Things to do in Dubai this weekend
What’s On has a list of things to do in Dubai this weekend, including opening parties, markets and activities.
You know that moment on a Thursday afternoon when your work buddy asks what you’re doing this weekend and your mind goes blank? Well worry no more, friends, because What’s On has the perfect solution, whatever mood you are in.
THURSDAY, JULY 30
The Outlawz at The Music Room
If you’re a fan of old school rap, this is one you can’t miss. Tupac Shakur’s hip-hop collective The Outlawz are set to play down at The Music Room for one night only.
The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai, 7pm, Dhs150. Tel: (04) 3598889. themusicroomdubai.com
Dive into a pool party
Rixos The Palm has launched Mojito Nights – a new evening promotion where revelers can enjoy an evening by the pool sipping Mojitos, listening to house music against the iconic backdrop of the Palm Jumeirah and Dubai’s skyline. Available every Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 6pm to 10pm.
Rixos The Palm, Dubai, Thur to Sat, 6pm to 10pm, Dhs150. Tel: (04) 4575555. thepalmdubai.rixos.com
Zero Gravity House Party
The Zero Gravity House Party returns tonight from 8pm to 11pm, at the all-inclusive price of Dhs295. This gives guests exclusive access to the upper deck where you can move between bars and food stations – eating and drinking as much as you want.
Zero Gravity, Dubai Marina, Dhs295, 8pm to 11pm. Tel: (04) 3990009. 0-gravity.ae
BORDEL at Cirque le Soir
Head down to the Cirque le Soir this Thursday as they play host to Remy Kersten, one of the most famous and talented international French DJs of the new generation. After playing in legendary clubs all around the world, it seems Remy has stopped by Dubai to bring you a night like no other in one of the most unique clubs in the region.
Fairmont Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai, 10:30pm – 3am, free admission. Tel: (04) 3324900. cirquelesoir.com.
FRIDAY, JULY 31
Kayaking at sunrise or sunset
RIVA Beach Club and Ignite Surface have extended their hours from 6am through to 7pm, which means you can catch the early rays, or cooler evening climate with a paddle boarding (SUP) or kayaking session. For the real fitness fanatics, after a session on the water, guests can also use the gym facilities for the August price of Dhs100, which is fully redeemable on all ordered food and drink.
Riva Beach Club, The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai. Tel: 04-4309466. riva-beach.com
Hip-Hop at Movida
Fans of hip-hop and RnB tunes might want to try the new Movida night, Hip Hop By Nature taking place every Friday. Dubai’s DJ BLISS is the evening’s resident DJ and there’s a promise of international A-list guests attending.
Radisson Royal Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, Tel: (055) 1744449. movida-dubai.com
Night Vibes at Tamanya Terrace
HASH HENDREX is is being whisked away straight from her gig at tINI and the Gangs Ibiza weekly for this night at the Radisson Blu in Media City.
Tamanya Terrace, Radisson Blu, Dubai Media City, Dubai, 7pm to 3am, free (before 8pm), Dhs50 (before 9pm), Dhs80 (before 11pm), Dhs100 (after 11pm). facebook.com/events/416226071895579
Get active at Dubai Sports World
This temporary temple of sports is back at Dubai World Trade Centre with loads of new sports and activities to lace up for. What’s On takes a look at the latest additions as well as some old favourites. Read on for a list of activities at Dubai Sports World.
June 21 to August 29
Dubai World Trade Centre, 8am to 1am daily during Ramadan, 8am to midnight after Ramadan. Tel: (04) 3064000. Metro: World Trade Centre. dubaisportsworld.ae
Enjoy a staycation
Stay in a deluxe room on a Thursday or Friday and you’ll get brunch for two with soft drinks at either Sloane’s or Toro Toro for Dhs600 per person. The deal runs until September 12. Read on for more staycation deals.
Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa, Al Sofouh, Dubai. Tel: (04) 3998888. Taxi: Grosvenor House. grosvenorhouse-dubai.com
Invasion at The Act Dubai
Expect electronic vibes as Invasion is taken over by electronic musician and vocalist Kenny Glasgow.
The Act Dubai, Shangri La Hotel, Dubai, 11pm – 3am, free admission. Tel: (04) 3551116. theactdubai.com
PARADISO at Cavalli Club
To celebrate the newly launched fragrance by Roberto Cavalli, the nightclub is hosting a special Paradiso music night complete with cocktails and celebrated DJs.
The Fairmont Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, 10pm to 3am. Tel: (800) 2282554. firstname.lastname@example.org
Sing at K Lounge at Souk Madinat
This small yet upscale karaoke bar in the Souk Madinat is kitted out with plush purple leather booths and neon lighting. At the back of the room you’ll find a bar with a miniature stage, and a smoke machine that’s straight out of an old music video.
K Lounge, Souk Madinat, Dubai, Tue to Sat 8pm to late. Tel (04) 4585858. klounge.ae.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 1
New afternoon tea
Spend a lazy day at The Lotus Lounge at Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa with a cup of tea in one hand and a scone in the other, before making your way through a selection of other sweet and savoury treats at this new Afternoon Tea venue.
The Lotus Lounge, Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, Sat to Thur 2pm to 5pm, Dhs145. Tel: (04) 5678304. dubai-palm.anantara.com
Chill out Saturdays at Sho Cho
With breathtaking views, and a delicious menu stocked full of your favourite Japanese delicacies – Sho Cho Japanese restaurant and lounge is a perfect location to enjoy a delicious range of seafood and house drinks with your friends and family on a Saturday.
Dubai Marine Beach Resort and Spa, Jumeirah 1, Dubai, 7pm – 3am. Tel: (04) 3461111. sho-cho.com
Wander through Ripe Market – (indoor edition)
The alfresco market experience is coming inside for summer. Shop for arts and crafts, fashion, jewellery, kids items, gifts and homeware. There’s also the usual array organic groceries from Ripe, including fresh organic fruits and veggies, eggs, local honey, superfoods, tea, gluten free items and more.
Times Square Centre, Dubai, Sat 9am to 2pm. Tel: (04) 3790441. ripeme.com
Gourmet restaurant tour
Head down to the Jumeirah Emirates Towers for the new Gastronomer’s Dinner. It begins with with an amuse-bouche, starters and a cocktail at Alta Badia, followed by a main course at The Rib Room and then desserts, a mixology class and a cocktail at The Ivy.
Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Dubai, daily, 7.30pm, Dhs750. Tel: (04) 3665866. jumeirah.com