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Here Are 11 Cool Things To Do In Dubai That You Usually Wouldn’t Do On Weekdays

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48 hours where you can COMPLETELY forget all about your work life are coming.

And there’s so much to do!

Make the most of these blue skies (there may be a sandstorm on the horizon) book your spot for the Lovin Dubai Cruise (tear! there are only two left), get a FREE breakfast at Common Grounds, hit a late dinner party and get cheap as chips drinks!

Here’s everything awesome happening in Dubai this weekend

11. Tour an organic farm plus an exclusive pre-iftar meal by Pinch

If you’ve not yet had the pleasure to munch on food from Pinch Gourmet, then you need to re-evaluate your priorities.

Pinch do catering at private events and various pop-ups and this weekend you’ll find the team serving up a whopper meal at Emirates Bio Farm. This is a once-off pop-up (for now!) with limited spaces, so early booking is advised.

Expect a pre-iftar meal using organic veg from the farm.

When? Tour from 6pm this Saturday. Dinner starts at 6.30pm

How much? AED250 per person

Drop an email to joanne@pinchgourmet.com or call 052-1547355 to make a booking

10. Hop onboard the Lovin Dubai Cruise

TWO MORE EPIC SATURDAYS AWAIT FOR THIS SEASON’S LOVIN DUBAI CRUISE.

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

9. Be the first to visit the world’s first EVER Masterchef restaurant

Gahhhhh! Fans of the tv show will be buzzing for this. The cooking show that’s so popular it’s spawned countless spinoffs worldwide has now chosen Dubai to open its very first restaurant.

MasterChef, the TV Experience restaurant itself looks identical to the show set, you’ll find dishes from previous show winners on the menu and (the very best part) diners can challenge chefs to the Mystery Box experience, where they’ll have strictly 45 minutes to whip you up something amazing (you’ll pick the base foods to ensure it’s to your taste).

This is not actually open until May 1, but they’re taking bookings NOW!

Where? Millennium Place, Dubai Marina

8. Hit Skorpeus for a dinner show you won’t forget

The Skorpeus dinner show took Dubai by storm when it launched last month and you’ve got just TWO more times to hit it before the end of the season. Think burlesque boudoir-meets-bunker vibes, with a whole lot of entertainment to go with a five course meal.

Dancers in flamboyant outfits go between a stage and the audience and each mini-show throughout the evening is related to a deadly sin.

Find it in the brand new Emerald Palace Kempinski on the Palm – this newly opened hotel is a jewel on the Dubai hotel scene and absolutely worth a visit, even if it’s just to have a gawk at the seriously impressive hotel lobby.

7 at Skorpeus runs every Thursday and Friday from 8.30pm – 11pm and your ticket includes a five-course meal plus drinks.

How much? AED300 for drinks only with show, AED350 with show and soft drinks and AED495 house drinks, food and show

7. Check out a skateboarding championship at Town Centre

An epic new skatepark has opened at Town Centre and to celebrate there’s going to be a full day of skate comps and clinics for people to give the sport a go.

Perfect for a family day out, expect bouncy castles and entertainment for the little ones.

Participation is free and the competitions will run from 4pm to 8pm – enter here.

When? Friday, April 26

Where? Town Square Recreational Park, Al Qudra Road Dubai (there’ll be a free bus service from MOE, make your way to the RAGE store and head from there)

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6. Tyga will be at BASE this Friday

BASE is turning two and they’re celebrating with a big weekend of parties, kicking off with Sheck Wes on Thursday followed by Tyga on Friday.

Friday prices? Free entry for the first 100 ladies (AED100 after) and AED150 for gents

Bookings@basedubai.com ☓ +971 55 3134 999 (Call or WhatsApp)

5. Drinks for AED15 at this Desi party

“Bollywood after midnight” is coming to the Huddle Bur Dubai this weekend. It kicks off from (you guessed it) 12am and runs till late. DJ EXON is on the decks bringing the latest Bollywood & Punjabi beats and drinks are just AED15 all night loonnnngggggg.

When? Friday night

Where? The Huddle, Bur Dubai

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4. AED1 drinks when you purchase one of the best burgers in town

Jones The Grocer is famous for its whopper wagyu burger which is why this info is particularly exciting. From Sundays through to Thursdays at Jones The Grocer Express, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club you’ll get hops for just AED1 along with your de-lish burger. Dream!

When? Every Sunday to Thursday, from 4pm to 9pm

Where? Jones The Grocer Express at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club

What a beaut!

3. Not a drill! Get free brekkie and coffee at the newly opened Common Grounds

JLT rejoice!

Common Grounds has a new location and you’ll find in Almas Tower, JLT. The same group that upended the Dubai breakfast scene with the launch of Tom & Serg, followed by The Sum of US, Brunswick and a now a third Common Grounds, are celebrating the opening by offering free breakfast and coffee this Friday and Saturday,

You’ll be able to choose from popular breakfast dishes and their locally roasted Encounter coffee choice

When? April 26 and 27 from 9am to 12pm

2. Hit the new late night Thursday party in town

The Palm is heaving with new restos to check out and Matagi is one to watch. Bringing you a new late night party every Thursday, at the pan Asian steakhouse that mixes kitchen shows, fantastic flavours and dinner party vibes.

Where? Mantra at Matagi

When? Thursdays from 9pm-midnight

For details and bookings, call +97142488850

1. The Sketchers performance run is happening at Ripe Market this Friday

Complete the run, then treat yourself to some delish eats at Ripe!

The Sketchers Performance Run is back with a new location, now you’ll find it at the Ripe Market at the Dubai Police Academy – across from the Mall of the Emirates.

Choose the 10km, 5km, or 2.5km Family Run (kids under 12 can choose either the 2.5km or 5km and run for free when accompanied by an adult)

When? Friday, April 26 from 6am


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