The Eid break might almost be over, but that doesn’t mean there’s not plenty of fun still to be had. Here’s a roundup of the best things to do in Dubai over the weekend.


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Thursday 23rd August

Enjoy a Dubai staycay with retro glamour

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Built in the mid-20th century the Queen Elizabeth 2 ocean liner was the epitome of 1960s glamour. Now docked permanently in Dubai, the ship has been completely revamped and ahead of the official launch in October they are offering some fantastic weekend staycation packages.

QE2, Port Rashid, Dubai, UAE. All-inclusive packages available from AED 1,499. For more information visit

Friday 24th August

See some of the UAE’s best new emerging fashion brands

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This week saw the launch of the NASMA pop-up, which will be showcasing the best new and emerging fashion brands in the UAE until September. The event will host fashion, jewellery and accessory designers in both Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Some of the brands taking part in the fantastic five-week event include Amira Haroon, Arshys, Annada, Azra, Blanc 8.3 and Dee by Dalia.

Galeries Lafayette in The Dubai Mall, Dubai, Robinsons in Festival City, Dubai, and Tryano, Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi, UAE. Dates vary across the three venues. For more information visit Galeries Lafayette, Robinsons and Tryano.

Saturday 25th August

Go on a date at Dubai’s gourmet cinema


Wind down from the Eid break at the city’s first gourmet, licensed cinema. Opening earlier this year, the Jebel Ali Reel Cinema offers up a delicious dine in menu from American restauranteur Guy Fieri. Popular items on the menu include the Southwest lobster roll and the moreish dark chocolate layered cake.

Jebel Ali Recreation Club, Jebel Ali, U Road, Dubai, UAE. Dine-in package – AED 160 (includes movie + starter + main) dine-in ticket – AED50 (includes a movie ticket only). For more information visit Jebel Ali Recreation Club.