8 things to do in Dubai this week

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A fireworks finale, free desserts and a fashion show…

Whether you’ve got four or five days of work to get through, there’s heaps going on in Dubai this week. You can take advantage of discount spa days, new sundowner deals and free desserts to beat those back-to-school (and back-to-work) blues.

Here are eight things to do in Dubai this week…

Sunday September 3

1. Enjoy 2-4-1 spa treatments

To celebrate the women of the UAE, Sofitel The Palm is offering all UAE residents a special 2-for-1 on all spa treatments over the long weekend. The offer runs until today and when you buy any spa treatment of your choice, you get the second one for free. This offer also includes access to SoSPA’s facilities, including a steam and sauna room.

SoSpa, Sofitel The Palm, until September 3. Tel: (04) 455 5433. More info on website

2. Catch the last day of the Eid Al Adha fireworks

It’s your last chance  to catch the Eid Al Adha fireworks at The Beach, JBR tonight. Expect plenty of family-friendly activities, and a pop-up kids play area for the little ones on the south lawn (that’s the bit opposite Pots, Pans and Boards). Adding to the carnival atmosphere, there will also be a marching band and roaming entertainers.

The Beach, JBR, fireworks from 8.45pm, free. Tel: (04) 317 3999. More info on website.

Monday September 4

3. Get a free dessert for the kids

Couqley, the French Bistro in JLT, is offering children a complimentary dessert throughout September with every main order from the specially designed Petit Couqley menu. Whether they opt for the petit grilled chicken, petit beef filet or one of their petit-customized pasta dishes, kids can pick a free dessert, such as petit chocolate mousse or a selection of ice creams.

Cluster A, JLT, daily noon to 2am, free dessert valid for children 12 years and below. Tel: (04) 514 9339. More info on Facebook

4. Enjoy sundowners with a view

There’s 50 per cent off a wide selection of house drinks and signature cocktails as well as a range of menu dishes such as nachos and mini burgers at 360’s daily ‘seek the sunset’ happy hour. Located at the end of a pier off Jumeirah Beach Hotel, they’ve got some of the best views of the Burj Al Arab and the Arabian Gulf.

360º, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah, daily 5pm to 8pm, 50% off selected food and beverage. Tel: (04) 406 8741. More info on website.

Tuesday September 5

5. Get pampered at a ladies’ night

VII Dubai and beauty brands Be Bar blow dry bar and Urban Decay have partnered up to introduce a ladies’ night with a difference. As well as unlimited complimentary beverages and 30 per cent off the ‘Mediterrasian’ menu, ladies will also be treated to mini makeovers using Urban Decay products and on-the-spot hair braiding by Be Bar. 

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

6. Learn some meditation

There’s a new class at illuminations JLT for the introduction to breath work and meditation. The class is free and is based on a first come first served enrollment process. The 90-minute long class, aims to help the yin and yang balancing and will be facilitated by J.D Thomas.

Illuminations JLT, Fortune Executive Towers, Cluster T, JLT, 7.30pm to 9pm, free. Tel: (04) 448 7043. More info on website.

Wednesday September 6

7. Enjoy a full moon dinner

Enjoy an evening under the stars with views of the Dubai skyline at Eauzone to celebrate the full moon. There’s a one-off degustation menu specially created by the chef that will be paired with a selection of Japanese beverages.

Eauzone, One&Only Royal Mirage, 6pm to 11.30pm, Dhs280. Tel: (04) 399 9999. More info on website

8. Head to a fall winter fashion show

Lifestyle brand Joe & Sons is hosting the launch of the Fall Winter Deus’ collection with a one-off evening of fashion, art and tacos. Songwriter Peter S. Martin with be performing on the night, there will be a photo and video exhibit from travelling photographer Joachim Guay, and a pop-up barber will be available too.

Warehouse 9 & 10, 6b Street, Al Quoz 3, from 6.30pm, free entry. Tel: (04) 341 5339. More info on Facebook

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