Looking for things to do this weekend? Look no further… 

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 pasta-making workshops, a new brunch, a wellness morning in the sky, live performances, and more.

Without further ado, here is our shortlist of 12 wonderful things to do in Dubai this weekend:

Friday, May 31

Snag a beauty bargain

Don’t miss the highly anticipated Beauty Solutions warehouse sale from May 31 to June 2, 9am to 5pm. Score amazing deals on top brands like Rodial, Nuface, Colour Wow, Bondi Sands, and more, with prices starting as low as Dhs5. Head to Warehouse 3, near Pidilite, Dubai Investment Park 2 for all your summer skincare, haircare, and beauty needs.

Beauty Solutions Warehouse Sale, Warehouse 3, Dubai Investment Park 2, Dubai. May 31 to June 2, 9am to 5pm. @beautysolutionsme

Enjoy an authentic Mexican breakfast

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If you’re a lover of food, art, and Mexican culture, Alserkal’s new home-grown all-day dining spot, Lila Molino, is a must-visit and a soul-warming home away from home. Breakfast is served daily from 8am to 12pm, featuring a variety of delicious Mexican dishes such as breakfast tacos with lamb chorizo, fresh chilaquiles, steak and eggs, griddled breakfast torta, or, for those with a sweet tooth, sweetcorn and blackberry pancakes. While you’re there, be sure to enjoy a fresh coffee from the in-house roastery and shop authentic Mexican handicrafts and local farm produce from the concept store downstairs.

Lila Molino & Café, Warehouse 18, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai. Tuesday to Sunday, 8am to 6pm. Closed Mondays. @lilamolino

Dance the night away

This Friday, get the girls together and head to Miss Lily’s, Dubai’s beloved Caribbean hotspot, for an electrifying night with DJ Dave Nunes. The 23-year-old Dutch DJ and producer, known for his unique blend of soul, Latin, and afro genres, will be spinning tracks that will have you dancing all night long. Feast your way through Jamaican and Caribbean sharing plates and cocktails before moving over to the dance floor for an unforgettable night at the yaad.

Miss Lily’s, Sheraton Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Friday, May 31, from 11.30pm til late. Tel: (0)4 356 2900 @misslilysdxb

Saturday, June 1

Recharge with a wellness morning

Start your weekend off right and join the new wellness workshop at Aura Skypool, taking place every Saturday for Dhs475 per person. The experience begins at 6.30am with a 45 minute Hot Vinyasa class, followed by a breathwork and meditation session at 7:15 am. Then at 8am, escape the summer heat with a Wim Hof ice bath session. Conclude your transformative morning with a delightful breakfast at 9am, featuring options like blueberry acai bowl, miso eggs benedict, and mixed berry pancakes with chantilly cream.

Aura Skypool, The Palm Tower, Palm Jumeirah, Saturdays from 6.30am. Dhs475 per person. @auraskypool

Try a new brunch

Paying homage to the Spanish tradition of brunch, La Comida invites guests to enjoy fantastic food, lively music and an unmatched ambiance. This new fiesta features an expertly crafted, sharing-style set menu. Start with tapas that includes salpicon de pulpo, croquetas with wild mushroom and truffle aioli and gambas al ajillo. Venture onto paella de langosta, bomba rice with lobster and octopus.

La Niña, ICD Brookfield Place, Sat, 12.30pm to 4pm, Dhs325 soft, Dhs450 house, Dhs550 house and bubbles. Tel: (0)4 395 1300. @laninadubai

Enjoy the sounds of a sensational composer

When it comes to scoring blockbusters, few Hollywood composers come close to the likes of Hans Zimmer. He is the man behind the stirring music of Gladiator, The Dark Knight, Top Gun: Maverick, The Lion King, Pirates of the CaribbeanInterstellar, Dune and more. He will be joined on stage by his 45-piece world-class band including Tina Guao on the cello, Pedro Eustache on the winds, and many of the vocal artists from the original soundtracks. The last time Zimmer was in Dubai was in January 2023, and his concert was so popular that a last-minute extra date was added to the schedule. And he did it again this time because Coca-Cola Arena announced the second date (June 1) to keep up with the ticket demands. Purchase it on coca-cola-arena.com and hanszimmerlive.com. Prices start from Dhs299.

Coca-Cola Arena, City Walk, Dubai, June 1, 9pm, from Dhs299. Tel: (800) 223388. coca-cola-arena.com 

Get football crazy

One for the football fans… The newly-opened theme park, Real Madrid World, is hosting the Champions League Finals live on Saturday night. Experience the excitement as Real Madrid faces Borussia Dortmund in their 18th Champions League final, with the match shown on a large screen set in front of the iconic La Cibeles Fountain replica. Tickets are priced at Dhs200 per person, fully redeemable on food and drinks at Hala Madrid Restaurant, entertainment by DJ Tala Samman, and various entertainment acts starting from 9pm.

Real Madrid World, Dubai Parks & Resorts, Saturday, June 1, 9pm to 1am. Dhs200 per person fully redeemable. dubaiparksandresorts.com/ @realmadridworlddubai

Sunday, June 2

Tuck into a Sunday roast

Get your roast dinner fix at Caro steakhouse, located in the Fairmont Hotel on Sheikh Zayed Road, every Sunday from 12pm to 4pm. Enjoy succulent 30-day dry-aged beef carved to perfection at your table, accompanied by classic trimmings like cauliflower cheese, honey-glazed parsnips, carrots, braised red cabbage, Yorkshire pudding, and pulled slow-cooked beef cheek. Choose from a two or three-course set menu, priced at Dhs200 and Dhs250 respectively.

Caro, The Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Sundays from 12pm to 4pm. @caro.dxb

Take a pasta workshop

Looking for a wholesome weekend activity with friends and family? This Sunday, home-grown family-run pasta atelier Polline is hosting a pasta workshop at 4.30pm. For Dhs190 per person, learn how to make your fresh pasta from scratch before filling your boots with a three-course meal. And don’t worry, it’s just a stone’s throw away from the beach so you can walk it all off after. Sign up via their Instagram page below.

Polline, Beach Walk Boutique Hotel, Umm Suqeim, Dubai. Daily 7.30pm to 10pm. Tel: (0)4 328 8930. @pollinedxb

Shop local at an indoor market


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The beloved Ripe Market may close its Academy Park location through the summer, but as it moves to its indoor locations, it’s popping up at a new destination – The Link at One Za’abeel. Taking place every Saturday and Sunday from June 1 to September 1 from 11am to 6pm, you can head to Arrazuna to shop artisanal goods, delicious treats, and unique finds.

The Ripe Market, Arrazuna, The Link, One Za’abeel, 11am to 6pm, Sat and Sun. @ripemarket

Get a taste of Italy

Prepare to be whisked away to Sicily at Signor Sassi’s one-time-only Evviva Brunch this Sunday, celebrating Italian National Day. Enjoy a vibrant Sicilian party with a dynamic DJ set by Charlelie, thrilling live performances, and a bountiful sharing menu of traditional Italian dishes. Highlights include pizzetta spicy salame, vitello tonnato, classic Sicilian arancini, homemade tiramisu, and refreshing granita. Choose from three beverage packages starting at Dhs425. Join the festivities from 1pm and experience an unforgettable Sunday filled with lively music, delicious food, and free-flowing cocktails.

Signor Sassi, St Regis Gardens, Palm Jumeirah. Sunday, June 2, from 1pm. Dhs425 (soft), Dhs545 (house), Dhs775 (premium). Tel:(0)4 278 4848. @signorsassidubai

Laugh out loud at a comedy gig

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British comedian, Russell Kane was in Dubai last year in January 2023, and he is set to return on June 2, once again performing at the Theatre by QE2. He will be hitting the stage and tickling your funny bone with his sharp wit and storming physical comedy. Tickets for the show are priced from Dhs175 and can be purchased here. Do note, that audience members ages 16 to 20 need to be accompanied by an individual aged 21 years or older.

Russell Kane, Theatre by QE2, Queen Elizabeth 2,  Port Rashid, Dubai, June 2 at 7pm (doors open at 6.30pm), ticket prices from Dhs175. Tel: (0)58 838 3107. theatrebyqe2.com

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