From an all new Dubai museum to the best daycation deal. Ahlan!'s prepared a fun guide for this week.
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Ladies Night At Dubai's Iconic Yacht
Why not do a ladies’ night with a difference, aboard the Queen Elizabeth 2? The iconic ship’s Yacht Club will be hosting a weekly girls’ night, where guests can enjoy unlimited grape, hops and house beverages throughout the evening.
INFO: Dhs95 per lady, Tuesdays, 9pm-midnight, The Yacht Club, Queen Elizabeth 2, 04 526 8888, qe2.com/dining
The Museum of Illusions Dubai
Opening 12 September, the museum offers a totally mind-boggling experience. It is located near Dubai Creek, head there to check out an array of dazzling optical illusions. Highlights will include the Vortex Tunnel, a rotating cylinder that tricks the brain into thinking the ground is shifting, as well as the Ames Room, where guests shrink or grow in size depending on their position in the exhibit. INFO: Museum of Illusions Dubai, opening 12 September, museumofillusions.ae
Daycation Date at the Vida Downtown
Spend the day chilling poolside at Vida Downtown, thanks to the hotel’s amazing daycation packages. For Dhs250, you will enjoy a full day in the sunshine, and receive Dhs150 in credit to spend on food and beverages at the hotel’s contemporary restaurant, 3in1. Make sure you get there early, because the insta-perfect cabanas are available on a first come, first served basis. INFO: Dhs250, 7am-7pm, daily, Vida Downtown, vida-hotels.com
The Laughter Factory
The final run of the Laughter Factory season is upon us, and they may have been saving the best for last. Comics Laura Lexx (pictured), Tom Wrigglesworth and Rob Deering are all on the comedy line-up. The UAE tour will run from 13 until 21 September, with stops in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, including Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach on 13 and 14 September, Media One on the 20th and Jebel Ali Club on the 21st. INFO: 13-21 September, various locations around the UAE, tickets start at Dhs150, thelaughterfactory.com
Chai Time at the Ahmedia Art Gallery
Art lovers need to head down to Ahmedia Art Gallery to check out the Kadak Chai & I exhibition, which runs until 22 September. A stunning group exhibition that showcases stories, poetry and art that aims to inspire lively conversations over a cup of kadak chai. INFO: Free entry, Ahmedia Art Gallery in Ahmedia Guesthouse, Al Ras, Deira, artgalleryahmedia.com
Picnic Baskets At Tania's Teahouse
As autumn draws closer, so do the cool beach days. Why not treat yourself to a Tania’s Teahouse picnic basket for your next day in the sunshine? From October, customers will be able to drop by Tania’s Teahouse and order an array of snacks and drinks from the menu to take along on any outing or adventure. The beach baskets will be packed full of essentials, including a blanket, sunscreen and a drink canister to keep cold drinks cool and (in the winter months) hot drinks warm.
Affordable Vegan Pizzas
800 Pizza is launching a brand new vegan pizza. The Classic Vegana Pizza blends tomato sauce and Italian vegan cheese, and is garnished with mushrooms, oven-roasted bell peppers, red onions, black olives, broccoli and corn. Diners can purchase this pizza – ideal for both vegans and vegetarians – for just Dhs46. INFO: 800 Pizza restaurants around the UAE, Dhs46, 800pizza.com