16 things to do in Dubai this week

Discount golf, Britpop party, community fitness and more

Wednesday 10

Ladies three dishes for the price of two at Couqley

Hungry ladies, this one is for you. Head to Couqley and you’ll get three dishes for the price of two. These include crab cakes (pictured) and sliders. Plus, you’ll get complimentary free-flowing house grape and mixed drinks, too.
Prices vary. Wed 8pm-midnight. Ongoing. Cluster A, JLT (04 514 9339).

Summer Pass at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club

Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club is bringing back its Summer Pass, which entitles golfers to unlimited access to the 18-hole championship course, free cart hire, a 30-minute golf lesson and access to the gym.
Dhs4,750. May 15 to Sep 30. Deira (04 295 6000).

Food happy hour at Zero Gravity

Get 50 percent off during “food happy hour” at Zero Gravity. Cut-price dishes include wagyu beef burgers, chicken quesadillas, fried calamari and sandwiches. Bargain.
Prices vary. Sun-Wed 7pm-10pm. Ongoing. Near Skydive Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 399 0099).

Thursday 11

Business lunch deal at LIMA

For a lunchtime Peruvian treat, visit LIMA for a three-course deal. Choose from signature dishes including hot chicken ceviche, salmon causita, pumpkin soup and special desserts.
Dhs120. Sun-Thu noon-4pm. Ongoing. City Walk, Al Safa Street (056 500 4571).

A doll’s house re-imagined

Local theatre company Danú is staging a modern-day, Middle Eastern retelling of Henrik Ibsen’s classic play. This English language version features a talented cast from across the region.
Dhs100. May 10-13, 7.30pm. DUCTAC, Mall of the Emirates (04 341 4777).

Friday 12

Britpop bash
We’ve partnered with The Irish Village to bring you a nostalgic night of ’90s Britpop. The Lightning Seeds, Toploader and The Farm will be playing one massive concert featuring classic singalong anthems such as Life of Riley, Dancing in the Moonlight and Groovy Train. Don’t miss it!
Dhs175 (early-bird), Dhs195 (regular). Fri May 12, 6pm. Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, Garhoud, www.800tickets.com.

Descend on destination dawn

A 12-hour festival, headlined by a former member of Black Eyed Peas, on the beach in Ras Al Khaimah? Don’t mind if we do.
From Dhs150. 5pm-5am. Al Marjan Island, Ras Al Khaimah, www.destinationdawn.com (055 765 7057).

Weekend lunch break
Get the family together and head to Jumeirah Al Naseem for a lazy weekend lunch. Make the most of the terrace before the weather gets too hot (but if you think it already is, there’s inside seating, too). The buffet has an array of global treats, so everyone will be happy.
Dhs250 (soft drinks), Dhs90 (kids aged four-12), free (kids under four). Fri-Sat 1pm-4pm. Ongoing. Jumeirah Al Naseem (04 432 3232).

Classes by ROAR

ROAR by #PUMAWomen, a women’s only community hub in Dubai Design District (d3), is hosting fitness and wellness events until Wednesday May 17. Today there’s the Puma breakfast club, a hip-hop fitness class, hoola hooping and a talk on body language.
Free. Times vary (check online). Ground Floor, Building 6, Dubai Design District (d3), www.roarbypumawomen.com.

Saturday 13

Feast on Dim sum at Royal China’s brunch
Hankering for some weekend dim sum? Head to Royal China, Time Out Dubai’s Best Chinese restaurant 2017, on a Friday or Saturday, for a wide range of the delicious dumplings to satisfy you.
Dhs188 (with tea), Dhs388 (house beverages), Dhs488 (bubbly). Fri-Sat noon-3.30pm. Until May 26. Precinct Building 4, DIFC (04 354 5543).

Beach festival
The Ministry of Sound’s three-day Stay True Weekender is on this week at Barasti with music from Felix Da House Cat (May 11), Harry Romero (May 12), Robbie Rivera (May 13) and more.
Free. May 11-12 from 6pm; May13 from 2pm. Barasti, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina (04 318 1313).

Full moon yoga

Love yoga? Enjoy a 90-minute session under the stars at Fairmont The Palm’s full moon yoga and meditation class.
Dhs75. 8pm-9.30pm. Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3330).

Sunday 14

Spanish flair

Spanish classical music, flamenco dancing and beautiful vocals (from soprano Isabel Cañada Luna) all tell the tale of Spanish dance instructor Lorena in Emotions and her journey from orphan to star performer. A stunning show about everyone’s inner desire to realise their dreams.
From Dhs100. May 14-15, 8pm. DUCTAC, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, www.platinumlist.net (04 457 3212).

Bice Mare executive lunch

Enjoy four courses for Dhs195. Dishes include antipasti, grilled prawns, seafood pasta, beef fillet and a daily dessert special.
Dhs195. Sun-Thu, noon-3pm. Until May 25. Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 423 0982).

Monday 15

Meat-free Mondays at Copper Dog

The new Monday menu stars sandwiches, salads and even a hot dog, all sans meat.
Prices vary. Mon noon-11pm. Ongoing. DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Dubai –Jumeirah Beach, The Walk, JBR (04 559 5355).

Tuesday 16

Ladies’ night at Ají

Head to this funky Japanese-Peruvian spot right on the shoreline of Club Vista Mare, for ladies’ night. The weekly deal offers five free beverages from a menu that includes Japanese and Peruvian mixed drinks, grape and house beverages. Book a table for dinner and you’ll also get 50 percent
off your bill. Score.
Prices vary. Tue 8pm-1am. Ongoing. Club Vista Mare, The Palm Jumeirah (04 552 0244).

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