9 FUN Activities To Do In Dubai For The Weekend

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It’s that time of the week again, the one we’ve all been anticipating: hooray for the weekend!

Without further ado, here’s a list of all the things you, your fam and friends can get unto for your TWO days off.

9. The racing season has begun, dust off your runners to take part with Team Angel Wolf!

The Team Angel Wolf fam kicked off the season at the Sharjah Aquathon at Al Hamriya, Sharjah and there’s more to come.

The family that promotes inclusivity has a big season of events lined up and there’s plenty of opportunities to get out and join them.

Learn more here.

8. Become the Fashionista of your dreams at Emaar Malls

Is Dubai Mall, Marina Mall and The Springs Souk your jam but the stores have insane prices on some fancy pieces? Then fret no more, because the end of the Dubai Summer Surprises is bringing the few final days to you with AMAZING deals on your favourite items.

Fashion, beauty, and jewellery brands are giving you up to 75% discounts, and Sport and Health & Wellness brands and giving you up to 90% discounts. You read that right! Ninety.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity starting September 2nd to 4th exclusively at Emaar Malls. If you want a better idea of the prices, see it for yourself on The Dubai Mall app. 

When: September 2nd to 4th 

Where: Dubai Mall, Marina Mall and The Springs Souk


7. ARTE at Times Square Center

Do you enjoy hand-crafted items? Are they a part of your everyday life? Or do you just like to dabble in it? Either way, ARTE is UAE’s largest pure handmade designer, art, fashion, and craft market. Over a hundred people show off their handcrafted creations. Look around the exhibit and come support local artists in their craft.

When: September 10th – 10AM to 6PM

Price: Free Entry

Where: Time Square Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road



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6. The Block – Energize and Enjoy at D3

Come one, come all! If you haven’t been to D3, you haven’t enjoyed a MAJOR portion of the art scene in Dubai. D3 features popup stores, restaurants, and so many more fun landmarks. One of the best parts of D3 is The Block.

It includes a super cool climbing wall, skatepark, basketball and volleyball courts, and a beach. Test out YOUR stamina and energy by taking advantage of these amazing activities

Price: Free Entry

Where: Dubai Design District Waterfront



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5. Watch Exquisite Birds at the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary

If you can’t be Einstein, harbour one of his interests by going birdwatching. Visit the Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary to see Flamingos, Eagles, Kingfishers, and so many more birds in their natural habitat. 

Price: Free Entry

Where: Ras Al Khor Road



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4. ‘I Thought the Streets Were Paved with Gold’ at Art Jameel

We can’t even get enough of art, and neither can Dubai. Art Jameel celebrates and features Pacita Abad’s work.

When: 8TH September to 13th February – 10AM to 8PM

Price: Free Entry

Where: Ras Al Khor Road


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3. Theatrics at AlSerkal Avenue 

Theatre is the one place it doesn’t pay to read between the lines. Excuse me for that terrible ‘play’ on words. But you know what wouldn’t be terrible at all? The play being set up by the Local theatre community in Dubai at AlSerkal Avenue. So come visit one of Dubai’s most popular locations and take part in viewing this play.

So take part in viewing this FUN play on a very relevant and important topic: Mental Health!

When: 2-4th September – 7:30PM shows

Price: Free Entry

Where: The Junction, AlSerkal Avenue

Bookings here.


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2. Vroom Vroom! Calling all the Motorcycle Fanatics 

Stressed out? We may have the solution.

There’s never a shortage of movies thankfully.

We’re adding onto your list with an unforgettable experience. Come join other motorcycle enthusiasts at the FIRST Dubai Motorcycle Film Festival next year. Watch AMAZING films from around the globe like The Boomerang, Fast Eddie, etc. Remember to reserve your seats before they sell out.

Check out the website for more details! 

When: 2-4th September [check website for screening timings]

Price: Tickets priced @ AED60

Where: Warehouse 4

1. Lavish Day at JW Marriott Marquis

Looking to pamper yourself and dine lavishly like the absolute royalty you are? JW Marriott Marquis has you completely covered. Visit the world-class Saray spa, and rejuvenate yourself with their ancient healing techniques. If the massage has made you hungry, JW Marriott Marquis offers restaurants that serve many different cuisines. Prime68 has got your back. Serving mouth-watering steaks and house beverages, this luxury dining experience will definitely leave you wanting more. If steaks aren’t your forte, the always buzzing Izakaya has sushi, teppanyaki, noodles and an array of amazing and bubbly drinks.

Additionally, Positano also offers a palatable menu that deserves tons of love. Is a brunch more up your alley? Worry not, because JW Marriott Marquis has that covered as well. Come down to The Wanderlust Brunch and enjoy the American and Italian cuisine paired with great beats!

Ladies, come over and spoil yourself with the Buy One Get One Free on selected drinks at the Vault. Soulful music and a rocking DJ is all you need for a fun ladies night + house drinks obviously. The spa and each of the restaurants mentioned here have their own deals and offers so do check them out.


When/Price: Check this out for more details

Where: JW Marriott Marquis, Sheikh Zayed Rd


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