Thursday 23 Dance at Trilogy with Hi Tek Soul
Techno DJs and producers Derrick May and Kevin Saunderson, aka Hi Tek Soul,
headline this week’s club night.
Dhs130; Dhs100 before 11pm. Open 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah,
www.trilogy.ae (04 366 6917).
Thursday 23 Five summer spa packages
Retreat Spa at the Grosvenor House is offering five spa specials over the hot months. We’ll be trying the 90-minute Unwind, which involves a back and scalp massage and a facial for Dhs550.
Until August 31. Grosvenor House, Dubai Marina (04 399 8888).
Thursday 23 Eat pizza overlooking the creek
Vivaldi, a reasonably priced yet fancy eatery, is a great place to soak up the atmosphere around the creek and munch away on delicious pizza.
Dhs200-300. Open daily 6.30pm-10.30pm. Sheraton Dubai Creek, Baniyas Street, Deira (04 207 1717).
Thursday 23 Check out jazz night at Ember
Enjoy all-you-can-eat steak and seafood while listening to music from a live jazz band.
Dhs180 meal deal including soft drinks, Dhs245 including selected house beverages. 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ember Grill and Lounge, The Address Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai (04 438 8999).
Friday 24 Try our favourite new lunch spot
Buzzing French DIFC spot La Petite Maison now opens its doors for lunch at the weekends. Head down to enjoy classy Niçoise food and a vibrant atmosphere.
Prices vary. Lunch served noon-3pm. DIFC (04 439 0505).
Friday 24 A carnivorous feast
The Grand Grill’s prime cuts are always of good quality. If you have a hankering for protein, we recommend the brunch, which has a laid-back South African ‘braai’ vibe.
Dhs295 per person with selected beverages. 12.30pm-4pm. Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 399 4221).
Friday 24 Support a local musician
Local musician Elie Afif is playing a gig to celebrate the forthcoming release of his first
CD, Giant Steps to Heaven, in October. Expect deals on selected drinks and complimentary canapés for the first hour.
Free. 8pm ’til late. Blue Bar, Novotel Dubai World Trade Centre (04 332 0000).
Friday 24 Move to the sounds of Jozif
Expect quirky beats from this up-and-coming London-based DJ, who headlines in the studio.
Dhs130; Dhs100 before midnight, free for ladies and Face card holders before 11pm. Open 10pm-3am. Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 725 8277).
Saturday 25 Coffee and art
Lyrical Lebanese artist Georges Bassil’s work is now on show at Aspen Cafe, which serves a pretty mean breakfast. Why not get cultural with coffee this morning?
Until August 2. Aspen Cafe, Kempinski Hotel, Mall of the Emirates (04 341 0000).
Saturday 25 Learn how to make chocolate
Discover how to create your favourite treats with a complimentary tea or coffee at this Xocolart session.
Dhs300 per person. 7pm-10pm; continues on Wednesday 29, 9am-noon. Organic Foods & Café, The Dubai Mall (050 656 0866).
Saturday 25 Kick back at a beach club
Ladies get two free drinks before 6pm at this air-conditioned beach party, while DJs Kristian Valdini, Richard Round, Tim Kay, Mark Pickup, Matthew Charles and DJ Serhan provide the music.
Dhs150 (includes Dhs100 in drinks vouchers); ladies free all night. Open noon-3am. XL Beach Club, Habtoor Grand Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (056 640 6161).
Saturday 25 Taste delicious sushi
Facing the beach, Sho Cho is the perfect place to eat with friends if you’re seeking a sleek venue for people-watching. We like dining in on Saturdays because there’s no DJ and the vibeis less party-party.
Open 7pm-3am. Dubai Marine Beach Resort and Spa, Jumeirah (04 346 1111).
Sunday 26 Visit the mall and win cash
Mall of the Emirates, Mirdif City Centre and Deira City Centre are offering a total of Dhs1.5 million in prizes to shoppers over the next month. We think that’s worth getting out of bed for.
Sunday 26 Treat yourself to afternoon tea
Hit Al Qasr, one of the poshest joints in town, and enjoy delicate choux pastries, soft scones, sandwiches and more, plus a pot of tea andgreat views.
Dhs140 per person. 3pm-6pm. Al Qasr Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 8888).
Sunday 26 Toast the start of the new week
Get five drinks for Dhs100 at popular Latin nightspot Malecon. What better way to console yourself about it being Sunday again?
Free entry. Open 8pm-3am. Malecon, Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah (04 346 1111).
Monday 27 Check out Adventure HQ
This huge new store is packed with all the latest sporting and outdoor gear. You can even test your ski jackets in the special ‘chill room’, which, as the name suggests, is a big cold room. Cool – literally.
Times Square Mall, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.adventurehq.ae (04 346 6824.
Monday 27 Open call for artwork
Want to be exhibited? The Ara Gallery is putting out an open call for Arab artists to send in works that attempt to change stereotypical perceptions of the region.
Deadline July 15. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday 27 Gorge on exciting ice cream
Beat the summer heat with a variety of special ice creams and sorbets in unique flavours, on offer this month only.
Dhs40. 11am-10pm. Lobby Lounge, The Ritz-Carlton Dubai, The Walk at JBR (04 318 6715).
Monday 27 Get 50 per cent off drinks at The Cellar
Until the end of June, The Cellar is offering a 50 per cent discount on grape-based beverages and bubbly. Enjoy it while you can!
Prices vary. Open Sat-Wed 11am-1am; Thu-Fri 11am-2am. The Aviation Club, Garhoud (04 282 9333).
Tuesday 28 Take a trip on a Wonder Bus
These bright yellow buses can travel on land and in water. See the city’s sights from an entirely different perspective today.
Dhs140 per person. Times vary. BurJuman, Bur Dubai, www.wonderbustours.net (04 359 5656)
Tuesday 28 Go for an old-school razor-sharp shave
There’s nothing like a close barbershop shave (if you’re brave enough). 1847 also offers manly manicures and haircuts.
From Dhs100. Open daily 9am-10pm. Emirates Towers Boulevard, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 330 1847).
Tuesday 28 Ladies drink for free
A new ladies’ night has just launched at Dubai Marina Yacht Club, offering three free drinks for ladies plus a view of the beautiful marina. Bliss.
Free. 8pm. Dubai Marina Yacht Club (04 362 7900).
Wednesday 29 Buy a whole year’s pampering
New grooming and beauty spot Avant Garde is offering discounts on annual memberships. Men can pay Dhs2,500 (a discount of more than 50 per cent) and get a haircut, a mani/pedi, a facial and a head massage every month for a year.
Avant Garde Spa, Jumeirah Lakes Towers (04 450 8608)
Wednesday 29 Road-test the Rivington Grill’s business lunch
Combining dishes from Rivington Grill’s à la carte menu, guests have the choice of a two- or three-course lunch, all served within 45 minutes.
From Dhs80 for two courses). Sun-Thu noon-4pm. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Burj Khalifa (04 423 0903).
Wednesday 29 Try stand-up paddleboarding
Enjoy the ocean with this easy-to-learn watersport (it’s much simpler than surfing).
Dhs200 per lesson, Dhs450 for three lessons, Dhs1,500 for 10. From 5.30pm. Sunset Beach, Umm Suqeim (055 224 0187).