Cantonese brunch and complimentary pool access at Hikina Capture some Cantonese-style cuisine at Hikina’s Friday brunch at Lapita Dubai Parks and Resorts, and get complimentary pool access for the afternoon. Indulge in a spread featuring a dedicated appetizer station, assorted dimsums, bao pockets and desserts. Fri, ongoing, 12.30pm-4pm. Lapita Dubai Parks and Resorts, Jebel Ali (04 810 9999).
Daycation deal at The Dek on 8 In need of a refresh but not enough holiday? Media One Hotel is here to help. Every day (yes, even weekends), The Dek on 8 is offering up a daycation pass for just Dhs75. It includes pool access and a towel, and best of all, that Dhs75 entry fee can be redeemed for food and drinks. What a way to spend a day. Dhs75. Daily 7am-7pm. Ongoing. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).
Drop the kids off for the day at Bounce Bag the kids a discounted day and week pass to Bounce Dubai in Al Quoz. Days passes include the Bounce Mini Olympics (featuring capture the flag, balloon popping challenges and races), before wall running, parkour, air bag jumps, trampoline basketball and the afternoon awards ceremony - all with lunch included. Dhs180 (day pass), Dhs745 (Sunday-Thursday week pass). Bounce Dubai, Al Quoz (04 321 1400). Dhs100 ladies’ beach day at Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina has launched a new Ladies’ Beach Day to help you and a group of your best girl pals kick off the week, with a special rate of Dhs100 for women and Dhs50 for kids. As well as access to the beach and pool, there’s 25 percent off food and selected drinks at the Pool Bar, Horizon and Gourmet by Kcal, plus 40 percent of Heavenly Spa treatments and 50 percent off stand-up paddleboard rentals. Dhs100 (ladies), Dhs50 (kids). Until Sep 30. King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street (04 399 3333). Drift away in a personal cabana at Jumeirah Beach Hotel Stay cool and drift away with your own personal floating cabana at Jumeirah Beach Hotel. Get refreshments and cold towels delivered by a butler and make the experience extra special. Dhs100 per hour. Daily, 10am-6pm. Until Sat Sep 30. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (04 406 8800).
Escape the city at Qasr Al Sultan It is possible to escape city life, while staying in Dubai for the day. Head over to Qasr Al Sultan, explore the traditional souq or the region’s history at Dukan Zaman, with an unlimited dinner included in the temperature-controlled outdoor courtyard for Dhs250 per person. Dhs250 per person. Until Sat Sep 30. Qasr Al Sultan (800 785 826).
Free pool access for ladies at Nasimi Beach all summer The Atlantis The Palm beach club is back and has relocated poolside for the summer months. The best bit? Ladies can get access to the pool all summer long completely free of charge. That’s free sun lounger and pool access, seven days a week. On top of that are a range of food and beverage deals, including a Dhs150 offer for a bottle of bubbly as well as lunch platters of sushi, calamari and mini shish wraps, available on weekdays between noon and 6pm. There’s also a daily sundowner happy hour between 5pm and 7pm in the week and between 6pm and 8pm on Friday and Saturday – offering up buy one, get one free on selected drinks. For guys, it is Dhs150 entry on weekdays and Dhs250 on weekends, but that total is redeemable against food and beverage. Prices vary. Daily, 12.30pm-11.30pm. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).
Get away for a pool day with Raffles Dubai Sit back and chill while enjoying stunning panoramic views of the city skyline at Raffles Dubai’s swimming pool. Take a dip or soak up the sun. There’s also a swim-up bar. All-day access is just Dhs150, including two drinks. Sounds like a good reason to take a day off to us… Dhs150 per person (including two house beverages). Daily, 9am-7pm. Until Sep 30. Oud Metha (04 324 8888).
Greet the sun at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Enjoy a yoga class under the early morning sun on this Palm Jumeirah private beach, with a 60-minute class to calm and rejuvenate your mind, body and soul. Then enjoy a healthy breakfast and experience a 60-minute Green Tea Hammam, with further access to Talise Ottoman Spa facilities. Dhs595 per person. Thu, from 8.30am. Ongoing. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0455).
Have a lazy Monday at Nikki Beach Resort & Spa Dubai This brilliant daycation bundle will see you spend one whole Monday at Nikki Beach Resort and Spa Dubai for Dhs150 per person for ladies. Included in the package are six complimentary selected beverages and bites from the Soul Lounge terrace menu, a whopping 50 percent off massage treatments at Nikki Spa, plus live music from 4pm-9pm. If you want to make a night of it, get a 50 percent discount on room rates and bag yourself at least dhs200 of food and beverage vouchers. Dhs150 per person. Nikki Beach, Pearl Jumeirah (04 376 6000).
High tea followed by sundowners on the Palm Jumeirah Harking back to the Waldorf New York’s renowned Peacock Alley, the Waldorf Astoria Palm Jumeirah is bringing the concept of high tea to Dubai with its Indulgent Saturday offer. Enjoy a series of savoury and sweet canapés and a bespoke tea trolley during the afternoon. As the sun sets, enjoy a range of mixed drinks accompanied by smooth resident band Soul Groove Trio with stunning views out from Palm Jumeirah. Dhs185 per person (tea and coffee), Dhs295 per person (bubbles and mixed drinks). Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jumeirah, (04 818 2222).
Lazy, poolside Saturday brunch at 3in1 Spend a lazy Saturday afternoon hanging out in a cabana, picking at an unlimited buffet. Vida Downtown’s 3in1 Saturdaze Brunch will feature a super affordable buffet and detoxing juice bar, while an extra Dhs11 will get you a private cabana by the pool. From Dhs139. Sat, 11am-3pm. Ongoing. Vida Downtown, Downtown Dubai (04 428 6888)
Mini golf, pool and brunch for Dhs255 at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club Fans of brunch, swimming pools and hitting golf balls through windmills are in luck, because Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club has just launched a cracking offer just in time for summer. From Friday June 30, get your hands on a round of mini golf, a pool day AND brunch at the Legends restaurant all for Dhs175 (soft drinks), or Dhs255 (house beverages). The offer runs on Fridays and Saturdays between noon and 3.30pm, with an evening session also available on Friday from 7pm to 10.30pm. Pool access and mini golf can be enjoyed before or after the three-and-a-half brunch session. From Dhs175. Fri ,noon-3.30pm and 7pm-10.30pm, Sat, noon-3.30pm. Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Deira (04 295 6000).
Pool and brunch access at Raffles Dubai From Saturday July 1, round up the family and spend a leisurely afternoon at Raffles’ Friday Brunch – starring the famous Raffles roast with trimmings, fresh seafood, salads and desserts – and get free access to the hotel’s pool. Kids can get creative with Raffles’ chefs, making pizzas and decorating cookies. From Dhs235 (soft drinks). Jul 1 to Sep 30. Oud Metha (04 324 8888). Pool and spa day at Jumeirah Beach Hotel After a morning of fun at the pool, relax at the Talise Spa at Jumeirah Beach Hotel. Spend a few hours treating yourself to a massage, sauna, hot tub, steam room and plunge pool. From Dhs325. Ongoing. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (04 406 8800).
Take a culinary abra tour Hop on one of Dubai’s iconic water vessel and take a culinary journey through the waterways of Madinat Jumeirah. Stop along the way and dine at three iconic restaurants - The Hide, Zheng He’s and Tortuga. Dhs888 per couple. Until Sat Sep 30. Jumeirah Al Qasr and Jumeirah Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 366 8888).
All-day breakfast at Plantation Restaurant & Terrace Head to this JBR restaurant for a set menu of breakfast items featuring eggs, pancakes, fruit, baked goods and more, at any time of the day, and all for just Dhs49. Dhs49. Daily 24 hours. Ongoing. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, The Walk, JBR (04 448 4733).
Business Lunch at Fümé Have one course for Dhs39 or two courses for Dhs72. Can’t resist dessert? Add one and your meal will still cost you just Dhs85. From Dhs39. Sun-Wed noon-3pm. Ongoing. Pier 7, Dubai Marina (04 421 5669).
Curry night at Jekyll & Hyde It’s all about curry every Monday at Jekyll & Hyde. Choose from prawn or chicken tikka masala, lamb rogan josh or roasted cauliflower katsu, all served with a half portion of both rice and chips. Dhs99. Mon 5pm-midnight. Ongoing. Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC (04 343 5518).
Crabtastic at Dunes Café Enjoy crab cooked in a variety of ways every Wednesday evening. Dhs255 (soft drinks). Wed 9pm-midnight. Ongoing. Shangri-La Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2703).
Early supper at Marina Social Book in for a bargain early supper of Marina Social classics every day except Sunday. Dhs150 (two courses), Dhs195 (three courses). Mon-Sat 7pm-9pm. Ongoing. InterContinental Dubai Marina (04 446 6664).
Family pool access and meal at The Restaurant Saturdays are made for families and The Restaurant at Address Boulevard is offering up a fantastic deal for families of four. Parents and two kids under ten can enjoy a set menu composed of classic dishes, as well as three hours of pool access for just Dhs350 for the whole family. Dhs350 per family. Sat 1pm-4pm. Address Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 561 8888).
Get 25 percent off with MasterCard at Atlantis Dubai residents holding a MasterCard can get 25 percent off the entire bill at all at Atlantis The Palm restaurants this summer. Visit Seafire, Nobu, Bread Street Kitchen, Ronda Locatelli, Ossiano, Ayamna and Yuan, as well as smaller eateries including TBJ burger joint, Shawafel, Asia Republic and Nasimi Beach. No more than eight people per table booking, though, so choose your mates wisely. And don’t forget to request the discount from your waiter, because it won’t be granted automatically. Prices and opening times vary depending on restaurant. Until Oct 15. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2000).
Grab mixed drinks and bites at Rüya A summer special package at this classy establishment features three mixed drinks plus three bites handpicked by the chef for Dhs175 per person; available daily from 6pm to 8pm. From 11pm onwards, guests can enjoy mixed drinks crafted by mixologists for Dhs25 each. Daily. Grosvenor House, Al Sufouh Road (04 399 9123).
Kids eat for Free at Armani Hotel If you you haven’t introduced your little ones to fine dining due to the cost (or if they already have a taste for octopus and foie gras), save your dirhams and take your family out for dinner at Armani/Ristorante, Armani/Amal or Armani/Mediterraneo. Kids under ten can dine for free with paying adults. Armani/Deli is offering the same deal for both lunch and dinner. Two kids per paying adult. Lowest-value meal free. Until Sep 30. Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3666).
Lion’s Share at Hunters Room & Grill Choose from a meat-centric menu of signature starters and mains, including beef tartare with quail’s egg and mini steak pies and barbecue ribs, with desserts such as black forest cheesecake to finish. Dhs250 (food only). Sun 6pm-10.45pm. Ongoing. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street (04 511 7373).
Look over the Dubai Marina at Tamanya Terrace The summer tent at Tamanya Terrace up at the Radisson Blu in Media City is open, and is celebrating the season with a pretty compelling offer. Between Sunday and Thursday, every week until September 29, you can recline with stunning Dubai Marina vistas and two-for-one selected mixed drinks. What’s more, you can get a 30 percent discount off the total bill, and selected bottles of premium drinks are available for Dhs475 per bottle. Until Fri Sep 29. Radisson Blu Hotel West Tower, Dubai Media City (04 366 9131).
Maki Mondays at Waka Popular Peruvian-Nikkei fusion restaurant in Business Bay, Waka, has launched a brilliant new offering for in time for summer. Maki Mondays is offering up unlimited maki rolls, along with a glass of grape for Dhs150. Dhs150. Monday, ongoing, 8pm-10pm. Waka, The Oberoi, Business Bay (04 444 1455).
Meat-free Mondays at Baker & Spice Enjoy a variety of dishes including pea and mint pappardelle and cheesy polenta. Dhs79 (two courses). Mon 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Town Centre Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 297 5797).
Miss Wáng #MeetMeOut Hotfoot it down to Miss Wáng for #MeetMeOut, where you’ll get 50 percent off drinks. You’ll also get to choose three dishes for just Dhs99. Prices vary. Daily 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 501 2567). Steak dinner for Dhs219 at JB’s Gastropub Butcher’s Block is a brand-new night in JBR, featuring, funnily enough, a butcher’s block serving up a variety of cuts and types of meat together with complementing sides and condiments. Perfect for those who have a soft spot for the meat sweats. From Dhs219. Tue 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, The Walk, JBR (04 428 2000).
Social Club at Reform Social & Grill A two-hour package of British bites (such as roast potatoes and gravy), plus drinks and ’90s music, get your weekend started. Dhs199. Thu, 6pm-8pm. Ongoing. The Lakes, Emirates Living (04 454 2638).
Thai Journey at Spice Emporium Taste Thai favourites including noodles and curries every Wednesday. Dhs179. Wed, 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street (04 511 7373). Unlimited pizza at Ricetta Eat as much Italian pizza as you can handle. The unlimited pizza deal comes with unlimited hops too, all for just Dhs120. Dhs120. Daily noon-3pm, 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. Four Points by Sheraton Bur Dubai (04 397 7444).
The new Apero Menu at this French-style bistro in JLT features dishes such as foie gras canapés (Dhs39), tapenade with baguette chips (Dhs29), calamari with an Asian dipping sauce (Dhs33), spinach and cream dip (Dhs33), mini burgers (Dhs39) and a bargain soup of the day (Dhs9), among others. Apero menu available 4pm-8pm. Ongoing. Cluster A, JLT (04 514 9339).
Weekend roast at The Scene For a taste of Blighty head to The Scene in Dubai Marina for a traditional roast dinner. Choose from beef, chicken, lamb or nut loaf, with all the trimmings, including Yorkshire puddings (of course). Dhs119. Fri-Sun noon-midnight. Ongoing. Pier 7, Dubai Marina (04 422 2328).
Weekday lunch offer at folly by Nick & Scott Madinat Jumeirah eatery folly by Nick & Scott is offering a special weekday lunch deal with dishes including the famous monkfish cheeks, guinea fowl, sea bass and veal tongue (pictured). Dhs90 (two courses), Dhs110 (three courses). Sun-Thu noon-2.30pm. Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 430 8535).
Wild Thing brunch at Barasti Dubai institution Barasti has launched a Saturday brunch for summer. Housed in its summer tent, the popular beach club’s “Wild Thing” brunch has a distinctly jungle feel, with tropical décor and fun vibe. Food-wise you can expect a buffet-style offering, with dishes coming from well-known food trucks including gourmet burger vendor Buns & Cows. Plus, if you’re a lady, you’ll get in at a reduced rate. Either way, coming in at under Dhs260 it sounds like a pretty good deal to us. Dhs175 (ladies), Dhs250 (gents). Sat 2pm-5pm. Until Sep 30. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street (04 318 1313).
Dhs1,995 golf package at The Els Club The Butch Harmon School of Golf and The Els Club have teamed up for an affordable learner package for you to hone your swing. With prices starting from Dhs1,995, golfers get unlimited access to the driving range, vouchers for full rounds, a nine-hole playing lesson, six golf lessons, a fitness evaluation, programme and session and a ten percent discount on meals. Also, for Dhs4,950 per person, get unlimited golf throughout summer. From Dhs1,995. Until Sep 30. Dubai Sports City (04 425 1000).
Golf lessons from Dhs165 at Arabian Ranches Golf Club The beautiful course, run by Troon Golf, has put together a great learner package for the summer months. Get a 30-minute lesson from as little as Dhs165 for members or Dhs185 for guests, while a five-hour summer package is available from Dhs1,650. Reduced summer rates are now in effect and you can pick up a round of golf from Dhs395 per person or Dhs700 for a couple. Beat the heat by heading out for a quick 18 as the mid-afternoon temperature starts to reduce, or for a 6.30am start. Prices vary. Jun 19-22; Sep 18-21; Sep 25-28, 7.15pm-8.15pm. Arabian Ranches (04 366 4700).
Half-price evening tee times at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club Along with stunning views of the Creek and Downtown Dubai, the thermophiles among you will get stunning discounts at the golf club by playing “Hot Golf”. UAE residents can play for Dhs170 between 10am and 1pm or for Dhs425 before 1pm on the weekend. For those of you who are annoyingly gifted with a golf club, a twilight round teeing off at 4pm comes in at half the price. Alternatively, for Dhs4,750, get unlimited golf along with pool and gym access, special guest rates and 25 percent off food and drinks. From Dhs170 (Hot Golf). Until Sep 30. Deira (04 295 6000).
Reduced rates from Dhs75 at Zorah Golf Club Summer pricing is now in effect at this Ajman club, which has some supremely competitive rates to tempt you into the heat. Packages include a premium summer membership for Dhs2,995, which offers unlimited golf at any time, plus ten percent off merchandise and food and drinks. UAE residents can benefit from weekday rates starting from Dhs75 after 3.30pm, Dhs125 between 2pm and 3.30pm, and Dhs195 earlier than 2pm. On weekends those prices rise slightly to Dhs125 after 3.30, Dhs175 between 2pm and 3.30pm, and Dhs225 before 2pm. That marks a near 50 percent discount on winter rates, so make hay while the sun shines. From Dhs75 per person. Until Sep 30. Al Ittihad Street, Ajman (06 701 4780).
Reduced rates at Emirates Golf Club Summer rates continue until Friday September 15 at this club, where a round on the Majlis Course will set you back Dhs500 all week. On the floodlit Faldo Course, weekday golf comes in at Dhs350, with weekend tee-off times starting at Dhs400. For those seeking cooler climes, evening golf under the lights is available for Dhs450. Unlimited golf comes with the summer membership, where for Dhs6,750 golfers can play either course as often as they like after 1pm on weekends and 2pm on weekdays. Also included is unlimited driving range use, gym and pool membership, seven-day advanced booking, a discounted guest rate of Dhs250, plus 20 percent off food and drinks and ten percent off merchandise. From Dhs350. Until Sep 30. Emirates Living (04 417 9999).
150-minute package for Dhs1,500 at The Spa Bag yourself a two-and-a-half-hour, top-to-toe spa detox ritual at The Spa in Palace Downtown. Beginning with a 30-minute Dead Sea salt scrub, before a full-body wrap containing natural agents and an extensive back massage for women or a volcanic hot stone, deep tissue massage for men. Purifying facials for both men and women conclude the extensive treatment. Dhs1,500. Ongoing. Palace Downtown (04 428 7805).
Afternoon tea and a spa at Armani Spend your afternoon in an award-winning spa with a 50-minute treatment of your choice, then head to an afternoon tea session at the Armani Lounge featuring a selection of light sandwiches, dolce and cakes, or scones with homemade jams and preserves, all served with either tea or coffee. Dhs690 per person. Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3888).
Four massive spa discounts at Sofitel The Palm Enjoy a huge range of discounts on four spa treatments at Sofitel The Palm on Palm Jumeirah this summer. Get at least 40 percent off a 30-minute leg massage (Dhs210), 45-minute facial (Dhs270), 50-minute oriental massage (Dhs300) or a 90-minute bamboo fusion massage (Dhs500). From Dhs210. Sofitel The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 455 5433).
Pool day, spa and lunch or afternoon tea at Palace Downtown One of the better offers on show this summer is over at Palace Downtown, where you can enjoy an entire day at the pool with lunch or afternoon tea upon purchase of a spa offer. For an extra Dhs300, get access to the pool from 6am to 8pm, plus lunch at Ewaan or afternoon tea at Al Bayt. Dhs300. Sat-Thu. Ongoing. Palace Downtown, Downtown Dubai (04 428 7805).
Talise Ottoman Spa, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray Guys, it’s time to unwind. Every Wednesday you can enjoy a 45-minute Turkish hammam and 60-minute body massage at the luxurious Talise Ottoman Spa. Plus, you’ll get a gift to take home. Dhs580. Wed, from 5pm. Ongoing. Talise Ottoman Spa, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0456). Two-hour spa plus afternoon tea at Palace Downtown If you want to push the boat out a little and really treat yourself, combine a day at the spa with afternoon tea at Palace Downtown. A two-hour pampering session includes a 50-minute massage, a 30-minute body scrub and a 30-minute facial. Continue the indulgence at Al Bayt with afternoon tea where the in-house tea sommelier will recommend specific teas to match the scones, pralines and sandwiches. Dhs1,100. Daily, 9am-10pm. Palace Downtown, Downtown Dubai (04 428 7805).
Abu Dhabi Group discounts at Yas Waterworld Abu Dhabi’s Yas Waterworld houses 45 hair-raising rides, including the Dawwama, which is the world’s first hydro-magnetic tornado waterslide. It’s also home to the world’s first interactive water and laser roller coaster, the Bandit Bomber. Usually Dhs250 for adults, a real bargain is to be found when booking in groups of four or more, as any group of friends can get a discounted rate of Dhs185 per person. From Dhs185 per person. Until Dec 31. Yas Island, Abu Dhabi (02 414 2000).
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Get cool up on Jebel Jais The UAE’s highest mountain peak rises to near 2km above sea level in the Hajar Mountain range. It’s also about ten degrees cooler than sea level, so it’s a great place to cool down a little. Free. Jebel Jais, Hajar Mountain Range, en.rasalkhaimah.ae/things-to-do/jebel-jais-p675781.