The weekend's best Dubai events and other things to do in Dubai this weekend, including deals at Dubai restaurants, bars, spas, cinema and more
Congratulations, you made it through the week and now it's time to relax and enjoy the many wonders Dubai has to offer, from morning until night. So whether it is parties or peaceful places you're after, we have it covered.
Billion*Her ladies’ night is back and now on a Friday night at Billionaire Mansion. Ladies can take advantage of free drinks and canapés, including home-made mini paninis with bresaola, rucola and emmental cheese. Free. Fri 8pm-3am. Ongoing.
This comic opera by Mozart and Lorenzo Da Ponte is a sequel to The Barber of Seville, which many will know through Rossini’s great opera. If you saw the latter show during Dubai Opera’s opening season, you might want to snap up tickets to catch this classic performance, too.
The new Friday offering will be hosted in the Rixos Premium Dubai’s all-day dining restaurant and includes a wide range of international dishes, with plenty of Turkish specialities as a nod to the hotel chain’s roots, including Turkish kunafa and grills. Dhs270 (soft drinks), Dhs370 (house beverages), half price (kids aged six to 11), free (kids under six). Fri 1pm-4pm.
Start your weekend with a stylish ladies’ night over at this exclusive club at JW Marriott Marquis Dubai. DJs Taya Kruzz and Yann Turner blast out some seriously cool tunes, spanning everything from R&B and hip-hop to commercial house and more at this open-format night. Ladies get free drinks all night. Ongoing.
This month will prove to be a funny one, with John Maloney, JoJo Smith and Jeff Innocent all dishing out the jokes across several locations in Dubai. Tonight, the LOLs will be at Grand Millennium Dubai.
Dig into a bucket of mussels, a dozen oysters and bottle of sparkling grape every Saturday for just Dhs199 per couple thanks to The Atlantic Dubai’s new deal. That’s your Saturday date sorted. Dhs199 (per couple). Sat 2pm-11pm. Ongoing.
Get a glimpse into the future of sport at this first-ever World Future Sports Games. Launched by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, the games will feature driverless car races, drone racing, robotic soccer, robotic table tennis, robotic swimming and much more. Ticket prices to be announced. Various locations including Downtown Dubai.
Roasts don’t shout summer, but if you can have a dip in the pool after it makes for a great Friday. Round the troops and spend a leisurely afternoon at Raffles’ brunch – starring a roast with all the trimmings, seafood, salads and desserts – and get free access to the hotel’s pool. Kids can get creative with making pizzas and decorating cookies, too. From Dhs235 (soft drinks). Dhs385 (house beverages). Until Sep 30.
Staying a little longer is well worth your while here. Not only will you benefit from more time to enjoy one of 293 luxurious rooms, you can also save a few precious dirhams. Stay for three nights or more and you’ll save 15 percent on the cost of your room and get daily breakfast thrown in, too. From Dhs656 per room, per night. Ongoing.
Hidden away inside the JW Marriott Marquis in Business Bay lies the Saray Spa, something of a health and wellness retreat. Ancient healing techniques and locally sourced natural ingredients are combined to provide guests with a traditionally Arabian spa. Guests can enjoy an exclusive 50 percent off all 60-minute massages. Prices vary. Sun-Thu 9am-11pm. Until Aug 31.