9 Things To Do In Dubai This Weekend That You Simply Cannot Miss Out On

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Friday and Saturday, the two most beautiful words in the English dictionary.

Two full days stretch before you to do whateverrrrr your like, (minus boring errands) and there is SO MUCH happening in Dubai this weekend.

The tricky part? Figuring out what's actually worth your time, when there are festivals, walks, parties and PLENTY of food-related fun stuff on the menu. Here's what's happening...


9 The #Guinnesstache opening party kicks off TONIGHT

Rally the crew and get yourself to McGettigan's immediately after work this evening, 'cos the OFFICIAL launch party for the #Guinnesstache competition is kicking OFF.

What's #Guinnesstache you ask?

It's an epic competition where you can WIN AED2,000 daily, simply by uploading an image to Instagram with the tag #Guinnesstache and tagging @lovindubai

And McGettigan's JLT is going all out this evening with drinks promos and a special pop-up barber shop where you can have fun with your #Guinnesstache.

PLUS, the first 50 ladies get a free Guinness and pints of the black stuff will cost everyone just AED40 from 6pm-9pm!

8. The Lovin Dubai Cruise sets sail EVERY Saturday

How good does a Saturday cruise on a mega yacht sound with all your food and drinks sorted?

Enjoy four hours aboard the Lotus Mega Yacht, complete with drinks, food, music, swimming, dancing AND a cinema room. Every Saturday, from 1pm to 5pm, depart the Dubai Marina's Pier 7 and dance the afternoon away in style on board the world's largest commercial yacht.

When? Every Saturday

Tickets start from AED199

Click here for everything you need to know

(This comp closes Thursday at 3pm - enter on Insta now)

7. Join Rare Disease Day Dubai on Kite Beach this Thursday

This day was created in 2018 by four Dubai mums of little ones with rare diseases, and following big success last year, people are invited to support people with rare diseases again this year by joining Dubai Rare Disease Day 2019 on February 28 at Kite Beach.

Over 100 countries observe this day worldwide, and in Dubai you're invited to join a short walk, followed by kite flying, music and beach activities.

For more information see here

6. Head to the tennis village for the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships

World-class tennis is happening right on our door step and though men's week is SOLD OUT, the action and atmosphere happening around the tennis village is giving you all of the reasons to head down there.

Catch all the action live on the numerous big screens, send the little 'uns to to the kids play area and basically have a ball!

Info and tickets here

5. Happy fifth birthday Q43!

And what a way to turn five! DJ Erick Morillo is in town and he'll be on the decks making sure this one's a biggies.

Book your place at this Thursday party now: ‘Thank Brunch It’s Thursday’ kicks off from 8pm - 11pm, and you'll pay just AED199 for unlimited drinks AND entry - STEAL!

More info here

4. Fridays are made for 'Brunch By The Beach' at Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE

If sand in your toes and a dip in the crystal clear Arabian Gulf sounds like a plan, read on.

Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE is bringing their popular Saturday brunch deal to the beach, and it's a beach, resto and terrace brunch happening every Friday this March.

The menu is a fab array of Mediterranean cuisine and the drinks are a dream; think free flowing sangria and spirits all afternoon long.

How much? Just AED340

When? Fridays in March 1pm - 4pm

3. The Dubai International Boat Show is BACK

Running from February 26 until March 2, this impressive event is definitely not JUST for boat experts.

Featuring the world's most exclusive yachts up close, check out epic sea toys and water shows, catch the Dubai Fishing Championship and see luxury boats in action, this is absolutely worth a day out.

More info here

2. Muggles rejoice! Harry Potter in Concert is coming to Dubai Opera

The story of the boy who lived is coming to Dubai Opera in concert form and muggles everywhere are OVER. THE. MOON.

The Armenian State Symphony Orchestra will perform the famous John Williams’ score from the film, while the full-length movie, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets will be projected in high-definition on a huge 40ft screen.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets™ In Concert: Get your tickets here

When? March 1 & 2

1. Thursdays = new brunch day. Here's one you'll love

The 'Hot Turkey' brunch has arrived and it's full on meaty-madness. Direct from the huge smoker at one of the handiest locals in Marina, the Blacksmith, if you love your meat with that full-on with smokey flavour, this brunch is for you.

It's three courses, you can have as much as you like, and the drinks FlOW.

Think smoked and rubbed meats along with sweet potato mash, mac and cheese, smoked brisket, lamb ribs and a creamy banana pudding topped with a golden Oreo and served next to a slice of pecan pie to finish.

When? every Thursday from 7pm - 11pm

AED349 inclusive of house beverages

For bookings and information, please email info@theblacksmithdubai.comor call +971 4 407 8873

Written By

Casey Fitzgerald

Outside of writing for Lovin Dubai, you'll find Casey inhaling hummus, making a constant stream of terrible puns and running around in circles.