9 Creative Things to do in Dubai this Weekend

Allow us to help you find joy in the little things this weekend! While dinners and lunches can satisfy our cravings, our minds need a little pick me up too. From painting to clay making and more, we’ve outlined a full list of things that can help calm our minds and keep them off work. Consider this the ultimate entertainment guide for creatives:

Unleash your Creativity with BEYOU Boutique’s Interactive Workshops

BEYOU Boutique has launched a series of workshops targeted at supporting local makers and artisans while inspiring UAE residents to take on a creative hobby. Go beyond your ordinary gastronomical adventures with these workshops, where you’ll get to socialize, sip on delectable specialty coffee, and learn a new creative skill. Everyone can learn a new skill, as BEYOU delves into the fields of fashion, art, and beauty with experts and makers from around the region!

Their latest workshop included the art of candlemaking and was a great success. Follow BEYOU Boutique on Instagram to stay updated with the next workshop announcement.

Price: 370 aed (includes the experience, coffee and a cookie)

Time: Sometime in September – exact date be announced!

Paint Away with the Sketch Art Café

If you fancy painting, get up and go to Sketch Art Café for a fun session where you’ll get to draw on coffee cups. The creative concept has also recently introduced a line of DIY kits so you can unleash your creativity at home too.

Price: Free (Purchase anything from the menu and get to paint your coffee cup)

Time: Drop in anytime from 7 AM to 11 PM

Experience the World of Pottery at OKA Ceramics Studio

Visit OKA and experience the world of pottery with some of the country’s most passionate potters. From hand building to wheel throwing, the team have an array of classes to suit you – all levels welcome.

Price: Can range from 200 aed to 800 aed depending on the class. Find out more here.

Time: Monday – Friday: 10 AM – 6 PM + Saturday: 10 AM – 7 PM

Sew Away with ThreadWerk

ThreadWerk is a sewing and fabric studio focusing on teaching the craft of home sewing. The space spreads the joy of sewing and crafting at their classes and workshops.

ThreadWerk sources beautiful sustainable dressmaking fabrics and build a base collection of eco-friendly fibres for the conscious sewist.

Sewing also contributes to sustainability, the fight against fast fashion and the overall well-being to wear clothes that perfectly fit only the wearer’s body – so you’re doing good by learning a new skill!

Time: Call to enquire – Booking required.

Price: Can go from 250 aed for beginner classes to 900 aed for advanced classes. Prices vary.

Eat, Paint and Enjoy at Café Ceramique

Get away from the stresses of everyday life and enjoy mouth-watering dining in a rustic ambience with Café Ceramique – a stylish place where friends can meet to enjoy superb casual dining! This is a place to be inspired and explore your inner artist to paint beautiful, individual works of art. Produce stunning, unique ceramics you would be proud to display or gift to loved ones at Café Ceramique.

Time: 10am-10pm

Price: Packages are available (including food and painting activity) from Dhs 130 – Dhs 180

Bring your Drawings to Life at Toil and Tinker

Toil and Tinker in Al Quoz holds a series of workshops from pattern printing sessions to special Risograph printing classes. The experience revolves around layering colors in your own style by using a printer to punch your choice of colors onto several sheets of paper in a quicker way. It’s a lively experience, where you can design many sketches ranging from cartoons to portraits. Check it out, it may be fun!

Timings: Sat 2pm to 5pm

Cost: Dhs200

Learn Your Way Around Clay at Yadawei Studio

Learn to make basic objects with clay using the potter’s wheel at Yadawei Studio in Al Quoz. This studio is a wide-built space for members wanting to explore with clay to create different art expressions and unique designs. They run a gym-like membership model for use of the studio facilities at their members’ own convenience. If you’re looking for an eccentric activity for the weekend, head to Yadawei to create and decorate your own clay designs.

Cost: Charges based on packages – can range from Dhs 180 – Dhs 800 and memberships

Timings: Sat 5pm to 7pm

Enhance your Knitting skills at Craftland

Craftland is located on Jumeirah Road and has a variety of different types of classes scheduled from Quilting to Hand-Embroidery and you will learn the creative types of knitting used for these activities. As well as providing knitting workshops, they also teach their customers how to stitch colorful dresses!

Timings: Mondays, 9.30am to 11am

Cost: Charges may vary for beginners and intermediates

Get Cooking at Culinary Boutique

Culinary Boutique on Jumeirah Road has glamorizing kitchens, that may make you feel like you are on a cooking show! With its creative and unique cooking classes, you can whip up a delicious three-course meal in a 2-hour class. The highly coveted restaurant will also help you explore the different types of cuisines in the world, from Risotto to Japanese sushi.

Timings: Daily 8am to 10pm

Cost: Dhs295 to Dhs475

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Nidhi Chandnani

Nidhi is a fresh grad, book lover and dance enthusiast. She enjoys writing book reviews and loves a good cup of coffee. To keep up with Nidhi's adventures, give her a follow on Instagram.

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