21 things to do this week

Wasla Summer Session, Peruvian Day and more things to do in Dubai


Wednesday 26

New hammam at Address Boulevard
Relax at the new hammam at Address Boulevard. Enjoy a traditional hammam, followed by a revitalising black soap scrub, rhassoul wrap, and an oriental full-body massage.
Dhs850 (120 minutes). Daily 9am-10pm. Ongoing. Address Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 561 8888).

Fire Walk With Me at Warehouse 68
Catch Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, as part of Cinema Akil and Alserkal Avenue’s new season, NOWPLAYING. It’s a prequel film to the cult classic ’90s detective series, to go along with the show’s 2017 reboot, Twin Peaks: The Return, which premiered in May.
Free. From 8pm. Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue, www.cinemaakil.com.

Feel Gorgeous at Grapeskin
Ladies, gather your friends this Wednesday evening and head to the new ladies’ night “Feel Gorgeous at Grapeskin” and you’ll get two free glasses of grape and a cheeseboard.
Free. Wed 8pm-11pm. Ongoing. La Ville Hotel & Suites, City Walk, Al Safa Street (054 309 5948).

Thursday 27

Enjoy three-courses for Dhs150 at Madinat Jumeirah
Fancy a three-course meal at a top restaurant for just Dhs150? This summer, you can get dinner at eateries including Trattoria Toscana (pictured), ET Sushi, Perry & Blackwelder’s, The Agency and more for that very price.
Dhs150. Until Aug 31. Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim, www.roundmenu.com/dubai/madinat-jumeirah-restaurants.

Wasla Summer Session at ON42
Head to this huge summer party from the people behind alternative Arabic music festival Wasla, in the lead-up to its return. Live music comes from Algerian band Speed Caravan, Egypt’s Fulltone and UAE-based band NOON.
Dhs100 (online), Dhs120 (on the door). 7pm-3am. ON42, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City, www.platinumlist.net.

See a National Theatre play at The Courtyard Playhouse
The latest screening of London’s National Theatre at The Courtyard Playhouse is the Edward Albee classic Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf?. The revival stars Imelda Staunton and Conleth Hill, both of whom deliver stunning performances. Not to be missed for theatre fans.
Free (reservation essential). Jul 27-28, 8pm-11pm. Al Quoz (050 986 1761).

Watch a nostalgic movie
Leave a stressful week behind with some easy-going cinema. Head to the movies, settle down with a big bucket of popcorn and zone out to Baywatch. It’s a surprisingly fun, self-mocking comedy. But we’re not going to lie, by any traditional measure of quality, this film is actually awful. But it somehow still manages to pull it off. Go see. Now.
Out now in cinemas across Dubai.

Friday 28

Rock out to Jinjer
Catch Ukranian groove metal band Jinjer at The Music Room tonight. The four-piece, who have supported the likes of Caliban and Evanescence, bring their original blend of metal, jazz, reggae and funk to Dubai for the first time. Don’t miss it.
Dhs120. 7.30pm. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Mankhool Road, Bur Dubai (04 (04 501 2534).

Vibe out at Tamanya Terrace
The Summer Vibes series is being held at rooftop bar Tamanya Terrace, which has been transformed into a neon (air-conditioned) tent to keep the party going all summer long. Tonight it’s the turn of Joyce Muniz to keep the crowd on their feet. One of Vienna’s brightest young stars, she’ll be spinning her captivating deep house and techno. Dance music heavyweights Richie Hawtin, Skream and Maya Jane Coles are all fans. Head down to hear why. There’s a two-for-one deal on drinks from 6pm to 8pm, too.
Dhs50 (6pm-8pm), Dhs80 (8pm-10pm), Dhs100 (from 10pm). 6pm-3am. Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 366 9111).

Peruvian Day at LIMA
LIMA Dubai is celebrating Peruvian National Day today with a four-course lunch, sundowners, extended happy hour and live entertainment from musicians and dancers.
Friday Fiesta: Dhs299 (soft drinks), Dhs495 (house beverages), Dhs595 (bubbly). Noon-4pm. Sundowners: Dhs195 (house beverages). 4pm-6pm. City Walk, Al Safa Street (056 500 4571).

Saturday 29

Summer membership at Club Marquis
Get summer membership at Club Marquis, valid for 12 weeks until the end of September. The deal includes free access to a range of classes.
Dhs2,700. Until Sep 30. JW Marriott Marquis Dubai (04 414 6754).

Dance to EDM
You don’t have to travel to Belgium to be part of the world’s biggest EDM festival. Nine of Tomorrowland’s biggest DJs will be jetting over to play live, right here in Dubai, including Martin Solveig, Ferreck Dawn and Tom Swoon.
From Dhs490. 2pm-3am. Dubai Festival City Arena, www.platinumlist.net.

Dig into a roast at Nezesaussi
Banish those end-of-week blues with a traditional roast and sport on the telly at Nezesaussi.
Dhs99 (food only), Dhs179 (three house beverages). Sat noon-8pm. Ongoing. Nezesaussi Grill, Manzil Downtown, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard (04 423 8899).

Sunday 30

Get weekday discounts at d3
Between 5pm and 8pm on weekdays you’ll get discounts at multiple outlets in d3 as part of “Live@5”. Highlights include 30 percent off sandwiches, pastries and coffee at Craft Café, two-for-one drinks at Chez Charles and 15 percent off everything at Frame and Yui.
Prices vary. Sun-Thu 5pm-8pm. Ongoing throughout summer. d3, www.dubaidesigndistrict.com.

We Run the World ladies’ night at The DEK on 8
Gals, round up your pals and beat those Sunday blues over at The DEK on 8 at Media One Hotel for the bar’s We Run the World ladies’ night. You’ll get free mocktails from 3pm to 5pm and three free house beverages from 6pm.
Free. Sun 3pm-11pm. The DEK on 8, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City (04 427 1000).

Facials and Credit at Iridium Spa
Treat yourself this Sunday and book in for a bespoke facial at The St. Regis Dubai. The Al Habtoor City spa is giving guests who opt for its hydrating, desensitising or purifying treatments Dhs250 in credit to be used when purchasing products for sale in the spa. What better way to start to the week?
Prices vary. Daily 9am-9pm. Until Sep 15. The St. Regis Dubai, Al Habtoor City, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 435 5500).

Monday 31

Maki Mondays at Waka
Waka is a restaurant everyone’s talking about at the moment, and not only does it have great food, it has some top deals. Among them is Maki Mondays, on which you’ll get unlimited rolls and a glass of grape for just Dhs150 from 8pm to 10pm.
Dhs150. Mon 8pm-10pm. Ongoing. The Oberoi Dubai, Business Bay (04 444 1455).

Spend a day at Raffles Dubai
Hop along down to Raffles Dubai where you can spend a glorious day basking in the sunshine at the hotel’s swimming pool for just Dhs150. That gets you entry to the pool as well as two free drinks. Sit back and chill while enjoying stunning panoramic views of the city skyline. Spend a full ten hours soaking up the sun – with occasional dips in the water to cool off, of course. Mix up the scenery with front crawls past the swim-up bar, too. 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).

Grape tasting at Boca
The Tasting Class’ sommelier-led session features five varieties of white grape, plus canapés to nibble on.
Dhs225. 7.30pm-10pm. BOCA, Gate Village, DIFC, www.thetastingclass.com (050 918 6761).

Tuesday Aug 1

Summer package at Arabian Ranches Golf Club
Brush up your swing this summer and brave the heat for a cut-price lesson package at Arabian Ranches Golf Club. The summer package, with five hours of lessons, costs Dhs1,850 for members and Dhs2,220 for guests with the head professional at the course.
Dhs1,850 (members), Dhs2,220 (non-members). Call for times. Until Sep 30. Arabian Ranches Golf Club, Arabian Ranches (04 366 4700).

Eight courses at Zahira Special grape pairing
Zahira, Dubai’s new, stylish Middle Eastern eatery from Michelin-starred Australian-Lebanese chef Greg Malouf, is hosting a one-off grape pairing dinner tonight. The specially selected dishes will be matched with different types of Australian grape, and there’s a glass of bubbly to start.
Dhs450. 7.30pm. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8606).

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