Movie nights, pool days, free talks and gents nights…

Whether it’s a pool day at an enviable Downtown address, a movie night with a ladies’ night deal, or a gents night offering two hours of unlimited beer, we’ve got some great deals for you this week as we welcome August.

Here are eight things to do in Dubai this week.

Sunday July 29

1. Cool off with a pool day

The Burj Club at Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa is a great spot in the centre of downtown for catching a tan. Looking out across the fountains, access to the indoor and outdoor pools is priced at Dhs150 through the week and Dhs200 on weekends.

The Rooftop Pool, The Burj Club, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai, daily 9am to 8pm, Dhs150 weekdays, Dhs200 weekends. Tel: (04) 888 3900.

Monday July 30

2. Celebrate International Friendship Day

To celebrate international Friendship Day this Monday July 20, L!QD in Tryp by Wyndham Barsha Heights is offering free flowing sparkling for ladies. Head down with your girl gang from 8pm to 10pm to avail the offer.

L!QD, Tryp by Wyndham, Barsha Heights, 8pm to 10pm, Monday July 30. Tel: (04) 247 6666.

3. Get motivated with a free fitness talk

The latest in Flow’s series of inspirational talks takes place this Monday July 30. This time around, a panel of leading fitness experts and trainers will talk about their health and fitness struggles and successes. The free to attend talk will be mediated by former professional rugby star, motivational speaker and extreme athlete, Marcus Smith.

Flow Dubai, Boulevard, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, 6pm to 7pm, Monday July 30, free. Tel: (04) 319 8767.

4. Tuck in to a couples dinner deal

Overlooking the DIFC skyline with a distant Burj Khalifa view, Brazilian export Fogo de Chão serves up two traditional Brazilian cut dinners and a bottle of grape for Dhs399 every Monday. Meat cuts are offered from a selection including seasoned chicken, traditional steak or lamb. 

Fogo de Chao, Podium 3, Central Park Towers, DIFC, 7pm to midnight, Mondays, Dhs399. Tel: (04) 343 8867.

Tuesday July 31

5. See a free film on ladies’ night

It might be too hot to catch a film totally al fresco, so Lakes gastropub Reform have launched a summer cinema night under the comfort of their air conditioned tent. For the next month, they’ll be showing a girly run of rom-coms every Tuesday from 8pm. This week, it’s Footloose, and ladies can enjoy the rest of a bottle of bubbly for free when ladies’ buy two glasses.

Reform, The Lakes, Dubai 8pm onwards, Tuesdays, free entry. Tel: (04) 454 2638.

6. Head to a gents night

Looking for a boys night out that won’t break the bank? The Observatory Bar and Grill is now offering two hours of free flowing beer for the boys every Tuesday. It’s valid from midday until 1am, and priced at Dhs120 per person for Budweiser, or Dhs150 per person for Stella. Feeling peckish? There’s 25 per cent discount on bar bites too.

Observatory Bar & Grill, Marriott Harbour Hotel, Dubai Marina, 12pm to 1am, Tuesdays, from Dhs120. Tel: (04) 319 4000.

Wednesday August 1

7. Detox with a spa day

Needing some me time? At Address Dubai Marina spa goers can take advantage of a special price Detox Marine Algae Wrap  throughout August. The hour-long session begins with an exotic bamboo scrub to exfoliate your skin and prepare it for treatment, followed by a detox cocktail. A warm cocoon helps the seaweed’s rich array of minerals, vitamins and enzymes penetrate your pores and nourish your skin. A final massage fully decongests the area.

Address Dubai Marina, Dubai Marina, daily until August 30, Dhs500. Tel: (04) 436 7424.

8. Party at the opening of a new underground club

You might know Industrial Avenue as that outdoorsy bit next to what was China Grill (now Asia De Cuba), but not any more. Industrial Avenue has undergone a makeunder, and is set to open as a ‘musical institute’ and underground club this Wednesday August 1. Promising a music-focused experience and back to basics approach, doors open from 11pm.

Industrial Avenue, The Westin Mina Seyahi, 11pm onwards, Wednesday August 1, free.

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