6 things to do in Dubai this week

This week brings Eid and, for most, that means a long weekend. With Dubai Music Week, the Rugby World Cup, City Slide and plenty of hotel deals, you’ll have no trouble filling up the extra time off. Get stuck in to this lot…

Watch the rugby at Nezesaussi Grill

Boisterous and recently refurbished Sourthern Hemisphere-themed bar with TVs galore in the Manzil Downtown Dubai in Emaar Boulevard. A well-stocked menu of Australian and South African style dishes, including biltong (dried beef) and plenty of pies. Visit our round up of nine bars showing #RWC2015 live.
When: Throughout the world cup.
Where: Manzil Downtown Dubai, Downtown Dubai+971 4 428 5933, 

Dubai Music Week

Dubai Music Week is finally upon us with Jason Derulo performing on Wednesday 23, British singer Ellie Goulding on Thursday, September 24, while the Jared Leto-fronted American rockers 30 Seconds to Mars will be playing the following night. There’s still time to win tickets to all three gigs with ShortList. Visit our competition page here.
When: September 25, 26 and 27
Where: Dubai World Trade Centre

City Slide in Dubai

You may be familiar with City Slide – this video of the 500 metre slip ‘n’ slide they created in San Francisco has been a pretty big deal on the internet. But news that the ‘urban surfing’ attraction is making its way to Dubai is a good reason to watch it again. The inflatable slide will be bringing out the kid in us all on September 25 and 26, at the Dubai Motor City Autodrome.
When: September 25 and 26
Where: Motor City Autodrome, for tickets and more information 

Staycation at Vida Manzil Downtown Dubai

When it comes to staycations, Vida Manzil has it sorted. The stylish hotel is home to some of Dubai’s favourite hangouts including Toko and La Serre, as well as having the attractions of Downtown on its doorstep. Their UAE residents offer gives an extra 10 percent off the best available room rate during Eid, and 20 percent off all Emaar restaurants. You’ll also get two tickets to Reel cinema, two complementary VIP tickets to “At the Top” Burj Khalifa, and two VIP tickets to Dubai Aquarium. Visit here for more Eid staycation deals.
When: Throughout Eid.
Where: Dubai, Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, +971 4 423 8899, 

Cinema – Maze Runner: Scortch Trials

In the second part of the Maze Runner series, the challenge isn’t over for the group. After escaping from the maze, the pressure is on to battle through the deserted landscape filled with obstacles and conflict. For screening times and cinemas visit our movie listings.

Sprungli Café

Whether you want a falcon, one of the UAE leaders or some other intricate visage winking back at you from your latte, the coffee art at Sprungli has no equal
When: Check website for opening times.
Where: Village Mall, Jumeirah, +971 4 343 3900,

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