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.
Opt for a traditional British version, or for something a bit different, try the Taj Afternoon Tea, featuring a selection of Indian snacks and sweets. Dhs200 (traditional), Dhs215 (Taj Afternoon Tea). Daily 3pm-6pm. Ongoing.
The 122nd floor Burj Khalifa restaurant and lounge has launched a new “market” menu. The five-course meal includes dishes such as pan-seared bream and apple tarte fine. Dhs495. Daily 6pm-11.30pm. Ongoing.
Unpretentious, popular bar situated in a sleek Italian eatery, boasting a wide terrace overlooking JBR and good drinks deals. Running two happy hours throughout the night, bag yourself selected beverages for between Dhs28-32 between 6pm and 9pm, then again between midnight and 2am. Open daily 12.30pm-1.30am.
If you’re fancying a bit more of a chilled start to the week, head to The Observatory for stunning views of The Palm and Dubai coastline. This 52nd floor bar at the Dubai Marriott Harbour offers 20% discount on beverages from 5-8pm. Open daily 12.30pm-1am.
Begin with a cool mist rain shower followed by a full-body massage with revitalising essential oils and cool stones applied to specific pressure points. Dhs390 (60 minutes). Daily 9am-9pm. Until Sep 15.
If you’re a UAE resident and love waterparks, you’re in luck. For just Dhs195, residents can head to Wild Wadi and try out the likes of the Jumeirah Sceirah, Burj Surj and Tantrum Alley (pictured). The usual rate is Dhs310, so you’re making quite the saving. Plus, you can bring four friends for the same low price. And, even better, you get 20 percent off food and drinks. Dhs195. Open Sat-Wed 10am-7pm; Thu 10am-6pm, 8pm-midnight (ladies-only evening session); Fri 10am-10pm.
Treat yourself to a 60-minute Swedish Massage for under Dhs300. The treatment aims to enhance your sense of wellbeing by stimulating blood circulation and lymphatic flow, while improving muscle tone. And your wallet won’t be panicking either. Dhs299 (60-minutes). Open daily 10am-10pm.
Relax at the new hammam at Address Boulevard. Enjoy a traditional hammam, followed by a revitalising black soap scrub, rhassoul wrap, and an oriental full-body massage. Dhs850 (120 minutes). Daily 9am-10pm. Ongoing.