It’s no surprise that the last week of January is going to be jam-packed with things to do, from epic block parties to light festivals, family fun, and so much more. So, let me not keep you waiting any longer and let’s just dive into this list that basically speaks for itself.
Friday, January 26th
1. Break The Block Is Back At Expo City: Dubai’s Most Anticipated Urban Bash
Mark your calendars for this Friday, January 26th, as
This year’s lineup boasts some of the world’s most exciting artists and DJs. Leading the charge is Jungle, an iconic producer duo from London, bringing a groovy mix of funk, electro, and soul. Break the Block brings you the ultimate street food experience with renowned F&B outlets like KAAK W SOMSOM, ORO, MINI BBQ, HIGH JOINT, and TAQADO. Secure your tickets now, starting at just AED 195 per person. Tickets are available for guests aged 16 and above exclusively on Platinumlist.
2. Dining Deals To Celebrate India’s 75th Republic Day
This Friday, head down to any one of these fantastic Indian restaurants and celebrate India’s 75th Republic Day with them! You can enjoy deals from restaurants like Punjab Grill, Dhaba Lane, Eva Fusion, and Yummy Dosa. You’ll be spoiled for choice at these places, from tri-colour dishes bursting with flavour to simply refreshing drinks. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to try some of the best Indian food around Dubai at incredibly affordable prices.
3. Witness The Dhai Dubai Light Art Festival Happening At Expo City
The Dhai Dubai Light Art Festival is set to illuminate Al Wasl Plaza with a burst of colours and creativity from Friday, 26th January, to Sunday, February 4th. Step into the world of renowned Emirati artists, including the illustrious Mattar Bin Lahej, recognised for crafting the stunning calligraphic façade on the Museum of the Future. Joining him are six other accomplished artists, and together, their installations will weave a tapestry of tradition and contemporary artistry during the festival. Engage in Interactive workshops for all ages, and engaging talks on the interplay between art, culture, and light will unfold. And for those who wish to dine amid the spectacle, a curated blend of culinary delights awaits. Visit the Dhai Dubai Light Art Festival website to find out more.
Saturday, January 27th
4. Join The Party At Barasti Rituals
Dubai’s OG beach bar, Barasti, is gearing up to kick off the 2024 season with a bang! Get ready for a thrilling beachside festival featuring some of the world’s hottest DJs, promising a perfect blend of high vibes, refreshing drinks, and non-stop dancing. Every Saturday at Barasti Ritual, the party starts at 2 pm, keeping the beach-bum crowds entertained till late into the night. Get ready for a music-filled night as London-born DJ Jack Fowler brings his sunshine energy to Barasti on January 27th. This Summer vibe house music artist is set to spin his latest hits, including the chart-topping “Bad Gyal.” Join the party and dance the night away as Barasti turns into a music haven. Reach out to the Barasti team at +971 56 689 1922 through call or WhatsApp for a reservation.
5. Join The Quoz Arts Fest At Alserkal Avenue
For 2 days, from Saturday, January 27th, to Sunday, January 28th, Alserkal Avenue is welcoming back the Quoz Arts Fest! You can take part in thrilling exhibitions, curated workshops, enjoy live music and entertainment, and not to mention be amazed by all the art you’ll be seeing. There is also a huge range of fun activities to see your kids entertained while you immerse yourself in Dubai’s ever-growing art scene. Tickets start from just AED 63, and you can get them on Platinumlist.
6. Visit The World’s largest Urdu Literary Fest
The world’s largest Urdu literary fest is being held in Dubai for 2 days, from Saturday, January 27th to Sunday, January 28th, at the picturesque Zabeel Park. The festival kicks off at 1:30 pm on January 27 with a captivating panel discussion titled ‘Urdu Tehzeeb aur Rishton ki Lazzat Ki Lazzat’ (The Delight of Urdu Culture and Relationships). Along with more festivities that will run throughout the day until 11 pm and the same goes for day 2. Get your tickets on Platinumlist.
7. Take Part In A Relaxing Yoga & Meditation Session Within A Biodome
This Saturday, January 27th, take time out fo your busy take to join a relaxing and rejuvenating yoga and meditation session at Green Plant’s Biodome. From 7:30 am to 9:30 am, this immersive experience is an opportunity to foster a deeper connection between you and nature. The biodome welcomes yoga enthusiasts to experience ‘Yoga at the Rainforest’. You will be surrounded by over 3,000 species of flora and fauna within the Middle East’s only indoor tropical forest. Tickets start from AED 149, and you can get them here.
8. Have Fun At A Free Full Moon Beach Party
This weekend, gear up for an extraordinary beach bash in Dubai as Zero Gravity throws a dazzling full-moon party under the stars. It won’t cost you a dime to join the celebration – free access for everyone! So, clear your schedule and get ready for a night filled with music, dancing, and the kind of joy that comes with kicking off your shoes and letting loose on the sand. For reservations, simply dial (0)4 399 0009 and secure your spot for an unforgettable night under the lunar glow.
Sunday, January 28th
9. Take Family Fun To The Next Level With Familybeatz Fiesta
FamilyBeatz – the ultimate family rave where the beats are hot, the vibes are cool, and the fun is off the charts! Join the fun at the stunning Al Habtoor Polo Resort for an afternoon that’s all about dancing, laughter, and making memories with your tribe. This locally grown festival is all about providing a fantastic time for families with young children. It’s a chance for parents to relive the joy of dancing and partying while the little ones can join in the fun with face painting and their own entertainment. Don’t miss out on the fun – grab your tickets at their website and get ready to rave with FamilyBeatz!
Weekend Long Events – Friday, January 26th To Sunday, January 28th
10. Try Out Global Village’s Newest Attraction – Mini World
Step into the incredible world of Mini World and set off on a thrilling global adventure! Explore a variety of fascinating destinations within the enchanting Mini World. Take a whirlwind journey around the globe, immersing yourself in diverse cultures, landmarks, and experiences just waiting for you to discover. Get ready for an exhilarating ride through the rich tapestry of Mini World!
11. Honourable Mention – This Is Your Last Three Days To Visit The Al Hosn Festival In Abu Dhabi
Now this event may not be taking place in Dubai but for such a stellar event I couldn’t miss out on including it into this jam-packed list of brilliant things to do This weekend. Immerse yourself in the vibrant heritage of the city as it comes alive through a celebration of traditions, arts, and culinary delights, bridging the gap between past and present. Welcome to the heart of Abu Dhabi’s cultural extravaganza – the Al Hosn Festival! Experience the Al Hosn Festival magic by securing your tickets on Platinumlist.