Free things to do in Dubai: October 26

9 FREE Things To Do in Dubai this Weekend!

Already finished your spending quota for the month? Don’t panic – you can still go out and have fun this weekend without spending a dirham! From free fitness classes to free Halloween parties, here are 9 free things to do in Dubai this weekend…

Thursday 26th October

1. Yoga Class

Calling all yogis! Grab your mat and head down to Dubai Internet City for a free sunrise yoga session, led by yoga instructor Dina Ghandour. What a great way to start your weekend…

When: 7.15am

Where: In5 Building terrace, Dubai Internet City

2. La Mer Dubai

Beach bums, have you checked out Dubai’s newest beachside hangout yet? La Mer Dubai has everything from over-water hammocks and delicious food spots to funky pop art and picture-perfect views.

When: All day, every day

Where: La Mer Dubai, Jumeirah 1, Jumeirah Beach Road


Friday 27th October

3. Old Skool

Fan of old school Hip-Hop and UK garage? If so, come on down and party for free at Square! DJs Robby Blanco and Salv Pepp will be taking over the decks, so make sure you get your dancing shoes on…

When: 10pm to 3am

Where: Square, JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay

4. Market Day

Out of all the free things to do in Dubai, here’s one where you can make some money! Got any second-hand photography gear lying around? Come on down to Gulf Photo Plus (GPP) this Friday to sell it off! Or, just come along to admire the work of Dubai’s talented photographers…

When: 6pm to 8pm

Where: Gulf Photo Plus, Alserkal Avenue

5. Monster Halloween Party

Sorry gents, this one’s only free for the ladies! Get your spookiest costume on, and head to Zero Gravity for a spooktacular Halloween party! Best part is, they’re giving away AED 50,000 to those with the best costumes!

When: 6pm to 3am

Where: Zero Gravity, Skydive Dubai

6. Movie night

Are you ready to eat, swim, watch movies and… repeat? Grab your swimsuit and head to Bay Club for a ‘floating movie night’. They will be screening Jaws at 4pm, Shaun of the Dead at 6pm, and A Halloween Special (21+) at 8pm.

When: 3pm to 10pm

Where: Bay Club, Doubletree by Hilton – Business Bay

7. Burning Beach

This has got to be the most hipster beach party this weekend! Dress up in your funkiest outfit (think desert, tribal, psychedelic) and make your way to Burning Beach – a celebration of creativity, art, fashion, music, and of course, good vibes.

When: 1pm to 11pm

Where: Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE, Ghantoot


Saturday 28th October

8. Educating Rita

Fancy watching a free show? Educating Rita, performed live by the Dubai Drama Group, is a heartwarming tale of a young hairdresser who forms an unlikely friendship with her university tutor.

When: 8pm

Where: The Courtyard Playhouse, Al Quoz

9. Get fit

The Dubai Fitness Challenge kicked off last week, and there are over 1,000 free fitness classes around the city. From bootcamps and yoga classes to paddle boarding lessons – download the app, take your pick and get on board!

When: All day, until November 17th

Where: All across Dubai