Your business colleague
(from the international office)
As an afternoon activity, why not go paintballing? There’s nothing
quite like shedding those work frustrations by running around pretending to be GI Joe (or Jane), and feeling the adrenaline pumping around your body as you try to dodge the bullets. Local centre Paintball Dubai in Garhoud (050 651 4583) can organise team games for as little as Dhs85 each, or private games where you’ll be set a variety of challenges and scenarios (capture the flag, for example).
Once you’ve worked up an appetite, try the bizarre but hugely entertaining dinner in the sky (www.dinnerinthesky.com
). While seated at your table in a ‘skybox’, you’re hoisted 15m into the air by crane over the Marina to enjoy an elevated dinner with fantastic views of Dubai’s skyline. The skybox houses 22 diners (room for some extra colleagues), and returns to the ground after each course so guests can answer the call of nature. A three-course dinner is Dhs1,000 per person; afternoon tea is Dhs250 each.
For a cultural experience, take your guest to
Al Quoz’s art galleries, where they can snap up Arab
art for a song (as any businessperson knows right now,
art makes a great investment). Try Ayyam Gallery
), The Shelter (www.shelter.ae
) or thejamjar (www.thejamjardubai.com
), which all exhibit and sell work from budding artists.