The week's best Dubai events and other things to do in Dubai this week and weekend, including deals at Dubai restaurants, bars, spas, cinema and more.
Sure, five of the seven days are supposed to be 'work, sleep, repeat', but frankly we see 16 hours either side of your 9-5 that need filling with fun things to do. So, round-up, because this is your ultimate guide to the week and weekend ahead, with the latest events, deals, sports, film releases and more.
Throughout Ramadan, Bounce is offering unlimited access to its trampoline park. To jump all day, every day, snap up your pass now. Dhs299 (while stocks last). Open Sun-Thu noon-midnight (throughout Ramadan).
‘But… Al Ain doesn’t have a coast!’ we hear you cry. Indeed it doesn’t. Instead, it has Wadi Adventure, home to an enormous surfing pool, a white water rafting facility and air park (essentially an enormous climbing frame for adults). Book your slots in advance. Dhs50 (entry), Dhs25 (giant swing), Dhs50 (air park), Dhs100 (surfing), Dhs100 (rafting). Al Ain, www.wadiadventure.ae (03 781 842203 781 8422).
Just off the east coast and accessible from Al Boom Diving’s Fujairah outpost, Martini Rock is home to an abundance of colourful, fascinating marine life. See cuttlefish, lionfish, scorpionfish, broomtail wrasse, rays and even a turtle or two if you’re lucky. Dhs400 per diver with full kit. Al Boom Diving, Le Méridien Al Aqah Beach Resort, Fujairah, www.alboomdiving.com (04 341 494004 341 4940).
Calligrapher Mohammad Bozorgi has transformed Arabic text into a series of stunning paintings and silk-screen prints that flow across the canvas in kaleidoscopic patterns. Check out the artist’s latest exhibition, Dance in the Dark, at Ayyam Gallery until the end of summer.
Samia Halaby’s works in Illuminated Space are an artist’s impression of “the space of light”. The colourful, abstract series evolved over two years, and Halaby painted the light in her environment, rather than objects.
Gulf Photo Plus and Frying Pan Adventures have teamed up for a walking photography tour of Naif, one of the city’s oldest neighbourhoods. The excursion ends with an iftar meal at an Afghan restaurant. www.unseentrails.com/ramadan.
Dreamland Aqua Park is celebrating its 20th anniversary with discounted entry fees. A bargainous way to cool off. Dhs100 (adults), Dhs40 (kids). Daily 10am-4pm (throughout Ramadan). Until the end of Ramadan. Dreamland Aqua Park, Umm Al Quwain, www.dreamlanduae.com.
Head to restaurants at Dubai Festival City mall and get free kids’ meals. Participating eateries include Nando’s, where you just need to order a full-price main to bag the offer. Prices and times vary. Until the end of Ramadan. Dubai Festival City, www.festivalcentre.com.
The Nail Pavilion in JLT has special combo deal available this month only. Book in for a classic manicure, pedicure and a blow-dry, and you’ll get all three for just Dhs240. Done. Dhs240. Until June 30.
DXB to Somaal, is an art exhibition featuring 25 prominent UAE artists. This exhibition, organized by the AJALA Project, is held in partnership with the ‘Every Dirham Counts’ campaign to support the Emirates Red Crescent. The Emirates Red Crescent is aiming to raise Dh500 million to help the people in Somalia who are suffering from drought.
The exhibition will take place at The Workshop Gallery, opp. Boxpark, Jumeirah, from 20th - 23rd June, 2017. Proceeds from the sales of each painting will be donated to Emirates Red Crescent to support their charity drive for Somalia The Workshop, 23B Street - off Al Wasl Road.