13 Seriously Cool Things To Do in Dubai This Weekend

Still deciding what to get up to this weekend? Let us help you! There are soooo many awesome things to do in Dubai, from celebrity quiz nights to Latino brunches to yoga in a rainforest…

Thursday 9th November

1. Mandela Trilogy

Watch as the captivating story of Nelson Mandela is brought to stage, live at the Dubai Opera. A musical tribute to the man who touched hearts and minds across the world.

When: 8pm to 10.20pm, Thursday to Saturday

Cost: From AED 250

Where: Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai

2. Truckers Carnival

Foodies, this is where you need to be this weekend! Truckers DXB is parked at Ibn Battuta, with street food from around the world, life-sized games, and fun for all ages.

When: 4pm to 11pm, daily until 15th November

Cost: Free entry

Where: Parking area outside Marks & Spencer, Ibn Battuta Mall

3. Disciples live

This is going to be one electric night! South London-based EDM trio Disciples will be live at Base on Thursday night! Known for their raw energy and insane tracks, you won’t want to miss out.

When: 10pm onwards

Cost: Free

Where: Base Dubai, Dubai Design District

4. Trivia Night with Gordon Ramsay

Start studying asap, because Gordon Ramsay is hosting a trivia night this Thursday! Come on down to Bread Street Kitchen with your friends for a fun night of brain teasers, cocktails, sharing platters, desserts, and of course, incredible giveaways!

When: 7pm to 11pm

Cost: AED 495 all inclusive

Where: Bread Street Kitchen, Atlantis Dubai, Palm Jumeirah

Friday 10th November

5. Weekend Carnival

Another weekend, another carnival. This time it’s at Burj Park and if you’ve been to any of the previous ones, you know it’s going to be awesome! Come on down to try new workouts, compete in challenges, munch on healthy bites and more!

When: All day, Friday & Saturday

Cost: Free

Where: Burj Park, Downtown Dubai

6. Wadi of the Giants

If you’re looking for something adventurous and challenging to do this weekend, this is for you! Join fellow thrill seekers on a rocky trek through a wadi in RAK, leading to the hanging garden of Jais. Book on

When: 7.30am to 5.30pm

Cost: AED 350 including food, walkie talkie, guide, water.

Where: Meeting point at ADNOC, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road

7. Latina Brunch

Ready for a fiesta? Waka Dubai invites you to its Latin Fiesta Brunch on Fridays, with the hottest Latin tunes, Brazilian carnival dancers, delicious food and more!

When: 12.30pm to 4pm

Cost: From AED 250

Where: Waka Dubai, The Oberoi Hotel, Business Bay

8. Yoga in a tropical rainforest

Ever been for a yoga class surrounded by exotic flora and fauna? (Yes, this is actually in Dubai) Sign up for the yoga and meditation classes at The Green Planet this weekend, where you can connect with nature in this indoor vertical rainforest.

When: 8am to 9am, Friday & Saturday

Cost: AED 100, call 04 441 6287 to book

Where: The Green Planet, City Walk

 9. Sensation

EDM fans – get ready to party because Sensation Dubai is back at Meydan this weekend! This year’s line-up includes Steve Angello, Mr. White, Sam Feldt, Danny Avila and many more great artists. Don’t forget, the dress code is all white!

When: 6pm onwards

Cost: From AED 440. Get your hands on Sensation tickets here.

Where: Meydan Dubai

Saturday 11th November

10. Date Night

Calling all couples! Jazz Pizza Express has an amazing offer every Saturday, where you can enjoy a bottle of house wine, the legendary dough balls, two mains and two desserts for just AED 199. And there’s also live music from 7.30pm.

When: All day

Cost: AED 199

Where: Jazz Pizza Express, JLT

11. Frankie’s Comedy Cellar

End your weekend with a barrel of laughs at Frankie’s Comedy Cellar! As always, the hilarious Simeon Goodson will be hosting the show, with Dubai’s best comedians taking the stage throughout the night.

When: 6pm onwards

Cost: Free, but table reservations are recommended

Where: Frankie’s Comedy Cellar, JBR

12. Bikers Cafe

Get out of bed early on Saturday morning and come on down to Bikers Cafe for a fun community event. There’s a yoga class at 8am, as well as Stand-Up Paddle boarding tryouts, live music, a barber shop and a Bikers Market.

When: 8am to 3pm

Cost: Free, yoga class AED 30

Where: Bikers Cafe, Jumeirah Beach Road

13. Street Festival

Culture vultures, Alserkal Avenue is having a design festival this weekend and you are all invited! Get down to Design Avenue for incredible dance performances, DJ sets, exhibitions, food, art-making and more! 

When: 6pm to 10pm

Cost: Free

Where: Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz

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