As always, we’re serving you the tools to have the best week possible, because we love you to a fault. That’s not a backhanded compliment. Can you tell we’re getting excited for Wimbledon?
New puns please.
Sunday, 23rd June
Take a new trip that will ride you all the way to fitness. Virtual reality spin class The Trip is only available at GFX in Business Bay, where the latest instalment of the series combines the usual immersive visuals with a catchy soundtrack designed to turn your motivation to maximum. Classes are only 40 minutes long, but believe us when we say that’s all you need.
The Trip, GFX studio at Bay Avenue, Business Bay. Classes daily. Call to check timings: 04 425 5940. First class is free for newcomers.
A world of fun
Modhesh World returns for another season of summer fun, taking over halls three to seven of Dubai World Trade Centre until 17th August. Entry is free and there are four zones to keep kids of all ages amused – like adrenalin-soaked The Wheels Zone, with a bungee trampoline and ice rink for older children, and a Little Adventure Zone, where under-sevens can hop, spin and bounce safely. Parents, rides are pay as you go and you can check prices here.
Modhesh World, halls three to seven at Dubai World Trade Centre. 12pm to 10pm Sunday to Wednesday and 11am to 11pm from Thursday to Saturday, and on all public holidays. Until 17th August. 600 555 559.
Monday, 24th June
Maxx out your night
Blue Mondays are banned at Miss Maxx ladies’ night. Wash away the new week sads with four free drinks, prize giveaways and live music from power trio Big Mouth. Tell us, how do we feel after a night out at the Citymax Al Barsha, The Mall?
Mondays, 6pm-1am. Citymax Al Barsha, at The Mall, near Mall of the Emirates. 04 409 8000.
Sushi good deal
There’s not much in life that requires you to part with just a single AED 5 note, but at the Social House, it buys a tasty sushi roll. To mark International Sushi Day, the restaurant in The Dubai Mall has a limited time menu of five different nori-wrapped rolls for AED 5 per piece. Maki-ing sushi lovers happy are smoked salmon, tofu, beef teriyaki, magusake (salmon and tuna) and sweet potato.
Until 17th July. Open 8am-12.30am every day. 04 339 8640.
Tuesday, 25th June
Femmes for tales
Fashion conversations take centre stage at W Dubai – The Palm with a free and female-centric event. The latest edition of What She Said covers topics from the use of sustainable fabrics to trends that are shaping the world of fashion. An all-female panel includes Dubai success stories Zayan Ghandour, co-founder of S*uce Boutique, and Caroline Labouchere, who became an international model aged 54.
SoBe, W Dubai – The Palm. 7pm-9pm. Free, but RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sadaqat Pervaiz, former art director at Expo Centre Sharjah and talented landscape artist in his own right, is showcasing a solo exhibition of 40 works. Entitled ‘Back to Basics,’ the collection includes stunning scenes from his native Pakistan and will be absolutely free to attend all week.
Free. Saturday to Wednesday, 9am-4pm. Until 29th June. Gallery 76 at Dubai International Art Centre, 75 B street, Villa 27 Jumeirah 1. 04 344 4398.
Wednesday, 26th June
Ghanaian music sensation, Mr Eazi, is heading to one of Dubai’s newest nightlife need-to-know venues, Mantis. It’ll be the latest appearance in what’s been a big year for Mr Eazi and his blend of afrobeat, hip hop and banku that got Coachella so rhythmically shook. The performance at Mantis comes as part of the weekly Notorious Wednesdays line-up, the mid-week banger-thon for those with zero time for chill in their diaries.
Free entry (ladies drink for free until 1am). 10.30pm-4am. Mantis, podium level in Emirates Financial Towers. 800 626847.
Abba’s Dubai do
The ABBA REUNION tour hits Dubai this week, with a band line-up that includes the same ‘Frida’ that appeared in the West End’s hit musical, ABBAMANIA. They’ll be performing on the QE2, so this very well could be the Dancing Queens’ (and kings’) own Waterloo. If you ‘have a dream’ to see Abba perform live, ‘take a chance’ on this show, it’s as close as most will get.
From AED 180. 7.30pm, 26th-28th. Queen Elizabeth 2, Port Rashid. www.dubai.platinumlist.net
There’s a feast from the east going down at Aloft Me’aisam – sample special dim sum and free-flowing ‘Asian-inspired beverages’ for a cheekily low all-inclusive price of AED 99. Drowning in soy, fresh from the pot, veggie, chicken or shrimp – however you like your dumplings, you can (chop) stick’em all in your gob between 8pm-10pm.
AED 99, add-on bottomless hops for AED 50. 8pm-10pm. Aloft Me’aisam. 04 248 7070.
Thursday, 27th June
Ladies of the lagoon
There’s a new weekly ladies’ night at Laguna Waterpark. Thursday evenings, from 7pm-midnight, will offer entry exclusively to females (and males under eight years) – with a crew powered solely by girl power. Without the pesky boys around, sisters are free to experience the lazy river, surf simulator and the attraction’s many rides in peace.
AED 125. 7pm-midnight. Laguna Waterpark, La Mer, Jumeirah 1. 800 637227.
Jason Manford is one of the UK’s biggest names in comedy, and with the able assistance of Dubai-based The Laughter Factory, he is bringing his ‘Muddle Class’ tour to the UAE for two nights. On Thursday he’ll be at Movenpick JBR, performing his trademark observational comedy and charismatic tale-telling, for an audience of discerning stand-up comedy fans.
AED 230. From 9pm. Movenpick JBR. www.thelaughterfactory.com
Earlier in June
Sunscreen…check. Purse, keys phone…check. Dubai Week’s ‘Things To Do This Week’…check and check. All set? Adventure and excitement are just a scroll away.
From dishes for dads and a salsa night to spice up your week, to free sushi and beauty treatments for a good cause, we’ll have you rolling through these five days.
Sunday, 16th June
It’s all gravy for dads
There’s a special Daddy Day Roast available at McGettigan’s JBR on 16th June. For AED 69 each, you and the old man can tuck into a glorious roast of either chicken or lamb. McGettigan’s have roped in all the trimmings – Yorkshire puddings, cauliflower cheese, glazed parsnips and beef-fat roast potatoes. Bonus points if after you’ve poured gravy on your food dad says “you want any roast dinner with that gravy?” For more places to treat your Pop, check out the best Father’s Day deals around Dubai.
AED 69. 16th June only. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, The Walk. Open from 12.30pm-3am. 04 318 2580.
Ducking outta work?
Taking time off to watch the cricket? From today, Roxy Cinemas are showing all of the live ICC Cricket World Cup action. Matches screen at 1.30pm or 4.30pm every day, up until the final on 14th July. If you prefer to see the big games in a bar, we have a round-up of a little something for every cricket fan.
Roxy Cinemas, City Walk and The Beach. Tickets AED 50. www.theroxycinemas.com
Monday, 17th June
Let’s talk food
If you hunger to hear a panel talk on starting a food business in Dubai, spoken word poetry on the matter of eating and a lecture on the humble ramen bowl, Eat Talks will satisfy your appetite. Aimed at the industry and its customers, it’s part of Eat DXB, a movement celebrating the grassroots restaurants of Dubai. Tom Arnel, chef and owner of Bull&Roo cafes and restaurants, is your maître d’ for the discussion.
From 7pm. Tom & Serg, Al Quoz. Tickets AED 185 from the café, with all profits going to Dubai Cares. www.facebook.com/events
Tuesday, 18th June
Casper cha cha show here
Whether you can cha cha real smooth or not, Salsa at Mina Brasserie in DIFC has a show to shake-up Tuesdasy. See a performance from professional dancers over dinner or drinks. One hop this time to the a la carte menu, where classic brasserie dishes of steak or fish come in at around the AED 150 mark.
Every Tuesday, 8pm-midnight. Mina Brasserie, at Four Seasons, Gate Village, DIFC. o4 506 0100.
Sumo sushi sir?
Did you know, the name sushi actually refers to the rice and not raw fish? Armed with this knowledge, visit Sumo Sushi & Bento on International Sushi Day and with any order, you’ll get a plate of crunchy crazy rolls for free. Usually AED 37.50, the rolls are packed with prawn tempura, drizzled with sweet chilli and a homemade teriyaki sauce. Oh so oishi!
All day, 18th June only*. Offer is valid on dine-in, delivery via the Sumo app or for takeaway by calling 800 7866. Where’s your nearest Sumo Sushi? Find out here: sumosushibento.com
Let’s get quizzical
Bring your smartest squad to the Brunswick in Mall of the Emirates every Tuesday. Winners of the weekly quiz get enough vouchers to come back for a slap-up meal from the bar’s menu of small plates, burgers and tacos.
Free to enter. From 8pm, every Tuesday. Sheraton, Mall of The Emirates. 056 404 0685.
Wednesday, 19th June
Chilled to a tee
The ice rink in The Dubai Mall says it’s now home to the Middle East’s first ice-themed indoor mini-golf experience. It costs AED 40 per person to play a round of the nine holes, which are all set on ice.
Open now, from 10am-midnight daily. AED 40 per person. Dubai Ice Rink, The Dubai Mall. Book at the Dubai Ice Rink ticket counters or at visit dubaiicerink.com
Next stop Malaysia
The Noodle House’s Asian soul food train moves on to Malaysia. The country has inherited an array of cuisines from its India, China and Malay populations that come together on a limited-edition menu at the homegrown food chain. Of course, this includes traditional Malay dish nasi goreng kerabu (AED 59) – wok-fried rice with prawns, ginger flower, bird’s eye chili, fried egg and more.
Delivery or eat-in. Find your nearest Noodle House at www.thenoodlehouse.com
Thursday, 20th June
Give back wax
Whip off that monobrow at Benefit Cosmetics’ in-store brow bar and 100 per cent of what you pay goes to Brest Friends in partnership with Al Jalila Foundation, which supports breast cancer patients and research in the UAE.
During June. From AED 90. Find your nearest Brow Bar here: www.benefitcosmetics.com
Faith in theatre
One extraordinary story, told by three different people. That’s the pitch for Faith Healer, Dubai Drama Group’s upcoming production. The 1979 work by celebrated Irish playwright, Brian Friel, takes the form of four monologues. It’s the tale of Francis Hardy, supposedly gifted with the power to heal others, yet unable to save himself. Which story will you put your faith in?
Pay what you feel. From 20th-27th June. Courtyard Playhouse, Al Quoz. RSVP to register your attendance and find out timings at courtyardplayhouse.com
*We originally published a noon finish time for this offer, which was sent to us in error. The deal is available all day on 18th June.