Dubai Minute: The long weekend is here and we don’t want you to waste a second

Are you ready for three days of fun? Watch Dubai Minute and start planning the best long weekend.


We had to give you more! Scroll down for more amazing things to do in Dubai.


All weekend 


New Last Exit at Al Khawaneej 

Last Exit Al Khawaneej 1

Back again with a whole new concept, the Last Exit D89 isn’t your run of the mill eatery. It’s a place that will give countryside home feels, with spacious lawns, vintage western pickups, farm animals, birdhouses, and great gourmet food.

New trucks will feature a wide variety of all street food we love – including Hecho en Dubai, Burger Pit, Jaldi Jaldi, Mooyah Burger, Poco Loco and My Karak.

Exit D89, next to Mirdif between Mohammed Bin Zayed Road and Emirates Road. Open 24 hours.


Spin all weekend, DIFC 

Cadence Theory 4

A brand new spin studio has cycled its way into town, and there is no half effort about it. Bringing together top-class instructors, some of the highest tech equipment and a playlist worthy of a long-anticipated Friday night, Cadence Theory is the new go-to for a spot of hardcore pedalling/fun.

The best bit? The first ride won’t cost you a single dirham.

Regular classes AED 120/ Sky Gardens, DIFC. For a timetable and bookings, click here


Health check ups, Dubai Outlet Mall

health festival Dubai Outlet Mall

In association with the Ministry of Health, Dubai Outlet Mall has organised a three-day long health festival that will feature a variety of health-related activities, check-ups and talks.

Shop, eat and then get your health checked for free!

2pm-10pm. Dubai Outlet Mall /


Just for ladies, Dubai World Trade Centre

modern woman show

Feminine, sophisticated and luxurious – the Modern Woman Show is back again with beautiful designer pieces and a great line-up of Emirati and international designers.

Catch fashion shows, beauty demos and some extremely exclusive launches!

Free entry. 12pm-10pm. Register online at


Amsterdam feels in Dubai, Sofitel Jumeirah Beach Hotel 


Can’t make it to Amsterdam this weekend? Sofitel Jumeirah has brought Amsterdam closer to you!

The latest addition to the hotel, Amsterdam hub is a vibrant Dutch-themed space that has some of the most authentic Dutch beverages in town. Check it out this weekend as they’ve got plenty of offers on their menu.

4 pm-2 am. Sofitel, Jumeirah Beach Hotel. 04 448 4733


Friday, 21st April


Family Friday, Sunmarke School 

Sunmarke family fun fair

Join in the family fun fair at the Sunmarke School in JVT  this Friday. There’s a garage sale, recycling stations, clothes recycling, bouncy castles, food stalls and kids activities.

In the spirit of the Year of Giving, it’s free to come along and proceeds go to Red Crescent Society.

Free, 9am-12pm. Sunmarke School JVT.


Jump down the rabbit hole at Nikki Beach

Nikki Beach Restaurant & Beach Club Dubai

Experience a Wonderland-like no other, complete with a magical tea party, live entertainment, and the chance to see literary favourites the White Rabbit and the Queen of Hearts as you’ve never seen them before!

Enjoy Alice-inspired cuisine and beverages and dance into the night with the other Mad Hatters.

Tickets start from AED 300, 11am-12am.


Black Tulip Photography, The Westin Mina Seyahi 

Black Tulip Exhbition

Peek into the world of  Lebanese-American photographer Vartan Kelechian at The Analog Room.

Birth, life and body shapes are all sensitively and expertly covered.

Free, 6pm-10pm / April 21st / The Analog Room, The Westin, Mina Seyahi / 04 399 4141


Yoga to de-stress, JLT Cluster X 

body core yoga

Work on your core and regain your zen without spending a penny.

This free class at the Ashram Yoga centre will focus on understanding the ‘core of our being’ and tone up those tummies to boot.

11.40am. Ashram Yoga, Cluster X, X3 Tower. Call 050 747 8066


Saturday, 22nd April 


Live art, The Dubai Mall

DEUX live art

Raw, convention-defying art has been at the core of Deus Ex Machina from day one.

See it happen for real this Saturday as Dubai-based artist Dina Sami (@creativebeingdina) paints the classic Deus art pieces live on the walls of Dues Ex Machina’s pop-up store.

Free, 5 pm onwards. Galeries Lafayette, The Dubai Mall.


Fashion show, Roda Al Marooj 


En Vogue by AAJK is back with its summer edition and it’s bigger and better than it’s ever been!

The shopping show that’s just for ladies will be a day full of beauty sessions, fashion shows and some of the most exclusive clothing collections.

Free entry. Hotel Roda Al Murooj, Al Saada Street. 10am – 8pm. For bookings or call 050 597 4372


El Classico in Novo Cinemas 

novo cinmeas match

Football fans, enjoy Spanish showdown El Classico on the big screen. Head over to your closest Novo cinema and watch Real Madrid and Barcelona go head-to-head.

Tickets starting from AED 35 / 10.45pm/



Meditate the stress away, Fairmont the Palm


Guided sound meditations and energy healings combine in an experiential event this Saturday.

It’s not just meditation, it’s meditation with soothing frequencies of Tibetan and gongs singing bowls. We feel better already.

AED 100 per person. 5pm-7pm. Fairmont The Palm, Crescent Ballroom. Email to book


Cooking for kids, Four Points by Sheraton 

cooking for kids

Mini-master chefs are invited to a culinary learning experience at the popular Italian restaurant, Riccetta.

Under careful supervision, the young cooks will be given fun tips and secret tricks on creating a magnificent pizza, delicious pasta and some irresistible cupcakes. Each child will prepare their own masterpieces and have the opportunity to enjoy the dishes they created.

Free, 11am-12 pm. Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai. For bookings call 04 397 7444


Ripe Market indoors, Times Square Centre

ripe market

Ripe Market heads indoors as they bring alfresco atmosphere indoors to Times Square Center

Indulge in delicious locally-made food and stock up on your organic essentials. There’ll be plenty to keep everyone entertained too, with live music, pop-up yoga, fitness classes, workshops, and fun educational activities for the little ones.

Free entry , 9am-3pm. Times Square Centre.


Sunday, 23rd April


Brunch at Coya, Four Seasons Dubai Jumeirah Beach

coya brunch

Coya has extended its brunch offerings, because long weekend.

So there’s an extra day to bring family and friends to this super popular Latin American eatery to enjoy an afternoon of award-winning Peruvian cuisine.

AED 328 and AED 497 with house beverages. Jumeirah Beach Road. 12.30pm-4pm. Click here for reservations


A poetic Sunday, Sofitel JBR

Photo - Sophie Hannah

Do murder mysteries tickle your little grey cells?

Then come join the Emirates Literature Foundation event at Sofitel JBR this Sunday. Renowned poet and crime writer Sophie Hannah (pictured) is going to be in Dubai to discuss Poirot, poetry and a lot more.

AED 50. 7.30pm. Sofitel JBR. Tickets on Tickets AED 200.


Special roast at McGettigan’s 


Enjoy a traditional roast every Sunday and Saturday and get a beverage of your choice for free!

Sports fans can also watch the latest matches and games, from football to cricket, horse racing to rugby, golf and more while enjoying the selection of succulent meats of their choice just for AED 99!

All day long. McGettigan’s DWTC, Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road. 800 6247


Main image by the super talented Anthony Permal.



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