Planning a fun weekend out with the fam? We’re here to help! From outdoor movie nights to kid-friendly raves to the best food trucks in town, there are so many fun things to do in Dubai this weekend! Scroll down for our top picks…
Thursday 9th November
1. Global Village
Come and celebrate different cultures from all over the world at one of Dubai’s biggest attractions! Global Village is back with hundreds of stalls to shop from, tasty food, live shows, fireworks, rides and more.
When: 4pm to 1am, daily until April
Cost: AED 15, free for kids under 3
Where: Global Village, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Road
2. Boat Show & Lobster Fest
Let’s get nautical! The annual Dubai Pre-Owned Boat Show invites everyone down for a weekend filled with water sports, kids activities, live entertainment and a lobster festival!
- Thursday 4pm to 9pm
- Friday & Saturday, 12pm to 9pm
Where: Dubai Creek Marina, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club
3. 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
Friday 10th November
4. Fun in the Sun
Delicious bites, live shows, an outdoor cinema, fun games (including Giant Jenga!) and more – The Beach is the coolest place to hang out this weekend!
When: 2pm to 11pm, Friday & Saturday
Where: Large area in front of South Beach, The Beach, JBR
5. Brunch with Gordon Ramsay
Fancy brunching with Gordon Ramsay? Come on down for the family Friday brunch at Bread Street Kitchen! Kids will love the culinary masterclasses and the Lost Chambers Aquarium, while the grown-ups enjoy the delicious British food.
When: 12.30pm to 4pm
Cost: AED 95 (kids), AED 225 (soft drinks), AED 335 (drinks)
6. Party in the Park
Liam Gallagher (from Oasis) is performing live in Dubai this Friday, alongside The Chemical Brothers, Temples, The Boxtones and others! There will also be food trucks, market stalls, activations and more.
When: 2pm to 12am
Cost: AED 350 (regular), AED 650 (with brunch), AED 995 (VIP), free for kids under 5
Where: Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai Media City
7. The Gruffalo
A hit musical adaptation of a children’s book, don’t miss The Gruffalo live at the Madinat Theatre this weekend! The story follows Mouse as he makes his way through the deep dark woods…
When: 10.30pm, 2pm & 4.30pm, Friday & Saturday
Cost: From AED 135
Where: Madinat Theatre, Madinat Souk
8. Brighton brunch
Reform is bringing England to Dubai this Friday, with a brunch inspired by the famous Brighton beach. From fish n chips served in newspaper to carnival games, you won’t want to miss this.
When: 1pm to 4pm
Cost: AED 150 (kids), AED 260 (soft drinks), AED 360 (house)
Where: Reform Social and Grill, The Lakes
Saturday 11th November
9. Kid-friendly rave
Party Monsters launches this weekend, and yes, that means kids are finally allowed to rave! To recreate the festival feel, there will be face painting, a magician, an arcade, a baby sensory dance floor and sooo much more.
When: 12pm to 5pm
Cost: AED 35 (kids), AED 70 (adults), free for kids under 2
Where: Backyard – Steigenberger Hotel, Business Bay
10. Blue Marlin brunch
This family-friendly brunch is the perfect place to soak up some sun, have a healthy meal and enjoy a few drinks, while the kids are busy running around and building sandcastles.
When: 1pm to 3.30pm or 4pm to 6.30pm
Cost: From AED 295
Where: Blue Marlin Ibiza, Ghantoot
11. Dog Walk
Here’s how you can get fit, just by walking your dogs! Get your furry friends along for a social dog walk this Friday. A fitness instructor will be there to show you the best ways to get fit while dog-walking.
When: 6.3opm onwards
Where: My Pets, Golden Mile Galleria, Palm Jumeirah
Check out our Kids category for more family-friendly picks around the city!