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 eternally-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 THE EXPO CITY BLOCK PARTY
On Friday, January 26, Expo City will be home to the ‘Break the Block’ party, where attendees can enjoy an unforgettable night of music and food. Partygoers can sway to the tunes of the British duo Jungle, a DJ set by Nightmares on Wax and Shadi Megallaa, watch Emirati rapper Saud G perform, and more, starting from 6 pm till late.
IMMERSE YOURSELF IN PALSETINIAN CULTURE AT REEL PALESTINE
Reel Palestine, UAE’s annual film festival highlighting Palestinian cinema returns to Cinema Akil starting January 26. With daily film screenings, workshops, masterclasses, and a Palestinian souk, the festival is an opportunity to educate oneself and spread awareness about the struggle of Palestinian people.
PAMPER YOUR TASTEBUDS AT JUN’S
Whether you’re a regular at Jun‘s or still to tick of your food bucket list, the Michelin Guide and MENA’s 50 Best Restaurants acclaimed spot just launched a new must-try tasting menu. Curated by chef Kelvin Cheung, the 11 course ‘Chef Suggests’ Tasting Menu will take your tastebuds on a journey with and ecclectic mix of flavors and a third culture cooking style. Available for lunch and dinner in both vegetarian and non-vegetarian options, the delectible menu will leave you wanting more.
MAKE YOUR WAY TO QOUZ ARTS FEST 2024
Indulge in a weekend of art, music, and food at the Qouz Arts Fest. Returning to Al Serkal Avenue this weekend, the Qouz Arts Fest will be home to electrifying live music, thought-provoking art installations, local markets, workshops, and a whole lot of family-friendly fun. While you’re there make sure to stop by at the BLSSD x Drôle de Monsieur collaborative pop-up to explore a range of luxe streetwear.
ENJOY A CHIC POOL DAY AT CLOUD 22
Previously reserved for hotel guests, Cloud 22 in Atlantis Royal has swung its doors open to everyone. Not only does the infinity pool boast unparalleled views of Dubai, but the venue recently got a chic makeover from Dolce & Gabanna. Hosted in collaboration with Ounass, the Dolce & Gabanna pop-up at Cloud 22 features pool loungers and floats revamped with the Italian Maison’s ‘Majolica’ print. Guests can enjoy a specially curated Dolce & Gabanna menu and indulge in a retail spree on the hotel’s Galleria level.