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11 Seriously Fun Activities in Dubai to Try this Weekend

Looking for fun things to do in Dubai this weekend? As always, there is so much going on in our city! From foodie adventures to rollercoaster rides, you’ll find fun activities in Dubai for all ages this weekend!

1. Run blindfolded

Ever tried running with your eyes closed? Grab a blindfold and join the Blind Mile this Friday! Without your sight, you’ll be able to tap into your other senses and get a better understanding of what it feels like to be visually impaired. This run aims to raise awareness, provoke a change of perspective and facilitate inclusion for blind people around the world.

When: Friday 2nd February, from 3pm to 4pm
Where: Starting at Pier 7, Marina Walk

2. Meditate in a rainforest

Fancy attending a yoga class in an actual rainforest? Yes, this is in Dubai! 136.1 Yoga studio invites everyone to a yoga and meditation class at The Green Planet this weekend, amongst the exotic flora and fauna. Trust us, you’re gonna want to nama’stay there forever.

Price: AED 100
When: Saturday 3rd February, from 8am to 9am
Where: The Green Planet, at City Walk Dubai

3. Discover Alternative Arabic music

Contemporary and Alternative Arabic music gets the spotlight this weekend at the second edition of Wasla Music Festival! From reggae and rock to soul and electro, there’s a genre for everyone. Don’t miss the family-friendly music festival at d3 this weekend!

Price: Free for kids under 7, AED 245 if bought online
When: Friday 2nd February, from 2pm till late
Where: Dubai Design District

4. Enjoy a ‘desi’ feast

Foodies – It’s Dosa & Dhokla night every Thursday at the aptly-named Dosa & Dhokla Dubai! Get ready for all-you-can-eat dosas and dhoklas for just AED 26!! There will be new varieties every week to spice it up.

Price: AED 26 for adults, AED 13 for kids
When: Thursday 1st February, from 7.30pm to 11pm
Where: Dosa & Dhokla Dubai, check the Facebook event for more details

5. Play games at Global Village

Ready for an adventure? Not only is Global Village filled with stalls from all over the world, but it’s also home to loads of fun games and activities! From escape rooms and insane roller coasters and rides to abra rides and a paintball park, it’s almost impossible to get bored there!

Price: Free for kids under 3, AED 15 for regular entry
When: Daily
Where: Global Village, Emirates Road

6. Laugh at Dubai’s comics

Ready for a hilarious night out? Stand-up comedian Simeon Goodson will be hosting the weekly Comedy Games at Espana Dubai, where four of Dubai’s funniest comics will battle it out to be crowned the winner!

Price: Free, but reservations are recommended
When: Saturday 3rd February, from 8.30pm to 10.30pm
Where: Espana Dubai, at Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Garhoud

7. Party at a Latino Brunch

From authentic Latin American food to Brazilian Carnival dancers, this restaurant takes brunches in Dubai to a whole other level! Get your friends together and head to Waka this Friday for a true Latin fiesta!

Price: From AED 250
When: Friday 2nd February, from 12.30pm to 4pm
Where: Waka, at The Oberoi Hotel, Business Bay

8. ‘Rave’ at this EDM music festival

Ready to ‘rave’ in Dubai? Electronic music festival All Day I Dream is back in Dubai this weekend for a second season! With epic DJs Lee Burridge and Lost Desert behind the decks, you know this all day party is going to be insane!

Price: From AED 190, online at
When: Saturday 3rd February, from 3pm to 11pm
Where: Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE, Ghantoot

9. Try out a Dragon boating class

If you’re looking for a fun way to be fit and healthy, how about signing up for Dragon boating? Dragon boating is a super cool sport in Dubai, and everyone is invited for a free class this weekend. Head to the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club to try it out, learn the basics and meet the team members.

Price: Free
When: Friday 2nd February, from 4pm to 6pm
Where: Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, in Deira

10. Attend a Vegan party

Whether or not you’re actually vegan, make your way to Axe House DXB this weekend for a fun day of cruelty-free food and drinks. Foodies can expect to find a delicious vegan menu, as well as vegan hops and more!

Price: Free entry, set menus from AED 70
When: Saturday 3rd February
Where: Axe House DXB, at JLT Cluster P

11. Chillax at Rise DCH

From futursitic pods and awesome films to fun workshops and live music, there is so much to do at Rise DCH every weekend! Don’t miss the screening of the Boss Baby at 9pm Friday!

Price: Free
When: Friday 2nd and Saturday 3rd February, from 12pm to 11pm
Where: Rise DCH, at Dubai Creek Harbour, Ras Al Khor

Featured image: Via Instagram @at.sawy

Still want more? Check out our Explore section for different ways to explore our beautiful city, or if you’re up for an adventure, here are 5 awesome road trips from Dubai that are under 3 hours