6 Things to do in Dubai During the Long Weekend
Dubai is one advanced metropolis that has a lot to explore and get mesmerised by. The upcoming long weekend (December 1st to December 4th) is providing a great opportunity to explore the attractions of Dubai and end the year on a positive and pleasant note.
Since there’s a lot to see and explore in Dubai, 4 days will never be enough to cover the amazing things to do here. To help you spend the long weekend in the best way possible, we have narrowed down 6 things to do for you during the long weekend in Dubai:
Things to Do to Have a Fantastic Long Weekend in Dubai
1. Visit Expo 2020
The world fair happening in Dubai is the talk of the town, and rightly so! It is attracting a huge number of visitors from all over the world and leaving them in awe with live performances, shows, and a lot of other engaging and interacting activities and things to do, all lined up for them.
There are more than 190 pavilions in the expo, hosted by different nations. Each pavilion is different in its own way and showcases an amalgamation of innovation and culture. Some of these also have eateries where visitors can try the local cuisine of the respective nation. While every pavilion is worth exploring, if you have limited time, make sure to visit the best Expo 2020 Dubai pavilions. These pavilions are centred around three main themes of the Expo; Opportunity, Mobility, and Sustainability, and meets their essence to the fullest
Located in the Dubai South district, visitors will be served by the new Dubai Metro Route 2020, which is expected to transport around 46000 visitors per hour. In just sixteen minutes, visitors will be able to reach the expo site from Dubai Marina.
2. Explore the Global Village
Global Village happens to be one of the most popular attractions in Dubai among both locals and expatriates. This year, the village has returned with its 26th season featuring as many pavilions representing different countries, including UAE, Bahrain, Afghanistan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Africa, China, USA, Egypt, India, Pakistan, Europe, Iran, Japan, Iraq, South Korea, Morocco, Africa, Lebanon, Palestine, Turkey, Thailand, Syria, Russia and Yemen.
It is a complete shopping, dining and entertainment destination, perfectly suitable for families to spend some time together and create memories that last a lifetime. When it comes to things to do, you will find a lot of options in this place worth exploring.
3. Go Restaurant Hopping
If you are a foodie, then what’s better than spending the long weekend trying the best dining destinations in Dubai? To cater to the diversified culture, the emirate houses restaurants and cafes that are known for different cuisines. From authentic Chinese to spicy Indian food, the savoury local dishes to Mexican and Japanese food, you can find everything in Dubai.
You can head over to The Walk in JBR, Dubai Marina or La Mer and try the different eateries lined up along the promenade. Or, if you are looking for a fine dining experience, you can find a lot of options in different parts of the emirate like Downtown Dubai, Palm Jumeirah, DIFC and others. The shopping malls in Dubai also have outlets of various restaurants where you can grab a meal while shopping your heart out.
These malls have various other things to do and activities to take part in that will make your visit even more enjoyable.
4. Witness Fireworks Show
Firework shows in Dubai are always special. And since a special occasion is approaching (the UAE’s golden jubilee), expect to witness an amazing display of fireworks in different spots. You can head over The Palm, The Burj Al Arab, The Pointe and Atlantis, Etisalat Beach Canteen at Jumeirah Beach, La Mer, or Bluewaters Island to witness the momentous moment celebrated with fireworks at 8:00 pm, 8:30 pm, and 9:00 pm on 2nd and 3rd December.
5. Plan a Staycation
The upcoming long weekend provides the best opportunity to leave the stress of work-life behind, step out of the four walls of your home, and enjoy some relaxing time in a staycation.
There are many places that you can choose from for a staycation in Dubai. In fact, top hotels and resorts offer special staycation deals on special occasions. Along with the stay, there are a lot of things to do for kids and adults alike in these staycations. So, it can turn out to be a complete family package, allowing you to ditch the hectic lifestyle for a while, away from the city’s chaos, and spend some quality time with your near and dear ones.
6. Visit Amusement Parks
For those with kids, there can be no better place than visiting amusement parks, and Dubai has a lot of them. Even adults can enjoy these parks as they feature thrilling rides and things to do suitable for people of all ages and interest groups. For example, IMG World of Adventure, the largest indoor theme park in Dubai, packs in a lot for visitors. Then, there’s Legoland, Bollywood Parks, Splash Pad, Aventura Parks, and numerous other options to explore. You can also head on over to Yas Island in Abu Dhabi.
The corporate world is becoming more demanding and people are finding it hard to maintain a balance between work and personal life. So, take this break as an opportunity to explore Dubai with your loved ones and spend quality time, free from work-related stress and responsibilities.