5 things to do today
Start the day with an indoor skydive: Too hot to skydive outside? Pah! That won’t stop you skydiving in Dubai. Head down to Midrif City Centre and practise balancing in the air at iFly, an indoor skydiving centre that suspends you in the air above a huge wind machine.
Dhs195 per person. Mirdif City Centre, www.iflyme.com.
Zuma’s new lunch: This Japanese venue offers a choice of two or four courses, enabling you to sample the venue’s top dishes for a great price.
Dhs62 (two courses), Dhs120 (four courses). Noon-3pm. Gate Village, DIFC (04 425 5660).
Join a book club: Meet new friends who are interested in literature. Tonight the group will be discussing The Book Thief by Australian author Markus Zusak.
Free. 8pm-10pm. One&Only Royal Mirage, www.socialcirclesuae.com/events/the-book-thief-review-meet-up.
Check into a beach club for the day: Want to escape the hordes at JBR Beach? Spend a day at the Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa relaxing in the two pools and munching away in the resort’s al-fresco restaurants.
Sat-Thu Dhs175, Fri Dhs220. Open 7am-7pm, Dubai Marine Beach Resort, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 346 1111).
Learn Arabic for less: The Arabic Language Centre is offering a Dhs250 discount on its summer course, which starts in June and runs until the end of August. It includes 30 hours of tuition time. The perfect excuse to start learning Arabic.
Dhs1,950. Call for exact details and registration (04 331 5600).
Time Out Dubai,
See an art show or Join The Scene Club
Eat wagyu beef at Benihana or Retreat at Talise Spa
Find out what Ellen DeGeneres got up to at Dubai's The Act on Sunday