The 10 Best Weekend Activities In Dubai

Have you already ticked all of the major sights in Dubai off your bucket list? You’ve visited the malls, taken a romantic dinner cruise and walked the JBR Walk up and down a couple times? Don’t worry, this city still has a lot more to offer! Here are the best weekend activities for Dubai experts. If you’re an adrenaline junkie, however, check out the most adventurous things you can do in Dubai first!

1. See the city from a jet ski

If Dubai has no secrets from you anymore, you will enjoy getting a whole new perspective on the city. With jet ski tours you can admire the most impressive sights such as Burj Al Arab, the Palm and JBR while getting a bit of that adrenaline rush.

Price: from AED 175
Location: Seabreacher Water Sports Jumeirah

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See Dubai from a jet ski

2. Up your (golf) game

Dubai has some excellent golf courses and at 185 dirhams per session they are a real bargain! So perhaps now is the perfect time to pick up this upscale game? Especially that for more than half of the year the weather here is perfect for golfing.

Price: from AED 185
Location: The Track, Meydan Golf

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Meydan Golf Course

3. Explore the desert on a quad bike

Quad biking is the perfect weekend adventure. You’ll experience the thrill of driving on shifting dunes and enjoy some fantastic desert sights.

Price: from AED 89
Location: Red Dunes Tourism

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Explore the desert on a quad bike

4. Learn to dance

Fans of active lifestyle will be happy to know that you can book a dance class in Dubai for as little as 49 dirhams per hour! And the choice is huge: salsa, hip hop, belly dance, contemporary dance. If you prefer something more unusual there’s also aerial hoop, a combination of dance and acrobatics, and pole dance, the most sexy workout that exists.

Price: AED 49; AED 69 (aerial hoop/pole dance)
Location: Cafe De La Danse, Al Wasel Road

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Dancer girl in Dubai

5. Cycle through the desert in Al Qudra

You don’t need to book a safari tour to enjoy the desert in all its beauty. Explore it at your own pace and for free by cycling the Al Qudra Bike Track. This near 100km long route offers some fantastic views – especially if you manage to catch the sunrise (quite early for a weekend activity but worth it!). If you don’t have your own ride read about renting bikes in Dubai.

Price: Free :)
Location: Al Qudra Road

Al Qudra cycling track Dubai

6. Chill on a catamaran

Sometimes after a long week you just need to chill. Luckily, Dubai is the best place on earth to enjoy some classy downtime. How about hopping on a catamaran and sunbathing on the deck? It’s as good as it sounds and it certainly doesn’t break the bank at just 99 dirhams for 2 hours.

Price: AED 99
Location: Belevari Marine, Port Rashid

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Chill on a catamaran

7. Meet a furry friend

If you love dogs as much as I do, you will be very happy to hear that Dubai dog shelter, K9 Friends, has a dog walking programme. Your four-legged friend will be thrilled to go on an adventure and you will get to enjoy having your own pet, even if just for a couple hours. Win win!

Price: Free :)
Location: Dubai Investment Park - 2 - Dubai - United Arab Emirates


Dog walk in Dubai

8. Speed Dreams come true

Calling all adventure seekers who love high acceleration and a taste of luxury! Why would you ever take the sightseeing bus when you can take a tour around Dubai’s biggest highlights in a Ferrari? Your private driver will show you the best of the city and snap some envy-inducing photos of you for the gram.

Price: AED 355 for two
Location: Speed Dreams Tourism, Business Bay

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Speed Dreams come true Ferrari ride

9. Horse riding done differently

Ok, I’ve already told you about quad biking and cycling in the Arabian Desert but if you’re not bored of the sand yet here’s another good one: horse riding desert safari. The horses at Al Dhabi are friendly and patient so you’ve got nothing to worry about even if you an inexperienced rider. And in the true fashion of the region, they’re all Arabian or Arabian cross breeds.

Price: AED 179
Location: Al Dhabi Horses & Camel Rental, Al Safa

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Horse riding in the Arabian Desert

10. Get out of the city

As much as I love Dubai, leaving it can be quite refreshing at times. There are some great destinations close to Dubai that are perfectly feasible to enjoy on a daytrip. A tour to Hatta is perfect for adventure-seekers. The region of Hajar mountains offers some great off-rode opportunities and the view of the turquoise Hatta oasis is truly spectacular. For a more relaxed experience, pick the snorkelling yacht cruise to Fujairah (equipment included).

Price: AED 119 (trip to Hatta) & AED 250 (Fujairah cruise)
Location: Gateway Tours Ajman & Nemo Diving Centre

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Hatta Mountain
Fujairah Snorkeling