Whether it’s a film on the beach or a trip to the 80s…

Struggling to work out what to do this week? This list should help you. Whether you’re wanting to learn something new or smash something up, we’re here to help.

Here are 8 brilliant things to do in Dubai this week.

Sunday January 27

See a film alfresco

If you’re a Star Wars fan and enjoy relaxing on the beach, then check out Zero Gravity’s Cinema on the Sand this week – who will be showing Star Wars ‘The Force Awakens’ at 8pm.

Zero Gravity, Sky Dive Dubai, Dubai Marina, doors open 7pm, film at 8pm, Dhs50. Tel: (04) 399 0009. 0-gravity.ae

Party hard at a new ladies’ night

Looking to kickstart your week with a bang? Well, superclub BOA has the answer, or rather the ‘Story’, with the launch of their new Sunday ladies’ night. Taking place at the Al Habtoor city superclub, Story ladies’ night will launch on Sunday January 27 and promises unlimited free drinks for ladies from doors opening at 11pm until the club closing at 3am.

BOA, V Hotel, Al Habtoor City, 11pm to 3am, Sundays. Tel: (056) 501 2039. boadubai.com

Monday January 28

Tuck into an all-day breakfast 

Whether its 8am or 5pm you can still tuck into a top English fry up at affordable prices at Circle Cafe. Feeling lazy? Use their takeaway service and enjoy your breakfast at home – minus the mess.

Circle Cafe, various locations including Dubai Media City, Business Bay and Silicon Oasis, daily from 8am to 12am. Tel: (800) 247253 circle-cafe.com/

Check out an alfresco market


Market Outside The Box is one of Dubai’s most popular al fresco markets and it’s back in Burj Park for this year’s Dubai Shopping Festival. The market sells a selection of bespoke fashion, jewellry and homeware items, all from homegrown sellers.

Market Outside The Box, Burj Park, Downtown Dubai, 4pm to 10pm weekdays, 10am to 10pm weekends, free. Facebook.com/DSFSocial

Tuesday January 29

Let off some steam at The Smash Room


The Smash room is the only one of its kind. If you need to let off some of that work stress, or you just get a thrill out of smashing things up then this is the place for you. You can destroy anything from smashing glass to beating up a television – it’s a great stress-relieving way to have some fun with your pals.

The Smash Room, 195 Umm Suqeim St, Dubai. Sunday to Thursday 11am to 10pm, Friday and Saturday 9am to 11pm. Tel: 058 198 2323 thesmashroom.ae/

Enjoy some fancy French cuisine

On Tuesday, Bagatelle hosts ‘Le Mardi C’est Permis’, which translates as ‘on Tuesday, everything is allowed’. It’s an elegant dinner party with French cuisine created by executive head chef Timothy Newton, (whose escargot is a must), alongside themed performances. Thsi week, French singer K-Maro, will serenade the crowd with his greatest hits of the 2000s. It’s a lively affair and the perfect excuse for a glamorous mid-week night out.

The Fairmont, Sheikh Zayed Road, 8pm till late, Tuesdays. Tel: 04 354 5035.  bagatelledubai.com.

Wednesday January 30

Make your perfect scoop


Calling all ice cream fans! The first ever Magnum store in the UAE is offering you the chance to create your perfect scoop. This new store is kitted out with some of Magnums greatest flavours of ice cream and its 18 signature toppings. The ‘dipping bar’ allows customers to choose the flavor of ice cream, a chocolate coating and the toppings to make their ultimate treat.

Magnum store, Vox Cinemas, Mall of the Emirates, daily, Dhs25. Facebook.com/Magnumarabia

Head to a retro disco


If you’re a fan of 70s, 80s and 90s tunes, get down to upscale restaurant and lounge, Play, every Wednesday. Expect top bangers from the golden years spun by DJ Bob Howard, and a themed cocktail menu to match.

 Play Restaurant and Lounge, H Hotel, Sheikh Zyed Road. 8pm till late, Wednesdays. Tel: (04) 336 4444. playrestaurants.com

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Words: Ben Welham