The long weekend is here, and it comes with brilliant things to do this weekend thanks to Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) – and one of them will even be giving residents a bird’s eye view of Dubai.
Check out the brilliant things to do below, and for plenty more to make the most of this summer, we’ve got you covered right here.
Saif Nabeel and Mohammad Assaf at Dubai Opera
Arab singing sensations Saif Nabeel and Mohammad Assaf will be taking to the stage at Dubai Opera for an evening of superb music on Thursday August 20. Expect them to perform their biggest hits, fan favourites tunes and most recent tracks from their catalogue of successful albums.
Dhs250. Thu Aug 20, 8pm onwards. Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, www.dubaiopera.com.
The Light with Sonu Nigam at Dubai World Trade Centre
After an evening featuring the best of Bollywood. Sonu Nigam will be the star of the show when he performs in the first-ever socially distanced Bollywood musical at the Dubai World Trade Centre. The The Light with Sonu Nigam performance will feature all the sights, sounds and dancing Bollywood is famous for. That’s not all, as Nigam will be joined with some of the UAE’s talented musicians and performers. And, those who use the promo code SONU30 will get a nifty 30 percent discount.
From Dhs168. Fri Aug 21, 8pm onwards. Sheikh Rashid Hall, Dubai World Trade Centre, www.dwtc.com.
Have what it take to go head-to-head with some of the world’s most acclaimed football gamers? This gaming extravaganza will put your football credentials to the test. ITP Gaming presents a ten-day OPPO Dubai Summer Surprises Gaming Challenge, teaming up with global smartphone brand OPPO and Dubai Summer Surprises. And, there’s a big surprise for those who make it to the final. Find out more here.
Thu Aug 20-Sat Aug 29, 6pm-9pm. Central Atrium, Mall of the Emirates, Sheikh Zayed Road.
Dining deals with Jumeirah Restaurant Week
Dubai foodies – this is for you.
The annual Jumeirah Restaurant Week is back as part of the 23rd edition of Dubai Summer Surprises and there are plenty of wallet-friendly culinary deals and exclusive offers to take advantage of. The food festival is running until Saturday August 22 and if you’ve been wanting to try out some of the best Jumeirah restaurants for less, now’s your chance as participating restaurants are offering set menus with prices ranging from Dhs120 to Dhs250 per person. Find out more right here.
From Dhs120. Until Sat Aug 22. Multiple locations including Dhow & Anchor, Jumeirah Beach Hotel; Lah Lah, Zabeel House, The Greens; Rockfish, Jumeirah Al Naseem, www.jumeirah.com.
Flashfit at Ibn Battuta Mall
The final Flashfit events of the summer season are taking place this Thursday and Friday at Ibn Battuta Mall. Expect plenty of sporty challenges to get you pumped, while shoppers who spend Dhs50 can play on a giant snakes and ladders board game or a hang challenge. That’s not all, as Fitness First will be carrying out contactless 3D Body Scan that shows each person’s body composition, as well as key statistics to help them better understand their body type and customise a unique fitness plan.
Thu-Fri, 10am-10pm. Jebel Ali Village, Sheikh Zayed Road, www.ibnbattutamall.com (04 368 5543).
Private screenings at VOX Cinemas
Want a cinema all to yourself? Look no further than VOX Cinemas limited-time deal with DSS. The chain’s cinemas in Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira and City Centre Mirdif will welcome film fans who book their own private screening for friends and family. Each auditorium can sit up to ten guests to enjoy the latest blockbusters. Speaking of, VOX Cinemas has revealed the release dates for huge upcoming flicks.
Dhs450 (standard), Dhs800 (gold). Until Sat Aug 29. Multiple locations including Mall of the Emirates; City Centre Deira; City Centre Mirdif, www.voxcinemas.com.
There’s nothing quite like a bird’s eye view of Dubai, especially since we don’t get to it everyday. Well, now you can with a helicopter tour over the city with Flyhigh Dubai Helicopter Tours. Taking off from the Atlantis The Palm resort’s helipad, passengers can choose to fly a variety of routes that take in some of the city’s most famous landmarks, with rides lasting up to a maximum of one hour
From Dhs649 per person (12-minute sharing ride). Times vary. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, www.alphadestinationmanagement.com (04 701 9111).
Summer staycation deal at Al Seef Heritage Hotel
For a summer staycation with a touch of history, those who book any standard room at the Al Seef Heritage Hotel Dubai can take advantage of a special rate from Dhs170 per night with complimentary breakfast.
From Dhs170 per night. Until Wed Aug 31. Al Seef, Dubai Creek, www.curiocollection3.hilton.com (04 707 7077).
Entered the digital raffle to nab yourself an Infiniti Q50 car yet? On Saturday August 22, another lucky winner will get the big prize with Dubai Shopping Mall Group’s DSS Digital Raffle Draw. It’s the second last draw, with the final taking place one Saturday August 29. To enter, shoppers need to spend Dhs200 in participating malls. Good luck.