This weekend, we can actually say that come rain or shine, Dubai never stops. The feather forecast predicts partially cloudy days, which means the outdoors might be a tad bit bearable. Even if you’re not venturing into the great outdoors, step out and stay busy with everything from sundowners with a live brass band to celebrating World Friendship Day with your BFF.
1. Friday sundowners and a live brass band at this rooftop bar
Iris, Meydan’s famed rooftop lounge serves up front-row seats to Dubai’s spectacular sunsets every Friday with Iris Sunsets. From 5-8 pm enjoy tapas and cocktails from a special menu that also includes free-flowing house wine, spirits and beer, while a live brass band will keep your spirits high with foot-tapping music.
When: Every Friday; from 5pm-8pm
Where: Iris, Meydan
Price: AED 250, Sunset Package
2. Rave out to Desi EDM at this Nucleya Concert
Indian electronic music producer Nucleya is turning up the temperature in Dubai this Saturday with some of his hottest tracks. The award-winning DJ’s concerts are known for their banging beats, psychedelic visual displays and an overall exhilarating party atmosphere that’s perfect to blow off steam after a long week. You’ll be dancing the night away to chart-toppers such as Little Loto, Jungle Raja, Bass Rani and Let’s Nacho. Details here
3. Feast to your heart’s content at this Street Food Festival
Listen up, foodies of Dubai! Burjuman has extended their food festival until the end of August. That means you have all the time and more to try out all the delicious eat at the 12 food trucks parked at Burjuman mall’s Pavilion Garden on level three. Cuisines on offer include Italian, Indian, Arabic, Korean, Malaysian, Thai, and Indonesian.
When: Until August 31; from 12pm-10pm
Where: Burjuman, Karama
Contact: Call 04 352 0222 or visit https://bit.ly/3bVs06C
Atlantis The Palm is celebrating Shark Week Dubai until July 31, so you have two more days to be your most adventurous an have a fintastic time. Kids and adult alike can participate in educational activities and even snorkel with not-so-deadly fish in the resort’s Shark Lagoon. Click here for all details and timings.
5. Challenge your bestie to an eating contest at this Indian restaurant
Sure, sharing is caring but you know what adds some spice to life? The variety of competition. To celebrate International Friendship Day on July 30, Indian restaurant Dhaba Lane is hosting a Pani Puri eating contest, when you spend AED 50 on the street food (chaat) platter. The eat-off will see you and your best friend compete to eat the most numbers of the spicy and crunchy Indian snack called Pani Puri in under a minute. The loser foots the bill.
When: July 30 – July 31
Where: Dhaba Lane outlets across Dubai
Price: AED 50 for chat platter
Contact: Call 04 3583554
6. Pamper yourself with a relaxing Hammam
Get that glow this summer with a relaxing Hamman treatment at Coya Spa & Salon. For AED 295 you can opt for a Classic Turkish Hammam or Classic Moroccan Hamman. We’ll make the decision easier for you – the Turkish hammam is the ultimate bubble bath and will glam up your skin by soaking it in a blue cloud of foam. Need to slough off some dead skin? The Morrocan hammam’s traditional black soap will exfoliate your skin leaving it squeaky clean and as soft as a baby’s.
Contact: Call 04 6015555 or visit www.coyaspa.com
7. Indulge in Mango Mania at this Chinese restaurant
Can’t get enough of mangoes? Neither can the good folks at China Bistro who’ve dedicated an entire menu to the King of Fruits. The Pan Asian eatery has added the juicy fruit to every kind of dish imaginable, from salads and sushi to mains such as braised fish in spicy mango mustard and desert (where it rightfully belongs) to tea and beverages. The limited edition menu is only available until August 31.
Where: China Bistro outlets
Price: From AED 25
Contact: Visit www.chinabistro.co
8. Take the kids out to a children’s musical
School’s out and the kids are bored. The Theatre at Mall of the Emirates is showing a fun educational musical show called Mr. Kind. This original production’s storyline features a heart-shaped character called Mr. Kind and friend Lélé who have set out on a quest to discover the beauty in the world. On the way the encounter eclectic characters named Steve the Garbage Bin and others who will teach little viewers about important values such as love, kindness, sharing & taking care of our environment.
When: July 30 and July 31
Where: The Theatre, Mall of the Emirates
Price: From AED 70
9. Every day is ladies’ night at this nightclub
As part of their re-opening celebrations, Cirque le Soir, the nightspot in Sheraton Grand Hotel is hosting ladies night every single night throughout July and August. Ladies get free-flowing house beverages. And it’s promising to be quite the bash – the party only dies down, when the sun’s up. At 6 am. Yes. And for those seven hours, you’ll have access to a popcorn machine, the ball pit, and an incredible production with amazing acts and lighting and sound. .
Where: Cirque Le Soir, Sheraton Grand Hotel, Sheikh Zayed
For booking: Call 056 511 1311 or email email@example.com
10. BYOB at this fried chicken place
Bring Your Own Best Friend. That’s what BYOB stands for at Jailbird this Saturday and Sunday. Between 12pm and 6pm celebrate International Friendship Day at this fried chicken joint by getting your bestie to tag along. BFFs that eat together, will save money together too as one meal will be complimentary for friends that dine in on friendship day.
When: July 30 and July 3; from 12pm-6pm
Where: Jailbird outlets across Dubai
Contact: Click here