10 brilliant things to do in Dubai this weekend
A pre-release screening of the animated film about the life and death of Dutch artist Vincent van Gogh. It has been billed as the world’s first fully oil painted feature film, which attempts to bring the paintings of van Gogh to life by hand-painting each of the 65,000 frames.
When: From 7pm, September 29-30
Where: Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz
Joe & Sons Ladies Night
Another outing for the ladies-night-with-a-difference at Joe & Sons in collaboration with surfy-motorbikey clothing brand Deus Arabia. Enjoy all-you-can-eat tacos, discounts on Stighlorgan backpacks and RAEN sunglasses and movies celebrating women in adventure sports. There’s also live music from Françoise Crosby.
When: From 7pm, Saturday
Where: Warehouse 9 & 10, Al Quoz
Hats Off to Led Zeppelin
The Hard Rock Café Dubai have flown in one of the UK’s best Led Zeppelin to help pay homage to the band behind iconic tracks like “Stairway to Heaven”, “Whola Lotta Love” and “Since I’ve Been Loving You”. Doors open at 7.30pm, with the gig starting at 8.30pm, we recommend you get there early as seats are limited.
When: Doors open at 7.30pm, concert starts at 8.30pm, Saturday
Where: Hard Rock Café Dubai, Festival City
Contact: +971 4 232 8900, website
From 7pm-3am for three nights, revellers can enjoy all the unique hospitality of Munich under the roof of the Dubai Sports City Dome, with German band Die Derbys, a host of DJs and a stack of freshly prepared German food. It’s AED45 for a ticket, although anyone brave enough to turn up in either lederhosen or a dirndl, entry is free. Get oompah-ing, everyone.
When: 7pm-3am, September 28-30
Where: Dubai Sports City Dome
Sips & Dips
To kick off the nation’s beloved tanning season with a bang, Rixos The Palm is offering ladies access to its two swimming pools as well as Palm Jumeirah’s stretch of private beach for just AED99. That’s not all, ladies will also be treated to three complimentary mixes when they order at I-Chill Beach Lounge or Highlights Bar.
When: 9am-6pm, Thursday
Where: Rixos The Palm Dubai
Contact: +971 4 457 5454, email email@example.com, website
Friday Brunch at ubk
This is one of our favourite brunches in Dubai. Casual without being crazy, fun without being formal, it’s the kind of relaxed, easygoing affair we want on a Friday. The food is pretty decent, too, especially if you have a craving for a quality burger at around midday. There’s also a live band.
When: 12.30pm-4pm, Friday
Where: Mövenpick JLT, Cluster A
Price: From AED129
Contact: +971 4 438 0000, website
Flip Out Dubai
The deals at Flip-Out Dubai may just make you want to jump for joy, quite literally. The trampoline park features more than 200 trampolines, a 3D climbing wall, volleyball court, a half-pipe and foam pit. All this can be enjoyed from just AED70. There’s a neat archery section too and, we’ve been told that the dodgeball battles are a sight to be seen.
Where: Flip-Out Dubai, Al Qouz 3
Price: From AED70 for one hour session
Contact: 600 567568, website
Miniature Golf at Tee and Putt
Tee and Putt is an 18-hole indoor glow in the dark golf course. Each hole has its own set of obstacles that range from windmills to slopes. Aside from being a relatively unique take on golf, it's tons of fun and makes for some great Instagram shots.
Where: Tee and Putt, Wafi Mall
Price: AED 50 per person
Contact: +971 4 357 3290, website
Than-Q Part VI
An Ibiza legend is flying in for a special event at Q43. Jonathan Ulysses, longtime resident DJ of the now defunct Space Ibiza, will headline a night of experimental house music with support from local DJ Guess Hu. Brilliantly, the event is absolutely free, which is pretty special considering the status of Ulysses.
When: Thursday, September 28
Contact: +971 4 435 403, website
Plus-Minus Summer Sessions
Plus-Minus has pulled off its biggest guest appearance to date as Grammy-nominated Timo Mass steps up to the decks. The iconic German DJ will be dipping into his rich history of floor-stomping tracks, and he will be supported on the night by emerging local artists Gabriel Floriani, Mo Ezaby and Hassan Yousef.
When: Thursday, September 28
Where: Bridgewater DXB, JW Marriott Marquis
Contact: +971 56 921 8484, website