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Summer deals in Dubai 2018: City’s best offers and discounts

How to save money in the UAE during the hotter months

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As the weather heats up for summer, Dubai will be resplendent with money-saving deals and offers.

You can make huge savings at restaurants and bars across the city, while there are also brilliant discounts on some of the best things to do.

If you’re looking for a day out or something more active, waterparks and golf courses are among the places knocking down their prices.

For something a bit more relaxing, we’ll be bringing you all the latest spa and pool offers throughout the summer months.

Keep an eye on Time Out Dubai for the very best deals from across the city.

Meals out

All-day breakfast at Plantation Restaurant & Terrace
Head to this JBR restaurant for a set menu of breakfast items featuring eggs, pancakes, fruit, baked goods and more, at any time of the day, and all for just Dhs49.
Dhs49. Daily 24 hours. Ongoing. Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, The Walk, JBR (04 448 4733).

Bangkok night market at Spice Emporium
Enjoy dishes from live cooking stations at this extensive dinner.
Dhs205 (food only). Fri 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street (04 511 7373).

Business lunch at Jekyll & Hyde
Enjoy a two-course meal for Dhs75 at this DIFC pub.
Dhs75. Sun-Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing. Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC (04 343 5518).

Business lunch at The Scene
Try a two-course meal including beef carpaccio and fresh mussels. In a hurry? Check out the express version and get soup, a sandwich and chips for under Dhs50.
Dhs49 (express), Dhs75 (two-courses). Sun-Thu noon-3pm. Ongoing. Pier 7, Dubai Marina (04 422 2328).

Butcher’s Block at JB’s Gastropub
This deal features serving up a variety of cuts and types of meat together with complementing sides and condiments.
Dhs229 (for two), Dhs419 (for four). Tue 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, The Walk, JBR (04 428 2000).

Early supper at Marina Social
Book in for a bargain early supper of Marina Social classics every day from 6pm until 7pm.
Dhs160 (two courses), Dhs210 (three courses). Daily 6pm-7pm. Ongoing. InterContinental Dubai Marina (04 446 6664).

Fresh catch at Hoi An
Dig into a platter of fresh seafood including oysters, king crab, lobsters, mussels, prawns and more.
Dhs605 (for two people). Daily 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Shangri-La Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2703).

Gents’ night at Hunters Room & Grill
Get 50 percent of steaks every Tuesday.
Prices vary. Tue 7pm. Ongoing. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street (04 511 7373).

Good vibes by the pool at The Restaurant
Saturdays are made for relaxing, so enjoy an afternoon of bites by the pool.
Dhs295 (two people with pool access). Saturday 2pm-6pm. Ongoing. Address Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3444).

Huntress night at Hunters Room & Grill
Gather the ladies and head to this steakhouse for special menu, where you’ll get 50 percent off food plus unlimited grape.
Prices vary. Wed 7pm. Ongoing. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street (04 511 7373).

Ladies’ night at Chamas Churrascaria & Bar
Get three free drinks and 20 percent off the tapas menu at this Latin bar.
Prices vary. Mon 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 305 6843).

Lobsterlicious at Dunes Café
Enjoy Canadian lobster accompanied by Fine de Claire oysters and wagyu beef every Thursday.
Dhs425 (soft drinks), Dhs545 (house beverages). Thu 6pm-11pm. Ongoing. Shangri-La Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2703).

Maki Mondays at Waka
Popular Peruvian-Nikkei fusion restaurant in Business Bay, Waka, has launched a brilliant new offering for in time for summer. Maki Mondays is offering up unlimited maki rolls, along with a glass of grape for Dhs150.
Dhs165. Mon 8pm-10pm. Ongoing. The Oberoi, Business Bay (04 444 1455).

Meat-free Mondays at Baker & Spice
Enjoy a variety of dishes including pea and mint pappardelle and cheesy polenta.
Dhs79 (two courses). Mon 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Town Centre Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 297 5797).

Saturday roast at Marina Social
Enjoy a proper roast dinner at this Marina spot. Choose from beef, chicken or lamb.
Dhs119. Sat 1pm-11pm. Ongoing. InterContinental Dubai Marina (04 446 6664).

Social Club at Marina Social
Dig into a selection of signature dishes at Jason Atherton’s Dubai Marina restaurant.
Dhs275 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house beverages). Mon-Tue 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. InterContinental Dubai Marina (04 446 6664).

Thai Journey at Spice Emporium
Taste Thai favourites including noodles and curries every Wednesday.
Dhs190 (soft drinks), Dhs295 (house beverages). Fri 7pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street (04 511 7373).

All you can eat Brisket at Links
Dig into all you can eat smoked beef brisket at this golf club restaurant.
Dhs99 (with two sides). Thu from 6.30pm, Fri 3pm-9pm. Ongoing. Address Montgomerie, Emirates Hills (04 3905600).

Bites & Bubbles at Vantage
Enjoy a glass of bubbly with a small plate at this Mall of the Emirates bar.
Dhs75 (one glass, one bite), Dhs150 (one bottle, one bite). Daily noon-2am. Until August 31. Sheraton Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 377 2356).

Business lunch at Crab Market
Try lunch at this new restaurant in DIFC. Dishes include spaghetti alla vongole, soft shell crab and burrata ravioli.
Dhs95 (two courses and a drink). Sun-Thu noon-4pm. Ongoing. Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC (04 564 55 25).

Cheese and grape night at La Terrasse Pool Deck
Enjoy a grape and cheese night at this spot at M Hotel Downtown by Millennium.
Dhs99 (soft drinks), Dhs159 (grape). Wed-Thu 6pm-8pm. Ongoing. M Hotel Downtown by Millennium, Downtown Dubai (04 450 2068).

Curry combo night at Moombai & Co
Enjoy one of four curries, along with a hearty serving of saffron rice, naan and a drink for just Dhs69 at this quirky parsi eatery in The H Dubai.
Dhs69. Tue 5pm-11pm. Ongoing. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8607).

Curry night at The Lion by Nick & Scott
Fancy a mid-week curry? Head to this new gastropub from the duo behind the Time Out Dubai Restaurant Award-winning folly by Nick & Scott. For just Dhs125 you’ll get for unlimited curry – choose from either chicken, lamb or paneer, plus rice and accompaniments – as well as three drinks every Tuesday.
Dhs125. Tue 4pm-11pm. Ongoing. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 359 2366).

Discounted breakfast at Link Café
Peckish in the mornings? This summer offer means you’ll get 30 percent off your brekkie from May until August at Link Café.
Prices vary. Daily 6am-11am. Until August 31. Sheraton Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 377 2353).

Fish and chips at The Lion by Nick & Scott
Enjoy proper British fish and chips, plus a dessert at this newly refreshed pub from British chefs Nick Alvis and Scott Price.
Dhs90. Thu 4pm-11pm. Ongoing. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 359 2366).

Levant night at Feast
The new theme night includes dishes from across the Middle East including from Lebanon and Jordan.
Dhs210 (soft drinks), Dhs310 (house beverages). Tue 6pm-11pm. Ongoing. Sheraton Grand Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 503 4309).

Match day roast at The Lion by Nick & Scott
Head to this trendy revamped British for a slap-up roast every Saturday and Sunday. Plus, you’ll get a pint thrown in for free.
Dhs110. Sat-Sun noon-11pm. Ongoing. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 359 2366).

Oysters and bubbly at Crazy Fish
Head to F1 supremo Flavio Briatore's seafood restaurant for unlimited oysters and a glass of bubbly for Dhs220.
Dhs220. Daily 7pm-9pm. Ongoing. Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC (056 115 1724).

Pie night at The Lion by Nick & Scott
Dig into a steak pie, washed down with a pint for Dhs105 every Friday at this gastropub at The H Dubai.
Dhs105. Wed 4pm-11pm. Ongoing. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 359 2366).

Toasted sandwich and a cuppa The Lion by Nick & Scott
Make the most of your lunch hour with a tasty toastie at this pub from the famous chefs. Plus, you’ll get a cuppa as well.
Dhs48. Sun-Thu noon-4pm. Ongoing. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 359 2366).

Unlimited noodles at The Noodle House
Craving a bowl of noodles that never ends? Dubai’s popular Asian street food restaurant The Noodle House has just the treat. Until Sunday June 10, get your fill with the Asian eatery’s new deal, starting at just Dhs55. Indulge in limitless servings of sesame tofu (Dhs55), goji java soto (Dhs65), miso tsukemen (Dhs65) and the best-selling duck wonton ramen (Dhs60). The offer is available at many Noodle House branches throughout Dubai, including in Dubai Mall, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Burjuman, DIFC and Dubai Media City.

Wild Wings Wednesdays at Aloft Me’aisam
Dig into a platter of chicken wings and unlimited drinks for Dhs90 at this trendy new hote.
Dhs99. Aloft Me’aisam, Dubai Production City (04 248 7070).

Wingman Wednesdays at Perry & Blackwelder’s
Get unlimited chicken wings or a pitcher of hops every Wednesday for Dhs99.
Dhs99. Wed noon-1.45am. Ongoing. Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 432 3232).


Afterwork Meet Me Out at Miss Wáng’s
Get 50 percent off select beverages as well as three tasty street food-style dishes for Dhs99 at this fun-loving Asian bar and restaurant in Bur Dubai.
Sun-Thu, 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 501 2567).

Antojitos & Tunes at Loca
Antojitos (“small dishes”) are the order of the day at this awesome Mexican beach bar. For under Dhs200 per person, you’ll get a selection of antojitos, unlimited craft hops and grape, plus live music.
Dhs183.75. Mon, 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah (04 346 1111).

Beat the Clock at ubk
Beat the clock, where from noon you can get drinks for Dhs12, Dhs13 at 1pm, Dhs14 at 2pm, and so on, until 6pm.
Sun, noon-6pm. Ongoing. Mövenpick Hotel JLT, Cluster A, JLT (04 429 8789).

Beat the Clock at Zero Gravity
Ladies can get their hands on a bunch of free drinks – but you’ve got to beat the clock. Get to Zero Gravity before 9pm and get six free drinks, but for every hour later you arrive, you get one fewer.
Free. Tue, 8pm-midnight. Ongoing. Skydive Dubai Drop Zone, Dubai Marina (04 399 0009).

Bellas’ Night at Carluccio’s
This offers girls the chance to get hold of four free glasses of sparkling grape – three for free, and a fourth when you tag Carluccio’s on Instagram. Gents can get a pizza and a pint for Dhs79.
Free. Thu 6pm-11pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Garhoud (04 256 7440).

Ladies’ Night at Le Petit Belge
The Friday expansion of the epic Wednesday bargain. Head to either the JLT or Business Bay branch for free drinks from 8pm until 2am, plus 30 percent off grub.
Free. 8pm-2am. Ongoing. DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai – Business Bay (04 551 1544), Pullman Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster T, JLT (04 242 7794).

Ladies’ Night With a View at Vault
Head to this 68th floor bar every Tuesday for not only some of the most stunning views around, but also three free drinks and some cracking tunes from the DJ from 8pm until midnight.
Free. Tue, 8pm-midnight. Ongoing. JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Dubai, Business Bay (04 414 3000).

Ladies’ Night at Cargo
This hotspot at Pier 7 in Dubai Marina now has a dedicated Friday ladies’ night, so you can head along for three free drinks from 8pm until past midnight.
Free. Fri, 8pm-12.30am. Ongoing. Pier 7, Dubai Marina (04 361 8129)

Rush Hour at Benihana
Every day from 5pm until 7pm, get bar nibbles and selected drinks for Dhs25.
Dhs25. Daily, 5pm-7pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 428 2000).

Snap, Crackle & Pop at Crab Market
This DIFC newbie runs weekly live music night that regularly features local musicians. Plus you’ll get free drinks and 25 percent off food.
Free. Wed, 7pm-midnight. Ongoing. North Tower, Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC (04 564 5525).

Two for One at Rosso
Head to Rosso every Monday, where this charming Italian eatery is serving up buy one, get one free offer on a selection of grape. Order a glass or bottle, and get a second free between 6pm and 11pm.
Prices vary. Mon, 6pm-11pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 428 2000).

Tokyo Hour at Ramusake
Head to this trendy Japanese-themed bar, where from Saturday until Tuesday you can get two for one on selected house beverages. It’s also a previous winner of our Best Ladies’ Night award – on a Wednesday – and it’s frequently packed.
Sat-Tue, 6pm-8pm. Ongoing. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dubai – Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 559 5300).

Uncork at Blue Blanc by David Myers

Every Wednesday you can get your hands on unlimited grape and nibbles from 6pm until 8pm for Dhs195 per person. Corking value, we’d say.
Dhs195. Wed, 6pm-8pm. Ongoing. Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai, Business Bay (04 512 5533).

Unplugged at Bistrot Bagatelle
This French eatery is bringing live music and bluesy tunes to go with your dinner.
Prices vary. Sat 8pm-midnight. Ongoing. Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 354 5035).

Unplugged at Little Black Door
This swanky little spot runs a weekly live music night that regularly features local musicians. Head along for some chilled vibes and quality live acts.
Free entry (table reservations required). Wed, 7.30pm-3am. Ongoing. Conrad Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (055 623 1620).

Vice Urban Night at Coco on 8
Expect a night of hip-hop, R&B and top urban tunes at this cool pool bar in Media City. Ladies’ can get a free bottle of sparkling pink grape if in a group of six.
Free. Fri 8pm-2am. Ongoing. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (052 646 1764).

Wisdom Wednesdays at McGettigan’s JBR

Put your grey matter to the test by heading along to this weekly quiz at this Irish bar in JBR. From 8pm until 10pm, you and your mates can show off your general knowledge and win some top prizes.
Free. Wed, 8pm-10pm. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, JBR (04 318 2580).

Days out

Discounted admission at Wild Wadi Waterpark
One of the city’s most famous waterparks is offering a splashing (sorry) summer deal. With general admission during the winter (for people more than 1.1m tall) at Dhs336, UAE residents can save nearly Dhs200 during summer, with day rates starting from Dhs149 including VAT. Non-residents are charged Dhs336, while there’s also a special all-you-can-drink package with unlimited soft drinks for Dhs169.
From Dhs149. Open daily 10am-7pm. Until September 30. Umm Suqeim (04 348 4444).

Get active

Free yoga Saturdays at Karma Yoga
Karma Yoga is putting on free yoga classes for newcomers every Saturday. The studio is inspired by the island of Bali, so you can lose yourself for an hour while saving money and having a good old stretch. Pre-booking is required at www.karmayogadubai.com or on the MINDBODY app.
Free. Every Sat until Jun 9, classes from 9am until 7pm. Marina Plaza, Dubai Marina (04 399 9301).

Golf deals at Address Montgomerie
While plenty of people will raise an eyebrow at the prospect of playing golf in the middle of summer, getting yourself an early tee-time (and we mean proper early) at around 6am to 7am will get you back in the clubhouse by about 11am, having avoided the majority of the heat. At the Address Montgomerie, Dhs5,000 will get you unlimited access to the course, par three, driving range, practice greens, gym and pool, plus 20 percent off food and beverage, a 50 percent off selected spa treatments, 10 percent off apparel at the pro shop, special rates on lessons and more.
Dhs5,000. Until September 30. Address Montgomerie, Emirates Hills (04 363 1295).

Golf lessons at Els Club
And if your game is in need of a bit of tweaking over the summer, why not get involved with the club’s unlimited lessons programme. Dhs4,000 will get you two months of unlimited golf lessons (you choose which two months). Book in as many lessons as you like, with your chosen instructor, and you can also make the most of unlimited fitness packages at the club’s fitness facilities. Get your swing, and your belly, into shape this summer.
Dhs4,000. Until September 1. The Els Club, Dubai Sports City (04 425 1000).

Healthy lifestyle package at Mercure Dubai Barsha Heights Hotel Suites & Apartments
For just Dhs99 visitors to the hotel and in-house guests can enjoy a personal training session, followed by a healthy meal and a smoothie. Meals include quinoa salad or grilled chicken with veg, while smoothies come in a range of flavours including Green Booster (lemongrass, spinach, ginger, apple, lime and honey) or the Avocado Twister (avocado, orange, apple, lime and honey).
Dhs99. June 16-Sep 30. Mercure Dubai Barsha Heights Hotel Suites & Apartments, Barsha Heights (04 381 8888).

Summer golf discounts at Els Club
One of the city’s top golf clubs, The Els Club in Dubai Sports City is offering a Dhs5,195 summer offer which includes unlimited golf seven days per week, plus cash back on a range of facilities and services, including 15 percent off food and beverages, 10 percent off retail soft goods, 5 percent off retail hard goods, 10 percent off lessons at the Butch Harmon School of Golf. There are also a range of benefits at associated venues, including Palazzo Versace and special rates at other Troon-managed courses.
Dhs5,195. Until September 30. The Els Club, Dubai Sports City (04 425 1000).

Pool and spa day deals

Dip and Dine at Shades
This deal has arrived at Shades at Address Dubai Marina for the summer. From Sunday to Thursday, pay Dhs210 for pool access and you’ll get Dhs100 back to spend on food and drinks. At the weekend it’s Dhs315, with Dhs150 credit. Lounge by the delightful infinity pool and enjoy views across Dubai Marina.
Dhs210 (Sun-Thu), Dhs315 (Fri-Sat). Daily 7am-8pm. Ongoing. Address Dubai Marina (04 888 3444).

Relax by the pool at Raffles
Soak up stunning panoramic views of the city skyline while lounging at the swim-up bar at Raffles. The hotel's summer pool access offer includes a Dhs100 food and beverages voucher for each person meaning you can order some mixed drinks while you laze by the pool.
Dhs165. Daily. Ongoing. Raffles Dubai, Sheikh Rashid Road, Wafi City, raffles.com/dubai (04 324 8888).

Breakfast for the girls at The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi
Start the day right with a healthy breakfast at Gourmet by Kcal, followed by a 60-minute signature massage and beach access for the day for just Dhs460.
Dhs460. Sun-Thu, May 1-Sep 30. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street (04 399 4141).

Ladies’ Beach Day at The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi
If you can brave the heat then there’s a brilliant beach and pool day to be had for the ladies at The Westin. Access costs just Dhs100 for adults and Dhs50 for kids and there’s even 50 percent off non-motorized watersports and 25 percent off selected food and beverages at Pool Bars, Horizon and Gourmet by Kcal.
Dhs100 (adults), Dhs50 (kids). Every Sun & Wed, May 16-Sep 5. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street (04 399 4141).

Buttered up spa day
Get slathered in body butter to nourish and hydrate your skin with this special summer package at Heavenly Spa. Your therapist will select one of the butters that contain the Vitamin-E packed jojoba and soybean oils that will nourish and hydrate your skin before a 60-minute Swedish massage. They’ll even throw in lunch and pool and beach access.
Dhs520 (Sun-Thu), Dhs585 (Fri-Sat). Daily 8am-10pm. May 1-Sep 30. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street (04 511 7901).

Melt Away spa day
Nourish your body with the lightest, creamiest Farm House Fresh Shea butters including Vitamin-E packed Jojoba and Soybean oils that will nourish and hydrate your skin. You’ll also get a 60-minute Swedish massage and beach and pool access for the day.
Dhs390 (Sun-Thu), Dhs450 (Fri-Sat). Daily 8am-10pm. May 1-Sep 30. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street (04 511 7901).

Spa experience
Enjoy one of the three 30-minute massages to feel relaxed, renewed and refreshed. Choose from a back massage, a neck, scalp and shoulder massage or a relaxing foot massage.
Dhs250 (Sun-Thu), Dhs350 (Fri-Sat). Daily 8am-10pm. May 1-Sep 30. The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street (04 511 7901).

Ola Spa
Get 50 percent off spa treatments longer than 60 minutes this summer at Ola Spa at Lapita Hotel. You’ll enjoy full access to the spa including ice fountains, aromatherapy steam rooms and swimming pools, too.
Prices vary. Open Mon-Sun 9am-8pm; Thu-Fri 9am-10pm. Until June 15. Lapita Hotel, Dubai Parks And Resorts (04 810 9660).

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