January Blues Begone: Here Are 7 Amazing Things To Do In Dubai This Weekend


We made it!

The second weekend of January is here and the cloud that hangs over the darkest month of the year is finallllllly beginning to lift.

And while the mad rush of events through November and December have thankfully taken a breather, there’s still PLENTY to keep you occupied in Dubai this weekend, with sales to keep your credit card flexed, new spots to try and beach clubs to hang at.

Here are 7 cool things you need to check out


7. The Lovin Dubai Cruise sets sail EVERY Saturday

How good does a Saturday cruise on a mega yacht sound with all your food and drinks sorted?

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

6. Experience Porsche at the beach at La Mer

If you’ve yet to check out this funky beachside cafe that combines food and sports cars, use this opportunity and just go!

Sit back and tuck into the extensive menu which covers everything from sushi, salads, colourful fruit smoothies to extremely tempting desserts, while car lovers can book a test drive and learn more about Porsche from the pros.

Find it at Smoky Beach, La Mer.

5. Hit up a new Greek restaurant

A charming and authentic Greek restaurant decked out in blues and whites is the perfect place to while away a winter’s day over a long lunch or dinner with friends this weekend.

Ammos is the new, Rixos Premium located al fresco restaurant, where you’ll feel like you’ve stepped onto an island the moment you walk in. The seafood here is the highlight prepared by award-winning chef Dimitris Lazarou. Who needs a holiday where we have this beautiful spot in town.

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4. Help the animals and get a cute calendar for the new year

The New Year is here and if you’re sticking to those resolutions of getting organised, a stylish calendar from the good folk at K9 friends should be your go-to.

The calendars are just AED50 and the proceeds go to K9 friends, a Dubai based rescue and shelter for dogs. Get yours (and one for all or your mates) at the LimeTree Cafe.

3. Make use of the gorgeous weather at a fabulous pool day

If this weather isn’t made for a pool day, we don’t know what is. And luckily we live in Dubai, where there are PLENTY of gorge pools to choose from.

For a spot that ticks all the boxes, make your way to Azure at Rixos Premium, JBR with views for days of the Ain Dubai and Dubai waters, AND its got some amazing January deals to take advantage of.

Enjoy Azure Beach’s spectacular week-day deal, from Sundays to Thursdays, with the entry fee just AED100.

More info about Azure here

2. Visit the amazing Charlotte Tilbury Wonderland at Dubai Mall

Make up lovers, if you’re a fan of Charlotte Tilbury make your way to Dubai Mall Waterfront Promenade where you’ll find a carnival-esque stand created just for beauty fiends. Until January 19, there’ll be live make-up demos and tutorials showcasing the new blusher and palette in ‘pillow talk’ along with the chance to win some Charlotte Tilbury goodies – DREAM!

1. The legendary Rick Ross is performing at Drai’s

The popular beach-club turned night spot is banishing those Jan blues with a huge party this Friday.

Ladies, it’s free entry for you until 1am and open bar until 1am too – sorted! Arrive anytime after 1am and you’ll pay AED200 (this includes two free drinks).

Gents pay AED200 with two drinks until 1am and AED300 (including three drinks) after 1am

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