Eight things to do in Dubai this week
Ladies’ nights, quizzes, art exhibitions, international superstars and Warner Bros. opens its doors…
Welcome to a brand new week in Dubai. We’re kicking off with all-you-can-eat deals for under Dhs100, and free flowing wine for Dhs125, while later in the week there’s a Middle Eastern art exhibition, live performance by Flo Rida and the grand opening of Warner Bros. indoor theme park in Abu Dhabi.
Here are eight things to do in Dubai this week.
Sunday July 22
1. See some live music at a ladies’ night
Every Sunday at Treehouse Dubai Bru Fave bring live R&B and soul acoustic sets to the picture-perfect Business Bay bar. The al fresco spot has gone undercover for the summer, and ladies can also take advantage of unlimited rose wine for Dhs125.
Treehouse, Taj Dubai, Business Bay, 7pm to 12am, Sundays. Tel: (052) 777 6953. facebook.com/Treehousedxb
2. Tuck into unlimited sushi for Dhs98
Every Sunday, Miss Tess offers guests ‘All you Can Eat Sushi’ for a great value Dhs98. Valid from 8pm to 11pm, guests can enjoy a range of unlimited sashimi, maki and nigiri, served up alongside theatrical performances and live entertainment.
Miss Tess, Taj Dubai, Business Bay, 8pm to 11pm, Sundays. Tel: (050) 650 4988. misstessdubai.com
Monday July 23
3. Test your knowledge with a quiz night
Brainboxes can test their general knowledge every Monday with a quiz night at Links at the Address Montogomerie. The multiple-round quiz kicks off from 8pm each week.
Links, Address Montogomerie, Emirates Hills, Mondays 8pm onwards. Tel: (04) 363 1276. themontgomerie.com
4. Check out a film at a hotel cinema
Dubai’s first hotel cinema is now open in the Rove Downtown. A collab with Reel cinemas, the 46-seater space shows big-budget blockbusters, as well as indie regional movies. Included in the Dhs70 price is a soft drink and popcorn, as well as your movie ticket. The cinema is licensed and also has a food menu – so why not enjoy a cheeky cocktail or snack such as nachos or sliders with your film?
Reel Cinema, Rove Downtown, various timings, Dhs70. Tel: (04) 449 1903. reelcinemas.ae
Tuesday July 24
5. Check out a Middle Eastern exhibition
Whether it’s Syrian artist Tammam Azzam’s image of a bombed out building being carried into the sky by a bundle of balloons, or Lebanese talent Nadim Karam’s sculpture of a woman dreaming, each artwork in the exhibition represents a notion of utopia. The word literally translates as ‘no place’, existing only as an unreachable state of perfection. Yet ;no place’ is exactly how this generation feels about the idea of belonging. This exhibition touches on cultural, social, and geo-political problems of contemporary Middle-Eastern artists.
Ayyam Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz 1, until Sept 20, Sat to Thurs 10am to 6pm. Tel: (04) 323 6242. ayyamgallery.com
Wednesday July 25
6. See an R&B superstar perform
On Wednesday July 25, American star Flo Rida will take to the stage at upscale club Cavalli, where he’ll be hosting the clubs weekly Rosay night as they celebrate being the first club in the world to receive the Triple Excellence Distinction award from The International Nightlife Association. Entry is priced at Dhs250 including two free drinks, or to upgrade to unlimited free drinks all night, it’s Dhs500.
Cavalli Club, Fairmont Dubai, Wednesday July 25, Dhs250 for entry and two free drinks or Dhs500 for unlimited drinks on Wednesday. Tel: (04) 332 9260 (Cavalli). Facebook.com/Cavalliclub
7. Get your adrenaline fix at a new theme park
The hotly anticipated Warner Bros. theme park is opening on Abu Dhabi’s Yas Island on Wednesday July 25. The world’s first Warner Bros. branded indoor theme park, it will be home to a total of 29 rides and attractions based around six lands. Tickets to the theme park are now available on the website, priced at Dhs295 for adults, and Dhs230 for children (under 1.1 metres). An annual pass costs Dhs695.
Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi, Yas Island, from July 25. wbworldabudhabi.com.
8. Find your zen with a free yoga class
Community fitness group, Fitness In DXB are offering a free Vinyasa yoga and meditation class at The Westin Al Habtoor City this Wednesday. Starting at 6.30pm the event, in partnership with Fitbit, aims to give residents the chance to learn about how the new Fitbit Versa can help people lead a fit and healthy lifestyle. After the class, yogis will enjoy a selection of healthy snacks and refreshments, as well as taking home a goodie bag.
The Westin, Al Habtoor City, 6.30pm to 7.30pm, Wednesday July 25, free. Register at firstname.lastname@example.org