Tired of googling “Things to do in Dubai” every weekend only to mindlessly scroll through overwhelming options before surrendering to your faithful bed and Netflix? We’ve been there; matching the pace with Dubai’s ever-evolving dining scene, art exhibits, weekend brunches, and outdoor adventures can be daunting. Keen on making your weekends more exciting?
Discover Buro’s Weekend Playbook, your secret decoder, to unlock the very best Dubai has to offer.
GET GROOVIN’ AT SOLE DXB
Dubai’s most anticipated cultural fest, Sole DXB, returns to Dubai Design District with a spectacular lineup of artists, culinary delights, retail pop-ups, and a special exhibition dedicated to Palestine. Celebrating 50 years of hip-hop, Sole DXB promises a weekend packed with entertainment.
CATCH THE STUNNING DRONE SHOW
Every year, the Dubai Shopping Festival quite literally lights up the city with a range of enthralling experiences, including the mesmerizing drone show. Starting today, December 8, Dubai skies will become the canvas for a captivating drone show imagined in collaboration with renowned animator Mohammed Saeed Harib. Make your way to The Beach, JBR, or Bluewaters to catch the mind-blowing drone show every day at 8 pm and 10 pm.
INDULGE IN A DAY OF WELLNESS AT PARAMOUNT HOTEL
Have you ever been to a Zen party? Escape the city’s hustle at Pause Spa‘s Zen Party, a monthly retreat at Paramount Hotel Midtown. On December 10, enjoy yoga, sound healing, art therapy, and a wellness breakfast. Reserve your spot and receive a voucher for a post-event treat at the Spa.
EXPLORE CAROLINA HERRERA’S HOLIDAY BEAUTY COLLECTION
Carolina Herrera Beauty has unveiled its Holiday Podium at Dubai Mall, featuring a dazzling 10-meter Christmas Tree. Explore the brand’s irresistible beauty offerings, fragrance and makeup Consultations, gift wrapping, festive treats, and more.
RIDE A SPARKLING ABRA
Dubai’s traditional Abras have got a festive makeover. As a part of the Dubai Shopping Festival, the city’s Abras will feature unique neon decorations, lighting up the creekside. Starting December 8, visitors at the creekside (Dubai Creek Abras, Al Seef, and Deira Gold Souq) can ride a special neon-lit Abra.