A great pampering deal: The newly renovated spa at The Fairmont is far slicker than its predecessor, and this month it’s offering a 150-minute spa journey that includes an aromatic body polish, an aromatherapy massage and a hydrating rose facial. Make a day of it by lounging by the pool afterwards. Dhs840. The Spa at The Fairmont, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 311 8800).
Try parasailing: Strap yourself to a huge parachute, either individually or in twos, then be pulled behind a speedboat as you rise up to 50ft in the air. It’s not for those with a fear of heights. Dhs250. Sky and Sea Adventures, JBR Beach (04 399 9005).
Hit the surf: Catch some last-chance waves before the summer arrives and the swell disappears (likely to be towards the end of June). Surf Dubai offers daily lessons until the sun goes down. From Dhs200. Umm Suqeim beach, www.surfingdubai.com(050 504 3020).
Have a painting party: Did you know you can hire thejamjar in Al Quoz for artistic DIY parties? It’s the perfect excuse to get creative with paint and canvas. From Dhs195 to reserve the space. thejamjar, Al Quoz (04 341 7303).
Bowling and a burger: Spend an afternoon making lucky strikes at Yalla! Bowling in Mirdif City Centre’s Playnation, then follow it up with a fresh, juicy burger from American restaurant chain Johnny Rockets – fab sporting fun followed by fab ’50s tunes and delicious nosh. A brilliant mid-week, after-school treat – and no washing up either! Prices vary. Open 10am-midnight. Playnation, Mirdif City Centre, www.playnationme.com.