Making plans for the week? As always, Dubai is jam packed with fun things to do. Here are some of our favourites…
Sunday, July 2nd
To welcome the month, Carluccio’s proudly rolls out its limited edition pasta specialties. Blending Italian with Mediterranean flavours, choose from these five new items: venison and pumpkin fregola, chicken and mushroom pasta bake, broccoli and asparagus feretto, black seafood spaghetti, and pulled beef paccheri. No need to rush though, as the new inclusions will be available until September 30th.
Prices from AED 58. For more info, visit www.carluccios.com
If you’re not fazed by big bowls of ramen, then the Atisuto’s Jumbo Ramen Eating Challenge is made for you. Brave challengers are dared to gobble up a huge serving of ramen in 30 minutes to win AED 300 worth of vouchers. If not, losing participants will be charged AED 250 (terms and conditions apply), ouch!
Monday, July 3rd
Take refuge away from the scorching summer heat with the Ultimate Day of Fun package at Atlantis The Palm. This special promo, which runs until August 24th, entitles guests to enjoy combined activities at the following attractions: The Lost Chambers Aquarium, Aquaventure Waterpark, Dolphin Bay and Sea Lion Point.
Rates start from AED 225. Daily 10am-6pm. Visit www.atlantisthepalm.com
Flex those brain muscles for a chance to win a Friday brunch, beach access and even cold cash. Sign up to this quiz night hosted by radio presenter Annah Jacob and enjoy 25 per cent off your bill from 10pm. The first 10 teams to register getting a bottle of house grapes or a bucket of hops and prizes include discounts on a la carte or sharing platters, for more brainpower.
Free. 8.30pm, registration closes at 8pm. The Tap House, Club Vista Mare, The Palm Jumeirah. 04 514 3778, thetaphouse.ae
Wondering where to unwind next? Check out Moonshine, a new app packed with offers on beverages. Covering both high-end spots and casual, laidback bars, the app – available on iOS and Android – is free to download only throughout the month of July. A subscription fee of AED 49 per month will be introduced in August.
To download, visit moonshine.ae
Tuesday, July 4th
See the works of Jordanian sculptors Bassam Al Selawi and Maysoon Masalha in this exhibit titled, Beauty in Shadows, happening until the end of August. With focus on recycled materials, the pair will showcase once more their trademark method of combining modern techniques with Arabic calligraphy.
Free. The Walk, Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, JBR. 04 448 4848, sofitel-dubai-jumeirahbeach.com
Join the gang of the Dubai Drama Group as they read and discuss Tom Stoppard’s play, The Real Inspector Hound. Get lost in the story of this one-act play brimming with mystery served in exciting detective-style fashion – truly made for the inquisitive of readers (and audience).
Free for current DDG members, AED 100 for newbies. 8pm-10pm. The Courtyard Playhouse, Al Quoz Industrial 1, Street 4B. facebook.com/dubaidramagroup
Fancy playing a friendly game of table tennis? Head to Dubai Sports World, where ping pong lovers meet up every Tuesday evening for some friendly competition. The tables and racquets are completely free to use, all you need to do is show up. Register on the MeetUp page to let the group know you’re coming along.
Free. 8pm-10pm, Dubai Sports World, Dubai World Trade Centre. meetup.com.
Wednesday, July 5th
From building Lego car models to a mini figures treasure hunt to viewing a stunning scale model of the famed Legoland – all these awaits families visiting Boxpark until August 12th. Meanwhile, shoppers and visitors spending AED 200 at retail outlets and restaurants could bag annual passes to Legoland Dubai and Legoland Water Park worth almost AED 4,000.
Sun-Wed 10am-10pm, Thu-Sat 10am-12am. 433 Al Wasl Road. 04 317 3999, boxpark.ae
Enjoy some much-deserved quiet time, and 50 per cent off on the menu at Zero Gravity this Wednesday. Combine that with the relaxing beach and sunset view and you’ll be all set and recharged for the next day’s grind.
7pm-10pm. Zero Gravity, Dubai Marina, Skydive Dubai drop zone, Al Sufouh Road. 04 399 0009, 0-gravity.ae
Thursday, July 6th
Parents and kids (six months to four years old) can unleash their inner Picasso in this art workshop dubbed Messy Time ‘Me and My Toddler’. Here, parents and their bundles of joy can enjoy a unique, messy and creative, bonding session with colours and drawings, all aimed to develop imagination and social skills among little ones.
AED 130 for parent and child, AED 50 for additional person. 4pm-5.30pm. Soul Art Center, The Residences 1, Downtown. 04 551 7440, email@example.com
Up for a challenge? The nightspot Societe Dubai hears you and will hand down 300 jumbled Rubik’s Cubes to guests. The catch: the first person to return with a fully completed Rubik’s Cube will win a trip to Paris, France to watch the Rubik’s Cube World Championships taking place this month. A consolation prize also awaits two runners up, while returning guests armed with their completed cubes are entitled to a free round of drinks.
Free. 10pm-3am. Marina Byblos Hotel, Dubai Marina. 050 357 1126, societe.ae