Things to do in Dubai over the long weekend

Things to do in Dubai over the long weekend

28 Nov 2019

The UAE National Day holidays mean more entertainment and leisure options

Dine with MasterChef Shaun O'Neale

Dine with the Season 7 MasterChef champion himself during his 5 day residency at Millenium Place Marina. Indulge in the five course tasting menu prepared by the chef for Dhs240. Make your way there anytime between 28 November to 2 December for an exclusive tasting session. From braised oxtail to the Kombu Cured Scallop, you’re in for a diverse range of flavours. Visit for more deets!

Things to do in Dubai over the long weekend

African food festival

Experience good African vibes and mouth-watering African delicacies from 40 different vendors at the Creek Park near Oud Metha. Don’t miss out on the music and dance – it’s a Friday, you should have your fun. From a successful 2018 with over 4000 visitors, 2019 is expected to be bigger, and better. Check out for more details.

Family fun at OliOli

Get your kids to have an enjoyable National Day weekend at OliOli – family passes (4 people per pass) for only Dhs299. You will also get a chance to be a lil' crafty!

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Join us for an exciting 48th UAE National Day celebration at OliOli®️ from Nov 29th to Dec 3rd! Create long lasting memories with loved ones with our OliOli®️ Family Passes, from only AED 299 for a family of 4! Kids and families will also have the chance to contribute to a public art piece that showcases the UAE in a fun and whimsical way! Online only offer. Limited passes available. Book Now using the link in our bio! شاركونا احتفالنا باليوم الوطني 48 لدولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة في OliOli®️من 29 تشرين الثاني وحتى 3 كانون الأول. اصنعوا أجمل الذكريات مع من تحبون في نشاطنا " خَيطٌ عَلَى خَيطٍ" ابتداءً من 299 درهم فقط لعائلة مكونة من 4 أفراد! سيتشارك الأطفال وعائلاتهم في عمل فني مميز يعرض دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة بطريقة ممتعة ورهيبة. تذاكر محدودة متوفرة عند الحجز عن طريق موقعنا الإلكتروني! احجزوا الآن!

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Fireworks - wherever you are

Keep an eye out for the fireworks taking place at La Mer (8:30pm), Al Seef (8pm), and The Beach, JBR (9pm), on both Sunday and Monday. If you’re at Global Village on a Monday, then wait for a spectacular fireworks show at 9pm.

Things to do in Dubai over the long weekend

Laser Show and Light Show

If you’re planning a good old shopping spree at Dubai Festival City for National Day, head to the dancing fountains for a wonderful IMAGINE show, the theme being UAE National Day. Or, head to Downtown Dubai and watch the light show at the Burj Khalifa.

Things to do in Dubai over the long weekend