The week's best Dubai events and other things to do in Dubai this week and weekend, including deals at Dubai restaurants, bars, spas, cinema and more.
Sure, five of the seven days are supposed to be 'work, sleep, repeat', but frankly we see 16 hours either side of your 9-5 that need filling with fun things to do. So, round-up, because this is your ultimate guide to the week and weekend ahead, with the latest events, deals, sports, film releases and more.
It’s tough when the opposing team scores, but to soften the blow, Cook Hall is offering ten percent off your food bill every time your team concedes in the World Cup. Along with brilliant food and beverage deals, no one’s a loser here. Prices vary. Match days only. Until Jul 15.
The popular Polynesian is launching a scavanger hunt on Tuesday July 3 and 17. Guests must scout around Hilton Dubai Jumeirah on the look out for neck ties. Spot one, bring back your find and you’ll get a free tiki-style beverage on the house. Plus, while the World Cup is in full swing (until Sunday July 15), you’ll also get a free order of the much-loved jalapeño cheese balls when ordering any main course. Yum.
Catch all the World Cup action from this stunning location at FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai. Not only is there a dedicated area with plenty of big screens, the specially-constructed air-conditioned tent is transparent, so you won’t miss the super view across the city. How about watching it from the swimming pool, too?
All for the cost of one bottle (of either grape or premium beverage), you can kick back from 3pm until midnight on match days in a cabana at Drai’s, and all come equipped with an HD TV and Jacuzzi. Prices vary.
Head to this fan zone, which has capacity for more than 2,000 football-lovers, to watch the World Cup. There are massive screens, as well as a gamers’ corner. Plus ladies will get four free drinks daily from 6pm until and from noon until 9pm on Fridays.
If your game is in need of a bit of tweaking over the summer, why not get involved with The Els Club’s unlimited lessons programme. Dhs4,000 will get you two months of unlimited golf lessons, and you’ll get access to the club’s fitness facilities, too. Dhs4,000.
Love Filipino food? Make a beeline for The Noodle House, which has a limited-time menu including these crispy-fried chillis. Various locations including Dubai Media City and Souk Madinat Jumeirah. www.thenoodlehouse.com.
There are few better ways to cool off than catching Dubai’s spectacular La Perle by Dragone – and right now is the perfect time to nab some tickets. The stunning show has cut its prices down for the summer, making it a total bargain.
No need to go straight home, you can head to The House Party Bar post-brunch for a special package. Get unlimited drinks from 4pm until 8pm for just Dhs200, and maybe play a spot of Pac-Man or fooseball, too. Dhs200.
One of the city’s most famous waterparks is offering a splashing (sorry) summer deal. UAE residents can save nearly Dhs200 during summer, with day rates starting from Dhs149 including VAT. Test your bravery on rides such as the Jumeirah Sceirah or just chill on the lazy river.
Fitness fan? This is for you. Fairmont The Palm is offering both an aquaspin and a yoga class for just Dhs99 until Saturday September 15, which saves you Dhs51 on the regular classes. We’ll see you at the pool. Dhs99.
Bargain hunters and saleseekers, listen up. Dubai’s six-week Summer Surprises sale has returned and we are leading the stampede to the shops. Until Saturday August 4, at various locations across the city, there will be a “Deal of The Day” offer, weekend destination surprises and a final weekend sale. YouTube megastar KSI is even flying in. The British comedian, actor and rapper will be at The Dubai Mall until Monday July 2 to play against members of the public on the PlayStation as part of an ITP Live and Dubai Summer Surprises collaboration. Meanwhile if you visit The Beach, opposite JBR, you can expect discounts of up to 50 percent at restaurants, shops and even at the cinema. Winning. www.dubaisummersurprises.com.
Ready to soothe the senses? SoSPA at Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa believes wellness shouldn’t be short-lived, which is why it’s offering 50 percent off for the rest of the summer. Indulge in a range of treatments and massages designed to rejuvenate the mind. Relaxation, here we come. Prices vary.
Sun, sand and discounts, anyone? Palm Jumeirah beach club RIVA is offering a summer-long deal, where you can get day passes for Dhs105 instead of Dhs200 during weekends and 25 percent discount on all à la carte food and drink.
Every time you spend Dhs100 on selected drinks at The Huddle Bur Dubai, you’ll be given a key to unlock one of 200 boxes. Inside is a range of prizes, from a staycation to free dinners, drinks and even cash prizes of up to Dhs10,000.