8 things to do in Dubai this week
Free legal advice, free festivals, free drinks, free pizza – we’re getting you through this week on a discount…
With Christmas fast approaching – and all of the expenses that come with it – we’re making sure to fill our weeks with wallet-friendly deals.
From free legal advice on Sunday, to free pizza on Monday, to two free festivals on Tuesday and finishing with free drinks on Wednesday, you don’t have to spend a single fil to make the most out of this one.
Here are eight things to do in Dubai this week…
Sunday December 17
1. Get some free legal advice
This Sunday, law firm BSA will be hosting a free legal clinic at the Dubai Land Department, giving free legal advice to the public from 8am to 2pm. 25 of the firm’s lawyers will give 150 hours of their time to the initiative, which will be hosted at Dubai Land Department on Baniyas Road. It’s a walk-in clinic and appointments are not necessary.
BSA Law, Dubai Land Department, Baniyas Road, Deira, 8am to 2pm. More info on website.
Monday December 18
2. Get your hands on some free pizza
To celebrate the launch of their second store opening, Z Pizza are giving away free pizzas this Monday. Their newly-launched location in Bay Square is offering free small Margarita, Mexican, and their best selling ZBQ pizzas to the first 200 people who walk in.
Z Pizza, Bay Square, Business Bay, Building 9, daily 11am to 12am. Tel: (04) 271 1171. More info on website.
3. Enjoy an iconic movie al fresco
Outdoor Cinema Dubai is in the grounds of the Habtoor Grand Hotel this week. On Monday, you can catch 40s festive classic It’s a Wonderful Life, the comedy drama classed as one of the all-time greatest American films.
Habtoor Grand, Dubai Marina, 7.30pm onwards, Dhs75. Tel (056) 895 6280. More info on Facebook.
Tuesday December 19
4. Enjoy a free festive market
The Fort Island festive market is back in full swing and well worth a visit. The 1,750-square-metre winter wonderland features a German-style festive market, as well as rides on an abra boat with Santa, dozens of slides and games, a North Pole train for the little ones and a giant snowball zone. New this year, there’s a shimmering interactive LED Christmas tree and daily appearances from Santa himself at 5pm and 7pm.
Madinat Jumeirah, Dec 15 to 27, Sun to Weds, 3pm to 1am, Thurs to Sat 12pm to 1am free entry. Tel: (04) 366 8888. More info on website.
5. Make music in Dubai Marina
The 2017 theme of the Dubai Marina Music Festival (DMMF) is ‘The Art of Sound’. It’s going to transform the Dubai Marina promenade into a series of activations and installations that explore all the senses, plus host music artists and performers, food stalls and a pop-up market.
Dubai Marina Mall Promenade, Dubai Marina, 6pm to 10pm, Dec 14 to 23, free. More info on website.
Wednesday December 20
6. Head to a Q&A with a rugby legend
Retired professional rugby union player Doug Howlett is the seventh-highest try scorer in rugby union history and first on the all-time highest try scorers for the All Blacks. He’s in town to take part in a Q&A about the game of rugby and his career on Wednesday December 20 in The Baggot at McGettigan’s JLT. Tickets cost Dhs150 and doors open at 6pm with the event starting at 7pm.
McGettigan’s JLT, Cluster J, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, 6pm onwards, Dhs150. Tel: (04) 378 0800. More info on website.
7. Enjoy a bottomless ladies’ night in City Walk
Recently opened Spanish spot Toro & Ko in City Walk has just launched a new ladies’ night, Miss Ko, every Wednesday. There’s free-flowing sparkling wine for ladies from 8pm to 12am, plus 25 per cent discount on selected drinks for guys too.
Toro & Ko, City Walk, Dubai, Wednesdays 8pm to 12am. More info on website.
8. Get your seafood fix at Jean-Georges
There’s a brand new night for seafood lovers at the cosy Jean-Georges in the Four Seasons Jumeirah every Wednesday. Guests are invited to enjoy a platter of sharing starters, including oysters, mussels, and yellow tail, followed by a choice of main course (options include sea bass and lobster) and a sharing dessert for Dhs350 per person.
Jean Georges, Four Seasons Dubai, Jumeirah, 8pm to late, Dhs395. Tel: (04) 343 6118. More info on website.