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11 Awesome Things To Do in Dubai This Weekend

Already excited for the weekend? It’s never too early to start planning! Whether you want to party it up for St. Patrick’s Day Dubai or check out our city’s awesome artists at Sikka Art Fair, here are 11 super fun things to do in Dubai this weekend..

1. Sikka Art Fair 2018

Hands down one of the best art festivals in the city, the annual Sikka Art Fair is an open space where local artists can showcase their talents! From live music gigs to film screenings to exhibitions and art installations, this incredible 10-day celebration of art kicks off this weekend.

Price: Free entry
When: Saturday 17th March, from 6pm to 11pm
Where: Al Fahidi Historical District, Bur Dubai

2. Comedians At Work

Ready to laugh till it hurts? Don’t miss the hilarious comedy nights by Dubomedy this weekend! This stand-up show will have both new and seasoned comedians taking the mic, so be there or be square.

Price: Free, but email to confirm attendance
When: Friday 16th and Saturday 17th March, from 7.30pm
Where: Moto Rauch & Staub, Al Quoz (behind Times Square Centre)

3. Tory Lanez Live

Calling all hip-hop and dancehall fans – you are going to LUV this! Rapper Tory Lanez will be performing live at Drai’s DXB this weekend! Ladies, get there early for complimentary sun beds and drinks.

Price: From AED 100, tickets here
When: Friday 16th March, from 12pm to 12am
Where: Drai’s Dxb, Meydan

4. Sunrise Market

If you’re not partying it up on Friday night, get out of bed early on Saturday morning and head to the Sunrise Market! There will be free fitness classes running from 7.45am, freshly-ground coffee, delicious breakfast dishes, an arts and crafts market and more!

Price: Free entry
When: Saturday 17th March, from 8am to 11am
Where: The Sum of Us, Trade Centre area

5. Disney Drunch

Once upon a time, Lucky Voice Dubai decided to have a Disney-themed karaoke brunch… and you’ll have to go there to find out what happens next! Disney lovers, this is one Friday drunch you cannot miss! After brunch, stay back to enjoy some more karaoke and happy hour deals!

Price: AED 195 (soft drink); AED 295 (house beverages)
When: Friday 16th March, from 1pm to 4pm
Where: Lucky Voice Dubai, Barsha Heights

6. Van Gogh Exhibition

If you’re a fan of Van Gogh’s art, you are definitely going to love this! Van Gogh Alive is an immersive multimedia exhibition in Dubai, where over 3,000 of the artist’s masterpieces have been blown up in to enormous proportions and projected on to surfaces.

Price: AED 70 (adults); AED 65 (kids and students). Get your tickets here
When: Until 23rd April
Where: Dubai Design District

7. Movie Night

Fancy kicking off your weekend with a chill movie night? Round up your fellow film buffs and head to West 14th this Thursday for a screening of The Lion King 3, followed by the award-winning rom-com Something’s Gotta Give.

Price: Free entry
When: Thursday 15th March, from 6.30pm
Where: West 14th, Palm Jumeirah

8. All Day I Dream

There’s a music festival happening in Dubai this weekend and it’s going to be epic. Round up your party crew and make your way to Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE for All Day I Dream. The line up includes Gorje Hewek, Izhevski, Oona Dahl and Zone+!

Price: From AED 190, get your tickets here
When: Saturday 17th March, from 3pm to 11pm
Where: Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE, Ghantoot

9. Happiness Festival

Get ready for the happiest weekend ever! The Ministry of Happiness is collaborating with Bedouin Tech to bring you 5 days of free, fun-filled events! From daily origami-making classes to fun events that help you connect with others, there’s so much to soak in.

Price: Free
When: From Friday 16th March, from 3pm onwards
Where: Dubai Design District

10. St. Patrick’s Day Dubai

Calling all Irish, half-Irish, and also non-Irish people! St. Patrick’s Day falls on a Saturday this weekend, which means it’s time to pa-r-ddy! So get out your green outfits and head to Garden on 8 this Thursday to start the celebrations early!

Price: Free
When: Thursday 15th March, from 7pm to 2am
Where: Garden on 8, Dubai Media City

11. Jammin at Key West

Ready for some live music by the beach? Kick off your shoes and relax at Key West this Friday! There will be live music by Cuban band Cubache, as well as live Caribbean and Latin food stations, bean bags on the beach, fire pits and more!

Price: Free for kids under 6; AED 125 for kids aged 6-12; AED 250 for adults
When: Friday 16th March, from 6pm to 10pm
Where: Key West, Nikki Beach Resort & Spa

Looking for more weekend fun? Here are a few more St. Paddy’s Day events to check out this weekend, or check out these awesome food and craft markets in Dubai