Eight things to do in Dubai this week
270-degree movies, meteor showers, tasting menus and more…
Whether it’s a ladies’ night tasting menu, meteor shower, experiential cinema or staycay, we’ve packed this week with loads of fun things. Oh and don’t forget coffee for Dhs2. Where, you ask? Well read on…
Here are eight things to do in Dubai this week.
Sunday August 12
1. Tuck in to a new ladies’ night offer
There’s a new ladies’ night deal to tuck into every Sunday at DIFC’s seafood spot, Crazy Fish. Priced at Dhs195 per lady, it’s a specially designed tasting menu along with two house beverages per person, or a bottle of wine between two.
Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC, Dubai, 7pm to 2am, Sundays, Dhs195. Tel: (04) 352 9429. facebook.com/crazyfishdubai
2. See a stunning meteor shower
The Perseid Meteor Shower is one of the most reliable and visible meteor showers of the year, and it’s expected to be most visible tonight, on Sunday August 12. If you fancy catching the shower with some experts, The Dubai Astronomy group will be hosting a viewing at Al Qudra desert. From 10pm until the early hours, tickets to the viewing party are priced at Dhs150 for adults and Dhs70 for children. Included in the ticket is an educational presentation about the event, both telescopic and naked eye observation, a video show and the chance to ask your questions to the experts.
Dubai Astronomy Group viewing party, Al Qudra desert, 10pm to 3am, Sunday August 12, Dhs150. facebook.com/DubaiAstronomy
Monday August 13
3. Check out a new film at the UAE’s first immersive cinema
The UAE’s first ScreenX is now open at Dubai Mall. The 170-seater cinema sees the panoramic screen wrap round the walls either sides of cinema seats, leaving movie-goers feeling like they’re inside the film. Currently, the cinema is showing recent release The Meg in 270-degree, with tickets for ScreenX priced at Dhs68 per ticket, and ScreenX plus (the more leg roomy seats towards the back), priced at Dhs78.75. Not all parts of the movie are shown in the panoramic style, with around 50 minutes of the 113-minute running time shown in 270-degree.
Screen X by Reel Cinemas, Dubai Mall, various timings, from Dhs68. reelcinemas.ae
4. Head out for a gents’ night
Funky fusion tapas bar Cuisinero Uno holds a gents’ night called ‘Steak Mandays’ every Monday. From 8pm, guys can enjoy a 350g premium steak and a half pint of beer for Dhs159.
2nd Floor, Steigenberger Hotel, Business Bay, Monday, from 8pm. Tel: (04) 431 7816. facebook.com/cuisinerouno
Tuesday August 14
5. Cool off with a ladies’ day
It’s Insta-famous for its see-through poolside, international DJs and as Justin Bieber’s go-to spot in the city. So it’s no wonder that Zero Gravity’s ladies’ day is one of Dubai’s most popular. Get on the guestlist by emailing email@example.com for free entry, and arrive early to bag one of the best beds. There’s no actual drinks offer during this ladies’ day, but it does mean free entry to the gorgeous pool.
Zero Gravity, Dubai Marina, Tuesdays, Free entry with guestlist. Tel:(04) 399 0009. 0-gravity.ae
6. Get a coffee and a cookie for Dhs2
To celebrate turning two, Revo Café at Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort is offering guests coffee with a homemade cookie for just Dhs2 on August 14 and 15.
Revo Cafe, Anantara The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, 8am to 10.30pm, August 14 and 15, Dhs2. Tel:(04) 567 8322. instagram.com/revo.cafe
Wednesday August 15
7. Celebrate Indian Independence Day
If you’re celebrating Indian Independence Day, why not head to Indego by Vineet, Grosvenor House Dubai. The high-end Indian fine dining spot offers a host of signature dishes such as Tandoori salmon and prawns poached in coconut with chilli masala.
Indigo by Vineet, Grosvenor House, 7pm to 12am, Wednesday August 15. Tel: (04) 317 6000. indegobyvineet.com
8. Start the weekend early with an urban staycay
The Radisson Blu Dubai Waterfront is a relative newcomer in the Business Bay area, with many rooms coming complete with private balconies overlooking the Dubai Canal. Dubbed ‘The friendliest hotel in the city’, rates start from Dhs336 for a room including breakfast through the week.
Radisson Blu Dubai Waterfront, Business Bay, rates from Dhs336. Tel: (04) 249 7800 radissonblu.com