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Things to do in Dubai in May

Get ready to turn up the heat this May with a sizzling lineup of events in our fair city. 

From electrifying gigs to side-splitting comedy shows, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. Whether you’re looking to soak up the sun or tantalise your taste buds with delicious cuisine, we’ve got you covered. So grab your calendar and get ready to make some unforgettable memories in Dubai this month.

Read on for all the goss…

May 1st

Lounge Around at Vida Creek Beach

Head to the newly opened Vida Creek Beach for a relaxing day by the man-made lagoon. Enjoy beach access, a sunbed, towel, and food and beverage credit starting from just AED 100.

May 2nd

Dine at Dubai’s Top Steakhouse

Indulge in a delicious three-course meal at Prime68 for just AED 125 per person. Enjoy stunning views of Dubai’s skyline from the 68th floor of the JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai while savouring exquisite starters, main courses, and desserts.

Have a Night of Hilarity at the Laughter Factory

Laugh until your sides hurt at the Laughter Factory comedy club, featuring top comedians such as Ron Josol and Liz Bains. Don’t miss out on this evening of fun and laughter at Al Habtoor Polo Resort.

May 3rd

Grab a bite at e& Beach Canteen

Explore delicious food stalls, enjoy live music, and take part in fitness classes at the e& Beach Canteen. With a vibrant atmosphere and plenty of activities to enjoy, it’s the perfect spot for a day out with family and friends.

May 4th

Party at the Old School R&B Brunch

Dance the day away at the Old School R&B Brunch with bottomless drinks and tapas. Sing along to your favourite R&B hits from the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s at Conrad Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road. AED 299 for soft drinks and AED 399 with alcohol.

Sing your Heart Out with Jason Derulo at the Coca-Cola Arena

Experience an unforgettable performance by Jason Derulo at the Coca-Cola Arena. Get ready to dance and sing along to the hitmaker who has sold 200 million records since 2009. Tickets from AED 199.

Enjoy Orthodox Easter at Atlantis the Royal

Join in the celebrations at Atlantis the Royal with themed dishes and special events. Indulge in a lavish Midnight Feast or Sunday lunch featuring traditional Greek cuisine and celebrate this special date in style.

May 5th

Spend your Final Weekend at Global Village

Don’t miss your last chance to visit Global Village before it closes for the summer. Explore different countries, enjoy thrilling rides, and indulge in delicious treats at this popular attraction – fun for all the family. 

Get involved in Cinco de Mayo across Dubai

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with your best sombreros and Mexican music, food, drinks. Grab your amigos and get ready for a good time!

May 7th

Tea Off at Topgolf

Join the Topgolf Dubai Leagues for a four-week tournament filled with excitement and big wins. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, it’s the perfect opportunity to show off your skills and compete against other teams.

May 8th

Try the New Menu at Josette

Experience refined French cuisine with a global twist at Josette, featuring new dishes created by chef Rory Duncan. From crevettes grills to lamb cutlets, there’s something for every palate to enjoy at this chic restaurant where you’ll be dining in chic style.

May 11th

 Travel to a Galaxy far Away at Star Wars: A New Hope in Concert

Immerse yourself in the epic Star Wars saga with a live orchestra performance of A New Hope at Dubai Opera. Experience the iconic music and thrilling action of this beloved film like never before. Take your jedi-loving best friend or use mind tricks to convince others to go with you.

Brunch at La Cantine du Faubourg

This has been one of the best à la carte brunches for many years, with diners coming back time and again to enjoy the all-encompassing brunch offering. Available on both Saturdays and Sundays, with a buzzing after party on Saturday, and one of the best value house beverage packages for a premium branch at AED 510 per person. Head over in May to make use of the stunning terrace before it gets too hot.

May 16th

Enjoy a Thursday night at Agatha

The new French Pan-Asian restaurant is the hottest place to be on a Thursday evening, as it introduces live music in the form of smooth jazz. Taste some of the fusion dishes on the menu, and unwind to the melodies coming from house performer Aimee Sophia. Located in Al Habtoor City, the venue is kitted out with some plush décor, giving it a Parisian feel.

May 18th

Go Wild at the New Amazonico Brunch

The popular DIFC restaurant has curated a bunch full of flavours from Latin America and packed them all into one big brunch, treating diners to a jungle theme, live DJs will be playing electric tropical beats while sushi starters, rich mains and Latin desserts are served up. AED 595 (soft), AED 695 (house), AED 795 (sparkling). 

May 19th

Upgrade Your Dinner Reservation at City Social

City Social, chef Jason Atherton’s latest launch in Dubai, is now open on Sundays and serves up a special (and very generous) three-course lunch and dinner. The Sundays at City menu is priced at AED 295 and features dishes like the famous tomato burrata as well as Marie Rose prawns served over nutmeg butter on brioche bread, starting at AED 295, 12:30pm-4:30pm and 6:30pm-10:30pm.

May 20th 

Hunker Down at Barasti

Head over to this long-standing beach bar that covers everything from live music to sunbathing for a cracking ladies’ pool day deal. Ladies get free pool and beach access for AED 100 on Mondays from 9am to 8pm. You can expect no-frills fun in the sun with the gals. Sounds like the perfect start to your week.

May 22nd

Chill at DRIFT Beach x Shimis Yoga Session

DRIFT Beach Dubai announces its new weekly Wellness mornings in collaboration with Shimis. As one of the most established yoga studios in Dubai, Shimis is set to offer an authentic experience that rejuvenates the mind, body, and soul. Every Monday, guests can relax in luxury at DRIFT nestled within the prestigious One&Only Royal Mirage hotel and set against the Marina skyline. If you want to stick around after the class, guests will receive 50 percent off on sun loungers if you order breakfast – what a way to start the day. AED 120 per class.

May 26th

Book a Date Night at Attiko

Experience one of the coolest places to grab a drink in the city at Attiko. Enjoy stunning views of the Palm, Dubai Harbour, Dubai Marina, JBR, and Ain Dubai as the sun sets and the lights flicker on. With swift, friendly service and Asian-inspired bar food, Attiko offers a lively vibe with live musicians and DJs providing entertainment throughout the night.

Lose yourself at the Rome Opera Ballet

Be mesmerised by the graceful performances of the Rome Opera Ballet as they bring Les Deux Nuits to life at Dubai Opera. From elegant lifts to flawless pirouettes, prepare to be enchanted by the dancers’ skills in this captivating ballet performance. Tickets AED 335, 25th and 26th May.

May 29th

Enjoy some Me-Time at Nikki Beach Resort & Spa

Treat yourself to a rejuvenating 4D Zelens Facial Treatment at Nikki Beach Resort & Spa. Tailored to each skin type, this treatment combines Zelens URF technology with expertly formulated skincare products to promote skin renewal and repair, leaving your skin looking instantly glowy and revitalised.

Evening Brunch at Azure Beach Club

Indulge in the new evening pool brunch experience at Azure Beach, Rixos Premium Dubai JBR, every Sunday. Enjoy three hours of free-flowing drinks and a delectable food platter featuring dishes like salt and pepper squid, Spanish croquettes, and chicken satay, all served alongside an unlimited house selection of hops, grape, and more. 

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