Brilliant things to do this weekend in Dubai

From Venetian-style brunches to geek community days and rooftop yoga sessions, here are our recommendations to make the most of the weekend with your family and loved ones.


Get ready for a captivating culinary journey every Saturday, as you savour a brunch experience that will transport you to the vibrant canals of Venice. Prepare to uncover the flavours of this mysterious city and indulge like royalty with an opulent spread, live entertainers, and pulse-pounding DJ music that will create an unforgettable evening. The entire venue will undergo a Venetian-style transformation, setting the perfect ambiance for the night ahead, while the buffet will be brimming with a wide array of mouthwatering dishes, catering to even the most discerning food enthusiasts.

Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers. Saturdays from 7-10:30pm. From AED249 per person. Call +9715 6216 0072 and visit the website or Instagram

Rove x Hobby Nation

Rove Hotels has teamed up with Hobby Nation for the inaugural “Rove’s Geek Community Day,” offering a fresh way to celebrate the Halloween season. This free event is set to bring together diverse communities for a collective celebration of all things geek, encompassing beloved pop culture icons, video games, tabletop adventures, and collectibles.

A dynamic lineup of activities is planned to keep attendees thoroughly engaged, ensuring an incredible day filled with droids, dragons, and an assortment of other fascinating elements.To kick things off, an open-to-all Cosplay competition will take place, encouraging participants to don their costumes and immerse themselves in their favourite characters for a chance to win impressive prizes valued at over AED 5,000.

Rove Downtown. October 28 from 10am-10pm. Free. Register here

Delta Hotels by Marriott Jumeirah Beach

Prepare to immerse yourself in a calm and peaceful ambiance while embracing “Pinktober” with a sprinkle of yoga enchantment on the 35th floor of Delta Hotels by Marriott Jumeirah Beach, where you can bask in stunning vistas of Dubai Marina and Ain Dubai. Experience gentle yoga within a serene environment, all in solidarity with the fight against Breast Cancer, with a portion of the proceeds dedicated to supporting the Al Jalila Foundation. Yoga mats will be furnished, and a nutritious breakfast will be served at Jones the Grocer following the session.

October 29 from 8-10am. AED75 for yoga session and Jones the Grocer breakfast. Call +9715 0189 6214 

Luma Pool Lounge

Luma Pool Lounge at Address Grand Creek Harbour has reopened, providing a serene poolside haven where visitors can luxuriate and decompress in elegance. Situated against the backdrop of Dubai’s radiant skyline and the picturesque creek, Luma Pool Lounge welcomes you to savour a delightful blend of Mediterranean and Levantine cuisine in an unparalleled outdoor setting. With breathtaking views and distinctive artistic installations, Luma Pool Lounge stands as the perfect spot to capture those flawless and picturesque memories.

Visit the website or Instagram

Couqley French Bistro & Bar

As the school year is well underway and children are settled into their routines, parents are constantly seeking engaging extracurricular activities to stimulate their children’s creativity. Couqley is excited to announce the return of the Paint & Grow program, aimed at nurturing the artistic potential within every child.

In collaboration with the renowned Kidz Love Art, Couqley will host a 5-week painting course scheduled every Sunday util November 26. These enriching two-hour sessions will be led by a skilled art instructor with more than a decade of experience. The course covers all necessary painting materials, along with a snack and a refreshing beverage courtesy of Couqley. It’s a fantastic opportunity for kids to explore their artistic talents.

Every Sunday until November 26 from 2-4pm. AED1,550 per child. Parents can sign up their children for the course on the Kidz Love Art website

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