From dinner deals and pool days to a stunning water show…

Trying to be a bit more careful with your cash before the silly season well and truly kicks off? We’ve got you sorted with a bunch of great events and deals taking place that will ensure you get the most for your money.

Here are eight fantastic things to do in Dubai this week…

Sunday November 11

1. See a stunning water light show at Dubai Creek

One of Dubai’s first contemporary art institutions, Jameel Arts Centre, is opening today and to celebrate the launch, the new centre is bringing a world-famous public art installation to Dubai Creek. The show is called Waterlicht, and it uses a combination of LEDS and lenses to create an ever-changing layer of light. The overall effect is that the viewer feels like they are immersed under water. The free to attend show will run for three days only, but due to limited capacity you’ll need to register via the website to reserve your spot.

Waterlicht, Jaddaf Waterfront Sculpture Park, Jameel Arts Centre, Nov 11, 15 & 16, 7pm to 10pm. Free.

2. Dine for less and win a two-night stay at a top resort

If you’re looking to bag a restaurant bargain this week you’re in luck – Fairmont The Palm has announced a resort-wide, week-long foodie feast. Running from November 9 to November 15, the resort is offering signature set menus at all seven restaurants priced at Dhs185 per person at five restaurants, or Dhs185 for two at the other two. Plus, if you manage to make it through all seven menus in all seven days, and complete the ‘Lets Dine Again’ challenge, you’ll be gifted a two night stay at the hotel. Make it through five restaurants? A one-night stay is yours.

Monday November 12

3. Pay for a drink with a can of shaving foam

Taking part in Movember this year and surrendering your can of shaving foam? Then Lucky Voice is rewarding you. Whether it’s a full, half full or empty can, bring your shaving foam to the Barsha Heights karaoke bar this month and you’ll be able to swap it for a cocktail at the bar.

Lucky Voice, Grand Millennium Hotel, Barsha Heights, Dubai, daily until 12am, throughout November . Tel: (800) 58259.

4. Tuck into a meaty new dinner party

‘Meat Me Mondays’ is the new Monday night dinner party by DIFC steakhouse Beefbar. Priced at Dhs350 per person, the deal includes a sharing menu of signature dishes and a glass of prosseco, served up to some crazy performances with flash mob dancers throughout the evening to really get the party started.

Beefbar, Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC, Dubai, 7pm to late, Mondays, Dhs350. Tel: 056 115 1724.

Tuesday November 13

5. Sip sundowners at a new ladies’ night

Found as part of The Promenade development, this stunning spot by the Dubai Creek is one of Dubai’s best hidden gem bars. Every Tuesday, Noepe treats ladies to unlimited sparkling wine, served up alongside beats by DJ Fatima from 8pm to midnight each week.

Noepe, The Promenade, Park Hyatt Dubai, 8pm to 12am, Tuesdays. Tel: (04) 602 1234

6. Top up your tan with a discounted pool day

Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina has just launched a new ‘Dip and Dine’ package perfect for a family day out through the week. Available Sunday to Thursday and priced at Dhs125 for children and Dhs250 for adults, the deal includes a full day of pool and beach access at the resort, as well as a choice of main course from the Levant inspired menu.

Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Dubai Marina, 9am to 11pm, Sunday to Thursday, Dhs125 children, Dhs250 adults. Tel: (04) 318 1420.

Wednesday November 14

7. Work up a sweat with some free fitness events

Taking part in the Dubai Fitness Challenge? Why not head down to the Al Khawaneej Walk Fitness Village and work up a sweat with some free fitness classes. Located at Quranic Park each day there are group cycling and night rides, or you can check out the XDubai Pump track with BMX, skating, scooters and more on offer. There’s even a ladies-only pavilion that will host yoga, meditation and Pilates and an inflatable boxing ring for the little ones.

Quranic Park, Al Khawaneej Walk, Dubai, 4pm to 10pm weekdays, 3pm to 11pm Friday, 12pm to 10pm Saturday, free.

8. Enjoy free pool and beach access at a top beach club

Ahead of its huge fifth birthday party this weekend, beach club Zero Gravity is offering free pool and beach access to all its guests registered on the guestlist from Sunday November 11 to Thursday November 15. Simply send names to

Zero Gravity, Sky Dive Dubai, 10am to 7pm, November 11 to 15, free with guestlist. Tel: (04) 399 0009.

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