Eight things to do in Dubai this week
Free fitness, cricket finals, value lunch deals and bottomless noodles…
If you’re working shorter hours this week, there’s plenty of time to squeeze in something new to do. Whether it’s a Ramadan themed art exhibition, value fitness classes or new lunch deals, we’ve got you covered.
Here are eight things to do in Dubai this week…
Sunday May 27
1. Catch the IPL final
Dubai Sports City has been hosting a Cricket Fan Park showing all the live Indian Premier League matches over the last two weeks, and it’s the final tonight. As well as showing the live IPL match, there will be music, beverages, food trucks and stalls serving a selection of Asian and continental dishes, including a traditional chaat station, plus a kids’ area and gaming zone to keep the whole family entertained. Tickets start from Dh50, which includes a Dh30 food and drink voucher.
ICC Cricket Academy, Dubai Sports City, Sunday May 27, Dhs50. Buy tickets here
2. Work up a sweat with a free fitness day
Gold’s Gym is hosting a an open-day event for members and non-members this Sunday. The class is specially designed to suit the nature of those fasting, focusing on slow and low-intensity exercise including Yoga, Body Balance, Pilates that ensures relaxation and body flexibility.
Gold’s Gym, various locations including Al Barsha and Ibn Battuta, free. Tel: (800) 46537. More info on website
Monday May 28
3. Workout with two fun fitness classes
Looking to try out some new fitness classes this Ramadan? Fairmont The Palm has a brand new fitness deal priced at Dhs99, which will grant you access to both an Aquaspin class and Yoga class at the fitness centre of the luxury Palm resort.
Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, class times vary, Dhs99. Tel: (058) 198 2323. More info on website
Tuesday May 29
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
5. Refuel with a value business lunch
Media One Hotel’s popular Asian street food haunt offers a range of Japanese-style bento boxes catering to the business crowd, for Dhs69. There’s chicken, sushi and vegetable options, and a recently launched salad selection which starts at Dhs49.
Mr Miyagi’s, Media One Hotel, Sunday to Thursday 12pm to 4pm. Tel: (04) 420 7489. More info on website
Wednesday May 30
6. Head to an inspirational talk by an Emirati poet
The latest in Flow’s series of inspirational talks takes place on Wednesday May 30. As part of the Ramadan series, Emirati spoken-word poet Afra Atiq – the first poet to win the 2017 ADMAF Creativity Award, as well as a number of poetry slams and competitions – will perform a poetry recital alongside her talk, focusing on finding inner peace and following your dreams.
Flow Dubai, Boulevard, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, 7pm to 8pm, free. Tel: (04) 319 8767. More info on Facebook
7. Check out some Ramadan themed art
Mall of the Emirates is showcasing the works of emerging photographers this Ramadan with two unique exhibitions. First up, the Art from the Heart exhibition, located in the mall’s Luxury Wing on Level 1, will display Ramadan-themed, stylised photographs taken by three emerging professional photographers.
Luxury Wing, Level 1, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, May 28 to June 6. Tel: (04) 409 9000. More info on website
8. Tuck in to bottomless noodles from Dhs55
New to The Noodle House, the Bottomless Bowls offer lets diners enjoy unlimited servings of their favourite wet noodle dishes, priced from Dhs55. The seelction includes Duck Wonton Ramen (Dhs60), Curry Laksa (Dhs60) and Sesame Tofu (Dhs55).
Various locations, including Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai Mall and Media City, daily 12pm to midnight, until June 10. Tel: (04) 366 6730. More info on website