9 Pretty Interesting Things To Take You Through The Five Weeks Of August
Oh hello August.
The weather is going to be hot as ever this month, but we’ve lined up some pretty cool stuff happening around town. From an Olympic-inspired meal to mixology classes and everything in between, this August won’t be as bad as you think.
1. It's mango mania at Markette
The cosy outlet is celebrating mango season with a festival dedicated to the fruit. Quite often referred to as the ‘king of fruits’, the juicy stone fruit will make an appearance in menu items such as the traditional yoghurt-based lassi, in shakes, as well as in crepes and mousse.
Prices start from AED 28; until 31 August; available at Markette at The Dubai Mall and BOXPARK; for more information, call: 04 339 8173
2. Give into the ultimate summer pampering at Tips & Toes
This is perhaps the mother of all mani-pedis in town. The limited edition Soothing Summer Cocoon treatment starts off with the cutting and shaping of nails before exfoliating your hands and feet with a sugar scrub, followed by a detoxifying and regenerating mud wrap. In the final step, the technician will slather on deep moisturising lotion. The result: baby soft hands and feet.
Priced at AED 205; until 31 August; available at all Tips & Toes branches; for more information, call: 04 399 0550
3. Head to McGettigan’s for a round (or more) of beverages with mates
The deal is pretty straightforward. For AED 199 you’re served unlimited house beverages from 5pm to 8pm, making it an ideal way to continue the party after brunch or perhaps even to kick-start your Friday night. Background tunes will be provided by The Maplejacks.
Priced at AED 199 per person; available every Friday from 5pm to 8pm at McGettigan’s JLT (Cluster J); for more information, call 04 378 0800
4. Try out Ting Irie’s newest Friday Brunch
The Jamaican hotspot has just launched its Family Fun’ch where all-you-can-eat small plates are served family style. Expect delish staples including Jerk chicken, Jamaican patties and even fish Escovich. The meal doesn’t end until you’ve had the carnival funnel cake. DJ Cheriana’s beats will ensure there’s a vibe to match.
AED 195 for adults; every Friday from 1pm to 4pm; Ting Irie in Downtown Dubai (entrance from Souk Al Manzil); for more information, call: 04 557 5601
5. Better your mixology skills at Claw BBQ
Think a TIKI masterclass, gifts you can take home and complimentary TIKI beverages for the ladies courtesy rum and TIKI expert Paul Monahan who will be guest bartender on the day. Pure island vibes!
Free of charge; 2 August; Claw BBQ at Souk Al Bahar; for more information, call: 04 432 2300
6. Go an acoustic journey with Aiza and Joey G
Extremely well-known Filipino artists Aiza Seguerra (former child star and the name behind multiple-platinum hit ‘Pagdating Ng Panahon’) and Joey G (you know him from the pop band Side A) will delight audiences with their acoustic performance this month.
Tickets are priced at AED 80, AED 200 and AED 300; 5 August; Hall 3 at Dubai World Trade Centre; doors open at 6pm and the show starts at 8pm; for more information, call: 050 659 7107 or 055 836 9349
7. Listen to Bollywood musician Ayushmann Khurrana
The multi-talented artist will be performing with his band for the first time in the city. Expect his hit ‘Paani Da Rang’ among other songs on the evening. The opening act features Dubai-based Raaga Factory with musicians Mithun Da Sarkar and Rohit Gupta providing a playlist of retro Hindi, folk, classical and Sufi tunes.
5 August; Al Nasr Leisureland; for more information, call: 04 314 8222
8. Catch Indian brothers Amaan and Ayaan live
The brothers represent six generations of sarod musicians and their performance is sure to win you over. Expect distinct styles of music while they play together in what could be called an evening of pure melody.
26 August, Dubai World Trade Centre; for more information, call: 306 4000
9. Nibble on Olympics-inspired grub at Jimmy Wicket’s Sports Bar
Choose between a gold, silver or bronze burger while you catch all the action on screens around. The fillings range from Angus patty to grilled chicken and they even have the classic cheese burger. If you’re watching the games with your mates then opt for the Ultimate Olympic Combo Platter with chicken lollipops, potato wedges, breaded chicken and fried calamari.
Also, look out for our list of where to watch the Olympics shortly.
Prices start from AED 55; Jimmy Wicket's Sports Bar at Warwick Dubai; for more information, call: 04 506 9636