8 fabulous things to do in Dubai this week: July 18 to 21

A farewell party at Coya, a pilates class for the boys, and a new taco Tuesday deal…

Welcome to a new week Dubai, and whatever you’re looking for you’ll find it here. Head out to a farewell party, happy hour or new ladies’ night, see some talented local acts at a battle of the bands, or take the little ones to a game of mini-golf.

Here’s 8 top things to do in Dubai this week.

Monday July 18

Head to a farewell party at Coya

After eight years, Coya Dubai is taking a summer break, closing its doors on Wednesday July 20 until September. But saying ‘so long’ in style, the beautiful Peruvian spot is throwing one final party this season on Monday July 18. The event will be co-hosted by Barro Negro Athens, the cutting-edge Greek nightspot featured in the prestigious World’s 50 Best Bar List 2021. Coya promises to come back bigger, bolder and better than before when it reopens in September, so we can’t wait to see what comes next.

Coya, Four Seasons Resort Dubai, Jumeirah, 7pm onwards, Monday July 18. Tel: (0)4 316 9600, coyarestaurant.com   

Try out a pilates class and get a free hair treatment

Guys, this one’s for you: sleek Palm Jumeirah pilates studio Posture wants to introduce the benefits of Pilates for men when it comes to muscle recovery, improving back posture and more. This summer, pay Dhs100 for an introductory reformer class, and you’ll also be able to get a complimentary signature treatment courtesy of Chaps & Co. Barbers.

Posture, Golden Mile Building 4, Palm Jumeirah, from Dhs100. Tel: (0)58 568 6936, @thisisposture

Tuesday July 19

Graze your way through a taco Tuesdays night

La Carnita Taco Tuesdays

La Carnita’s sizzling taco Tuesdays deal just got even better: you’ll now get unlimited tacos and margaritas for Dhs250 per person. From 7pm to midnight, flavour-packed fillings include Mexican beef chorizo, achiote chicken, or a vegetarian mushroom version.

La Carnita, InterContinental Dubai Marina, Tues, 7pm to 12am, Dhs250. Tel: (0)4 425 4030. lacarnita.ae

Meet your besties at a new ladies’ night

Newly opened sports bar and pub Crafty Fox at Jumeirah Golf Estates invites ladies to enjoy two complimentary drinks every Tuesday night. Valid from 8pm to 11pm, you’ll need to book in advance, but on arrival you’ll be treated to a duo of either sparkling wine or pink gin-based cocktails.

Crafty Fox, The Clubhouse, Jumeirah Golf Estates, 8pm to 11pm, Wednesday. Tel: (0)4 586 7767, dubaigolf.com

Wednesday July 20

Laugh out loud at a comedy gig

Dubai’s favourite comedy club returns with three new international acts this July. British comedian Paul Tonkinson, American act Lisa Alvarado and comedy circuit favourite Pierre Hollins will deliver a laugh-a-minute show at venues across the city. This Wednesday, catch the trio at Zabeel House by Jumeirah The Greens.

Laughter Factory, Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens, 8.30pm, Weds July 20, Dhs160. thelaughterfactory.com

Rock out at a top live music night

The UAE’s beloved party bar Lock, Stock & Barrel now has three branches across the city. And cementing its status as the ultimate home of live music, they’ve teamed up with Jack Daniel’s for a city-wide battle of the bands, with the winning act set to take home Dhs35,000. The fifth heat takes place on Wednesday July 20 at the Barsha Heights venue.

Lock, Stock and Barrel Barsha Heights, Grand Millennium, Barsha Heights, 7pm onwards, Wednesday July 20. Tel: (0)4 423 8309, lsbdubai.com/battle-of-the-bands/

Thursday July 21

Fill the summer holiday with a fun new activity

3d mini golf

Love a game of mini-golf? The kids will love it as well, especially at this venue. Over the summer, kids aged five to 12 can work on their swing for a reduced price of Dhs90. The mini-golf experience set in the dark, illuminated by neon black lighting and 3D effects that completely cover the walls and floor of the indoor course. Expect some epic visuals, from orange-hued desert scenes to the vibrant world beneath the sea.

Unit P24, Bahar Plaza Level, JBR, open Mon to Fri 2pm to 1am, Sat and Sun 12pm to 1am. Tel: (0)4 565 7621. 3d-blacklight-minigolf.ae

Head to drinks at a cool new cocktail bar

We’re already big fans of Salmon Guru, the recently opened cocktail bar inside the ME Dubai. But if you’ve not visited yet, here’s a new reason to visit – they’ve just launched a new happy hour. From 5pm to 7pm every day, Dhs195 gets you three cocktails and a selection of sharing dishes. Fruity sips and serves including a ‘Ultra Marino’, a drink submerged in seawater for 72 hours; a non-alcoholic Sea Arch Gin based ‘Negroni Del Bambino’; or ‘Tonico Sprenger’, cardamom and cinnamon homemade secret Elixir with fresh cucumber and lemon juice.

Salmon Guru, ME Dubai, Business Bay, daily, 5pm to 7pm, Dhs195. Tel: (0)52 814 9537, @salmongurudubai