A half price steak night, unique meditation session and some big Dubai venues are back…

Dubai, it’s a new week and there’s plenty happening across the city to keep you busy. Whether it’s a wallet-friendly facial, unique meditation session or a tasty date night, we’ve got all the coolest things going on around Dubai.

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

Monday September 12

Slurp on a sweet shake for Chocolate Milkshake Day

Black Tap Crazy Shake

In case you didn’t know, it’s Chocolate Milkshake Day on Monday September 12 and if you’re looking to indulge in a milkshake in Dubai, you’ve come to the right place. Notorious for their ridiculously large shakes, Black Tap has a few options for you to indulge in. Their classic Brooklyn blackout is a chocolate shake that is topped with chocolate frosting, two chocolate brownies and (the only thing small about this shake) mini chocolate chips.

Black Tap, Rixos Premium JBR, The Walk 12pm to 12am daily Tel: (0)4 399 9076, @blacktapdubai

Get your glow on with a facial

Cutting Edge Hair & Beauty Salon has got some wallet-friendly ways to get pampered this September. Whether you’re looking for a hair treatment with trim and blow dry; classic mani-pedi with a 20-minute head and shoulder massage; or a detailed facial, all for Dhs99 each. It’s available at all three branches in JLT, Marina and Ibn Battuta Mall.

Cutting Edge Hair and Beauty Salon, JLT, Marina and Ibn Battuta Mall, from Dhs99. Tel: (058) 605 0591, @cuttingedgeladiesuae

Tuesday September 13

Tuck into a half price steak night

You might know Phileas Foggs as your go-to spot for happy hour drinks or a Sunday roast, but did you know it’s also home to a pretty steak restaurant? Cleavers is your spot to visit for tender cuts of meat and every Tuesday it’s offering 50 per cent off a selection of T-bone and Tomahawk steaks from 6pm. Wash them down with selected bottles of grape that are also half price on Tuesdays.

Cleavers, Phileas Foggs, Address Montgomerie, Emirates Hills, 6pm onwards, Tuesdays. Tel: (0)4 572 4473, @cleaversdxb

Head out for beachside sundowners


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Looking to catch up with your mates over a sorbet-hued sunset? Why not head to Villamore, where there’s 30 per cent off selected sips and serves every day. Running from 4pm to 7pm, sit, back, relax and soak up the views as you toast to the end of the work day.

Villamore, Kempinski Hotel Palm Jumeirah, 4pm to 7pm daily. Tel: (0)4 444 2000, @villamoredubai

Wednesday September 14

Enjoy a decadent dinner and a show

The masters of extravaganza are returning on Wednesday, September 14. Expect even grander performances that include incredible singing, dancing and acrobats while you enjoy signature Italian and new Asian dishes prepared by Billionaire’s top chefs.

Billionaire Mansion, Taj Hotel, Burj Khalifa Street, open Sept 14, Tues to Sun 9pm to 3am, Tel: (0)4 510 3100, @billionairedubaiofficial

Thursday September 15

Go outdoors as an alfresco favourite returns

Jumeirah Mina A'Salam - Shimmers - Interior

The Greek chic dining experience is reopening on Thursday, September 15. It is the ultimate casual alfresco dining experience which is the perfect spot for weekend lunch, sundowners and shisha. Sit back and relax with a premium view of the Burj Al Arab while you enjoy Greek classics such as moussaka, beef cheek stifado and spanakopita.

Shimmers, Madinat Jumeriah, Jumeriah Mina A’Salam, open daily from 1.30pm to 11pm, Tel: (800) 323 232, @shimmersonthebeach

Find your zen at a sensory breathwork session

Looking to feel a little more zen. Enjoy a relaxing breathwork mediatation session within the stunning surroundings of Dubai’s Theatre of Digital Art (ToDA) this Thursday. Hosted by Elisabeth Bohler, a certified meditation facilitator, the one-hour session is all about inner reflection, taking you through breathing techniques against the backdrops of de-stressing lights and sound. Guests are asked to bring their own mat and wear socks.

Theatre of Digital Arts, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, 7.30pm, Thursday September 15, Dhs200. Tel: (0)4 277 4044, toda.ae

Tuck into a wine-paired menu

akira back

Akira Back has launched a new wine dinner aptly named ‘Uncorked’. The experience includes a special pairing menu with a seven-course chef’s table menu, and it’s back this Thursday. Chef Giovanni Ledon, Akira Back’s Chef De Cuisine; and in-house Sommelier, Irina Baeva host the experience, which will offer a blend of mouth-watering Japanese cuisine with Korean essence. Think avocado and caviar, panko fried Dibba Bay oysters and more. Each dish is further elevated with a glass of grape.

Akira Back Dubai, W Dubai – The Palm, from 7.30pm, Thursday Sept 15, Dhs699. Tel: (0)4 245 5800, akirabackdubai.com/specials