What’s On has your definitive guide of things to do in Dubai in July, including our massive takeaway guide.

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In the pantheon of exciting questions – ‘Will you marry me?’, ‘Do you want my last brownie?’ and ‘Would you like to meet Beyonce?’ being in our top five – is this one: ‘Fancy a takeaway?’ Nothing stirs the tastebuds here at What’s On HQ more than when one of the team pipes up at 11.30am and poses this tantalising teaser. Our new issue covers the A to Z of Dubai takeaways: sushi, pizza, Thai food, sandwiches, fish and chips, tacos, kebabs, curry, Chinese food, fried chicken, and Middle East cuisine. We’ve even given you some ideas for gourmet delivery services. Next time you arrive home late from work, exhausted and hungry, just flip open your copy of What’s On and start dialling.

With September on the horizon (get your binoculars out, you’ll see it) we thought it was time to mark your card with all the autumn gigs, parties and festivals coming up. Don’t leave it to the last minute, get the date in your diary for that band you love and book a ticket. Our other big story this month is part two of our neighbourhood guide, this time covering JLT, the Palm, Downtown, Arabian Ranches, and Ibn Battuta – see if you can find a hidden gem in a part of town you’re not familiar with.

The Dubai restaurant scene hasn’t taken a break over the summer. French mega chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten has fired up the ovens in his new spot JG Dining Room at the Four Seasons Resort in Jumeirah. For something a little less fancy, try the new healthy Chinese place Kuai at BoxPark, mini burgers at Slider Station in the nearby Galleria Mall, or the always packed Big Chefs at The Beach in JBR. If you’re looking for somewhere to stretch your vocal cords, check out K Lounge, a new karaoke bar that has the technology to disguise even your worst warble.

Our culture section is filled with news of Dubai’s first sound art exhibition, the inspiring Rock Camp For Girls, Helen Mirren as The Queen on stage, art exhibitions plus all of August’s cinema releases including Jake Gyllenhaal’s tilt at an Oscar in Southpaw. Plus, we have an interview with UAE-based singer and incessant gigger Adam Baluch as he releases his first EP.

There’s news of new fitness classes and gyms, three new barber shops for blokes with beards, spa news, and something called a Turkish Get Up. No, it’s not the name of an impossibly cool new London band. It’s a fitness move that is the single best thing you can do for your body, whatever your age.

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