10 brilliant things to do in Dubai for the long weekend

10 Brilliant Things To Do In Dubai For The Long Weekend

Check out all Dubai has to offer to make your long weekend extra interesting

With the long weekend just around the corner now is the time to start planning your free time to go and explore and embrace all the interesting things on offer in Dubai. Here, Yalla has picked out eight of the very best of them for you to check out with families and friends!


Myriam Fares, Ahmed Saad, Ayed and DJ Aseel


Myriam Fares, Ahmed Saad, Ayed And Dj Aseel

The American University in The Emirates is cranking up the excitement with a mind-blowing live concert as the centerpiece of their Graduation Ceremony at the Coca-Cola Arena in Dubai this Friday! DJ Aseel will kick off the festivities with his seamless mixing skills, promising a dance floor experience like no other. Ayed will take the stage, ensuring a night brimming with non-stop grooves and infectious rhythms that will keep you moving all night long.

For further information visit coca-cola-arena


Comedian Vir Das


Vir Das

Live Nation presents Indian comedian Vir Das at Dubai Opera where fans looking for a good laugh can look forward to utter hilarity. The renowned Indian comedian takes to the stage on 28 September in what promises to be a side splitting show.

For more information visit dubaiopera.com


IBZ Ibiza Festival Opening


The Ibiza Orchestra Experience In Dubai

Join Mochakk for The IBZ Beach Festival season opening at Soul Beach Dubai this Saturday as he takes the stage for his UAE Debut. Rising up out of Brazil’s hotbed of formidable talent, Mochakk (AKA Pedro Maia) embodies a level of passion and drive that has placed him in a league of his own.

For further information visit ibzfestival.com

Paul Van Dyk


Paul Van Dyk In Dubai

Gather your EDM crew and head down to the Coca-Cola Arena on Saturday to see world-class DJs spin a string of upbeat numbers live in Dubai. Headliner Paul Van Dyk from Germany and Israeli musical duo Infected Mushroom will drop hit after hit, so put your dancing shoes on for a memorable night.

For further information visit www.coca-cola-arena


ARTE Makers Market


Arte Dubai

On Saturday the ARTE Maker’s Market returns to Times Square Center which is centrally located on Sheikh Zayed Road. This is a uniquely compact community shopping destination which offers a perfect location to ARTE, the Makers’ Market.

For more information visit www.arte.ae


Al Sahel Contracting Half Marathon


Al Sahel Half Marathon

Kick off your Sunday morning with an energising athletic contest amid the lush green locales of Meydan in Dubai. Runners of all ages and abilities can put their names down for the Al Sahel Contracting Half Marathon taking place at The Track.

For further information visit hopasports.com


Aventura Parks


Avemtura Parks In Dubai

Aventura Parks, the UAE’s largest outdoor zipline and obstacle course playground, is thrilled to announce they have reopened their park and are excited to welcome back the community offering new experiences and activities, a flash sale, and delicious dining options at The Ghafé restaurant.

Spanning 35,000 sqm, the facility boasts an Adventure Park with five circuits of over 80 obstacles and 24 zip lines, a team building park, a discovery play area for kids, and a lovely Nature Trail showcasing the flora and fauna of the UAE.

For further information visit aventuraparks.com


Adventure HQ Times Square Center


Kayak In Dubai

Adventure HQ, based in Times Square Center, is the ultimate outdoor adventure superstore and is proudly born and bred in Dubai.

It is a dedicated outdoor adventure retail specialist offering equipment for a wide range of active lifestyle pursuits such as, fishing, kayaking, diving, camping, hiking, cycling, off-roading, yoga, fitness, stand up paddling, water sports, active wear, footwear plus plenty more.

For bookings call 043466824


Sheeran vs Capaldi Tribute Show


Sheeran V Capaldi


Outside the Box Events are thrilled to present this outstanding new show – ‘Ed Sheeran vs Lewis Capaldi’ tribute featuring the incredible music of two of the world’s finest singer-songwriters this weekend at The Theatre at QE2. Appearing on both Friday and Saturday night, the show draws from Ed’s multi-million selling albums Divide, Multiply, Plus and Equals, and from Lewis’s Divinely Uninspired and Hellish Extent. For further information visit platinumlist.net



Gilberto Gil “Aquele Abraço Tour” at Dubai Opera


10 Brilliant Things To Do In Dubai For The Long Weekend


Dubai Opera presents Brazilian superstar Gilberto Gil in his acclaimed tour AQUELE ABRAÇO tour for one performance only this Friday 29 September. Gil began playing the accordion in the 1950s after being influenced by Luiz Gonzaga, radio, and religious processions in Northeast Brazil. His prolific phonographic production has resulted in the recording of over 60 albums, four million album sales, and nine Grammy awards.

For further information visit dubaiopera.com


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Image source Coca-cola Arena Website, Vir Das Instagram, Pal Van Dyk Instagram, ArtE Instagram, Canva, Aventura Parks, Ed Sheeran Instagram, Lewis Capaldi/Kim Hikspoor Instagram, Dubai Opera

Shane Reynolds