6 awesome things to do in Dubai this week: June 6 to 9

Here’s what’s going down this week…

With the weekend now a fond memory, we’re looking to the week ahead. There’s plenty of fun things on the cards this week. Here’s our top picks for things to do in Dubai.

Sunday June 6

1. Enjoy a cool afternoon tea experience

Enjoy an afternoon pick-me-up with a side of skincare at this special experience. Guests can enjoy a lavish selection of sweet and savoury treats, alongside refreshing beverages in a refined and sophisticated atmosphere. When booking the afternoon tea, you’ll be gifted a organic beauty set by premium brand Ixora. The experience is Dhs199 inclusive of tea and coffee or Dhs275 per person inclusive of a glass of bubbly and runs daily in the Lobby Lounge from 1pm to 6pm.

Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road,. Tel:(0)4 405 2825. shangri-la.com

Monday June 7

2. Get your nails done

This month at Salon 971, Barsha  South, anyone who books a SNS Dipping Nails manicure can have a free marble upgrade worth Dhs100. SNS is a process of dipping the nails in a special powder, which is set with a bonding liquid, so it lasts longer than Shellac or Gelish.

Salon 971, Barsha South, Monday to Thursday 7.30am to 9pm, Friday to Sunday 9am to 6pm. Tel: (0)4 579 6222. @salon971dxb

3. Feast on a Wagyu menu

Taiko restaurant has launched an exclusive Wagyu menu, for all the meat fanatics in Dubai. The seven-course menu features the elite meat in each dish, including a main course of A5 Japanese Wagyu steak. Other dishes include a sea urchin risotto, oxtail gyoza and rendang bao bun with braised wagyu neck and pickled cucumber.

Taiko, Sofitel The Obelisk, Wafi, Mondays, 7pm onwards, Dhs425 per person. Tel: (0)4 281 4010. @taikodubai

Tuesday June 8

4. Celebrate National Best Friend Day


National Best Friend Day falls on June 8 and to celebrate, Trattoria is doing a special deal for besties. For Dhs220, diners can bring their best friend and enjoy two signature pizzas of their choice alongside four bottles of beer. Pizza choices include margherita, bufalina, diavola, frutti de mare, quattro formaggi and more.

Trattoria, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, June 8, Dhs220. Tel: (800) 666 353. @trattoriadubai

Wednesday June 9

5. Attend a free photography workshop

Expert photographer Alexei Voitovici host a free workshop at co-working space Jobetter on how to position your brand using photography. Entrepreneurs and freelancers alike are invited to connect and learn new business skills. Email welcome@jobetter.space to book your seat now.

Jobetter, Empire Heights, Business Bay, Wednesday June 9, 7pm, free. email: welcome@jobetter.space. @jobetter.space

6. Check out a new happy hour

Cubano Lito Dubai Bar

After a short hiatus, Cubano Lito is back and bouncing with the introduction of some amazing weekly deals to take advantage of. A happy hour runs every day from 12pm to 8pm with four house drinks priced at Dhs100, inclusive of beers, wines, spirits and cocktails. You can also enjoy five beers and a bucket of six wings for Dhs175 from 12pm to 8pm, plus other great deals.

Cubano Lito, IBIS One Central, World Trade Centre District, Dubai, open daily 8am to 2am. Tel: (0)4 519 5523. cubano-lito.com