9 Brilliant Things To Do In Dubai This Weekend


Brace yourselves… for cooler climes, hella traffic, and a schedule that’s simply rammed with events for the next 3 months. Busy season is upon us!

Kicking things off, Dubai sports bars will be rammed all weekend thanks to the Rugby World Cup, but if you’re looking for something more zen, this list features a mix of fantastic indoor activities while we wait for the September humidity to back off… Scroll for weekend inspo’!

9. Watch the Rugby World Cup

The Rugby World Cup 2023 is alive and kicking, and you best believe every sports bar worth its salt will be playing each and every game.

Download STARZPLAY and watch every match live from the comfort of your home, or hit SportsBars like OFFSIDE in JBR, where you might win free hops FOR. A. YEAR.


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8. This Quiz night at Sports café is sure to tickle your brains

Up for a fun challenge? Come with the gang and test your knowledge with this fun quiz night!
Fuel your mind with some of their fab combo meals:
Chicken wings & pint-AED 75
Fish & chips, glass of wine- AED 99
Ribs & pint of beer – AED 110

Where? Sports Cafe- JA Resorts & Hotels, Jenal Ali
When? Every Friday
Time? 7 pm onwards

7. Have a laugh at The Laughter Factory, Mövenpick Hotel JBR

Running from today until September 23, The UAE’s Selfdrive Laughter Factory is her4e. Bringing you the best in live stand-up comedy that the world has to offer, some of the biggest names launched on this very stage – don’t miss it.

The show starts at 8.30 and tickets cost AED160 each.

Get your tickets here!

The Selfdrive Laughter Factory: 15 September – September 23

6. Watch award-winning Sambizanga, Cinema Akil

The festival season has begun which means award-winning films from all over the world will take centre stage at Alserkal Avenue. Kicking off with Sambizanga, the story of Angola’s struggle for independence, a film based on a true story by director Sarah Maldoror.

When? September 15 – 20

More info and tickets here


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5. Take an ice bath challenge with Hyde Hotel Dubai and KO8 Fitness

Test your limits, discover your inner strength, and celebrate World Wellness Weekend on September 15th!

What? FREE Ice Bath Challenge

*Limited spots available, sign up here

When? On September 15th, 2023 from 9:00 am to 11:00 am

Where? At Hyde Pool Deck, 4th Floor, Hyde Hotel Dubai

Valet parking available

4. Weekend Dinner Extravaganza at 81

Kick-start the weekend with a decadent family-friendly feast at 81 Restaurant in JA Lake View Hotel.

The talented chefs will be serving a sensational buffet, allowing guests to embark on a cross-continental culinary journey, with spectacular dishes and a variety of cuisines to suit all taste palates. Expect live cooking stations and specialty dishes such as sushi, sashimi, and ouzi. Prepared fresh and with seasonal produce, the feast will have taste buds dancing to the soft tunes of the live saxophonist, flutist, and violinist.

End the evening on a sweet note with a trip to the dessert section – the traditional homemade kunafa is a must-try. For the younger guests, the kids’ corner is the ultimate hangout spot and will keep the little ones entertained for hours with face painting, an interactive magic show, and a chill-out movie area.

The chefs won’t be the only ones putting on a show-stopping performance! Guests can expect to be
entertained into the evening by the impressive belly-dancer.

Starting from AED 250 per person with soft beverages/children under 6 years of age dine for free / children aged between 6 -12 year dine with 50% off.

When? Every Friday and Saturday
Time? 6.30 pm to 11 pm | Live music: 7:15 pm and 8:15 pm | Belly dancing: 8 pm and 9pm

For more information: Call +971 4 814 5604 or email restaurant.reservation@jaresorts.com

3. Treat yo’self to a new do at Grafton Hair, JLT

Finding a hairstylist you trust in Dubai is no easy task, so when you find a great salon, it’s always worth shouting about. Blondes, if you’re looking for a new look, Grafton Hair DXB, located in JLT are specialists in blonde, balayage and extensions.

Get in touch here


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2. Hey Picasso! Try a painting workshop, various locations

We Love Art has plenty of options for confident beginners to expert artists. Perfect for an evening with the crew, these paint and grape sessions are all the rage. Booking ahead is advised.

Learn more here


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1. Catch Peppa Pig LIVE this weekend!

Parents, it’s time to prep the kiddos for a fabulous live-action show that they will never forget! This show will have your little ones laughing, singing, and more as they join Peppa Pig and her friends on a camping adventure.

PSSSST… Families are in for a treat with 15% discount when they buy 4 tickets of Gold and Silver categories at the same time.


  • September 16
    • 11am, 2pm, and 5:30pm
  • September 17
    • 11am and 2pm

Where? Coca-Cola Arena, Dubai

Don’t miss out, get ready to make unforgettable memories with the kiddos and grab your tickets NOW!

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