The weekend is just around the corner, so it’s time to start planning ahead! From an 11-hour brunch to live music gigs to an extreme spicy noodle challenge, here are all of the top things to do in Dubai this weekend…
1. Movie Night
This Thursday, get your friends together for a fun movie night under the stars! Make your way to West 14th on Thursday night to catch the screening of The Terminal – a Tom Hanks classic. If you haven’t seen it yet, you are missing out! Get there early to grab a beanbag, and enjoy the film while munching on popcorn and hotdogs.
When: Thursday 23rd November, 8.30pm
Cost: Free (…but snacks are charged)
Where: West 14th Steakhouse, at Oceana Beach Club, Palm Jumeirah
2. Kickboxing class
Kick off your weekend (literally) with a FREE kickboxing class at Al Barsha Pond Park! Headed by an experienced MMA coach, you will be taught all the basics in this beginner’s class, while working on your speed, strength and stamina.
When: Thursday 23rd November, 7.50pm to 9pm
Cost: Free! See the FB event for more info.
Where: Al Barsha Pond Park, Al Barsha
3. An 11-hour brunch
Think you can survive an 11-hour brunch? If you’re up for the challenge, head to Vivaldi by Alfredo Russo this Friday, and watch as 23 of Dubai’s best chefs cook up a storm. There will be over 48 dishes to try and free-flowing drinks. Too much to handle? Don’t worry, there’s a 4-hour brunch option too!
When: Friday 24th November, 12pm to 11pm
Cost: AED 800 (all day, all inclusive), AED 450 (4 hours. all inclusive). Call 04 207 1717 to book.
Where: Vivaldi by Alfred Russo, at Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel, Baniyas Street
4. Rise at Dubai Creek Harbour
The popular outdoor hangout Rise at Dubai Creek Harbour is back for the season, featuring empowering workshops, live music, great food (including Salt on Friday), pop-up markets, film screenings and more!
When: Friday 24th and Saturday 25th November, 12pm to 11pm
Where: Dubai Creek Harbour, Ras Al Khor
5. Jane Austen Country Ball
Get ready for an evening of merriment and frolics at this elegant (and super cool!) dinner theatre event. The talented actors from the Courtyard Playhouse will leave you in fits of laughter with their immersive improv show based on Jane Austen’s works. Guests will also enjoy a scrumptious 3-course meal.
When: Thursday 23rd and Friday 24th November, 8pm to 10pm
Cost: AED 295 per person, including dinner. Book your spot here.
Where: Tom&Serg, in Al Quoz
6. Korean Film Days
Fancy a night of Korean cinema under the stars? Get your film fanatic friends down to The Yard at Alserkal Avenue for two awesome Korean films back-to-back, starting with A Taxi Driver (2017), followed by Veteran (2015).
When: Friday 24th November, 6.30pm & 9pm
Where: The Yard, at Alserkal Avenue
7. Spicy Noodle Challenge
Not a fan of Korean films? How about taking on an extreme Korean food challenge instead? Mannaland is holding a spicy Korean noodle challenge at its restaurant and dares everyone in Dubai to take part.
When: Friday 24th November, 7pm to 10pm
Where: Manna Land, in Al Hudaiba
8. Acro Yoga
Want to learn how to yoga like a pro? Round up your fitness buddies, and join in on this free acro yoga class on Saturday! Not only does it strengthen your body and improve awareness, but it’s also a great way to get fit!
When: Saturday 25th November, 10am to 11am
Where: Dubai Garden Centre, on Sheikh Zayed Road
9. Freshly Ground Sounds
Freshly Ground Sounds, Dubai’s homegrown music event, is finally back for a fifth season of live music courtesy of our talented local artists. Head to d3 with your friends on Saturday afternoon, grab a beanbag, and enjoy some of the freshest sounds in the city.
When: Saturday 25th November, 3.30pm to 7.30pm
Where: Dubai Design District, between buildings 9 & 10
10. Sheraton Social Hunt
Want to win a trip to the Seychelles? All you need to do is take part in this fun social scavenger hunt in Mall of the Emirates! Starting at Sheraton Dubai, you will have to follow the clues and post your answers on social media, and whoever gets the most points wins!
When: Saturday 25th November, 10.30am
Cost: AED 50 (which goes to charity)
Where: Sheraton Dubai, Mall of the Emirates
11. Pretty Chic Picnic
Calling all fashionistas! Get your girlfriends together for a chic picnic in the park this Saturday. 15 local boutiques will be showcasing their latest fashion, accessories and homeware collections, while you chill out on a picnic blanket, have a few drinks, enjoy the live music and devour the delicious BBQ from the food trucks.
When: Saturday 25th November, 11.30am to 6pm
Cost: Free entry and AED 250 for a picnic basket for four
Where: Lawn area, at the Westin Dubai, Dubai Marina