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11 Awesome Things To Do in Dubai this Weekend

Fancy trying out something new this weekend? There are soooo many cool activities in Dubai to try out! From food festivals to yoga retreats, here are 11 super fun things to do in Dubai this weekend!

1. Get artsy at Quoz Arts Fest

A celebration of art, performance, design, music and film, Quoz Arts Fest is a creative platform to support homegrown artists. There will be live performances, workshops, tours, film screenings, food concepts and so much more. Be there or be square! Check out the Facebook event here.

Price: FREE
When: Friday 26th to Saturday 27th January, from 10am to 10pm
Where: Al Quoz

2. Treat your taste buds

Looking for free things to do in Dubai this weekend? Foodies, you’re in luck! Truckers DXB, the homegrown food truck festival that we all love is popping up at Burj Park this weekend. So round up your food-loving friends and head there to try some of Dubai’s most delicious dishes.

Price: FREE entry
When: Friday 26th to Saturday 27th January, from 5pm to 11pm
Where: Burj Park, Downtown Dubai

3. Watch an iconic musical

This world-famous show has been successfully running for over 40 years now, and it’s finally coming to Dubai! Yep, we’re talking about the smash hit Evita. From London’s West End to Broadway, you can catch Evita at the Dubai Opera this month.

Price: From AED 250
When: Daily, until Saturday 3rd February
Where: Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai

4. Relax at a Yoga Retreat

Fancy going for a yoga retreat, but don’t have time to travel? Not a problem! Shangri-La Dubai is hosting a half-day aqua yoga and meditation retreat to help you de-stress and re-energise. Sign yourself up for a fun and peaceful day out, and enjoy a dip in the pool after. Check the Facebook event for more info.

Price: AED 200
When: Friday 26th January, from 10.30am to 5pm
Where: Shangri-La Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road

5. Try out a Kickboxing class

Whether you’re looking for a fun new workout to try, or you want to learn how to defend yourself, Hussein invites you to try out a free class! With over 5 years of MMA and kickboxing experience, you know it’s going to be a good class. See Hussein’s Facebook page here.

Price: FREE
When: Thursday 25th January, at 7.30pm
Where: Al Barsha Pond Park, in Al Barsha

6. Enjoy traditional ‘Desi’ food

In celebration of Indian Republic Day this Friday, Hyatt Place Dubai invites you to try some authentic Indian food, straight from the heart of Punjab! You can expect to try Punjai favourites including butter chicken, paneer tikka, dhaba dal and of course, lots of jalebi!

Price: AED 75 for adults, AED 40 for kids
When: Friday 26th January, from 7pm to 11pm
Where: Hyatt Place Dubai, Al Rigga

7. Get Jammin’ at Key West Dubai

Who’s ready to party? With live Latin and Caribbean food stations, bean bags on the beach, fire pits in the sand and a whole lot of entertainment, Key West Dubai sounds like the perfect spot for a laid back party this weekend.

Price: AED 250 per person
When: Friday 26th January, from 5.30pm to 11pm
Where: Key West Dubai, at Nikki Beach Resort & Spa, Pearl Jumeirah

8. Paint the Dubai skyline

Fancy learning how to paint? It’s easier than you think! Sign up for this fun painting class at Girders Dubai this Saturday, where an experienced instructor will guide you step-by-step on how to paint the Dubai skyline on a canvas.

Price: AED 140
When: Saturday 27th January, from 6pm to 8pm
Where: Girders Dubai, at JA Ocean View Hotel, JBR

9. Learn how to Salsa

Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, head to The Clavichord Dubai this Saturday for its Fiesta Salsa night. With Cubaneo showing you the hottest dance moves, you’ll be on the dance floor all night long.

Price: Free entry, Drinks from AED 29
When: Saturday 27th January, from 8pm to 2am
Where: The Clavichord Dubai, at Somewhere Hotel  Tecom (Barsha Heights)

10. Have a lazy Movie night

Calling all film buffs! There are some seriously good movies hitting cinemas this weekend, including Angelina Jolie’s The Breadwinner, The Florida Project and Maze Runner: The Death Cure. And if you love Bollywood, Padmaavat is this week’s must-watch film.

Price: From AED 35
When: From Thursday 25th January, all day
Where: Cinemas in Dubai

11. Celebrate Australia Day

G’day mate! If you love brunching, head to Zero Gravity Dubai this Friday to celebrate Australia Day with a BBQ brunch. Don’t forget to bring your swimwear, because the brunch includes all-day pool and beach access! Or check out these alternative places to celebrate Australia Day in Dubai.

Price: AED 295 for ladies, AED 315 for guys
When: Friday 26th January, from 1pm to 5pm
Where: Zero Gravity Dubai, Skydive Dubai Drop Zone

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