Sarah Garden16 Jul 2015 AT 11:40 AM

Dubai Weekend ShortList

Your next few days, sorted
Sarah Garden16 Jul 2015 AT 11:40 AM
Dubai Weekend ShortList

Eid Mubarak! We hope you’re looking forward to the celebrations ahead. With fireworks and shopping competitions, there’s lots to appreciate this weekend. A new cinema release, DJ nights and some waterpark action should round things off nicely.


Terminator: Genisys

Fresh from the box office, Arnold Schwarzenegger is back as the revamped and rebooted Terminator. Before you write it off based on the last movie, Arnie recently told reporters that Terminator Salvation “sucked” so we’re expecting this one to be much better. According to imdb, it is, with a 7/10 rating.
For screening times and cinemas visit our movie listings.


It’s your last chance to visit some of Dubai’s fantastic Iftars before they’re gone. Whether you’re looking for five-star, budget friendly or something a little more refined, we’ve got it all covered. Make sure you call ahead to check that they’re not closed or sold out, as this weekend is set to be a busy one.



The Eid celebrations are out in full force this weekend. And if there’s one thing that Dubai knows how to do well (apart from building huge skyscrapers), it’s set off fireworks. This weekend’s Eid show will take place along The Beach at JBR. If you’re looking for a good spot to watch the light show, we recommend the north lawn.
Eid fireworks, 8.30pm, The Beach, JBR

DJ nights

Some have been quieter than usual, some have been closed, but all are announcing their return. Get your gladrags on, it's time to celebrate the earliest new season parties in Dubai with a mixture of house, hip hop and old-school classics. There's even an international name making an appearance. Visit our ShortList of the DJ nights worth your presence.



The latest rank of water parks makes very good reading for the UAE. In the World’s Best 25, three parks in the country not only make the list but come in the top 14. As it’s the height of summer, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t pay each of them a visit yourself. There are worse ways to cool down.
For details of Atlantis and Wild Wadi, visit here.

Eidiyat Dubai Promotion

Throughout this month there has been a shopping promotion running to celebrate Eid. Participating stores are giving you the chance to win fantastic prizes, including a cash prize of AED1.5 million. You need to spend AED200 to qualify and the competition closes on the last day of Eid, so get spending.
Visit our shopping pages for inspiration.

For more events, visit our events listings. For movie and cinema timings in Dubai, click here.