New dining spots, a cool new bar and much more…  

A new month brings a list of new things to do in Dubai and we couldn’t be more delighted to share information with our readers on the latest and greatest.

Here are 10 new things to do in Dubai this month:

Have fun at Pier 7’s new sports bar

For those who love a good sports bar, Pier 7 has a new playground that’s perfect for kicking back with friends called Bedrock. Watch the live sporting action across 20 screens around the venue or get in on the action yourself and have a go at darts and the region’s best indoor golf simulator.

Bedrock, first floor, Pier 7, Dubai Marina, Sun to Thur 12pm to 12am, Fri and Sat 12pm to 2am. Tel: (0)4 578 1668 @bedrockdxb

Dine at Alaya, a new eastern Mediterranean restaurant in DIFC

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Two of Dubai’s restaurant heavyweights, Evgeny Kuzin and Izu Ani (known for creating Gaia, Shanghai Me and most recently La Maison Ani) have teamed up again for yet another DIFC restaurant. Alaya offers up eastern Mediterranean cuisine with Middle Eastern influences. You can expect dishes with carefully selected ingredients and rigorous cooking methods, fresh herbs and spices.

Alaya, Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai, Tel: (0)4 570 6289. @alayadubai

Catch Tchaikovsky – The Best of Swan Lake at The Theatre


This legendary ballet story is one for the entire family. It will be performed by outstanding soloists from leading European ballet companies. Swan Lake is the love story of Prince Siegfried, who falls in love with a Swan Queen, Odette, and swears his allegiance and undying love to her. As a result of a curse by an evil sorcerer, Odette can only take human form between midnight and daybreak. The show is slated for three runs – 3pm, 6pm and 9pm.

The Best of Swan Lake, The Theatre – Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, August 27, tickets start at Dhs250, Tel: (0)50 880 5074.

Fill your bellies with food from Dubai’s top restaurants

From August 12 to 28, diners can enjoy special-price menus with friends and family at the city’s best casual premium restaurants for a limited time. Just how pocket-friendly? Well, you can get breakfast for Dhs69, a two-course lunch for Dhs95 and a three-course dinner for Dhs150. For the kids, menu prices start from Dhs25. A total of 50 restaurants are participating, so you have plenty of options. Time to dig out those stretchy pants! Read more hereVisit for more information.

@CelebrateDubai, @StyledbyDubai

Alan Walker featured

Music fans, British-born Norwegian DJ Alan Walker is returning to Dubai’s Coca-Cola Arena for another exhilarating night on Friday, August 26. He will be joined by KSHMR and electronic duo, Syence. DJ Alan is known for his global smash hit Faded and his other global hits include Sing Me to Sleep, Alone, All Falls Down and On My Way, which feature in the video game PUBG (PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds). Ticket prices start from Dhs199 and can be purchased here. The show begins at 8pm. PS: Don’t forget to bring your hoodie along and your mask…

Coca-Cola Arena, City Walk, Dubai, 8pm, Tuesday May 3, prices start from Dhs199.

Scare yourself silly with Horror Cinema


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This one is not one for the faint-hearted. At Dubai’s first horror cinema, you will watch some of the best horror movies in cinema history, but.. you won’t be alone. And no, we aren’t talking about your seven mates sitting next to you in the cinema. Professional actors will pop up at the film’s tensest moments, so hiding behind your hands won’t save you. The cinema also features high-tech special effects, splashes, flashes and realistic sounds and your movie will of course be in full HD resolution. Prices start from Dhs144. At the moment, the cinema is screening IT, Rings, Insidious and Insidious: Chapter 2. You can book your spooky experience here.

Horror Cinema, Indigo Sky building, Umm Al Sheif, Dubai, Tel: (0)55 876 2465. 

Vegans, want to try a new dining spot? Head to Wabi Sabi

Wabi Sabi is Saudi Arabia’s pioneering high-end vegan dining and concept store and it is now open in Al Quoz 2 Pond Park in Dubai. Wabi Sabi specialises in fresh, wholesome and delicious vegan cuisine with signature dishes including the ATM burger and vegan escalope. For sweet lovers, the Wabi Sabi ‘not for sharing’ cake is their best seller for a reason, while the chocolate sea salt cookies make the perfect treat. Two more branches will soon open in the UAE in Mirdif Avenue Mall and Sharjah this month.

Wabi Sabi, Al Quoz 2 Pond Park, Dubai, Tel: (0)54 301 57634, @wabisabi_uae

Get fit at new fitness studio, 11 Pilates


A new studio has opened its doors in Dubai Maria offering up workouts for customers of any age, gender and fitness ability. The studio offers group classes and private sessions with classes starting from Dhs145. For more information on the studio or to make a booking, please visit

11 Pilates, Dusit Princess Tower, Dubai Marina, Dubai, Tel: (0)52 933 1528. @11pilates_dubai 

Head to Courtyard Playhouse and watch Prima Facie

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National Theatre Live brings the best of British theatre to screens across the world and this month you can watch another Pinter classic – Prima Facie. Tessa is a young, brilliant barrister who has worked her way up from working-class origins to be at the top of her game; defending; cross-examining and winning. An unexpected event forces her to confront the lines where the patriarchal power of the law, burden of proof and morals diverge.

Courtyard Playhouse, Dhs100 temporary membership, Tel: (0)50 986 1760.

Indulge in burgers at Farzi Dubai

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This modern Indian bistro is launching a new burger menu on August 5. There are six to try from minced roast mutton kebab to a melt-in-your-mouth twist on a veggie burger. For fans of the chicken burger, there’s a spicy traditional chicken burger with Bahai spice and yoghurt chilli, and of course, if you love a classic beef burger, try the Black Angus beef topped with wild mushrooms. For an Indian twist, there’s a butter chicken burger and finally, a portobello panade Burger. The menu is only available for takeaway at Farzi Mall of the Emirates and City Walk or for delivery via Deliveroo.

Farzi Dubai, available for takeaway from Farzi Mall of the Emirates and City Walk, or via Deliveroo, Tel: (0)50 407 5590.

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