7 Things To Do In Dubai This Weekend: June 7-9

Published June 7th, 2018 - 01:22 GMT
Take your pick of Dubai’s hottest weekend events and experiences (Shutterstock)
Take your pick of Dubai’s hottest weekend events and experiences (Shutterstock)

Expand your cultural horizons, cheer on a world champion, let the kids loose in an entertainment wonderland and so much more, with our top seven Dubai weekend experiences.

Enjoy a cultural shopping experience

Wander along Dubai Creek’s historic waterway and pick up a cultural memento or two at the Al Seef Night Market where al fresco festive flavour comes in the form of fresh food stalls serving locally produced treats, arts and craft areas, and souvenir stands selling all manner of gifting goodies. Weekend visits come with the added bonus of henna artists, a Ramadan storyteller and oud players: cultural immersion guaranteed.

When: 18 May - 22 June 2018
Where: Al Seef
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Skate, paint and score

Skate up a storm at the Olympic-sized Dubai Ice Rink or swap frozen fun for a host of additional family-friendly activities with an arts and crafts zone featuring ceramic painting, lantern making, wooden art and face painting as part of the Ramadan Lights Fest. Keen soccer players can also sign up for the four-a-side Chevrolet Football tournament with plenty of prizes up for grabs.

When: 22 May - 12 June 2018
Where: The Dubai Mall
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Watch world champions in action

Lightning-fast reflexes and world class racket action is the name of the game at this weekend’s ATCO PSA Dubai World Series Finals squash tournament where some of the biggest names in the sport will thrash it out on the Emirates Golf Club purpose-built glass court. Watch as the top eight men and women in the PSA World Series Standings face off for a US$160,000 prize purse.

When: 5-9 June 2018
Where: Emirates Golf Club
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Hang out with Modhesh

Everyone’s favourite animated mascot throws open the doors to a fun-filled summer of entertainment at Dubai World Trade Centre as the 19th edition of Modhesh World kicks off this weekend. Kids of all ages can explore eight air-conditioned halls packed with interactive experiences across the Show Land, Amusement Park, The Hang Out, and Modhesh Bazaar zones. From fairground rides to go-karting, live shows, food galore and super duper shopping activities, the fun never ends this summer.

When: 7 June - 25 August 2018
Where: Dubai World Trade Centre
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Step into a world of immersive edutainment


Take a break from the more than 1,200 shops at The Dubai Mall and expand your cultural and mental horizons at 9-HIJRI's nine interactive zones where inspiring displays of Islamic culture, religion and heritage are fused with exciting interactive science workshops. Art is also at the heart of this fascinating experience with individual artworks depicting the 99 names of Allah on show.


When: 17 May - 15 June 2018
Where: The Dubai Mall
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Feast on cultural tradition


Dig deep to find authentic flavours of Ramadan at the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding in the heart of the Al Fahidi Historical District, where conversation and cuisine come together at a cultural Iftar. Join your Emirati hosts in a traditional wind tower home for a no holds barred Q&A on the season, a delicious Iftar meal (you’ll love the Emirati dishes) and privileged peek into the nearby Diwan mosque.


When: 19 May - 12 June 2018
Where: Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding
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Travel the globe in an afternoon


Catch the final weekend of Egyptian artist Basim Magdy’s enthralling documentary experience at Project Space Art Jameel in Alserkal Avenue and take a 16mm film journey between Paris, New York, Prague and Quebec. ‘The Dent’ merges documentary footage, field recordings and written text into a surrealistic visual essay that captures the absurd details and beauty of everyday life- sure to be a talking point over dinner.


When: 30 April - 12 June 2018
Where: Project Space Art Jameel, Alserkal Avenue
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