8 awesome things to do in Dubai this week

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From a 7-day boxing challenge to a brand new gents night or free loaded nachos…

November is here and with it comes a whole host of new things to do in Dubai. Whether you’re looking to kickstart your fitness routine, plan a boys night or go to an ultra-chic terrace party, we’ve got you covered.

Hit up these 8 awesome things to do in Dubai this week… 

Sunday November 3

1. Kickstart your week with a boxing challenge

Lacking a little fitness motivation? Why not set yourself a challenge and sign up to UNDERDOG BOXN’s 7 day fight week? It’s a steal at Dhs399 for the week and you’ll work up a serious sweat. Expect to jab, cross, duck, dive and hook your way through a tough 50 minute workout in a dimly-lit, nightclub-vibe room. Better yet, all the participants who succeed in the 7-day workout will be entered into a draw for the chance to win a room at the sold-out What’s On Lock In. It starts today, Sunday November 3 and runs until November 9, so get yourself signed up.

 

UNDERDOG BOXN, Block A, Ground Floor, Dubai Media City, Dhs399. Tel: (04) 250 1000. underdogboxn.com

2. See an alfresco film

Zero Gravity’s cinema on the sand runs every other Sunday on the beach of the Dubai Marina beach club. They’ll show a different blockbuster each time, with the movie starting at 8pm. Admission is priced at Dhs50, though it’s fully redeemable on food and drink, with a range of cinema snacks, as well as service from a fully licensed bar on offer. This week, it’s Pirates of the Caribbean.

Zero Gravity, Sky Dive Dubai, Dubai Marina, 8pm onwards, Sundays, Dhs50. Tel: (04) 399 0009. Facebook.com/Zero.Gravity.Dubai

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Monday November 4

3. Get a speedy mani-pedi and eyelash extensions

Do you always feel like you’re rushing from one thing to the next with no time for that manicure? Tips & Toes have you covered with their excellent on-the-go ‘Yallah’ package, with a gel manicure, express pedicure and express eyelash extensions for Dhs420 – so you can feel pampered and preened in next to no time. Now there’s no excuse for that little extra glam.

Tips & Toes, various locations, Dhs240. Tel: (04) 399 0550. tipsandtoes.com

4. Unleash your competitive side at a board game cafe

Get your friends together for some healthy competition and a bit of a nostalgia trip at board game cafe, The Six. Play as many board games as you want for Dhs35 and if all that competition works up a hunger, there are lots of sharing options available like salads, chicken wings and beef sliders.

The Six, Burj Vista, Dubai, Sat to Wed, 9am to 12am, Thurs & Fri, 9am to 2am. Tel: (04) 334 2666. thesixcafe.com

Tuesday November 5

3. Try going vegan with a wallet-friendly 3-course dinner

November marks World Vegan Month, so if you’ve been thinking about switching up your eating habits and going more plant-based, now’s a great time to try it. More of Dubai’s restaurants are catering to vegans than ever and there’s some seriously nutritious and delicious dishes out there to try. Asian street food eatery Asian5 have devised a special menu of starters, mains and desserts for Dhs75. For starters choose from things like beetroot or veggie shumai, for mains you could try veggie glass noodles or a sweet potato curry, and desserts include a fried banana wonton with homemade coconut ice cream .

Asian 5, Marooj Complex, Downtown Dubai, 11.30am to 11pm, daily. Tel: (04) 325 9955. asian5restaurant.com

4. Get 30 percent off your bill at this chic restaurant

If you haven’t yet visited the oh-so-pretty marina restaurant, Rüya Dubai, there’s no better time than Tuesday, November 5 as you’ll get 30 percent off your final bill when you dine that day. They’re celebrating their third birthday with an Anatolian Red Party, complete with a DJ and live violinist out on the gorgeous 360 degree terrace. The catch? You’ll need to dress in red to avail the 30 percent discount.

Rüya Dubai, Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina, Sun to Wed 6pm to 1am, Thurs 6pm to 2am, Fri 12pm to 3.30pm, 7pm to 2am, Sat 12pm to 3.30pm, 6pm to 1am. Tel: (04) 399 9123. ruyadubai.com

Wednesday November 6

7. Get your hands on some free nachos

It’s National Nachos Day on Wednesday November 6 (who knew?) and in celebration, McGettigan’s JLT are offering free samples of their loaded Wagyu beef chilli nachos from 5pm to 7pm. Yes, that did say free samples. National Nachos day, you say? We reckon we can get on board.

McGettigan’s JLT, Next to Bonnington Tower, Cluster J, JLT, Dubai, 5pm to 7pm, Wednesday, November 6. Tel: (04) 356 0470. mcgettigans.com/jlt-dubai

8. Boys, check out a brand new gents night

Popular Spanish restaurant, El Sur, in The Westin have just launched their brand new gents night on a Wednesday. For Dhs195, you’ll get to feast on an array of traditional Spanish tapas and BBQ-style meat with four drinks, where you’ll decide between Spanish beer, red sangria or red wine.

El Sur, The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Wednesdays, 8pm to 12am, Dhs195. Tel: (04) 511 7434. marriott.com

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