Things to do around Dubai this weekend


There’s an eclectic mix of activities this weekend ranging from Donald Trump’s controversial inauguration to the much awaited Dubai Marathon. Other than that, here are our top picks of things you can do this weekend. We’ve even got all the best free events for you!

See a FREE concert
When: January 20, 6PM

Where: Central Galleria, Mall of the Emirates

This is a free event

It’s not about money, money, money this Friday at Mall of the Emirates! Listen to British pop singer Jessie J at the Central Galleria for free as part of the Dubai Shopping Festival.

Take selfies with the King of Bollywood
When: January 21, 2-5PM

Where: Bollywood Parks, Dubai Parks and Resorts

Tickets available at

Shah Rukh Khan, Raees himself, will be in Dubai’s Bollywood Parks this weekend to promote his latest film. The Bollywood actor who is no stranger to the city of Dubai will also be relaunching the popular Ra-One ride as well as performing and interacting with fans. Concerned about breaking the bank? There will be a free meet-and-greet with the King himself at the Arabian Centre.

King Khan in town: Shah Rukh Khan brings ‘Raees’ to Dubai amid much fanfare

Cheer on the runners of Dubai Marathon
When: January 20, 6:30 AM

Where: Umm Suqeim Road

This is a free event

While some of you might be running, why not get in on the festive appeal of cheering on the finishers of the Dubai Marathon? There are grandstands located along Umm Suqeim Road as well as exciting pavilions so the kids can have fun while you shout “Congratulations” to all the fabulous finishers.

Road Closures: These Dubai roads will be closed on Friday

Visit a pop-up market in Burj Khalifa
When: January 19-28

Where: Burj Park, Burj Khalifa

Last year’s Market Out of the Box captured the hearts of many residents and it is back this year for another round. Apart from a pop-up market, there will be film nights and yoga classes all situated extremely close to the Burj Khalifa. You’ll also get to see the Dubai Fountain.

Walk through a kaleidoscope world
Where: Festival Square, Dubai Festival City Mall

This is a free event

A Laser Tunnel has been installed at the Festival Square area of Dubai Festival City Mall. The 20-metre tunnel takes you through a kaleidoscope of colour to get a free taster of the recently launched attraction – IMAGINE. IMAGINE is a water, laser and light show you also must see to believe.



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