Yalla Weekend! 8 Things To Do In The UAE To Make This Weekend One In A Million


Brace yourself: This is not a weekend for chilling.

There is simply too much going on in Dubai to have a minute to breathe but fortunately much of it is epic!

From family carnivals, the Lovin Dubai Saturday cruise you know and love and food and drinks fests, there’s something for all ages. Here’s what’s going down.

1. The Lovin Dubai Cruise sets sail EVERY Saturday

Oh yaaaaas, it’s back, it’s ALL SEASON LONG

Enjoy four hours aboard the Lotus Mega Yacht, complete with drinks, food, music, swimming, dancing AND a cinema room. Every Saturday, from 1pm to 5pm, depart the Dubai Marina’s Pier 7 and dance the afternoon away in style on board the world’s largest commercial yacht.

When? Every Saturday

Tickets start from AED199

Click here for everything you need to know

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2. Wystawa – A Whimsical Wonderland is coming to The Taj Dubai

Brace yourselves families, this is a fun-filled family day out your kids won’t forget for a LONG time!

This is like a big carnival, with live bands, photo booths, magic shows, dance and theatre shows with some key note speakers offering quick-fire rounds of five-minute inspirational talks that all ages will benefit from.

Think shopping, adventures, arts and crafts, activities that will make you think, fashion shows and even some educational shows that are so good the kids won’t even know they’re learning!

This is a one day only event so mark it down now.

When? Wystawa will be at the ballroom in The Taj Dubai on October 19 from 11am until 9pm

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3. Get yourself to an authentic Vietnamese food festival

Right now LAO at Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah is celebrating the 73rd Vietnamese National Day – QUỐC KHÁNH VIỆT NAM until November 13 (73 days to mark 73 years of independence) with a pretty stellar offer for residents looking to get a flavour of authentic Vietnamese cooking in Dubai.

If Vietnamese spring rolls unlike you’ve eaten before, pho noodles done exactly how they should be or spicy seabass sound like your cup of tea, this is for you.

The Vietnamese National Day menu is available every day from 7pm until 11pm until November 13

AED365 per four course set menu – including signature LAO cocktail and glass of paired wine per course

Call +971 4 818 2222 or email dxbpd.restaurants@waldorfastoria.com for booking

4. The Mixology Festival is a beachside drinks festival at Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi

If you needed an excuse to visit the capital, THIS is it!

World class drinks provided by Buddha-Bar worldwide executive bar chef Matthias Giroud and tunes by Ibiza DJ Camilo France. This is hands down one of Abu Dhabi’s most stylish bar, expect the cocktails to be flowing this weekend.

When? The Mixology Festival will be at Buddha-Bar Beach Abu Dhabi from October 17 to 20. Beats provided by DJ Camilo Franco on October 25

5. The Burj Khalifa AND Dubai Fountain are hosting a huge EXPO 2020 countdown event

This weekend it will be EXACTLY two years to go until the highly-anticipated EXPO 2020 kicks off and the Burj Khalifa and Dubai Fountain are marking the moment.

A specially choreographed show at Dubai Fountain and a Burj Khalifa countdown will kick off at 20.20 (8.20pm!) to mark the countdown for the biggest event to be held EVER in the region.

The fun starts in Burj Park from 5pm with fun zones, art exhibits, foodie treats, world dance and music performances.

Where? Burj Park, Downtown Dubai

When? Saturday, 20 October, 5pm till 10pm

Artists Impression Of Expo 2020 Dubai 2 Years To Go Celebration

6. MUTEK has landed at World Trade Center, Dubai Knowledge Village and Stereo Arcade

The electronic and music festival kicks off at various locations throughout the city and there are some events you won’t want to miss.

Kicking off with an audio visual performance ‘I is IIII is IIIIIIIIII Live’ tonight at the World Trade Centre from 7pm. A Guy Called Gerald Live on Thursday at Doubletree By Hilton JBR, Kuniyuki Takahashi Live on Friday and so much more.

Ticket prices vary and must be bought separately *Some events are free

See here for more info

7. Zero Gravity we see you: The Vengabus has arrived!

There’s nothing like feel good tunes by the beach and The Vengaboys are the OG’s of happy soundtracks.

Remember ‘We Like To Party!’, ‘Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!!’ and ‘We’re Going To Ibiza!’ Yup expect those tunes and a buzzing crowd.

When? Thursday, October 18

8. McGettigan’s JBR turns 1 and it’s celebrating with a big shindig!

Happy one year McGett’s JBR! To celebrate there’ll be live music and incredible deals at the bar all weekend including an almost all-day happy hour with drinks between AED10 and even AED18 all weekend!

McGettigan’s JBR 1st birthday party on Thursday 18 and 19

All day happy hour from 12.30pm – 9pm on Thursday and 10am – 8pm on Friday

Bottled beers AED18 – Shooters AED10- Cocktails AED18

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