Top Things To Do This Weekend In Dubai

by Dhruv Maniar
Top Things To Do This Weekend In Dubai

1. Big Bad Wolf Sale 

The first-ever Big Bad Wolf Book Sale is making its debut in Dubai it is going to be a 24-hour sale that will last for 11 consecutive days! Book lovers can jump with joy! From 18 to 28 October 2018, over 3 million brand new books will be available at huge discounts from 50 to 80% below retail prices at Dubai Studio City sound stages 2 & 3. Genres of books will range cater to readers from all walks of life from best-selling novels & influential business books to art & design titles, cookbooks & an unrivalled range of adult fiction.

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Locations: Dubai Studio City sound stages 2 & 3, Dubai
Date: 18 to 28 October 2018
Time: 24 Hours
Discount: 50% – 80%

2. Venetian Themed Street Fest

As the winter season kicks in, its time for all outdoor activations and fun to begin. Similarly City Walk, the design-inspired open-air lifestyle is gearing up to launch a Venetian-themed Street Fest. The festival is spread over three consecutive weekends starting from 18 October to 03 November where a range of spectacular performances and activities are lined up for the entire family. From 5:00 pm until midnight there will be a Venetian grand parade with roaming entertainers, such as dancers, musicians, Italian classical singers, stilt walkers and unicyclists. Visitors can also get chance to win floating prizes that are up for grabs throughout the hourly parades or win prizes from up to 25 participating retail and dining outlets. To capture your perfect fun-filled moment head down to a gondola-shaped photo booth that is specially created for the festival. 


Location: City Walk
Dates: Every Thursday to Saturday from 18 October to 03 November
Time: 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Entry: Free

3. Enjoy Hops For AED 18 

It’s time to sing the birthday song and party hard as McGettigan’s JBR is turning one. The renowned Irish Pub at Hilton Dubai Jumeirah is throwing a crazy two-day birthday bash on 18th and 19th October. You can experience crazy deals at the bar and some great live entertainment throughout the night. Guest can enjoy a variety of cocktails and bottled hops for AED 18 and shooters just for AED 10. That’s not it, guests can also take the advantage of happy hours running all day from 2:30 pm to 9:00 pm on Thursday, and 10:00 am – 8:00 pm on Friday.

Credits: McGettigan’s JBR


Location: McGettigan’s JBR 1st Birthday Party
Date: 18th and 19th October
Offer: All-day happy hour from 12:30 pm – 9:00 pm on Thursday; 10:00 am – 8:00 pm on Frida
Price: AED18 bottled beers & Cocktails, AED10 shooters

4. Dubai Expo 2020 Two Years Countdown Celebrations

This Saturday 20 October head down to Burj Park in Downtown Dubai for a spectacular show. Residents and visitors will be dazzled with a special Dubai Fountain show with a display on the Burj Khalifa at 8:20 pm. The event will be set up in  5 different zones that include food outlets, live music performances contemporary art exhibits whipping up international food and world dance that will all give a glimpse of Expo 2020. The event is absolutely free for everyone and will start from 5:00 pm until 10:00 pm.

Credits: Expo 2020


Location: Burj Park, Downtown Dubai
Date: 20 October
Time: 5:00pm to 10:00pm
Entry: Free 

5. Basement Jaxx At Zero Gravity 

Basement Jaxx are an English electronic music duo consisting of Felix Buxton and Simon Ratcliffe. From underground producers and party promoters in 1995, they have spread their talent around the globe with album sales worth of three million to date. They will surely promise an incredible live act at zero gravity on 19 October from 5:00 pm and free entry for everyone until 9:00 pm 

Credits: Dubai Calendar


Location: Zero Gravity
Date: 19 October 2018
Cost: Free entry before 9:00 pm
          Free for ladies all night
          AED 100 for guys after 9:00 pm
AED 75 advance tickets
Time: 5:00 pm-3:00 am