10 amazing things to do in Dubai this weekend: August 5 to 7

Who’s ready for it?

We’ve blinked and the weekend is nearly upon us which means it’s time to start making plans. As always, we’ve got plenty lined up for you to do this weekend, from a fun new brunch to beauty deals and more.

Here are 10 amazing things to do in Dubai this weekend… 

Thursday, August 5

Book a Palm Jumeirah staycation for Dhs299

Luxe Dubai hotel, Dukes, The Palm on the Palm Jumeirah is offering 15 lucky guests, per day, a stay for just Dhs299. Every day until September 9, if you book a deluxe room through bookings made at Barcelo.com and use the promo code LUCKY15, you could be one of 15 lucky winners each day to get your stay for Dhs299 per night. The hotel sits on a huge complex, complete with a beautiful tropical garden area, a lazy river, one of the coolest infinity pools in Dubai and a private beach, offering spectacular views of the Dubai Marina skyline.

Dukes, The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, offer valid on bookings made until September 9. barcelo.com

Get beautified with amazing salon deals this month

Check out the gorgeous 91 Beauty Salon which has plenty of deals to make sure you get more for your money. In August, there is 50 per cent off one colour service with a full paying cut and blow-dry, 50 per cent off cut and blow-dry with no colour service and you can get a gel mani-pedi for Dhs160. They say your hair is your crowning glory, so make sure it looks its best.

91 Beauty Salon, The Wings, Arjan, Al Barsha, open from 8am. @91_beautysalondxb

See 360 degree views of the Palm Jumeirah

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The man-made palm tree-shaped Palm Jumeirah island is one of the most famous islands in the world (you can even see it from space), due to its mind-blowing engineering, and of course being home to some of the most expensive property in Dubai. It’s a buzzing metropolis of residences, lavish hotels and cool restaurants, and now, you can see it in all its glory from 52-metres high. New observation deck, The View, stands atop the Palm Tower, and gives its visitors spine-tingling 360-degree views of the Palm Jumeirah and beyond to Downtown Dubai, Dubai Marina and more. The experience features multiple interactive touch points for guests to discover how the world-famous island was conceptualised and developed.

The View, Palm Tower, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, open Sun to Wed 10am to 11pm, Thurs to Sat 10am to 12am, adult tickets priced from Dhs100. @theviewpalm

Friday, August 6

Start the weekend off with a delicious breakfast

arrow and sparrows

For nutritious and seriously-Instagrammable dishes that are bursting with goodness and flavour, Arrows and Sparrows needs to be on your radar. Their menu is devoted to body-nourishing, nutrient-packed creations and they have no less than four avocado-toast offerings. Bliss.

Arrows and Sparrows Cafe, 4A Street, Emaar Business Park, Building 4, The Greens, Dubai, 9am to 6pm, daily. Tel: (04) 558 8141. @arrowsparrows

Go for a spa-cation

Stunning new hotel SLS Dubai has teamed up with Ciel Spa to offer you the ultimate couples spa-cation for Dhs1,300. The couple’s ‘spa-cation’ offer includes an overnight stay in a luxe signature room with breakfast the next day. Aswell as enjoying a special 90-minute couple’s treatment at the spa, you’ll also get access to the fully-equipped fitness centre and the rooftop pool.

SLS Dubai, Business Bay, Burj Khalifa District. slsdubai.com


Say hello to ‘BarastiLand’, a fun and lively playground, which is said to transport you to a ‘summer fête of childhood dreams’. There are some stellar offers to take advantage of all summer long, starting with selected pints for Dhs22 all day every day. The beach and pool area have also had a special summer revamp, turning into a tropical rainforest with even more deals for you. Selected cocktails will be priced at Dhs25 every day.

BarastiLand, Barasti, Le Meridien Mina Syahi Beach Resort & Marina, Dubai, open Sun to Thurs 3pm to 2am, Fri 11am to 2am, Sat 1pm to 2am. Tel: (0)4 318 1313. barastibeach.com

Go for an ultra-luxe pool day

burj al arab pool

When it comes to experiencing poolside life in the most luxurious fashion, the Burj Al Arab Terrace has to be one of the best in the world. A huge infinity pool juts out into the ocean surrounded on one side by plush day beds, and over the bridge you’ll find another pool. The Sal beach club and restaurant brings chic Riviera vibes, with French-Mediterranean dining and all-day access to the pool and beach.

Sal, Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah, daily 10am to 7pm, from Dhs800. Tel: (04) 301 7600. jumeirah.com

Saturday, August 7

Go to a new Mediterranean brunch

Popular Mediterranean restaurant Myrra has launched a brunch, which now runs every Saturday between 12pm and 4pm. Guests can expect a heady mix of Mediterranean-inspired dishes, alongside a live DJ playing all the best hits to bop along to. On the menu, you’ll find some of Myrra’s signature dishes as well as a few new options to try. Highlights include tuna carpaccio, kataifi wrapped feta cheese, marinated baby chicken, braised lamb shoulder and vegetable moussaka. Plus, there’s free-flowing drinks too.

Myrra by Opa, Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah, Saturdays, 12pm to 4pm, from Dhs225. Tel: (0)4 770 1433. @myrrarestaurant

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Get 20 per cent off at Dubai’s only licensed nail salon this summer

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Throughout August, if you book a manicure and pedicure combo at Nailology, you will receive 20 per cent off. There are a number of bespoke treatments to ensure you walk out of the Nailology salon with a spring in your step and feeling your best. These range from the lower-priced classic mani-pedis, starting from Dhs155 for a manicure, to full blown decadence with massages included. It’s licensed too, so you can enjoy a cocktail alongside your nail glow-up.

Nailology, Atlantis, The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, 9am to 9pm, offer available until August 31. Tel: (04) 426 1031. Email: nailology@atlantisdubai.com @nailologydubai

Indulge in a fully-loaded toastie


Popular Australian export Jones the Grocer understands the toastie love and it has just launched a limited-edition toastie menu with six drool-worthy gourmet toasties and loaded fries ready to make you hungry. Each toastie is made with bread baked in-house, with artisan cheese from Jones’ own cheese rooms and delicious chutneys too.

Available at all Jones the Grocer locations across Dubai until September 4. jonesthegrocer.com