We are giving away 301 2-for-1s in this week's issue. Here are the best
Just when you thought things were simmering down for summer, along comes Time Out Dubai with 301 reasons to get out and enjoy the city. Our biggest voucher issue - out now! - is crammed with great deals on everything from gourmet meals and tennis lessons to relaxing spa treatments and laser hair removal (yes, really). It is in all supermarkets and bookshops and in the Time Out Tickets box office. Call 04 333 4000 if you can't find a copy!
To give you a taste of some of the fun that can be found at the centre of this week's mag, we round up 15 of the most exciting two-for-one deals you can enjoy today. All for just Dhs7. So what are you waiting for? Go and get it now!
1 Dine on delectable mains at Asado This beautiful, rustic restaurant, set to views of the Burj Khalifa and the waters of Souk Al Bahar, serves tasty Argentinian fare that’s among the best in Dubai – it was named Best Latin American in our 2012 Restaurant Awards. Now two of you can feast on mains such as empanadas, ceviche and succulent steak for half the price. The Palace, The Old Town, Downtown Dubai (04 428 7888).
2 Enjoy the culinary creations at Table 9 by Nick and Scott Table 9 seems to be one of those restaurants that people mean to visit, but never quite get round to it. With Time Out’s two-for-one voucher, there’s no excuse to miss out – sample mains such as duck, red cabbage, swede and maple syrup; halibut, green radish, sesame, and four spice; or John Dory, squid, enoki mushrooms and green chilli. Hilton Dubai Creek, Deira (04 227 1111).
3 Fine-tune your serve at Meydan Tennis Academy Forget about the heat – now’s the time to polish up on your tennis with two-for-one lessons from a pro instructor at Meydan Tennis Academy. The facility features nine floodlit courts, three dedicated junior courts and one multipurpose court. Your social tennis partners won’t know what’s hit them. The Meydan, Nad Al Sheba, www.meydanhotels.com (04 381 3500).
4 Gawp at Meydan’s enormous IMAX screen After opening with a series of low-key films and one-off screenings, the new IMAX at Meydan is now showing the latest and greatest UAE releases on its enormous 29-metre-wide, 22-metre-high screen. Not only will you be able to take a plus-one for the movie, but you’ll be able munch on two servings of popcorn and soft drinks for the price of one. Exciting stuff. The Meydan, Nad Al Sheba, www.meydanimax.com (800 4629). 5 Perfect your beach body with Rebecca Treston hair-removal treatments Rebecca Treston, a leading name in laser hair-removal treatments, is offering a two-for-one deal on a range of treatments, including hair removal around the face, bikini line, underarms and back (gents, don’t be shy). EuroMed Clinic, Villa 611, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 394 5422).
6 Practise your parachuting – without jumping out of a plane Treat an equally adventurous friend to a first-time-flyer package with iFly at Mirdif City Centre. Qualified instructors will teach you the techniques of skydiving as you’re propelled into the air in a giant wind tunnel. All the more fun for those with chubby cheeks (you’ll see what we mean). Mirdif City Centre (04 231 6292).
7 Raise a glass at The Underground Sports fans of Dubai unite! Though the domestic football season is finished, there’s still plenty to watch over the summer thanks to Euro 2012 and the Olympics – and you can enjoy it all the more with two-for-one drinks at Dubai’s best sporting venue (it won Best Sports Bar in our 2012 Nightlife Awards). Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina (04 399 5000).
8 Refresh at Chill Spa’s Moroccan hammam Take your significant other to Chill Spa, which is offering a two-for-one hammam treatment – expect a vigorous scrub-down, then the chance to sweat out all your skin’s impurities in the steam room. Royal Ascot Hotel, Bur Dubai (04 508 8329).
10 Sample Indian delights at Asha’s Enjoy two-for-one main courses at Time Out’s Indian restaurant of the year. If you’re having trouble choosing, we’d recommend the dreamlike kebab skewers. Wafi, Oud Metha (04 324 4100).
11 Sup fine grape beverages at Vintage Raise your glass at one of Dubai’s best grape bars with the aid of our two-for-one offer on a bottle of selected grape. Clued-up Dubai oenophiles will know Vintage has one of the best selections of pours in the city. Wafi, Oud Metha (04 324 4100).
12 Dive in Fujairah with Al Boom Diving Escape the sweaty city to Fujairah, which still has great diving at this time of year. Don’t have a PADI certificate? You can still snorkel and catch some rays aboard the dhow. Al Boom Diving, Al Wasl Road (04 342 2993).
13 Try tea on Dubai Creek with Bateaux Dubai Afternoon tea plus a boat cruise equals a great Dubai experience, not to mention a most civilised way to do some sightseeing now the weather’s heating up. Enjoy scones, finger sandwiches and great teas. Al Seef Road, opposite the British Embassy, Dubai Creek, Bur Dubai (04 399 4994).
14 Eat award-winning Italian fare at Medzo We’re offering two-for-one vouchers for main courses such as veal loin wrapped in prosciutto or one of the oven-cooked pizzas. While you’re there, say hi to Nonna Livia, who floats from table to table ensuring diners are all enjoying their meal. Wafi, Oud Metha (04 324 4100).
15 Enjoy thrills and spills with Yellow Boats As well as being a bright buttercup shade, Yellow Boats are rigid, inflatable speedboats powered by eco-friendly engines and driven by experts. They’re also a great way in which to see Dubai’s waterside landmarks at break-neck speeds – think dune bashing at sea. www.theyellowboats.com (800 8044).