UAE is gearing up for another exciting long weekend. With July 21st marking the Islamic New Year, residents can look forward to a well-deserved break with the next long weekend in Dubai.

If you’re wondering how to make the most of this extended weekend, we’ve got you covered with a range of unique and thrilling activities to explore. From side-splitting comedy shows to enchanting musical recitals, here are some of the top things to do during the long weekend in Dubai.

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Things to Do During the Long Weekend in Dubai

Experience the “Leave Your Worries Outside!” Tour by Selfdrive Laughter Factory

If you’re in the mood for a night of laughter and entertainment, the Selfdrive Laughter Factory Comedy Club is the place to be. On the 21st and 22nd of July, head over to Movenpick JBR in Dubai, and on the 27th, to Hyde Hotel in Business Bay Dubai for a show you won’t forget. Featuring renowned comedians Adam Bloom, Michael Fabbri, and Red Richardson, this comedy extravaganza guarantees outrageous fun and belly laughs that will leave you gasping for breath.

Indulge in Piano Excellence from Venice at Dubai Opera

For a sophisticated and enchanting experience, Dubai Opera is hosting a special recital by acclaimed pianist Alessandro Taverna on the 23rd of July. The evening promises a captivating musical journey featuring classical compositions by Frédéric Chopin, Alexey Shor, Franz Liszt, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and George Gershwin. Immerse yourself in the magical ambiance of Dubai Opera and let the melodies of these timeless pieces transport you to a world of musical brilliance.

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Visit the Newly Opened Crocodile Park

If you’re looking for a unique and thrilling wildlife experience, head to the newly opened Crocodile Park in Dubai. Located in the heart of the city, this park offers visitors a chance to get up close and personal with these ancient reptiles. Marvel at the diversity of crocodile species from around the world, learn about their habits and habitats, and even witness feeding sessions. It’s an educational and exhilarating adventure for the whole family, one of the best places to visit in UAE during the long weekend.

Explore SeaWorld Abu Dhabi

For an unforgettable marine experience, make your way to Seaworld Abu Dhabi. This newly opened theme park takes you on a mesmerizing journey through the wonders of the ocean. Immerse yourself in captivating shows, interactive exhibits, and thrilling rides. Get up close to marine creatures, from majestic dolphins to fascinating sharks, and learn about the importance of marine conservation. SeaWorld Abu Dhabi offers a day of fun, education, and adventure for visitors of all ages.

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Get Refreshed at Wild Wadi Dubai

Wild Wadi is the perfect destination to beat the summer heat and enjoy a day of exhilarating water slides and attractions. From the adrenaline-pumping Jumeirah Sceirah to the relaxing lazy river, there’s something for everyone. Take on the waves at Breaker’s Bay, enjoy the twists and turns of the Tantrum Alley, or simply relax by the poolside. Wild Wadi Waterpark promises a refreshing and thrilling experience for the whole family.

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Enjoy a Day Out at IMG Worlds of Adventure

For those seeking an adrenaline rush, IMG Worlds of Adventure is the place to be. This indoor theme park is one of the largest of its kind in the world and offers a wide range of attractions and rides based on popular characters from Marvel, Cartoon Network, and more. Brave the thrilling roller coasters, engage in interactive experiences, and immerse yourself in the world of superheroes and animated favorites. With its state-of-the-art rides and immersive theming, IMG Worlds of Adventure guarantees a day of excitement and adventure.

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Experience Dessert Heaven at The Brix

If you have a sweet tooth, indulge in a unique culinary experience at The Brix. Join Chef Carmen Rueda Hernandez and her talented team for a meticulously crafted four-story dessert course that pays homage to the changing seasons.

Each course is a delightful blend of flavors that will evoke fond memories from your childhood. Every dish is designed to rekindle a sense of nostalgia and pure delight, from comforting autumn tastes to revitalizing summer flavors. Prepare to be captivated as you savor each exquisite bite and allow yourself to be transported back to moments of joy and wonder.

Visit Glitch Dubai

Glitch Dubai: The City's Newest Indoor Gaming Arena Is Now Open

Dubai’s entertainment scene has just become more exciting with the arrival of Glitch Dubai. This brand-new arcade attraction is a haven for thrill-seekers and gaming enthusiasts.

Spanning an impressive 40,000 square feet at Al Ghurair Centre, Glitch Dubai offers over 30 interactive attractions, including virtual reality experiences, gaming zones, and much more. Whether you’re a child, a teenager, or simply young at heart, you’ll find endless fun and excitement in this immersive gaming arena. Bring your friends and family along for a day of non-stop excitement.

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Go for a Night Swim

Three Night Swimming Beaches In Dubai

Dubai has added a new twist to its beach experience by introducing three-night swimming beaches in Jumeirah 2, Jumeirah 3, and Umm Suqeim 1. These beaches are open from 7 p.m. until midnight, allowing beachgoers to enjoy the beauty of Dubai’s beaches after dark.

Equipped with changing rooms, showers, and even food trucks, these night swimming beaches provide a unique opportunity to cool off and relax under the moonlit sky. With bright lights illuminating the water and trained lifeguards ensuring safety, it’s an experience that shouldn’t be missed.

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Visit Dubai Parks & Resorts with Free Entry for Kids

Dubai Parks and Resorts, the largest theme park in the Middle East, is the ultimate destination for family fun. With Motiongate Dubai, Legoland Dubai, and Legoland Water Park all in one place, there’s something for everyone.

Take advantage of the summer offer, allowing kids under 13 to enter the park for free. Explore thrilling rides, engaging shows, and immersive experiences that will create lasting memories for the whole family.

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Visit AYA Universe with Free Entry for Kids

Spark your children’s imagination with a visit to AYA Universe, an immersive entertainment park in WAFI City Mall. This unique attraction tells captivating stories through high-tech graphics, sounds, and lights across its dozen unique zones.

With the DSS offer, kids aged 12 and below can explore this magical world for free with every paying visitor. Embark on an unforgettable adventure and let your children’s creativity soar in this mesmerizing environment.

Visit Madame Tussauds with Free Entry for Kids

Step into the world of fame and celebrity at Madame Tussauds Dubai on Bluewaters Island. This renowned waxwork museum features lifelike figures of sports icons, movie stars, and historical personalities.

With the DSS offer, children under 13 can enter for free, making it an interactive and entertaining experience for the whole family. Capture memorable moments with your favorite celebrities and immerse yourself in the glitz and glamour of the wax museum.

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