7 fun things to do in the UAE
1. Iftar at Tania's Teahouse
With its candy-pink hues, marble tables and rose gold furniture, Tania’s Teahouse on Jumeirah Beach Road is charming and chic to a tee. And as the sun goes down, those who have been fasting can make Tania’s the base for their evening. Offering a special package for iftar, complimentary water and dates will be served before guests take their pick of one starter, one main and one dessert from the Instagram-friendly menu.
INFO: Dhs99 per person, available daily from 6-11pm, Tania’s Teahouse, Jumeirah Beach Road, 04 324 0021
2. Iftar at the beach
Located steps away from the beach, the recently opened, brasserie-style restaurant, The Bay at Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai is inviting guests to celebrate the Holy Month with a menu curated especially for iftar dinner and late night suhoor spreads. You’ll be treated to authentic flavours from an impressive line-up of international and Arabic buffet with live cooking stations.
INFO: Dhs265 per person, until 4 June, 7pm-9pm (iftar), 9pm-2am (suhoor), The Bay, Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, 04 777 2222
3. Watch Charlize's Long Shot
When Fred Flarsky (Seth Rogan) reunites with his first crush, one of the most influential women in the world, Charlotte Field (Charlize Theron), he charms her. As she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, Charlotte hires Fred as her speechwriter and sparks fly.
INFO: Long Shot, in cinemas from 9 May, uae.voxcinemas.com
4. Amazing EMS deal
Can you imagine getting the effects of a three-hour workout in only 20 minutes? It very well might be possible, and it’s called EMS training. EMS stands for electrical muscle stimulation; in training, a machine delivers electrical pulses that stimulate muscle contraction. And while sessions can be pretty pricey, Fit23 in Dubai Marina is offering a special deal for one month’s unlimited sessions for only Dhs600. We’re already hooked (literally).
INFO: Dhs600 for unlimited EMS sessions, Fit23, La Verda Hotel, Al Suwayeb Street, Dubai Marina, 050 569 8954, fit23dubai.com
5. Power Cycle
Born in Brazil, Power Cycle is a fitness studio with a unique soul. Run by Brazil’s finest recruits who have been especially flown over to coach, there is a real family feel to the studio, giving it that sense of community. It’s not just your average cycle class either. After a fitness test, your watts and power are tracked each session so you can see how you improve class by class.
INFO: From Dhs65 per class (first class is free), JBC 5 Building, Cluster W, Jumeirah Lake Towers, powercycle.ae
6. Netflix's Dead to Me
A hot-headed widow searching for the hit-and-run driver who mowed down her husband befriends an eccentric optimist who isn’t quite what she seems. Starring Christina Applegate in the lead role, this brilliant new series will have you laughing and crying at the same time. Yep, be prepared to binge watch this one.
INFO: Dead to Me, now available to stream on Netflix
7. Westlife live in Dubai
After having sold more than 55 million records worldwide, popular Irish pop vocal band Westlife will bring their much-awaited Twenty Tour to Dubai. Prepare for an evening of nostalgia, where the boys will take us down memory lane with their biggest hits from the last two decades. Best to book this one well in advance.
INFO: 29 August, from Dhs250 (early bird tickets), Coca-Cola Arena, City Walk Dubai. For more information, visit ticketmaster.ae