Weekends in Dubai comprise of Friday and Saturday, and not Saturday and Sunday as it is for the rest of the world. Dubai is an Islamic nation, and Friday is the Islamic holy day. So when you’re planning your weekend in Dubai, be sure to include Friday into your weekend plans. Weekends are spectacular in Dubai. Every attraction is super-lit, and the whole city brims with excitement. Become a part of Weekend Dubai in the coming weekend and enjoy some Dubai weekend activities.
Cool It In Ski Dubai!
Visiting Dubai when it’s boiling outside? Don’t worry – of all the things to do in Dubai this weekend, this one is the coolest. Spend the day in the Middle East’s first indoor ski resort – go crazy throwing snow balls at each other, and go snowboarding and tobogganing with pals. It’s real snow, and it’s icy cold, and it never gets warmer in here. You can get warm clothes, activity equipment and shoes inside. Ride up a quad-chairlift and enjoy the fabulous view from the chairlift stop. Enjoy a cup of hot coffee in the coffee shop next to the slopes and watch other skiers.
Go Mall Hopping With A Difference
Dubai’s shopping malls are all about providing a different shopping experience.
- The Khan Murjan Souk: It’s a subterranean market that reflects Egyptian, Moroccan, Syrian and Turkish architecture, selling everything spices to mosaics to woven carpets.
- The Souk Madinat: The shops here are connected to each other via a waterway; so when you want to shop at a different store, you hop into a boat!
- Mall of the Emirates: Apart from being one of the largest and most beautiful malls in Dubai, the Mall of Emirates has an indoor ski slope. So when you get tired of shopping, plunge into the real snow here and have some fun.
Live Out Your Fav Movies At Motiongate Dubai
Motiongate Dubai is part of the Dubai Parks and Resorts franchise. Motiongate Dubai has several zones full of interactive games, rides, 4D theatre shows, and roller coasters and much more for kids and adults. It’s all based on top classic hits from the following studios: Columbia Pictures, DreamWorks, Lionsgate, and Studio Central. Smurfs Village is an added attraction – an entire village of fairytale smurf-sized houses occupied by a colony of real blue smurfs.
Have A Blast Surfing In Al Ain
The best way to beat the heat in Dubai in the summer is to get into the water. Surfing at Al Ain? But Al Ain doesn’t have a coast! Of course it doesn’t – we’re talking about the gargantuan surfing pool at Wadi Adventure Park. You can also grab a raft from the equipment guys and go white water rafting in the surf pool. If you’re tired of water fun for a bit, climb the enormous climbing frame and prove you’ve been working out.
Dive Deep At Martini Rock and make the most out of your Weekend in Dubai
Martini Rock is located just off the east coast of Dubai. If you’re into sea diving and you love marine life, this is the place for you to check out this weekend. For AED 400, you can grab some diving gear and launch yourself into the blissful blue waters of the Persian Gulf. Stay entertained below with some cool cuttlefish, lionfish, scorpion fish, broomtail wrasse, rays and turtles for silent company.
Relax At A Fabulous Spa
If relaxation is what you’re after this weekend, how about a day spent at a world-class spa? Give yourself up to a healing body wrap followed by a luxurious massage. Enjoy the traditional hammam treatments at the Ottoman-inspired, extremely opulent Talise Spa in Jumeirah Zabeel Saray. You’ll feel that heaven has come to earth to make you welcome. JW Marriott Marquis’ Saray Spa is another excellent spa for health treatments. Overall, Dubai’s classy spas offer peaceful sanctuary to busy, overworked people.
Grab Some Vitamin D In Style
Tired of adventurous activities all day and you want a bit of relaxation and peace? Head to one of Dubai’s famous white-sand beaches. Take your pick – Kite Beach, Jumeirah Beach Residence or Jumeirah Open Beach. There are a number of other beaches that you can check out. It all depends on what you want. Dubai’s beaches are clean, beautifully maintained and all set up for tourists. Jumeirah Beach Residence has several excellent eateries, coffee shops, cabanas and lounge facilities – enough to keep you happy for the entire weekend.
Hit The City’s Exclusive Nightspots!
You’ve got the days squared away, and you’re wondering what to do at night. Worry not. The weekend kicks off on Friday afternoon at Roberto Cavalli’s Cavalli Club at the Fairmont Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road. Enjoy the fabulous Italian a-la-carte menu, cocktails and drinks, all with Roberto Cavalli’s own stamp on them. Then there’s People by Crystal, another club where people gather for Friday brunch. This club offers unlimited food and drink deals on Fridays, so go with a large group to get the most of your money. For brunch options on Friday, The Westin and Atlantis The Palm are famous for their food and crowd.
Spending a weekend in Dubai is flying on a jet through the clouds. Your weekend is over so soon, that you wonder if you really passed all that time in the city. If you’ve never seen the city fully, we strongly recommend a hop-on-hop-off bus tour. It’s the best way to get to see all the attractions. Weekends are best for this activity.
Want to extend your weekend? Check out some other things that you can do to make the most out of your extended Weekend in Dubai.
About the Author
A postgraduate in Mass Communications, Neha loves everything about life. Traveling is extremely close to her heart and writing came to her naturally.
An avid trekker & explorer, who often takes off some time from her busy life for mountaineering, she loves meeting new people & gets attached to their culture very easily. Her ambition is to explore as many places as she can in her life. She strongly believes in Gandhian principle – “simple living high thinking”.