Spa treatments for the beauty buffs, pool day deals for some R&R, sushi offers for foodies, an art fair, theatre for the culture vultures, and, music by AI for the tech-savvy; you name it and we’ve got it. The best news? Some of these events are free!
1. Embrace your inner disco diva and get your skates on at Roll DXB
Put some pep (or wheels) in your step and roll around at Roll DXB, Dubai’s only roller disco and indoor roller skatepark. Weekends are dedicated to the Disco Experience all day long, so you can boogie away at the homegrown venue. Cyndi Lauper-style big hairdos and legwarmers are encouraged!
AED 90 for 60 minutes session. Read all about it here.
2. Fill your boots with sushi on International Sushi Day
Love sushi? June 18 is International Sushi Day, and we’ve found 3 super deals that will let you gorge on platter after plater of california rolls, spicy tuna rolls and even vegetarian sushi.
Click here to find out more.
3. Splash about in your nearest pool all weekend
No matter where you live, we’ve located a pool day deal close enough to your neighbourhood. Take a dip in picturesque rooftop pools, and soothing bubble pools, tan to your heart’s content with free beach access and even hit up the sauna and gym with a couple of these. Oh, one of them’s an absolutely free day access pass. You’re welcome.
Read all about your nearest destination for a dip here.
4. Pamper yourself for less than AED 500 at this 5-star spa
Summer spa deals are one of the few reasons that make the blistering heat all worth it. You can have all your stress kneaded away with the Simply You spa deal available at all Raffles Dubai, Wafi. Tight muscles will be loosened and furrowed brows will relax with this tailored full-body massage that focus on destressing.
AED 425 for 60 minutes and AED 585 for 90 minutes.
For bookings: call 04 324 8888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. Groove to music generated by Artificial Intelligence at TODA
Music made by technology that’s not techo? Yep. Inorganic Immortality is a unique art performance happening on June 18 at the Theatre Of Digital Art (TODA) at Souk Madinat. A bunch of musicians and artists come together to create an immersive and visual musical experience whose highlight is AI-driven music. Simply put, it’s sounds generated by digital algorithms.
The event’s description also mentions ‘ambient, Advanced Generative Art and NFT’. While we’re not quite sure what all those words strung together mean, why not show up at this free event and find out for yourself? Registration is required.
When: June 18, 8m
Where: Souk Madinat Jumeirah
To register: Visit www.toda.ae
6. Add some drama to your life with a free play at the Courtyard Playhouse
Take a trip to a traditional theatre (no NFTs here, we promise) this weekend. Dubai’s flourishing arts and culture scene’s roots can be traced back to the talented local thespians of the Courtyard Playhouse. Catch a production of Oleanna, a play by Pulitzer and Tony award-winning playwright David Mamet. The two-character drama centres on a female college student and her professor’s indecent proposal to help her pass his class. Its themes of harassment, privilege and consent make this a relevant watch in the post- Me Too era despite being first performed in 1992.
When: June 18, 8pm-10pm
RSVP: Visit www.courtyardplayhouse.com. Seats are limited and given on a first-come-first-served basis.
7. Get artsy at this Alserkal art fair
The third Aura Art Fair will kick off at Alserkal Avenue on Saturday. Over 60 artists and vendors will showcase their artwork, ceramic creations and handmade crafts. You’ll also be entertained by live musical performances courtesy of local talent.
When: June 18, 1pm-10pm
Where: A1 Space, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz,
Tickets: AED 35 at www.auraartae.com