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12 Things To Do in Dubai with Your Best Friends This Weekend

Guys, are you ready for another action-packed Dubai weekend? You better be because we’ve got the lowdown of all the coolest things to do in Dubai and it is INSANE! You can thank us later… ?

1. Justice League

Marvel fans, you cannot miss this! It’s time for a cinema trip to watch the Marvel-ous heroes Wonder Woman, Batman, Flash, Aquaman and Cyborg come together to do what they do best – save the world. Book your tickets asap!

When: Daily, check cinema schedules for timings

Cost: From AED 35

Where: All major cinemas across UAE

2. Santa pub crawl

Yup, you read that right. The Santa Shuffle is a Xmas-themed pub crawl in Dubai this weekend and it is going to be wondeerful! From Jekyll and Hide to The Scene to Mr. Miyagi’s, everyone will enjoy 15 drinks, a Santa costume, as well as a Xmas breakfast and lunch!

When: Friday 17th November, 11am onwards

Cost: AED 499

Where: Jekyll and Hide, The Scene, and Mr. Miyagi’s

3. The Urban Edition

Calling all RnB & Hip-Hop fans! Nasimi Beach invites all of you down for its urban night, featuring Nina Sky and Lumidee! DJ Majestic will be behind the decks spinning your old school favourites all night long.

When: Thursday 16th November, 7pm to 3am

Cost: AED 150 at the door. Ladies free before 9pm

Where: Nasimi Beach, Atlantis Dubai, Palm Jumeirah

 4. Camping in the desert

Yogis, fancy spending the night under the stars? Join in on this awesome desert yoga and meditation camping trip – hosted by Diggy Digvijay Singh. Don’t forget to bring your own vegan food!

When: Friday 17th November, 4am onwards

Cost: From AED 80 to AED 200, call 052 853 5276 to book

Where: Meeting point at Al Qudra roundabout (before Last Exit)

5. Yoga on a helipad

As part of the Dubai Fitness Challenge Closing Ceremony, everyone is invited for a sunset yoga class on an actual helipad! Just another reason why we love Dubai. Nama-stay back after the class for some sick photo ops. We’ve outlined the entire Closing Ceremony right here.

When: Friday 17th November, 5pm

Cost: Free

Where: Festival Bay, Dubai Festival City

6. Dubai Design Week

Dubai Design Week is finally back, yayyy! In celebration of all things design, there will be talks, workshops, exhibitions, installations, competitions, screenings and sooo much more! Check out our top picks for Dubai Design Week for more info.

When: All day, till Saturday 18th November

Cost: Free

Where: Multiple locations, including Alserkal Avenue and Dubai Design District

7. J-Lo live

She may almost be 50 years old, but this girl seriously knows how to party! Don’t miss Jennifer Lopez performing her best hits live on stage at the Autism Rocks Arena this Friday.

When: Friday 17th November, 5pm to 12.30

Cost: From AED 345

Where:  Autism Rocks Arena, Dubai Outlet City

8. Jenny from the block

Heading to the J-Lo concert on Friday? Why not start the party a day before, and celebrate with the superstar at Base Dubai?! It’s the official pre-concert party, and it is going to be one insane night for all the J-Lo fans out there!

When: Thursday 16th November, 10pm onwards

Cost: AED 100 for girls, AED 200 for guys

Where: Base Dubai, Dubai Design District

 9. Moto Dubai 

Aptly situated in Dubai’s most hipster district, moto is a brand new biker cafe concept that has just opened its doors! Get your friends, and head there for some great coffee, live music and a whole lot of good vibes.

When: Friday 17th November, 4pm to 10pm

Cost: Free

Where: Warehouse 28, Al Quoz

10. Dubai Women’s Run

Ladies, unleash your inner Wonder Woman and sign up for the annual Dubai Women’s Run this Friday! This empowering event encourages all women to come together for a good cause, support each other and be active.

When: Friday 17th November, 7am onwards

Cost: AED 150

Where: Marasi, Business Bay

11. Comedy Mix-Tape

Come on down for an evening of laughs, as Dubomedy Arts School presents a stand-up and improv comedy special. There will be original stand-up sets, improv games, audience participation and more!

When: Saturday 18th November, 7pm to 9.30pm

Cost: Free, but RSVP on

Where: Center for Musical Arts, Gold & Diamond Park

12. Bagatelle Unplugged

Every Saturday, Bagatelle Dubai transforms in to an intimate arena, bringing back live music, blues instrumentals and sensual vocals. The French bistrot will also be serving its delicious signature dishes to complement the night.

When: Saturday 18th November, 8pm onwards

Cost: Free to enter

Where: Bagatelle Dubai, Fairmont SZR

Want more weekend inspo? Check out our Explore and Adventure categories to make the most of your Dubai weekends!