Yaaaaay, it’s (almost) the weekend! Whether you’re up for a huge foodie festival or ready to take on the Dubai Fitness Challenge, there’s something for everyone! Check out these 10 family-friendly things to do in Dubai this weekend…
Thursday 2nd November
1. Irish Village Dubai turns 21
The Irish Village Dubai is finally legal! Join in on all the celebrations this Thursday, featuring a live performance by Maplejacks, a DJ playing old school hits, prizes to be won, and drinks for just AED 25!
When: 2pm to 8.30pm (after that only 21+)
Where: Irish Village Dubai
2. Food Fest
Foodies – you won’t want to miss out on this street food festival at City Walk Dubai this weekend! On top of all of the delicious food (we’re talking ramen, dim sum, tandoor and burgers!), there will also be live music shows, activities for kids and more!
- Thursday, 4pm to 11pm
- Friday, 2pm to 11pm
- Saturday, 2pm to 8pm
Where: Galeries Lafayette Le Gourmet, City Walk Dubai
3. Lego Robotics
If your little ones have an interest in science or tech, sign them up for this creative and educational Lego Robotics class! Open to kids aged 6 to 11, specialised kits from LEGO Education will be provided.
When: 4pm to 5pm
Cost: Free, email email@example.com to RSVP
Where: Organic Foods and Cafe, The Village Mall, Jumeirah
Friday 3rd November
4. Fitness Carnival
Who’s excited for week 3 of the Dubai Fitness Challenge? From a Les Mills workout for kids to a superheroes walkathon and football freestylers show, make your way to Skydive Dubai for an entire weekend of fun and fitness.
- Friday, 1pm to 9pm
- Saturday, 1pm to 7pm (and 6.30am yoga)
Where: Skydive Dubai, Dubai Marina
5. Happiness Day
Make your way to Springs this Friday for a day filled with fun and games! In celebration of Happiness Day, there will be circus performers, balloon benders, a giant slide, face painting, stage acts and more!
When: 3pm to 6pm
Where: Lawn, behind Springs 15
6. Zumba with bears
Want to workout with bears? As part of Dubai Fitness Challenge, all of the Build-A-Bear stores in Dubai are hosting a Zumba class party this Friday. Bring your little ones along to join in on all the fun!
When: 4pm to 5pm
Where: Build-A-Bear Workshops – Mall of the Emirates, Dubai Mall, Festival City & Dubai Marina Mall
7. Ripe Market pop-up
The Ripe Market is popping up at the Palm Jumeirah this weekend! Come on down to pick up organic fruits and veg, enjoy healthy bites, try out some dance classes, and work out with world-famous fitness star Kayla Itsines!
When: Friday & Saturday, 10am to 5pm
Where: Golden Mile Galleria, Palm Jumeirah
8. Krafty Kids
Looking for a fun family day out? Bring your little ones down to Skycourts this Friday. There will be a soft play area, lots of toys, face painting, arts and crafts activities, a bouncy castle and more!
When: 4pm to 8pm
Cost: Free entry, activities charged
Where: Skycourts Towers, Dubai Land
Saturday 4th November
9. Flea Market
Dubai’s biggest second-hand market is back this weekend, where you can buy or sell pre-loved items! From home decor and accessories to kids’ toys and artwork, there’s nothing you won’t find at the flea market.
When: 8am to 3pm
Cost: AED 6 to enter
Where: Gates 1, 2 and 3 – Zabeel Park
10. Get fit at Habtoor City
Habtoor City invites all of you down to try one free fitness class this weekend. Join in for either a bootcamp, street dance class, or even yoga by the Dubai Canal! There will be special fitness activities for kids, as well.
Cost: Free, but RSVP at heavenlyspaalhabtoorcity@w
Where: Al Habtoor City
Have an awesome weekend, everyone!