Holidays are here and it’s time to make plans.
Because if you’re anything like the majority of us, you’ll know flights were waaayyyyyy too pricey to even consider a foreign va-cay so you’re here in beautiful (humid) Dubai. And as always, the city is showing up trumps for the holiday.
10. Check out a classic Yemeni Arabic performer for free
Yemeni singer Balqees Fathi is having a free, (yes free!) concert at Dragon Mart 2 to celebrate Eid Al Adha. The Saudi singer, who has preformed next to Italian singer Andrea Bocelli in the past will sing her popular tracks in Yemeni, Iraqi and Lebanese dialects, as well as classical Arabic.
When? 7.30pm on Friday, August 24
Where? Dragon Mart 2
9. Mark these four spots down if you want to catch a fireworks show
The Beach, opposite JBR – 9.15pm on August 21, 21 and 23
Al Seef – 9.00pm on August 21, 21 and 23
La Mer – 9.30pm on August 21, 21 and 23
Dubai Festival City Mall – 9pm and 10.30pm on August 22 and August 23
8. THREE ladies nights at 1 OAK starting Tuesday
Can you feel it? Dubai’s clubbing scene is well and truly coming back to life and it’s kicking off with a bang this week. Get yourself to 1OAK this Tuesday, ladies enjoy complimentary bar all night long to the sounds of urban DJ Shef Codes.
Find 1 OAK Dubai at JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Business Bay, Dubai
Parties happening August 21, 23, 24 and 26, from 11pm to 3am. Ladies night offers on August 21, 23 and 26.
For more information and reservations, please contact 052 881 8888
7. Go on a FAB staycation for as little as AED185
We do not lie. Staycations from as little as AED185 (you’ll have to travel to Al Ain) however if you’re willing to splurge jusy a little bit more, some of Dubai’s finest hotels have some VERY tempting deals.
How about Habtoor Palace, Habtoor City (formerly the St Regis) from AED638 a night? Or the simply stunning One&Only Royal Mirage from AED895 INCLUDING breakfast?
6. Live entertainment at Mall of the Emirates, City Centre Deira, City Centre Mirdif and City Centre Me’aisem
These malls are pulling out all the stop for families and residents to create some incredible Eid Al Adha memories.
Head to Mall of the Emirates to catch a young NYC basketball group perform some epic skills.
An enchanted circus show featuring fairytale aerialists are running shows at City Centre Mirdif.
City Centre Deira is hosting the Red Icon which includes mime artists, jugglers, crazy costumes and more.
Or finally City Centre Me’aisem for an epic Charlie and the Chocolate Factory experience.
Check out the social pages of each mall to get the full times and details.
5. EID pizza making masterclasses for kids
Not only will the gives the kids enjoy enjoy a fun afternoon out, it will also give a new skill parents can benefit from!
Kids cand learn to create sweet or savory pizzas under the supervision of a Head Chef at Jones The Grocer.
The classes are happening at Jones The Grocer, Emirates Golf Club on August 22 from 3pm to 6pm
AED180 per child, price includes a chef’s hat, apron and certificate
Please call 04 4179999 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book
4. Buy-one-get-one-free at one of Dubai’s top party brunches!
We kid you not – to celebrate turning one Mr Miyagi’s is throwing a FULL MOON party and giving you BOGOF all day on Tuesday, August 21!
Think a mad rave with UV lights, paint and all the glitter you could dream of as well as a tasty deal on your buzzing lunch, dinner, and any of the the drinks you can think of. (Yup, buckets ARE included)
Where? Mr Miyagi’s, Media One, Media City
When? Wok & Roll brunch (3pm – 6pm or 8pm – 11pm) Tuesday, August 21
How much? AED290 for house package
3. Head to The Junction to catch the theatre production of Nick Payne’s Constellations
Another intriguing production coming to The Junction this summer, an unusual love story relayed by the region’s largest community theatre group, H72 Productions. Definitely worth a look.
Where? The Junction, Alserkal Avenue
When? August 24 and August 25 from 7.30pm
Here’s a sneak peek for what’s in store
2. Buy-one-get-one-free at Modhesh World until August 25
The end is near but there’s still time to check out Modhesh World, one of the region’s largest indoor entertainment and amusement facilities.
The venue is partnering with ‘Smiles by Etisalat’ to give visitors the BOGOF offer!
How to avail? You need to Download ‘Smiles by Etisalat’ on iOs or Android (this is only open to Etisalat subscribers)
Modhesh World will run until 25 August – open daily from 10am to 11pm on weekdays and 10am to 12am on weekends.
General admission is AED25 and children under three, senior citizens and people of determination are welcome free of charge. Pay separately for rides.
More info here.
1. Eat at over 150 restos in Dubai with a 30% discount
Simply click here to get started; it takes you to MIcravings – where you can get to know the ton of restaurants and bars offering 30% discounts across Dubai.
This fabulous deal is ONLY for Marriott Reward, The Ritz-Carlton Rewards and Starwood Preferred Guest loyalty members (register for your card on site). Also, the 30% discount is valid only for a limited time (until September 15). Smash that ‘become a member button’ to get involved!