Sponsored: Here’s a great deal to see you through the rest of the summer weekdays…

Fancy going out for a slap-up lunch and then spending the day by a luxurious, five-star-hotel pool? Well, book a day off work, and get this deal in your diary…

Shangri-La Dubai along Sheikh Zayed Road has an offer running until September 30 that means if you book in for a buffet lunch at Dunes Cafe you can then spend the day by their pool.

And this isn’t just any old pool, oh no, here’s where you’ll get to luxuriate of an afternoon:

The lunch at Dunes Cafe is on offer from 12pm to 3pm every weekday, and is priced at Dhs140, and the food on offer ranges from sushi to Arabic grills.

Post-lunch, just take your receipt up to the hotel’s health club and they’ll give you access to the pool and a comfy lounger.

The hotel’s central location, Burj Khalifa-views and luxurious feel makes this a top pick for anyone with visitors in town at the moment (because who doesn’t love impressing guests for less?).

At the Shangri-La you’ll find an urban pool with an ‘away from it all’ feel

Or, if you’re after dinner…

Dunes Cafe also do dinner buffets with full-on international spreads if you’re keen to try it out for an evening meal.

On Monday nights you can sample a Mexican feast from 7pm to 11pm, on Tuesday nights it’s all about meat, with steaks, burgers and more. On Wednesday you’ll find seafood night – where you’ll be able to sample everything from steamed mud crab to fish and chips – and on Thursday it’s a combination, and so is Surf & Turf night.

All of the dinner buffets are Dhs245 with soft drinks and Dhs365 with house drinks.

To book in for a dinner buffet, or book your spot for lunch plus pool access on weekdays call Dunes Cafe at (04) 405 2703. More info on website.

Here’s the pool deal fine print…

– Valid until September 30, Sunday to Thursday, with lunch only.

– Pool access only valid on same day as lunch purchase, and sunbed availability not guaranteed.

– Guests must present their paid bill from Dunes Cafe to gain entry, and pool access is valid only on the same day as lunch purchase. There’s an additional pool access charge of Dhs30 for children aged 6 to 12 years old.

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