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
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
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
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 Adventurati-Outdoor.com.
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
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
Where: Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz