Things to do this week

Your week’s essential events, by our panel of experts

Wednesday 5

Daycation deal at The Dek on 8

In need of a refresh but not enough holiday? Media One Hotel is here to help. Every day (yes, even weekends), The Dek on 8 is offering up a daycation pass for just Dhs75. It includes pool access and a towel, and best of all, that Dhs75 entry fee can be redeemed for food and drinks. What a way to spend a day.
Dhs75. Daily 7am-7pm. Ongoing. Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).

Ladies’ night at JB’s Gastropub

Ladies, for a laid-back evening drink and a midweek catch-up with your pals, head over to ladies’ night at JB’s Gastropub in JBR on a Wednesday. You’ll get three free beverages, including sparkling grape.
Free. Wed 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. Amwaj Rotana, The Walk, JBR (04 428 2000).

New Bakery Box at Clinton St. Baking Company
Get your hands on Clinton St. Baking Company’s new Bakery Box, packed with chocolate brownies, mixed berry scones, biscuits and more.
Dhs250. Ongoing. Burj Views, Downtown Dubai (04 428 1331); City Walk, Al Safa Street (04 344 0705).

Boris Wilensky’s apocalyptic photographs at La Galerie
Boris Wilensky’s apocalyptic photographs in Hurban Vortex were inspired by the 2011 Japan tsunami. The haunting series combines images of technology and destruction.
Free. Until Sep 15. La Galerie, Alliance Française Dubai, Oud Metha (04 335 8712).

Thursday 6

One-off night of international comedy
The Irish Village and Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, in association with Time Out Dubai, play host to comedians Joe Rooney, Mark Nelson and Barry Castagnola.
Dhs160. Thu July 6, 7pm. Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Garhoud, www.800tickets.com.

Limitless Thursdays at Tr!beca
You can’t argue with four hours of unlimited dishes and house beverages, which is exactly what’s on offer every Thursday night at NYC-themed spot Tr!beca Kitchen + Bar down in JBR.
Dhs249 (house beverages). Thu 8pm-midnight. Ongoing. JA Ocean View Hotel, JBR (050 345 6067).

Gents’ deal at Reform Social & Grill
If you’ve been left on your lonesome and are not so hot in the kitchen, take advantage of a special “rations book” at Reform Social & Grill this summer. Men can buy a weekly book that includes five mains and five drinks for Dhs495. Dishes include this fish finger butty.
Dhs495. Ongoing. Reform Social & Grill, The Lakes (04 454 2638).

Friday 7
Afternoon tea at Al Bayt

Treat yourself to afternoon tea at Time Out Dubai award winner Al Bayt. Select from the buffet full of cakes, pastries and more.
Dhs160. Daily 2pm-6pm (tea service Sat-Thu, buffet Fri). Ongoing. Palace Downtown, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard (04 428 7888).

Beyond Creation live at The Music Room

Canadian progressive metal band Beyond Creation are in Dubai for the first time. They’ve played sold-out shows around the world, supported by huge bands including Psycroptic, and have released massive metal hits such as Earthborn Evolution.
Dhs125. From 6pm. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 501 2534).

World Chocolate Day at CLAW BBQ
Calling everyone with a sweet tooth. We reckon eating this chocolately French toast from CLAW BBQ’s brand-new breakfast menu is an excellent way to mark World Chocolate Day. The indulgent dish comes smothered in Nutella and is served with fried bananas.
Dhs39. Fri 8am-noon; Sat 8am-2pm. Ongoing. CLAW BBQ, Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai (04 432 2300).

Saturday 8

Weekend brekkie at Nezesaussi Grill
It’s the weekend! Celebrate the fact that it’s Saturday with these breakfast offers at Nezesaussi in Dubai Marina. Deals include the Waka Waka (a full English), and the All Blacks Kick Start (scrambled eggs, mushrooms, grilled tomato and beans). A great way to start the day.
Dhs60. Fri-Sat 10am-1pm. Ongoing. Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7777).

Dine and win at Towers Rotana
Towers Rotana is offering a dine and stay deal this summer. If you spend Dhs699 in any of the hotel’s restaurants (including Long’s Bar and Teatro), you’ll win a free night at one of Rotana’s UAE hotels and resorts to celebrate the brand’s 25th anniversary.
Dhs699. Until Aug 31. Sheikh Zayed Road (04 343 8000).

12-week “shellebration” at Pierchic

Pierchic is hosting a 12-week “shellebration” of seafood, with six dishes – from Italy, Spain, Portugal, England, France and Belgium – created by chef Paolo Bellamio, available for two weeks each. It begins this week with paella de arroz con bovagante from Spain.
Prices vary. Until Sep 28. Pierchic, Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 432 3232).

Sunday 9

Half-price spa at Saray Spa, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai

If you’re in need of some relaxation, listen up. If you head down to the JW Marriott Marquis Dubai’s Saray Spa, you can enjoy a half-price massage this summer. The luxurious spa is offering the discount on all 60-minute massages during the week. Book yourself in for a special treat.
Prices vary. Sun-Thu 9am-10pm. Until Aug 31. Saray Spa, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, Business Bay (04 414 6754).

Summer lunch menu at Tortuga

Latin American eatery Tortuga has introduced a special summer set lunch menu. Dishes include tacos, catch of the day and this tres leches cake.
Dhs100. Sat-Thu noon-3pm. Mina A’Salam, Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 432 3232).

Monday 10

Barasti’s summer tent

The jungle-themed, air-conditioned space will feature themed beverages for the summer. There’s also a Saturday brunch to try, and happy hour from 5pm to 8pm.
Sat-Wed 11am-1.30am; Thu-Fri 11am-3am. Brunch: Dhs175 (ladies), Dhs250 (gents). Sat 2pm-5pm. Ongoing throughout summer. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina (04 318 1313).

Tuesday 11

Lads’ night at McGettigan’s
Every Tuesday, McGettigan’s DWTC hosts its Man of the Match pool competition along with a range of two-for-one deals on beverages and free pool all night long for gents. Get discounted buckets of hops from 10pm, too, while other selected pints start from Dhs30 and happy hour (with prices from Dhs29) runs from 8pm until closing.
Free. Tue 8pm-11pm. McGettigan’s DWTC, Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road (800 6247).

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