can-eat sushi, here are 7 super fun activities in Dubai to try out this weekend…

1. Free movies at Riverland Dubai

Film buffs, round up your mates and head to Riverland this weekend for free movie nights! Taking place at the Encore, they’ll be screening the epic bank heist films Ocean’s 11 & 12 on Thursday, followed by the Bourne Supremacy & Ultimatum on Friday!

Price: Free
When: Thursday 2nd August & Friday 3rd August, from 8pm to 12am
Where: The Encore, Riverland Dubai

2. Comedy night at The Laughter Factory

Get ready for a weekend filled with laughter because… The Laughter Factory is back! Don’t miss the hilarious stand-up show featuring Sean Collins, Jackie Fabulous and Dane Baptiste!

Price: From AED 150
Thursday 2nd August, at 9pm & Friday 3rd August, at 7pm
Where: Movenpick JBR (Thursday) & Courtyard Marriott, Green Community (Friday)

3. Tai Chi at Alserkal Avenue

Fancy learning a new martial art? As part of its Sensing Memory summer programme, Alserkal Avenue invites you down for a Tai Chi class on Saturday. Aligning your body and mind, Tai Chi is known to alleviate stress and anxiety. Sign up for a class by emailing – more info here.

When: Saturday 4th August, from 11am to 12pm
Where: Alserkal Avenue

4. Retro Fridays at Indie DIFC

All set  to party like it’s the 80s? Don’t miss the Retro Fridays night at Indie DIFC every weekend, where you’ll find the best 80s, 90s and early 2000s pop, rock, indie and disco hits!

Price: Free
Friday 3rd August, from 8pm onwards
Where: Indie DIFC

5. Candypants Dubai Dim Sum Brunch at Maiden Shanghai

There’s a new party brunch in town, and it’s happening at Maiden Shanghai! Don’t miss Candypants Dubai’s new Dim Sum Disco brunch, with tasty Chinese food and party vibes. After brunch, everyone’s invited to stay back for the drunch after-party!

Price: Brunch – AED 395 including food and drinks. Drunch – AED 100 for 3 drinks
When: Friday 3rd August, from 1pm to 4pm
Where: Maiden Shanghai, Five Palm Jumeirah

6. Veronica’s Vintage Jazz Trio at Blue Bar

Calling all jazz lovers. Ready for a musical night filled with the best of blues and jazz? Head to Blue Bar on Friday to catch Veronica’s Vintage live!

Price: Free
Friday 3rd August, from 10pm onwards
Where: Blue Bar, Novotel World Trade Centre

7. All-you-can-eat sushi at Bamboo Lagoon

Ready for unlimited sushi this Saturday? Round up your foodie friends and head to Bamboo Lagoon all-you-can-eat sushi. Drinks are included too – you can either choose from soft drinks, or a carafe of a traditional Japanese drink.

Price: AED 99 (soft drinks), AED 120 (Japanese drink)
When: Saturday 4th August, from 7pm to 11pm
Where: Bamboo Lagoon, JW Marriott Hotel Deira

Read more: Check out these 7 free things to do in Dubai this week, or flick through our Things to do in Dubai section for more inspo!