8 fun things to do in Dubai this week
It’s finally the long weekend…
The long weekend is finally here and whether you’re looking to spend the extra time off work curled up on sun lounger with a good book or get in a few extra days brunching, as always there’s plenty to do in Dubai this week to enjoy it.
Here’s 8 fun things to do in Dubai this week…
Sunday December 1
1. Spend the day brunching on the beach
Wondering what to do on a Sunday whilst you’d normally be at work? Well, Zero Gravity has the answer as they’re throwing a beach brunch on Sunday Dec 1 and Monday Dec 2, where you’ll sip on unlimited beverages and graze from the international buffet as you bask in the sun with your pals from 1pm to 5pm. It’s priced the same as their Supernatural brunch at Dhs249 for ladies and Dhs299 for guys.
Zero Gravity, Skydive Dubai Drop Zones, Dubai Marina, Dubai, Sunday December 1 and Monday December 2, 1pm to 5pm, Dhs249 ladies and Dhs299 guys. Tel: (04) 399 0009. 0-gravity.ae
2. Get free shisha
Head to AER Lounge this week for free shisha. The cool Downtown Dubai bar are offering it until December 4, so if you can’t make it today there’s still time. Get your group together for that long-overdue catch up with some epic views of the Burj Khalifa and Downtown as a backdrop.
AER Lounge, Emirates Financial Towers, Dubai, 12pm, to 3am, free shisha until December 4. Tel: (054) 994 0438. facebook.com/aerlounge
Monday December 2
3. Recharge with a new spa and pool ladies’ day
What better way to spend a day of the long weekend than by having a girly day with a spa treatment, lunch and catching some rays? That’s exactly what you’ll get at FIVE JVC, with a 45-minute massage, lunch or dinner at one of two restaurants and access to the Insta-worthy pool for Dhs350 each.
FIVE JVC, Jumeirah Village Circle, Dubai, Sun to Thurs, 10am to 10pm, Dhs350. Tel: (04) 248 9964. jumeirahvillage.fivehotelsandresorts.com
4. Check out a luxe new tapas bar
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Looking for a new hangout spot? We think you might find it in luxe new tapas bar Nido, at the Sheraton Grand hotel downtown. They serve up an array of crisp cocktails and delicious light bites to go alongside them like croquettes, crispy calamari and tender marinated chicken skewers.
Nido, Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, 6pm to 3am, daily. Tel: (04) 333 3055. facebook.com/nido
Tuesday December 3
5. Pamper yourself with a Christmas beauty treatment
Planned a big night out? Why not get yourself prepped and preened beforehand so you go out feeling your best? Cute Marina Salon, Queen’s Beauty Lounge, offer 20 percent off blow-dries, hairstyling and make-up application every Tuesday if you go between 5pm and 8pm.
Queen’s Beauty Lounge, Trident Marinascape Shop No. 5 Marina Boulevard Walk, Dubai, Tuesdays, 5pm to 8pm. Tel: (04) 427 9689. queensbeautylounge.com
6. Bounce your way through hours of fun
If you hadn’t already heard, Nakheel Mall on The Palm has finally opened and along with it, an awesome bounce park called Trampo Extreme. There’s an obstacle course, a huge foam pit and a giant sweeper for the little ones and adults can go on the trampolines, priced at Dhs85 per hour.
Trampo Extreme, Nakheel Mall, The Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jumeirah, 10am to 10pm Saturday to Wednesday, 10am to midnight Thursday and Friday, from Dhs85. Tel: (04) 580 4411. trampo.com
Wednesday December 4
7. Go for a cute new date night
Need a new idea for date night? We’ve got you covered. Head to Verve Brasserie for a delicious Beef Wellington paired with a bottle of house wine for Dhs350 for two. Let the good times roll…
Verve Brasserie, Grand Plaza Movenpick, Dubai Media City, Dubai, Wednesdays from 7pm. Tel: (04) 525 7633. vervebrasserie.com
8. Perfect your Christmas cooking
Have you been landed with the cooking this Christmas but lacking some inspiration? Well, not to worry – there’s a cooking class in town to give you a welcome twist on the classic roast dinner. Tom Arnel (formerly of Tom & Serge) will teach you to cook turkey and veal ballotine with some alternative sides like Brussels sprouts with almonds, smoked paprika and olive oil and honey roasted parsnips with burrata, truffle and sage.
Tavola Studio, Mirdif City Centre, Dubai, Wednesday Dec 4, 6pm to 9pm, Dhs425. Tel: (04) 236 0112. facebook.com