Top 7 Things To Do In Dubai This Weekend

Published August 8th, 2019 - 07:07 GMT
Get ready for a star-studded affair (Shutterstock)
Get ready for a star-studded affair (Shutterstock)

From live shows featuring Nancy Ajram to night festivities at Aquaventure, we’re in for a star-centric weekend in Dubai. Gear up for movie nights, time-travel and family fun with this week’s top things to do over the weekend.

Hit factory with Nancy Ajram and Saif Nabeel

Keep your post-holiday spirits high for Nancy Ajram and Saif Nabeel’s double-bill concert at Dubai World Trade Centre. Fans of the Lebanese starlet and Iraqi composer are in for an evening of hits, including Ajram’s ‘Mashi Haddi’ and Nabeel’s ‘Lela Wara Leila’. Gather your friends for what might just be one of the hottest Arabic concerts of the summer.

When: 15 August 
Where: Dubai World Trade Centre 
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Discover UAE’s history and heritage

Step into the early days of the UAE at the recently debuted ‘Founding Fathers’ exhibition. Renowned photographer Ramesh Shukla’s intimate access to the founding fathers of the nation and their journey towards building the Union, paints an inspiring picture of UAE’s history. Compare Dubai then and now while exploring Etihad Museum as a guardian of local culture and history.

When: Until 31 December 
Where: Etihad Museum
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The ultimate ticket for Disney fans 

Whether you’re keeping the kids entertained or reliving your childhood, get ready for the Disney movie marathon you didn’t know you needed. Dubai Opera is granting all kinds of wishes with back-to-back Disney films from 15 August. This weekend's programme features live-action hits like ‘Honey I Shrunk The Kids’ and classic animations including ‘Alice in Wonderland’, ‘Beauty and the Beast’ and ‘Finding Nemo’. There is something for everyone with a whopping 48 timeless movies scheduled.

When: 15 August 
Where: Dubai Opera
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Dance to hot remixes of Bollywood hits

DJ Aqeel is best known for the popular, disco-friendly Bollywood remix of ‘Tu Hai Wahi’ from the early 2000s. The Indian DJ is back in action this weekend, performing for crowds in Dubai for the first time in ten years. Expect DJ Aqeel to dish out upbeat renditions of old Indian songs along with the latest tunes as you dance and sing along to revivals of your favourite tracks.

When: 15 August 
Where: Dubai World Trade Centre 
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Take a dip in the dark 

Dive into a late-night emoji-themed water party at Aquaventure After Dark. Enjoy the attractions like never before with complete park access to over 20 rides from 8pm onwards. Glide through river rapids, take a spin on the Aquaconda or hurtle down Poseidon's Revenge while live DJs drop fresh tunes to keep the vibe flowing. This bash is brought to you by Virgin Radio Dubai- don’t miss the chance to splash and win over AED50,000 in prizes.

When: 15 August
Where: Aquaventure, Atlantis The Palm
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Last call for Modhesh World 

Catch the tail end of Modhesh World before it wraps up next Saturday. The whole family is in for a treat with speedy go-karts, adventure-filled zones and delicious food. Apart from the amazing rides and games for kids, parents can get manicures and pedicures at a pop-up salon in Little Adventures Zone or enjoy amazing discounts on fashion at brands4u. Hurry up - you can still win a car by spending only AED250! 

When: Until 24 August 
Where: Dubai World Trade Centre
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Live entertainment for little ones  

If you have plans to go shopping this weekend, pick Ibn Battuta Mall as your destination. Along with its usual entertainment, the mall is hosting free live shows to delight toddlers. Little ones can meet beloved characters from Looney Tunes and enjoy themed activities between shows. There’s even a vibrant Flower Show on offer, all while you enjoy shopping at over 250 shops at the mall, which include the likes of Marks & Spencer, Forever 21 and more. 

When: Until 17 August 
Where: Ibn Battuta Mall
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