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.
Head along to Clinton Street Baking Co. from 4pm until 7pm every day for a buy one, get one free promotion, with eight different flavours to choose including vanilla, chocolate, or chocolate peanut butter, plus the “Black and White”, wild Maine blueberry, salted caramel, coffee or banana flavours. All milkshakes are Dhs35 each. Dhs35. Daily 4pm-7pm. Ongoing. Various locations including Burj Views and City Walk (04 344 0704).
Can’t decide what area you want to focus on after all those festive parties? This treatment trio means you can choose three mini massages from a selection including foot, scalp, hand, shoulders or facial. Plus it runs until the end of January, so you can extend the pampering for the whole month. Just what you need to beat the January blues. Dhs400 (plus 10 percent DIFC tax). Open daily 9am-10pm. Until Jan 31.
If you’re after a special experience, enjoy a ten-course tasting menu at Time Out Dubai’s Best Casual Dining Newcomer, 2017, 3 Fils. At “4 Seats at the Chef’s Counter”, dishes depend on the catch of the week and imports from the Tsukiji Fish Market in Japan. Dhs450 per person. Sun-Thu 1pm-5pm; Fri-Sat noon-midnight. Ongoing.
Bystro, winner of Time Out Dubai’s Best Café award, 2017, is offering up a great weekday deal. The European eatery is giving a 50 percent discount off main courses from Monday to Thursday when you dine between 5pm and 9pm and you order two mains. At half price, you can definitely justify that midweek break from cooking. Prices vary. Mon-Thu 5pm-9pm. Ongoing.
On a January diet? Tub of Butter has launched a brand-new healthier eating section to help you stick to your resolutions into February. There’s a new salad and sandwich bar, which offers a selection of salads, gourmet sandwiches and more, every day between 11.30pm and 2pm. Sarnies start at Dhs35, or you can get endless leaves, bites and more from the salad bar for Dhs75. From Dhs35. Daily 11.30am-2pm. Ongoing.
If you fancy some culture this month, get yourself down to Al Quoz to admire Subjective Landscapes, an interesting solo exhibition of engravings and paintings by Tunisian artist Halim Karabibene, who trained in Paris. Free. Sat-Thu 10am-7pm. Until Mar 1.