Looking for something fun to do this weekend? From road trips to adventure parks to free fitness classes, there’s so much to check out. Ready to explore the city? Here are the top 10 things to do in Dubai this weekend…
1. Quiz night
Round up your most competitive mates and make your way to Reform Social & Grill this weekend for quiz night! Every Thursday night, you can enjoy a delicious BBQ brunch, live music, happy hour deals and of course, loads of fun questions and giveaways!
Price: AED 120 per person (including food)
When: Thursday 17th January, from 9pm to 12am
Where: Reform Social & Grill, The Lakes
2. Ripe Market
There’s so much going on at the Ripe Market every weekend! Whether you want to enjoy a cup of coffee, join in on a yoga class, shop from the market stalls or sign up for a chocolate-making workshop – you don’t want to miss this.
When: Friday 18th & Saturday 19th January, from 9am to 7pm
Where: Dubai Police Academy Park
3. 50 Cent live
Ready to party… like it’s your birthday?! 50 Cent is coming to Dubai this weekend, and he’ll be performing live in da club on Friday night!
When: Friday 18th January, from 10pm to 4am
Where: Base Dubai
4. Hatta Dam
Fancy going on a road trip? Now is the best time to take a trip to Hatta Dam and go kayaking around the mountains! It can get a little busy over the weekends, but head there early to skip the queues.
Price: AED 60 per kayak
When: All weekend, from 6.30am to 5.30pm
Where: Hatta Kayak, Hatta Dam
5. Air Maniax adventure park
Yep, there’s a new indoor adventure park in Dubai with fun for all ages! From zip lining and laser tag to obstacle courses and an inflatable arena, Air Maniax is one of the coolest new family hangouts in town.
Price: From AED 80
When: All weekend
Where: Air Maniax, Al Quoz
6. Puppy brunch
Fancy taking your puppy to brunch? You totally can! Urban Bistro invites you and your pup to a fun outdoor brunch this weekend. There will be doggy burgers, doggy chips, doggy ice cream, and some human food too.
Price: A la carte
When: Friday 18th & Saturday 19th January, from 9am
Where: Urban Bistro, Dubai Media City (entry from the terrace area)
7. Free yoga class
Sign up for a free Jivamukti yoga class at Karma Yoga this weekend! What on earth is Jivamukti yoga? It’s a class that combines physical exercise (yoga postures), breathing, meditation and spirituality.
When: Saturday 19th January, from 5pm to 6.30pm
Where: Karma Yoga, Dubai Marina
8. BBQ night
It’s BBQ night at The Backyard Dubai this Friday! Foodies, get ready for a 4 hour all-you-can-eat BBQ buffet with unlimited house beverages.
Price: AED 299 (AED 199 early bird discount)
When: Friday 18th January, from 4pm to 8pm
Where: The Backyard Dubai, Business Bay
9. Fireworks and live acts
La Mer has transformed into an open-air stage this season with DJs spinning tunes throughout the day, live performances all evening and fireworks lighting up the sky at night!
When: Thursday 17th & Friday 18th January, from 9pm
Where: La Mer Dubai, Jumeirah
10. Istanbul nights
Ready to party Istanbul-style? Make your way to Rixos Premium Dubai on Thursday night to celebrate Turkish cuisine and culture. There will be music, food, drinks, live entertainment, pop-up bars and more!
Price: AED 249 (soft drinks), AED 349 (house drinks)
When: Thursday 17th January, from 7.30pm to 10.30pm
Where: Rixos Premium Dubai, JBR