Dubai Tourism Guide- Top 8 Coolest Weekend Activities To Do In Dubai

Dubai Tourism Guide

The weekend is almost here, it’s time to rejuvenate your mind, body and soul by indulging yourself in fun activities. It is no secret, Dubai Tourism has a lot more to offer. Feeling skeptical and intimidated by the assortment of options Dubai has in store for you? Worry no more! We have got you covered!

A Dubai tourism guide will be really handy with regard to finding the best things to do this weekend. Your Dubai tour will be incomplete without many of these fun activities, to say the least! Here’s taking a look at the biggest draws for travellers: 

Relaxing at Anantara The Palm in Dubai

Palm in Dubai

Are you looking for a day of exclusive pampering? Simply venture to this premier hotel for a special day at the pool! The Thai-styled Dubai tourism resort offers a private beach spanning 400 metres along with charming lagoon pools and a huge central swimming pool for relaxing as well. The charges are well competitive for a daily routine of 9 AM on the beach or 8 AM to 8 PM at the pool. 

Feasting on Gold

Gold Rate in Dubai

Yes, you read it right! In a really unique Dubai tour experience, try out the gold flakes on your birthday, anniversary cake/coffee or enjoy the 22 karat gold vada pao from O’Pao at Karama. The vada is filled up with sinful cheese and French truffle butter that is imported and the bread has a delightful topping of mayonnaise and mint as well. It is wrapped neatly in golden leaves of 22 karats which are imported all the way from France. This is one experience that you should not be missing at all!

Café Belge Serves Up Tempting Mussels

Between Thursday and Sunday (noon to 7 PM) and on till September, 30, Café Belge at the acclaimed Ritz-Carlton at DIFC, is serving up a tempting spread of select hops from Belgium with tempting mussels portions for an unbelievable price! You can select from sauces like the bubbly cream that is crafted with sparkling grapes, spicy tomatoes and even mariniere which is a creamy and tasty sauce made of white grapes. 

Lock, Stock & Barrel Nights

Ideal for a midweek blast with the gang, Lock, Stock & Barrel has just come up with its third Dubai outlet and you will love the ambience here, spreading over 8,000 square feet at the Business Bay hotspot. It is the same as the one at OG Barsha Heights with the same huge screens, private bars and pool tables. There are a couple of bars in all in addition to a set-up that resembles something of a food truck in the United States. Live sports fans will enjoy watching games on several giant screens. The joint opens between 4 PM and 2 AM between Thursday and Tuesday and from 4 PM to 1 AM on Wednesdays at the Grand Millennium Hotel. 

The Eloquent Elephant is Calling for your Attention

Badly need a laugh or two (or even more)? The Eloquent Elephant, the famous gastropub from Britain (and a Time Out winner) has launched its brand new comedy night and you will laugh out loud with the best line-up of comedians based in Dubai, who will be rocking the stage between 8.30-10.30 PM. The minimum spends are quite reasonable and you will also enjoy the abundant supply of bottled hops and beverages at competitive prices, adding a few tasty bites into the mix. Timings are 8.30-10.30 PM on Tuesday at this Taj Dubai hub. 

Ladies’ Night at Belgian Café

Ladies’ Night at Belgian Café

Dubai Festival City’s Belgian Café has finally launched its very first ladies’ night! Prepare to enjoy the best beverages and Belgian fare every Tuesday between 7-10 PM. Ladies may get together for free, enjoying four select beverages and snacks at a slashed price, complete with a fabulous ambience and live music performances for the company. Simply check out this destination at Dubai Festival City’s Crowne Plaza Dubai. 

NOEPE and its Sundowners

NOEPE has a stunning pergola that is completely air-conditioned, meaning that you can enjoy the gorgeous Dubai Creek below along with the fantastic happy hour deals without sweating yourself. Sip on the cheapest beverages from 4-7 PM (Sundays to Thursdays) at this Park Hyatt Dubai hub in Deira. Some of the top dishes like lobster rolls are a must-try for visitors too! 

Rush Racing Calls you for an Adventure

Want a Dubai tourism experience that gives you an unmatched adrenaline rush? Rush Racing is the first-ever virtual racing option in Dubai tourism, offering some of the coolest experiences and the best cars that you can check out. Simply choose your own car and hit the iconic racing track for exciting yet safe rides. The charges are reasonable, Dh100-150 is charged for 30-60 minutes and it opens daily between 11 AM and midnight in Al Barsha. 

Dubai Tourism Guide- Universally Appealing Experiences

While the above-mentioned Dubai tour landmarks are ideal for weekends, here are some universally charming experiences that you can do anytime and any day of the year! 

Visiting the Dubai Frame

The Dubai Frame is the world’s biggest such picture frame and is a link between the new and old cities that comprise Dubai today. It is a massive golden frame that goes up to a whopping 500 feet and offers glass lifts offering a panoramic view, taking guests to the clear walkway above. This spans 313 feet in terms of overall width and tickets may be bought either online or at the venue itself. The costs are pretty decent while entry is free for those with disabilities or any special needs.

Global Village Trips

This is a large theme park that basically caters to people of all age groups. It is immensely popular owing to its child-friendly experiences and stays open throughout November and all the way till the month of May. There are numerous rides along with concerts, landmarks and dining destinations on offer.

XLine Dubai Marina

XLine Dubai is one of the swiftest, longest and steepest zip lines (urban) in the whole world. Enjoy flying through highways, swimming pools and skyscrapers galore! Sounds adventurous? You bet! This takes you on a thrilling ride from 560 feet and speeds increase to 50 miles every hour as well. Feel free as you fly to Dubai Marina from the Jumeirah Beach Residence. The views are indescribable and truly rare!

Ski Dubai

Ski Dubai

Ski Dubai is the world’s third-biggest ski slope (indoor) and for all purposes. Lies bang in the middle of a shopping mall that is near the scorching desert. Talk about cinematic marvels and this beats the rest comfortably! This will take you inside with a Snow Daycation pass (offers access to tubing and other non-skiing regions of the mountain) or the daily lift pass which is reasonably priced. You will love the vibe inside, packed with families and little children, many of whom are enjoying the innumerable exciting rides available in addition to penguin visits and of course, some skiing as well.

Al Marmoom Camel Race Track

Burj Khalifa

This is where your Dubai tour gets more interesting over the weekend. This is a heritage spot and popular with locals and tourists alike. Al Marmoom is where you will find several enthusiasts who simply love camel racing and a day here is exhilarating, giving you a glimpse into local Middle Eastern traditions and cultures while viewing several grandstands packed with owners of camels, trainers, handlers and more. Races usually start between 7 AM and 9 AM which is pretty early in Dubai and remember that announcements or commentary will be done primarily through Arabic.

Kite Beach

This is a famous beach that has a wide and beautiful sandy stretch. Dotted with chaises and turquoise waters along with innumerable activities on offer. Kite Beach will give you a fabulous weekend experience; go kite surfing or simply try some volleyball. You can even take a jog, of course, when the temperatures are slightly pleasant! 

Spice Souk

The Spice Souk is one of the most amusing and pleasurable attractions of Dubai. Mentioned in almost every Dubai tourism guide, this fabulous attraction will draw you with its sights, smells and sounds. You will find ingredients sold by numerous vendors like saffron, dried limes from Persia, spice mixes from the Middle East, rose hips and more. Saffron is more affordable in this part of town. You will find a waterway nearby along with three hotels as well. Stalls offer almost everything you need, right from handcrafted lanterns and other souvenirs to spices and apparel. There are quite a few restaurants and gorgeous views of the Burj Al Arab 7-star hotel. Entry into this shopping complex is absolutely free of cost.

Burj Khalifa

Burj Khalifa

At the top is the flagship weekend experience that you can undertake. The tallest building in the world can be seen from almost every location in the Emirate of Dubai. The site itself seems imposing and magnificent when you approach it on foot although you can choose to ride to the very top of this 160 storied landmark. The high-speed elevators promise a thrilling ride and you will naturally be stunned after you land on the topmost deck. The views cannot be written or described easily in words.

Aquaventure Waterpark

Aquaventure Waterpark

It is currently the biggest waterpark in the whole world, on account of an extension. The newest portion is Trident Tower, encompassing the biggest children-only water parks that you will find throughout the Middle East, namely the Splashers Cove and Splashers Lagoon. The waterpark has 30+ slides and you will find the longest ever lazy river in all of the UAE here! There are exciting adventures like Poseidon’s Retreat (aptly named for sure!) and Leap of Faith among others. You will find a private beach for some relaxation and enjoy an opportunity to glimpse dolphins, stingrays and sea lions up close.

The Starlight Camp

Dubai tourists will love their visit to the Starlight Camp. A neat little pop-up in the desert which is straight out of- you guessed it right- the Arabian Nights! The camp has tents in the shape of domes which enable all guests to relax with breath taking open sky views. You will find something really romantic about waking up in a desert with the sand dunes for company. The bubble-shaped and domed tent is a delight for travellers with its wooden shower, child-friendly mattresses, queen-sized bed and the piece de resistance. The telescope which helps you gaze into the sky at night. This experience is just 45 minutes away for Dubai residents.


Legoland is one of the most amazing Dubai attractions that you will ever find! It has 60+ rides on offer for little enthusiasts in tandem with 15,000 models to entice them instantly! Families will love this theme park that was built with more than 60 million LEGO pieces! It covers a massive and sprawling area where kids can run around without hassles.

Dining in the Sky

sky diving in dubai

Yes, you haven’t read anything wrong! Dinner in the Sky Dubai is one of the most spectacular global restaurants ever! You have to put on a seatbelt of course and the fact that you remain suspended almost 165 feet high up in the air makes it exquisite indeed! The table slowly rotates by itself for one hour. If you can take the high altitude, you will start loving the amazing Gulf views of course. The menu has been specially created by Le Meridien’s Artful Dining, The Westin Dubai and Mina Seyahi. Nibble on tasty mezzes with the taste of the Middle East along with wonderful burrata salads. This is something that you will never forget!

Abra Rides in Dubai

abra rides

Another Dubai tourism favourite, this one is for everyone visiting the Emirate. Riding the traditional abra or boat is a treat in Dubai, getting across the Dubai Creek from either Bur Dubai or Deira. These boats carry up to twenty people together and help in bypassing traffic as well. Dusk and evening rides are quite romantic and this is when you will find more fellow tourists as well! If you are planning to land in Old Dubai, an Abra ride is a must. Of course, the pocket pinch is really affordable.

These locations are feasible to enjoy a getaway weekend trip. Gear up to have the best time of your life.

Rohit Kumar
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