8 Things To Do In Dubai During This JAM-PACKED Weekend Of Fun


It may be a dark and stormy right now, but THIS IS DUBAI and if there’s one thing we’re sure about, that bleak weather will not last.

This weekend, make your way to ON.DXB, a new festival devoted to all things film, music and media, hop on board the Lovin Dubai Cruise, or watch Marcus Smith complete 24 hours of continuous running (we kid you not).

Gang’s all here, ready for this weekend like


8. Hop onboard The Lovin Dubai Cruise for a brill Saturday brunch partaayyyy

For a Saturday party look no further! This is the Lotus Mega Yacht that lives in Dubai Marina and comes complete with a pool, a cinema, a BBQ a buffet,  a DJ, drinks and so much more is ready for you, your family and your mates.

  • Tickets at AED199 -food, soft drinks
  • AED299 – regular brunch
  • AED499 – VIP brunch
  • Kids under 5 go free

VIP brunch? Get access to the VIP area with private jacuzzi, premium drinks and bubbles

The Cruise departs from Dubai Marina (next to Pier 7) and passes Atlantis, The Palm and reaches the Burj Al Arab.

Dates: Every Saturday from 12.30pm to 4.30pm



7. Film, game, video and music lovers – ON.DXB is the festival to be at this weekend

When a new festival lands in your city, if it’s in your niche, it’s your duty to get to know it.

Introducing ON.DXB, a three-day event focusing on film, game, video and music.

A three-day industry and consumer event set to be the region’s most exciting media festival. Expect live keynotes, panels, showcases, mainstage music, film screenings, workshops from industry leaders, including Spike Lee and Lisa Koshi.

More info and tickets here.

When? November 21-23.


6. Kids will love checking out ‘The Wonder Dome’

Have you spotted these temporary green domes in Abu Dhabi and Dubai? Each dome has a different purpose and this weekend you need to explore The Wonder Dome. As fascinating as it sounds, this one is for kids to connect with the wonderments of this world: starting with the basics, nature. This Dome will give the kiddos a chance to make terrariums through workshops, where they can build amazing miniature gardens or simply learn about physics, biology and gardening, enhancing curiosity, precision skills and to increase patience.

Where? The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina

When? November 22-23, 2019 from 9am-7pm

FYI, this is for one session per child and children must be aged 5+ to enter!

5. Explore a thoroughly chic restaurant pop-up in the Jumeirah Al Naseem

Welcome to Kayto, a gorgeous pop-up located at the beachfront Jumeirah Al Naseem, that’ll wow you from the moment you walk in the door.

If you love pastel, white marble and heaps of gold accents, this is restaurant is for you, and though you might visit for the insanely ‘gram friendly interiors, it’s the fantastic blend of Japanese and Peruvian cuisine that will keep you coming back. Think; beautifully plated dishes with an emphasis on seafood.


4. Head to Friday brunch at McGettigan’s JLT and you could WIN AED10,000

AS iIF you needed any further temptation to brunch at McGett’s… AMIRITE?!

This is the Smash Box Brunch where every guest gets a goodie bag that comes with prizes ranging from sunnies, up to AED10,000k for one winner. Plus the usual brill McGett’s spread of proper Irish pub grub and free-flowing drinks. Ideallll.

When? Friday, November 22, 1pm to 5pm

How much?AED230


3. Lumidee is performing at Cavalli Club tonight

Start the weekend early and get yourself to this bougee club for a night with Lumidee, a singer behind one of the noughties biggest tracks, Never Leave You (Uh Oh).

The deets:

Tonight is Rosay Urban night, enjoy dinner from 8.30pm which includes unlimited oysters and bubbly and a whole grilled lobster for just AED299 or à la carte is also available.


2. Fridays are made for Grapefests

‘The Grapeskin Fest’ at Grapeskin in La Ville Hotel & Suites is a Friday afternoon of drinks that takes you through a blind tasting counter, grape slushies and there’s a new menu available that cheese lovers might just foam at the mouth over, tuck into; Tarte Flambee, cheese and charcuterie, pate en croute, a raclette station and more… Dream!

When? Friday, November 22, 4pm to 9pm


1. DPWTC at Jumeirah Golf Estates is 10010% worth a visit this weekend!

Saving the best till last, the DPWTC is back at the Jumeirah Golf Estates and it brings the world’s top golfers to Dubai.

But not *just* for golf fans, the event is made for everyone, with food and drinks villages, live music, fun challenges for the kids and so much more happening for the duration of the tournament.

Learn more here.



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