8 things to do in Dubai this week

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Unlimited sushi for Dhs99, free drinks at two new ladies’ nights and a monthly pass for a premium spin class…

If you’re feeling the pinch this January, we’ve got you covered. For the girls, two new ladies’ nights across town offering up free drinks, a dinner deal for under Dhs100 that’s perfect for a discount date night, plus free meditation and an unlimited monthly spin pass.

Here are eight things to do in Dubai this week…

Sunday January 7

1. Catch up over a new ladies’ night

Bazxar, the DIFC resto-lounge, has just updated their Gossip Sundays ladies’ night. Every Sunday from 8pm onwards, ladies can enjoy three complimentary drinks, a commercial soundtrack by the venue’s resident DJ and catch up over a selection of four sharing platters priced from Dhs171 (with an additional 25 per cent off for groups of ladies).

Baxzar, Gate Village 4, DIFC, 8pm onwards, Sundays. Tel:(04) 355 1111. More info on website

Monday January 8

2. Sign up for unlimited spin classes at Cyclebar

If you’re looking to keep up your fitness this year, CycleBar in City Walk has a January offer to take advantage of. This month, enjoy CycleBar’s new unlimited pack for Dhs720. Sign up for this promotion at their City Walk 1 studio any time throughout January and benefit from unlimited classes for 30 days from the date of purchase.

Unit 27-28 The Avenue, City Walk, 1 Al Safa Street, Jumeirah 1, Dhs720. Tel: (04) 395 5523. More info on website

3. Feast on unlimited sushi for under Dhs100

Sushi fans, there’s a discount deal at Bamboo Lagoon in the JW Marriott Hotel Deira offering 10 varieties of all you can eat sushi served to your table for Dhs99. It’s valid from Saturday to Tuesday, and comes complete with entertainment from a live Polynesian band. Add a carafe of sake and it’s Dhs120.

JW Marriott Hotel Dubai, Abu Baker Al Siddique Road, Hamarain Centre, Deira, 7pm to 11pm, Sat to Tues, Dhs99, Dhs120 including a carafe of Sake, Tel: (04) 607 7977. More info on website

Tuesday January 9

4. Enjoy free drinks at a new ladies’ night

The ever popular Wanderlust brunch is launching its ladies’ night on Tuesday’s at Bridgewater. Ladies receive three complimentary beverages between 5pm and 1am at the Marriott Marquis spot, plus there’s live entertainment by Australia’s X Factor finalist Jaymie Deville & Wanderlust’s resident DJ Adam J playing all the dance-along hits.

Bridgewater, JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay, 5pm to 1am, Tuesdays. Tel: (04) 414 3000. More info on website

5. Find your zen at a free meditation class

Hosted by clinical hypnotherapist Sarah Abdelal, there’s a free meditation class at the Life N One wellness centre in Jumeirah this Tuesday. Focusing on the feeling of abundance, the one-hour long session will cover the understanding of what abundance is as a feeling, meditation, attitude of Gratitude, and tips how to amplify the feeling of abundance

Life n One, Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 1, 7.30pm to 8.30pm Tues Jan 9, free. Tel: (056) 5342899. More info on website

Wednesday January 10

6. Soak up the sun at a new beach club

We love a good sunbathing spot in Dubai, and this new luxury beach club looks like an absolute treat. Located in the swanky One&Only Royal Mirage, DRIFT is described as a destination where “luxury beach chic meets casual simplicity”. There’s an infinity pool, 1km of prime beachfront real estate, and a restaurant and bar serving up Provencal cuisine and interesting cocktails. Don’t mind if we do…

DRIFT, One&Only Royal Mirage, Al Sufouh. Pool and beach open daily 10.30am to 7pm, restaurant open daily 12.30pm to 7pm. Packages start from Dhs250 for sunlounger with beach and pool access Sun to Thurs, Dhs300 Fri and Sat. Tel: (04) 315 2200. More info on website.

7. See an avatar-themed Cirque du Soleil

Avatar-themed touring Cirque Du Soleil show Toruk – The First Flight was first announced in October 2017, and it will run at Dubai World Trade Centre from January 4 to 16. It’s all about the philosophies in the Avatar film that focus on a harmonious co-existence with nature, and it comes complete with some epic stunts.

Cirque Du Soleil, Dubai World Trade Center, Dubai, January 4 to 16, from Dhs315. More info on website

8. Enjoy half price drinks at a popular Marina nightclub

Societe is kicking off the new year with a January flash sale and offering 50 per cent off all drinks (including table service) every day of the week for the first month of the year. The main condition – pay your bill before the clock strikes 12.

Societe, Marina Byblos, Dubai Marina,  Tues to Thurs and Sat 10pm to 3am and Fri 4pm to 3am. Tel: (050) 699 3191. More info on website