15 things to do in Dubai this weekend
It’s the end of the month, so let’s see it out with a bang…
The weekend is nearly here, and we can’t wait. Whether it’s seeing a One Direction alumni for Dhs15, hitting up a deep house party or the annual Dubai World Cup, we’re making sure you see the month out in a big way.
Here’s 15 things to do in Dubai this weekend.
Thursday March 29
Take advantage of a 10-hour happy hour
Launching this week and running every Thursday after, Le Petit Belge Business Bay will be offering up a 10-hour happy hour from 4pm to close (at 2am) to kick off the weekend without breaking the bank.
Le Petit Belge, Hilton Doubletree Business Bay, 4pm to 2am, Thursdays. Tel: (04) 56 46 538. More info on website
Head to a deep house party
Cielo Sky Lounge at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club is hosting deep house legend DJ Ahmet Kilic tonight. Taking to the decks at Cielo for the first time, Ahmet has come all the way from Turkey for a memorable party night, with jaw-dropping views, incredible tunes and crafty drinks.
Cielo, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Thursday March 29, from 9pm. Tel: (04) 161 1800. Email email@example.com
Tuck into a dinner by an award-winning chef
Private members club Capital Club is hosting three nights of private dinners from Thursday to Saturday with award-winning chef Tony Singh. The six-course limited edition tasting menu will be priced at Dhs650 per head, with a wine pairing priced at an additional Dhs350.
Capital Club, Gate Village, DIFC, 7.30pm onwards, Thursday to Saturday, Dhs650 food only, Dhs950 with wine pairing. Tel: (04) 364 0111. More info on website
Learn about the UAE’s heritage and culture
The Al Marmoon Heritage Festival kicks off at the Dubai Camel Racing Club today, and is a great place to learn more about the Emirati way of life through music, cuisine, arts & crafts and more. The festival will run until April 12, with opportunities to watch camel races, too.
Dubai Camel Racing Club, Al Marmoom, March 29 to April 12, 4pm to 10pm. More info on website
Friday March 30
Hunt for Easter eggs
A massive 10,000-egg hunt is set to take place around the Madinat Jumeirah today, and all you have to do is head to Friday brunch at Jumeirah Al Qasr, Jumeirah Mina A’Salam or Jumeirah Al Naseem’s Friday Lunch at Rockfish to take part. Prizes include free meals and drinks valid at over 50 restaurants, pool and beach access passes, spa treatments at Talise spa, water sports activities and much more. Oh, and while we’re at it, here are 10 more places to celebrate Easter in Dubai.
Madinat Jumeirah, Friday March 30, 11.30am to 4pm. Tel: (04) 432 3232. More info on website
Check out a new family-friendly brunch
All-day restaurant Sloane’s at Grosvenor House Dubai has launched a brand new family-friendly brunch. From 1pm to 4pm, expect a live saxophonist, extensive seafood buffet, dessert counter and plenty of activities to keep the kids entertained.
Sloane’s, Grosvenor House, 1pm to 4pm, Fridays, Dhs395 soft, Dhs495 house. Tel: (04) 317 6000. More info on website
Head to a free family fun day
After an action-packed second season, Rise Dubai Creek Harbour is set to close this weekend with two days of free family fun. The final-weekend will feature the largest collection of food vendors, workshops, arts and crafts, live performances by seasoned and young artists, and outdoor cinemas.
Rise, Dubai Creek Harbour, 12pm to 10pm, Friday and Saturday, free. More info on website
Check out a brand new brunch
The Mucha Lucha Brunch at Luchador in the Aloft Palm Jumeirah hotel combines Mexican cuisine, colourful cocktails, incredible views, and all things fiesta. You’ll get unlimited servings of 12 Mexican favourites, including tacos, guac, ceviches and churros, plus a live band and DJ are on hand to provide toe-tapping Latin tunes.
Luchador, Aloft Palm Jumeirah, Fridays, 12.30pm to 4pm. Dhs195 for soft, Dhs295 for house, Dhs395 for sparkling. Tel: (04) 247 5550. More info on website
See a (nearly) free Liam Payne concert
Former One Direction member Liam Payne will be performing at Global Village tonight. Entry to the gig is included in the Global Village ticket price, which is just Dhs15. The singer will take to the Main Cultural Stage at 9pm.
Global Village, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, Friday March 30, 4pm to midnight, Dhs15. More info on website
Brunch at a sleek new European hotspot
It’s home to one of our favourite terraces in the city, and now Al Habtoor City hotspot Babiole has just launched a brand new Friday brunch. The three and a half hour package serves up a four course tasting menu to the table alongside unlimited drinks. Expect a lively party vibe.
Babiole, The Westin, Al Habtoor City, 12.30pm to 4pm, Fridays, Dhs395. Tel: 056 515 4665. More info on Facebook
Saturday March 31
Head along to the Dubai World Cup
Whether you’re there for the fashion or the form on the furlongs, dust off your best hat and head to the annual Dubai World Cup at Meydan.
Medyan Hotel and Grandstand, Dubai, Saturday March 31, general admission from Dhs40, children under 12 free. Tel: (04) 327 2110. More info on website
Work up a sweat with a free fitness class
Community fitness group, Fitness in DXB will be hosting a series of free exercise classes at The Beach by Meraas this weekend. On Saturday, starting at 9am, ladies can join the Business Body Workout the brand new class debuting at 6P Gym followed by a core class with Louisa Batt.
Fitness in DXB, 6P Gym Al Quoz and The Beach, JBR, from 9am, Saturday March 31, free. Tel: (052) 660 5623. More info on website
Entertain the kids with a carnival
Golden Mile Galleria will transform into a colourful carnival this weekend. Keep the kids entertained with face painting, archery, a magic talent show, a specially created arts and crafts area and classic carnival games such as ring toss, hoop shoot, basketball, Jenga and soccer darts.
Golden Mile Galleria, The Palm Jumeirah, Friday and Saturday, free. Tel (04) 390 3333. More info on website
Find your zen with full moon yoga
Soul Wellness & Spa at Sheraton Grand Hotel, Dubai will host a full moon yoga session on Saturday, March 31, from 7.30pm until 8.30pm. It will be held on the 54th floor spa, with stunning views out across Dubai.
Soul Wellness & Spa, Sheraton Grand Hotel, 7.30pm to 8.30pm, Saturday March 31, Dhs80. Tel: (04) 503 4100. More info on website
Take part in a free art tour around Satwa
Satwa is packed with hidden gems, and today you have the opportunity to uncover them on a ‘Throwback Art Tour’ with Rove Hotels and local artist Dina Sami. The free tour will depart from Rove Trade Centre – you’ll be able to enjoy refreshments in The Daily restaurant before taking a bus to explore Satwa’s rich heritage and charm.
Rove Trade Centre, Saturday March 31, 10am to 1pm. Free. Register for the tour here.