Top 10 Things to do in the UAE This Week

Top 10 Things to do in the UAE This Week

29 Aug 2013

Do movies and munchies, plus try a new ladies' night

Do Movies & Munchies
Wednesday 4 September 
It’s your last chance to catch a film outdoors at the gorgeous Desert Palm Resort. Epic The Dark Knight Rises, starring Christian Bale and Anne Hathaway, will be screened by the pool. Towels and popcorn will be provided as you watch the movie, which sees a new evil rise from where Batman and Commissioner Gordon tried to bury it.
INFO: Dhs30, including popcorn and a towel, Desert Palm Resort, Dubai,04 323 8888,

Watch British Premier League Footy
Saturday 31 August
British watering hole The Underground Pub is the place to be for football fans, as it’s showing all British Premier League matches. The London tube- themed venue has a whopping 14 flat screens so you don’t miss a single goal (or melodramatic fall!).
INFO: Weekend happy hours offer drinks for Dhs20 from 4pm to 8pm. Habtoor Grand Beach Resort & Spa, 04 408 4257,

NEW! Try buffet nights at The Atrium
Thursday 22, Friday 30 August and Tuesday 3 September
The Atrium at Grand Millennium Dubai has a triple delight for diners, with three theme nights lined up every week. Experience authentic Indian cuisine including chicken changezi and prawn curry every Thursday. Friday night is Beefeater night, with roast dinners lined up, as well as a fish-and-chip station. Seafood lovers should head to Fisherman Night every Tuesday to try the squid tempura and lobster thermidor.
INFO: Dhs175 (soft drinks), Dhs195 (one glass of bubbly or vino and soft drinks), Dhs295 (unlimited selected beverages), Dhs85 (kids aged six to 12), 7pm to 11pm, Grand Millennium Dubai, 04 429 9999,

Watch Wild Rides at Hard Rock Café’s fun day
Saturday 31 August
Hard Rock Café Dubai and Harley-Davidson are collaborating for a day of fun. Activities will include demonstration rides.
INFO: Free,12 noon, Hard Rock Café Dubai Festival City, 04 232 8900,

NEW! Socialite Ladies’ Night
Monday 2 September
Souk Al Bahar restaurant Café Habana has just launched a new Monday Ladies’ Night. Called Socialita, it sees Dubai’s social butterflies treated to three signature cocktails, shaken and stirred to perfection by Habana’s mixologists. There’s also a happy hour for the señors too. Habana’s resident DJ will take to the decks, playing an uplifting fusion of house and commercial mixes with a Latino vibe. Café Habana originated in New York’s trendy Prince Street and was inspired by a lunch restaurant in Mexico City. It has also branched out into Brooklyn and Malibu.
INFO: 6pm to 9pm, Souk al Bahar, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, 04 422 2620,

Try Soho Bites
An offshoot of the popular SoHo Grill in Garhoud has been unveiled in Wafi Mall’s new Café Court. The menu includes the ‘Fat Cow’ burger.
INFO: Wafi Mall, 10am to 10pm (weekdays), 10am to 12am (weekends), 04 396 6141,

Special Family Brunch  at Jumeirah Creekside
Friday 31 August
Head to this family-friendly event that boasts a special food corner for kids.
INFO: Dhs495 (bubbly), Dhs295 (house drinks), Dhs195 (soft drinks), 12.30pm to 4pm, children under 12 dine half price, children under six dine free, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Al Garhoud, Dubai, 04 230 8571,

Get your cha-cha on at Rainforest Café
This family hotspot has launched a new menu! New dishes include the spicy ‘Big Cha! Cha!’ deep-fried flour tortilla.
INFO: 11am to 12am (weeknights), 11am to 1am (weekends), Dubai Mall, 04 330 8515,

Sample a BBQ and Grain night by the golf course
Thursday 5 september
Enjoy a barbeque on the lawn with relaxing drinks.
INFO: Dhs95, (adult) , Dhs45 (child), 6.30pm to 10.00pm, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, Abu Dhabi, 02 557 8000,