21 things to do in Dubai this week

Tuck in
There a few things that bring friends together as wonderfully as sitting down to a roast dinner. Dubai Media City’s recent addition, Qwerty has a special Saturday offer to feast upon, giving you a choice of beef, lamb or chicken and all the trimmings for the cracking price of just Dhs95. And if that doesn’t seal the deal, they’ll also throw a house drink into the bargain. Now all you have to do is come up with a topic of conversation – just don’t talk with your mouths full, okay?
Dhs95. Sat 1pm-7pm. Ongoing. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).


Try this

Head to Muchachas Mexican Cantina for its new ladies’ night. You’ll get three free drinks and 50 percent off the tasty Mexican food, too. Dishes include guacamole and a range of tacos.
Prices vary. Wed from 5pm. Ongoing. Muchachas Mexican Cantina, Holiday Inn Express, Al Safa (04 327 5878).

Enjoy this

Sushi fans, it’s time to head to JBR to enjoy all your favourite Benihana dishes for the Wednesday ikanji (meaning “cool”) night.
Dhs219 (soft drinks). Wed 6pm-10.30pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, The Walk, JBR (04 428 2000).

Book this

Make the most of the summer deals at Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont The Palm. Packages include the Summer Refresher, which starts with a replenishing aloe and lavender body wrap, followed by an express facial.
Dhs400 (60-minute). Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 457 3545).


Cryotherapy facial at Address Montgomerie

Try out the new cryotherapy facial treatments, designed to reduce your body temperature to increase blood circulation and enhance skin tone and radiance.
Dhs495. Daily 10am-10pm. Until August 31. Address Montgomerie, Emirates Hills (04 363 1274).

Dance to psytrance

DJ Stryker, one of France’s biggest and best psychedelic trance DJs, has been a heavyweight on the scene for more than a decade. He’s in town for a fast-paced set of electro and techno-fused music.
Dhs100. From 9pm. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).

Have a laugh

Don’t miss South African national treasure and global comedy star Barry Hilton in JBR this week. His hilariously relateable sets are some of the best in the business.
Dhs185 (regular), Dhs250 (premium). Over 21s only. 9pm. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, The Walk, JBR, www.thelaughterfactory.com (050 878 6728).

High tea (literally)

Enjoy a classic collection of mini sandwiches, pâtisserie, scones and fresh berries, plus tea or coffee, from the amazing vantage point of the 122nd floor of the Burj Khalifa at At.mosphere Lounge.
Dhs350. Daily 3pm-5pm. At.mosphere Lounge, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3828).


Ski-style brunching

It may be 40 degrees outside, but head indoors for the roaring fire and ski-chalet-themed décor at the Publique brunch. Oh, and did we mention the raclette?
Dhs185 (soft drinks), Dhs295 (house beverages). Fri 12.30pm-3.30pm. Ongoing. Publique, Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 430 8550).

Save on spa sessions
Visit Ola Spa at Lapita Dubai and you can enjoy a 30 percent discount on any 60-minute massage. Treatments include the Lomi Lomi Autograph Massage used by Hawaiian healers, a Tarumi Massage, which uses age-old Polynesian techniques or a Pohaku Massage, which combines warmed basalt stones with Tahitian scented monoï oil. Ola, meaning life, health and wellbeing, aims to soothe away the stresses of the working week.
Prices vary. Daily 9am-10pm. Until Aug 31. Lapita Dubai, Dubai Parks And Resorts, Jebel Ali (04 810 9660).

Progressive art
Last-chance viewing

Today is your last chance to see the fascinating Artist Run New York: The Seventies exhibition, which showcases the pioneering work of contemporary artists who were changing the face of the art world in New York in the 1970s. The show is a must for anyone interested in the history of art.
Free. Sat-Thu 11am-6pm. Until Jun 30. Jean-Paul Najar Foundation, Warehouse 45, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 258 7078).


Barasti launches brunch

Throughout the summer the beach club is hosting a “Wild Thing” buffet brunch in its jungle-themed tent.
Dhs175 (ladies), Dhs250 (gents). Sat 2pm-5pm. Until Sep 30. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street (04 318 1313).

Closet refresh
Head to Pretty Chic Fashion Market at Industrial Avenue for bento boxes, free hair and make-up stations and the chance to pick up unique wares from independent designers and retailers.
Free. 2pm-8pm. Industrial Avenue, The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina (04 511 7139).

Summer staycation

The iconic Jumeirah Beach Hotel is offering a half-board package where guest can dine at any Jumeirah hotel. The offer also includes unlimited access to Wild Wadi Waterpark, free watersports and Kids’ Club access for the little ones, all at a knock-down price.
Dhs900. Until Dec 30. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 348 0000).


Sunday brunch…
…at Cavalli Club

Kick-start your week with unlimited food and drinks at Fairmont Dubai’s trendy nightspot. There’s loads of Italian dishes to choose from, plus a live cabaret show. Don’t fancy brunch? Ladies, if you’re in the first 101 ladies on the guestlist you’ll get free drinks from 11.30pm to 3am.
Dhs299. Sun 8.30pm-midnight. Ongoing. Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 332 9260).

Treatment time
In need of pampering? LIME Spa is offering a “Nourish Your Body” package, which consists of a 60-minute massage and a 30-minute scrub, plus full access to the facilities, including a steam room, sauna and ice fountain.
Dhs450. Sat-Thu 9am-11pm; Fri 9am-9pm. Ongoing. Desert Palm Per Aquum, Al Awir Road (04 323 8888).

Cut-price pool access

Sit back and chill while enjoying stunning panoramic views of the city skyline at Raffles Dubai’s swimming pool. Take a dip or soak up the sun. There’s also a swim-up bar. All-day access is just Dhs150, including two drinks. Sounds like a good reason to take a day off to us…
Dhs150 per person (including two house beverages). Daily 9am-7pm. Until Sep 30. Raffles Dubai, Oud Metha (04 324 8888).


Afternoon tea in style

Indulge in a special afternoon tea at The Lounge at Address Boulevard. Star of the show is a chest of drawers filled with four layers of all your favourite teatime treats, plus some that come with a modern twist. Dishes include creative sandwiches, mini burrata, petite fruit tarts, sweets wrapped in edible plastic and chocolate caviar. There are, of course, also freshly baked scones served with home-made jam, clotted cream and plenty of tea and coffee.
Dhs140. Daily 2.30pm-6pm. Ongoing. Address Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 561 8555).

Think hard, win big

With discounted food and beverages, bonus points for the best team name and prizes such as brunches, beach access and cash, the quiz at The Tap House is a no-brainer.
Free. From 8.30pm. The Tap House, Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah (04 514 3778).


Celebrate this

It’s US Independence Day. Head to Clinton St. Baking Company to celebrate and you’ll get a free slice of pie with every main meal ordered. The choice is yours, from Key lime, pumpkin, pecan, apple, blueberry or cherry. Don’t miss the limited-edition apple pie waffles (pictured), either.
Prices vary. 8am-11pm. Burj Views, Downtown Dubai; City Walk, Al Safa Street, Clinton St. Baking Company www.clintonstreetbaking.ae.

Have a night Gals’ night…
…at The Black Lion

Every Tuesday, ladies get three free house beverages at The Black Lion, or book in for a meal and get unlimited mixed drinks with your food (glazed short ribs with sweet potato mash? Rocky road ice cream sandwich? Don’t mind if we do…). Gents won’t miss out either, since there’s a happy hour running at the same time.
Free. Tue 5pm-9pm. Ongoing. The Black Lion, The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 359 2366).

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