10 Super Cool Things to Do in Dubai this Long Weekend

With Islamic New Year coming up this week, we’ve got a long weekend and celebrations kick off this Wednesday! Whether you’re up for trekking adventures, ladies nights, indoor fun, dance parties, fairy tale operas or 5-hour brunches, we got you covered. Here are some pretty awesome things to do in Dubai this long weekend…

1. The Magic Flute at Dubai Opera

Calling all Mozart fans! Have you got your tickets to The Magic Flute yet? Mozart’s beloved opera, which is set around a comic fairy tale adventure, will be live at the Dubai Opera this weekend!

Price: From AED 350
When: Thursday 13th to Saturday 15th September
Where: Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai

2. Museum of Illusions at Al Seef Dubai

Ready for some mind-bending optical fun? Get your cameras ready because the Museum of Illusions officially opens its doors this weekend – with 80 interactive exhibits designed around various optical illusions!

Price: AED 80
When: Wednesday 12th September
Where: Al Seef District, Dubai Creek

3. Canyoning & trekking in Oman

Ready for a real outdoor adventure? Join UAE Trekkers as they take on Oman’s Snake Canyon! You can expect to be climbing, sliding down rocks into pools, swimming up waterfalls, exploring caves and more. See the full itinerary here.

Price: AED 750 including food, stay and equipment
When: Friday 14th to Saturday 15th September (overnight), from 8am to 9pm
Where: Snake Canyon, Oman

4. Indoors at City Centre Deira

Looking for fun ways to beat the heat? City Centre Deira invites you to check out INDOORS – its brand new space  with fun for all ages. They’ve got pop-up shops, street food, live entertainment, movie screenings, karaoke stations, arcade games and more!

Price: Free entry
When: Daily, from 10am to 10pm (until October)
Where: City Centre Deira

5. Afrobeats party at Lucky Voice Dubai

Love to dance? You cannot miss the Afrobeats dance party this weekend! Fit & Beat and Lucky Voice Dubai have teamed up to bring you a super fun dance class, followed by food, drinks and a lot more dancing.

Price: AED 75 (dance class), AED 100 (class & 3 drinks). Book here
When: Saturday 15th September, from 3.3opm onwards
Where: Lucky Voice Dubai, Barsha Heights (TECOM)

6. Shadowland at Dubai World Trade Centre

Ever heard of Shadowland? This unique live show is a mix of shadow play, dance, music, circus acts and multimedia – and has wowed critics across the world! Luckily for us, the epic show is coming to Dubai this weekend to leave us all speechless.

Price: From AED 230
When: Thursday 13th to Saturday 15th September
Where: Dubai World Trade Centre

7. Bingo & wings at McGettigan’s JLT

Fancy a game of bingo? Round up your mates and head to McGettigan’s JLT for Bingo Wings night! For AED 100, you can enjoy two drinks, two games of bingo and unlimited chicken wings! And of course, there are loads of prizes to be won as well.

Price: AED 100
When: Wednesday 12th September, from 8pm to 11pm
Where: McGettigan’s JLT

8. Mexican brunch at Loca Dubai

In celebration of Mexican Independence Day, Loca Dubai is throwing a 5-hour brunch party and everyone is invited! From traditional entertainment (including Mexican bingo) to flavourful Mexican food, this is one fiesta you won’t forget!

Price: AED 285 (including unlimited drinks)
When: Saturday 15th September, from 12pm to 5pm
Where: Loca Dubai, Dubai Marine Beach Resort, Jumeirah

9. Unlimited pizza at Trophy Room

Foodies, you are totally going to want a pizza this! Every Friday, you can enjoy unlimited pizza at Trophy Room for just AED 79 per person! Fancy a burger instead? We dare you to try the ‘Beast Burger’ challenge, where you must finish the 1kg burger within 20 minutes!

Price: AED 79 per person 
: Friday 14th September, from 5pm to 9pm
Where: Trophy Room, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road

10. Resident offers at Burj Khalifa

Dubai Metro commuters –  you can now visit At the Top, Burj Khalifa for a discounted rate of AED 75! This special offer is exclusively available to UAE residents who use the Dubai Metro, and can collect their vouchers from select metro stations.

Price: AED 75 (instead of AED 135)
When: Daily, from 9am to 2pm & 9pm to 11pm
Where: At the Top, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai

Image credit: Via Instagram | @correodelgolfo

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