Eight things to do in Dubai this week
Water parks, pool days, iftar trails and rain rooms…
If you’re working shorter hours this week, there’s plenty of time to squeeze in something new to do. Whether it’s a final iftar before Eid, discount rates at a top water park, cooling off with a pool day or checking out an escape room, we’ve rounded up the best of this week’s offerings.
Here are eight things to do in Dubai this week…
Sunday June 10
1. Cool off at a water park with a resident rate
This Ramadan, Wild Wadi Waterpark is reintroducing its Ramadan rates, which means both adults and children can enter the waterpark for a cheaper price. UAE residents will be able to make a splash at the park for Dhs169, while little ones under 1.1 metres can enter at the discounted rate of Dhs89. All soft drinks are included in the fee.
Wild Wadi, Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 1, daily 10am to 7pm, Dhs169 adults, Dhs89 children under 1.1 metre. Tel: (04) 348 4444. More info on website
2. Tuck into a summer lunch
Demoiselle by Galvin has launched a value lunch menu for the summer. Starting with a soup of the day, it’s followed by a menu of light summer dishes including smoked beef pancetta with crème fraiche, shallots & rich gruyere cheese and the Demoiselle club sandwich. It’s priced at Dhs53, and includes a hot or cold drink of your choice.
Demoiselle by Galvin, City Walk, daily 12.30pm to 3.30pm, Dhs53. Tel: (056) 534 7912. More info on website
Monday June 11
3. Experience an iftar trail in Old Dubai
Appreciate the spirit of Ramadan as the sun sets on Dubai Creek with this three-hour photo tour. At the end, you can break your fast with locals and workers who gather in blankers in the streets with the help from your photo guides, you’ll be able to take some compelling snapshots of these moments.
Dubai Museum, Al Fahidi Fort, Dubai, 5.40pm to 8.40pm, June 9 & 11, Dhs395 including snacks and chair. Tel: (04) 380 8545. More info on website
Tuesday June 12
4. Soak up the sun with a pool day
Anantara on The Palm has three huge lagoon pools that wrap around its rooms, as well as an oceanfront, 50-metre infinity pool. Get the use of these, as well as beach access, for Dhs265 per person. If you’re making a day of it, there’s also a swim-up bar with a daily happy hour offering selected drinks at Dhs25.
Anantara, The Palm, Dubai, daily 9am to 8pm, Dhs265 adults, Dhs105 children. Tel: (04) 567 8888. More info on website
5. Check out a new escape game in JBR
There’s a brand new game to check out on the Plaza Level of JBR’s Bahar called Countdown Challenge. There’s five games in total, with four currently open and the last one due to be unveiled soon. Each has a different objective, designed to test your intelligence, logic and patience. Players will be given a brief, locked in the room, and then have one hour to complete the game.
Countdown Challenge, Plaza Level, Bahar, JBR, daily 3pm to 6pm, 8pm to 1am, from Dhs280 weekdays, from Dhs300 weekends. Tel: (056) 725 6730. More info on website
6. Walk in the rain without getting wet
Created by experimental art studio Random International, Rain Room is an immersive experience of continuous rainfall – but thanks to motion sensors, the rain pauses as you walk through the room, making it so that you don’t ever actually get wet. Walking through a downpour without getting drenched is a novelty in any environment, but in the scorching heat of the desert, it’s even more refreshing.
Al Majarrah Square, near Al Majarrah Park, Sharjah, Sat to Thur 9am to 9pm, Fri 4pm to 11pm, Dhs25, Dhs15 for students and teachers. undeer fives free. Tel: (06) 561 0095. Taxi: Al Majarrah Park. More info on website
Wednesday June 13
7. Fill up with Wellington week
Celebrating one of their most popular dishes, and a Gordon Ramsay favourite, Bread Street Kitchen will be paying homage to the British classic but with a special twist during Beef Wellington Week from June 11 to 17. The unique surf and turf Wellington comprises of lobster and beef Wellington, served with truffle mash potato, samphire, roasted carrots, topped off with lobster red wine jus, and is priced at Dhs275 per person or Dhs520 to share.
Bread Street Kitchen, Atlantis The Palm, Monday June 11 to Sunday June 17, Dhs257. Tel: (04) 426 2000 . More info on website
8. Pamper yourself with a celeb-favoured facial
Jumeirah’s Nova Clinic has launched a new range of facial treatments that are designed to breathe some fresh air into your skincare regime. Intraceuticals Oxygen Facials are priced at Dhs850 and begin with a cold, steady stream of oxygen, combined with one of the Intraceuticals serums personalised to your skin type. There’s three serums to choose from, and all are designed to replenish the levels of oxygen in your skin and erase signs of fatigue, whilst combating the effects of aging.
Nova Clinic, Utamah Villa 1047, Al Wasl Road, Al Manara, Jumeirah, from Dhs850. Tel: (04) 384 5666. More info on website