12 magnificent things to do in Dubai this weekend: Nov 3 to 5
Stuck for ideas?
The search for the best things to do in Dubai at the weekend isn’t exactly the easiest endeavour. Why? Because there are so many options – like live performances, foodie experiences, fun fitness challenges, Dubai’s first Christmas market, and more.
Without further ado, here is our shortlist of 12 magnificent things to do in Dubai this weekend:
Friday, November 3
Slurp down a bowl of noodles at the Ugly Noodles pop-up, 25hours Hotel
Chopsticks at the ready. Dubai’s popular noodle bar, Ugly Noodles is hosting another cool pop-up at the 25hours hotel this weekend from 12pm to 10pm. Slurp down a bowl of mouthwatering noodles including Dan Dan noodles and other Hong Kong classics such as Wagyu beef cumin skewers, and Sichuan wontons. Don’t leave without trying the new dessert and drinks for Karak Inc.
Nomad Day Bar, 25hours Hotel, One Central, Trade Centre, Dubai. November 3 to 12, 12pm to 10pm. @25hourshoteldubai
Dine for Palestine
This Friday from 7pm, Michelin Green Star-awarded Teible is hosting Hearts for Harvest, a vegan dining experience in aid of Palestine. Tickets for the event are priced at Dhs200 and all proceeds go to support Palestinians in Gaza. Some ingredients on the vegan menu have been thoughtfully sourced from Palestine, as well as seasonal local produce.
Check out a new evening brunch
Greek hotspot Ammos, located in Rixos Premium Dubai JBR, hosts an exciting evening brunch from 8pm to 11pm every Friday. The Thalassa brunch features a free flow of Greek classics such as tzatziki, melitzanosalata, taramosalata, kalamaraki, fresh Greek salad, seafood salad and more. The highlight of the brunch is the live roaming band – Gavin and the Supernovas – who will entertain all night long.
Ammos, Rixos Premium Dubai JBR, Dubai, Fridays, 8pm to 11pm, Tel: (0) 52 777 9473, @ammosgreekdubai
Party all night with Black Coffee
Grammy Award-winning DJ Black Coffee is no stranger to Dubai, having performed in the city on many occasions. Welcoming the Dubai season, he’ll be gracing the decks of a new White Dubai pop-up once again this Friday. Doors open at 6pm so you can secure your spot on the dancefloor early. Tickets are to go live later this week, and start from Dhs100. There are also VIP tables available. Do note, that the event is strictly 21 plus. Read more here.
White Dubai presents Black Coffee, Dubai Harbour, Fri Nov 3. @whitedubai
Saturday, November 4
Stretch it out with a free morning yoga class
As the hot and humid weather fades and the roads become busier, we’re officially prepping ourselves for Dubai winter. That means alfresco dining, desert camping, road trips, beach weekends, all the season’s new openings and reopenings, and the return of the beloved Ripe Market. This weekend at Ripe Market, visitors can take part in free mindfulness sessions including yoga at 9am or 5pm on Saturday and Sunday, plus there’s also a breathwork and sound healing with aromatherapy session on Sunday morning. The Ripe Market will be donating the gate fees to the Emirates Red Crescent, matching the amount, in solidarity with Palestine.
The Ripe Market, Academy Park, Al Sufouh, 9am to 9pm Sat, 9am to 7pm Sun. Dhs5 entry. Tel: (@ripemarket
Sing your heart out to Taylor Swift
The Eras Tour film is officially hitting the big screens in Dubai. Swifties were disappointed that Taylor Swift’s World Tour didn’t quite make it to the UAE, however we now have the next best thing. The film promises to be a concert experience with breathtaking and cinematic views of the record-breaking tour. Filmgoers are encouraged to wear the best Swiftie attire and friendship bracelets are encouraged. Tickets are priced at Dhs130 for standard and Dhs150 for IMAX.
The Eras Tour, in cinemas November 3 across the UAE. voxcinemas.com
Experience this one-off four-hands dinner experience at Atlantis The Royal
Foodies, Atlantis Hotel’s popular culinary month is back. The month-long festival has been packed with tasty set menus, masterclasses, celebrity chefs, and more. This weekend, for a decadent afternoon tea experience, guests can tempt their tastebuds at The Royal Tearoom with Paul Occhipinti, a Meilleur Ouvrier de France award winner, and Atlantis The Royal’s Christophe Devoille. This unique collaboration is taking place on November 4 and 5 from 2pm to 5pm and is priced at Dhs590 for two.
The Royal Tearoom, Atlantis The Royal, Dubai. atlantis.com
See Nile Rodgers live
Bla Bla Dubai’s brand new outdoor stage is seeing quite a stylish inauguration, as the one and only Nile Rodgers is set to take the stage with his band, CHIC, on November 4 for a retro nostalgia fest of pure easy listening disco vibes. Tickets are priced at Dhs350.
Bla Bla Dubai, Saturday, November 4. Dhs350. dubai.platinumlist.net
Sunday, November 5
Stock up on local produce at Alserkal’s Farmers’ Market
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Now up and running at Dubai’s Alserkal Avenue on Sundays, the Organic Farmer’s Market is a great way to stock up on fresh local produce and the perfect way to spend a weekend morning with family. Leave indoor grocery shopping for the summer months and make the most of the great weather by taking a morning stroll the stalls in front of the A4 Space by Alserkal. Visitors can shop for farm-fresh vegetables, fruits, herbs, dairy products, eggs, honey, and more. Alserkal will match all proceeds made by the farmers and donate to the Tarahum for Gaza campaign.
Farmers’ Market, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai. Sundays from 1pm. alserkal.online
Kickstart Dubai Fitness Challenge
Dubai Fitness Challenge is here, jam-packed with fun fitness events up and down the city. The new Dubai South Run kicks off from the Dubai South HQ Building with a flat and fast course that travels through the neighbourhood. Runners can choose between a 3km and single-lap 5km loop or double it for 10km. Finishers will receive medals, certificates, race timings, photographs and some tasty after-event snacks in the event village. The race starts at 4.30pm and is priced at Dhs50.
Dubai South Run, November 5, 4.30pm. Dhs50. premieronline.com
Check out Dubai’s first festive market
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Nothing brings in those festive feels more than a winter market and if you’re already counting down the days, you’re in luck because the Winter Garden at Habtoor Palace Dubai is now open. Tickets are priced at Dhs25 (fully redeemable on F&B inside the market).
Winter Garden, Habtoor Palace Dubai. November 1 to January 31. 4pm to 12am. @wintergardendubai
Cool down with Dhs1 ice cream
Popular milkshake spot Keventers is celebrating opening its eighth location and food truck in City Walk by offering its first 150 customers Dhs1 ice cream this Sunday. Run, don’t walk…
Keventers, City Walk, opposite Canadian University. Tel:(0)43491151 . keventers.ae