The time for you to live your very best life draws near.. and Dubai is the very best place to do it.
Whether that means hitting a house festival, checking out a new brunch, partying on a boat or simply binging on Netflix (if you haven’t already watched The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story, do it now) you’ve got 54 beautiful hours to do it (‘cos the weekend starts at exactly 6pm on Thursday… AMIRITE?!).
Here it is: 13 bangin’ things to do in Dubai this weekend
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13. Put Lock, Stock & Barrel, Barsha Heights on your hit list this weekend
Your weekend won’t be complete unless you hit the OG of edgy bars in Barsha Heights.
With a DAILY happy hour kicking off from 4pm and running till 8pm, this is ideal for after-work drinks where you’re guaranteed great music and a brill crowd, and the party here goes OFF for the entire night.
Can’t make it this weekend? The new ladies night every Tuesday means three free drinks for ladies and a bangin’ food menu; AED40 for one dish, AED99 for three. Dream!
12. The Lovin Dubai Cruise has been extended for four more weeks
Due to popular demand, more dates have been added and there is simply no better way to spend your Saturday.
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
11. Treat yourself to an utterly luxurious pampering sesh at Atlantis, The Palm
For sheer relaxation the luxurious spa at Atlantis, The Palm has two offers designed for you to reach ultimate zen status, JUST for residents.
ShuiQi’s Pamper Me Package is available for a limited time. Your day of relaxation includes a 75-minute full body spa treatment, a three-course lunch, full-day pool and beach access for AED550 AND 10% off ESPA products.
ShuiQi’s Weekday Cure Package is a mix of treatments for AED495 (actual value, AED815)
It includes a 20-minute Zero Body floating experience, a 30-minute thermal experience, a wellness-smoothie before you indulge in your choice of a 60-minute ESPA Deep Muscle Massage or an Aromatherapy Associates De-stress Massage to relax the body. BLISS. Plus, get 20% OFF certain products.
10. An amazing open-air art festival is happening at Bluewaters
An art festival has launched at Bluewaters, the island located next to JBR, and it’s jazzing up the winter season as we know it.
Continuing with the hugely successful open-mic sessions from the Street Festival, the Open Gallery brings a mixture of art activities; from creating unicorn dream catchers (how fun is that?!) and canvases, to community art events and shell art fun.
There’ll also be improv nights, and live performances. Don’t miss it!
Bluewaters Open Gallery runs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays from March 7 – March 30
9. House fans: Housphere Festival is coming
A house festival is coming to the grounds of the Address Montgomerie Golf Course this Friday.
This is a full-day party, with the DJ kicking off at 2pm and not finishing up ’till late. Expect a whole mix of performances including tunes, a fire performer, Bubble Dancer, hula hoopers and more, PLUS Romanian star INNA hits the stage at 9pm.
Not your regular house festival, this is family friendly with a mix of food trucks and an awesome kids area complete with inflatable slides, bouncy castles, soft play, trampolines, ball pools, face painting, arts and crafts and a bungee jump.
More info and tickets here (Tickets from AED250 and come with two redeemable f&b options)
When? Friday, March 22
Where? Address Montgomerie Golf Course
8. Parents: Attend a day of education and discussion for child wellbeing
15 speakers, one workshop and plenty of open discussions – as part of the Parent and Child Wellbeing Conference 2019, a free and informative day open to all parents to attend.
This one day aims to improve dialogue between parents in the region and aligning with experts in modern parenting.
The focus is on child development and this year’s themes is body and soul. Experts will lead panels and discussion including: ‘Practical Parenting’, ‘How Does Food Impact Health?’, ‘Building Resilience – Understanding Children and Adolescence Mental Health’, `Hidden Toxins Around us and Practical Nutrition Tips’ and a work shop on ‘Cyber Bullying’.
When? Saturday, March 23 at Kings’ College Barsha
More detailed info on talks and speakers here
Register here free
7. Get a whopping 50% off your bill at an incredible Downtown resto
Karma Kafe is a stylish resto in Downtown Dubai and it’s got a brilliant deal happening right now.
Simply quote ‘Karma Kalendar’, when making your reservation (inside seating only), and you can get 50% off on Sundays, 40% off on Mondays, 30% off on Tuesdays and 20% off on Wednesdays, when a main meal is purchased.
And it’s not just food. This deal INCLUDES drinks… IDEAL!
6. Dubai’s BIGGEST Holi rain party is coming THIS Friday
Grab your whitest whites, the colourful Indian festival of Holi is around the corner and one Dubai party is going BIG.
The bash will feature many international and local DJs, as well as the GRAND performance by Goa’s Bollywood Queen, Bhumicka Singh…PLUS live dhol, kid’s play corner, food (think yummm Kulfi and chaat stalls, drinks (from just AED25!), and shisha stations along with the most LIT sound system ever..
Dubai’s ultimate Holi rain dance party is happening on Friday, March 22 at Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotel and Resort in Ghantoot
Tickets just AED30- Get ’em here
Also FREE entry for kids below 12 years
5. Discover art from around the world at Art Dubai
Art Dubai is taking ovet Madinat Jumeirah this weekend. An international art fair that welcomes visitors from all over the world, the show features more than 500 artists and 90 galleries from 40 countries.
Discover art from around the world as well and get involved in the jam-packed schedule of talks, performances, tours and workshops.
In its 13th edition, Art Dubai is running at the Souk Madinat between March 20 and 23
Tickets available here
4. Celebrate cherry blossom season at a beachside Japanese resto
‘Tis the season for cheery blossom to bloom and you can celebrate with a traditional Japanese meal at Aji, Club Vista Mare.
For a limited time, the chic beachside resto is running a three-course meal and it’s seriously good value.
Kick off sushi (if you love sushi, make room for this incredible sharing style platter), choose a main and a side (the butter prawns are DELISH), and finish things off with a trio of beautifully plated Japanese influenced desserts. These are dreamy.
How much? AED195 for a three-course set-menu
This deal is valid until April 30
3. Check out the very cool WAFI Science Factory
Making a visit to the mall is so much more fun when you’ve got this to look forward to. WAFI has set-up 40 fun and interactive features throughout the mall, where you can experience everything from an actual earthquake, to learning about animation and the human body.
The WAFI Science Factory is running from 26 February till mid-April and the best part?
Entry is FREE
2. Hit a ‘Grapeskin Fest’ at Grapeskin
Grapeskin is a slick bar located at La Ville, Citywalk and if your idea of heaven in testing grape at Grapeskin, this is for you.
The monthly event serves up a selection of premium and regular wines from France, Spain, Australia, Lebanon, Switzerland, Uruguay, Morocco, Turkey, Argentina and more (pay AED40 per glass), and delish meat and cheese bites on the side (AED40 per dish).
Expect live music and a brill atmosphere
1. Landmark Happiness Week is here!
Between March 20 – 23, there will be a mix of unbeatable deals and fun experiences created JUST to make customers happy! *awwwww!* With everything from a ‘Fun Carnival’ at Babyshop, surprise gifts at Lifestyle, to a chance to win instant gifts (on a minimum purchase of AED150) at Centrepoint and SO. MUCH. MORE.