8 wonderful things to do in Dubai this week: July 8 to 11

Have a great week…

Looking for some cool things to do in Dubai this week? There’s plenty to do from checking out a ladies’ night to catching the last few matches of the Euro, a new movie experience and more…

Here are 8 fun things to do in Dubai this week

Monday, July 8

Mums, book a special movie experience with the little one at Roxy Cinemas

Roxy Cinemas - things to do in Dubai

Over Dubai Summer Surprises, a special cinema experience will take place every Monday until August 26, 2024. At Modesh and Dana’s Mama’s Movie Club, mums can enjoy a screening in a relaxing, baby-friendly environment designed especially for little ones complete with dimmed lights and reduced volume levels. Mums can get a skin consultation and sample products while the Modesh mascot entertains the little ones. There’s even a nutritious breakfast and a goodie bag from Filorga for you. This experience is all yours for Dhs119. Read more here.

Roxy Cinemas, Dubai Hills Mall, Al Khail Road, Dubai, every Mon, Dhs119, Tel: (800) 76990, theroxycinemas.com

Meet up with the gals at Miss Lily’s for ladies’ night


Head down to Miss Lily’s to start your week right. Ladies’ night includes three beverages and five Caribbean bites for just Dhs150. Dive into jerk chicken and pineapple skewers, sliders and more from 7pm to 11pm. Jamaican beats served by DJ Crown Prince will get you through your manic Monday.

Miss Lily’s, Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, Mon 7pm to 11pm, Dhs150 for three drinks and five bites. Tel: (0)50 781 9044, @misslilysdxb

Tuesday, July 9

Catch the semi-finals of the UEFA Euro 2024

Bai Bar

If you haven’t been keeping up with football, Spain takes on France in the first semi-final match on July 9 for a spot in the finals. On Wednesday, July 10, it’s Netherlands versus England – a match you don’t want to miss. There are plenty of fanzones and sports bars around Dubai to catch the matches, but make those reservations or arrive early, as we are sure it will be packed.

Tuck into pasta at Cafe Society Restaurant

Cafe Society

Looking for a foodie deal to save those dirhams? Head to Cafe Society Restaurant at Tamani Hotel in Dubai Marina and enjoy a 50 per cent discount on pasta and lasagna dishes. The deal is available from 12pm to 8pm every Tuesday.

Cafe Society Restaurant, Tamani Hotel, Dubai Marina, Dubai, every Tues 12pm to 8pm, Tel: (0)4 318 3755, @cafesocietydxb

Wednesday, July 10

Say cheers at Nazcaa Dubai at sunset


Embrace golden hour on the 12th floor at Address Dubai Mall at Nazcaa. There are exquisite cocktails, wines, spirits and bites showcasing flavours of Peru and Japan. There’s tuna tartare, lobster lobster tempura, and crafted signature sushi rolls. The special sunset menu runs from 4pm to 7pm.

Nazcaa, Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, daily 4pm to 7pm, Tel: (0)4 542 4200, @nazcaadubai

Keep the little ones entertained at summer camp

Dubai’s only indoor rainforest, The Green Planet, brings back its unique summer camp from July 10 until August 24, inviting children to learn about natural ecosystems and conservation in a hands-on environment. Inside Green Planet there are over 3,000 plants and animals to learn about, habitats to explore, and interactive games to play. It runs from 9am to 2pm Monday to Thursday from July 10, and is suitable for children aged five to 12. It’s Dhs200 per day or Dhs640 per week, with a Dhs40 supplement for a packed lunch from The Green Planet Cafe.

The Green Planet, City Walk, Dubai, 9am to 2pm, Mon to Thurs, July 10 to August 24, from Dhs200. thegreenplanetdubai.com

Thursday, July 11

Dine at Ninive’s cosy indoor tent

Ninive tent

Ninive’s enchanted tent is a great place to dine indoors away from the humidity. The Arabian-inspired tent reflects the design of an urban majlis and guests will feel as though they are dining in a Bedouin tent complete with fine wooden interiors and handcrafted fabrics. Tuck into authentic tastes of the Middle East, sip on cocktails; mocktails and tea, and even enjoy shisha as you soak in the relaxing yet vibrant ambience.

Ninive, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, Sun to Thurs 6pm to 2am and Fri and Sat 6pm to 3am, Tel: (0)4 326 6105. ninive.ae

Unleash your anger in The Smash Mobile

The Smash Mobile

Heard of The Smash Room? Meet The Smash Mobile. It offers the same thrill you would experience at the venue in Al Quoz but this time, the adrenaline-packed experience is available in a truck allowing you to enjoy a stress relief session wherever and whenever you want. Order it to the office, your home, a friend’s home, or even an event… wherever you want. The mobile smash room can accommodate four to 10 people at a time, so it’s a fun group activity, too. Read more here and book here.