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.
Dubai’s Burj Khalifa has been lit up in various ways this year (as pictured) and now there’s a a performance by Britain’s Got Talent stars Freelusion. The Hungarian 3D troupe made it to the semi-finals of the hit TV show in 2013, using their unique routine of video mapping technology and dancing. Now they’ve made it on the face of Dubai’s most towering structure, and it’s all thanks to the LED Open Call competition, and the show runs throughout May.
This might just be the quirkiest deal we’ve seen all year, but we’re in nevertheless. Trader Vic’s is offering guests the chance to swap a tie for a mixed beverage, and there’s no limit on how many you can hand over. It’s time to gather up those neckties and bowties from your drawers and head down to the Hilton Dubai Jumeirah. Free. Selected weeks only.
If you’re after a trip to the cinema with the ladies, Novo Cinemas has a treat for you. Taking place in the premium screens, the cinema has a new deal that includes Dhs52.50 back on the cost of a Dhs150 cinema ticket, all to spend on the cinema’s revamped à la carte menu.
Social by Heinz Beck is hosting culinary week, which runs until Tuesday 15 May. Enjoy a three-course set menu with dishes including tortellino, beef tenderloin and tiramisu, plus a glass of house grape.
Experience what it was like to break fast in the deserts of Dubai 50 years ago with Platinum Heritage’s iftar under a glittering night sky. The iftar spread will also feature grilled minced beef kofta, authentic lamb ouzi, a delicious serving of shish taouk. Dhs350 (adults), Dhs250 (kids under 12).
This iftar is made for all the speedsters out there, as the package includes a few laps around the karting track as well as a special buffet, featuring traditional mezze and mixed grills. From Dhs412 (karting and buffet).
Doing any form of exercise outdoors these days is seriously sweaty business. Not to worry, as the the largest indoor sports arena in the region is back with 14 different sports for all to try out. This year, try activities including a flip-tastic time with gymnastics, testing out your b-ball skills with street basketball and even the chance to become a master of the shadows at the Ninja Warrior course. It’s time to get fit.