Stress busting at a smash room, Downtown pool passes and a ladies-only suhoor…

If you’re working shorter hours this week, there’s plenty of time to squeeze in something new to do. Whether it’s a cultural exhibition, suhoor experience or cooling off with a new pool deal, there’s plenty to keep you busy.

Here are eight things to do in Dubai this week…

Sunday May 20

1. Kickstart the week with a business lunch

Gaucho has launched a new summer menu, offering a three-course business lunch for Dhs130 per person. The upscale DIFC steakhouse lunch menu features a selection of dishes including tuna ceviche, watermelon salad and a mushroom and truffle risotto.

Gaucho, Gate Village, DIFC, 12pm to 3pm, Sunday to Thursday, Dhs130. Tel: (04) 422 7898. More info on website

Monday May 21

2. Dive into a new pool access deal

With temperatures heating up, we’re looking to cool down. And the relatively new hotel on the block Renaissance Hotel Downtown now access a pool pass for Dhs120 per person. It comes with a complimentary lounger and towel, and some great views out across the canal.

Renaissance Hotel Downtown, Dubai, daily 7am to sunset, Dhs120. Tel: (04) 512 5555. More info on website

3. Relieve stress at a smashroom

Feeling a bit stressed out? Well, how’s this for a unique therapy session. The Smash Room lets you smash out all of your frustrations in a safe space – it’s essentially a rebel’s version of a day spa. The room is filled with old furniture, TVs, laptops, and mannequins, and you get to choose your weapon and show those objects who is boss (perhaps while imagining your boss).

The Smash Room, Umm Suqeim Street, Al Quoz Industrial 4, Sun to Wed 11am to 10pm, Thur to Sat 9am to 11pm. Tel: (058) 198 2323. More info on website

Tuesday May 22

4. Check out a Ramadan festival on ice

Celebrate the spirit of togetherness with the ‘Ramadan Lights Fest’ at Dubai Ice Rink this Holy Month. Running from Tuesday May 22 to Tuesday June 12, the festival offers various activities and experiences for the whole family, including an arts and crafts zone and football area.

Ramadan Light Fest at Dubai Ice Rink, daily 12pm to 2am until June 12, free. Tel: 04 448 5111. More info on website

Wednesday May 23

6. Experience a ladies-only suhoor

Pierre’s Bistro & Bar has partnered up with department store, Robinsons, to host a glamorous ladies’ suhoor every Wednesday. For Dhs150 per person, ladies get a suhoor menu and two mocktails, as well as a host of fashion and beauty pop-ups throughout the evening.

Pierre’s Bistro & Bar, Intercontinental Dubai Festival City, 9.30pm to 3am, Wednesdays through Ramadan, Dhs150. Tel: (04) 701 1127. More info on website

7. Get to Al Quoz for the Ramadan lates

A weekly celebration of art and creativity happens every Ramadan and is the perfect way to get your cultural fix during the month. All the galleries on Alserkal Avenue as well as the other cool spots spring into life afterhours. Don’t miss musical performances at The Fridge, workshops at The JamJar and fashion pop-ups along the avenue.  There will also be themed iftars and artistic celebrations.

Alserkal Avenue, Street 8, Al Quoz 1, Dubai, Wed during Ramadan 7pm to 11pm, May 23 and 30. Tel: (050) 556 9797. More info on website

8. Soak up the sun with a chilled out beach day

The Tap House has just kicked off its beach access passes, which are a great wallet-friendly offer. Access to the Palm side beach with a complimentary towel will set you back a minimum spend of Dhs100, and the casual gastro-pub will give a 20 per cent discount on any food purchased. The pub grub menu includes dishes such as lobster toastie with signature Tap House sauce, slow-cooked orange-glazed back ribs and truffled mushroom fettuccini.

The Tap House, Club Vista Mare, Sat to Weds: 12pm to 1am, Thurs to Fri 12pm to 2am. Tel: (04) 514 3778. More info on website

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