Top 10 Things to Do This Week
Brunch at the Media One Hotel
Friday 31 August & Saturday 1 September
The MED has not one but three fab brunch deals every weekend from now on! Whether you’re an early bird, a night owl, or just fancy a chilled out brunch to end the weekend, there’s an option for you. Happy brunching!
INFO: Early Birds Brunch, Dhs339 all inclusive, 12pm to 4pm Fridays; Night Owls Brunch, Dhs339 all inclusive, 7pm to 11pm Fridays; The Laid Back Brunch, Dhs199 all inclusive, 12pm to 4pm Saturdays; The MED, Media One Hotel, Dubai
We Love Sundays Ladies’ Night
Sunday 1 September
Get your glad rags on and try out the newest ladies’ night to hit the capital every Sunday at Leftbank Abu Dhabi! Expect free drinks for ladies, 30 per cent discount for Etihad crew and fab musical tunes from DJs Chadphunk and Stew Magoo. Get your glitz on!
INFO: Free entry, 9.30pm to 4am every Sunday, selected free drinks for ladies all night, Leftbank Abu Dhabi, Souk Qaryat Al Beri, Bain Al Jessrain, Abu Dhabi, 02 558 1680, www.facebook.com/leftbanksoukqaryatalberi.
Experience Wild Wadi’s New Ride
From Monday 3 September
Wild Wadi Waterpark has a new ride to replace the infamous Jumeirah Sceirah. Organisers are keeping mum about the specifics of the ride, but it officially opens on Monday. Be one of the first thrill-seekers to check it out!
INFO: Dhs220 adults, Dhs175 children, 10am to 7pm, Wild Wadi Waterpark, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, 04 348 4444, www.jumeirah.com
Cheese and Vino Night
Thursday 30 August
Start your weekend with a sophisticated soirée and head to the Arcadia Lobby Lounge for a cheese and vino evening with 20 types of French cheese and European grape. Yum!
INFO: Dhs149, 7pm to 10pm, The H Hotel, 04 501 8888, www.thehhotel.com.
Wet ‘n’ Wild Hatta Pools
As summer draws to a close, overseas visitors start arriving. If you’re fed up with going on desert safaris, try out this tour which includes a drive around the Hajar Desert mountains, a picnic, diving and swimming in the Hatta Pools natural springs and a trip to the Hatta Heritage Village.
INFO: Dhs675 for up to five guests, tour takes three hours, Hatta Fort Hotel, 04 809 9333, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.hattaforthotel.com.
Rhodes Mezzanine Fifth Birthday Special Menu
Tuesday 4 to Saturday 8 September
Michelin-starred celebrity Chef Gary Rhodes has created a special birthday menu for Rhodes Mezzanine’s fifth anniversary! The five-course set menu features favourites from each year since the restaurant’s opening.
Examples of dishes include globe artichoke with soft baby leeks, goats cheese and fresh herb tortellini with sweet lemon asparagus, salmon with scallops, braised oxtail fritter, foie gras and carrot puree. For dessert there’s lemon meringue with strawberry shortbread. Yum!
INFO: Dhs500, 7pm to 11.30pm, Rhodes Mezzanine, Grosvenor House Dubai, Tower One, 04 317 6000, www.grosvenorhouse-dubai.com.
Watch Formula one at ICON
Sunday 2 September
Catch all the action from the Belgian Grand Prix at ICON Bar & Lounge. The bar has a special deal where the price of food and drink correlates to the number of laps. So for a race of 58 laps, one bottle and one snack would cost Dhs58 per person. Race you there!
INFO: From 4pm, ICON Bar & Lounge, Radisson Blu Media City, Dubai, 04 3669111, www.radissonblu.com.
Try Camel Cuisine
It may be a bit of an acquired taste, but FANR Restaurant has started serving camel cuisine! We’re talking camel burgers and ice cream made with camel milk! Camel is healthier than beef as it’s leaner and lower in cholesterol.
INFO: FANR Restaurant, Manarat Al Saadiyat, Abu Dhabi, 02 657 5888, www.fanrrestaurant.ae.
Get a Ski Dubai Membership
Whether you’re a beginner, snow bunny or an Olympic-standard skier, keep cool and sign up for one of Ski Dubai’s new membership packages, which include a tier of discounts and bonuses.
INFO: Ice Membership, Dhs350 annually with 20 per cent off entry and lessons; Snow Membership, Dhs700 annually with 30 per cent off; Crystal Membership, Dhs900 a month with free slope access and extra discounts, www.skidxb.com.
Immaculate Touch Pool Party
Friday 31 August
Al Maya Island’s infamous pool parties are back! With top local DJs, dancers, a saxophonist, fire breather and an 8ft LED robot, prepare for a crazy one!
INFO: Dhs100 including shuttle boat transfer, ladies and Etihad crew free before 2pm, 1pm to late, Al Maya Island, Abu Dhabi, 02 667 7777.