Things to do in Dubai

Things To Do In Dubai: October Edition

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Congratulations! You have made it through this week and now it’s time to have some fun. And what better way to have some fun than to check out a new restaurant, catch a new movie, or simply visit the spa?

To make your job easier, we have come up with a list of the best things to do in Dubai this October. Choose from flea markets, fests, pubs, and more. It’s time to have some fun!

October Picks


Gadget geeks, GITEX is here.

UAE’s much-awaited technology exhibition is back once again - after an extremely successful run last year. In 2020, we got to witness landmark creations such as the world’s first firefighting drone, the first autonomous electric truck and more. If that’s anything to go by, we are in for a treat!

Date: 17 to 21 Oct
Venue: Dubai World Trade Centre
Tickets available here

Ripe Market Calling!

The flagship Ripe Market is finally making a comeback! Yes, you heard that right. Put on your walking shoes and get ready to wander through the endless stalls filled with farm fresh produce, organic products, and delightful souvenirs. With this much-loved night market reopening, you might just want to make shop-till-you-drop your new mantra!

Date: Oct 15 to May 2022
Time: 4 PM to 10 PM
Venue: Academy Park, Umm Suqeim
More details here

Ripe Market

Grab your early bird tix to F1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix!

Perhaps the most exciting of all F1 races, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix is exciting with its challenging driving conditions and tough terrain. However, it is not all about the race. Entertainment continues onto the night with concerts and live music for all ticket holders. So grab your early bird tickets now!

Date: 10 to 12 Dec
Venue: Yas Marina Circuit
Early bird passes out now. Grab them!

Headout Deals


Immerse yourself in VR Park’s world of wonders

If it is a Tuesday, head over to VR Park and get 50% off on tickets! Once inside, indulge in the most popular arcade games, VR thrill rides, and the trampoline park! If you are a parent looking for some downtime, your search ends here. The Jump ‘n’ Fun Zone at this indoor wonderland lets you leave your little ones to enjoy while you go exploring. What are you waiting for? Book your tickets here.

Date: Every Tuesday
Time: 10 AM to 10 PM
Venue:Dubai Mall

VR Park

Say hello to your idols at Madame Tussauds

In the mood to meet someone famous? Wait no more! Dubai’s very own Madame Tussauds is finally opening this week. Whether you are a sports fanatic or a movie buff, you will find all your favorite stars here. Wondering where to find tickets? Click here.

Date: Sun to Sat
Time: 10 AM to 8 PM
Venue:Bluewaters Dubai

Expo 2020 cheapest tix on the internet’s with us!

Global sports stars, fascinating culinary art, and a hoard of cultural activities - Expo 2020 has all the ingredients for a fun outing. Not to forget the sci-fi creations you will get to see. So don’t forget to visit this heaven on the weekend! Click here to book tickets at 10% off.

Date: Oct 1 2021 to Mar 31 2022
Time: 10 AM to 8 PM
Venue:Dubai Exhibition Centre

OktoberFest Deals & Drama


Delicious German fare at The Scene

In the mood for for some grilled beef bratwurs? Or perhaps you wish to try out a traditional schnitzel? The Scene, located at the Dubai Marina has all of this and more. The perfect place to try out some German classics, you will keep returning for more.

Date: Until Oct 15
Venue:The Scene, Dubai Marina
Make a reservation here

VR Park

Oktoberfest-themed tournament at The Els

Think delicious German food, drinks, and plenty of fun at the golf course. The Els is celebrating Oktoberfest in style with a themed golf tournament that is sure to be a lot of fun!

Date: Oct 14
Venue:The Els, Dubai
Make a reservation here

Oktoberfest Gala at Brew House

No Oktoberfest celebration is complete without some charcuterieboards and some fancy cheese. Head over to the Brew House for some delicious semmelknodel an dtop it off with their signature black forest pastrey.

Date: Until 14 Oct
Venue:Brew House, Business bay
Make a reservation here

Expo 2020 - What’s happening this week


Juggling with Forzarello

Juggling, music, and comedy - welcome to Juggling with Forzarello, a show where the subtle art of humor, mixed with some high-skilled juggling is sure to puts you and your guests in a good mood!.

Date: 14 to 17 Oct

Infinite Nights: Kadim Al Sahir - Invite Only

The crowd-puller 'Infinite Nights' opens with Arab maestro Kadim Al Sahir through a livestreamed show that promises unbelievable music and fun.

Date: 15 Oct

VR Park

Star gazing nights

Calling out to all the astronomy buffs out there, Star gazing nights invites you for a breathtaking journey through what lies beyond the earth's atmosphere. Witness the wonders of the galaxy through Unistellar’s ground-breaking telescope.

Date: 20 Oct

Halloween ‘21 - Things are about to get spooky!


The Festival of Fright at IMG Worlds

The Festival of Fright is back for another year! With the DJ belting out Halloween numbers and plenty of spooky rides at your disposal, Festival of Fright is exactly what you need for a fun Halloween. Tix starting at AED 149 here.

Date: Oct 21 - Oct 31
Venue: IMG Worlds of Adventure

VR Park

Halloween Special - Paint and Grape Event

Channel the inner artist in you and look on as a masterpiece unfolds right before your eyes. This event allows you to recreate masterpieces of some of your favorite artists from all around the world and is an absolute must-visit for all art lovers.

Date: 27 Oct
Venue: The Pangolin Restaurant and Lounge
Buy your tickets here.

Happy, Scary Halloween Brunch

In order to ruely get into the spirit of Halloween, Hotel Cartagena is organizing a Halloween brunch where you stan da chance to win a prize voucher of brunch for 4 persons! All you have to do is dress up and enjoy!

Date: Oct 29
Venue: Hotel Cartagena Restaurant
Make your reservation here.

New Eats in Town


VR Park

BB Social Dining

Looking for something exciting and new to eat? Head over to BB Social Dining without thinking twice! You will be delighted with the delicious fare they have to offer that includes barbecue plates, bao, edamame hummus, and soft shell crabs.

Address: Gate Village DIFC
Make your reservation here.

Shanghai Me

A cozy restaurant that instantly takes you back to the ‘20s, Shanghai Me should be your go-to joint for anything Asian. Be it their freshly steamed dim sums or the spicy stir fries, you will definitely come back for more!

Address: Gate Village 11, DIFC
Make your reservation here.

Long Teng

If you are a fan of sea food and are looking for some imaginative food, head over to Long Leng. This eatery specializes in authentic flavours and ingredients, so get ready to try dishes you might not have before!

Address: U-bora Towers, Business Bay
Make your reservation here.

Dance the Night Away


Cheer for your favorite IPL team at The Rose and Crown pub

What’s better than watching the IPL? Watching the IPL in a cozy British pub with multiple screens and great offers on food and drinks! Located on the Ground Level of The Atrium, you can choose from Beer & Wings Deal, or the British Roast Deal for just Dhs90. Not to mention the delicious cold brews that are sure to lift your mood!

Address: Gate Village DIFC
Make your reservation here.

VR Park

Trade some stocks at McGettigan’s Wall Street Brunch

There’s no right time to trade the day away at the ultimate party brunch! Back by popular Demand, McGettigan’s Wall Street Brunch allows you to collect your premium credits and bid on your favorite drinks. And if you are not a risk taker, worry not! You can still enjoy the brunch package you paid for with unlimited drinks and food.

Date: Oct 15
Address: Dubai World Trade Centre
Make your reservation here.

Visit Dubai’s first floating nightclub at QE2

Welcome to Dubai’s first floating night club, housed in Dubai's first floating hotel at QE2! You can groove to music by both local and international DJs here. Visit this unique night club for a one-of-a-kind experience.

Date: Thu, Fri, Sat
Address: QE2
Make your reservation here.

Shows & Gigs


Travel back in time with Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain

Travel back in time and discover the best of British history with this award-winning show. You can watch this play at the Theatre by QE2 in Dubai. Get ready to learn all about Henry VIII’s wives, the famous Celtic warrior queen Boudicca and more!

Venue: Theatre by QE2
Make your reservation here.

VR Park

Groove to the music of Gavin James

Ireland’s very own home-grown musician, Gavin James is coming to Dubai! Keep an ear out for favorites like All for You, and City of Stars. But that’s not the best part. Since this concert celebrates ten years of music at McGettigan’s, you get a free drink with every ticket you purchase!

Date: Oct 21, 22
Venue:The Baggot at McGettigan’s JLT
Make your reservation here.

Have a laugh at Dubai Opera with Rob Beckett

Catch Rob Beckett, the funniest of them all, at the Dubai Opera on October 25th. A former regular on Live at the Apollo and 8 Out of 10 Cats, you can enjoy a barrel of laughs from just Dhs195.

Date: Oct 25
Venue: Dubai Opera
Make your reservation here.

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