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12 wonderful things to do in Dubai this weekend: October 13 to 15

The quest for the greatest things to do in Dubai on the weekend is not a simple one. Why? Because there are so many opportunities, like a three-day beach music festival, gastronomic pop-ups, the return of Dubai’s most popular outdoor market, beach yoga, Halloween workshops, and a lot more.

Without further ado, here is our pick of the best 12 things to do in Dubai this weekend:

Friday, October 13

Get your Fix of Vegan Junk Food

Chuck Chick, a vegan burger company, is staging a 10-day pop-up at the 25hours Hotel from 12pm to 10pm until October 22. Delicious plant-based hamburgers, filled fries, fresh salads, and the new chick’n waffle burger with dairy-free cheese and syrup are all available. While you’re there, why not spend Dhs150 on a completely refundable pool day in the hotel’s fashionable top pool facing the Museum of the Future?

Nomad Day Bar is found in the 25hours Hotel in One Central Trade Centre in Dubai. 12 p.m. to 10 p.m., October 12 to 22.

Attend an Epic Three-Day Beach Festival

This weekend, from Friday to Sunday, Defected Records will be taking over the Dubai nightlife scene with three days of unrelenting partying at Soul Beach, JA The Resort. On Friday, Hannah Wants, Monki, Alex Mills, Catz n Dogz, and Ferrek Dawn will be performing in a warehouse party. Saturday’s beach party will include the Dunmore Brothers, Sam Divine, and Groove Armada, while Sunday’s pool party will have Arthur Sanchez, Arielle, Kanem, and Mike Dunn. There are weekend tickets and day passes available. Prices start at Dhs750 for a full weekend pass (general access), Dhs250 per day for public enrollment, and Dhs700 for VIP day access.

Soul Beach will be open from Friday, October 13 to Sunday, October 15.

Get your Hair Styled for Free at the Dyson Pop-Up

Are you going someplace lovely this weekend? Dyson’s Fashion Week pop-up in Dubai Design District is giving free hair styling sessions and lectures. The pop-up will be open from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. till Sunday afternoon, October 15.

Dubai Design District, Dubai Fashion Week. Between 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. to Sunday, October 15.

Scare Yourself Witless at this Blum-Ming Terrifying Horror Fest

Blumhouse, the horror film leaders behind M3GAN, The Black Phone, and The Invisible Man, has some really terrifying amusement in store for Dubai viewers in October. The Exorcist: Believer, which is out in cinemas, is a horrifying new chapter in one of the longest running big screen terror dynasties. Then, on October 26, it’s Five Nights at Freddy’s turn.Five Nights at Freddy’s, based on the jump scare-filled computer game of the same name and afflict of parent-school WhatsApp groups, delivers us constructed physical horrors beyond our collective comprehension. Sweet. If this double feature isn’t enough to keep you awake at night, horror fans may explore the Blum Fest Rooms of Doom activity at Vox City Centre Mirdif. Make Halloween a painful experience.

Saturday, October 14

Learn all About Palestinian Culture at Kave

This Saturday, the popular pet-friendly cafe Kave on Alserkal Avenue will host a day of seminars and events to preserve and support the Palestinian community. Visitors may enjoy an array of events and presentations for Dhs35, including a falafel pop-up, Palestinian embroidery, a live knafeh station, panel discussions, meet and greets with performers, and more. On the day, there will be an array of paid workshops, including warak rolling with Haya’s Kitchen, a tote bag class titled Palestine: Our Dream Home, and a screening to see the award-winning Palestinian film, Alam, at Cinema Akli.

Stroll Around One of Dubai’s Outdoor Markets

Ripe Market comes to its outdoor placing at Academy Parks this weekend, starting off the summer season. Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., with a Dhs5 entry fee. This year, the Academy Park will include an even bigger grassy space, a fun-filled place with a zipline, skate park, and a climbing net knitting playground, an E- Carts track powered by Just Play, The Ripe Stables by Al Jiyad healthy, and a new flagship cafe experience just for the park, Sanderson’s Café by Serg from Tom & Serg.

Take the Little Ones to a Fun Halloween Workshop

New Earth Café is a diligent café in Dubai’s green heart, Al Barari, that serves simple, honest food that nurtures and nourishes. This weekend, children from five to eight years old can take part in a fun Halloween class for Dhs120 per child. There will be a multitude of terrifyingly engaging events, such as creepy sensory play, pumpkin painting, a slime-making station, Halloween wreaths crafts, and more.

Al Barari, Dubai’s New Earth Café. 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.

Shake Things Up at Hakkasan

One for the drink aficionados…Hakkasan delivers a special cocktail menu with mixology stars Andrew Ho and Bastien Ciocca just as a part of Atlantis The Palm’s appealing bar collaboration series. Guests can lose themselves in the unique concoctions of the mixing superstars for two nights only, October 13 and 14, starring six limited-edition cocktails and two mocktails that combine wonderfully with Hakkasan’s innovative Cantonese food. Cocktails cost Dhs85, while mocktails cost Dhs65.

Sunday, October 15

Chill Out On the Beach With Morning Yoga At Sole Mio

Every Sunday at 9 a.m., yoga instructor Sarah White will lead a beautiful stretch in the sand. Customers can join the class for free, or if they merely want to take part in the yoga class, it costs Dhs50, which is totally used to pay cleaners to remove microplastics from the coastline. They will give a towel if you do not have a yoga mat – no excuses!

Celebrate Spanish National Day at Tagomago

Tagomago, Palm Jumeirah’s gorgeous on the shore restaurant, is throwing a one-time family-friendly brunch this weekend in honour of Spanish National Day. Guests can dine on a four-course shared meal consisting of patatas bravas, tuna empanada, pan con tomato, Spanish sea bass tiradito with tiger milk, and more while listening to their favourite Spanish and Latin American tunes sung by a singer, dancer, and trumpet player. Soft beverage packages cost Dhs340 and four hours of unlimited house drinks cost Dhs490.

Last Chance to Celebrate Oktoberfest

Oktoberfest is back, and if you’re looking for a few drinks this weekend, this is the place to be… Guests can test their knowledge in an Oktoberfest-themed pub quiz, enter the costume contest, show their strength with Masskrugstemmen (Stein Holding Contest) and win every week prizes, and tuck into an authentic German a la carte food at Lakeview at Park Hyatt Dubai till October 29. Think roasted pig knuckle, cold cuts, a pickle plate, and handmade apfelstrudel paired with German beers, Oktoberfest drinks, and Jägermeister coffee.

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