30 jubilant things to do in the UAE this June

30 jubilant things to do in the UAE this June



Here's how to make the most of the month ahead.

It's the start of a new month, which means it's time to fill up your cultural calendar. Whether you want to go shopping, eat well, attend a concert, or celebrate Eid al Adha, there are lots of fun things to do in the UAE in June. 

Thursday 1 June

Rock out with Guns N' Roses

Get ready to rock because Guns N' Roses are kicking off their 2023 World Tour in Abu Dhabi. The band, lead by vocalist Axl Rose and guitarist Slash, promises to provide a hit-packed spectacle featuring legendary tracks Knockin' On Heaven's DoorNovember Rain, Sweet Child O' Mine and Welcome To The Jungle. Thursday 1 June at 8pm. Tickets from AED 325.

GO: Visit www.etihadarena.ae for reservations and more information.

Guns N' Roses Abu Dhabi

Friday 2 June

Party likes it the Roaring '20s

Experience the glitz and glamour of the 1920s during the weekly Gatsby Brunch at Ray's Bar. Step into a world of sophistication and elegance, where skyline views and retro style await. Indulge in tempting dishes such as braised short rib cigars and sticky toffee cake while a live band and free-flowing cocktails elevate your spirits. Fridays from 8pm to 11pm. Packages from AED 299 per person. 

GO: Visit http://sevn.ly/xMenUamn for reservations and more information.

Rays Bar

Saturday 3 June

Hit the beach for brunch

Inspired by the flavours of the Mediterranean and the Middle East, Nuska Beach transports guests to a coastal paradise with a sensorial culinary journey, unparalleled views and a lively day-to-night ambience. Feast on the catch of the day, the chef's selection of hot and cold appetisers, fine butcher's cuts, signature seafood platter, and an array of delectable desserts with the Lazy Brunch. This indulgent experience takes place on Saturdays from 1pm to 4pm, with prices starting at AED 395 per person (soft beverages) and AED 495 (rosé and house beverages).

GO: Visit www.jumeirah.com for reservations and more information.

Nuska Beach

Sunday 4 June

Try a cheese pairing at Burj Al Arab

Embark on a journey of culinary excellence with the newly launched 'Dégustation de Fromage' at Al Muntaha. Recently honoured with one MICHELIN star, Al Muntaha boasts a team of skilled and passionate cheese masters led by in-house connoisseur Georgios Paizis. Prepare to be delighted with a seasonal eight-course degustation menu showcasing curated cheeses carefully paired with premium beverages. Available on Sundays and Tuesdays, from 4pm to 5:30pm. AED 550 per person (including mocktail pairing) or 650 per person (including wine pairing).

GO: Visit jumeirah.com/burj-al-arab-muntaha for reservations and more information.

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Monday 5 June

Shop for streetwear

We love a homegrown brand in the UAE, so we were excited to hear that amongst few has opened its first store in Abu Dhabi. Located in Souk Al Mina, Port Zayed, it showcases the streetwear brand's cool collection. Since the brand launched, it has created a cult following for its clothing and lifestyle offerings. The Abu Dhabi shop follows in the stylish footsteps of the Dubai shop and is home to clothing, coffee and treats. We also spotted books on sneakers, vinyl record players and a coffee shop. amongst few in Abu Dhabi is open daily from 10am to 10pm.

GO: Visit www.amongstfew.com for more information.

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Tuesday 6 June

Sip and dip

Indulge in a sun-soaked day at Vida Creek Harbour this summer. Nestled in a picturesque location, guests can marvel at the Dubai Skyline while lounging beside the magnificent pool and sipping refreshing beverages. Available Monday to Friday, from 7am to 9pm. AED 150 per person (pool access with AED 100 F&B credit).

GO: Email hithere.creek@vidahotels.com or call 04 428 8888 for reservations and more information.

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Wednesday 7 June

Tap your toes to Tom Odell

Tom Odell is set to grace the stage of Dubai Opera as he embarks on his international tour, treating the audience to an unforgettable evening of music from his deeply personal album, Monsters. Renowned for his extraordinary skills on the piano, this British singer-songwriter will captivate the city for a single night of pure musical brilliance. Wednesday 7 June, from 8pm. Tickets from AED 250.

GO: Visit www.dubaiopera.com for tickets and more information.

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Thursday 8 June

Since along to Kurt Darren

Hard Rock Cafe is bringing South African artist Kurt Darren to Dubai for one night only. With an astonishing nine South African Music Awards (SAMA) under his belt, Kurt's catalogue of 30 gold and platinum albums includes the hit singles KapteinLoslappie and Standing on the Edge. With his ability to sing in both English and Afrikaans, this is one performance you will not want to miss. Thursday 8 June. Tickets from AED 149.

GO: Visit www.livenation.me for reservations and more information.

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Friday 9 June

Marvel at Mick Hucknall

If you love the sound of the eighties, then you'll be excited to hear that the British band Simply Red are coming to Coca-Cola Arena Dubai. Over their career, Simply Red have had ten songs reach the top 10 in the UK Singles Chart. The songs Holding Back the Years and If You Don't Know Me by Now hit the number one spot on the US Billboard Hot 100. We expect them to play their hits songs, ranging from Money Too Tight (To Mention) to Stars. Plus, a lot of 80s-esque saxophone action. Friday 9 June at 9:30pm. Tickets from AED 299 per person.

GO: Visit www.coca-cola-arena.com for more information. 

Simply Red in Dubai

Saturday 10 June

Dance with DJ Nicky Romero

Put your hands in the air if you love dance music. Well, we've got some exciting news for you. Dutch DJ and producer, Nicky Romero, is performing at the first-ever World Padel League at Dubai's Coca-Cola Arena, Nicky hails from Amerongen, Netherlands. He is best known for his hit songs Toulouse, and I Could Be the One with Avicii, which has amassed over 300 million streams on Spotify. He has worked with super DJs including Armand van Helden, Avicii, Calvin Harris, David Guetta and Tiësto. Plus, he has collaborated with Britney Spears and Rihanna. Saturday 10 June, from 9pm. Tickets from AED 129 per person.

GO: Visit www.wplworld.com for more information.

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Sunday 11 June

See snow in Abu Dhabi 

Located in Reem Mall, Snow Abu Dhabi is breaking records – in true UAE-style – as the world's largest snow park. True to its name, the attraction will maintain a temperature of minus two degrees Celsius and a blanket of snow that is 50cm deep. The site features 12 rides and 17 attractions, which are spread across 10,000 square feet. If you're a thrill seeker, we dare you to try the two giant slides: Ice and Floes Toboggan Race and Grauppel's Summit Escape.

GO: Visit https://reemmall.ae for more information. 

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Monday 12 June

Tuck into new dishes at a FACT Award-winner

Led by Chef Howard Ko, CÉ LA VI Dubai has introduced new menu items that showcase sushi and robata dishes. With a focus on using high-quality ingredients, each dish blends traditional Asian flavours with contemporary culinary twists. Tuck into a nigiri that combines the richness of A5 Wagyu with the boldness of wasabi béarnaise or prawn tempura rolls complemented by a refreshing celery root and green apple remoulade. Available daily, from 12pm to 3am.

GO: Email reservation-dxb@celavi.com or call 04 582 6111 for reservations and more information.

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Tuesday 13 June

Try a new wellness centre

Located in Palm Jumeirah's Golden Mile 6, Contrast aims to put you into the holiday state of mind. The décor boasts a Mediterranean aesthetic, from curved walls to marble features. Plus, there are beige, cream and white walls, which create a calm space. Contrast has five private sauna rooms and is home to the city's first therapy room with a sauna, salt walls and an immersive ice bath. Visitors can choose one treatment or combine a sauna and ice bath experience. Contrast is open daily from 7.30am to 9.30pm.

GO: Visit @contrastwellness on Instagram for more information. 

Contrast in Dubai

Wednesday 14 June

Dine on dim sum 

Mott 32 Dubai on the 73rd floor of Address Beach Resort has unveiled an exciting new experience called Dim Sum and Sip, set within the stunning indoor lounge and bar area. Here, diners can select two varieties of dim sum paired with three curated cocktails, house wines, or spirits. Enhancing the ambience, live entertainment will serenade guests throughout the evening. Wednesdays, from 7pm to 10pm. AED 188 per person. 

GO: Visit www.mott32.com for reservations and more information. 

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Thursday 15 June

Be entranced by electronica

Grammy-nominated electronica star M83 is getting busy, touring across the US before arriving at Dubai Opera for one night only. Fans can expect an unforgettable night with some of the artist's most beloved tracks, including Midnight City, Reunion and Wait, being played live on stage. For the uninitiated, Gonzalez got into music after a leg injury in his teens kept him from playing football professionally. Thursday 15 June at 8pm. Tickets from AED 275.

GO: Visit https://dubaiopera.etixdubai.com for reservations and more information.

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Friday 16 June

Experience Arabeats

Experience the electrifying performances of three talented young stars, Siilawy, BiGSam, and MUSliM, as they make their debut on the Coca-Cola Arena stage for the inaugural Arabeats. Jordanian singer and songwriter Siilawy is expected to captivate audiences with his exquisite vocals. Palestinian artist, BiGSam, who transitioned from Boom-Bap rapper to pop star has over one million subscribers on YouTube and become a sensation in his own right. Finally, MUSliM, the Egyptian singer, songwriter, and composer, will ignite the stage with a performance of his hit song etnaset. Friday 16 June at 9pm. Tickets from AED 145 per person.

GO: Visit www.coca-cola-arena.com for tickets and more information.

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Saturday 17 June

Have brunch at Babylon

Babylon's new brunch whisks brunch-goers away into a realm of luxury and self-indulgence for a lavish brunch that combines the allure of 18th-century French grandeur with Babylon's signature extravagance. Delight in raw, hot, and cold hors d'oeuvres, including Babylon salad, crispy octopus, wagyu beef tataki and Warm Prawns. As the main event unfolds, indulge in Chilean seabass with spicy bomba rice and giant tiger prawns with chilli Chimichurri. Desserts include baklava mille-feuille, berry pavlova and a dessert platter featuring mochis, sorbets and fresh fruit. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 395 (soft beverages), AED 550 (house beverages) and AED 650 (premium beverages).

GO: Visit www.babylondifc.com for reservations and more information.

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Sunday 18 June

Enjoy a beachfront breakfast

Enjoy breakfast at the beach when visiting Society in Mamsha Al Saadiyat. Founded by Sheikha Al Mheiri in 2015, the breakfast menu features meticulously crafted dishes, such as the Acai Bowl with a medley of fruits, Avocado Yoghurt with granola and brulée pineapple, Caramelized French Toast adorned with fresh berries and vanilla sauce, or Pistachio Pancakes topped with crispy kunafa and rose honey syrup. Available daily from 8am.

GO: Call 02 886 7735 for reservations and more information.

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Monday 19 June

Check out Abu Dhabi's new Saddle House

Experience the alluring transformation of Saddle into the enchanting Saddle House in Marsa Al Bateen. With a captivating glass structure and inviting interiors, Saddle House showcases the visionary artwork of Emirati artist Mattar Bin Lahej, while the menu features timeless classics infused with creative twists.

GO: Call 050 394 4802 for reservations and more information.

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Tuesday 20 June

Venture underwater

If you're after more animal experiences in the UAE, make sure you check out SeaWorld Abu Dhabi. The region's first marine life theme park is located on Yas Island. In true UAE style, the attraction breaks world records and is home to the world's largest aquarium. The aquarium houses 25 million litres of water and more than 68,000 marine animals, which range from sharks to sea turtles. The park spans 183,000 square meters and eight themed realms, featuring up-close animal encounters, entertainment, rides, plus dining and shopping experiences.

GO: Visit www.seaworldabudhabi.com for more information.

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Wednesday 21 June

Try a seasonal special at Joe & The Juice

Cool down this summer with a delightful new creation from Copenhagen-born juice bar Joe & The Juice. Exclusive to the region, the iced lavender latte is available for a limited time at all UAE locations. With its radiant purple base, luscious creamy layer, and velvety coffee blend, the iced lavender latte is a treat for your senses and perfect for capturing that Insta-worthy moment. AED 26 (small) and AED 28 (large).

GO: Visit www.joejuice.com for more information.

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Thursday 22 June

Take a musical trip to Cuba

Experience the vibrant spirit of Havana at Club Vista Mare on Palm Jumeirah. Step inside Rumba Cuban Bar & Kitchen and be transported to the golden era of the Buena Vista Social Club. Feel the rhythms of traditional Cuban music as the Havana Band takes the stage with their captivating melodies and infectious beats. Thursdays, from 8:30pm to midnight. AED 210 per person (including a three-course set menu).

GO: Visit www.rumba.ae for reservations and more information.


Friday 23 June

Sip bargain beverages

Knox Underground Bar at Andaz Dubai The Palm is passing on the savings from Dubai's suspended alcohol tax to its customers. Revellers can now enjoy bargain beverages from just AED 29 on weekend evenings. Better yet, the first ten guests in the bar to present a screenshot of our the KNOX Instagram advert will be rewarded with ten free drinks. Available on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, from 9pm to 3am.

GO: Call 050 404 2994 for reservations and more information.


Saturday 24 June

Enjoy a nostalgic brunch

Drawing inspiration from 1980s Italian movies, Roberto's 'Bruncha Cha-Cha' whisks diners to the sun-drenched beaches of summers past. Embark on your gastronomic adventure with antipasti, including the savoury Frittata Di Spaghetti (a spaghetti cake with mozzarella, eggs, tomato, and beef ragu), Insalata Di Riso (rice salad) and Fritto Misto. The feast continues with Lamb Spiedini, Chicken Spiedini or Prawn Spiedini before concluding sweetly with Torta Caprese or the classic Cannolo Siciliano. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 495 (including house wines) or AED 745 (including premium wines and Champagne).

GO: Visit www.robertosrestaurants.com for reservations and more information.

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Sunday 25 June

Celebrate Christmas (in June)

Yalumba celebrates Christmas in June with its annual 'Halfway to Christmas Brunch.' Indulge in a belly-bursting feast of traditional Christmas classics, including a carvery with fluffy roast potatoes, Brussels sprouts, glazed carrots, and stuffing. And no Christmas feast is complete without dessert. Expect yule logs, Christmas brownies, Christmas pudding and mince pies. While the adults unwind to live DJ performances, the little ones will be entertained with activities like face painting and a magic show. Sunday 25 June, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 285 (soft beverages), AED 385 (house beverages) and AED 485 (premium beverages).

GO: Email resutaurants.lmd@lemeridien.com or call 04 702 2455 for reservations and more information.

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Monday 26 June

Dine in Spanish staples at Lola

Lola Taberna Española has expanded its menu with eight exciting new dishes and a selection of curated cocktails. From fresh salads to succulent meat dishes, the new menu features Ensalada de Tomate (juicy tomatoes, sweet oranges, and an olive juice dressing), McLola Hamburguesa (a burger prepared with wagyu beef, confit piquillos, and San Simon cheese) and the Cordero Lechal Asado al Carbon con Ensalada de Berros (tender roasted lamb and watercress salad). 

GO: Visit www.opentable.com for reservations and more information.

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Tuesday 27 June

Sample a summer tasting menu

Nestled inside Kempinski Hotel & Residences Palm Jumeirah, Brunello's latest culinary offering pays homage to the ocean's bounty. The menu harmoniously blends vibrant colours, fresh ingredients, and flavorful seafood to create a memorable dining experience through dishes such as prawn and scallop tartare and sea bream fillet. For dessert, Brunello's skilled chefs have crafted a sweet finale that embodies the essence of summer. Available daily, from 12:30pm to 3:30pm and 7pm to 11pm. AED 295 per person.

GO: Email fbreservation.thepalm@kempinski.com or call 04 444 2000 for reservations and more information.

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Wednesday 28 June

Indulge in French delicacies 

Ladurée, the luxury patisserie brand, has opened a new branch in Abu Dhabi's vibrant Al Bateen neighbourhood. Beautifully combining Ladurée's French heritage with Middle Eastern culture, the new venue offers macarons, exotic pastries, a delectable delicatessen, exquisite gift boxes, and entremets. With both indoor and outdoor seating options, we'd encourage yoy to relish delightful treats while enjoying the waterfront views.

GO: Visit www.laduree.ae for reservations and more information.

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Thursday 29 June

Tuck into the new menu at Teatro

Teatro at Park Rotana Abu Dhabi has unveiled its new menu, featuring several new dishes, an extensive beverage selection, and an impressive array of wines. Chef Antonio's new creations include Alfredo Linguini, Shrimp & Lobster Louie and Wagyu Tenderloin, which can be paired with a skillfully crafted cocktail to match the stylish ambience.

GO: Visit rotanatimes.com/parkrotana for reservations and more information.

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Friday 30 June

Camp in the rainforest

The Green Planet isn't simply home to over 3,000 plants and animals. It's also a go-to destination for unique and unexpected experiences offered amidst an indoor ecosystem – rainforest camping and snorkelling with piranhas included. Spend the night in one of The Green Planet's comfortable tents and you'll discover the rainforest's enchantments with a nocturnal animal tour and a BBQ dinner at The Green Planet's Café – complete with roasting marshmallows and a nature-themed movie – before falling asleep under the biodome stars to the songs of the rainforest's exotic birds. Available on Friday and Saturday evenings. Prices start from AED 750 for two adults in the regular tent, while group bookings can be made at AED 1,450 for a party of four in the large tent.

GO: Visit www.thegreenplanetdubai.com for reservations and more information.

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