There’s so much happening across the city…

September is here and with it comes a whole host of amazing things to do. Whether you’re looking for a hot new fitness class, pampering at a luxe salon, or wanting to check out a new restaurant or bar, we’ve got you covered.

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

Monday September 5

Check out the fresh look of a gorgeous Dubai salon


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What’s On Award-winning Willow Lane salon has undergone a little glow-up, and while it still oozes that same Balearic-chic aesthetic, the welcome enhancements have you feeling like you’ve stepped into an Ibiza-inspired pampering paradise.  The ambience suits the aesthetic: wicker barstools, rattan baskets filled with pampas and palms and a neutral palette give it the feel of a zen wellness centre as much as a pampering salon. On offer, you’ll find an array of hair, nail, brow and lash services.

Willow Lane Hair & Beauty, Gold Crest Executive – Cluster C, JLT. Tel: (052) 584 8201, @willowlanedubai

Tuesday September 6

Head to a major cricket match


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The Asia Cup 2022 is in full swing, and fresh from the hotly anticipated India V Pakistan cricket match yesterday, there’s another week of intense cricketing action to look forward to. Matches taking place at Dubai International Stadium this week include India V Sri Lanka on Tuesday, India V Afghanistan on Thursday and Pakistan V Sri Lanka on Friday. All matches are at 6pm, with tickets priced from Dhs75. They all lead up to the final, which takes place on Sunday September 11.

Dubai International Stadium, Dubai, 6pm, Tues, Thurs, Fri and Sun, from Dhs75. Tickets from

Slurp your way through the menu at Joe & The Juice

We are ready to give Joe & The Juice a big juicy welcome, as it’s set to open at Dubai Design District this week. Aimed at health conscious customers, the menu is famous for its wholesome juices and sandwiches. Across the world, the drinks menu includes nutritious smoothies, vegan shakes and juices. While the food menu includes organic acai bowls, sandwiches and cakes – banana bread, anyone? Joe & The Juice’s signature drinks include Joe’s Green Mile with apple, avocado, broccoli, ice, lemon and spinach, and Herb Tonic with apple, ginger, ice, pepper, pineapple, red bell pepper and turmeric. Give your shots a healthy upgrade, too, as its cafes serve shots from ginger to turmeric.

Joe & The Juice, Dubai Design District, opens Sept 6. @joeandthejuiceuae

Gather the girls for a new ladies’ night

Ladies, if you’ve missed your crew of fabulous females over summer, we’ve found the perfect spot for that much-needed catch up. Gorgeous City Walk wine bar Grapeskin is launching a new ladies night on Tuesday September 6 that needs to be in your group chat. Offering the perfect opportunity to get together over drinks, Grapeskin will offer 50 per cent off a dedicated ladies’ night menu. Of course, what’s a girls’ get together without a drink or two? A whole array of vintages from around the world will be available half price from 7pm to 11pm, making for the perfect excuse to turn a glass into a bottle.

Grapeskin, La Ville Hotel & Suites, City Walk, 7pm to 11pm, Tuesdays from September 6. Tel: (0)4 403 3111,

Wednesday September 7

See a film on the big, big screen

The Roxy Cinema at Dubai Hills Mall is now open, and inside you’ll find the Middle East’s biggest cinema screen. Measuring 28 metres by 15.1 metres to create 423 square metres (for scale, that’s twice the size of a tennis court) of movie magic, it’s set to be a next level cinematic experiences, and surely one of the best ways to enjoy all the latest releases. Called Roxy Xtreme, the one-of-a-kind movie viewing experience will offer 382 premium reclining seats across three tiers: Standard, Premium and Director’s Boxes. This week, Roxy Xtreme is screening Top Gun: Maverick, Spider Man and Nope.

Roxy Xtreme, Roxy Cinemas, Dubai Hills Mall, from Dhs55.

Get sweaty at a new fitness class


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YoFit Hot Studios has just opened in Onyx Tower 2 in The Greens, offering a range of yoga and fitness classes in baking 35 to 45 degree heat. There’s currently five classes available; Fit, Flo, Stretch, Yin and Core. If you are new to the heat you should ease in with a Yo Stretch class, which is slower paced and allows you to get used to the heat while understanding the basics. There’s one at 6pm this Wednesday.

YoFit Hot Studio, Onyx Tower 2, The Greens, 7am to 8pm daily. Tel: (055) 611 3870,

Thursday September 8

Discover a secret new bar

You might have dined at DIFC Italian, Marea, before, but did you know that it’s now home to a brand new bar called Tides? Found on the lower floor of Marea, it promises a stylish New York City vibe, and opens every Thursday to Saturday from 10pm to 3am. The center of the bar features a handful of plush blue velvet chairs, low marble tables, and bar stools for an intimate crowd of 40 guests, while the beverage menu is inspired by one of the world’s 7 seas and 5 oceans. 

Tides Bar, Lounge Level of Marea, Gate Village 7, DIFC, 10pm to 3am, Thurs to Sat. Tel: (0)4 583 6366,

Check out a newly revamped Mexican restaurant

After undergoing a summer refurb, beloved Mexican restaurant Tortuga is now back open, welcoming guests to a stylish setting set to bring the fiesta every evening. Pick from a seat inside the Mexican-inspired restaurant or brave the cooling temperatures with a table on the waterside terrace and dine your way through the selection of tasty tacos, zesty ceviches and all your favourite fajitas.

Tortuga, Jumeirah Mina A Salam, 6.30pm to 10.30pm Mon to Thurs, 12.30pm to 10.30pm Fri to Sun. Tel: (04) 432 3232, @tortugamexicankitchen