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It’s a new week and with every new week comes plenty of fun things to do in Dubai. From neon workshops to business lunches and express meals, pool deals and ore…

Here are 9 fun things to do in Dubai this week

Monday, May 27

Enjoy a business lunch at Alaya

Alaya - things to do in Dubai

Be it a break from the office hustle, or a lunch meeting, a chic midday meal awaits at Alaya in DIFC. There’s a three-course menu for Dhs148, or a four-course menu for Dhs168. Starters include spiced carrot salad, cheese borek, fried calamari and more. Mains will see you tucking into shish chicken, Mediterranean pasta or wagyu tenderloin, etc before moving on to desserts such as apricot tart, pistachio ice cream or the Mochikan chocolate cake. The business lunch is available from 12.30pm to 5pm.

Alaya, DIFC, Gate Village 4, Dubai, business lunch from 12pm to 5pm, Dhs148 for three-course meal and Dhs168 for four-course meal, Tel: (0)4 570 6289, @alayadubai

Take a swim in UAE’s longest infinity pool

Part of the dazzling new leisure and dining array at One&Only One Za’abeel, Tapasake is an adults-only pool experience offering show-stopping city vistas, a vibrant menu of Nikkei flavours, and – the jewel in its crown – the UAE’s longest infinity pool. Set across the top of The Link, a cantilever of exciting culinary and nightlife experiences, Tapasake is Dubai’s most luxurious new pool day, with a whole host of options for tan-topping, from pool-facing loungers to air-conditioned private cabanas and even sunken seating set within the pool. Pool days at Tapasake will set you back Dhs250 per person during weekdays and Dhs300 on weekends, while the infinity beds can be reserved at Dhs900 for up to 2 guests, and include a bottle of Rose.

Tapasake, One&Only One Za’abeel, pool 10am to 9pm, restaurant 12pm to 4pm and 6pm to 11pm, Dhs250 per per person on weekdays and Dhs300 on weekends, adults-only, Tel: (0)4 666 1617, @tapasakedubai

Tuesday, May 28

Devour your favourite burger on International Burger Day

May 28 is International Burger Day, so make sure you wear your stretchy pants before you leave for work or your other chores. You probably know by now, but we at What’s On love burgers, but we each have varying palettes, as do you. So instead of us telling you one specific burger spot to go and chow down, get out your phone and order from your favourite restaurant and show them some love. Should you need any suggestions, you can always visit this link here where we’ve tasted and rated some of our faves.

If you are vegan, take note, homegrown burger brand Pickl is teaming up with Impossible™ Burgers and giving free burgers to the first 100 customers at its JBR branch. The meat is purely made from plants but still as juicy as ever. It will be topped with cheese, dill pickles, white onion, mustard, and ketchup nestled between two soft potato buns. No purchase necessary, and it’s limited to one per customer.

Book yourself in for a breath work meditation session

 meditate at TODA

Need a breather? Theatre of Digital Art is hosting a meditation session lead by certified meditation facilitator, Elisabeth Bohler. You will be guided through some mindful inner reflection with lights, sounds and a special breathing techniques. During the session, you will explore an intense circular breathing technique which is said to have the power to reconnect you with your inner self and release stress for both body and mind. If you are signing up, do note you need to refrain from any heavy food at least two hours before the session begins. Bring your mat along with you, and a plaid or hoodie, and wear socks as your body temperature may drop during the experience. The one hour session will cost you Dhs200. Book here.

Theatre of Digital Art, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, May 28, from 8pm, Dhs200 per adult, toda.ae

Wednesday, May 29

Tuck into an express lunch at SLS

SLS Bar things to do in Dubai

Take that lunch break away from your desk and head to S Bar at SLS. The sky-high bar has a new menu and you can enjoy a four-course lunch for just Dhs99. You’ll find the chef’s selection of hearty bowls, salads, sushi, and mochi. It’s available daily from 12pm to 3pm.

SLS, S Bar, Business Bay, Dubai, available daily, Dhs99 express lunch, Tel: (0)4 607 0757, @sbardubai

Take a fun workshop with friends at Vertical Design

Ever wondered what it took to make a neon sign? Well, now you and your friends can learn just how it’s done. The Vertical Designs Neon Discovery workshop is the perfect spot to learn all about the magical and scientific world of neon. The course is an hour and a half long and takes you through how neon works, what it takes to make a neon sign and then you have your go at glass blowing, which is the main focus of neon because it creates the sign/art piece.

Vertical Design, inside Urban Nest, Al Quoz, Dhs950 per person, sessions available morning, afternoon and evening, three people per class. verticaldesigndxb.com

Thursday, May 30

Roll into Happiness at Demon Duck’s dim sum night

Demon Duck dim sum things to do in Dubai

Come Thursday, roll on over to Demon Duck at Banyan Tree Dubai for a dim sum menu. Yyou’ll find celebrity chef Alvin Leung’s delicious dim sum creations such as the chicken and black truffle fun gao, wagyu short rib gyoza, shrimp har gow, and more. Pair your bites with drinks for a starting price of Dhs288 per person. Book here.

Demon Duck, Banyan Tree Dubai, Bluewaters Dubai, Dubai, every Thurs 7pm to 10pm, Dhs288 soft, Dhs428 house and Dhs688 champagne, Tel: (0)4 556 6466, @demonduckdubai

Celebrate Thursday at Ruya with Nazar Night

Nazar things to do in Dubai

Authentic Turkish culture springs to life every Thursday evening at Ruya where you can enjoy specially crafted Nazar cocktails for Dhs50 each from 8pm. For every set of three cocktails, you’ll be able to tuck into bites from the night menu. There’s isli patlican, borek, two cheese pide and more. The night is all bought together nicely with music from the DJ spinning electric tunes.
Rüya Dubai, The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm, Dubai, every Thurs from 8pm, Tel: (0)4 218 0065, @ruyadubai

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