7 fun things to do in UAE this week
1. SHHHH, a secret ladies night pool party
Not quite ready for the day to end yet? Well, it’s a secret, but there’s ladies night pool party at Five, The Palm every Thursday and you don’t want to miss it. For just Dhs150, you get to have unlimited access to the pool and selected drinks from 4pm to 9pm. But if you’re feeling more hardcore, you can turn up at the pool from noon to 9pm for just Dhs300. That’s right, NINE hours of fun! This packages also include a 2-course meal and a live DJ to keep you pumpin’.
2. Dining with a Spanish touch
Want to experience the Spanish festival spirit in Dubai? Head over to the bodega-style abode of Casa De Tapas for an evening filled with laughter, fun and of course, FOOD. The resto will be bringing the Spanish culture to you in honour of the La Tomatina Festival – a festival where you basically throw tomatoes at each other for fun. For just Dhs25, you can choose from a selection of Spanish cuisine and get a chance to win exciting prizes for every special dish purchased.
INFO:Dhs25 (Tomatina Tapas and Drinks), 6pm onwards at Dubai Creek Yacht Club, +97144161800
3. The pampering sesh you need
You can never say no to relaxation, and those are facts. Luckily, with the Emirati Women’s Day right around the corner, Rixos Saadiyat Island is offering a special deal at its luxurious spa. Breathe a sigh of relief and enjoy a 45-minute facial treatment, as well as a full-day access to the spa’s facilities including the jacuzzi, sauna, snow room and rock waterfall with eucalyptus milk infused mists. It’s a complete head to toe pampering!
INFO: From Dhs650, Rixos Saadiyat Island, Anjana Spa. To make reservations, call +971 2 492 233
4. Fantastic food and music with insane views
It’s time to spoil yourself and your loved ones with THE ultimate dining experience, complete with a bird’s eye view of the city, a variety of global cuisine, and a live DJ. 3BK literally has it all at their 250-seat venue on the third floor of the luxury award-winning Armani Hotel, where the interior is just as impressive as their dishes. They offer a sharing-style menu to showcase a variety of different flavours, from east to west and north to south.
INFO: Open daily from 6pm-12pm (weekdays), bar is open until 1.30am, 6pm-3am (weekends). 3rd floor, Armani Hotel, +97148886333, firstname.lastname@example.org
5. Bringing Venice to you
Let’s be real, you can never go wrong with choosing Italian food, and BiCE Ristorante is asking us to join them as they celebrate the Venice Film Festival with a magnificent four-course meal. Dress red carpet ready and enjoy the set menu for Dhs250 per person that features traditional Venice-style dishes like Sarde in Soar and the Frittata Veneziana. If you’re more of a pasta person, they also offer a delicious Carnaroli risotto. We’re drooling just thinking about it.
INFO: Dhs250 per person (4-course menu), from sunset to 9pm. BiCE Ristorante, Hilton Jumeirah,k +971 4 318 2520, email@example.com
6. The dine and dance night brunch you've been looking for
Every Thursday, The Penthouse at Five Palm Jumeirah hosts a pre-party night brunch between 9pm-11pm with yummy food, delicious drinks and top DJs, ready to warm up the crowd. That’s right, a night brunch that actually fills your belly and gets you in the party mood before you meet your pals at the club. And if there are no plans to go clubbing, you’re welcome to stay on and enjoy the stunning city views.
INFO: Dhs149 (ladies), Dhs249 (gents), 9pm-11pm, Five Palm Jumeirah. For enquiries, visit fivehotelsandresorts
7. A ‘surprise-me’ dining experience
Every Fri until September 31
Wouldn’t it be exciting not knowing what dishes you’re going to eat? That’s exactly what you’ll get at Shangri-La’s ONI. It’s a new must-try concept if you’re an adventurous eater, or simply don’t know what to order. It takes place every Friday from 6pm and features Osaka-inspired dishes with a futuristic twist. It’s totally Instagrammable too, with vibrant LED décor covering the venue.
INFO: Every Friday only, 6pm onwards, 2nd Floor Shangri-La Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road. +971 4 4052333, or visit onidubai.com