20 things to do around the UAE this weekend

20 things to do around the UAE this weekend

We've got you covered for the next three days with these fantastic options.

If you, like us, are eager for the weekend and the enjoyable activities it offers, why not browse this all-inclusive inventory of events taking place throughout the country in the next three days? You are certain to discover something that suits your interests!

Sherine Abdel-Wahab live in concert

As a component of Eid in Dubai festivities, the renowned Egyptian superstar Sherine Abdel Wahab will present her first-ever show at Coca-Cola Arena. With her commanding vocal abilities and captivating stage persona, the singer has enthralled audiences worldwide and has cemented her position as one of the most influential and admired performers in the Middle East. The event is scheduled for April 28, with ticket prices starting at Dh195, and can be purchased at The doors open at 8 pm.

Bassem Youssef Live

Bassem Youssef, a former heart surgeon turned globally recognized stand-up comedian, who is renowned worldwide, is ready to make his debut in Dubai with his Arabic show, "Bassem Youssef Live". The satirist, often referred to as the "Jon Stewart of the Middle East," was honored with the 23rd International Press Freedom Award in 2013, and continues to gain popularity internationally. As Youssef aptly points out, "The extent of a people's freedom can be measured by the amount of laughter they produce." The show is set to take place at The Agenda, Dubai Media City, on April 28 at 8 pm, with tickets available on Platinumlist.

Texas live in concert

Sharleen Spiteri's Scottish alternative rock band, Texas, is set to perform at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium on April 28, delivering a range of chart-topping classics such as "In Our Lifetime" and "I Don't Want A Lover." Having already given two unforgettable performances in the city, the band is back once again. Tickets are available on Platinumlist.

An evening of Meditation and Wisdom

Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, an internationally acclaimed meditation expert and humanitarian leader, will lead an Evening of Meditation and Wisdom session in Dubai on April 29 at the Delhi Private School in Jebel Ali, which is open to the public free of charge. As part of the event, which is hosted by the Art of Living Foundation in Dubai, he will discuss his insights on stress reduction and improving mental health through meditation and the Sudarshan Kriya breathing technique. Participants will also have the opportunity to engage in a guided meditation and interact with him in a brief Q&A session. Admission to the event is by pre-registration only on, with seats allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

DJ Tujamo live in Dubai

Barasti is gearing up for an electrifying night as the world-renowned DJ Tujamo takes the stage on April 28. The celebrated German EDM artist, who has earned a place on the 2022 DJ Mag Top 100 DJs list, has worked with prominent figures such as Steve Aoki, Dimitri Vegas & Like Mike, Kid Ink, Taio Cruz, Salvatore Ganacci, and Laidback Luke, showcasing his truly diverse musical style. Tickets for the event are available on Platinumlist.

Backstreet Boys-themed weekend

Lucky Voice is hosting a Backstreet Boys-themed weekend on April 28 (5-9 pm) and 29 (1-4 pm), featuring two drunch and brunch extravaganzas that will include all of the band's greatest hits. Attendees will also have the opportunity to win two Golden Circle tickets to see the Backstreet Boys perform live at the Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi. To make a reservation, send a message via WhatsApp to 052 9916979.

Nikki Beach’s 7th anniversary party

Nikki Beach Dubai is marking its seventh anniversary in the city by hosting an exclusive event on April 29, featuring its signature "Celebration of Life" experience. The event will feature a lineup of world-class DJs, including guest DJ Gregor Salto, along with resident DJs Mademoiselle Sabah and Alexis Nohra, providing a day-long soundtrack of Nikki Beach beats. Guests can indulge in an array of delectable cuisine and signature beverages while taking in the stunning views of both the Dubai skyline and the Arabian Gulf. The event will take place from 11 am to 8 pm, and reservations can be made by sending a message via WhatsApp to 054 7910049.

Ibiza Global Radio Festival VS. Edition

Soul Beach Dubai at JA Beach Hotel is hosting a popular festival with thirty resident DJs on April 29. The event promises a 13-hour-long party, with DJs taking to the decks from 12 pm to 1 am. Tickets are available on Platinumlist, and those interested in making table bookings can call 058 5884953.

Asake at Afroworld 3

Afroworld 3 is set to take over the stage at the Coca-Cola Arena on April 29 as part of the Eid in Dubai celebrations. The event promises to offer the vibrant sounds of Afrobeats, along with the rich culture and rhythm of Africa. The hot and happening artist in the Afrobeats scene, Asake, will be headlining the event. The doors will open at 6.30 pm, and tickets can be purchased at

Whose Line Is It?

The Selfdrive Laughter Factory is presenting the British comedy club headliners The Noise Next Door and their popular show "Whose Line Is It?" in the UAE this weekend. Catch them at the Movenpick Hotel JBR on April 28, the Park Rotana Abu Dhabi on April 29, and the Radisson Blu Hotel DAMAC Hills Dubai on April 30. Tickets are available on Platinumlist.

Masha and the Bear Live

On April 29 and 30, families can enjoy the live stage show of the popular preschool series Masha and the Bear at Etihad Arena, Yas Island in Abu Dhabi. The show follows the adventure of Masha and her forest friends on a train ride with musical performances. Tickets are available on Platinumlist and

Shikkat London - Tarek Al Ali

An Arabic stage play that centers around a family disagreement promises to bring lots of laughter to the audience during two performances. The play will take place on April 28th and 29th at Sheikh Rashid Hall in Dubai World Trade Centre. Tickets are available on Platinumlist starting from Dh165.

Zivert: Big Solo Concert live

The dynamic Russian vocalist is set to make her Dubai debut with an enthralling performance at Coca-Cola Arena. Known for her exceptional singing skills and outstanding choreography, she is all set to wow her UAE fans. Catch her live on April 30, and tickets are now available at

Big Sean, Giggs and Digga D at BRED Abu Dhabi

Get ready for an unforgettable night in the capital as American rapper Big Sean, along with British artists Giggs and Digga D, take the stage at the Neo-Culture Festival. The event, which takes place on April 29 at the Yas Bay Waterfront, promises to be a night to remember. Tickets can be purchased on Platinumlist for Dh195.

SPLEAN live in Dubai

The energetic Russian vocalist will make her first-ever appearance in Dubai, delivering an outstanding performance at Coca-Cola Arena. She aims to showcase her exceptional vocal skills and professional dance moves, for which she is well-known. The event will take place on April 30, and tickets are now available on

Kevin Fraser in Dubai

South African comedian Kevin Fraser brings his popular stand-up show "Minister of Entertainment" to Dubai on April 29 at The Shangri-La, promising to embrace all the confusing aspects of daily life with absurd comedy, hilarious satire, and forward-thinking ideas. Get your tickets now at Platinumlist.

Ripe Market

Discover one of the city's most beloved markets, featuring an array of arts and crafts, fashion, jewelry, and gourmet food, among other things. You can visit the market at two locations: Reform Social & Grill from 10am to 7pm and Times Square Centre from 10am to 7pm on April 30. The Academy Park venue of the market will continue to run until May 14.

Dubai Restaurant Week

Dubai Food Festival is currently underway and from April 28 to May 7, foodies can look forward to Dubai Restaurant Week, showcasing over 50 of the city's top restaurants such as Mimi Kakushi, 3 Fils, Jun’s, Al Khayma Heritage Restaurant, Pierchic and more. This event is a great opportunity for people to indulge in their culinary cravings and discover some of the best dining experiences in Dubai. For booking details, visit

IZAKAYA Night Brunch

Commencing this Friday, Ikigai Restaurant + Bar located at the Millennium Place Hotel in Dubai Marina is introducing a new street-food-inspired brunch that will transform the traditional Friday night experience. This brunch offers a limitless supply of food and beverages for three hours, complemented with music from a DJ and the magic tricks of a magician. The timing for the brunch is from 9 pm until 12 am, and those interested can make a reservation by calling 04 5508114.

Old School Jam Nights

Relive the good old days of Hip Hop and RnB with The Birdcage's weekly party in Downtown Dubai. This Friday night, groove to throwback beats and enjoy unbeatable food and drink offers at the bar from 8pm-3am. Both ladies and gents are welcome to join in the fun. For more information and to make a booking, visit

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