Looking for the coolest things to do in Dubai this weekend? As always, we got you covered! From Brazilian carnivals and party brunches to spa deals and yoga classes in Dubai, here are the top 10 things to do in Dubai this weekend..
1. Brazilian Carnival
There’s a Brazilian festival in town, and it’s a foodie’s dream come true! This weekend, Chamas Churrascaria will be celebrating Festa Junina – marking the end of the Brazilian summer. You can expect to soak in the Brazilian vibes, enjoy creative drinks and an authentic Churrascaria experience. Don’t miss the happy hour from 11pm to 1am.
Price: AED 315 (soft drinks), AED 415 (selected beveraged)
When: All weekend, from 6pm onwards
Where: Chamas Churrascaria & Bar, Crowne Plaza Dubai
2. Pool Sessions at the Palm
Ladies, Atlantis the Palm invites you all to have some fun in the sun this weekend! With free sun loungers and pool access, awesome food and drink deals, and DJ sets all day – this is a summer deal you won’t want to miss!
Price: Free for ladies, AED 250 minimum spend for guys
When: All weekend, from 11am onwards
Where: Zero Entry Pool, Atlantis the Palm
3. Beats on the Beach
Fancy trying out an RnB yoga class? Yes, this does exist and it’s just as fun as it sounds! Sign up for Yoga Beats this weekend – a free music-inspired sunset yoga session. Not a yoga person? No worries, there’s a HIIT class right after.
Price: Free, book through the Core Direction app
When: Saturday 30th June, from 6pm onwards
Where: Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah
4. Laguna Waterpark
This weekend, Laguna Waterpark is throwing a big end of school bash for teens – water great way to kick off the summer break! There will be competitions, prizes up for grabs, a live DJ and more. Tickets include a party pass, a combo meal and a voucher for Hub Zero!
Price: AED 99 (advance), AED 130 (at the door)
When: Friday 29th June, from 10am to 8pm
Where: La Mer, Jumeirah
5. Blindfolded Painting
Think you can paint blind folded? Soul Art Center is hosting a fun and creative workshop, where you’ll learn how to paint without the sense of sight. Now you may leave this class with a masterpiece, or with paint all over yourself – but either way, it’ll definitely be a super fun experience!
Price: AED 315 (advance online booking), AED 347 on the day
When: Saturday 30th June, from 4.30pm to 7pm
Where: Soul Art Center, Downtown Dubai
6. McGettigans – Bumper Brunch
There’s another ‘School’s Out’ party happening this weekend – but this one’s for the grown ups! Make your way to McGettigan’s JLT this Friday for a 6-hour Disco brunch. This time, they’re recreating the good ol’ school dance, so think cheesy dance moves, UV lights and glitter face paint.
Price: AED 269
When: Friday 29th June, from 12pm to 6pm
Where: McGettigan’s JLT
7. Football at Soho Garden
Looking for somewhere new to watch the FIFA World Cup games? Soho Garden has transformed into a football fan zone this summer, with the matches showing live on cinema screens. Better yet, the entire venue will be covered and air-conditioned so you don’t need to worry about the summer heat.
Price: F&B a-la-carte
When: All weekend, from 3pm to 3am
Where: Soho Garden, Meydan
8. Caribbean Fiesta
Want to party like you’re in the Caribbean? Round up your mates and head to Boudoir this weekend for a true Caribbean Fiesta! From reggaeton and dancehall to afrobeats and latino music, you’ll need your dancing shoes for this one…
Price: Free entry
When: Friday 29th June, from 10pm to 3am
Where: Club Boudoir, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa
9. NT Live Screening: Curious Incident
Based on the novel by Mark Haddon, ‘The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time’ is a murder mystery that with prime characters – a 15-year old genius and a dog. Luckily for us, this award-winning show is being screened in Dubai – straight from the National Theatre Live! Book your seats now before they run out!
When: Thursday 28th & Friday 29th June, at 8pm
Where: The Courtyard Playhouse, Al Quoz
10. Retro Fridays
Every Friday, Indie invites you to travel back in time for its weekly retro night! Get ready to dance all night to hits from the 80s, 90s and early 2000s – including Elton John, Bowie and Britney Spears!
Price: Free entry
When: Friday 29th June, from 8pm t0 2am
Where: Indie, DIFC
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