Looking for cool things to do in Dubai this weekend? Luckily for you, there is soooo much going on! From some of the best season closing parties in town to pop-up markets, here are some super fun things to do in Dubai this weekend…
1. Steve Aoki at Gotha Dubai
Yasss! Steve Aoki, the award-winning cake-throwing superstar DJ, will be performing live in Dubai this weekend and you ‘gotha’ be there! So round up your EDM-loving mates and head to Gotha Dubai for an epic night out. Ladies, there’s complimentary drinks from 11pm to 1am.
Cost: Free entry before 12am, AED 150 for guys (after 12am)
When: Thursday 10th May, from 11pm to 3am
Where: Gotha Dubai – more info here
2. Peace, Love and Paella at Casa de Tapas
Ready for a hippie fiesta this weekend? Make your way to Casa de Tapas for its Peace, Love & Paella Friday brunch. Everyone who dresses like it’s the 60s will get a discount – think flared pants, tie-dye, rose-tinted sunnies and floral headbands.
Cost: From AED 260
When: Friday 11th May, from 12.30pm to 3.30pm
Where: Casa de Tapas, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club – more info here
3. The Mentalist at The Junction
Juliet Arndt is ‘The Mentalist’, and she’s in town to mesmerize you with the hypnosis show. Apparently she can guess anything right, from your best friend’s name to secret pin codes! Need to see it to believe it? Don’t miss her show at The Junction this weekend.
Cost: AED 150
When: Friday 11th May, at 2.30pm & 7.30pm
Where: The Junction, Alserkal Avenue – more info here
4. Creative Meditation at Yadawei Ceramic Studio
Looking for a fun meditation class with a creative spin? Sign up for the clay meditation evening at Yadawei Ceramic Studio, where you’ll be able to work with clay, feel its energy, create meaningful masterpieces and rediscover the source of your creative inspiration.
Cost: AED 52.50
When: Thursday 10th May, from 6pm to 8.30pm
Where: Yadawei Ceramic Studio, Al Quoz – more info here
5. Bumper Brunch at McGettigan’s
Since it’s basically summer in Dubai already, McGettigan’s is throwing a hugeee 5-hour bumper brunch as an end-of-season special. Don’t miss the big summer bash this Friday, with unlimited drinks, live music, and loads of great food. And if that’s not enough, stay back for the after party from 5pm onwards!
Cost: AED 365, and AED 210 for all you can drink from 5pm-8pm – tickets here
When: Friday 11th May, from 12pm to 5pm
Where: McGettigan’s, Souk Madinat Jumeirah
6. Life-sized Monopoly at Mirdif City Centre
It’s finally back! If you’re planning a trip to the mall this weekend, make your way to Mirdif City Centre so you can take part in a life-sized Monopoly game! All you need to do is spend AED 300 at the mall, play the game and win prizes (of up to AED 100,000!) – good luck.
Cost: AED 300 (worth of shopping)
When: All weekend, from 12pm to 12am
Where: Mirdif City Centre
7. Yoga at Skydive Dubai
Fancy trying out a free yoga class this weekend? Round up your workout buddies and head to Skydive Dubai for a complimentary early morning yoga class with Laura. New to yoga? You’ll learn all the basic foundations in this beginner class.
When: Friday 11th May, from 6.50am to 8am
Where: Skydive Dubai (contact Laura on 056 936 8826) – more info here
8. Brunch at Bagatelle
This is one brunch you don’t want to miss! Bagatelle is celebrating the end of season with a one-off Saturday brunch, and it’s going to be awesome! They’ve even got DJ Vincent Doubas coming down from Miami to spin the best chart toppers, as well as MC Mahdi Jaggae flying in from St. Tropez.
When: Saturday 12th May, from 12pm onwards
Where: Bagatelle Dubai, more info here
9. Painting Party at Girders Garden
Want to learn how to paint like Picasso overnight? All you need is a paintbrush, and a really good instructor. Sign up for this fun painting class at Girders this weekend, where you can socialize, drink, have fun and leave with a masterpiece (painted by you!).
Price: AED 140, get your tickes here
When: Saturday 12th May, from 6pm to 8pm
Where: JA Ocean View Hotel, JBR
10. Comedy Night at Molecule
Here’s a great way to brighten up your weekend. Don’t miss Simeon Goodson and Tai aka ‘Comedy Bawse’ pair up for a live stand-up comedy show at Molecule this weekend, hosted by Mohamed Badr. Check the Facebook page for more info.
Price: AED 100 (including two hops or a cocktail)
When: Friday 11th May, from 8pm to 12am
Where: Molecule, d3 (Dubai Design District)
11. Goodbye, Miracle Garden Dubai
Miracle Garden will be closing down for the season, so this is you last chance to check out the Guinness World Record-holding park! Don’t miss the world’s largest flower arrangement, and all the awesome structures (including an Emirates airplane!) that the park has to offer.
Price: AED 40
When: Daily until Saturday 12th May
Where: Dubai Miracle Garden