An all-new Al Baik, a pampering session and pool days…

If you’re shocked it’s already Monday, don’t worry, there are plenty of things to do in Dubai to keep you going until the next weekend comes around. From an all-new popular fast food drive-through to the world’s biggest book sale and pampering sessions…

Here are 8 marvellous things to do in Dubai this week.

Monday, April 10

Pamper the Monday blues away

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Homegrown beauty salon, The British Salon has officially celebrated its one-year anniversary and is marking the occasion with an incredible beauty package called The Queens Beauty Package. You have a choice between a cut and blow dry or a full set of lashes or brow lamination for only Dhs500.

The British Salon, JLT, Cluster V, Gold Crest Views 1, open Mon to Thu 9am to 9pm, Fri and Sat 9am to 5pm, Dhs500 for The Queens beauty package. Tel: (0)58 572 6839 @thebritishsalondubai

Add to your book collection


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This particular big bad wolf won’t blow your house down, but it will knock your socks off. The Big Bad Wolf book fair returns to Studio City running until April 16 with books you can purchase for an unbeatable price. You can finally collect all the books you’ve had your eye on – even if you have little intention of getting around to reading the books already on your shelf (It’s okay, we see you and we’re with you). or you can be adventurous and try out genres you haven’t considered before.

The Big Bad Wolf, Studio City, Sound Stages 2, April 7 to 16, 9am to 2am (the following day), @bigbadwolfbooks_uae 

Tuesday, April 11

Do some good this Ramadan

The world has a shortage of blood, but thankfully we can all give back (if eligible) and do our bit to ensure those in need can get the help they require. Genesis Medical Center is hosting the DHA blood donation bus from 9am to 1pm on April 11. Just make sure to check the DHA app to check for your eligibility to donate blood before you head on over. If you can’t, don’t worry – here are other ways you can do some good this Ramadan.

Genesis Dubai, Dubai Science Park, Tue April 11, 9am to 1pm. @genesis_dubai

Indulge in a cheeky meal at the all-new Al Baik drive-thru

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It is the UAE’s kryptonite and it is now easier than ever to get your hands on some spicy chicken nuggs. The famous Saudi fast-food joint known for its ridiculously long queues, and unfathomably wallet-friendly food has opened its first drive-thru in Dubai. The best news is that you don’t even have to leave your car to get your fill. Spicy chicken nuggets, here we come!

Al Baik, Eppco petrol station, Al Rashidiya, Dubai. official opening after Eid Al Fitr.

Wednesday, April 12

Take a mid-week break

Escape the mid-week hustle and hit the pause button for a well-deserved treat. Address Beach Resort is offering guests a 75-minute customised massage, along with a selection of pink-inspired drinks at Li’Brasil. What a luxurious way to recharge your batteries!

Address Beach Resort, Dubai Marina, Wed from 10am to 10pm, Dhs853 per person. Tel:(0)4 879 8896 @addressbeachresort

All-you-can-eat sushi? Yes, please.

Taking place every Wednesday, Cafe Society offers couples the chance to enjoy a deliciously curated sushi menu for just Dhs299 for two. You and your loved one can pick from unlimited California hot rolls, uramaki California, assorted gunkan and assorted sushi and sashimi.

Cafe Society, Tamani Marina Hotel, Dubai Marina, Wednesdays, Dhs299 for two. Tel:(0)4 318 3755 @cafesocietydxb

Thursday, April 13

Catch the last of the winter weather

The days are slowly but surely starting to feel slightly more humid. The fog is starting to roll in, which is a telltale sign that winter is behind us. While the weather still permits, check out the fabulous Tonino Lamborghini Mare Nostrum Skypool and Lounge for a day of spectacular views combined with incredible Italian delights.

Tonino Lamborghini Mare Nostrum Skypool and Lounge, Raddisson Resort Palm Jumeirah, Palm West Beach. Dhs200 pool access, Dhs150 redeemable on food and drinks. @tlmarenostrumdubai

Indulge in an iftar


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Enjoy a buffet-style iftar spread with traditional Middle Eastern delicacies, accompanied by refreshing Ramadan juices. After your meal, sit back enjoy the city views from the terrace with shisha accompanied by live Arabic music.

Vida Creek Harbour, Dubai, sunset to 9pm, Dhs210, half price for children six to 12 years. Under-sixes free. Tel: (0)4 423 8899. @vidahotels

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