Time Out's Shitika Anand gives you 67 things to do in Dubai this summer, including family activities, sport, group activities and eating out
EAT AND DRINK
1 Beef up with protein shakes
If you’re using summer as the time to build some muscle, you need to befriend the new protein shakes at Brothaus in Business Bay. The Muscle Belly smoothie is made of banana, oats, peanut butter, protein powder and almond milk, a combination that even Hugh Jackman would approve of. Dhs35. Open daily 7.30am-11pm. Ongoing. Brothaus, Steigenberger Hotel, Business Bay, www.steigenberger.com (04 369 0000).
2 Devour a full English breakfast
Enjoy Nezesaussi Grill’s lavish Fry-day spread. It’s a traditional English breakfast with all the trimmings, and it’s available every Friday (surprise). Think eggs sunny-side up, baked beans, beef sausages and bacon, hash browns and mushrooms. This deal is served until 4pm, with the full menu available from noon. Dhs45 (including coffee, tea and soft drinks), Dhs65 (including one house beverage), Dhs135 (including selected house beverages). Fri 10am-4pm. Ongoing. Nezesaussi Grill, Manzil Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).
3 Discover a brand-new menu Chef Reif Othman at Play Restaurant & Lounge is making these summer months a bit more bearable with a brand-new Arabesque menu. Some of the new dishes to look forward to include kibbeh with wagyu and truffle yoghurt, hummus crustacean and crispy pita, and warm quinoa with harissa. Prices vary. Open daily 7pm-1am. Until August 31. Play Restaurant & Lounge, The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 336 4444).
4 Drink al fresco
Check out the new air-conditioned terrace at Billionaire Mansion, which will be serving shisha and finger foods all summer long. Prices vary. Open daily 5pm-3am. Ongoing. Billionaire Mansion, Taj Dubai, Business Bay (04 510 3100).
5 Eat the French way
London-born French bakery Aubaine is opening its second branch at City Walk this summer. Known to whip up traditional Gallic recipes using organic, Fair Trade ingredients, Aubaine is sure to find a comfortable spot in its new urban home. Just follow the aroma of freshly baked sourdough. Ongoing. Aubaine, City Walk, Al Wasl Road (800 637 227).
6 Enjoy a Michelin-starred meal and a movie All cinemas are about 10°C chillier than any room in your house. Fact. So get yourself over to Vox Cinemas, Mall of the Emirates, because that’s the only place in Dubai where you can watch a summer flick and nibble on the fine cuisine of celebrity, Michelin-starred chef, Gary Rhodes. Oh, and the people at ThEATre by Rhodes will also give you a blanket, pillow and foot rest, too. Prices vary. Open daily show timings vary. Ongoing. ThEATre by Rhodes, Vox Cinemas, Mall of the Emirates, www.voxcinemas.com (600 599 905).
7 Experience a themed month
Head to the urban Cocktail Kitchen in August, where the bar will be mixing up unusual juniper-based beverages to accompany the delicious meals. From Dhs35. Open daily noon-1am. August only. Cocktail Kitchen, Cluster P, JLT, www.cocktail-kitchen.com (056 828 0727).
8 Experience the Best of Britain
The much-awaited The Atrium at Al Habtoor City is opening its first restaurant this summer, with the aim of becoming your new local. The Rose & Crown is the first venue to arrive, serving traditional British pub grub and hops, as well as grape. It will also have classic board games for punters to play, plus a darts and pool playing area, a drop down screen for when the footy is on. Ongoing. The Rose & Crown, Al Habtoor City, Sheikh Zayed Road (no number).
9 Go to Italy for the day
If a trip to Positano is not in your budget, catch a taxi to DIFC and enter the Italian trattoria, Mercato. This eatery speaks the most fluent Italian, be it in its rustic Florence-style interiors, the curated menu or its staff. Buon appetito! Prices vary. Open daily 9am-6pm. Ongoing. Mercato, Gate Village 1, DIFC (04 386 0066).
10 Indian-style ladies’ night Spice & Ice in JLT is now offering ladies’ night with extra flavour every Tuesday. Get the girls together at this lounge for free-flowing sparkling grape and an à la carte menu to match. Free. Tue 6pm-11pm. Ongoing. Spice & Ice, Cluster A, JLT (050 552 9686).
11 LOL at The Laughter Factory
The Laughter Factory is back and its stand-up comedians are set to make you giggle all the way through July. Michael Fabbri, Ola and Sean Collins are flying in from the UK and Canada to spread the joy. Dhs140 per person. July 13-22, times and venues vary. The Laughter Factory, www.thelaughterfactory.com (050 878 6728).
12 Munch gluten-free gourmet food The only kitchen in Dubai that is 100 percent gluten-free certified, the new Gourmet by Kcal will be serving some of the healthiest, freshest and most delicious breakfasts in town. Coeliacs, rejoice. Prices vary. Open daily 7.30am-11am. Ongoing. Gourmet by Kcal, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh Road, www.gourmetbykcal.com (04 511 7139).
13 Nibble yourself skinny
The newly refurbished, air-conditioned and incredibly calming outdoor patio at Comptoir 102 is where you want to eat this summer. Its seasonal menu will assist, as will its matcha green tea smoothies and charcoal lemonade. From Dhs35. Open daily 7.30am-9pm. Ongoing. Comptoir 102, Jumeirah Beach Road, www.comptoir102.com (04 385 4555).
14 Partake in an evening brunch Don’t follow the crowd and brunch like everyone else during the day. Instead, head to Intersect by Lexus in DIFC on a Wednesday for its evening brunch. This mid-week food party would technically serve the purpose of dinner, but after eating wagyu steak with roasted cauliflower and Mediterranean sea bream served with red pepper coulis, at least you can walk out and say, you just did brunch. Dhs175 (soft drinks), Dhs250 (house beverages). Wed 6pm-10pm. Ongoing. Intersect by Lexus, Gate Village 7, DIFC (04 355 9524).
15 Play a game of Pac-Man The unique Stereo Arcade in JBR is an arcade, club and bar, and is sure to keep you entertained for the next few months. Head here to play some nostalgic rounds of retro arcade games. We challenge you… Free. Open daily 6pm-3am. Ongoing. Stereo Arcade, Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Dubai – Jumeirah Beach, The Walk, JBR (04 558 6062).
16 Savour the flavours of Beirut
Hailing from the streets of the Lebanese capital, the team behind Al Falamanki have opened the doors to their first outpost in Dubai, serving traditional dishes in its characteristically quirky ambience. Dig into chicken hash, sumac potatoes and fried kibbeh at this charming eatery. Prices vary. Open daily 9am-3am. Ongoing. Jumeirah Beach Road, www.alfalamanki.com (800 325 262 654).
17 Spend happy hour at an open-mic night Enjoy the laid-back Saturday vibe of Tr!beca Kitchen + Bar, where happy hour runs from 5pm until 8pm and eight budding singers and musicians take the stage to belt out classic tunes from the ’90s and noughties. If you ask nicely, you can claim your five minutes to fame on stage, too. Free. Sat 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Tr!beca Kitchen + Bar, JA Ocean View Hotel, The Walk, JBR (050 345 6067).
18 Take a gastronomic trip around the world
No passport or visa needed for this, as DIFC’s newest food gem, Bazxar, promises to take you on an adventure with its new summer menu offerings. Come here either for steamed bao buns or burgers à la New York City’s Meatpacking District. Prices vary. Open Sun-Thu 8am-11pm, Fri-Sat 8am-11.30pm. Ongoing. Bazxar, DIFC, www.bazxar.com (04 355 1111).
19 Test your knowledge at a trivia night You know where Niagara Falls and Nairobi are. So round up a team of your brainiest mates and head to the Crown & Lion’s quiz night on a Monday. There are rounds in five categories including entertainment, general knowledge and music, with food and beverage vouchers to be won. Free. Mon from 7pm. Ongoing. Crown & Lion, Byblos Hotel, Barsha Heights (04 448 8000).
20 Try a new brunch Book yourself in for our Restaurant of the Year’s brunch offering this summer. If you haven’t jumped on the Peruvian food bandwagon yet, this is one of the most comprehensive, affordable ways find out what all the fuss is about. And we think you might like it. Dhs328 (soft drinks), Dhs448 (house beverages), Dhs598 (bubbly). Fri 12.30pm-4pm. Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 316 9600).
21 Watch the resident band at Lock, Stock & Barrel One of the most talked-about bars in town should be experienced not just for its cool atmosphere, hearty grub and retro soundtrack. It’s also home to top-notch resident band 13 Daze, who rock out on Monday and Wednesday nights. If you haven’t heard them yet, you need to do something about it. Free. Mon and Wed from 8pm. Ongoing. Grand Millennium Hotel, Barsha Heights (04 514 9195).
22Win a year’s supply of pizza PizzaExpress is ready to send your carb cravings to the next level with its Golden Ticket summer promotion. Order a pizza for delivery and you’ll get a range of freebies, from soft drinks to Dhs10,000. Or if you get really lucky, you could get the Golden Ticket, giving you a year’s supply of free pizza. Prices vary. Open daily noon-midnight. Offer valid on deliveries only. Until June 30. www.pizzaexpressuae.com (04 394 5616).
FAMILY FUN 23 Climb up a fake rock
Work on strength training at Adventure HQ’s nine-metre indoor climbing pinnacle. Scramble your way up to the top via the beginners or advanced route. This is a great spot for newbies, as you will be accompanied by other first-time climbers (or beaten to the top by Spiderkid). From Dhs60 (30 minutes). Sat-Wed 10am-9pm; Thu-Fri 10am-11pm. Ongoing. Adventure HQ, Times Square Center, Sheikh Zayed Road www.adventurehq.ae (04 346 6909).
24 Get a team together and go paintballing indoors Admittedly this is not in Dubai, but being a 20-minute drive from Downtown, it still counts. Sharjah Paintball Park is the ultimate spot to unleash your competitive side. This indoor play area also has a barbecue area, too, just in case you want to pause the game for a nibble. From Dhs90 (two games including 100 paintballs, gun, mask and suit). Open daily 10am-11pm. Ongoing. Sharjah Paintball Park, Near Tasjeel Auto Village, Sharjah, www.golfandshootingshj.com (050 203 2288).
25 Grocery shop at Ripe Market
Popular provider of seasonal, local, organic and farm-fresh produce has now moved indoors. The Ripe Summer Market is where you want to buy your baby spinach and kale from… trust us. Free. Sat 9am-3pm. Until October 29. Ripe Summer Market, Times Square Center, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.ripeme.com (04 380 7602).
26 Head to Hub Zero What better way to escape the heat than at an 18,000-square-metre indoor entertainment park with an avalanche of gaming machines, virtual reality experiences and state-of-the-art stimulators? Hub Zero is the cool new space you want to be seen at. From Dhs160. Open Sun-Wed 10am-10pm, Thu-Sat 10am-midnight. Ongoing. Hub Zero, City Walk, Al Wasl Road (800 637 227).
27 Play archery tag Make like Katniss Everdeen and shoot some arrows at your foes (and family and friends) at this brand-new trampoline park in Al Quoz. All in the name of fun, the centre also has a massive foam pit that you can fling yourself into, trampoline basketball and football if you fancy an unusual game, and 200 interconnected trampolines to jump on if all you want to do is unleash your inner ten-year-old and giggle. From Dhs70 per hour. Daily times vary. Bookings from Fri July 15. Al Quoz 3, www.flipout.ae (600 567 568).
28 Play mini-golf in the dark Because playing golf under normal circumstances is so easy, Tee & Putt is challenging you to a game of glow-in-the-dark, miniature, indoor version of the game. The space is themed around the galaxy, so expect aiming for one of the 18-holes in the presence of aliens, planetary objects and astronauts. Dhs75 (adults), Dhs45 (kids under 112cm). Daily 10am-midnight. Ongoing. Tee & Putt, Wafi, Oud Metha, www.teeandputt.com (04 357 3290).
29 See Marlon Wayans Live The star of Little Man and the Scary Movie franchise is trading an LA summer for a Middle Eastern one and putting on a one-off stand-up show in Abu Dhabi on Friday August 19. Drive to our neighbouring emirate for the evening and let Wayans entertain you. From Dhs145. Fri August 19, 8pm-10pm. Emirates Palace, Abu Dhabi, www.platinumlist.net.
30 Take an abra across the Creek
A trip that every Dubai dweller and visitor must experience at least once, summer is a great time to hop onto an abra to cross the Creek. It might be hot, but with the city quietening down over the summer months, there are fewer people, meaning less time to wait to get into one of these traditional boats. Dhs1. Daily 24 hours. Ongoing. Deira and Bur Dubai (no number).
31 Treat the kids
As part of Dubai Summer Surprises, Emaar Entertainment is offering passes to families of four to enjoy activities across The Dubai Mall. For just Dhs750, you’ll get tickets to Reel Cinemas, Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, access to Dubai Ice Rink, entrance to KidZania as well as Dhs100 to spend at Sega Republic. Dhs750 per family of four. Open daily 10am-midnight. Until August 20. The Dubai Mall (800 3822 46255).
32 Try to escape at Escape Quest Get up to 50 percent off at Escape Quest every Monday. Mention the “Mad Monday” promotion when you book. Get locked in a room then try to get out again. Such is the nature of this fun indoor activity, but remember you only get an hour to free yourself. From Dhs60 per person (based on five people playing, including 50 percent off). Mon 10am-11pm. Until July 31. 20th floor, HDS Business Centre, Cluster M, JLT, www.escapequest.ae (055 284 5382).
33 Watch Helen Mirren in The Audience The Courtyard Playhouse is bringing the best of British theatre to our Dubai doorstep on Friday July 29 with a livestream of The Audience starring Helen Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II. This is a free event, with an encouraged donation at the end of the show. Free. Fri July 28, 8pm. The Courtyard Playhouse, Al Quoz (050 986 1761).
SPORT 34 Freedive in the UAE
Calling the bravest scuba enthusiasts… Take your diving to a whole new level by enrolling onto the AIDA Level One Freediving beginner’s course with Freediving UAE. Keep cool and learn a brand-new skill that will allow you to experience the open water like never before, all by just holding your breath. Gulp. Dhs399. July 10-11, from 6pm. Hamdan Sports Complex, Emirates Road, www.facebook.com/freedivinguae.
35 Go ten-pin bowling
If you’re serious about your strikes, the fort-like Dubai Bowling Centre needs to be on your hit list. Looking like a huge faux castle and housing 24 professional-series lanes, it’s a good intro for beginners and will impress regulars. Sun-Wed: Dhs15 per person, per game, Dhs85 per hour, per lane; Thu-Sat: Dhs20 per person, per game, Dhs100 per hour per lane. Open daily, 10am-12.30am. Ongoing. Dubai Bowling Centre, Al Quoz, www.bowlingdubai.com (04 339 1010).
36 Jump your way to fitness
For a rigorous workout using minimal effort and providing maximum levels of laughter while burning plenty of calories, head to Bounce in Al Quoz and sign up for Bounce Fit. These classes at Dubai’s first trampoline park are a structured, supercharged, 60-minute rush, which incorporate all the fun elements of free-jumping to help you shed the pounds. What are you waiting for? Dhs80. Sat-Thu times vary. Ongoing. Al Quoz 1, www.bounce.ae (04 321 1400).
37 Learn to play badminton In addition to the eight free-to-play badminton courts at Dubai Sports World, there will be level one and two courses held on Sunday August 7 to Thursday 11. If you’re a more advanced player, keep an eye out for the One Badminton Challenge and Friday Smasher Tournaments taking place throughout July. Free to play. Sun-Thu 6pm-11pm; Fri-Sat 8am-midnight. Dubai Sports World, Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.dubaisportsworld.ae (04 306 4000).
38 Play late-night football Head down to FC Dubai after work for a game of footy on one of the city’s best indoor pitches. There are three air-conditioned fields, which all stay open until 2am throughout the summer. Remember to pack your studs. From Dhs300. Open daily 6am-2am. Until September 30. FC Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.thefcdubai.com (04 348 3869).
39 Train to be a pro-wrestler Whether you fancy yourself the next Big Show (or Channing Tatum in Foxcatcher), the Dubai Pro Wrestling Academy is here to help you fulfil your dreams. Dhs60 per class, Dhs450 per month (unlimited classes). Sun, Tue, Fri, 6.30pm-8pm. Ongoing. HM Fitness, Dubai Bowling Centre, Al Quoz, www.dubaiprowrestling.com.
40 Watch the final of Euro 2016 It’s a special summer this year with the European Championships in full swing. Whether your team has brought you tears of anguish, despair or joy, don’t miss the final of the competition, with outlets including Claw BBQ, Media One’s Level 42 and Reform Social & Grill all showing the match. Sun July 10, 11pm. For more on where to watch the gamevisit www.timeoutdubai.com.
41 Work out at Dubai Sports World The summer heat needn’t ruin your five-a-side football camaraderie. Take the challenge indoors to Dubai Sports World. And while you’re at it, why not take up a new challenge, since the expansive and gloriously air-conditioned venue offers a whole range of athletic activities to get involved in, such as table tennis and volleyball, plus gym equipment and a running track that can be used for free. There’s really no excuse not to keep fit. Prices vary. Open daily 8am-midnight. Until August 27. Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.dubaisportsworld.ae (04 306 4000).
42 Work your glutes at snowboarding
With ideal ice conditions that give the hills of Aspen a run for their money, Ski Dubai has a 400-metre run for novice snowboarders to ride down. Don’t worry about the 50°C heat outside, it’s a cool -4°C on the slopes, and there’s bottomless hot chocolate to keep you warm. From Dhs260 (beginner, all kit included). Open daily 10am-11pm. Ongoing. Ski Dubai, Mall of the Emirates. www.skidxb.com (800 386). SHOPPING 43 Bag some serious bargains Expect that during Dubai Summer Surprises, from Saturday July 9 to Saturday August 20, your credit card will get a real workout, with discounts galore across the city. The only question to ask over those 43 days is, “Where do I sign?” Sat July 9 to Sat August 20. Shops, malls and restaurants across Dubai, www.visitdubai.com.
44 Buy this and turn French for the summer Add a little je ne se quoi to your beauty shelf with Nuxe products from BinSina Pharmacy. When you buy two, you get one free. Our pick? The Huile Prodigieuse range (it’s Jennifer Aniston’s favourite). Prices vary. Until August 31. BinSina Pharmacy, Al Barsha 1 (04 395 0305).
45 Give your home a makeover If your living room is due for a revamp, Virgin Megastore’s summer promotion should be your first port of call. As part of its Mega Summer Voucher offer, spend Dhs200 or more in the store on toys, gadgets, music, books, stationery and household items, and get Dhs100 back to spend on www.virginmegastore.ae. Open daily 10am-11pm. Until August 31. Various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 325 3330).
46 Hit up Wadi.com for discounts No parking or checkout counter woes here, as Wadi.com is celebrating the hot season with a range of discounts and offers. If you purchase a PlayStation 4 or Xbox, www.wadi.com will throw in game such as Uncharted and Fifa 16 for free. It’s also offering 50 percent off luxury perfume brands, including classics CK One and Chanel N°5. Prices vary. Until July 15. www.wadi.com.
47 Order couture to your door No need to even leave your apartment for this one, as Stellar Couture Concierge will deliver intricate, handmade threads to your door prior to ladies’ night shenanigans. But what if it doesn’t fit? Worry not, with this service, there’s no obligation to purchase. From Dhs4,800 (dress). Ongoing. www.stellar-me.com.
48 Shop at Mall of the Emirates’ new luxury precinct
Or window shop. Either way, Mall of the Emirates is now home to stand-alone Saint Laurent, Marni, Alexander McQueen and Jimmy Choo boutiques. Treat yourself to some new threads. Because why not? Open daily 10am-11pm. Ongoing. Mall of the Emirates, www.malloftheemirates.com.
49 Snap up a deal on a car Since the roads are relatively empty for the next few months, treat yourself to a set of new wheels this summer. Al Habtoor Motors has significantly reduced prices on second-hand models of Infiniti and Mitsubishi cars, with an array of benefits including free insurance, complimentary tinting and more. Prices vary. Until July 31. Al Habtoor Motors, Al Quoz, www.habtoormotors.com (04 384 5400).
HOTEL DEALS 50 Check into a new address As part of Emaar’s The Summer of You campaign, guests who book for two nights or more at The Address Dubai Mall, The Address Montgomerie Dubai, The Address Dubai Marina and The Palace Downtown Dubai get credit of up to Dhs1,000. They will also be treated to free in-room wi-fi and tickets to either Dubai Aquarium & Underwater Zoo, Reel Cinemas, KidZania, Sega Republic, Dubai Ice Rink or Njoi Play Zone. Prices vary. Until September 30. The Address Hotels + Resorts, www.theaddress.com (04 423 8884).
51 Day trip to the dunes Take a breather from the skyscrapers of Dubai and drive 40-minutes out to the Ras Al Khaimah desert to make the most of Banyan Tree Al Wadi’s summer day package. You’ll be checked into the Al Rimal Pool Villa and served lunch at Al Waha, followed by an hour-long full body massage at the spa. Discounted group packages are available as well. From Dhs2,050 per couple. Ongoing. Banyan Tree Al Wadi, Ras Al Khaimah, www.banyantree.com (07 206 7777).
52 Stay at Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa Check into this luxurious Palm Jumeirah property and get 20 percent off the best available rate, as well as a 20 percent discount at all its F&B outlets. Those in need of a little more R&R can take advantage of the two-for-one offer on selected treatments at So Spa. Prices vary. Until September 30. Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, Palm Jumeirah (04 455 6677).
53 Spend a luxurious night at Atlantis The Palm
Check out of your apartment and into Atlantis The Palm for two nights this summer, and get access to Aquaventure waterpark or Dolphin Bay. Let the kids splash around with the aquatic life while you take a dip in the infinity pool. Dhs1,999 per person (breakfast included). Until July 30. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, www.flightcentre.ae (04 426 2000). ARTY ME-TIME 54 Bind yourself a book You’ve written your masterpiece, so learn the art of binding it all together in book form, or simply create a handmade portfolio of works. Salama Nasib’s book-binding masterclass will introduce to you to this centuries-old art and teach you techniques including accordion, Japanese stab binding and single signature binding. Dhs200. Sat July 30, 2pm-5pm. Toil & Tinker, The Courtyard, Al Quoz, www.toilandtinker.com (04 341 0977).
55 Indulge in a paint and grape night If sketching a perfect vine of bougainvillea is on your mind, then sign up for this watercolour painting workshop. All materials are provided, and the price includes a three-hour tuition and two glasses of grape. Dhs369. July 12 and August 23. 7.30pm-10.30pm. The MED, 8th floor, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (056 769 1995).
56 Join a book club TwitBookClub meet on a monthly basis to discuss a selection of titles on the reading list for that month. But unlike most groups, at this one, you don’t even have to read what’s on the list. Participants are also welcome to discuss books they love or would like to read. The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, Six Four by Hideo Yokoyama, The Trees by Ali Shaw and Mistress of the Art of Death by Ariana Franklin, are all on the agenda for the Saturday July 16 meeting. Free. July 16, August 6, September 17, October 15, November 19, December 17, from 11am. www.twitbookclub.org.
57 Learn Arabic Use this time as an opportunity to learn a new language. Golden Age Institute specialises in Business Arabic, Islamic Arabic and Spoken Modern Arabic. There are two terms left to book into this summer. Dhs1,300 (three classes a week, 11 classes per course). Sun July 10 to Wed August 3 and Sun August 7 to Tue August 30, 7pm-9pm. Golden Age Institute, Swiss Tower, Cluster Y, JLT, www.goldenage.ae (04 453 3046).
58 Mould a clay pot
Create your own work of art every Saturday evening with Yadawei’s Basic Wheel Throwing class. You have to buy your own clay for Dhs85 for 12kg. Dhs670 (four sessions). Sat 3pm-5pm. Ongoing. Street 8, Al Quoz, www.yadawei.net (04 379 1312).
59 Sew your way through summer Dedicated to bursting the popular myth that sewing and knitting are exclusive to grandmothers, Craft Land is hosting a range of Intro to Machine Sewing workshops every week until Wednesday August 17. All equipment is provided, you just show up. Dhs350 per class (packages available). Every fortnight, times vary. Sun July 17 to Wed August 17. Craft Land, Town Centre Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Road, www.mycraftland.com (04 342 2237).
WELLNESS 60 Banish cellulite
Prepare your body for yacht party season by booking in for 15 Lipomassage sessions at Tips & Toes. As part of its 50 Shades of Summer promotion, you’ll get 50 percent off until Wednesday August 31, saving you Dhs2,225 on the regular price. Prices vary. Sun July 10 to Wed August 31. Open daily 9am-10pm. Tips & Toes, various locations including Golden Mile, Palm Jumeirah (04 552 0332).
61 Cool down at Cryo Standing in sub-zero temperatures this summer will not only cool you right down, it will also freeze off your cellulite, boost your metabolism and increase energy, apparently. Cryotherapy is the preferred treatment of supermodels as well as athletes to reduce injury recovery time. And if it’s good enough for them… Dhs350 (full body), Dhs325 (face only). Sat-Thu 6am-10pm. Ongoing. Cryo, FitRepublik, Dubai Sports City, www.fitrepublik.com (052 789 1122).
62 Get your nails done Give your digits a makeover with either a Shellac or Gelish manicure at The Cure in Dubai Media City, and get complimentary foot reflexology, too. Dhs270 (Shellac and reflexology package). Until July 31. The Cure, BBC Building, Building 10, Dubai Media City, www.thecure.ae (04 391 6485).
63 Pamper at Ahasees Spa If you’re planning on frequenting the pool this summer, head to Ahasees Spa & Club for an invigorating body polish. The scrub uses a combination of desert sand, black tea and cardamom, and will be followed by a pearl balm massage to increase circulation. Dhs700 (90 minutes). Until July 31. Open daily 9am-8.45pm. Ahasees Spa & Club, Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha, www.dubai.grand.hyatt.com (04 317 2335).
64 Spin underwater
Beat the heat by heading underwater for your next spinning class. L’atelier Aquafitness’ sessions take ten women at a time, and the instructor concentrates on working on the core and interval weight training. The sounds of Tinie Tempah and Justin Bieber will keep you motivated. Dhs155 per session, Dhs125 for first-timers. Open daily 8am-9pm. Ongoing. L’atelier Aquafitness Villa 677 A, Al Wasl Road, near Umm Al Sheif Street, www.laterlieraquafitness.com (04 338 8323).
65 Sit down for chair Pilates Who would’ve thought sitting down would be considered a form of exercise? Try the chair Pilates class at A-Tone in Business Bay, where you’ll sit on a chair and work your abs. No kidding. Dhs80 per class. Open daily 7am-9pm. Ongoing. A-Tone, Prime Tower, Business Bay, www.a-tone.ae (050 654 5302).
66 Take an afternoon off for tea and a massage Grab your best friend for a little R&R at the new Steigenberger Spa at the Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay. Enjoy a lazy afternoon tea at Das Café. Dhs650 for two. Daily, times vary. Until August 31. Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay, www.steigenberger.com (04 369 0045).
67 Top up the tan at Zero Gravity’s new pool
Take advantage of the discounted day rate of Dhs150, which includes food and drinks. This offer is valid throughout July and August for sunseekers of the bravest kind. Dhs150 (day pass). Until August 31. Zero Gravity, Dubai Marina, www.0-gravity.ae (04 399 0009).