Here’s how to make the most of the final week of August…

If you’re back at work and already wishing it was the long weekend again, fear not – the next public holiday in Dubai is sooner than you think.

But in the meantime, we’re rounding up plenty of ways to make the week fly by. From yoga and spa treatments to ladies’ nights and live music, here are eight brilliant ways to fill your week.

Sunday August 26

1. Find your zen with moonlight yoga

There’s nothing quite like finding your zen under the stars, and while Dubai has a whole host of options, the monthly class by Talise Spa is one of our favourites for a serene experience with a stunning backdrop. Hosted the last week of each month during the full moon, the hour-long class takes you out to the beach, so you can meditate to the sounds of the waves.

Talise Spa Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, 7.30pm, Sunday August 26, Dhs99. Tel: (04) 366 6818.

2. Pamper yourself with half price treatments at Nikki Spa

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, but only until the end of this month, so be sure to book in fast.

Nikki Spa, Nikki Beach Resort and Spa, Pearl Jumeira, daily 9am to 10pm, 50 per cent off until August 31. Tel: (04) 376 6150.

Monday August 27

3. Listen to some live jazz music

Every Monday, Vii Dubai turns its outdoor terrace into a live jazz den. The air-conditioned garden invites guests to enjoy the soulful sounds of Stephanie Goudie for their weekly ‘Soul Studio’ Mondays. If you feel like making a night of it, head inside to the club afterwards for Hush Mondays. 

Vii, Conrad Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Monday, 8pm onwards. Tel: (050) 169 6777.

4. Snap a pic at a unicorn cafe

Dubai’s unicorn cafe, aptly named Unicorn Vibes, is a cosy, all-pink cafe that comes complete with unicorn wing murals, a flower wall and whimsical furniture which wouldn’t look out of place in Wonderland. On the menu, you’ll find pink pasta, vibrant pink acai bowls and chocolate brownie and ice cream ‘heartbreaker’ cakes. Don’t leave without trying the ‘unicorn tears’ juice.

Unicorn Vibes, Al Wasl Vita Mall, Al Wasl, daily 10am to 10pm. Tel: (050) 555 0352.

Tuesday August 28

5. Head to an inspirational talk to celebrate Emirati Women’s Day

With Emirati Women’s Day (August 28) just around the corner, a special edition of the popular Flow Talk Series will feature a high-profile power panel of four Emirati female visionaries smashing glass ceilings by excelling in typically male-dominated industries. The free to attend talk will be mediated by Amna Al Haddad, the UAE’s champion weightlifter and motivational speaker.

Flow Dubai, Boulevard, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, 6pm to 7pm, Tuesday August 28, free. Tel: (04) 319 8767.

6. Check out a brand new ladies’ night

The newer offering of PizzaExpress, PizzaExpress Live in Business Bay has launched a brand new Tuesday ladies’ night with a top offer. Ladies can enjoy free-flowing wine all night, as well as a 25 per cent discount off the food bill.

PizzaExpress Live UAE, Doubletree by Hilton Bay Square, Business Bay, 8pm onwards, Tuesdays. Tel: (04) 566 5722.

Wednesday August 29

7. Celebrate the Mai Thai

This August, the ever popular Mai Thai cocktail created back in 1944 by Trader Vic’s, will be celebrating it’s 74th birthday and on Wednesday August 29, guests heading to the JBR outpost will be able to enjoy the drink priced at Dhs44 all night long.

Trader Vic’s JBR, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, 5pm to 3am, Wednesday August 29. Tel: (04) 318 2530.

8. Cool off with a pool day

Located on the 4th floor of The Address Dubai Marina, Shades expands over a large terrace overlooking the Marina and comes with a huge infinity pool that’s perfect for a leisurely swim. The twinkly buildings of JBR serve as a backdrop, and you’ll go far to find a better view of Dubai Marina from this rooftop pool.

Shades, 4th floor, Address Dubai Marina, 7am to 8pm, Sun to Thurs Dhs210 including Dhs100 food and drink voucher, Fri and Sat Dhs315 including Dhs150 food and drink voucher. Tel: (04) 888 3444. 

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