Looking for the coolest things to do in Dubai this weekend? From movies on a helipad to unique dining experiences for charity, there’s so much going on in our city! Here are our top 10 things to do in Dubai this weekend…
1. Cook for Syria
The global supper club turned fundraiser #CookForSyria is coming to Inked Dubai this weekend, and everyone is invited to join in! This Friday, you can enjoy a hearty 4-course dinner with dishes inspired by the Cook For Syria Recipe Book. All proceeds go to Unicef.
Price: AED 495, all proceeds go towards protecting Syrian children
When: Friday 2nd March, from 8pm onwards
Where: Inked Dubai, at Alserkal Avenue
2. Open Mic nights
Want to showcase your musical talent to the world? Head to Golden Mile Galleria this weekend for its weekly Open Mic nights! Whether you can sing like MJ or play the guitar like Santana, this is your chance to shine! Don’t have a musical talent? Head there anyways to support our local talent, and to enjoy all the foodie hotspots!
When: Every Friday and Saturday, until 10th March. From 5.30pm to 7.30pm
Where: Golden Mile Galleria, Building 4 (Fri) & Building 9 (Sat)
3. Marina Street Social
Why travel to London, when you can bring London to Dubai? Foodies, make your way to Marina Social this weekend for a culinary journey to London town! From Borough market-style stalls and picnic baskets to street signs and the iconic red phone box, get ready to be a Londoner for the day!
Price: AED 250
When: Friday 2nd March
Where: Marina Social, at InterContinental Dubai Marina
4. Hollywood on the Helipad
Ever watched a movie on a helipad? You totally can at Dubai Festival City Mall this weekend! Round up your family and friends for a fun movie night under the stars. This weekend the will be screening Valerian & the City of a Thousand Planets.
Price: Free (ish), must provide any receipt of purchase from the mall (valid from 22nd Feb to 14th April)
When: Thursdays to Saturdays, from 8pm onwards
Where: Festival Bay area, at Dubai Festival City Mall
5. Acro Yoga
Yogis, want to take your yoga practice to another level? Sign up for this Acro Yoga class at Dubai Garden Centre this Saturday, where you’ll learn to strengthen your body and understand its limitations – with or without a partner.
Price: AED 50
When: Every Saturday, from 11am to 12.30pm
Where: Dubai Garden Centre, in Al Quoz
6. Rudimental live
Party people, Zero Gravity is the place to be this Friday as they kick off the season with award-winning band Rudimental, as well as a great line-up of other international artists! Head there early to enjoy the all-day pool and beach brunch.
Price: Brunch – AED 295 for girls, AED 315 for guys
When: Friday 2nd March, brunch from 1pm to 5pm
Where: Zero Gravity, near Skydive Dubai
7. Holi Party
This will surely brighten up your weekend! Indians all over Dubai will be celebrating Holi (festival of colours) this weekend and as always, everyone is invited to party ‘desi’ style! There will be food trucks, live bands, dhol players, carnival acts, and Dubai’s best Bollywood DJs on the decks!
Price: AED 69 per person, AED 119 per couple, group packages available
When: Friday 2nd March, from 11am to 6pm
Where: Rugby Park, at Dubai Sports City
8. Hamlet NT Live
Missed it last time? The original National Theatre Live broadcast of Shakespeare’s Hamlet is back at the Courtyard Playhouse for an encore! With Benedict Cumberbatch in the lead role, you won’t want to miss this one.
Price: From AED 100 per person, membership packages available
When: Thursday 1st March, from 8pm to 11pm
Where: The Courtyard Playhouse, in Al Quoz
9. Comedy Mix Tape
Get ready for an evening full of laughter as the students of Dubomedy Arts School put on a show for you. This stand-up and improv night will include a mix of original stand-up sets, improv games, audience participation and more!
Price: Free, email RSVP@Dubomedy.com to secure a spot
When: Saturday 3rd March, from 7pm
Where: Warehouse 4, in Al Quoz
10. Honky Tonk brunch
Unleash your inner cowboy or cowgirl and make your way to McGettigan’s for its Honky Tonk brunch – a tribute to all the Honky Tonk bars in America, which are famous for their live country music, home-cooked food and really big drinks. Come dressed up in your best country outfits to win prizes!
Price: AED 269
When: Friday 2nd March, from 12pm to 5pm
Where: McGettigan’s JLT, Cluster J
11. Community Event
We know we said 10, but this one definitely deserves a mention! There’s a community event for people of determination happening at Rise Dubai Creek Harbour this Saturday, so head there for an entire day of fun! There will be karaoke, live performances, workshops, a talent show, food stalls and a screening of Diary of a Wimpy Kid to end the night.
When: Saturday 3rd March, from 12pm to 10pm
Where: Rise Dubai Creek Harbour, near Ras Al Khor