6 awesome things to do in Dubai this week
Jungle Juice at Barasti
Mondays get a bad rap, don’t they? Barasti is here to lift your spirits this summer with a Monday night offer that will have you and your friends swinging through the door. The watering hole is doing a free-flowing drinks (or jungle juice) package between 6pm and 9pm, if you fancy a big night out on a weekday!
When: Mondays, 6pm-9pm
Price: AED99 for ladies and AED150 for guys
Contact: +971 4 318 1313, website
Truckers Summer Warehouse
Food trucks don’t just disappear over the summer, you know. No, they decamp here, to Hall 8 of the World Trade Centre between Wednesday and Saturday until the middle of September – at least, 15 of them do. You’ll be able to grab a burger, some freshly prepared pasta and plenty of first-rate street food from Asia and South America, and listen to a host of live music from the local scene. Kids will be pretty well catered for, as well.
When: 4pm-11pm, from July 9
Where: Hall 8, Dubai World Trade Centre
Contact: +971 55 567 4158, website
Ductac is trying to keep everyone’s hands busy this summer with a raft of arts and crafts workshops. Most are geared to younger residents but this is for teenagers and up, and will provide a comprehensive introduction to pottery, starting from throwing and centring to trimming, firing and glazing.
When: July 2-13
Where: Ductac, Mall of the Emirates
Contact: +971 4 341 4777, firstname.lastname@example.org, website
Canadian death metal band Beyond Creation are in Dubai for a one-off show before heading back to Europe to continue their world tour. A blend of nu-metal, goth and even prog, they are one of the most accomplished live acts on the scene.
When: July 7
Where: The Music Room, Al Mankhool
Price: Tickets AED125.
Contact: +971 4 359 8888, website
Harry and Pricey’s pop quiz
Dubai 92’s Harry and Pricey are back for the second round of Lucky Voice’s fun-filled pop quiz. The seriously entertaining quiz aims to test the region’s knowledge of pop-culture – expect questions on the latest celeb gossip and all things music related. As it’s a karaoke bar, you can also expect to bust out in a little song and dance – just make sure that none of your colleagues are there.
When: From 8pm, Monday, July 3
Where: Lucky Voice, Grand Millennium Hotel
Price: Free entry for groups of eight and below, reservation is required
Contact: 800 58259, website
Wimbledon/Big Birthday Bash
It’s not exactly hard to decipher which country is the inspiration for the Rose & Crown, so it makes sense that one of its biggest events this summer will revolve around Wimbledon. For the duration of the tournament (July 3-26), the pub will be getting a full Centre-Court makeover complete with Astroturf, deckchairs and a menu of smoked salmon, fish finger sandwiches and mini Pavlovas loaded with strawberries and cream. July 6 also marks its first birthday and there’s a Britpop-themed party to celebrate.
When: Wimbledon from July 3-26, Rose and Crown birthday bash, July 6
Where: The Rose & Crown, The Atrium, Al Habtoor City
Contact: +971 4 437 0022, website