8 things to do in Dubai this week

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Free fitness, dinner deals, and a ladies’ night with Urban Decay giveaways…

Need some boredom-busting inspiration for the week ahead?

We’ve got free fitness classes, extended happy hours and a ladies’ night with some extra glamour that will help you through the week.

Here are eight things to do in Dubai this week…

Sunday August 13

1. Enjoy an extended happy hour

For those who feel like carrying on the weekend, folly by Nick & Scott have just added an extra two hours to their happy hour (every day) as part of their Summer Sundowner offer. The signature Prosecco Pop (an ice lolly served up in a glass of prosecco) as well as several other cocktails including the Sunset Sling, Patron Passion and Folly’s Fruit are all Dhs 25 from 3pm to 7pm. And even though it’s steamy, it’s worth going up to the rooftop even just for a few moments to get some Insta’ shots.

folly by Nick and Scott, Madinat Jumeirah, daily 3pm to 7pm, Dhs25. Tel: (04) 430 8535. More info on website

2. Create your own scent

Lili aromatherapy is hosting a one-off personalised scent workshop and dinner at The Sum of Us tonight. Guests are invited to take part in an aromatherapy overview, sample scents, and create their own 30ml scent. The workshop is paired with a three-course dinner and soft beverage.

The Sum of Us, Street 6 (behind Sheraton), Trade Centre 1, Sheikh Zayed Road, 7pm to 9.30pm, Dhs290. Tel: 056 4457 526. More info on Facebook

Monday August 14

3. Enjoy a free fitness class

Mall of the Emirates has introduced a new free fitness programme from Sunday to Wednesday. You can take advantage of complimentary Flywheel, FlyBarre, Mall Walkers and Mall Circuit sessions. The only catch is you need to get up early, registration starts at 8am with classes from 8:30am. The meeting point is near the Kempinski hotel. 

Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, Dubai, Sun to Weds, 8:30am, free. More info on website

4. Listen to some live reggae

Jamaican band D-Tone have a new bi-weekly residency at Caribbean spot Ting Irie. Promising unique reggae and dancehall sets, paired with a wings menu with flavours such as coconut curry and Sticky Appleton starting from Dhs40, Wings ‘n’ Tings is a new alternative Monday night option with a Caribbean twist.

Ting Irie, Souk Al Manzil, Downtown Dubai, Mon and Weds, 7pm to 11pm. Tel: (04) 557 5601. More info on website.

Tuesday August 15

5. Get free drinks and a makeover

VII Dubai and beauty brand Urban Decay have partnered up to introduce a ladies’ night with a difference. As well as unlimited complimentary beverages and 30% off the ‘Mediterrasian’ menu, ladies will also be treated to mini makeovers using Urban Decay products. Plus, there will be product giveaways on the night too.

VII Dubai, Floor 7, The Conrad, Sheikh Zayed Rd, 8pm to 11pm. Tel: 050 169 6777. More info on Facebook

6. Enjoy a mid-week dinner deal

There’s a new menu at Marina Social, with a new midweek deal too. Every Monday and Tuesday guests can enjoy unlimited starters and desserts, one main course from the menu and a house beverage package for Dhs350 per person. With dishes such as Shepherd’s Pie and signature “KFC” Chargrilled chicken, expect a modern menu of refined British comfort food.

Marina Social, Intercontinental Dubai Marina, Bay Central Dubai Marina, Mon and Tues, 7pm to 10pm, Dhs350. Tel: (04) 446 6664. More info on website

Wednesday August 16

7. Check out a group exhibition

Citizen E Art Gallery has opened a brand new group exhibition called The Epiphany Exhibition in D3. You can expect to see works from Emirati artists, as well as those from around the globe.

Citizen E Art Gallery, No. A108, First Floor, Building 6, Dubai Design District, until Aug 31, 6pm to 10pm. Tel: (04) 457 2380. More info on Facebook

8. Enjoy a summer sushi deal on the Palm

Breeze Bar and grill

This Mediterranean-inspired spot on the Club Vista Mare strip has got a host of weekday dinner deals going on throughout summer, and all of the nights are priced at Dhs195 per person. On a Wednesday, you can enjoy one raw bar platter of sushi, tacos and salads with two hours of unlimited selected cocktails (those two hours can be over any window you want between 12pm to 9pm).

Breeze Beach Grill, Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah, 12pm to 9pm. Tel (04) 568 3000. More info on website

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