The day's best Dubai events and other things to do in Dubai, including deals at Dubai restaurants, bars and spas, cinema releases and more.
There's simply no excuses for laziness in Dubai. With every need catered for, if you're a glutinous foodie or a glory-chasing fitness fanatic, there is, almost 24/7, something for everybody. Want films? We have the biggest releases and some of the best cinemas - indoor and outdoor - in the world. Or how about architectural marvels? Well, just look up. You're welcome. And while we might have said no laziness, if you're headed to the beach we're willing to make an exception.
To jolt you into life, here's the pick of what's happening around town today.
Carnivore? It’s time to head down to DIFC to enjoy a Taste of Kobe at Beefbar. The offering includes a selection of three items from the Kobe street food menu and choice of a glass of grape or hops, every day from 7pm until 9pm. Dhs220. Daily 7pm-9pm. Ongoing.
Learn more about traditional Emirati cuisine at Seven Sands, as chef Bassel Ibrahim’s menu provides a mix of ingredients and recipes that date back to the country’s pearl diving days. Give your taste buds the historical treatment. Dhs294 (two people). Daily, noon-1am. Ongoing.
Who needs to venture all the way to Japan when you can experience the next best thing at Dubai’s Design District? Akiba Dori, a brand-new concept inspired by the neon-lit streets of Akihabara in Tokyo is now open. Open daily, noon-3am. Building 8, d3, www.facebook.com/akibadori
Funky new watering hole Player Sports Bar has slashed its prices in half on all beverages, and the deal lasts all day every day until further notice. What are you waiting for? Get in quick before the deal ends. Open Sat-Wed noon-2am; Thu-Fri noon-3am.
Unwind with a pamper session at Saray Spa at JW Marriott Marquis Dubai. All designed to rejuvenate your body and mind, you’ll also get 50 percent off any treatments you book during the week, so you don’t need to stress about the damage to your wallet, either. Prices vary. Sun-Thu, 9am-11pm. Ongoing.
A healthy breakfast is what you need to kick-start the weekend on the right note, and the luxurious Demoiselle
by Galvin’s new set of menus delivers just that. Health fanatics can enjoy
freshly baked flaky croissants, plus natural yogurt with olive oil, datterino
tomatoes and flatbread. Yum. Dhs112 (set menu), Dhs96 (detox menu). Daily
What’s more exciting than happy hour? Power hour, of course. The Observatory in Dubai Marina is offering guests a whole hour of brilliant deals on selected beverages, plus you’ll get to enjoy them alongside panoramic views. From Dhs25. Daily 7pm-8pm. Ongoing.
For a whole day of pampering, this top spa is the place to go. Experience a 60-minute treament using essential oils, along with access to a private beach and the rest of the spa’s facilities. Finish our your relaxing day with a Lebanese lunch at Al Nafoorah. Dhs650. Sun-Thu 9am-9.30am.
French restaurant Le Cirque is offering diners a discount equal to their age, when their birthday falls in April. Getting older is an advantage for this one. Prices vary. Open daily noon-3pm and 7pm-11pm.
Dig into a two-course meal at The Scene at lunchtime. Try dishes such as beef carpaccio and fresh mussels. In a hurry? Check out the express version and get soup, a sandwich and chips for under Dhs50. Dhs49 (express), Dhs75 (two courses). Sun-Thu, noon-3pm. Ongoing.