8 awesome things to do in Dubai this week
From a new cooking or fitness class to some great dinner deals…
Is it actually nearly the end of August? We know, we can’t believe it either. We’ve got loads of cool things for you to do in Dubai this week, from bagging yourself some free cocktails to planning a girly get together.
Here’s our pick of 8 things to do in Dubai this week…
Sunday August 25
1. Bag yourself some free cocktails
Cool Media City spot Tamanya Terrace have turned themselves into a tropical Tiki tent over summer. In celebration of National Mai Tai day, you’ll be able to get two of the cocktails for free if you turn up wearing something tropical. Shirts, hats, flowers – as long as it’s tropical your drinks are on the house.
Tamanya Terrace, 8th Floor, West Tower, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City, daily 5pm to 2am, valid from Sunday August 25 to Thursday August 29. Tel: (04) 366 9184. radissonhotels.com
2. Ease into the week with a juicy steak deal
Cushion the blow of a new work week with Qube’s awesome Sunday steak deal. For Dhs99 you can tuck into a juicy rib-eye and a house drink, or if you’re feeling extra carnivorous, go for the T-bone paired wth a glass of red wine or a beer for Dhs149.
Qube Sports Bar, Meydan Hotel, Al Meydan Street, Nad Al Sheba, Dubai, Sundays, 3pm to 11pm. Tel: (04) 381 3780. meydanhotels.com
Monday August 26
3. Get your house and Techno fix
If you’re into your house and techno music (and dare to go out on a Monday), there’s few places better to get your fix in Dubai than Industrial Avenue. The cool underground-style club has just launched its new night, Motto every from 10pm with a rotation of some of Dubai’s coolest house DJs on the decks.
Motto, Industrial Avenue, The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh Road, Jumeirah Beach, Dubai, Mondays, from 10pm, free entry. Tel: (052) 2935907. industrialavenuedubai.com
4. Cook up a storm
Think you can handle the heat in the kitchen? The Promenade, Park Hyatt Dubai have recently launched their master cooking classes, which run every Monday night. Cooking classes are themed on the hotels restaurants and will cover cuisines ranging from Italy to Thailand or the Middle East. Packages start from Dhs350 for the non-alcoholic package and Dhs525 for the class plus free flowing house drinks. You’ll need to call ahead to secure your place.
The Promenade, Park Hyatt, Dubai, Mondays, 4pm or 6pm, Dhs350 soft drinks, Dhs525 house drinks. Tel: (04) 602 1814. thepromenadedxb.com
Tuesday August 27
5. Burn some serious energy off at Sky Zone
This brand-new activity park at Ibn Battuta Mall has everything you could need to blow off steam without being outdoors. With a Wipe Out zone, warrior courses, zip line, climbing wall, dodgeball court, trampoline park, toddler zone and giant warped walls, this 35,000 square foot centre is the place to be this summer.
Sky Zone, Persia Court, Ibn Battuta Mall, Sun to Weds 10am to 10pm, Thurs & Fri 10am to midnight, prices start from Dhs105 for 60 minutes. Tel: (800) 759 9663. skyzone.ae
6. Get the girls together for prosecco and pizza
At Ill Faro’s ladies’ night, not only do you get unlimited prosecco from 7pm to 10pm, but you also get unlimited pizza too – it’s the perfect pairing. It’s priced at Dhs150 for ladies, or bring the boys along for Dhs195 per person.
Ill Faro, Azure Residences, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, Tuesdays 7pm to 10pm, unlimited grape and pizza, from Dhs150. Tel: (04) 568 3137. facebook.com/ilfarodxb
Wednesday August 28
7. Celebrate Tomatina festival
Casa de Tapas embraces true Spanish culture on Wednesday August 28 as it brings The Tomatina Festival to the shores of Dubai. From 6pm onwards, enjoy Tomatina themed drinks and tapas for just Dhs25. Selections include tomato and beef stew, gazpacho, tomatini, bloody mary, frozen rose sangria and much more.
Casa de Tapas, Dubai Creek Golf and Yacht Club, from 6pm, Wednesday August 28, from Dhs25. Tel: (04) 416 1800 . dubaigolf.com
8. Get inspired at a Flow Talks event
The Flow Talks Series is back this Wednesday, August 28. Taking place at Jumeirah Emirates Towers from 12pm to 2pm, you’ll get to listen to some seriously inspiring Emirati women who are paving the way for the next generation. The event is themed on “Women, Icons of Tolerance” and is free to attend.
Flow Dubai, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Wednesday August 28, 12pm to 2pm, free to attend. Tel: (04) 319 8767. flowdubai.com