Check out a brand new ladies’ night, pamper yourself at the spa or see a Disney film on the big screen…
The weather might be hot but Dubai is a city that never stops and there’s plenty of new things to try out this week, whether you’re having a chilled out roast or date night, or hunting out the latest ladies’ night.
Here are 8 things to do in Dubai this week…
Sunday August 18
1. Tuck into a Sunday roast with the soulful tunes of Adam Baluch
Marina Gastroclub, The Hideout are launching a Sunday roast on Sunday August 18. While you tuck in, you can listen to the soulful sounds of Adam Baluch performing from 9pm each Sunday (you might have caught his soulful tunes at Jazz @ Pizza Express). The roast is available from 3pm and priced at Dhs99, plus it’s happy hour until 8pm.
The Hideout, Marina Byblos Hotel, Dubai Marina, roast dinner from 3pm, Sundays, Dhs99 or add two house drinks for Dhs120. Tel: (058) 534 6000. thehideoutdubai.com
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2. Enjoy a date night by the beach
At the beautifully whitewashed Greek restaurant Ammos, you can tuck into a set menu of traditional Greek dishes alongside a bottle of house wine for Dhs495 for two every Sunday. It’s the perfect excuse for a date night.
Ammos, Rixos Premium, JBR, Dubai, daily 12pm to 5.30pm and 7pm to 12am, couples offer available Sundays only. Tel: (052) 777 9473. ammosgreek.com
Monday August 19
3. Sip on some rum-based beverages
If you’re a fan of a rum-based cocktails then this night at Coya is a date you need in your diary. In celebration of Día Nacional del Ron (or National Rum Day) on Monday August 19, there’ll be live Latin music, dancing and three rum cocktails for Dhs150 at the uber-cool Jumeirah bar.
COYA Dubai, Four Seasons Resort, Jumeirah Beach Road, Monday August 19. Tel: (04) 316 9600. coyarestaurant.com
4. Dine Italian style at Trattoria Toscana
Got that itch that only a hearty bowl of carby goodness will fix? Valid only ’til August 31, they’re offering one pasta dish and a glass of house wine for Dhs75, two pasta dishes and 500ml of wine for Dhs125 or two pasta dishes and a litre of wine for Dhs193. You can even add an extra pasta dish for Dhs45 when getting the package with two dishes.
Trattoria Toscana, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, 12pm to 11.45pm, daily, valid until August 31. Tel: (800) 666353. trattoria-toscana-italianrestaurant.business.site
Tuesday August 20
5. Party sky high at a brand new ladies’ night
Fancy taking your ladies’ night to the next level? Well now you can – with Secret Parties brand new ladies’ night at Atmosphere, 122 floors up in the Burj Khalifa. Girls can get three hours’ of unlimited drinks from 9pm to 12am from Dhs200, and then carry on the party at ground floor club Armani Prive, where you’ll get four hours’ more unlimited drinks for free.
Secret Ladies Night, Atmosphere Lounge, 122nd floor, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai, Tuesdays from 9pm, from Dhs200 for ladies and Dhs500 for gents. Tel: (04) 888 3828. secret-parties.com
6. Rewatch a Disney movie on the big screen
As their Disney movie marathon continues, Pirates of the Caribbean fans will be able to catch the first film on the big screen at Dubai Opera at 8pm on Tuesday August 20. If you’re not familiar with the franchise, Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl sees Captain Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) team up with Will Turner (Orlando Bloom) to return Elizabeth Swan (Kiera Knightley) and her invaluable necklace from the pirates who’ve kidnapped her.
Disney movie marathon at Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, 9.30am, 1pm, 4.30pm and 8pm, August 15 to 30, from Dhs60 adults, Dhs40 children. dubaiopera.com.
Wednesday August 21
7. Unleash your inner songstress at an open mic night
Stretch out those vocal chords, Lock, Stock & Barrel in Barsha Heights are bringing back their open mic night on Wednesday August 21. To enter you need to email firstname.lastname@example.org. Whether you’re singing or spectating, it’s sure to be a fun night.
Lock, Stock & Barrel, Grand Millenium, Barsha Heights, 9pm ’til late, Wednesday August 21, free to enter. Tel: (04) 514 9195. lsbdubai.com/barshaheights
8. Pamper yourself at a spa ladies’ night
Need a little midweek R&R without breaking the bank? Check out the idyllic spa at Anantara on a Wednesday for their amazing ladies’ night deal. You can get a traditional Turkish hammam treatment, back, neck and shoulder massage, refreshments and access to the super luxurious wet facilities for Dhs399 or Dhs499 including a facial.
Anantara Spa, Anantara The Palm, Dubai, ladies’ night 5pm to 10pm, every Wednesday. Tel: (04) 567 8140. anantara.com