There are 301 incredible vouchers in this week's magazine* and to help you have the best week (and rest of the year) ever, here’s just an example how you can use them.
Shape up with personal training
Prepare for a weekend of indulgence by getting up early for a one-to-one training session at state-of-the-art The Stables Fitness Centre, nestled alongside a stunning polo field. Your second session at the Desert Palm gym is free!
Desert Palm, Al Awir Road (04 02 9300).
Check out a new breakfast spot
Chic new café Le Paradis Du Fruit, located at Dubai’s happening new seaside hangout The Beach, is now serving breakfast – and with our voucher, your friend (or the colleague you’re buttering up) can enjoy their most important meal of the day
The Beach, JBR (04 425 7769).
Pretend you’re in the Alps
Treat someone to a main course at the recently renovated Aprés in Mall of the Emirates. Overlooking Ski Dubai, this popular restaurant and bar is perfect for those who want to start getting excited about Christmas in November (or any time of the year).
Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 341 2575).
Have a posh manicure
Make the most of your lunch break by catching up with a mate and getting pampered in time for the weekend with a two-for-one ‘perfect manicure’ at Spa Cordon. There’s a voucher for pedicures too, so you could even treat yourselves to both.
Sky Gardens, DIFC (04 421 3424).
Slope off early for afternoon tea
Thursday afternoons are a write-off anyway – make the most of yours with a delightful afternoon tea in the Axis Lobby Lounge at the Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort. Once you and your companion have filled your faces with sandwiches, enjoy a leisurely stroll along the shore and a spot of window shopping at The Beach.
Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Resort, JBR (04 318 2570).
Toast the weekend with two bottles of bubbly
Head to any of Desert Palm’s restaurants to enjoy two bottles of bubbly for the price of one. Whether you’ve got an occasion to celebrate or simply want to kick the weekend off in style, this is certainly the way to do it.
Desert Palm, Al Awir Road (04 323 8888).
Head out on a family brunch
Mazina at The Address Dubai Marina is hugely popular among Dubaians with young kids. Expect good food, plenty of variety and loads of activities to keep the little ones entertained while mum and dad enjoy a well-earned break, happy in the knowledge they’re only paying for one parent.
The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7777).
Hole up for the weekend at the Tilal Liwa
Get a second night free or take friends along and split the bill at this hotel in the Western Region. Prepare to relax in the pool and enjoy some stunning scenery in the form of rolling red dunes as far as the eye can see.
Liwa, Western Region, Abu Dhabi (02 894 6111).
Explore the city by boat
Go on a 90-minute sightseeing tour of Dubai’s coast with The Yellow Boats and take a friend for free. If you haven’t got any (sorry about that, try Meetup.com), go twice!
The Yellow Boats, Dubai Marina (800 8044).
Restore calm with a day at the beach
Not just any beach – check out Fairmont the Palm’s private beach club, perfect for lazing around and pretending you haven’t a care in the world. Kids are well catered for here, too, so mum and dad will get an hour or two off the temper tantrums.
Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3388).
Have a leisurely lunch
Head to Frankie’s Italian Bar & Grill at JBR for a delicious feast in the form of the Saturday sharing lunch – your lucky dining companion goes free. Think pizza, pasta…and potentially having to unbutton the top of your jeans.
Oasis Beach Tower, JBR (04 399 4311).
Show your pet some love
Trips to the salon aren’t just for humans – your pooch needs a bit of bathing, clipping and snipping every so often too. Take two pets for their next session for the price of one, courtesy of the Shampooch voucher in this issue.
Al Quoz (04 340 0507).
Lavish cupcakes on your colleagues
What better way to get your teammates on your side? Ease everyone’s Sunday morning blues by treating them to a round of delicious sweet treats from Sugaholic – they don’t need to know you got eight for the price of four…
Karama (04 357 9333).
Blow off some steam on a trampoline
Bounce and have as much fun as ever for half the price at Jump Boxx. The Mirdif trampolining park is a great place to burn calories and blow off steam at the start of the week.
Mirdif (04 288 5744).
Have a posh facial
Get a ‘The Cure’ facial for you and your mate and pay for just one at The Spa at The Address Dubai Marina. Spend the rest of the week with skin glowing so bright your colleagues will think you’ve swallowed something radioactive.
The Spa at The Address Dubai Marina (800 233 7377).
Tuck into a Spanish business lunch
Don’t have a meeting or client to impress? Make one up and make the most of Salero Tapas & Bodega’s two-for-one business lunch voucher, making your midday Spanish dining experience even better value than usual.
Kempinski Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha (04 409 5888).
Play 18 holes of golf
One of the city’s most popular sports, golf is also one of its most expensive. Grab your voucher and split the cost of one round with a mate at JA Jebel Ali Golf Resort.
Jebel Ali (04 814 5555).
Get your body buffed
Try the enticing-sounding sultry citrus body buff ritual or the luscious and luminous ritual at Mandara Spa, and either take a friend for free, or be selfish and treat yourself twice in one month (go on, you deserve it).
The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8270).
Join a gym
Terrible at motivating yourself to get in the gym? Get two memberships for the price of one at FAST Sports Performance and you’ve secured yourself a bench press buddy in the process. Sorted.
Sheikh Zayed Road (04 355 5181).
Let your kids make a home movie
If you’re in Dubai over the festive period, put a smile on grandparents’ faces this Christmas Day by sending them a DVD of your kids playing superheroes, fairy tale princesses and much more, courtesy of Big On Children. With our voucher, you can make sure both sets of grandparents get a copy to make their day.
The Dubai Mall (04 388 2345).
Get two bottles for the price of one
Tuesday might be ladies’ night in Dubai, but men and women alike can make the most of that mid-week get-together with friends with this deal. Head to Oscar’s Vine Society, where you can get two bottles of grape for the price of one with our voucher.
Crowne Plaza Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 331 1111).