10 great things to do in Dubai this weekend
The weekend is finally here and that means there's less than 48 hours to get through all these things on the list. Strap in, get your cash out and get ready for two days of shopping, film and an endless supply of food. Oh, and there's a ladies night with unlimited grape for those who may have already spent all their precious pennies.
The Concept Big Brands Carnival Sale
The Concept Big Brands Carnival Sale sees major retailers like Nike, Calvin Klein, Dior and Versace slash their prices by up to 75 percent. The massive five day sale kicks off today at the Dubai World Trade Centre’s Sheikh Maktoum Hall and will last until August 19. We definitely recommend a visit as everything from clothing to accessories and fragrances from over 300 brands are up for grabs.
When: 10am-10pm, until 19 August
Where: Sheikh Maktoum Hall, Dubai World Trade Centre
Cheese and Grape Night
Get stuck into copious amounts of cheese while sipping on unlimited glasses of red and white grape at Jones the Grocer at Emirates Golf Club. The package costs AED199 per person and you’ll also be treated to the soothing sounds of the live jazz band as you get up to the eyes in fromage. The Australian food empoium is famous for its cheese rooms and you’ll be able to indulge in a board from 7.30pm-11pm. That’s a lot of cheese. We can’t wait.
When: August 16
Where: Jones the Grocer, Emirates Golf Club
Contact: +971 4 380 1234, website
Ladies, we have some amazing news! 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
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
Sample Chef Morimoto’s signature teppanyaki across the specially curated Shoka menu of eight courses. There’s chilled pudding with soy bean and Japanese sea urchin, foie gras and spinach, truffle fried rice and even a summer crepe included to tickle your tastebuds. It’ll cost you AED450 for the culinary journey.
Where: Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Business Bay
Contact: +971 4 512 5577, website
This Manhattan loft-style destination has a brunch menu of creative dishes. There's popcorn shrimp and a green apple and goats cheese bruschetta platter, for starters, followed by roast chicken, lamb pot pie or glazed beef brisket as your headline main dish. The finale offers a fantastic Madagascar vanilla bean crème caramel.
When: Friday, 7pm-10pm
Where: Media One Hotel
Price: AED269 with soft drinks; AED369 with house beverages
Contact: +971 4 443 5403, website
Premier League at The Irish Village
This place is cracking for a match, and even built its own footy stand for the World Cup. With plenty of viewing options and a daily happy hour with drinks from AED35, you’re in for a storming start to the season here.
Contact: +971 4 282 4750, website
Trampolining might not come top of most lists of manly pursuits, but you’ll certainly get a full workout. The dodgeball sessions are great for settling old scores with friends, while the X-Park parkour course will test test your agility and mental strength.
Where: Building 32, 4B Street, Al Quoz
Contact: +971 4 321 1400, website
Reel Cinemas' brand new 270 degree cinema experience features 4DX cinema technology, the multisensory cinema technology that includes motion and environmental effects. In short, get ready to watch "The Meg" from three screens and have a bit of sea water splashed on you.
Where: Reel Cinemas, The Dubai Mall
Crazy Rich Asians
Lovebirds Rachel and Nick have it all, but then she finds out he’s stupidly rich and his parents are shady, and they really don’t want her around their son.
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