Drinks deals, live music night, stays and more before the long weekend…
With the National Day holiday being a three-day week, we’ve made sure that whatever you’re looking for, there’s something to do in Dubai. From festive escape games to staycations and pool days, there’s something for everyone.
Here are 8 brilliant things to do in Dubai this week.
Check out a festive themed escape game
There is no way you want to miss out on the latest Escape Hunt Dubai VR game. Escape Hunt Dubai, located at The Galleria Mall, Al Wasl Road, is all set to transport guests to a winter wonderland with the launch of its amazing VR game ‘Christmas Story’. Enjoy a picture-perfect white blanket without having to bundle up in winter clothes as you race against the weather to complete this snowy mission. here’s 50% off all VR games until December 9th
Escape Hunt Dubai, The Galleria Mall, Al Wasl Road, 11.30am to 10pm daily, Dhs60 after discount. Phone: (0)4 334 4473, escapehuntdubai.com
Get inspired in a fantastic new creative space
Want to change where you work this week? Then check out SPĀCES, a new creative space within Social Distrikt at The Pointe. As well as an industrial vibe – think concrete walls, plush vintage sofas, wooden tables and neon signs – there are plenty of places for creatives to ply their trade, with a podcast studio and an il studio lighting also available. It is combined with a menu of pleasant meals and a regular rotation of programs including lectures, art exhibitions, pop-ups and DJ sets.
SPACES, Social Distrikt, The Pointe, 9am to 1am weekdays, 9am to 2am weekends. @catalyst.spaces
Check out a cool new art gallery
Want to get your creative juices flowing? Then head to the newly opened Bedia Art Gallery on Al Khayat Avenue, Dubai’s new hub for visual arts. The art gallery and studio showcase the work of abstract artist Kemal Yazici; The first Turkish gallerist and artist from the United Arab Emirates. Born in Turkey and raised in Germany with an eclectic heritage from the Balkans, Kemal Yazici is a contemporary abstract artist who brings to life paintings inspired by the simplicity of geometric and organic elements. He works primarily with oil and acrylic paints, expertly layering them on a stretched canvas through his approach that requires great attention to detail.
Bedia Art Gallery, Al Khayat Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM Tuesday to Sunday. Tel: (0)4 335 9133, bediaartgallery.com
Catch up with a drink and views of Folly
From 18:00 to 22:00 on Tuesdays, you and your friends can enjoy a plate of bites, two hours of wine, bubbly and cocktails while you rock out to the beats of a DJ. Ladies, this will cost you Dhs195 and men pay Dhs295. If you fancy, you can upgrade to Dhs300 for a bottle of champagne.
Folly, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, 6pm to 10pm, women Dhs195, men Dhs295, Tel: (0)4 430 8535, folly.ae
Check-in for a National Day getaway
With a long weekend ahead, it’s the perfect opportunity to enjoy the spoils of a five-star Dubai resort. Save up to 25% this UAE National Day by using ‘LOCALS’ when making your bookings. Holiday packages start from as little as Dhs700 and include breakfast for two daily, as well as 20% off restaurants and 25% off selected activities.
Anantara The Palm Dubai Resorts, Palm Jumeirah, East Crescent, Dubai, oDeals start from Dhs700, Tel: (0)4 567 8888. anantara.com
Watch a fun Irish band live
The Coronas are a much-loved Irish rock band that originated in Dublin and are returning to Dubai this week. On Wednesday 30 November, the Irish rockers will be performing at The Baggot, McGettigan’s, bringing an epic sing-along to the live music venue with a set list of their greatest hits. Entry costs Dhs150 per person, including a free drink.
The Baggot, McGettigan’s JLT, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, 7pm, Wed 30 Nov, Dhs150. Phone: (0)4 356 0470mcgettigans.com/
Head to the first day of the Emirates Dubai 7s
Emirates Dubai Rugby 7s is one of the biggest events in the sporting and social calendar, whether you’re a rugby fan or not. The music, sport and entertainment festival is back in full swing for 2022 and the massive three-day event will once again take place at The Sevens Stadium from 1-3 December 2022 (National Day weekend) . You can get tickets for the first day of the Emirates Dubai 7s on Thursday 1st December for free. Just be sure to register early to get your free entry.
Emirates Dubai 7s, The Sevens Stadium, Dubai, Thursday 1 to Saturday 3 December. dubairugby7s.com
Take advantage of the long weekend with a fully redeemable pool day
Since opening on the coveted stretch of sandy restaurants in Palm West Beach, Feb. 30 has had no shortage of visitors. On February 30, Dubai welcomes guests to a soundtrack of tropical house beats, both from restaurant tables and beach loungers, the latter priced at Dhs150 weekdays and Dhs250 at weekends, although you’ll get it all back to spend on food and drink.
30 February Dubai, West Beach, Palm Jumeirah, daily from 12pm to 2am, beach from 12pm to 7pm. february30dubai.com @february30dubai