The top 7 things to do in United Arab Emirates

Last week might just have been the hottest yet and getting out may seem like torture. With our top picks for this weekend’s activities, you will change your mind.

1. Weekend brunch and stay offer

This weekend, indulge in more than a brunch with a weekend stay package at Jumeirah Beach Hotel. You can enjoy the extensive privileges on offer across the resort in addition to dining. This includes complimentary highlights such as access to the premium bubbly-inclusive brunch package for two (worth Dh575) on Friday or Saturday, complimentary access to the private beach, resort pool and Wild Wadi Park as well as a complimentary room upgrade (subject to availability).

Location Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai Cost Dh1,400 onwards (weekend rate) Contact +971 4 406 8500 Email [email protected]

2. Fun Nation

For one week only, Fun Nation will be hosting a series of gaming tournaments to test your skills at one of the following; FIFA 16, Super Smash Bros. for Wii U and Street Fighter V. If you’re a fashionista you can join in on one of the interactive fashion workshops to revamp some of your old clothes, customise a brand new t-shirt or find out more about shoe designs. There is something for everyone and will just be for one week.

Location du forum, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi Dates July 28 to August 6Cost Dh40 onwards Book tickets here 

3. Spa Day


Get a five-star spa experience at a discounted price this weekend. You can choose from the ‘So Refreshing’ treatment (one-hour long full body treatment) or the ‘Summer Revitaliser’ (30-minute massage and 30-minute revitalising facial). With soothing ingredients and the relaxing setting, you are bound to have an amazing time.

Location Sofitel The Palm, Dubai Cost So Refreshing Dh350; Revitaliser Dh399 Dates Until August 31 Timings Through bookingsContact +971 4 455 5433 / 5434 Email [email protected] Website

4. Food and music at Jules Bar

Head down to Jules on Thursday night and enjoy live entertainment with bands – 808 and The Skills. The venue has also introduced a brand new menu of delectable Mexican and Filipino food. Whether you are into sophisticated jazz or hip-pop and RnB, the two bands will entertain you with their performance.

Location Le Meridien Dubai Hotel and Conference Centre, Airport Road, Dubai Timing 8 pm Dates Thursday, July 28 Cost Dh120 including two beverages Contact +971 4 702 2455


5. Trampoline party!

Bounce is hosting an epic After Dark Suicide Squad party on Thursday, inviting all supervillains ahead of the Suicide Squad movie release. Whoever you enter the arena as, be prepared to show off some cool trampoline moves in time to the electric beats.

Location Bounce , Al Quoz Dates July 28, Thursday Timings 8pm to midnight Cost Dh80 per person Book here 

6. Unlimited Dim Sum

Cheer dim sum lovers! What could be better than unlimited servings of dim sum with discounted beverages?

Location Long Yin, Le Meridien Dubai Dates July 29, Friday Timings12.30pm to 3.30pm Cost Dh168 (Call ahead for details) Contact +971 4 217 0000

7. Mango madness


For those of you who love mango season in the UAE, here is a festival which has mango in everything from lassi, shakes and other beverages to crepes and mousse. Healthy drinks can be made on request, so those on a summer body challenge need not worry.

Location Markette, Dubai Mall and Boxpark Dates July 19 to August 31 Cost A la carte Details here

Movie Time

Check into Gulf News to learn which movies are running every day along with timings and cinemas across the UAE. Click here for more details. 

Read some amazing facts about Wonder Woman releasing in 2017 and about the amazing actress who plays the part – Gal Gadot.

Staying in?

Not up to braving the crowds in Dubai? We have two amazing guides for you this week. Here are 12 T.V shows to binge watch this summer and nine amazing romantic comedies that men will love.

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