7 amazing things to do in the UAE
The Aqua Friday brunch at the Rosewood hotel is the perfect place to soak in the sun in the capital. Their Gourmet package offers a lavish spread that includes international cuisines, a soup station, and an awesome pie corner! To top it all off, you get unlimited soft-drinks and complimentary pool access for the whole Friday afternoon. Now we’re talking!
INFO: From Dhs205 (unlimited soft drinks and pool access), Dhs285 (unlimited grape and mixed drinks), Fridays 12pm-5pm. Rosewood, Abu Dhabi, 02 813 5550
ROOFTOP PARTY NIGHTS
Ikandy Ultra Lounge is simply THE place to wind down after work with its incredible views of the Burj Khalifa and its bubbly atmosphere. The venue is truly an urban oasis in the heart of the city, if you’re looking to chill, meet, eat, and thrill with your colleagues and friends. And did we mention they’re offering a buy-one-get-one-free offer for seven hours during the month of July?
INFO: 6pm-2am (Party Nights), 1pm-8pm (2-for-1 offer). Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai. For reservations, contact 04 405 2703 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR YOUR MUCH-AWAITED ‘SEE-FOOD’ DIET
There isn’t a better time to indulge in some fresh-off-the-hook seafood at award-winning seafood restaurant IBN Al Bahr. Their Mussels & Malt night is a seafood lover’s dream with a mouth-watering selection of mussels glazed with flavours of your choice; fresh tomatoes and black olives, pepper cream or even curry. It’s time to bring in your foodie squad and get fishy.
INFO: From Dhs45 per person, 7pm onwards. IBN Al Bahr, Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeriah, Dubai, 04 5539575
EID WITH THE FAM ON THE QUEEN ELIZABETH 2
Up for some quality time with your fam this Eid Al Adha? The iconic QE2 is inviting you to celebrate the memorable holiday on board. The special family rate sure has a myriad of deals with complimentary breakfast and dinner, kids club access, and 40 percent off the spa experiences. The package also includes a QE2 heritage tour if you fancy knowing more about its history.
INFO: From Dhs599 (two adults and two children up to 11 years old), The Queen Elizabeth 2, Mina Rashid, Dubai, 056 5263 883
DINNER WITH THE BROS
Boys, enjoy two drinks on the house with your best guy friends at Urban Bar and Kitchen’s Monday ‘Manday’ in addition to their Happy Hour (that takes place every day). If you fancy some quality fun, spin the UBK wheel of fortune for a chance to win some exciting goodies that include a complimentary night’s stay at the Movenpick Hotel and passes to RIVA Ristorante and Beach Club. Who said it’s ONLY about ladies’ nights, eh?
INFO: Dhs30 per drink (happy hour), daily from 12pm-3am on Thursdays-Fridays and until 2am on weekdays. 6pm-8pm (Mandays on Mondays). Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Promenade Level, Cluster A, 04 438 0000
SPILL TEA, DRINK TEA
If a classy catch up with your girls are is your cup of tea, then channel your inner Marie Antoinette and head to SocietyDXB for an afternoon tea session. Satisfy your sweet tooth cravings and help yourself to their selection of homemade cakes and pastries, including velvet raspberry eclairs and classic scones. They also have an impressive variety of teas like green mango and peach, as well as all the classics.
INFO: Open from 12pm-5pm, book two hours in advance for groups of 2-4. SocietyDXB, Jumeirah 1, Dubai, 04 222 2811
PAN-ASIAN VEGAN DISHES AT LAH LAH
Yas! We’re always down for a new vegan menu, and LAH LAH will not disappoint. The edgy pan-Asian resto has turned up the heat in their kitchen and is now offering 13 new vegan-friendly dishes to cater to your plant-based diets. Some of their vegan dishes include pomelo salad, Thai green mango salad, and a yummy vegetable green curry.
INFO: LAH LAH at Zabeel House, Jumeirah, The Greens. For reservations, contact 04 519 1111 or email email@example.com.