Long weekend coming up? Make the most of your extended holiday with these top experiences and activities
25 September 2023| Last updated on 28 September 2023
Can't decide what to do with your three delicious days off? This is how to fill them up.
This month, UAE residents can expect a public holiday on Friday September 29th, 2023, to mark Prophet Muhammad's (PBUH) birthday. For employees whose weekends fall on Saturdays-Sundays, this means a three-day weekend!
Although the prophet's birthday is expected to fall on Wednesday September 27th, this Friday will instead be the official public holiday as per the calendar released by the UAE government.
We've rounded up some exciting ways to help you get the most out of your long weekend in the UAE!
1. Dance away at a disco roller-skating rink in Dubai
Get your groove on and experience an exhilarating roller-skating disco in Dubai at RollDXB, for AED 75 only!
New to roller-skating or you're a bit rusty? Not to worry, the RollDXB team helps by providing a short training session before you glide into the rink.
2. Experience the ultimate coastal retreat in the UAE
Nestled amidst stunning natural beauty, this family-friendly resort in the UAE promises a fun filled holiday experience that combines delicious dining experiences, a wide range of leisure activities, and deluxe accommodation.
From endless adventures to making memories that will last a lifetime, Le Méridien Al Aqah Beach Resort's Half Board Package and All Inclusive Package promises a paradise for kids and adults alike.
Use promo code "D60" and level up your staycation!
3. Indulge in a scrumptious brunch
Over the past few years, the UAE's brunch culture has been booming. Whether it's bottomless beverages, party vibes, with beach or pool access, or the classic variety, the emirates has all your brunching bases covered.
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- Dubai Weekend Brunch Guide 2023
- Your Ultimate Everyday Brunch Guide in Dubai for Every Palate
- Top Places in Dubai for a Weekday Bottomless Brunch
We also recommend browsing Cobone for an abundance of restaurants, cafes, and hotel dining spots with spreads that are cooked to perfection.
4. Escape the routine with a fabulous UAE staycation
Step into a long weekend of relaxation and luxury with a staycation in the UAE!
Choose from a variety of unmissable getaway packages through Cobone, from breakfast, half or full board, family-friendly destinations, and stays that even includes leisure park tickets.
5. Take a stroll in nature at Dubai Miracle Garden and Dubai Butterfly Garden
Popular among UAE residents and visitors of all ages, the Dubai Miracle Garden and Dubai Butterfly Garden.
Both parks are near each other so you can easily visit both on the same day! We recommend going early so you can make the most of your day out at both gardens.
6. Marvel at the world's most iconic artworks in the Lourve Abu Dhabi
Get lost in the mesmerising and inspiring world of art, sculpture, and history at the Lourve in Abu Dhabi. In addition to the exhibitions showcasing famous artworks from the main Paris museum, visitors can also expect performances, talks, workshops, masterclasses, and other exciting activities. Check out the museum's calendar for more information.
7. Aim for a hole in one at the golf course
The UAE offers an amazing variety of courses for every level of golfer. Choose from sprawling golf courses to the more laid-back mini golf experiences in Dubai.
8. Recharge and rejuvenate with a luxurious spa retreat
After a busy week, doesn't a blissful escape at a luxurious spa haven sound like the perfect pick-me-up?
Free your mind and body from stress with a deep cleansing facial, relaxation treatment, and more with these fabulous 5-star spa packages in the UAE.
9. Saddle up for a horse riding adventure
This long weekend in the UAE, explore some of Dubai's calmest locations on horseback with a professional by your side.
Book your equestrian escape through Cobone with a Dubai horse riding experience!
10. Meet your favourite celebrities and public figures (in wax form!)
Snap a selfie with some famous faces at Madame Tussauds in Bluewaters Dubai! Sculpted to near perfection, the wax look-alikes are an impressive sight to see.
Get your Madame Tussauds Dubai tickets online through Cobone.