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.
Fancy some dinner with your drinks on ladies’ night? Firebird Diner’s Bubbles and Burgers night features unlimited sparkling grape with 50 percent off burgers and sliders every Wednesday. Sounds like a good deal to us. Prices vary. Wed 7pm-11pm. Ongoing.
Russo’s New York Pizzeria is offering 50 percent off on all appetisers and salads from September 17-23. It’s time to get ordering. Prices vary. Sep 17-23. Various locations including The Green Community (800 787767).
DIFC Mexican restaurant Peyote has launched a new business lunch menu, offering up a soup, a choice of two starters and main for just Dhs130 every weekday. Dishes include a selection of tacos, salads and salmon tartare on blue corn tostada. Dhs130. Sun-Thu 12.30pm-3pm. Ongoing.
Eat Artisanal Bakery is a warm, friendly café serving up dishes such as buttermilk pancakes and pancakes. Plus, if you stop by from Sunday to Thursday between 3pm and 7pm, you’ll get a free coffee with every cake you buy. Open Sat-Thu 7am-7pm. Ongoing.
d3’s superclub Base is reopening for the season on Friday September 22. And you can expect big things from the opening night, including an exclusive set from DJ Magnum. The DJ is the first of many top names to appear this season (including Erik Morillo and Fat Joe) and the open-air venue is sure to put on an exciting night with dancers, aerialists and fire shows.
Fancy some live music on your Friday evening? Dublin-born Damien Dempsey, the chart-topping singer-songwriter, is in town tonight. The folk singer, known for number one album Shots, will be headlining a special one-night-only gig at JLT's Irish institution McGettigan's tonight (Friday September 22).
Celebrate Oktoberfest at Barasti. The beach club’s hops festival is kicking off this week and runs for ten days. The traditional festival will see a collection of live music events, food stands and hops. Heading the party will be German rock group, CHAOS die Partyband, followed by Barasti’s resident quintet, Sweet Chilli Jam, who will perform popular covers from all genres to close the evening.
Highly Commended in the Family Hotel category at the 2016 Time Out Dubai Kids Awards, we can’t think of any reason not to staycay at this hotel. A half-board package means you get a big breakfast at Flow Kitchen and a choice of either lunch or dinner, too. What’s more, a couple of hours’ free play at the Fairmont Falcons Kids’ Club is thrown in for the little ones for good measure. From Dhs585 per room, per night. Until August 30.
Beat the summer heat and enjoy a special weekday spa experience at Marriott Hotel Al Jaddaf, featuring a 60-minute massage, access to the rooftop pool, steam room and sauna, all for just Dhs199, on weekdays. Bargain. Dhs199. Sun-Thu 10am-9pm. Ongoing.
To celebrate its fourth anniversary, Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort is offering a weekend-long promotion. Head over to the hotel on Friday September 15 and Saturday 16 and your first specially prepared mixed drink at any of its bars, will be free, and then just Dhs4 thereafter. Dhs4. Sep 15-16, 6pm-11pm.
Twin Tamarin monkeys have arrived at The Green Planet, as it celebrates its first anniversary. The monkeys are yet to be named and will be the first of their species in the bio-dome, which aims to educate visitors on the dangers facing the world’s rainforests.
Celebrating a birthday or just taking a day off? Saray Spa at JW Marriott Marquis Dubai is offering up a special spa experience just for the ladies. Begin your afternoon with a 30-minute facial or massage followed by a complimentary reflexology session. Afterwards enjoy afternoon tea at La Farine. Dhs300. Daily 9am-10pm. Ongoing.
Ladies can enjoy a 50 percent discount on all treatments every Wednesday at Shine Spa in Sheraton Grand Hotel, Duba. Book between 9am-1pm to take advantage of the deal, which also inlcudes use of the spa facilities. Prices vary. Wed 9am-1pm. Ongoing.