10 things to do in Dubai this weekend

This September you can have a long weekend because of the Eid Al Adha so here are some things you can do in Dubai.


Even if in most parts of the world September marks the end of the summer, in Dubai the heat drops very little and it’s still pretty much summer all the month with temperatures of an average 33 degrees Celsius. If you plan to visit Dubai in September during Eid Al Adha there are plenty of interesting things to do during this time of the year. If you want to relax on the beach or head down to a festival, there’s something to do for everybody.

The Eid Al Adha starts with celebrations from 17th to 26 of September and there are lots of events and festivals to attend in this timeline. Dubai will cater to the needs of the multicultural residents and tourists that will be visiting from the other Emirates, Iran, India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, South East Asia and even Europe. There will be amazing fireworks, shows and other activities during the entire Eid Al Adha.

Here are 10 things to do in Dubai this long weekend :

  1. Dubai International Dance Festival, from 14th to 19th September. This festival gathers a multitude of artists from all over the world. Famous dance academies, orchestras and music ensembles will offer live entertainment, workshops, dance competitions and much more.
  2. The Concept Big Brands Carnival Event, from 16th to 20th September. Here you can find the most prestigious brands in the fashion and beauty industry with the most competitive deals. It’s the place to be if you want to do a little shopping at the best prices.
  3. You can enjoy the Eid al Adha Fireworks every day from the 22nd to 26th September at the Jumeirah Beach Residence from 9pm.
  4. Haaye Akhtari – Celebrating 100 Years of Begum Akhtar’s Musical Legacy, from 18th – to 19th September at Madinat Jumeirah will show the work of the famous Indian singer through dance and music on stage.
  5.  The fans of fight competitions can enjoy the GFC Fight Series 4 – Global Fighting Championship in 18th September at the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel. Murat Aygun (Turkey) will fight James Mcsweeney (UK) and Denis Hancharonak (Belarus) against Andre Meunier (Australia).
  6. Middle East Games Convention (MEGC) will be held from 17 to 20 September. It’s the first video game convention and will feature a great selection of game launches and demos.
  7. Dubai Gladiators Challenge, 17 to 19 September. An entertaining and competitive event, with rope pulling, shooting, jousting and much more. There’s also a prize for the best dress gladiator and the audience is invited to see the competitions for free at The Dome Dubai.
  8. Cirque Eloize presents Cirkopolis, 23 to 26 September. If you love acrobats, you don’t want to miss this.
  9. HER by Matilde Gattoni is a photography exposition from 14 to 31 October focusing on the survival women from different wars snd disasters.
  10. Dubai Music Week 2015, a festival that is held from 23 to 26 September