Dive into the Fairmont’s pool, set against city skyline views, and chill out to urban tracks with ice-cold slushies. Free (for ladies, with unlimited slushies), Dhs100 (gents, one free mixed drink). Sat 5pm-10pm. Ongoing throughout summer.
Even if opera isn’t your thing, these plays are too historically fabled to pass up. Mozart comes to Dubai, not literally, but close enough, with three of his most renowned plays: Le nozze di Figaro, Cosi fan tutte and one of his more well-known names Don Giovanni. Each performance will be in Italian, along with English surtitles (subtitles for opera) and each will feature two showings this September, so there is almost no way you can miss it. Sep 8, 8pm; Sep 15, 8pm.
Numerous deals and offers on electronics once again at Gitex Shopper. Have a test run on the Virtual Reality headsets, and then a couple more “tries”. Experience the thrill of technology around you and get yourself up-to-date on the latest. www.gitexshopperdubai.com.
Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club is bringing back its Summer Pass, which entitles golfers to unlimited access to the 18-hole championship course, free cart hire, a 30-minute golf lesson and access to the gym. Dhs4,750. May 15 to Sep 30.
This mini facial is a steal at just Dhs100. It’ll only take 30 minutes, so you can even get it done alongside your mani, if you’re multitasking. Perfect for after work, or even in your lunch break. Dhs100 (30 minutes). Ongoing. Opening times vary. Various locations including Ibn Batutta Mall, www.whiteroomdubai.com.
We like this upmarket hotel, which lies in close proximity to the top diving spots of Al Aqah, and with a buffet breakfast and buffet dinner at Views included, it’s a resort you won’t need to stray far from. The rates are cut-price, too and for every two nights booked there’s, a third free. From Dhs695 per room, per night. Until Sep 30. Al Aqah, Fujairah, www.lemeridien-alaqah.com (09 244 9000).
The new Ladies’ Beach Day on a Sunday at Le Méridien Mina Seyahi offers a special rate of Dhs100 for women and Dhs50 for kids. As well as access to the beach and pool area, there’s 25 percent off food and selected drinks at the Pool Bar, Horizon and Gourmet by Kcal, plus 40 percent off Heavenly Spa treatments and 50 percent off stand-up paddleboard rentals. Dhs100 (ladies), Dhs50 (kids). Until Sep 30.