9 awesome things to do in Dubai this week
Eid Sale at The Outlet Village
Sale alert! Well, The Outlet Village is always on sale… that’s kind of the whole point of it… but over Eid Al Adha there will be a “three-day mega sale.” You can expect up to 90 percent off brands including Tommy Hilfiger, Sephora and Galeries Lafayette.
When: September 1-4
Where: Outlet Village, website
Dubai Parks & Resorts
From September 1 Dubai Parks and Resorts will be offering UAE residents day tickets to Motiongate, Legoland and Legoland Waterpark for AED165, and Bollywood Park for AED95. Check out the Lionsgate attractions and give yourself an adrenaline rush on the Capitol Bullet Train.
When: From September 1
Where: Dubai Parks & Resorts, 800 2629464, website
Cinema Akil serves up a selection of short films from Saudi Arabia: Wasati, directed by Ali Kalthami, Is Sumyati Going to Hell?, is a comedy directed by Meshal Aljaser and Predicament In Sight, a sci-fi take on a plane crash. English subtitles.
Where: Warehouse 68, Alserkal Avenue
When: Until August 30
Water-colour Painting with Ana Tolvai
Another chance to get creative this summer. If you’ve ever wanted to master watercolours – and we’re convinced anyone who’s purred over a sunset has – then you can get all impressionistic with this course. AED585 plus AED100 for materials.
When: August 28-30
Price: AED585 plus AED100 for materials
The Bohemians: Queen Tribute
Hard Rock Café It’s been a while since we had an event at the Hard Rock Café on these pages. It takes a band as accomplished as The Bohemians to warrant it – and if you want to impersonate Freddie Mercury and Brian May, you have to be good.
Where: Hard Rock Café, Zone 8A, Dubai Festival City Mall
When: September 2
Contact: +971 4 232 8900, website
Les Mills, The Trip
Take spinning to a new level with a 40-minute workout that combines cycling with a cinema-scale screen. The Trip at GFX makes it look like you are peddling along in a video game (think Mario Kart for grown-ups).
When: Check schedule here
Where: GFX, Business Bay and Mirdiff
Eid Al Adha fireworks
The Eid Al Adha celebrations are taking place right around the country this weekend, with plenty of activations in malls, parks and the various waterfronts. Many people in Dubai will be heading down to The Beach in Jumeirah Beach Residences, where there will be a nightly display of fireworks from 8.45pm. This has become a popular community activity, with people gathering on the beach, the walkways, the restaurants and cafés, and the balconies of the residences behind. There will also be firework displays at Festival City.
Where: The Beach, JBR
When: August 31-September 3
Anantara The Palm
Anantara’s offer is more about giving you something back for your custom. Check-in and receive a nice slab of credit that can be redeemed in the resort’s restaurants and bars – and that includes the excellent Mekong and Bushman’s – or the Anantara Spa. Deal.
Where: Crescent Road, The Palm
Eid offer: Resort credit of AED150 per room, AED400 per villa on all direct bookings
Contact: +971 4 567 8888, website
Cinema – The Osiris Child
Part Divergent, part Looper, part Valerian, this Australian sci-fi epic centres on a father and daughter in a far off colony whose new world is suddenly shattered.
In cinemas from August 31