Enjoy a special new price at Al Iwan’s Arabian buffet, which is now Dhs325, down from Dhs395. Meaning The Royal Hall in Arabic, the setting is spectacular, too. Dhs325. Daily noon-3.30pm, 6pm-midnight.
It’s Friday, but instead of brunching why not try a relaxed afternoon tea at Byzantium Lounge. You can opt for a traditional British version, with all the classic cakes, sarnies and scones, or for something a bit different try the Taj Afternoon Tea, featuring a selection of Indian treats. Dhs200 (traditional afternoon tea), Dhs215 (Taj Afternoon Tea). Daily 3pm-6pm. Ongoing.
Zahira, Dubai’s new, stylish Middle Eastern eatery from Michelin-starred Australian-Lebanese chef Greg Malouf, is hosting a one-off grape pairing dinner tonight. The specially selected dishes will be matched with different types of Australian grape, and there’s a glass of bubbly to start. Dhs450. 7.30pm.
Five new pasta dishes have been introduced by Carluccio’s for the summer, including this black seafood spaghetti (Dhs78) which comes packed with poached lobster, clams and scallops, all tossed with capers and tomatoes. There’s also a chicken and mushroom pasta bake and a venison and pumpkin fregola to get your teeth into, too. From Dhs58. Until Sep 30. Various locations including Dubai Marina Mall and The Dubai Mall, www.carluccions.com.
Top chef Nathan Outlaw and his team at Al Mahara have a new seafood menu for the summer, centred around sharing with family and friends. “A Little Taste of Everything” aims to showcase the range of top-notch ingredients including Scottish scallops, Cornish oysters and shrimp from Madagascar. Prices vary. Open daily noon-3.30pm, 7pm-11.30pm.
Love ramen? It’s time to head over to Yuan, the upmarket Chinese restaurant at the Atlantis The Palm. Chef David Pang and his team have created five new dishes inspired by Shanghai and Szechuan cuisine, among others. Prices vary. Sat-Wed 6pm-11pm, Thu-Fri 6pm-11.30pm. Ongoing.
Enjoy bottomless tea or coffee and a slice of cake this summer, for just Dhs35 at Revo Café on the Palm. Choose between tasty triple decker cakes (including chocolate and red velvet) and giant chocolate chip cookies to accompany your cuppa. Dhs35. Open daily 8am-10pm. Until Aug 31.
Head down to Stereo Arcade where the space that was previously The Pub has been transformed into a new urban club. Expect classic hip-hop tracks from DJs Andy Swift and Dean Curtis, and look out for a line-up of soon-to-be-launched themed nights featuring everything from funk to vinyl. Free. Open daily 6pm-3am.
Check out Cirque Le Soir’s brand new space at Censored Tuesdays where you can go wild to chart toppers and dance hits on the (now much bigger) dancefloor. Watch some elaborately dressed performers breathe fire, or try and force your whole body into a giant, human-sized pin art toy. Free. Tue 10.30pm-3am. Ongoing.
Brush up your swing this summer and brave the heat for a cut-price lesson package at Arabian Ranches Golf Club. The summer package, with five hours of lessons, costs Dhs1,850 for members and Dhs2,220 for guests with the head professional at the course. Dhs1,850 (members), Dhs2,220 (non-members). Call for times. Until Sep 30.
Treat yourself this Sunday and book in for a bespoke facial at The St. Regis Dubai. The Al Habtoor City spa is giving guests who opt for its hydrating, desensitising or purifying treatments Dhs250 in credit to be used when purchasing products for sale in the spa. What better way to start to the week? Prices vary. Daily 9am-9pm. Until Sep 15.
If you’re in need of some relaxation, listen up. If you head down to the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai’s Saray Spa, you can enjoy a half-price massage this summer. The luxurious spa is offering the discount on all 60-minute massages during the week. Book yourself in for a special treat. Prices vary. Sun-Thu 9am-10pm. Until Aug 31.
Pamper yourself at The Spa at Fairmont Dubai at its weekly ladies’ day. Start off with a healthy meal from an à la carte menu, followed by an hour of yoga and meditation to relax and unwind after a day’s work. You can then use the spa facilities, which include a sauna and steam room before choosing two 30-minute spa treatments from a special ladies’ day menu. Dhs349. Tue 2pm-10pm. Ongoing.