Live gigs, a Disney movie marathon, a new ladies’ night inside the Burj Khalifa and the first What’s On Lock In is here…

As we head into August we’re looking ahead to some of the best things to do in the city this month. From live performances from S Club 3, Westlife and The 1975 to new bars, new ladies’ nights and of course the first ever What’s On Lock In, we’re bringing you a guide to the best events happening this month.

Here’s 10 things to look forward to in Dubai this August. 

August 2: Enjoy a value birthday brunch at a popular party spot

To celebrate their second birthday, Mr Miyagi’s at Media One are offering an array of top deals to keep you partying all day long on Friday August 2. As well as offering 50 per cent off everything on their food and drink menu from 12pm to 9pm, they’ll be running three servings of their Wok and Roll party brunch from 12pm to 3pm, 4pm to 7pm and 8pm to 11pm for a bargain Dhs199 – including bubbles. Of course, you can expect all the usual crowd karaoke, cabaret shows and a live DJ to have you hitting the dancefloor.

Mr Miyagi’s, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City, 12pm to late, Friday August 2, brunch priced at Dhs199. Tel: (04) 420 7489

August 2: Throw it back with a live performance

S Club 3 – made up of three members of the original S Club 7 – will take to the stage for the post-brunch party at the Dubai Marina party spot The Hideout on Friday August 2. Doors open at 4pm, and as well as offering free entry to all guests, there’s a brilliant drinks deal on offer. From 4pm to 8pm, guests can enjoy four hours of unlimited house drinks for Dhs200. S Club 3 members Bradley, Jo and Tina were three parts of the original group, who rose to fame with their catchy pop hits in the late 90s. When they take to the stage next month, fans can expect to her the trio perform their most popular songs including Never Had A Dream Come True, Reach and Don’t Stop Movin’.

The Hideout Dubai, 1st Floor, Marina Byblos Hotel, Dubai Marina, 4pm to 8pm, Friday August 2, Dhs200. (058) 534 6000.

Around August 10: Head away for an Eid getaway

Eid Al Adha is likely to begin on Saturday August 10, and those who typically work Sunday to Thursday are set to enjoy a five-day weekend over Eid from Friday August 9. So, with an extra long weekend on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to book a last-minute getaway – and take advantage of some top deals too. Top of our travel lust-list is Soneva Fushi in the Maldives, who are offering a five-day program of exciting Eid activities, as well as some top discounts for travellers. From August 1 to 31, when you book a four night getaway at the luxury Robinson-crusoe inspired property, you’ll only pay for three nights, or book a seven night holiday and you’ll only pay for five nights. There are also added benefits such as a complimentary 50 minute spa treatment and sunset dolphin cruise on the four-night package, and 50 per cent off seaplane transfers when you book the seven night package. Use the code TSFME219 when booking.

August 14: See The 1975 live

Indie pop rockers The 1975 will grace the stage at Dubai’s new Coca-Cola Arena on Wednesday August 14, with tickets on sale now, priced from Dhs200 and available from The band, consisting of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Matthew “Matty” Healy, lead guitarist Adam Hann, bassist Ross MacDonald, and drummer George Daniel, will come to Dubai as part of their world tour, which commenced earlier this year. When they take to the stage in Dubai, fans can expect to hear some of their best-loved hits including Chocolate, Love Me and Give Yourself A Try.

The 1975, Coca-Cola Arena, City Walk, Dubai, Wednesday August 14, from Dhs200.

August 15: Get wet & wild at an emoji-themed waterpark party

Dust off that unicorn pool float – Aquaventure Waterpark’s evening pool party is back on Thursday August 15 at Atlantis The Palm. Atlantis’ famous waterpark is set to come alive at night next month with two DJ zones, energetic fire and laser shows, huge emoji inflatables and over Dhs50,000 in prizes up for grabs. The pool party will run from 8pm to 12am and early bird tickets are currently available online with 40 percent off, so you can get yours for Dhs149 if you book soon.

Aquaventure Emoji Party, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, 8pm to 12am, Thursday August 15, early bird Dhs149. Tel: (04) 426 1169.

August 15 to 30: Rewatch all your favourite Disney movies

This summer, Dubai Opera is showing a line-up of Disney’s greatest hits from August 15 to August 30. Across the two weeks, Dubai Opera will show no less than 48 films, celebrating animated and live action titles from all decades. This mega movie marathon will show four different films each day, at 9.30am, 1pm, 4.30pm and 8pm. The incredible movie list includes classics such as The Little Mermaid, Lady and the Tramp, Mary Poppins, Peter Pan, Cinderella, Bedknobs And Broomsticks, The Aristocats, Honey I Shrunk the Kids and many more.

Disney movie marathon at Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, 9.30am, 1pm, 4.30pm and 8pm, August 15 to 30, from Dhs60 adults, Dhs40 children.

August date TBC: Party at a brand new bar

Antika Bar will be opening its doors in DIFC in August and taking the spot of much-loved Sass Café, which closed in May 2018. Found on level one of Al Fattan Currency House, the new bar is expected to have a completely new look compared to the previous tenants. Inspired by the hidden theatres of 1950’s Lebanon, Antika Bar will have comfortable plush seating, with quirky antique decorations and a stage in the centre of the restaurant. There will be a big focus on live entertainment, as well as a weekly schedule of exciting events, including two weekly brunches and a ladies’ night. 

Antika Bar, Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC, Dubai, opening August 2019.

From August 20: Enjoy a seven hour ladies’ night for Dhs200

atmosphere dubai

Fancy taking your Dubai ladies’ night up a notch? A brand new ladies’ night is launching on Tuesday August 20 at Atmosphere in the Burj Khalifa. Taking Dubai’s party scene 122 levels up, the new night is brought to you by Secret Parties, and there’s seven hours of unlimited drinks up for grabs for the girls, with packages starting from Dhs200. The new Secret Parties event will run from 9pm to 12am, and included in the Dhs200 price for ladies is free flowing sparkling wine and a selection of bites. Or, upgrade to the Dhs300 package and you’ll also get bespoke cocktails and house drinks included. From 12am, all guests are then invited to head down to Armani Prive, where there’s unlimited drinks for ladies until 4am.

Secret Ladies Night, Atmosphere Lounge, 122nd floor, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai, 9pm onwards, Tuesdays from August 20, from Dhs200 for ladies and Dhs500 for gents. Tel: (04) 888 3828.

August 23 and 24: Enjoy a mega staycation at the first ever What’s On Lock In

You’re invited to the first ever What’s On Lock In: an epic, weekend-long summer party taking place from Friday August 23 to Saturday August 24. And because we want you to enjoy Dubai in the best possible way – pool parties, brunch extravaganzas, epic staycations and summer libations – we’re taking over the uber-cool Studio One Hotel at an unbeatable price.For Dhs699 for two, Tickets include early check in, a one-night stay at Studio One Hotel, TEPfactor fun, limited hair and nail services and massages, VitaDrip®infusions by The Elixir Clinic, all-inclusive Friday lunch at The Maine Street Eatery or Larte, five drinks at The Irish Village, five drinks at BOHO, yoga activities, breakfast at Larte, lunch at Mr Miyagi’s  or El Chapo’s Tacos, all day pool access, oh, and late check out.

What’s On Lock In, Studio One Hotel, from 10am Friday August 23 to 5pm Saturday August 24, Dhs699 per room per couple. For more details, visit or book your tickets here.

August 29: Sing along as Westlife take to the stage

Irish boyband Westlife will take to the stage at the Coca-Cola Arena in City Walk on Thursday August 29 as part of their 20th Anniversary tour. Westlife first broke into the harts with their debut single, Swear It Again, and went on to have a string of hits including What Makes A Man, World of Our Own and Flying Without Wings.

Westlife at Coca-Cola Arena, City Walk, Dubai, Thursday August 29, from Dhs250.

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