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8 Awesome Things To Do in Dubai This Weekend

The weekend may have just ended, but it’s never too early to start planning for the next one..right?! From a new Burj Khalifa light show to an awesome summer staycation deal, there are just so many things to do in Dubai this weekend..

1. Global Wellness Day

It’s Global Wellness Day this Saturday, and the Waldorf Astoria Spa is celebrating with an entire day of fun (and free!) activities. Starting off with a morning stretch by the beach, there will be complimentary massages, tea tasting, designing your own facials and finishing off with beachside yoga!

When: Saturday 9th June, from 8.30am to 8.15pm
Where: Waldorf Astoria Spa, Palm Jumeirah
Contact: Call 04 818 2245 or email

2. La Hora Loca

Need to de-stress after a long day of work? Kick off your weekend with happy hour at Casa de Tapas! With insane sunset views and drinks from only AED 25, you won’t want to miss La Hora Loca (the crazy hour) at this Creekside tapas restaurant.

When: Thursday 7th June, from 4pm to 7pm
Where: Casa de Tapas, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club
Contact: Call 04 416 1800

3. Soar – Burj Khalifa light show

The Burj Khalifa has a brand new LED light show planned for everyone, throughout the month of June! Running alongside the Ramadan-special light show showcasing 99 names of Allah, ‘Soar‘ – designed by Victor Gomez Rodenas, illustrates the celebration of life and energy within the universe.

When: Daily, from 7.45pm to 10.45pm (every hour on weekdays, every 30 mins on weekends)
Where: Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai
Contact: Visit

4. Brunch Staycation

Ready for a brunch staycation? This summer, Aloft Palm Jumeirah is offering you a deal you cannot refuse! For a special summer rate of AED 799, two of you can check in to Aloft Palm Jumeirah for a one-night staycation, enjoy a delicious breakfast, soak up some sun at the pool or beach, and enjoy a four-course Mexican brunch at Luchador!

Cost: AED 799 for two (including taxes)
When: Every weekend, Thursday to Friday or Friday to Saturday
Where: Aloft Palm Jumeirah
Contact: Call 04 247 5555 or visit

5. Paint & Grape Night

Fancy becoming an artist in just one day? Paint & Grape Night is back this weekend, to teach you how to paint like a pro. In this 3-hour painting class with jazz music and grape, you’ll be recreating the iconic painting of Hokusai: The Great Wave off Kanagawa, and you’ll get to take home a masterpiece.

Cost: AED 369 (including 2 glasses of grape, and all materials)
When: Saturday 9th June, from 1pm to 4pm
Where: Accents, Intercontinental Marina
Contact: Email

6. Wok & Roll brunch

Besides having an awesome pun game, Mr Miyagi’s also has a Thursday night brunch this weekend so get ready to Wok & Roll. With 3 hours of unlimited drinks, five courses and funky vibes, you know it’s going to be pho-nomenal!

Cost: AED 290 (house drinks)
When: Thursdays, from 8pm to 11pm
Where: Mr Miyagi’s, Media One Hotel
Contact: Call 04 420 7489

7. Summer Scene pop-up

Since it’s too hot to be outdoors, Mirzam Chocolates invites you to its summer pop up every Friday! Pop in to their warehouse in Alserkal Avenue to try locally-made cheese and yogurts, have a scoop of gelato, enjoy a cup of coffee and more!

When: Fridays, from 10am to 7pm
Where: Mirzam Chocolate, Warehouse 70 – Alserkal Avenue
Contact: Call 04 333 5888

8. Smile on the Face

This Ramadan, Tamquest Entertainment is spreading smiles all across the city by giving out iftar meal boxes to blue-collar workers! Their Smile on the Face campaign kicked off in 2012, since then they’ve brought smiles to the faces of over 70,000 labourers in UAE. Want to get involved? Follow them on Facebook for upcoming initiatives..

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