21 things to do this week

Summer White Party, Kids eat for free, The laughter factory and more

Wednesday 12

Turkish hammam and 60-minute body massage
Guys, it’s time to unwind. Every Wednesday you can enjoy a 45-minute Turkish hammam and 60-minute body massage at the luxurious Talise Ottoman Spa. Plus, you’ll get a gift to take home.
Dhs580. Wed from 5pm. Ongoing. Talise Ottoman Spa, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 453 0456).

#MeetMeOut at Miss Wáng

Hotfoot it down to Miss Wáng for #MeetMeOut, where you’ll get 50 percent off drinks. You’ll also get to choose three dishes for just Dhs99.
Prices vary. Daily 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 501 2567).

Coya’s Summer White Party
Don your smartest white threads and head down to Coya’s Summer White Party for an evening of live music, excellent food and themed beverages.
Prices à la carte, reservations essential. 9pm-3am. Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 316 9600).

Thursday 13

Beat the heat at Iridium Spa
Begin with a cool mist rain shower followed by a full-body massage with revitalising essential oils and cool stones applied to specific pressure points.
Dhs390 (60 minutes). Daily 9am-9pm. Until Sep 15. The St. Regis Dubai, Al Habtoor City, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 435 5500).

Weekday lunch offer
Madinat Jumeirah eatery folly by Nick & Scott is offering a special weekday lunch deal with dishes including the famous monkfish cheeks, guinea fowl, sea bass and veal tongue (pictured).
Dhs90 (two courses), Dhs110 (three courses). Sun-Thu noon-2.30pm. Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 430 8535).

The laughter factory
Headlined by Ben Norris (of Mock the Week fame), the next edition of The Laughter Factory also stars Rich Wilson and Pierre Hollins, and will be taking place at new “pop-up” locations including ON42 at Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (July 12, 8pm) and Jumeirah Golf Estates (July 14, 7pm).
Dhs140. Jul 12-14, 9pm. Times and locations vary, visit the website for full details, www.thelaughterfactory.com.

Watch war for the planet of the apes
The grand finale to the blockbuster trilogy hits screens today and we think it’s going to be explosive. It’s One of those movies that motion capture technology was invented to deliver, and in simian Caesar, we see Andy Serkis delivering a lead role that he was simply born to play, the ex-Gollum able to convey a depth of emotion through his digi-wotsit eyes that’s so intense it frequently causes tears in your own. A must-see we say. Hurry up and book your tickets.
In cinemas across Dubai.

Friday 14

Thai feast at Pai Thai
Pai Thai has an idyllic weekend offer for you this summer. For Dhs395, you get to enjoy the all-you-can-eat Feast of Xahar, featuring classic Thai curries and more. There’s also a sunbed for you pre- or post-lunch at Madinat Jumeirah’s private beach, plus access to the temperature-controlled pools. Stunning views of the Arabian Gulf and Burj Al Arab also guaranteed. Oh, and you get Dhs230 off a Dhs550 Thai Massage at Talise Spa, Madinat Jumeirah, too, to be used during the week. Sign us up.
Dhs395. Fri-Sat 8am-sunset (lunch 12.30pm-3.30pm). Until Sep 2. Pai Thai, Jumeirah Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 432 3232).

Brunch at Miss Lily’s
Caribbean restaurant Miss Lily’s has a new à la carte brunch launching today.
Dhs250 (soft drinks), Dhs390 (house beverages). Fri noon-5pm. Ongoing. Sheraton Grand Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 354 4074).

The Sound of Bowie at The Music Room
Head to The Music Room for an evening of classic David Bowie tracks from Martin Gough’s tribute troupe. The 24-song set will feature Bowie’s greatest hits. Support comes from Miss-Sykes, an award-winning artist who has performed with the likes of the Spice Girls.
Dhs80. 9pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).

Kids eat for free at Armani Hotel

If you you haven’t introduced your little ones to fine dining due to the cost (or if they already have a taste for octopus and foie gras), save your dirhams and take your family out for dinner at Armani/Ristorante, Armani/Amal or Armani/Mediterraneo. Kids under ten can dine for free with paying adults. Armani/Deli is offering the same deal for both lunch and dinner.
Two kids per paying adult. Lowest-value meal free. Until Sep 30. Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3666).

Saturday 15

Lazy Saturday brunch
Head to the Saturdaze Brunch at 3in1 in the morning and lazily drift into the afternoon enjoying the unlimited buffet.
Dhs139 (soft drinks). Dhs100 extra per guest for a pool access and cabana. Vida Downtown (04 428 6888).

Ladies’ night at The Clavichord
Head to chilled-out speakeasy-style lounge bar The Clavichord for ladies’ night and you’ll get free drinks all night. The menu of bites including dynamite shrimp and sliders is worth trying, too.
Free. Mon and Sat 6pm-10pm. Ongoing. Somewhere Hotel, Barsha Heights (04 561 0600).

Alternative roast at Gaucho

Dig into Gaucho’s indulgent Saturday roast, starring steak. A massive Yorkshire pud, gravy and roasted vegetables come with. Yum.
Dhs185. Sat-Sun noon-11.30pm. Gate Village 2, DIFC (04 422 7898).

Sunday 16

Enjoy a feast of new dishes at Asado
The Argentinian eatery at Palace Downtown has just launched a brand-new menu. Its dishes include slow-cooked rabbit and mushroom stew, Chilean sea bass with squid ink risotto and more.
Prices vary. Daily 6.30pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Palace Downtown, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard (04 428 7888).

50 percent off treatments at Saray Spa
In need of some relaxation this weekend? Saray Spa in Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites is offering 50 percent off treatments including body scrubs, massages and facials.
Prices vary. Sat-Thu 9am-9pm. Until Aug 31. Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites, Dubai Marina (04 319 4630).

Watch a grand slam finale on the Astroturf

Settle in at The Rose & Crown for Wimbledon’s final in a summer garden party setting. Expect AstroTurf, deck chairs, summery beverages, and bites such as fish finger sandwiches and strawberries and cream. The bar is showing the whole tournament, so you can catch all the action from the courts.
Free. Jul 3-16, 11am-2am. The Rose & Crown, The Atrium, Al Habtoor City, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 437 0022).

Monday 17

Brand-new eats at At.mosphere Lounge
The stylish At.mosphere Lounge, set on the 122nd floor of the Burj Khalifa, has just launched a brand-new menu of mouthwatering dishes that you need to try. The list combines small platters of European haute cuisine with street food, including short-rib tacos (pictured). Also on the menu is truffle mac ’n’ cheese croquettes, plus a gold-dusted, multilayered, Billionaire Burger with an 11+ Japanese wagyu patty, foie gras, wild mushrooms and sliced truffle. Yum.
Prices vary. Daily 5.30pm-midnight. Ongoing. Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai (04 888 3828).

Go play at Toy room

Play School Mondays at Toy Room are all about the urban beats provided DJ Dany Neville, and Frank. Don’t know who he is? That’s your Monday night sorted, then.
Free. Mon 11pm-3am. Roda Al Murooj, Downtown Dubai (055 246 4555).

Tuesday 18

Revo Café
Head over to Revo Café on the Palm where for just Dhs35 you can drink endless cups of tea or coffee and eat cake. There are plenty of tasty options to choose from, such as triple-decker cakes (including chocolate and red velvet). There’s also a giant chocolate chip cookie to sink your teeth into if you’re more into biscuits than cake.
Dhs35. Daily 8am-10.30pm. Until Aug 31. Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, Palm Jumeirah (04 567 8322).

Ladies dine on Nezesaussi

For a slightly different take on ladies’ night, get your best gal pals together and head over to Nezesaussi Grill in Downtown. Any lady spending Dhs50 or more on drinks between 6pm and 10pm on a Tuesday gets a free main course. Dinner and a catch-up mid-week? Don’t mind if we do.
From Dhs50. Tue 6pm-10pm. Ongoing. Nezesaussi Grill, Manzil Downtown, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard (04 428 5888).

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