Things to Do In The UAE This Week
Until Sat 29 August
Play Table Tennis for Free at Dubai Sports World
Sport enthusiasts can beat the heat and play ping-pong for free all day at this annual event. Book a table with your friends or join in with others and enjoy playing the fun sport indoors. You can also take part in other sporting activities such as football, basketball, volleyball and loads more.
INFO: 8am-12midnight, Dubai World Trade Centre, 04 306 4000, dubaisportsworld.ae
Until Sat 5 September
Visit Mercato’s Circus Fiesta and Win Big
The mall is hosting the amazing Circus Fiesta that will feature a series of fun circus shows and workshops. There will also be face painting, juggling sessions and loads more and it’s sure to be a fun day out for the whole family. That aside, shoppers can enjoy discounts of up to 75 per cent and get the chance to win GMC Terrain Denali cars. They are also giving visitors a chance to win a family trip to Orlando, USA, vouchers from Liali Jewellery worth Dhs25,000 or a MacBook Air. Plus, for every Dhs200 spent at Mercato or Town Centre Jumeirah during DSS, customers receive one raffle coupon for the grand prize draw! Get shopping!
INFO: Mercato Shopping Mall, Jumeirah 1, +971 4 3444161, www.mercatoshoppingmall.com
Brunch of the week: TORO TORO
The Hola Hola Toro Toro brunch offers a delectable selection of Pan Latin favourites as well as the restaurant’s signature mouth-watering churrasco grill. You can sample a range of small sharing plates in addition to delicious salads, along with premium cuts of chicken, lamb and beef.
INFO: 12.30pm to 4pm, Dhs350, Grosvenor House Dubai, 04 317 6000, torotoro-dubai.com
Take a Trip to the Coffee Museum
A must-visit for coffee lovers, this small museum in Bur Dubai showcases the country’s rich historical coffee-making heritage. It’s spread across two floors and shows visitors interesting brewing and roasting techniques, along with other cool facts. You can also sample a variety of coffees in its Arabic-themed café.
INFO: 9am-5pm Sat-Thu, Al Fahidi Historical Neighbourhood, Bur Dubai, 04 353 8777, coffeemuseum.ae
Try Saray Spa’s Amazing Summer Specials
Book any treatment here and you can get up to 50 per cent off! It offers Swedish massage, Arabic coffee scrubs, and hydrating body wraps that will leave you refreshed and renewed. Check out the special summer facials for that summer glow.
INFO: Dubai Marriott Harbour Hotel & Suites, Dubai Marina, 04 319 4630, spa.dubaimarriottharbourhotel.com
Until Thursday 1 October
Visit the Calligraphy Whispers Art Exhibition
Art aficionados can admire contemporary calligraphy by artist Salah Shaheen. The event features classic Arabic calligraphy as well as modern-style calligraphy and will offer fans an insight into the elegant art form.
INFO: 10am-10pm, Free, Z Gallery, Four Points by Sheraton, Sheikh Zayed Road, 04 316 9764, fourpointssheikhzayedroad.com
Thu 20–Sat 22 August
Watch Blaze The Show
Don’t miss this high energy dance show that brings together 16 of the best dancers from around the world on one stage. Fusing the styles of breaking, tapping, popping, locking and hip-hop in one high-octane performance, the performance will feature dancers who’ve shared a stage with Michael Jackson, Madonna, Rihanna and Sean Paul. The experience is sure to leave the audience mesmerised!
INFO: First and second row Dhs250, stalls Dhs195, balcony Dhs125, DUCTAC, Mall of the Emirates, 04 427 8166, facebook.com/BlazeTheShow
Ladies' Night Of The Week
Grab your gal pals and head to this extraordinary ladies’ night. They have a secret pop-up shop where you can pick up clothes and accessories. A buzzing vibe and foot-tapping music will surely make it a night to remember. Plus, you get to enjoy 50 per cent off food!
INFO: 6.30pm-12midnight, The Westin Dubai, 04 511 7333, chinagrilldubai.com
Club Night Of The Week: Selfie Tuesdays
Party people should definitely check out this happening club night where you can groove to the best of house, hip-hop and RnB tunes all night.
INFO: Ladies enjoy free drinks till 1am, People by Crystal Dubai, 18th floor, Raffles Hotel, 055 360 2990
The New Galaxy Note 5
The smartphone will have a 5.66-inch display with a 2560x1440 resolution, which means that the big screen will be really sharp. The phone will also have 4GB of RAM, making it fast and powerful, along with a 16MP rear camera and a 5MP front camera. We can’t wait to get our hands on one!
Do Afternoon Tea at Lotus Lounge
Experience a sumptuous three-tier afternoon high tea blended with Thai hospitality. Here you can sit back and relax as you sample a variety of aromatic teas and coffees accompanied by delicious sandwiches, clotted cream scones and a mouth-watering selection of other sweet treats.
INFO: Sat-Thu 2pm-5pm, Dhs145, The Lotus Lounge, Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, 04 567 8304, dubai-palm.anantara.com
Hopfest the 11th edition of the popular festival returns at the end of the month!
INFO: THU 27-SAT 29 AUG, Irish Village, Garhoud, theirishvillage.com