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.
If you’re looking for somewhere to eat with your family, it’s time to head to Couqley in JLT. The French bistro is offering kids a complimentary dessert (including this pain perdu) with every main course from the specially designed Petit Couqley menu. Prices vary. Daily noon-2am. Until Sep 30.
A brand-new licensed tapas bar opened in City Walk last Tuesday September 5. Barcelona-inspired restaurant Toro & Ko comes from award-winning chefs Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette, who already run branches of the restaurant in Boston, New York and Bangkok. Check it out now. Prices vary. Open Sun-Wed noon-1am; Fri-Sat noon-3pm. Ongoing.
Peckish? Try the brand-new business lunch offering at Ostro. The restaurant promises a “fast, fresh and healthy dining experience during the hustle and bustle of the working day”. The set menu includes freshly prepared salads, grilled meats, fish and vegetarian options and also caters for gluten-free and vegan diners. Dhs70 (two courses). Sun-Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing.
Yuan has launched a limited-edition menu starring sea bass. Five new sea bass dishes will feature, including crispy wheat and a grilled version, served with Taiwanese shacha sauce. Prices vary. Daily 6pm-11pm. Until Sep 30.
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.
Now that the weather is cooling (slightly) it’s time to head to 360° to make the most of its outdoor terrace and top views. In celebration of this, the club has launched its Seek The Sunset happy hour. Prices start at just Dhs35 for drinks and you’ll also get 50 percent off food including nachos, mini burgers and more. Prices vary. Daily 5pm-8pm. Ongoing.
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.
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.
Guys can now relax with tailored massages, body wraps and facials, all within the pristine and super-luxurious spa in the Burj Khalifa. From Dhs450 (60-minute treatments). Daily (by appointment). Ongoing.
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.
The “75 minutes to a new you” at Armani/SPA includes a relaxing full-body massage, hand mask and refreshing ultra-facial treatment. You’ll also get full access to the Armani Terme bathing facilities and spa lounge to chill out and unwind, pre- or post-treatment. Dhs440. Sun-Thu 9am-10pm. Until Sep 30.