7 things to do in Dubai this week

There’s lots to do this week, with a free evening of comedy, a free fitness camp and lots of iftars to enjoy before it’s too late. The action is heating up as Euro 2016 starts to reach its pinnacle, so check out our pick of bars showing the games. Oh, and don’t forget to book your Eid escape…

Comedy – Win or Pie
Head to the Playhouse to watch local improve groups battle it out. The evening of comedy has a brutal twist, as the audience get to decide the teams’ fate – the losers will be pied! It’s recommended that you get there 15 minutes before the show starts as the evening is free and seating is allocated on a first come first serve basis.
When: June 27
Where: The Courtyard Playhouse, Al Quoz, Street 4B,

Book Eid Travel
With a long weekend on the horizon, many people are looking to jet off on a weekend break. There’s still time to book your last minute Eid escape, and the benefit to leaving it slightly later is that there are some fantastic deals to be had. Check out our pick of idyllic locations nearby and get up to 50 percent off on dnata.

Iftar – The Pavilion
This popular little creative hub will be offering a sunset menu until midnight with a unique spin on Arabic cuisine like mezze and mixed meat hot off the grill will be served with refreshing detox juices, milkshakes, iced tea and iced coffee on the outdoor terrace (or indoors if you prefer) with a stunning view of the Burj Khalifa or the stunning vertical garden.
Where: Downtown Dubai
Price: Special Ramadan offers start at AED60
Contact: +9714 447 7025

Art Summer Camp
This is open for adults and teenagers who want to learn how to master various techniques with skilled tutors. Activities include drawing, painting, sculpture, pottery on the wheel, art jewellery making and various ways of working with paper. Some sessions will focus on examples from art history, illustrating styles and ideas, while others will be experiments in handling material, tools and techniques. Each session is three hours and is available in the mornings from Sunday through to Thursday. AED250 per day, materials included.
When: From June 26-August 4
Where: DUCTAC Theatre,

Work up a sweat with this free fitness session in Studio City. The 60 minute HIIT (high intensity interval training) workout will ensure that you use up all your energy reserves. If you’re up for the FitCamp contact in advance.
When: July 1, 10am-11am
Where: Optimal Fitness Gym, Studio City, , 052 578 7007

EURO 2016 at JB’s
This one is primed to see some major action this summer. The newly opened bar in the ever-popular Amwaj Rotana at Jumeirah Beach Residence has four high definition screens and they are promising to serve up plenty of deals during the matches. They’re even keeping the outside terrace open, if you fancy braving the evening temperatures when the games are on. If you want food, they’ve got a special deals for groups with big appetites. Check out our pick of places to watch the matches here.
Where: Amwaj Rotana, JBR
Contact: +9714 428 3084

Cinema – The Call Up (15)
Another one of those of-the-moment films, The Call Up is a sci-fi adventure in which a group of online gamers, hoping for a $100,000 prize, enter a virtual reality shoot-em-up environment that, Gamer-like, turns out to be a little more real than they were led to believe. With slight echoes of Divergent, the gang end up playing a real-world-once-removed game of survival… watch out for the phrase “This isn’t a game!” Never mind the plot, British TV commercials maker Charles Barker, ensures it has plenty of visual snap. For more films check out our cinema listings.
In cinemas from June 23

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