7 fun activities in Dubai to make you forget about the football
If you wish it wasn’t over… Will you be lost without football? Here are four great distractions to keep you occupied until the domestic league kicks off in your home country.
Buy some football clobber at Dubai Summer Surprises Make your ways to the city’s malls to get kitted out for next season – there are some crazy bargains at Reebok, with up to 50 percent off selected items. Various locations including The Dubai Mall (04 434 0606). View best Dubai venues showing Euro 2012 final in Dubai
Celebrate in style If your nation has just lifted the trophy, celebrate with a staycation. Golf is a pastime that footballers often enjoy when they’re not kicking a ball, so it makes sense that fans follow suit. The Address Montgomerie Dubai offers a one-night stay and golf on its championship course from Dhs1,500 for two. Valid until August 31 2012. The Address Montgomerie Dubai (04 390 5600). View best Dubai venues showing Euro 2012 final in Dubai
Party some more Need an excuse to get out again now there’s no footie? How about a season closing party at one of Dubai’s top clubs? Trilogy hosts US techno pioneers Inner City next week. Dhs150. 9pm-3am, Thursday July 12. Souk Madinat Jumeirah (050 624 5751).
Watch an African musical Wean yourself off the footie before the final by taking in the last performances of Under African Skies, a rousing tribute to the ’40s musical heyday of South African music. Dhs185. 7pm, until Saturday June 30. First Group Theatre, www.timeouttickets.com
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Book a fancy restaurant Nothing relights the romantic flame like a night out at a fancy restaurant – something Dubai is rather good at. Marco Pierre White’s new venue, Titanic, now hosts Sabor Latino nights, featuring refined Spanish tapas and plenty of themed music. Dhs120 per person. Wed 8pm. Ongoing. Meliá Dubai, Bur Dubai (04 386 8111).
Buy a big rock Think of all that money you squandered behind the bar, then triple it and head to the nearest jewellers for the best ‘I’m-so-sorry rock’ money can buy. In Dubai you’re spoiled for choice, but for something truly unique we recommend Stone Boutique or Cara Jewellers. Stone Boutique, Village Mall, Jumeirah (04 342 7050). Cara, Gold & Diamond Park (04 347 8089).
Indulge in a couples’ spa treatment Not only will your partner be over the moon with such a thoughtful surprise, but your own body will benefit from a bit of pampering. Try the 90-minute Royal Signature couples’ massage at Talise. Dhs1,499. Talise Spa, Madinat Jumeirah (04 366 6818).