8 great things to do this week
A free fitness class, iftar and an art show and a Pokemon scavenger hunt…
With Ramadan starting this week, its a great time to slow down a little, enjoy some down time and sample some amazing food.
Iftars will be aplenty, with restaurant around the city offering chic dining spots and great deals on loads of different cuisines.
Sunday May 5
1. Tuck into a traditional Sunday roast
Craving your mum’s Sunday dinner? Dubai favourite, Lock Stock & Barrel have the perfect deal to satisfy your cravings. The roast comes with all the trimmings and a drink to wash it down with for Dhs99.
Lock Stock & Barrel, Rixos Premium Dubai, Jumeirah Beach Residence & Barsha Heights, Sat & Sun 2pm to 10pm, Dhs99. Tel: (04) 514 9195. lsbdubai.com
2. Head to a garden of blooms for one final time
It’s your final few days to explore the beautiful Dubai Miracle Gardens before it closes for summer on May 15. If you haven’t visited Dubai Miracle Garden yet, it is definitely something to tick off your things to do in Dubai list with stunning floral displays.
Dubai Miracle Garden, Al Barsha South, daily 10am to 10pm through Ramadan, until May 15, Dhs50 for Adults and Dhs40 for Children. Tel: (04) 422 8902. dubaimiraclegarden.com
Monday May 6
3. ‘Jump, jump, jump around’ at JumpNation
With everything slowing down a bit, it’s a great time to try a new fitness class. Gymnation are doing a relaunch of their popular trampoline class, ‘Jumpnation’ at 7pm on Monday evening with new music and new moves. This low impact exercise class will put the fun into your fitness regime, while you burn some serious calories. The class on Monday is free, then if you decide to join, a membership is from Dhs199 per month.
GymNation Al Quoz, Mezzanine Floor, ETA Star Building, Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai, Monday May 7, Free. (055) 213 2850. gymnation.ae
4. Try French cuisine with a new spring menu
French restaurant, La Serre in the heart of Downtown have just launched their new spring menu. Dishes on the new a la carte menu including lamb rack, thyme-smoked foie gras and lavender chicken breast. The light and airy restaurant, set over two-storeys has great views out over Downtown, too.
La Serre, Vida Downtown, Downtown, Dubai, daily 7am to 11pm. Tel: (04) 428 6969. laserre.com
Tuesday May 7
5. Test your brainpower at a fun new quiz
Tuesday is the launch of ‘Rule the Roost’, The Duck Hook’s new fortnightly quiz night. Free to enter, the quiz will cover all sorts, from music, puzzles, picture rounds and general knowledge to a rotating pool of handout challenges.
The Duck Hook, Dubai Hills Golf Course, Dubai, every other Tuesday from 7.30pm, free entry. Tel: 800 666 353. facebook.com/theduckhookdxb
6. Enjoy iftar and an art exhibition
Qwerty’s iftar offering will see an exhibit from local artist Sarah Jackson whilst you enjoy an iftar spread including Khidri Dates and Jellab. Chose a starter main and a dessert for Dhs99, every evening until May 31.
Qwerty, Media One Hotel, Dubai, from sunset to 1opm daily throughout Ramadan, Dhs99. mediaonehotel.com
Wednesday May 8
7. Feast on unlimited Thai street food
Popular Thai street food restaurant, Mango Tree, have launched an awesome new deal called ‘Woah Wednesdays’. Feast to your hearts content with unlimited dishes served from 7pm to 9pm for Dhs99 per person.
Mango Tree Thai Bistro, Hilton Dubai The Walk, Dubai Marina, 7pm to 9pm, Wednesdays, Dhs99. Tel: (04) 374 7555. facebook.com/MangoTreeJBR
8. Take part in a Pokemon scavenger hunt
Calling all Pokemon fans, new movie, Detective Pikachu, will be released on Thursday May 8 in cinemas across the UAE. To celebrate, Rove Downtown have a daily Pokemon scavenger hunt across their five hotels from May 4 until May 11. Find a Pokemon sticker, snap a pic and post on social media, tagging @RoveHotels and @WarnerBrosME with #PokemonRove to win some cool prizes.
Rove Downtown, Happiness Street, Zabeel 2, Dubai, 4pm to 6pm, until May 11, free. (04) 561 9000. rovehotels.com