happenings this month Things To Do For The Weekend 23 - 25 June
Things To Do For The Weekend 23 - 25 June
Updated on 22 June 2023

Everyone can hear the sweet sound of the weekend.

With only one working day in the upcoming week for most people, many are eagerly anticipating the nine-day break that starts this weekend.

If on the hunt for things to do around the bustling city of Dubai, Discover Dubai is here with some suggestions for this weekend.

Dubai Esports and Games Festival

When Till 25 June

Where Dubai Exhibition Centre, Expo City Dubai

Expo City Dubai is hosting the second edition of the Dubai Esports and Games Festival. Gamers can enjoy talks and seminars from over 100 leading experts in the industry. Visitors can also delight in playing in tournaments against other people as well as be a part of interactive creative workshops. prices start at Dhs 30 for adults.

www.dubaiesportsfestival.com

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Global Chess League

When Till 2 July

Where Le Meridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre, Al Garhoud

Enjoy watching the first edition of the Global Chess League. Six teams of six players will compete against one another in a series of thrilling matches. This weekend, 12 qualifying matches will take place, with the winners of each round coming closer to the finals that will be held on 2 July. The event is free to attend.

www.globalchessleague.com

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Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike

When 23 to 25 June 

Where The Junction, Alserkal Avenue

Enjoy a brilliant tale of three middle-aged sisters this weekend at Alserkal Avenue. The show revolves around the story of three sisters Vanya and Sonia who live together and have to come to terms with the fact that their older sister, Masha wants to sell their family house. Prices are set at Dhs 100.

www.dubai.platinumlist.net

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June Selfdrive Laughter Factory 

When 24 June 

Where Dukes The Palm

This weekend, the June Selfdrive Laughter Factory is set to bring all the laughs. Watch amazing and hilarious sets from stand-up comedians, Liz Miele, Khaled Khalafalla and Scott Bennett. Prices for the show are set at Dhs 160.

www.thelaughterfactory.com

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Vinyl Souk DXB

When 24 June

Where 25hours Hotel One Central, DIFC 

Vinyls are making a comeback with many people now opting to listen to music through record players. This weekend, build on vinyl collections through collectors DJ Okapi, Nehal Shah and more. From 10pm onwards, delight in music by DJ Okapi and Serge Volant at Monkey Bar. 

www.vinylsoukdxb.com

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International Yoga Day

When 24 June

Where Dubai Police Officers Club, Al Jaddaf 

Yoga is a practice followed by many people around the world. Marking International Yoga Day, which was celebrated earlier this week, this weekend 12 yoga instructors, will guide people through a range of talks and sessions, leaving attendees refreshed and rejuvenated. The event is free to all, with prior booking required. 

www.idydubai.com

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Ismat Apa Ke Naam 

When 24 June

Where The Theatre at Mall of the Emirates 

Delight in a wonderful play in Urdu and Hindi by writer Ismat Chughtai, where three stories will be brought to life. Performed by Naseeruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak Shah, the stories highlight life in Indian societies. Prices start at Dhs 275.

www.artforall.ae

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ARTE - The Maker's Market

When 24 June

Where Times Square Center

Step into the world of creativity this weekend at Arte. Enjoy shopping for a variety of products including soap, art, pottery, skincare, candles, baked treats and more. Visitors can also join in on creative workshops and demonstrations taking place for the fun family.

www.timessquarecenter.ae

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Run The World

When 25 June

Where Dubai Opera

Dubai Performing Arts Academy is hosting an entertainment-filled event this weekend. Incorporating dance and theatre, the group will sing classical songs from popular musicals including 'Les Misérables', 'Wizard of Oz', 'Bring It On' and more. A medley of Beyonce songs will also be performed. Prices start at Dhs 145.

www.dubaiopera.com

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From Italy With Love

When 25 June

Where Dubai Opera 

This weekend, classical music enthusiasts can spend time delighting in an amazing performance. Two world-renowned Italian maestros, flautist Tommaso Benciolini and pianist Leonora Armellini are set to put on a magnificent show, with works from classical music artists César Franck, Robert Schumann and Antonín Dvorák. Prices start at Dhs 500.

www.dubaiopera.com

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