It’s the weekend (finally!) and you’re about to be blown away by the sheer range of activity options you’ve got to choose from.
Like what, you ask?
Say ahoy! You can hop on board the Lovin Dubai Crusie, (this Saturday and ‘erry Saturday peeps!) take part in a mountain-biking marathon, (this one ain’t for newbies) hit some class new Saturday brunches and bear in mind: Australia Day falls on Sunday and if you want to lend a hand and aid bushfire relief in Dubai, you’ve got options.
Here are all the amazing events happening in Dubai and Abu Dhabi this weekend
9. There’s a free comedy gig happening at UBK on Friday night
Love comedy shows. Love free ones even more!
UBK, your favourite chill JLT bar is bringing you the best in stand up comedy this Friday at 9pm. Local comedians erik Thornquist, Jonathan Boulton, Osman Rohail & Salman Quresh all taking the stage on the same night. Expect LOLS galore.
Call 044380000 for more info or check out UBK on IG!
8. Gahhhh! Robbie Williams is playing at The Pointe
The entertainer is back. Known for being the ultimate stage talent, we expect no less than the best from the ex-Take That comes to The Pointe this Friday.
7. Hop onboard The Lovin Dubai Cruise for a brill Saturday brunch partaayyyy
For a Saturday party look no further! This is the Lotus Mega Yacht that lives in Dubai Marina and comes complete with a pool, a cinema, a BBQ a buffet, a DJ, drinks and so much more is ready for you, your family and your mates.
- Tickets at AED199 -food, soft drinks
- AED299 – regular brunch
- AED499 – VIP brunch
- Kids under 5 go free
VIP brunch? Get access to the VIP area with private jacuzzi, premium drinks and bubbles
The Cruise departs from Dubai Marina (next to Pier 7) and passes Atlantis, The Palm and reaches the Burj Al Arab.
Dates: Every Saturday from 12.30pm to 4.30pm
6. Support bushfire relief on Australia Day weekend
Following months of devastating bushfires, now hail, dust storms and even floods are causing even more damage, as the ferocious bush fire season rages on. And the damage caused thus far is untold.
In the last number of weeks, Dubai residents have been working hard to aid flood relief. And now, in time for Australia Day on Sunday, January 26, there are a couple of big events where you can show your support.
Here are 3 ways you can support bushfire relief in Dubai in the next couple of days
5. An epic mountain bike event is happening
Bikers, brace yourselves. A demanding long-distance cross-country marathon (XCM) race is coming!
This will be a test of your endurance, where you’ll need to cover mountain terrain, taking in some incredible scenery along the way. Note: There are two categories, based on distance and difficulty.
Find the start-line at JA Hatta Fort Hotel, all entrants get a goody bag, photo service, hydration and nutritional support along with manual timing.
When? Friday, January 24
More info here
4. A full weekend of adventure at the JA Resorts and Hotels
With the Omega Dubai Desert Classic happening this weekend, JA Resorts are putting on an amazing itinerary of events.
On Friday, you can go horseriding, Saturday, try kayaking and Sunday is reserved for archery! Get your adventurous-spirits out to this activity-resort each and every day to give these a go! Cya there!
3. Torno Subito has a great new lazy Saturday lunch for you to try
This restaurant brings new meaning to beach chic. Step inside and you’re transported back to 1950s Italy, with funky retro artwork and decor, bright parasols, matching (beached) rowboats and changing stations, this spot is PERFECT for a long, lazy Saturday sprawl.
And now it’s got a fab lunch that’s 10010% worth your time.
This is a taste of Italy, so the brunch menu is big on everything Italy does best. Think sharing style, with lots of pasta, bread, pizza, plus a fantastic Torno Subito speciality tiramisu and there’s even an adorable gelato cart. It does not get much cuter than this.
How much? Prices from AED349 (soft drinks) AED499 (house drinks)
When? Saturday, 1pm – 4pm
More deets about Torno Subito here.
2. Get on the road and visit Abu Dhabi – there’s so much going on!
Each and every weekend, the capital has so much on offer, and whether you’ve visited once, twice, or more, you’ve still got so many reasons to visit.
This weekend, in particular, has something for everyone.
The Emirates Drift Championship, Bride Abu Dhabi, & Weekends at Al Hosn are all taking place. See Abu Dhabi Calendar and get the full lowdown on each.
1. Iris has a new Saturday sunset brunch
Along with a new location, (people are already flocking to the new Iris located in Meydan each and every weekend) Iris has just launched a new Saturday sunset brunch.
Keen? Book your spot now, if Fridays are anything to go by, this one will fill fast.
When? Saturdays from 3pm until 8pm (that’s five hours peeps!)
How much? AED250 food and mocktails, AED360 (food, wine and beer) AED420 (food, spirits, cocktails, prosecco, wine and beer) AED520 (champagne, spirits, cocktails, prosecco, house wine and beer)
Drinks only packages start from AED320