12 things to do in Dubai this weekend
Global Wellness day, dinner deals, pool days and staycays…
The weekend is nearly here, and we’re already planning loads of ways to fill it. Whether you’re wanting to keep active, cool off with a pool day or find your zen as Dubai celebrates Global Wellness Day, we’ve got you covered.
Ramadan Kareem from everyone at What’s On.
Here are 12 things to do in Dubai this weekend.
Thursday June 7
Tuck in to a set menu by a celebrity chef
Throughout June, Rhodes W1 at the Grosvenor House Dubai is offering a three-course set menu curated by celebrity Chef Gary Rhodes forDhs195 per person. Ahead of the restaurant’s temporary closure for summer, Rhodes W1 has created four unique set menus, which will be rotated on a weekly basis.
hodes W1, Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina, daily 7pm onwards, until June 30, Dhs195. Tel: (04) 317 600. More info on website
Cool off with an evening pool pass
Head to the Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club every Thursday and Friday evening to cool down with a refreshing dip in the pool. It’s Dhs50 from 7pm to 9pm, and there’s a host of food stations to grab a snack at too, serving burgers, wraps, hotdogs and nachos.
Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club, Arabian Ranches, 7pm to 9pm, Thursday and Friday, Dhs50, Dhs40 for children under 12. Tel: (04) 361 8111. More info on website
Feast on a steakhouse set menu for Dhs200
Offering panoramic views across Dubai from its enviable location on the 68th floor of the JW Marriott Marquis Business Bay, Prime68 serves up a daily set menu from 6pm to 7pm for Dhs200. The constantly changing Chef’s selection of signature dishes is paired with the breathtaking sunset views.
Prime 68, JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay, daily 6pm to 7pm, Dhs200. Tel: (04) 414 3000. More info on website
Get gaming at Hub Zero
If it’s action and adventure indoors you’re after this weekend, why not check out Hub Zero in City Walk? The family-friendly entertainment hub features 18 thrilling rides and entertainment experiences across two floors, as well as pool tables, arcade machines, a LAN gaming area and karaoke rooms. And if you book ahead online, you’ll get 50 per cent off your pass.
Hub Zero, City Walk, Sat to Weds 2pm to 10pm, Thurs and Fri 2pm to 12am, Dhs160. Tel: (800) 637227. More info on website
Friday June 8
Breakfast at Boardwalk
While it might be too hot to enjoy lunches al fresco, this new breakfast menu at Boardwalk is worth waking up early for a seat outside. Overlooking the charming shores of the Dubai Creek Marina, the grown up breakfast menu features dishes such as waffles and almond pannacotta, Boardwalk pancakes and a full English.
Boardwalk, Park Hyatt, Dubai Creek Marina, 8am to 11am, Friday and Saturday. Tel: (04) 295 6000. More info on website
5. Go on a snow hike
Join Gulf For Good and burn some calories by hiking up and down the emirate’s snowy slope at Ski Dubai on Friday June 8. It’s free to attend, you just need to email firstname.lastname@example.org to register. Make sure you bring your hiking shoes.
Mall Of The Emirates, Al Barsha, 8am to 9am, Friday June 8, free (Ski Dubai entry separate). Tel: (04) 368 0222. More info on Facebook
Family stay at Lapita with complimentary Dubai Parks access
The Polynesian paradise Lapita is offering a family deal for the final two weeks of the holy month. A stay for two adults and two children in a deluxe room will set you back Dhs1045 and includes breakfast at all day dining restaurant Kalea, as well as full access to Dubai Parks and resorts, which are right next door.
Lapita Hotel, Dubai Parks and Resorts, Dubai, daily until the end of Ramadan, Dhs1045 for family of four. Tel: (04) 810 9999. More info on website
Pamper yourself with a half price spa treatment
Offering up all the typical treatments, the spa menu at Nikki Spa also boasts a range of signature and exclusive treatments with names that immediately induce calm, such as “revive” and “retreat”. They’re all half price this summer.
Nikki Spa, Nikki Beach Resort and Spa, Pearl Jumeira, daily 9am to 10pm, 50 per cent off until August 31. Tel: (04) 376 6150. More info on website
Saturday June 9
Walk with sharks
Looking for an underwater adventure this summer, but not an experienced diver? We reckon we’ve found just what you’re looking for, and you won’t even need to get your hair wet. The Shark Walker at Dubai Aquarium is a half-hour long experience that provides you with all the kit you’ll need to get up, close and personal with the 33,000 marine life from the comfort of a cage.
Shark Walker, Al Boom Diving at Dubai Aquarium and Underwater Zoo, Dubai Mall, twice daily, Dhs620 per person. Tel: (04). More info on website
Find your zen with a wellness day
There’s nowhere better to unwind than in the tranquil setting of a desert resort, and Al Maha is offering up just that over Global Wellness Day this Saturday. Enjoy complimentary morning yoga by the Timeless Spa infinity pool overlooking the golden sand dunes, 50 per cent discount on breakfast at Al Diwaan signature restaurant and on all spa treatments or simply opt for pool access at the discounted rate of Dhs125.
Al Maha Desert Resort, Dubai Desert, 8am to 8pm, Saturday June 9. Tel: (04) 832 9900. More info on website
Work up a sweat with unlimited bouncing for less
For the last two week’s of Ramadan, Flip Out Dubai is offering residents across the UAE, two weeks of unlimited flipping fun for Dhs199. Normally Dhs80 per hour, it’s a great saving, and is valid from Sunday to Wednesday from 2pm until 10pm and at the weekends from 10am to 10pm until the end of Ramadan.
Flip Out, Al Quoz 3, Warehouse #5 Dubai, Sun to Weds 2pm to 10pm, Thurs to Sat, 10am to 10pm, Dhs199. Tel: (600) 567 568. More info on website
Finish the day with free yoga
To celebrate Gobal Wellness day on June 9, the Shangri-La are encouraging guests to find their inner chi with a complimentary yoga session at the Health Club from 8pm to 9pm. For those guests who are seeking a more active workout, a complimentary, 45-minute spin class will start at 9:15pm, followed by a calming organic, facemask session at 10pm.
Shangri-La, Sheikh Zayed Road, 8pm to 10pm, Saturday June 9, free. Tel: 04 343 8888. More info on website