8 awesome things to do in Dubai this week
From Dubai’s first Smash Room to discounted iftars, make the most of the final week of Ramadan…
Another week is upon us and, with Ramadan coming to an end, there’s limited time left to try the delicious Iftars available and to take advantage of some of the amazing deals and discounts on offer.
Here’s our top pick of things to do in Dubai this week…
Sunday May 26
1. Relieve some tension at Smash Room
The Smash Room is an epic place to have fun and release tension guilt-free. Dressed protectively, you’ll be armed with the tools to smash, bash and crash your way through a number of glass items and electronics. If you go after 9.30pm any day during Ramadan, you get to enjoy 20 per cent off.
The Smash Room, Umm Suqeim St, Dubai, daily 11am to 1am, standard one hour session Dhs79.20 during Ramadan. Tel: (058) 198 2323. thesmashroom.ae
2. Savour a sweet afternoon tea
If you love nothing more than a dainty afternoon tea, then this one at Armani Lounge should hit the spot. Described as a ‘quintessentially English afternoon tea, packed with European flair’, you’ll be treated to finger sandwiches like cucumber and cream cheese, smoked salmon with lime dill cream and an array of sweet pastries and cakes.
Armani Lounge, Burj Khalifa, Downtown, Dubai, available from June 1 to June 30, daily 2pm to 6pm, Dhs185 per person and Dhs320 per couple. Tel: (04) 888 3888. armanihoteldubai.com
Monday May 27
3. Enjoy an Indian Iftar
Go on an Indian culinary journey with this beautiful iftar at Khyber, at Dukes The Palm. With an iftar menu created by chef Faizan Ali, you’ll enjoy dishes such as samosa chaat and keema seekh kababs and hearty mains like the classic roghan josh. The staff will ensure you are guided through the courses whilst you enjoy stunning views.
Khyber, Dukes the Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, sunset until 9pm, Dhs185 per person. Tel: (04 455 1111). barcelo.com
4. Try table-styling and a Ramadan culinary masterclass
Are you a fan of dinner parties and want to perfect your table styling whilst learning new culinary skills? This masterclass, created by new décor e-commerce platform, Maiolica and kitchen appliance manufacturer, Miele could be just what you’re looking for. Chef Abdul will be leading an Iraqi Ramadan cooking class, followed by a table-styling session led by home décor experts Marianna Piccolo and Arianna Posenato. It’s Dhs250.
Miele Experience Center, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dhs250. Tel: 800 64353. miele.ae
Tuesday May 28
5. Listen to an inspirational talk
Manal Omar has spent a number of years working for women’s rights, peace building, humanitarian aid and development, and spends much of her time conducting talks in the Muslim and Arab world. Listen to her at Life’n One this Tuesday, where she will be discussing layers of fasting during Ramadan and practices you can use throughout the rest of the year.
Life’n One, Jumeirah 1, Dubai, 3pm to 4pm, Wednesday May 28, free. Tel: (056) 534 2899. facebook.com/lifenonedubai
6. Claim your free burger
To celebrate International Burger Day on Tuesday May 28, Clinton St. Baking company are giving away free burgers between 11am and 5pm, wth a choice of four signature burgers. We’d hurry – they’re on a first come, served basis.
Clinton St. Baking Company, City Walk, Dubai, free burgers from 11am to 5pm on Tuesday 28 May. Tel: (04) 3440705. clintonstreetbaking.ae
Wednesday May 29
7. Get 30 percent off a Mexican feast
If you can’t get enough of all things Mexican, then you’ll be pleased to hear that Muchachas are offering 30 per cent off their iftar menu throughout Ramadan. Just use the promo code ‘IFTAR@MUCHACHAS’ when you call to make your reservation to get the discount then munch your way through tacos, quesadillas and other Mexican delights.
Muchachas Mexican Cantina, Holiday Inn Express, Dubai, daily 12pm to 12am, Iftar from sunset. Tel: (04) 327 5878. muchachasdubai.com
8. Indulge in a little you time
Lay back and relax with this tea-infused spa treatment at the Address Dubai Marina. With the Bea Tea treatment, you’ll be treated to a back massage and a green tea facial where you’ll enjoy a number of phases; cleansing, de-stress facemask and a facial massage.
The Address Dubai Marina, Al Marsa St, Dubai, daily 10.00am to 10.00pm, Bea Tea treatment, Dhs415. Tel: (04) 436 7777. addresshotels.com