Still not sure what you’re doing weekend? You’re in luck, as we’ve already done the planning for you! From popular club nights to obstacle races, take your pick from these 12 things to do this weekend in Dubai…
Thursday 19th October
1. Rolling Thursdays
Sushi lovers, let’s roll! Every Thursday, Nikki Prive invites you down to try its elaborate sushi selection for just AED 70. Ladies, make sure you stay back to receive your 3 complimentary drinks!
When: 7pm to 9pm
Price: AED 70
Location: Nikki Beach Dubai, First Floor, Pearl Jumeirah
2. Reggae Bash
If you’re a fan of reggae, you won’t want to miss this! Jamaican artist Jah Cure is performing live at Tribeca this Thursday, along with D Tone and Beach Fest All Stars – as a farewell party for DJ Jus. Come on down to party in true Jamaican-style!
When: 8pm to 3am
Price: Free entry
Location: Tribeca, JA Ocean View Hotel, JBR
3. Karak beats
No, this has nothing to do with karak chai, but it does have some awesome fresh beats! Bring your friends along for a night of alternative music and good vibes, with special guest Girl Unit (Night Slugs) spinning the decks this week.
When: 10pm to 3am
Price: Free before 10.30pm, then AED 100 after
Location: Bridgewater Tavern, JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay
Friday 20th October
4. Fat Joe live
“What’s luv?” It’s Fat Joe performing live in Dubai this Friday, for FREE! With super-hits like All The Way Up and Make It Rain, you know it’s going to be a night out you’ll remember. So, gather your friends and get ready to hit the club!
When: 10pm to 3am
Price: Free entry
Location: Base Dubai, Dubai Design District
5. Fitness Festival
Are you up for the challenge? The Dubai Fitness Challenge kicks off this weekend, with studios and fitness enthusiasts all over Dubai taking part. Join in and sign yourself up for some free yoga and dance classes at Galleria Mall this weekend.
When: All day
Price: Free (you can sign up on GuavaPass or call 04 390 3333)
Location: Galleria Mall, Al Wasl Road
6. Remix 92
Missing the good ol’ days? Make your way to The Irish Village as they bring back the 90s this Friday. Remix 92 is a retro concert that will take you back in time, with 5ive, Boyzlife, Snap!, Robin S and more performing live on stage.
When: 1pm to 11pm
Price: AED 225 for the regular or AED 495 with brunch
Location: The Irish Village (brunch will be at Jumeirah Creekside Hotel’s terrace)
7. Desert Warrior Challenge
Fitness fanatics, this one’s for you. The annual Desert Warrior Challenge takes place this Friday – a challenging 5km or 10km obstacle course which will have you crawling, pushing, swinging and sliding your way to the finish line. Think you have what it takes?
When: 10am to 6pm
Price: Starting from AED 392 (5km)
Location: Dubailand District
Saturday 21st October
8. Supernatural brunch
Now that the weather is finally getting better, it’s time to move the parties outdoors! Zero Gravity’s Saturday brunch includes all-day pool and beach access, all-inclusive food and drinks stations and a DJ. You’ll want to get there early to grab a sun lounger.
When: 12pm to 5pm
Price: AED 225 for girls, AED 275 for guys
Location: Zero Gravity Dubai, Skydive Dubai
9. Grape and paint night
Unleash your inner Picasso and put your skills to the test at this Wine and Paint night, because wine not? Whether you’re a beginner or already an artist, you will be guided step by step and are guaranteed to leave with a masterpiece.
When: 3.30pm to 6.30pm
Price: AED 369, email email@example.com to book a spot
Location: Grapeskin, La Ville Hotel, City Walk Dubai
10. Biker’s Cafe
Kickstart your Saturday morning with some sunshine, good vibes and great music! Biker’s Cafe is hosting a community event this Saturday, with free paddleboarding tryouts, free yoga sessions, live bands and lots more!
When: 7am to 3pm
Price: Free (email firstname.lastname@example.org to book)
Location: Biker’s Cafe, Al Quoz
11. Roast of the day
Here’s a great place for all the carnivores to watch the football games… Lock Stock & Barrel is screening live games on Saturdays and Sundays, and promises to be a ‘home away from home’ with a traditional English roast. Yum!
When: 2pm to 10pm
Price: AED 129
Location: Lock Stock & Barrel, Grand Millennium Hotel, Barsha Heights
12. Desert Monologues
Ever dreamt of becoming an actor? Here’s your chance! Take your first step towards joining Dubai’s theatre community with this acting workshop – a 7-week course designed to be challenging, fun and a confidence booster.
When: Saturdays, 5pm to 7pm
Price: Starting from AED 1,800
Location: Courtyard Playhouse, Al Quoz