6 awesome things to do in Dubai this week: February 21 to 24
A handy guide to the best of the city…
This week we welcome a new set of fun things to do in Dubai. From a snowy cinema session to a new Japanese hotspot, here are our top picks to keep you busy in Dubai this week.
Here are six things to do in Dubai.
Sunday February 21
1. Check out a new wellness hub
A new home for wellness has appeared in Dubai Marina. Called Eclipse, the new centre offers a range of unique fitness classes, from animal flow to yoga dance. If you’re looking to break away from the norm, give one of these experiences a go this week. Alternatively, relax and unwind in one of the three treatment rooms. Classes start from Dhs120 per class or Dhs1,300 per month for unlimited classes.
Eclipse, Marina Quays West Tower, Waterfront Level, Marina Promenade, Dubai Marina, daily 6am to 9pm. Tel: (0)4 225 5437. goeclipse.com
2. Catch a movie in the snow
It’s not too late to enjoy a new movie at Ski Dubai. The snowy attraction has a cosy set-up every day for film fans to enjoy their favourite flicks. Movies on offer include Tom & Jerry: The Movie, The Croods: A New Age and Bigfoot 2 as well as new releases including The Little Things, Wonder Woman 1984 and Shock Wave 2. Ticket prices for Snow Cinema start at Dhs100 per person and include a cinema ticket as well as hot chocolate, popcorn and a bottle of water.
Snow Cinema, Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, daily until February 28. uae.voxcinemas.com
Monday February 22
3. Soak up the sun in style
Enjoy a day at the pool in one of Azure Beach’s stunning cabanas. There are six to choose from, but each private area has its own plunge pool, so you and your friends can relax in peace. The small ones start from Dhs4000 minimum spend and the larger ones are Dhs6000, which you can put towards your food and drinks bill.
Azure Beach, Rixos Premium, JBR, daily 10am to 8pm, from Dhs4,000. Tel: (0)52 777 9472. azure-beach.com
4. Discover a new Japanese lounge
Palm Jumeirah’s The Pointe has welcomed a new Japanese concept to its ever growing offering of dining and nightlife venues. Aka is described as an immersive lounge, which will host an exciting line-up of theatrical live performers. Although live entertainment is on hold for the moment, once it’s safe to do so, the venue will be launching a unique show for diners. Aka promises to ‘wow guests with an edgy, yet opulent sense of theatre through immersive live performances’.
Aka, The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, daily 4pm to 1am. Tel: (0)4 578 0555. @aka_dubai
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Tuesday February 23
5. Tuck into a new menu
Beluga Restaurant and Lounge has relaunched its menu to offer a lot more variety. There’s plenty of new dishes to try, from truffle pizza and spiced octopus to flame torched scallops and California maki. You’ll find the chic restaurant in Mandarin Oriental Jumeira.
Beluga Restaurant and Lounge, Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Jumeirah 1, daily 1pm to 11pm. Tel: (0)4 340 8882. mandarinoriental.com
Wednesday February 24
6. Treat yourself with a happy hour deal
Every day between 5pm and 7pm, Eve Penthouse is offering drinks for Dhs39. The rooftop terrace is an ideal spot to watch the sunset, and enjoy the skyline views once the sun goes down. The offer applies to selected beverages, but there’s also food and shisha available at the venue.
Eve Penthouse, 34th Floor, Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights, daily 5pm to 7pm (happy hour), open until 1am. Tel: (0)4 553 1214. @evedubai