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.
In need of a refresh but not enough holiday? Media One Hotel is here to help. Every day (yes, even weekends), The Dek on 8 is offering up a daycation pass for just Dhs75. It includes pool access and a towel, and best of all, that Dhs75 entry fee can be redeemed for food and drinks. What a way to spend a day. Dhs75. Daily 7am-7pm. Ongoing.
Treat yourself this summer to a 60-minute ESPA massage at SPA at InterContinental Dubai Marina. For just Dhs300, you get to enjoy this treatment as well as full use of the facilities. Dhs300. Daily 10am-10pm. Ongoing.
The Italian restaurant in JBR has launched a brand-new set menu of eats to get your teeth into. Dishes include risotto with lemon and mint (pictured), and sea bream with red orange sauce. Dhs280 (four courses), Dhs380 (four courses with grape pairing). Open daily 12.30pm-3.30pm, 7pm-11.30pm.
Towers Rotana is offering a dine and stay deal this summer. If you spend Dhs699 in any of the hotel’s restaurants (including Long’s Bar and Teatro), you’ll win a free night at one of Rotana’s UAE hotels and resorts to celebrate the brand’s 25th anniversary. Dhs699. Until Aug 31.
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.
The Argentinian eatery at Palace Downtown has just launched a brand-new menu. Its dishes include slow-cooked rabbit and mushroom stew, Chilean sea bass with squid ink risotto and more. Prices vary. Daily 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing.
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.
Fancy a three-course meal at a top restaurant for just Dhs150? This summer, you can get dinner at eateries including Trattoria Toscana (pictured), ET Sushi, Perry & Blackwelder’s, The Agency and more for that very price. Dhs150. Until Aug 31. Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim, www.roundmenu.com/dubai/madinat-jumeirah-restaurants.