From awesome pool days to delicious dining options and a pretty sweet drinks deal…

For most of us, it’s back to work after the extended break for Eid Al Fitr. If you’ve got the post holiday blues, don’t worry – there’s plenty to do to ease you back into the week.

Here’s our top picks to help you enjoy this week to the max…

Sunday June 9

1. Indulge in a business lunch buffet

If you work Downtown and are looking for a sweet spot enjoy a business lunch, try Eat and Meet at The H Dubai. For Dhs75 you can take your pick form a salad station, cheese selection, live food stations and other dishes from around the world.

Eat and Meet, The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, business lunch Sunday to Thursday from 12.30pm to 3pm. Tel: (04) 501 8623.

2. Enjoy a proper Sunday Roast

If you’ve been keeping it traditional and saving your roast for Sunday, then head to Barrel 12 on The Palm where you can enjoy a chicken, beef or lamb dinner with all the trimmings and lashings of gravy for Dhs99.

Barrel 12, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, Sunday Roast every Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 12pm to 10pm, Dhs99. Tel: (04) 552 4000.

Monday June 10

3. Enjoy a pool day with Downtown views

If you’ve managed to wangle some extra time off work, what better way to celebrate than with a day at the pool? Enjoy Address Dubai Mall’s pool,  downtown, with access from Dhs200, of which Dhs100 is redeemable at their Mediterranean restaurant, Cabana, valid Sunday to Thursday. If you must wait till the weekend, you’ll get pool access for Dhs250 with Dhs150 redeemable at Cabana.

Cabana, Address Dubai Mall, Downtown, Dubai, pool open daily 7am to 8pm. Tel: (04) 438 8888.

4. Try the new Summer menu at The Loft

The Loft is the pretty swanky restaurant at Dubai Opera. They’ve just launched their summer menu, with signature creations such as Canadian lobster rolls, Wagyu beef tartare and of course, their famous caviar will be on the menu.

The Loft, Dubai Opera, Dubai, Sat to Thurs 5pm to 12am, Fridays 12pm to 4pm and 5pm to 12am. Tel: (04) 362 7312.

Tuesday June 11

5. Gather your girls for unlimited drinks

Asia De Cuba does a fabulous deal on a Tuesday night, where ladies get unlimited house beverages from 7pm ’till 12am. Bring your guy mates too, as they also get free drinks until 9pm. We’d recommend booking as tables for this night sell out like hot cakes.

Asia De Cuba, The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Dubai. Tuesdays 7pm to 12am for ladies, 7pm to 9pm for guys. Tel: (04) 511 7333.

6. Tee-up for an after-work game of golf

Break up the week with a round of golf at the Emirates Golf Club. If you play after 7pm, under their new LED floodlights, you’ll get Dhs65 to spend on food in Spike Bar. It’s the home of all things sports with 16 screens dotted around, playing the latest matches, from football to rugby or cricket.

Night Golf & Spike Bar, Emirates Golf Club, Sunday to Thursday from 7pm, Faldo 18-hole Dhs475, Faldo 9-hole Dhs295. Tel: (04) 417 9842.

Wednesday June 12

7. Get your steak fix at RhodesTwenty10

If you love nothing more than a juicy steak then you should be pretty happy with the deal on at RhodesTwenty10, the restaurant of renowned chef, Gary Rhodes. For Dhs599 for two people, you’ll get to satisfy your cravings with three different cuts of US Prime Beef, including Tenderloin, Ribeye and Striploin. These will come with sauces, sides and a carafe of wine. Perfect for that date night.

RhodesTwenty10, Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa Dubai, daily 7pm to 12am, valid until July 31, Dhs599 for two. Tel: (04) 316 5550.

8. Splash around at Caesars Bluewaters

One of the latest pools on the Dubai scene, you will definitely feel the holiday vibes from the crystal blue pools at Caesars Palace Dubai. They’re doing a reduced access rate of Dhs50 through the week which includes sun loungers, towels and water, along with 25 percent off food and drink at Neptune pool bar.

Caesars Bluewaters Dubai, Bluewaters, off JBR, Dubai, daily sunrise to sunset, Dhs50 weekdays, Dhs75 weekends.

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