12 things to do in Dubai this weekend
A second opening of a popular breakfast spot, drinks deals and rainforest yoga…
There are some great value deals to be had in Dubai this summer. This week you can enjoy three drinks for Dhs9 (that one’s ladies only), a free comedy gig and a Saturday dinner deal for Dhs199 for two. Still needing some more inspo’ after reading this? Check out 12 more summer deals in Dubai here.
Here are 12 things to do in Dubai this weekend…
Thursday August 17
1. Get three drinks for Dhs9
Every Thursday hotel bar Shanghai 30 has a great-value drinks deal for ladies up the Oud Metha end of town. From 8pm to 11pm, ladies can enjoy three selected cocktails for Dhs9 (yes, as in Dhs3 each), 3 glasses of house wine for Dhs19, a bottle of house wine for Dhs49 and a 30% discount on the food menu.
Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf, Oud Metha Road, Al Jaddaf, 8pm to 11pm. Tel: (04) 317 7777. More info on website.
2. Enjoy an authentic Filipino fiesta
Skye & Walker, a cute neighbourhood eatery at Dubai Creek has launched a new ‘Fiesta Filipino’ themed night every Thursday. Expect a buffet-style set up with a host of Filipino dishes from beef mechado (a tangy stew) to chop suey, as well as Skye & Walker’s gluten-free salad bar. It costs Dhs110 for the full spread.
Skye and Walker, Rigga Al Buteen Street, Marriott Executive Apartments Dubai Creek, Deira, Thurs from 7pm, Dhs110. Tel: (04) 213 1221. More info on website
3. Cool off with some family fun
There’s a pop-up water play centre for kids at Dubai Marina Mall promenade at the moment. There will be beach ball racing, tag, and target shooting available for all the family every day until the end of August. Each session is 20 minutes and can take up to 20 people. And, best of all, it’s free.
Marina Mall Promenade, Dubai Marina, daily until Aug 30, 12pm to 9pm, free. Tel: (04) 436 1020. More info on Facebook
4. Catch some improv theatre
Rove Hotels has launched a partnership with The Courtyard Playhouse to bring an improv theatre night to one of the city’s Rove Hotels on the third Thursday of each month. Every performance will feature top improv actors from the Courtyard Playhouse Company, and this weekend you’ll see two shows: ‘This is Impro’ and ‘Racy Desis’. Each performance is, as the name suggests, unrehearsed, unscripted and totally improvised.
Rove Downtown, Downtown Dubai, from 8pm, free entry, prior registration required. Tel: (04) 561 9000. More info on website
Friday August 18
5. Get breakfast at the brand new Eggspectation
If you’ve ever headed down to JBR on a weekend for breakfast, you’ll have seen the approach-with-caution queues outside Eggspectation. But now the brand has opened a second location in City Walk to feed your breakfast-food cravings. Egg-spect their signature favourites, which include Smoked Salmon Benedict, Fried Chicken and Waffles and of course many creative egg dishes.
6. Head to a fashionable summer pop-up
There’s a brand new pop-up retail spot headed for d3 this weekend. ‘Creative Shelf DXB’ will be filled with local designers as well as fashion, photography, social media and beauty workshops scheduled throughout across the event (you can find the details of the events on the website below).
d3, Building 5, 10am to 7pm, daily until Aug 27. Tel: (055) 612 5774 . More info on website
7. Zen out with rainforest yoga
Find your Zen with The Green Planet City Walk and 136.1 Yoga Studio as they take to The Green Planet for a session of rainforest yoga. The hour-long session is part of a summer series of events, and on Friday it’s Vinyasa Flow, a high-energy, fast-paced, fitness-based yoga.
The Green Planet, City Walk, 8am to 9am, Dhs70 for members, Dhs80 for non members. Tel: (04) 441 6287. More info on website
8. See a legendary hip-hop DJ
Saturday August 19
9. Experience a wine tasting
Reform Social & Grill will be hosting its very own Woodstock Wine Night this Saturday. Chief Winemaker of Woodstock, Scott Collett, will host a wine tasting class and provide information on the origins and history of four different Australian wines. There will also be a specialist eight-dish BBQ menu created for the evening including rosemary lamb skewers and honey mustard chicken wings.
The Lakes, Dubai, 7pm onwards, Dhs395. Tel: (04) 454 2638. More info on website
10. Hit up a pool party
Liquid Nation kicks off every Saturday evening at Fairmont Dubai’s rooftop pool. The pool party includes a selection of ten different slushies, a commercial soundtrack from the resident DJ and table service for those after a VIP experience. It’s totally free for ladies, including unlimited slushies, Men pay Dhs100 for entry and one welcome drink.
Sunrise Pool, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, every Saturday, 5pm to 10pm, Dhs100 for men, free for ladies. Tel: (04) 311 8316. More info on Facebook
11. See some free comedy
Frankie’s Comedy Cellar is returning for a free comedy night at Frankie’s Italian on JBR. New host Simeon Goodson has assembled a brand new opening team to tickle your comedic tastebuds. The New York native, a comedy circuit stalwart, will host a rotating cast of comedians alongside live music and happy hour drinks offers from 6pm to 8pm.
Frankie’s, Oasis Beach Tower, JBR, 7pm to 10pm, free. Tel: (04) 399 4311. More info on Facebook
12. Enjoy a sunset Sangria
Riva Beach Club is back in action after a summer refurb’, and with it comes a brand new Mediterranean menu with a whole host of new deals. On Saturdays, enjoy a pitcher of Sangria and a generous portion of Paella that’s perfect for sharing for Dhs199. Or head down early and make a day of it, there are 50% day passes available throughout August (which are normally Dhs190 on weekends and Dhs100 on weekdays).
Building 8, The Shoreline, Palm Jumeirah, Saturday 7pm to 10pm, Dhs199. Tel: (04) 430 9466. More info on website.