23 Non-Touristic Things To Do in Dubai This Long Weekend #MyDubai


So the weather is great and its a long weekend, and for those who didn’t plan in advance and are staying in town, here is a list of 23 things that can be done in this diverse city this weekend:

1- Safa Park Friday has an amazing Food Market, cultural and family event in the park. A great way to spend with the family, and friends who want a change from the traditional Friday brunch.

2- Global Village. Shop, eat, and play in a city within a city. Pavilions from all around the world that offer ethnic shopping, dining and entertainment experiences. Also, giving away some Audi cars. Includes a big amusement park. http://www.dubaicalendar.ae/en/event/events/global-village-2013-14.html

3- The Quoz Happens: in a warehouse district in Dubai, the last thing you will expect is to find a hidden art district. This month featuring “El Moulid” better visited in the am. http://www.dubaicalendar.ae/en/event/events/el-moulid.html

4- 24 hours endurance race at Dubai Autodrome. http://www.dubaicalendar.ae/en/event/events/dunlop-24hrs-dubai-1.html

5- Ballet Gala performed by Paris Opera House. Tickets 250-450 AED at Madinat Theatre  http://www.dubaicalendar.ae/en/event/events/paris-opera-ballet-gala.html

6- World Table Tennis finals watch them battle it out for 1,000,000 DOLLARS! Going on this weekend and the finals on Sunday 12th Jan. http://www.dubaicalendar.ae/en/event/events/gac-world-tour-grand-finals.html

7- Bollywood anyone? Ujala Asianet film awards happening tonight Friday 10th Jan. http://www.dubaicalendar.ae/en/event/events/the-ujala-asianet-film-awards-2014.html

8- Jamie Riviera Filipino singer and superstar concert at Al Nasr Leisure Land Ice rink tonight Friday at 7pm. http://www.dubaicalendar.ae/en/event/events/the-inspirational-diva-jamie-rivera-live-in-dubai.html

9- Michael Jackson Cirque du Soliel is still on http://www.dubaicalendar.ae/en/event/events/michael-jackson-the-immortal-world-tour.html

10- Dubai International Basketball Championship, get your tickets there. On until the 18th, from 5-9pm. Tickets from 20-70 AED http://www.dubaicalendar.ae/en/event/events/25th-dubai-international-basketball-championship-2014.html

11- Have some tourists in town? Al Shindagha heritage area is set up all month with cultural events, performances and more. Something different and shows the culture. Free entry. http://www.mydsf.ae/en/event/events/al-shindagha-heritage-area-events.html

12- The 7 Sopranos show, set up smack in the middle of JBR walk. Obviously free entry. Go have a bite and hang out for the show. On until Saturday 11th Jan. http://www.mydsf.ae/en/event/events/the-7-sopranos-show.html

13- Thai Cultural Fair at Arabian Center, Opp Mushrif Park, Al Khawaneej Road, near Mirdiff. A bit far but definitely worth visiting. How about shop in Mirdif city center then head there? http://www.mydsf.ae/en/event/events/event-9.html

14- Mexican circus is in town! On until 2nd of Feb in Al Riqqa street. Tickets from 70-200AED  http://www.mydsf.ae/en/event/events/event-20.html

15- DSF Carnival parade in Al Seef street. Starts today 11th and ends tomorrow the 12th Jan. http://www.mydsf.ae/en/event/events/dsf-carnival.html

16- Flying SuperKids in Zabeel Park. Have a picnic and entertain the kids. On until 18th. Show is free but there is a park entrance fee. http://www.mydsf.ae/en/event/events/flying-superkids-show.html

17- Alice In Wonderland Tea Party at Deira Mirdif city center. Shop then pass by and introduce your kids to the Mad Hatter. On until the 18th http://www.mydsf.ae/en/event/events/event-15.html

18- Ok this isn’t happening this weekend but its worth putting on your calendar: Jan 24th, Quoz Spray-a-thon is happening. The street will be closed off overnight to allow graffiti artists to beautify the area. A must attend!

19- Want to learn how to rollerblade? Safa Park, this Saturday https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=251759718316124

20- You don’t have to go all extravagant and rent a yacht, instead take a Dubai Marina Water Taxi http://bit.ly/1ipCu7X

21- Take a ride in a hot air balloon. Here is a deal from groupon http://www.groupon.ae/deals/dubai/DU-Ballooning-Adventures-Emirates-Ride/32448976?ref=dubai

22- If you want to go all extravagant and rent a boat, here is another deal from groupon: http://www.groupon.ae/deals/dubai/DU-Royal-Blue-Yacht-Cruise/32286262?ref=dubai

23- Take a fashion illustration workshop on the 13th 



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