Superb things to do this weekend in Dubai

From unique maker racer experiences to epic dinner shows and spooky pop-ups, here are our recommendations to make the most of the weekend with your family and loved ones.


This acclaimed dinner show venue is all set to captivate audiences once again with its upcoming show, ‘Lost in Time,’ launching this week. This extraordinary show seamlessly weaves together fantastic entertainment, culinary artistry, and a journey through musical history.

Accompanied by an exquisite menu crafted by the award-winning Chef Mattheus Stinnissen, ‘Lost in Time’ exemplifies Theater’s unwavering commitment to pushing the boundaries of entertainment. Prepare to be transported into an immersive experience that defies conventions and promises to be unlike anything you’ve ever witnessed.

Fairmont Hotel. Tuesday to Saturday from 10pm-3am. Call +9714 222 2268 or email Visit the website or Instagram

The OliOli® Grand Prix

Calling all young racing enthusiasts and budding car designers! The OliOli® Grand Prix offers a unique maker racer experience unlike any other in the region. This exciting event welcomes children aged 4 and above to unleash their creativity and engineering prowess by crafting their very own miniature race cars.

Kids will have the opportunity to put their custom-made cars through their paces on not one, but three distinct tracks: The Practice Track, the exhilarating Stunt Track, and the ultimate challenge, The Race Track. Here, they can compete against friends and family to determine who can claim the title of the fastest racer! OliOli® is also hosting a special exhibition, showcasing a remarkable and never-before-seen cardboard replica of an F1 car.

The OliOli® Grand Prix is included in all Standard PLUS tickets starting from AED159 for 1 child + 1 adult. Visit the website or Instagram

PAD: Pilates & Dance Studio

Celebrity Pilates and fitness guru, Yasmin Karachiwala is all set to bring back her highly anticipated fitness classes to Dubai. Join her from October 14 to 16 at her very own PAD: Pilates & Dance Studio by Yasmin Karachiwala in The Greens. Yasmin is renowned for sculpting the bodies of Bollywood superstars like Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone, and Alia Bhatt. Karachiwala has thoughtfully scheduled her classes to seamlessly fit into your busy life. Don’t miss this opportunity!

Call +9714 294 1745. Visit the website or Instagram

Diwali Exhibitions

Prepare for a festive shopping extravaganza as Xpatzhub, a prominent event management company, brings you two magnificent Diwali exhibitions showcasing local businesses. These festive exhibitions promise an array of Diwali and lifestyle treasures that will delight you. With over 120 exhibitors at both events, you’ll find everything you need for the festive season.

Whether you’re in search of festive attire, matching jewellery, skincare products for that radiant Diwali glow, stylish handbags, trendy footwear, or unique gift ideas, Xpatzhub’s Diwali Edit exhibitions are your ultimate one-stop-shop. These festive exhibitions also offer you the opportunity to bring your real jewellery for a revitalizing cleaning session, courtesy of Royal Star Jewellers.

October 14 at the Taj Jumierah Lake Towers and October 21 at DoubleTree Hilton, Al Mankhool. From 12-10pm. Free entry

Daley Bounce

Get ready for an enchanting family adventure at Daley Bounce’s Pumpkin Patch Pop-Up in DIP 2! From October 16 to 19, step into the captivating realm of Halloween. Every visitor will be treated to a pumpkin spice latte (or a regular latte, if you prefer) to ignite your spooky spirit. Children can handpick a pumpkin (additional pumpkins available for a small fee) and let their creativity shine in the Paint-Your-Pumpkin area.

Capture lasting memories at the Photo Spot adorned with eerie decorations, and take home a polaroid keepsake. Children can also be transformed into their favourite Halloween characters with delightful face painting. Don’t forget to join the fancy dress competition and explore the Boxfetti pop-up shop, offering a top-notch selection of costumes.

October 16 to 19. Daily from 12-5pm. AED130 per child (adults free). Visit Instagram


Don’t miss adding ‘The Taleweaver’s Nightmare Emporium’ to your upcoming must-see list at MOTIONGATE™ Dubai. This thrilling show is a centrepiece of MOTIONGATE™ Dubai’s month-long Halloween festivities, ‘Fright Nights: Volume VI’. With this year’s spine-tingling theme, ‘Curse of the Taleweaver’, it will be open from Wednesdays to Sundays starting at 4 pm, making it the UAE’s ultimate family Halloween destination.

During your visit, you can also immerse yourself in 13 Halloween-themed experiences and scare zones. Plus, don’t miss out on the chance to meet your favourite characters like The Smurfs and Hotel Transylvania, all dressed up in their Halloween best.

Visit the website or Instagram


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