Thanks to Al Isra’a Wal Mi’raj, or ‘Ascension Day’ an Islamic holiday observed each year on the 27th day of the Islamic month of Rajab, this working week is going to be a short one. But the holiday also means one day will be dry.

Hospitality managers have confirmed that on Tuesday, May 3, bars will not be serving alcohol from 6pm, resuming normal service on Wednesday, May 4 from 7pm. So, if you have planned a girlie evening at the any of Dubai’s popular Tuesday ladies’ nights do note that it will be dry.

The Al Isra’a Wal Mi’raj holiday marks the night that the Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him) made the journey from Mecca to Jerusalem and then ascended to heaven.

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The government confirmed Thursday May 5 will be an official paid holiday for everyone working in the UAE.

We know what you are thinking, why is Tuesday dry if the holiday falls on Thursday? Well, it technically falls on May 4, but the government postponed the holiday to fall on a Thursday, treating us to a three-day weekend – well it is the year for happiness.

If you feel like this holiday crept up on you, leaving you little time to plan an adventure, the next public holiday to mark in your diaries, and to start planning, is Thursday July 7 for Eid Al Fitr.

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If you had planned a night with the girls this Tuesday night, we suggest swapping the bar for a spot of pampering. Don’t worry, if you were looking for an affordable night, below we have listed three spa treatments that cost less than Dhs500.

Essential Deep Cleansing Facial 

What is it: A relaxing facial that rids of toxins and leaves you with a youthful dewy glow.

Where: All Tips & Toes salons

Price: Dhs350 for 1hour 15 minute treatment. Throw in a mani/pedi for an Dhs140.


Mani And Shop

What is it: While getting your nails done at WE NAILS, shop on the new local online fashion site I Saw It First, place and pay for an order and the items will be delivered to the salon within an hour.

Where: WE NAILS, Skyview Tower, Dubai Marina (04) 4528226

Price: Prices start from Dhs150 for a mani/pedi.


The Slenderiser

What is it: Relaxing, cleansing lymphatic drainage massage that visibly reduces the appearance of cellulite – every girl’s worst enemy.

Where: The Nail Spa Salons

Price: Dhs310  for 70 minutes.


If it’s an activity you are after, we recommend Bounce Fit. Not only will you burn calories but you will also burn a lot of calories.


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