As the Dubai Fitness Challenge is cruising towards a sweaty conclusion this Saturday, we have a few ways to catch up on those daily 30 minutes and to justly treat yourself afterwards.
Sunday, 12th November
Fans of the EPL have a safe space at Lock, Stock & Barrel Barsha Heights and JBR with all the live action across the big screens. Win, lose or draw, everyone can cheer for two-for-one drinks from 4pm to 8pm, and half-price pool.
Lock, Stock & Barrel JBR The Walk and Grand Millennium Hotel, Barsha Heights. 04 514 9195 and 04 514 9195.
Run the streets
The JBR will be home to a pop-up mobile urban fitness unit for two days this week. Amongst a packed schedule of activities, take part in parkour challenges under the guidance of experienced coaching staff. The classes even have evening slots for you nine-to-fivers too.
Free. 12th-13th November. JBR. To register and for detailed location and timings download the Dubai Fitness Challenge app.
Monday, 13th November
Grab a friend or your stretchiest pants to get the most out of out 2 for 1 Mondays at Jazz Pizza Express. Enjoy BOGOF on selected starters, salads, pizzas, pastas, and desserts, starting from 6pm. House beverages are also included and there’s solo live music from Rich Kennedy at 7.30pm.
From 6pm. Jazz Pizza Express, Cluster A, JLT. 04 441 6342.
Tuesday, 14th November
Get immersed in a 360-degree design experience at The Lighthouse in d3. Under the banner of Dubai Design Week, there’ll be food, music and the chance to admire design “objects” that are also for sale. This innovative concept store attracts art lovers and eaters alike. Whichever you are, be sure to sample Chef Izu Ani’s pretty pastries.
Building 6, d3. 04 422 6024. 8.30am-11pm weekdays (midnight Thursday).
Nice Stroller round the park
Mums, are you looking for a new, fun and interesting way to get in some of that Dubai Fitness Challenge exercise time? There will be an organised strollerthon walk around scenic Mamzar park. It’s a 3km circuit so make sure you pack some cool water in addition to the never-ending list of small child equipment.
Free. 9am-11.30am. Al Mamzar Park. www.dubaifitnesschallenge.com
Are you tired of formulaic ladies’ nights? Do you deserve a bit of pampering? The Heavenly Spa at The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City, has a tempting offer for your Tuesday evening. Receive mini-massage sessions, healthy bites and refreshing beverages for an inclusive price.
From AED 150. 7pm-9pm. The Heavenly Spa at The Westin Dubai, Al Habtoor City. 04 437 3300
Wednesday, 15th November
Month of menus
Set-price menus are popping off at Atlantis, The Palm this month. For AED 150, diners can tuck into the fine cuisine on the artificial archipelago. Choose from Seafire, YUAN, Ronda Locatelli, Ayamna, Nasimi and Bread Street Kitchen & Bar. Or splash out AED 350 to eat at Seafire Steakhouse, Ossiano and Nobu.
Atlantis, The Palm, throughout November. Opening times vary. Call 04 426 1000 for bookings.
Classic Hitchcock film noir Vertigo will be showing at the incredible outdoor DXBExperiments presents The Cinema at Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa. Enjoy refreshments and see the thrilling tale of obsession and intrigue on the sort of screen it was made for.
Free entry. Be seated by 7.45pm. Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa. 04 399 5555.
Fitness and fitting rooms
The shopping experience that is Burjuman will be holding a day of fun free fitness challenges as part of the lead up to the closing events of the first-ever Dubai Fitness Challenge. Activities including Zumba, circuit training and body combat will be available in the Mall’s main atrium.
Free. 7am-9pm. Burjuman, Bur Dubai. 04 352 0222
Thursday, 16th November
Warm up for Jenny from the Block’s Dubai date with the official pre-party at Base in d3. La Lopez is to host a shindig there so fans can get “on the floor” of the huge open-air venue and work out those dance moves before her gig at the Autism Rocks Arena on Friday (standard tickets are still available).
Base, d3. AED 100 for women and AED 200 for guys. Register for tickets by emailing email@example.com or calling 055 313 4999. 10pm-3am.
From sedans, SUVs and supercars to souped-up customised motorcycles, find them all at Dubai International Motor Show. Whether you’re shopping for a new motor or simply want to fill up your Facebook feed with the hottest wheels to hit tarmac, petrolhead haven is at Dubai World Trade Centre until Saturday, 18th November. Day passes for adults are available online for AED 50.
Dubai World Trade Centre. 6pm to 10pm on Tuesday, 14th November; 11am to 10pm on 15th November; 11am to 11pm on 16th November and 17th November; from 11am to 10pm on 18 November.