Cast your mind back to June 2011 and you might remember our very first voucher issue (the June 2-8 issue, to be exact), which was packed with 200 fantastic 2-for-1 vouchers for you to tear out and use. The issue proved a huge hit with you, which is what inspired us to compile a second voucher issue to celebrate Time Out Dubai’s 10th anniversary.
Because it’s such a special occasion, we’ve crammed in no less than 300 amazing 2-for-1 deals this time, from gourmet meals and gym memberships to relaxing spa treatments. But before you grab a fistful of vouchers and run out into the night, laughing like a lunatic, be sure to check the terms and conditions printed on each voucher. And just when you thought Time Out couldn’t be any kinder, we’ll be doing another bumper voucher issue in coming months, ensuring you can get the most out of the city all year round.
2-for-1 brunch at Glasshouse Brasserie: Foodies have long visited Hilton Dubai Deira Creek to dine at Gordon Ramsay’s flagship restaurant, Verre. But thanks to executive chef Scott Price’s diligent work, sister restaurant Glasshouse also offers plenty of fine, affordable fare. The ever-changing menu features plenty of locally grown ingredients, and the new à la carte brunch is one of the cheapest in town, at Dhs250 (including beverages) – even more so with this voucher. Fri 12.30pm-3.30pm. Hilton Dubai Deira Creek, Deira (04 227 1111).
2-for-1 room at the Tilal Liwa Hotel Desert Resort: This scenic hotel is located in the barren yet beautiful Rub al Khali Desert. The views of the endless dunes can be enjoyed from the cool confines of the resort’s infinity pool. When you’re done sunning and swimming, there’s an understated bar and restaurant, as well as leisure facilities and comfortable rooms – a perfect way to escape the city for a weekend. Our voucher entitles you to the second night free when you book an overnight weekend stay in a standard room. Winter rates from Dhs811 per room per night. Million Street, Madinat Zayed, www.danathotels.com (02 894 6111).
2-for-1 main course at The Wharf: Traditional Brit pub The Wharf comes into its own now that the weather has begun to cool: the scenic Mina A’ Salam venue boasts a beautiful outdoor deck, with views of the Madinat’s waterways. The food, meanwhile, is best described as ‘British gastropub’ – think high-end, hearty dishes that are all the more tasty when you’re tucking into a complimentary main course courtesy of Time Out’s voucher. Main courses from Dhs70-180. Mina A’ Salaam, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6730).
2-for-1 main course at Bab Al Shams: Treat that special someone to a main course of fine Indian fare at the excellent Masala restaurant in secluded desert retreat Bab Al Shams. If curries aren’t your thing, try the delectable Italian offerings at Al Forsan. Main courses from Dhs60-Dhs103. Bab Al Shams Desert Resort & Spa, Dubailand (04 809 6100).
2-for-1 main course at Frankie’s:This Dubai stalwart is still serving top-notch Italian fare at reasonable prices, which are made all the more reasonable with a 2-for-1 main course voucher. Try the pizza, the selection of hearty pasta dishes (including the intriguing yet delicious fusilli with curry) or a succulent meat dish. Frankie’s is perfectly positioned for Marina-dwellers as a place to start an evening on the town, or a place to unwind after a tough day at work. Main courses from Dhs69-Dhs295. Oasis Beach Tower, JBR (04 399 4311).
2-for-1 dinner at Nezesaussi: The fact that this bar’s name is an amalgamation of New Zealand, South Africa and Australia hints at the theme of the menu – pies, no-nonsense steak sandwiches and chunky burgers. The quality of the food has proved worthy of a Time Out Restaurant Award, and more than warrants a visit. Main courses from Dhs69-Dhs280. Al Manzil Hotel, Downtown Dubai (04 428 5888).
2-for-1 treatments at Rebecca Treston Aesthetics: Rebecca Treston is a well-known Dubai-based skin specialist and a qualified beauty therapist. Her treatments, including ultrasound cavitation (zapping fat with ultrasound), fractional laser resurfacing (zapping bad skin with lasers) and laser hair removal are now all the more accessible thanks to the three 2-for-1 vouchers inside. Laser hair removal from Dhs150-600 (face), Dhs500-2,000 (back). EuroMed Clinic, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 394 5422).
2-for-1 courses with Al Boom Diving: Al Boom has established itself as the go-to place for anyone interested in learning scuba diving, or indeed furthering their PADI qualifications. Located on Al Wasl Road, the facility is equipped with a teaching pool for first-timers, and is also the hub for plentiful dive trips to Oman and other parts of the region. Al Boom is offering several 2-for-1 deals, from a ‘try dive’ (perfect for novices) to a refresher dive (for those who have their PADI open-water qualification but haven’t pulled on a wetsuit for some time). There are also great 2-for-1 deals for more advanced divers, including the PADI Fish ID speciality dive course in Fujairah, and the Nitrox e-Learning class. Try dive Dhs150; refresher course Dhs300; PADI Fish ID course Dhs600; Nitrox e-Learning Dhs200. Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah (04 342 2993).
2-for-1 treatments at Raffles Spa: Raffles Spa is the epitome of luxury. Take your BFF along for a 2-for-1 cut and blow-dry or a 60-minute stress relief or aromatherapy massage… or both. 60-minute massage from Dhs450. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 314 9888).
2-for-1 treatments at Zen Asia Spa: Just in case you needed an (extra) excuse to pop to Zen for a spa treatment, here it is: Time Out and Zen have teamed up to offer 2-for-1 vouchers for a mani-pedi and a Thai massage. Mani-pedi Dhs105, full Thai massage Dhs200. Jumeirah Business Centre 5, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (04 457 2374).