8 awesome things to do in Dubai this week

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Inspiring talks, unlimited sushi and see a brilliant blockbuster for less…

Another week is upon us and with Ramadan in full flow, it’s a great time to take a step back and recharge, trying a new activity, yoga class or get inspired. Thankfully, Dubai has got you covered with some brilliant activities to tick these all off your must-do list this week.

Here are 8 awesome things to try this week…

Sunday May 12

1. Get your sushi fix

Calling all sushi lovers: Every Sunday, Trader Vic’s at JBR serve up 8 pieces of sushi and a drink for Dhs99. Or satisfy your sushi cravings with an unlimited serving and pay Dhs199.

Trader Vic’s, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, JBR, Dubai, Every Sunday, Dhs99 or Dhs199. Tel: (04) 318 2530. tradervicsjbr.com

2. Golf & dine at Spike Bar

With the weather heating up, night time golf is set to be a golfers new best friend. The Faldo Course at Emirates Golf Club has recently got brand-new LED lights and if you head down during the week to play the course, you’ll get a voucher for Dhs65 to spend at Spike Bar.

Spike Bar, Emirates Golf Club, Dubai, Sunday to Thursday, from 7pm. Tel: (04) 4179 842. dubaigolf.com/spike

Monday May 13

3. Break your fast, brasserie style

Recently opened and with beautiful beach views, brasserie-style restaurant The Bay at Mandarin Oriental Jumiera will be celebrating Ramadan each evening with a special iftar from 7pm to 9pm followed by suhour from 9pm to 2am. Diners can experience an international and Arabic buffet and live cooking stations every evening until June 4.

The Bay, Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai, near Mercato Mall, Jumeirah, 7pm to 9pm, daily until June 4, Dhs265. Tel: (04) 7772 222. mandarinoriental.com

4. Try a new yoga class

With working hours a little shorter during Ramadan, you can take advantage of some earlier classes like the Hatha Flow class at the Media City branch of Zen Yoga from 5pm to 6.30pm. Sign up online to book.

Zen Yoga LLC, BBC Building, Media City, 5pm to 6.30pm, Mon to Weds, Dhs100. Tel: (04) 3670 435. yoga.ae

Tuesday May 14

5. See a blockbuster for less

Avengers super fans, get excited, as all Reel Cinemas across Dubai are slashing ticket prices by 25 percent when you head to Avengers: Endgame for the second time. All you have to do to get the discount is show your previous Avengers: The Endgame movie ticket. The offer is valid until May 31 and will be on at Dolby, Dolby Plus, Standard Plus, Dine-in Cinema or Reel Premier.

All Reel Cinemas, The Dubai Mall, Dubai Marina Mall, Jebel Ali Recreation Club and The Pointe, Dubai, until May 31. reelcinemas.ae

6. Sample a healthy new Mexican summer menu

Mexican restaurant, Zoco have just launched their brand new Summer menu, featuring old favourites such as tacos and tostadas with more creative dishes such as duck carnitas, rancheritos and chilaquiles. They’ve also introduced a special healthy menu too for those who want the taste without as many calories.

Zoco, The Atrium, Al Habtoor City, Dubai, Sunday 5pm to 1am, Fri & Sat 12.30pm to 1am. Tel: (04) 4370 044. zocodubai.com

Wednesday May 15

7. Enjoy iftar and an inspirational talk

Popular healthy eating and creative hub Flow is celebrating Ramadan with an number of special talks throughout the holy month to be enjoyed alongside a healthy Arabic iftar from 9pm. Khaled Mezaina – artist, illustrator and designer – will be speaking on Wednesday May 15, showcasing his illustrations and discussing his journey and motivation. Entry to the flow talk is free, and iftar is Dhs98.

Flow, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Boulevard, Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai, 9pm, Wednesday May 15, free to attend talk, Dhs98 for iftar. facebook.com/flowdubai

8. Enjoy delicious pizza

Head down to JBR Italian restaurant Luigia every Wednesday and enjoy ‘Pop and Pizza’. For Dhs150 select a made-to-order pizza and Italian drink.

Luigia, Rixos Premium, JBR, Dubai, Wednesdays, Dhs150. Tel: (04) 3496 950. luigia.ae

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