7 Things To Do In Dubai This Weekend: 31 May - 2 June

Published May 31st, 2018 - 11:15 GMT
Make it a Ramadan weekend to remember (Shutterstock)
Make it a Ramadan weekend to remember (Shutterstock)

Get into the Ramadan spirit in Dubai over the next 72 hours with sporting challenges, cultural pursuits, one-of-a-kind Iftars and even a little shopping. Here are our top seven recommendations.


Be dazzled by Burj Khalifa


This Thursday, catch the last night of the spectacular light show illuminating the world’s tallest building, Burj Khalifa. Watch as the night sky is transformed by the talent of hugely popular Hungarian 3D dance troupe, Freelusion. The highly artistic 3D moving installation is a magnificent sight, so round up friends and family and make a night of it!

When: 31 May 2018
Where: Burj Khalifa
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Take on an after-dark challenge

One of the most eagerly anticipated Ramadan events, go cheer on the teams at the NAS Night Challenge. A community-based obstacle course that takes place after dark, participants will crawl, climb, swing and claw their way to victory with plenty of sand and sweat to add to the pressure...and fun.

When: 31 May & 2 June 2018
Where: Nad Al Sheba Sports Complex
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Bag a bazaar bargain

Get a head start and stock up on Eid gifts for loved ones and friends this weekend as  the Ramadan Big Bazaar kicks off its 2018 edition. Bigger and better than ever, pick up some on-trend style, sparkling accessories, traditional fragrances and cool kids’ toys from a wealth of local and international brands. Even the kids will be entertained with their own play area and yummy food stands.


When: 31 May - 11 June 2018, 3-11pm
Where: Sheikh Rashid Hall, Dubai World Trade Centre
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Cook an Iftar to impress

Get hands-on this Ramadan and unleash your inner chef with a cooking class at Top Chef Dubai. Sharpen your knives - and kitchen skills - in a two-hour group session, where you’ll prepare a three-course Iftar feast from scratch. Become a culinary insider with a ton of useful chef tips and cheeky tricks that are sure to impress family and friends at home.


When: 2 June 2018, 5pm
Where: Top Chef Studio, Jumeirah 1
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Immerse yourself in art

For all art lovers out there, DUCTAC’s Gallery of Light reprises its annual Ramadan exhibition, offering a window on the collective work of the city’s vibrant artistic community. Following an open call for submissions and celebrating the spirit of the season, ‘Ramadanization’ features an inspiring and thought-provoking collection of pieces. What better way to immerse yourself in the local cultural scene for a few hours?


When: 14 May - 17 June 2018
Where: The Gallery of Light, Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre (DUCTAC)
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Dribble, bounce and score

Save a little time for some heart healthy activity this Ramadan and head to Dubai Sports World where more than 25,000 square metres of air-conditioned halls are dedicated to all things sporty. Grab your friends for a game of football or street basketball, pump some iron in the hi-tech gym area or try something new with a ninja warrior course, dedicated gymnastic area, and much more.

When: 17 May - 08 September 2018
Where: Dubai World Trade Centre
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Experience supercar speed

Calling all petrol heads! Jump into the driver’s seat of a supercar this weekend and race your way around the Dubai Autodrome track. Experience the exhilaration of driving a 570bhp Ferrari GT or a 625bhp McLaren Sprint, learn to drift with the Easy Drift Experience, or take a half-day driving lesson in the Audi R8 V10.

When: 01 May - 31 December 2018
Where: Dubai Autodrome
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