10 great things to do in Dubai this week
Welcome back, we've missed you. How was your break? Did our list of activities come in handy? We're sure it did. Now that we're all back to work, here's a list of ten activities to help get you back into the swing of things.
Enjoy and fear not, the weekend will be here soon.
The Green Planet
The vertical tropical rainforest is perfect for wildlife enthusiasts. Aside from an extensive array of flora, guests can interact with a number exotic animals – the sloths are rather cute. General admission starts from AED95, all UAE residents will receive up to 25 percent discount. If you plan on staying a while, we recommend you get the HubZero and Green Planet pass for AED120 – the rides and games at HubZero are great for those seeking an adventure of a different kind.
Where: Green Planet, City Walk
Price: From AED95
Contact: +971 4 317 3999, website
If you work better as a team at the time of a crisis then this escape game experience is the best for you. Teams of 2-6 players must solve a series of challenging puzzles to escape within 60 minutes. There are around 8 unique puzzles to be solved so you will find yourself coming back often to solve them all.
Where: 1st Floor, Indigo Sky, Sheikh Zayed Road
Contact: +971 4 332 777, website
The highlight of this exclusive personal training facility is the indoor cycling studio. Those training for a big road race or triathlon will find it an accurate simulation of the real thing, replicating the feeling of riding in a group, with a screen showing your position. It’s also a great place to meet other cycling enthusiasts, with a coffee shop on the ground floor for the all-important after race debrief.
Where: Bespoke Ride, Al Quoz
800 Degrees Pizza
The beloved pizzeria is giving away two free Margherita pizzas in Dubai this month. To get your hands on your slice of happiness, all you need to do is download the brand’s self-entitled app and spend a minimum of AED50. The offer is valid until August 31 and, is available to all those who order from the venue’s outlet in Mall of the Emirates or City Centre Me'aisem. The 800 Degrees app is free to download on all Android and iOS devices.
When: Until 31 August
Tap Out Tuesday
It’s not just about flipping burgers it’s about throwing shapes, too, at one of Dubai’s favourite joints. Tap Out Tuesdays will transform Black Tap from 8pm onwards as DJ Katerina steps up to the ones and twos to spin old school RnB and hip hop tracks into the small hours. And what better way to work off your meal than to trot out an energetic “Running Man” routine. The fun continues at Black Tap on Thursday nights from July 19 as they launch Throwback Thursdays – another big night that will play out to some equally classic tunes.
When: 8pm onwards, Every Tuesday
Where: Black Tap, Rixos Premium Hotel, JBR
Contact: +971 4 399 9076, website
Ladies, this one is for you. Industrial Avenue is offering you free unlimited drinks every Thursday and Friday. So, that’s bottomless grape from 9pm until midnight during tonight's hip-hop and RnB night as well as tomorrow's signature house night.
When: 9pm-12am, Thursday and Friday
Where: The Westin Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
Contact: +971 4 511 7139, website
Every Tuesday from 12pm to 1am, gents can enjoy two hours of bottomless hop from just AED120 – there are different price points for the various hops on offer. The package also includes up to 25 percent off bar bites, which in this case includes the likes of beef carpaccio, salmon tartare, burrata and more. While the deal is pitched at men, ladies are welcome to join in on the fun too.
When: 12pm-1am, every Tuesday
Where: The Observatory Bar & Grill, Dubai Marriot Harbour Hotels & Suites
Price: From AED120
Contact: +971 4 319 4000, website
Thursday nights are for the gents at Oeno now. Between 8pm and 11pm, you can grab an all-inclusive offer for AED249 that gives you free-flow food and hops to really kick the weekend off in style. Not to be left out, ladies can help themselves to three complimentary drinks on the night or enjoy the happy hour between 11pm and close.
When: 8pm-11pm, Every Thursday
Where: Oeno, The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina
Contact: +971 4 511 7139, website
Every Thursday from rom 8pm-11pm, ladies will be treated to bottomless grape, bubbly or hops for just AED100. While gents can enjoy a three hour long happy hour from 9pm to 11pm during Barasti's brand new themed night, Slippery When Wet. There will be tons of tunes provided by DJs Scott Forshaw and Tom Ferguson as well as some great food to enjoy, too. To join the party is all you need to do is bring your swim gear, as the offer is only valid to those wearing pool side kits. You can bring a couple of your mates too, if you want (probably a good idea, unless you like partying alone – we don’t judge).
When: 8pm-11pm, every Thursday
Where: Barasti, Le Meridien Mina Syahi Beach Resort & Marina Dubai Marina
Contact: +971 4 318 1313, website
Our preferred method of “chilling”? In a temperature controlled pool with an ice cold beverage in hand. And that, as well as some pretty ace tunes, is exactly what Zero Gravity specializes in. Get there early to nab a sunbed and claim your corner of the 39 metre infinity pool.
Where: Zero Gravity, Near Skydive Dubai, Dubai Marina
Contact: +971 4 399 0009, website