9 great things to do in Dubai this week
The long weekend is officially over and that means that it's time to get back into the swing of things. We've shortlisted nine great activities to help ease you into the new week. There's a film screening at Alserkal Avenue, Bongo's Bingo is back and The Incredibles 2 is airing on the big screen. There's a ladies night to try at Lucky Voice Dubai, too.
Run for the Oceans
Get your sneakers on for the Adidas x Parley event that will see Dubai join in with a global running event. For the first one million kilometres covered, per runner, Adidas will contribute around AED4 per km to the Parley Ocean Plastic Program. The run is to raise awareness about marine plastic pollution, which needs to be stopped. To join the cause, download the Runtastic app and sign up.
When: Friday, June 22
Where: Kite Beach Dubai
Bingo, the game often played at retirement homes has been bizarrely revamped with scooters, coco pops, confetti and, erm, even more confetti, to give it a party atmosphere. So it’s great that Bongo’s Bingo is back for a new season. It’s filled with giveaways, dance-offs and a playlist of retro tunes to groove away to. With only three nights available all summer, be sure to catch this one before it’s too late.
When: 9pm onwardsm June 21
Where: ON24, Media One Hotel
Price: From AED100
Contact: +971 56 895 7532, website
‘The If Project’ Screening
In this emotional 90-minute documentary by Kathlyn Horan, a group of inmates from a women’s maximum security prison in the US join a writing workshop co-created by a police officer and a long-standing prisoner. The women reflect on their journey, their sentences and their hopes for release. Catch the only screening of this movie at 7pm.
When: 7pm, Saturday, June 23
Where: Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue
Contact: +971 58 524 6362, website
FIFA 2018 at Atelier M
Atelier M has set up a fan zone especially for the tournament. Four massive screens will air every single second of the tournament so you can be sure that you won’t miss a single goal, penalty or theatrical dive. There will be special food and beverage packages to keep you fueled throughout the daily screenings that take place from 6pm onwards. The venue will also be hosting daily competitions that will see lucky fans walk away with jerseys from the teams taking part and one lucky winner also stands the chance to grab a Brazil shirt that has been signed by the legend that is Pelé.
When: From 6pm onwards, until July 15
Where: Atelier M, Pier 7
Contact: +971 4 450 7766, website
FIFA 2018 at Atlantis, The Palm
A whopping 2,000 people of all ages can watch the World Cup matches together. With a gigantic 28 square metre HD display you can choose to immerse yourself among the mega fans at “The Stadium” or opt for a more chilled vibe at “The Bench” which has a gaming corner. You could also win a trip to the Cup’s winning nation and a getaway to the hotel.
When: Until July 15
Where: Atlantis, The Palm
Contact: +971 4 426 2626, website
Couqley Burger Week
If you haven’t already checked out Couqley, now’s a great time to do so thanks to their their buy-one-get-one-free offer on burgers. The deal lasts until June 23 and contains classic cheeseburgers, raclette burgers, truffle brie burger and mini burger trio. Be honest, you’re going to struggle to just pick one from that list. The burger menu starts from AED93.
When: Until June 23
Where: Cluster A, JLT
Price: From AED93
Contact: +971 4 514 9339, website
Ladies First at Lucky Voice Dubai
Ladies receive four complimentary drinks and 20 percent off dining every single Saturday! Hip-Hop fans will love the back to back tracks from 8pm to 11pm, while RnB lovers will love their club classics that play from 11pm to 3am.
When: 8pm-3am, Saturday
Where: Lucky Voice, Grand Millennium Hotel Barsha Heights
Contact: 800 58259, website
Chow down on some katsu curry and dim sum in this restaurants four course brunch, while staff parade up and down the venue singing chart-toppers, karaoke style. Make eye contact and they'll start serenading you instead, so just be aware your dim sum may be disrupted... in a fun way.
When: 4pm-7pm, Friday
Where: Media One Hotel
Price: AED185 with soft drinks; AED275 with house beverages; AED550 with sparkling grape
Contact: +971 4 420 7489, website
The much awaited-sequel sees Elastigirl on a mission to save the world while Mr. Incredible is left with the equally difficult task of taking care of their three kids.
In cinemas now