5 Best Things to Do in Dubai this Weekend

Dubai, known for its extravagant lifestyle and mesmerizing attractions, offers endless opportunities for visitors to have a memorable weekend getaway. Whether you’re a thrill-seeker, a culture enthusiast, or just looking to relax, Dubai has something for everyone. 

In this article, we have compiled a list of the top five things to do in Dubai this weekend so you don’t have to just search “Places to go in Dubai near me”. Let’s dive in and check out all upcoming weekend events in Dubai this week! 

  1. Get ready for a music festival like never before!

The highly anticipated UNTOLD, one of the world’s biggest electronic music festivals, which started in Romania, is taking over Expo City Dubai this weekend. A great variety of musical acts and DJs from around the world will be present at this event, with Armin Van Buuren, Sebastian Ingrosso, Hardwell, Tiesto, Timmy Trumpet, Ellie Goulding, G-Eazy, Major Lazer, Bebe Rexha, and others performing electric sets. Tickets are available for day passes and group packs, as well as VIP experiences that include exclusive access to VIP lounges, prime viewing seats, premium packages, and a chance to meet artists.

When: February 16-18, 2024
Address: Expo City Dubai

  1. Watch a tennis match

The Dubai Duty-Free Tennis Championships, which will start Sunday (18-02-2024), is one of the most anticipated events on the UAE sporting calendar, and it marks a crucial stop before both the ATP World Tour and the WTA Tour. The game’s top players, including Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal, have appeared in previous editions. The event, which will last two weeks, will feature food trucks, live entertainment, and family-friendly activities for tennis enthusiasts of all ages.

When: February 18 – March 2, 2024
Address: Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium

  1. Relax on Jumeirah Beach

Weekends are for beaches. Enjoy the views of the iconic Dubai skyline as you sunbathe next to the soothing waves of the Arabian Gulf. You can also indulge in water sports activities for example, rent a paddleboard from Ignite Watersports on the Palm and paddle along the island’s fronds, playing spot the mansion as you enjoy a leisurely stroll along The Walk at Jumeirah Beach, lined with restaurants and cafes. 

Address: Jumeirah Beach

  1. Savor cuisine from local heroes

If you haven’t already, head down to the Nomad Courtyard at 25hours Hotel for the Local Heroes pop-up by Eatopi, which showcases some of Dubai’s most exciting homegrown F&B concepts, including Chef Halawa, Ugly Noodles, Mattar Tano’s at 8, Wise Guys, High Joint, Harry’s and Cali Poke. Take a look at the weekend event program, which boasts a diverse lineup of live music performances, art installations, and a local market.

When: Until February 18, 2024
Address: 25Hours Hotel

  1. Ready to know and discover a different culture?

The ever-popular Global Village is back for its 28th season which takes place in Dubai and is free to visit. The open-air attraction represents more than 90 cultures across its 27 pavilions, each of which is dedicated to a different country or region. Along with authentic street food from global cuisines, there are plenty of unique shopping opportunities, from jars of Yemeni honey, clothing from Morocco, and jewelry from Spain. There’s also plenty of entertainment offered as well, with Ripley’s Believe It or Not, a carnival zone featuring more than 150 rides and regular live entertainment. There’s also a fireworks show every weekend, taking place on Friday and Saturday nights.

When: Until April 28, 2024
Address: Global Village

Make this weekend unforgettable by visiting these top places and events in Dubai! Enjoy your time exploring this vibrant city filled with rejuvenating activities and unique experiences.


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