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11 Best Things To Do in Dubai this Weekend

It’s the last weekend of April, so let’s bid it farewell with three entire days of fun! From local music festivals at Dubai Opera to a dog-friendly yoga class, here are the 11 best things to do in Dubai this weekend…

1. Dxbeats at Dubai Opera

Don’t miss Dubai Opera’s first ever Arab music festival Dxbeats this weekend! From hip hop to blues, talented artists and music bands from all around the region will come together to showcase their talents on stage.

Price: From AED 275
When: Saturday 28th April, at 6pm
Where: Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai

2. Street Food Market at The Terrace

Foodies in Dubai, are you ready to taste the best of different cuisines from around the world? Don’t miss the Street Food Market at The Terrace this weekend! On top of all the delishhh food, there will also be lots of colourful beverages and a live DJ. For more details, visit their website.

Price: From AED 10 to AED 40
When: Friday 27th April, from 5pm to 11pm
Where: The Terrace, Media Rotana Hotel

3. Solomun at Gotha Club

Calling all deep house and techno fans! The award-winning DJ Solomun is playing this weekend at Dubai’s coolest new club Gotha Dubai! Ladies, you can enjoy complimentary drinks from 11pm till 1am! For more info, check the Facebook event page.

Price: Free entry, AED 150 for guys after 12am
When: Friday 27th April, from 11pm to 3am
Where: Gotha Dubai, Radisson Blu Hotel, Business Bay

4. Big BBQ Social at The Secret Garden

There’s a big BBQ party happening in Dubai this weekend, and it sounds awesome! With BBQ stations, live music, games, workshops and even a dog play zone for your furry friends, you know it’s going to be an unforgettable day out. For more info, check the Facebook event page.

Price: AED 120 on, AED 150 at the door
When: Friday 27th April, from 2pm till late
Where: The Secret Garden, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Garhoud

5. Just Like That (JLT) at The Junction

Whether or not you live in JLT, don’t miss this live comedy based on life in JLT & New Dubai. This is a story of love, happiness, laughter, bias, and fun – scripted by, produced by and starring our city’s local talent.

Price: AED 100 on
When: All weekend, at 7.30pm (additional show at 2.30pm on Saturday)
Where: The Junction, Alserkal Avenue

6. Plus Minus at JW Marriott Marquis

If you’re in to house music, this is a music event you cannot miss! Plus Minus is back, but this time at a secret location in JW Marriott Marquis! This weekend’s line-up includes Ten Walls (whose latest track scored over 49 million views on YouTube!!). Check their Facebook event for more details.

Price: AED 110 (10pm to 12am), AED 160 after 12am
When: Thursday 26th April, from 10pm to 3am
Where: JW Marriott Marquis

7. Dog Yoga at Urban Bistro

Fancy trying out a yoga class with dogs? It’s called doga FYI, and yes, it’s actually a thing! Sign up now for the cutest yoga class you’ll ever try! Your furry pals will show you how to downward dog like a pro. Don’t own a dog? Not a problem, everyone is invited to join.

Price: Free on GuavaPass. Non-members, email to register
When: Friday 27th April, from 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Where: Urban Bistro, Dubai Media City

8. Fatboy Slim at Zero Gravity

Ready for an all-day dance fest on the beach?! The Zero Gravity Beach Festival is back this weekend, with Gorgon City, A Skillz & Krafty Kuts and Fatboy Slim playing live!

Price: AED 200 (at the door), AED 350 (including brunch)
When: Friday 27th April, all day
Where: Zero Gravity Dubai, Skydive Dubai drop zone

9. Sunrise Trek at Liwa

If you’re looking for something a little more active to try instead, here’s a fun challenge to try out! Join UAE Trekkers on an overnight sunrise trek through the Liwa desert this weekend. Leaving on Friday afternoon, you’ll get to enjoy the bonfire and great company, before waking up at 4am for a sunrise trek! More details here.

Price: AED 500 per person
When: Friday 27th to Saturday 28th April, from 4pm to 9.30am
Where: Liwa Desert

10. Jammin’ at Key West

With live Caribbean and Latin food stations, bean bags on the beach, fire pits, live Cuban music and more – this is one laid-back beach party you cannot miss! So kick off your shoes and get ready to dance all night long.

Price: AED 250 on the door
When: Friday 27th April, from 6pm to 11pm
Where: Key West, Nikki Beach Resort & Spa

11. Aquaventure at Atlantis

Now that summer is officially back, here’s an awesome way to beat the heat! On top of the discounted UAE Residents’ Rate offer, Aquaventure Waterpark has another great deal on tickets! All Emirates NBD cardholders can enjoy a 2-for-1 discount on Aquaventure tickets when booking online. That’s our weekend sorted!

Price: AED 138 per person (Emirates NBD), AED 195 per person (UAE Residents)
When: All weekend
Where: Aquaventure Waterpark, Atlantis the Palm

Still want more? You need to check out these 5 sky-high Dubai experiences before it gets too hot! Or if you’re looking for places to party, here are 5 spots with underground music nights!