8 great things to do in Dubai this week
From a spectacular light and laser show to a two for one roast or a happy hour on delicious Italian cocktails…
Just like that, the work week starts again. Whether you’re still craving a roast dinner, looking for a spectacular show to see or kickstarting your exercise regime, we have you covered with these awesome things to try this week.
Here’s 8 great things to try in Dubai this week…
Sunday July 21
1. See the stunning light and laser show at Festival City
If you haven’t already seen IMAGINE, the incredible light and laser show that kicks off in Dubai Festival City each night then it’s definitely one to add to the bucket-list. The spine-tingling music to the iconic show has proved so popular that the music is now available to download on streaming-giant, Spotify. The show combines light, lasers, fire and water to put on an epic performance and it’s free for all to watch.
IMAGINE, Festival Bay, Dubai Festival City Mall, Dubai Festival City, daily from 7pm. Tel: (800) 3021 548. dubaifestivalcity.com/en/enjoy/imagine
2. Tuck into a two-for-one roast
If you’ve still got that weekend feeling, head to Reform Social Bar and Grill for a delicious loaded roast dinner. On Sundays, you can get two roast dinners for the price of one where you can choose from chicken for Dhs100 (full price) or beef for Dhs125 (full price). There’s also a daily happy hour from 12pm to 7pm, with selected house drinks for Dhs33. That’s one way to warm up to the work week.
Reform Social Bar & Grill, The Lakes, Dubai, two for one roasts every Sunday, 12pm to 11.30pm, from Dhs100, happy hour 12pm to 7pm, Dhs33 on selected house beverages. Tel: (04) 4542638. reformsocialgrill.ae
Monday July 22
3. Check out this new Internet City hangout
Hi Five is the brand new rooftop restaurant and lounge in Dubai Internet City. As well as business lunches and a stellar Thursday ladies’ night, they also have a weekly happy hour from 5pm to 8pm, where selected house beverages are a wallet-friendly Dhs25. We may have just found our new after-work hangout spot.
Hi Five, Holiday Inn Express, Dubai Internet City, Dubai, daily happy hour 5pm to 8pm, selected house drinks Dhs25. Tel: (055) 537 7714. facebook.com/HiFiveDXB
4. Tuck into a steak night
Throughout the summer, you can get two free house beverages whenever ordering a steak main at Palm Jumeirah steakhouse, West 14th. You’ll be hard-pressed to find better views of the Dubai skyline.
West 14th, Dukes The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, daily 6pm to 10.30pm, offer valid throughout July. Tel: (04) 455 1101. facebook.com/West14thUAE
Tuesday July 23
5. Enjoy Italian aperitivo at a cosy spot
Head to the cosy Al Fresco restaurant at Crowne Plaza Dubai on Sheikh Zayed road through the week and as well as tucking into delicious Italian dishes, you can take advantage of their happy hour from 4pm to 8pm where you’ll get 50 percent off some delicious Italian cocktails, including spritzers and mimosas.
Al Fresco, Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, 12pm to 11pm daily. Tel: (04) 305 6843. facebook.com/alfrescodubai
6. Catch up with the girls at a ladies’ night
Three drinks is the norm for most Dubai ladies’ night, so if that’s not enough, check out the Seven Sisters’ Tuesday ladies night where you’ll get five free house beverages along with 50 percent off a selection of food, if you’re feeling peckish. They’ve got their summer pergola up now so you can still marvel at their stunning views of the Dubai canal.
Seven Sisters, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Dubai, from 8pm, Tuesdays, five free selected house beverages and 50 percent off food. Tel: 05677 54777. facebook.com/sevensistersdubai
Wednesday July 24
7. Shake up your post-work evening drinks
If you’re looking for something a bit different to celebrate the (almost) weekend, check out Japanese restaurant ONI, where they throw their Nomikai evening daily. On Wednesdays, you can take advantage of 50 percent off special house cocktails from 6pm to 10pm (it’s usually 6pm to 8pm on other week nights) and enjoy live entertainment on a rotating stage.
Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, 6pm to 10pm, Wednesdays, 50 percent off selected cocktails. Tel: (04) 4052333. facebook.com/ONIrestaurantandlounge
8. Get your first week free at this cycling class
Thinking of kickstarting a new exercise regime? Why not give Cycle Bar a go? They’ve got a range of classes, whether you’re an early-bird exerciser or prefer do it with your friends after work for that extra push. Best of all, when you sign up, you’ll get your first week of classes for free so you can see if you like it. One drop in class is usually Dhs120 (it’s on offer for beginners at Dhs60) of there’s loads of packages like 8 classes for Dhs640 (on offer at Dhs320 at the moment).
Cycle Bar Dubai, City Walk, Dubai, 6am to 10pm, daily. Tel: (04) 3955523. citywalk.cyclebar.ae
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