The long weekend is finally here and to make the most of your days off, we have put together a diverse list of activities to keep you busy from tonight till Monday morning.

Get the party started

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Head down to the newest brunch in the city at the super hip dine, drink and chill venue at Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens. Running from 7.30pm on Thursday (just after the dry period finishes) The Social Brunch will be serving up mushroom risotto, slow-roasted chicken and grilled salmon, all against a backdrop of live acoustic music. Prices start at Dhs259 for free-flowing house drinks.

Jungle Fever

eid al adha dubai weekend to do 2020

Stock up on the hottest print of the summer at the Dolce & Gabbana pop up store at the Fashion Catwalk area in The Dubai Mall. The Sicilian Jungle space is filled with tropical print that has been spotted all over the SS20 runways. The pop up houses the women’s and men’s ready-to-wear as well as striking accessories.

Foodie staycation


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The Hyatt hotels in Dubai have introduced ‘Stay and Dine’ package across five of its locations: Park Hyatt Dubai; Hyatt Regency Dubai; Grand Hyatt Dubai; Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights: and Andaz Dubai The Palm. The deal is applied to those booking on full-board or half-board basis and includes a comfortable stay in a fabulous room and a culinary experience at one of the participating venues. What’s more, two children up to the age of 10 years dine for free when accompanied by full paying adults. The Hyatt hotels in Dubai ‘Stay and Dine’ package is available until October 31, 2020 with room stay and dining rates for 2 adults and 2 children starting at Dhs399. For bookings call +971 4 553 1290or visit

Mexican fiesta

eid al adha dubai weekend to do 2020

Maya Mexican Kitchen + Bar, the contemporary Mexican dining hotspot at Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa, has brought back its epic Mas Mas Maya Brunch. Taking place every Friday and Saturday from 1:30pm to 4:30pm, the feast includes traditional guacamole, mango dressing and salmon ceviche, lobster with roasted corn and chipotle butter and sumptuous chicken and beef striploin fajitas. Prices start from Dhs350 with selected soft beverages, Dhs450 with house drinks including the traditional Mexican Margarita and Spanish Sangria, and Dhs170 for kids aged 12 to 17 years old, with kids 11 years and under enjoying the fun for free.

Splurge for less


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For those looking for a wardrobe upgrade this Eid, The Outlet Village will have up to 90 per cent off a wide range of brands. Parents can shop whilst the kids visit the Safe Kids Summer Camp Square and enjoy virtual reality games and dance classes. Upon spending Dhs350, you get to spin the wheel and be in with a chance to win instant prizes including gift vouchers, staycations at ROVE and passes to Dubai Parks and Resorts.

 Social star


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Want to become TikTok famous? Head to the Mall of the Emirates and the larger than life boom box on display in Central Galleria, where you will be challenged to create a TikTok performance and post it online, using the MOE New Beginning Song on Anghami, for the chance to win daily prizes. The TikTok Challenge will run from 30 July to 15 August.

The dim sum experience


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Dim Sum and Pan Asian Restaurant Zhen Wei are reopening this weekend at Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai with an unmissable Dim Sum Friday and Saturday brunch. Held from 12.00pm to 3.30pm, Zhen Wei’s master chef has created an authentic Dim Sum experience where you can indulge in unlimited handmade Dim Sum alongside a main course. Grab your chopsticks and sample endless creations, including Scallop & Lobster Siew Mai, Beef Spice Dumpling, Rose Prawn Har Gao, Pan-Fried Shrimp Corn Cake and more. When it comes to the main course, foodies can choose from the Sweet and Sour Crispy Chicken, Barbecued Salmon or the tender Moo Shu Beef.  Make sure to leave some room for a Coconut Ice Cream with Brown Cake. Soft beverages package is priced at Dhs228 per person, or you can opt for house beverages package priced at Dhs328.

Modern Art


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From July 30 to August 31, Dubai Canvas @City Walk will showcase international street artist Juandres Vera who will create his 3D artworks on the floor of City Walk’s indoor courtyard. You are already familiar with his work from the Dubai Canvas 2016 event on JBR, including a giraffe that literally emerges from a wall. Alongside Vera, UAE-based artist @artkal3 will perform a live display of Pendulum Painting each weekend, with audiences able to watch as @artkal3 swings paint from a pendulum device to produce wonderfully unique creations. Also appearing at City Walk will be the talented artist Yaroslava Deeb, who will dazzle with sand, glitter and a projector to produce frames of live art that appears animated.

New bohemia


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Chloé flagship store has just been upgraded to Fashion Avenue Extension of the Dubai Mall and it’s arguably one of the chicest spaces to explore. Minimal and modern, it is a type of boutique that you’ll feel like escaping out of the heat to. While there, why not explore the latest pieces from the brand, including the new must-have handbag Darryl.

Ready meals with a difference


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If you want to take a break from the kitchen but desire something a little bit more special than the usual takeaway, The Fresh Express Online has you covered. A popular distributor for premium food and beverage in the region, it will help you create the fanciest meal with minimum fuss. Right now they are offering  25 per cent off on all the full range of the ready meals and as it’s Lasagna Day tomorrow (July 30) we suggest giving their premium lasagna a try.

Three-day brunch

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There is a certain pressure to pick the perfect brunch to spend your Friday at, but this weekend you can ease your mind knowing you have three days to enjoy Dubai’s favourite past time. Distillery Gastropub has announced its plans to host three-days of brunches on Friday July 31, Saturday August 1, and Sunday August 2. Brunch at the Downtown Dubai venue will run from 1pm – 4pm on each of the days where you can enjoy three-hours of hearty food and beverage, all served to the table in a laid-back, casual setting. Friday’s brunch is priced at Dhs149 with soft drinks, and Dhs279 with house beverages, including spirits, wines, draft beer, and a range of cocktails, while brunch on Saturday and Sunday is priced at Dhs149 with soft drinks, and Dhs229 with house beverages.

Zone out


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The Away Spa at W Dubai – The Palm is set to reopen today, just in time to welcome the tired Dubai crowd in need of a relaxing escape over the long weekend. The modern destination of zen is offering 50 per cent off selected massages for Dubai residents including ‘Detox’, ‘De-stress’, ‘Go Deep’ and ‘Reset’. You also have a choice of just how many minutes you need to feel completely at ease with 30, 60 or 90-minute options to pick from.

New indulgence


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Sometimes you just want a really good burger, but if you’re bored of the regular patty in a bun combination, then the newly launched Ugly Burger is about to spice up your taste buds. With Fast Eastern inspiration at the heart, the menu is made up of Wagyu beef, shrimp katsu and crispy fried chicken burgers, spicy chicken nuggets and shrimp balls. The restaurant’s variety of fries from truffle, kimchi and seasoned reign supreme alongside Ugly Burger’s hot sauce collection. Order now on Chatfood, the online delivery platform with a mission to support local businesses.

Bonjour weekend


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La Cantine Du Faubourg’s famed brunch concept is taking place over three days this weekend. Choose between Friday, Saturday and Sunday and indulge in Parisian glamour and some of tastiest dishes in town. The packages at Brunch 105 start from Dhs265, for soft drinks, Dhs400 for wine and Dhs650 for bubbly.

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