21 things to do this week

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

Wednesday 2

Steak night at folly by Nick & Scott

With the hype surrounding trendy eatery folly by Nick & Scott, it’s unlikely you haven’t visited it yet. However, if you’re still to try it, a new weekday steak deal is the perfect reason to go. Grilled beef is served with hand-cut chips, béarnaise sauce, button mushroom compote and vine tomato chutney. Plus, you’ll get a bottle of house grape to share, too.
Dhs350 (for two). Sun-Wed 7pm-9pm. Ongoing. Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 430 8535).

Chee[r]se Night at Stage 2

If you’re a cheese-lover, hot-foot it down to the Chee[r]se Night at Stage 2. Dig into a massive selection of gourmet global cheeses, and if you’ve got room, there’s tapas, too. Plus, the deal includes three glasses of grape.
Dhs135. Wed 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. Vida Downtown, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard (04 428 6888).

Ladies’ night at The Maine Oyster Bar & Grill
It’s Clam Jam (groan) ladies’ night at The Maine Oyster Bar & Grill. If you can get over the name, head down for unlimited grape all night.
Free. Wed 8pm-midnight. The Maine Oyster Bar & Grill, DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai – Jumeirah Beach, JBR (04 457 6719).

Gyoza month at Atisuto

August is gyoza month at Japanese restaurant chain Atisuto. Dig into five pieces for Dhs66. Choices include tofu and veggies, beef, seafood or prawns, and you’ll get a side of spicy sauce
for dipping.
Dhs66. Daily 24 hours. Various locations including Bay Square, Business Bay (800 284 7886).

Thursday 3

Mexican fiesta at La Tablita
La Tablita’s monthly fiesta is back after a summer break, the first one taking place tonight. The party features live entertainment, while sustenance comes from an extensive Mexican buffet that includes a taco stand, seafood corner, street food bites and traditional dishes such as spiced lamb stew.
Dhs180 (soft drinks). Thu Aug 3, 7pm. Hyatt Regency Dubai Creek Heights, Dubai Healthcare City (04 317 2222).

Cheeky monkey at Barasti
Head down to The Lost World of Barasti for buy one get one free beverages every Thursday night. Start the weekend off hanging out in a jungle-themed summer tent with great music and plenty of themed bites and beverages.
Prices vary. Thu 4pm-8pm. Ongoing. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street (04 318 1313).

Go Coco at Mahiki
It’s complimentary mixed drinks for ladies until midnight at Mahiki, while groups and couples can get one bottle of coconut house beverage for Dhs1,000.
Free. Thu 7pm-3am. Ongoing. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road (055 216 0181).

Cool down at Wild Wadi

If you’re a UAE resident and love waterparks, you’re in luck. For just Dhs195, residents can head to Wild Wadi and try out the likes of the Jumeirah Sceirah, Burj Surj and Tantrum Alley (pictured). The usual rate is Dhs310, so you’re making quite the saving. Plus, you can bring four friends for the same low price. And, even better, you get 20 percent off food and drinks.
Dhs195. Open Sat-Wed 10am-7pm; Thu 10am-6pm, 8pm-midnight (ladies-only evening session); Fri 10am-10pm. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Umm Suqeim (04 948 4444).

Friday 4

Go wild at Cirque

Cirque Le Soir has had a revamp. Check it out as resident DJ Junior J spins the beats, and make sure you jump in the ball pit...
Free. 10.30pm-3am. Ongoing. Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 995 5400).

Madness at McGettigan’s
In true McGettigan’s style, the JLT branch of the Irish pub is putting on a bumper, six-hour Midsummer Madness brunch. They’ve extended their usual Friday feast by an hour, so though the food gets cleared away at 4pm (think carving stations, mains such as herb-crusted salmon, breakfast dishes like pancakes and eggs Benedict, desserts and more), you can still order beverages up until 6pm. Plus, after brunch ends, you can get an unlimited beverages package for Dhs199 up until 9pm, and the live music will keep going well into the night.
Dhs249 (house beverages). Noon-6pm. Today only. McGettigan’s JLT, Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster J, JLT (04 378 0800).

Bart Van Loon and Will Luera at the Playhouse

Provide expert improv duo Bart Van Loon and Will Luera with a location and they’ll give you a hilarious collection of scenes that are all connected to each other through comedic coincidences. They put on a delightful show that’s essentially all about how our shared humanity is both funny and serendipitous.
Free (registration essential). 8pm-10pm. The Courtyard Playhouse, Al Quoz 1 (050 781 2257).

Saturday 5

Nile at The Music Room
The death metal band from South Carolina are in the Middle East, for the first time ever, for one huge unmissable show.
Dhs175. 6pm-3am. Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 501 2534).

New comedy club in town at Tr!beca Kitchen + Bar
There’s a new comedy club in town, and Londoner Aurie Styla is kicking things off for Stand Up Dubai’s first-ever show. Expect plenty of cheeky banter.
Dhs80 (with a beverage). 7pm-midnight. Tr!beca Kitchen + Bar, JA Ocean View Hotel, JBR (050 345 6067).

Dine at the Burj Al Arab

Enjoy a special new price at Al Iwan’s Arabian buffet, which is now Dhs325, down from Dhs395. Meaning The Royal Hall in Arabic, the setting is spectacular, too.
Dhs325. Daily noon-3.30pm, 6pm-midnight. Umm Suqeim (04 301 7600).

Sunday 6

Special spa offer at Address Dubai Mall
Treat yourself to a 60-minute Swedish Massage for under Dhs300. The treatment aims to enhance your sense of wellbeing by stimulating blood circulation and lymphatic flow, while improving muscle tone. And your wallet won’t be panicking either.
Dhs299 (60-minutes). Open daily 10am-10pm. Ongoing. Address Dubai Mall (04 438 8025).

15 percent off all waxing and select nail treatments at Pastels Salon
Feeling the pinch? This month you can get 15 percent off all waxing and select nail treatments every Sunday and Monday at Pastels Salon.
Prices vary. Open Sun-Mon 9am-7pm. Various locations including Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah (04 388 3534) and Mercato Mall, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 344 7883).

Nathan Outlaw launches new Summer menu
Top chef Nathan Outlaw and his team at Al Mahara have a new seafood menu for the summer, centred around sharing with family and friends. “A Little Taste of Everything” aims to showcase the range of top-notch ingredients including Scottish scallops, Cornish oysters and shrimp from Madagascar.
Prices vary. Open daily noon-3.30pm, 7pm-11.30pm. Burj Al Arab, Umm Suqeim (04 301 7600).

Monday 7

New membership deal at Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club
Fancy a bit of relaxation time this summer? Dubai Polo & Equestrian Club has recently launched exclusive leisure memberships. Members get access to the state-of-the-art gym and outdoor pool, as well as receiving 20 percent discounts on food and drinks and 20 percent off spa treatments and products. The new three-month package also includes one month’s free membership, three one-day pool passes for guests and three spa vouchers.
Dhs1,800 (singles), Dhs2,300 (couples), Dhs2,500 (two friends) Dhs3,300 (family of two adults and two kids under 18). Al Qudra Road, opposite Arabian Ranches (04 361 8111).

Pop Quiz at Lucky Voice
With rounds such as The Wheel of Misfortune and The Homerun, Harry & Pricey’s Pop Quiz at Lucky Voice isn’t your average pub challenge. You’ll be up and out of your seat more than you’ll be poring over a piece of paper and wracking your brain over the year in which the Humber Bridge was constructed.
Free. 8.30pm-11.30pm. Grand Millennium Dubai, Barsha Heights (800 58259).

Tuesday 8

The Boom Room at Stereo Arcade
The new addition to Stereo Arcade, The Boom Room, has just launched its ladies’ night, Family Affair. Dance to urban music mixed in with a bit of house, plus ladies get four free beverages when arriving before 9pm, and two free beverages when arriving after. What more reason do you need to check out this new nightspot?
Free. Tue 6pm-3am. Stereo Arcade, DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai – Jumeirah Beach, JBR (055 445 6782).

Limited-edition pasta at Carluccio’s

Five new pasta dishes have been introduced by Carluccio’s for the summer, including this black seafood spaghetti (Dhs78) which comes packed with poached lobster, clams and scallops, all tossed with capers and tomatoes. There’s also a chicken and mushroom pasta bake and a venison and pumpkin fregola to get your teeth into, too.
From Dhs58. Until Sep 30. Various locations including Dubai Marina Mall and The Dubai Mall, www.carluccions.com.

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