Top 7 things to do in Dubai this weekend: Dreamy Dubai

Published August 16th, 2018 - 10:55 GMT
Discover a weekend of blissful activities in Dubai (Shutterstock)
Discover a weekend of blissful activities in Dubai (Shutterstock)

Cave yoga, subconscious art, supercar drives - there’s an eclectic set of experiences on offer in Dubai this weekend. Turn your dreams into reality, take a magical backstage tour or catch a star in action. Here’s our top seven picks.

Morissette is Made

Join “Asia’s Phoenix”, Morrissette, for one-night only on 17 August. The 22-year-old Filipina superstar has taken the internet by storm with her singing covers and vocal range. She’s currently touring the world, and will be performing live in Dubai alongside singer, dancer, actor and host Sam Concepcion.

When: 17 August
Where: Zabeel Hall 2, Dubai World Trade Centre
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Intuitive Creativity Workshop

As part of Dubai art hub Alserkal Avenue’s third annual summer programme, a workshop will take attendees on a journey deep into the subconscious mind through breathing exercises and meditation techniques. You’ll be guided into a state of relaxation to loosen the inhibitions that might block emotions and memories, then invited to physically manifest your memories using ink techniques. The two-hour free event is open to those aged 16 and above, and is limited to 15 participants. To register, email, with the subject line 'Intuitive creativity workshop'.

When: 18 August
Where: thejamjar, Warehouse 74, Alserkal Avenue
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'Dream, Girl' Screening at Cinema Akil

Directed by Erin Bagel and produced by an all-female crew, ‘Dream,Girl’ examines what it takes to be a female entrepreneur, featuring ‘girl bosses’ from brand-new start-ups to million dollar industries. Whether it’s balancing family life, talking about self-sabotage or supporting other women, these incredibly diverse stories accurately share the nuances of what it’s like to be a woman in business today. The free-to-see film is showing at the A4 Space cinema room in Al Serkal Avenue.

When: 18 August
Where: A4 Space, Alserkal Avenue
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The fan tour of the Opera

With the busy autumn season at Dubai Opera nearly upon us, this is a great time to tour the beautiful venue at the heart of Downtown Dubai. The one-hour tour takes place twice a day, at 10:30am and 2:30pm in English and Arabic, with other languages available on request. It’s AED75 for adults and AED40 for kids aged 3-16. You’ll discover what inspired the architectural design, see the cutting-edge audio-visual technology that enhances every performance, and take a behind-the-scenes tour to see where the magic happens.

When: Daily, 10:30am and 2:30pm
Where: Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai
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Drive your dream car


We might be lucky enough to live in a place where supercars don’t turn heads as often as others, but how many of us actually get to drive these incredible machines?

Now’s your chance to get behind the wheel and speed your way around the track with Supercar Experiences at Dubai Autodrome. Enjoy driving a 570bhp Ferrari GT, or take it to the next level with the 625bhp McLaren Sprint and its powerful V8 engine. You can even take out a Formula DXB race car. Don’t drive? You needn’t miss out on the thrills - the Autodrome offers a passenger experience with its ‘Hot Laps’, where a professional instructor drives you around the track.

When: All year round
Where: Dubai Autodrome
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It’s time to get Ripe


One of Dubai’s oldest and best-known outdoor markets and weekend entertainment concepts is indoors for the summer. Head to Times Square Centre on Sheikh Zayed Road for the Ripe Market’s indoor edition. The mall’s sun-kissed atrium retains an outdoorsy vibe, and you can visit dozens of stalls offering goods from the city’s designers, artists, and businesses. Expect anything and everything, from handbags and homemade jewellery to art and children’s toys. The Ripe Market also stocks fresh organic food, including fruit, vegetables, honey, coffee, and more.

When: Every Saturday, 9am-3pm
Where: Times Square Centre
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Cave yoga in an urban setting


TEPfactor Dubai, the Jumeirah Beach Residence-based adult adventure challenge centre, turns over part of its man-made subterranean-style space for yogis every Friday morning. Arrive early for a free session, taught by a different instructor each week. The cave-style space is said to help keep you cool and release stress. The 1.5 hour-long sessions are free to attend, and are on a first-come, first-served basis. Advance booking recommended.

When: Fridays, 8am
Where: TEPfactor, JBR
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