Whether it’s lunch, brunch, or evening activities you seek, we’ve got you covered. Read on for our top shouts for things to do this weekend, and enjoy yourself.
Thursday July 12
Start the weekend early with a long lunch
Love Japanese food? JBR hotspot Ramusake has a teishoku lunch special between 1pm and 4pm on Thursdays, which is the perfect way to treat yourself at the end of the work week (without breaking the bank). For Dhs110, you get five courses – dishes include spicy tuna rolls, chicken and ginger gyoza, and grilled short rib. Yum.
Ramusake, DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Beach, The Walk, teishoku lunch special Thursdays & Saturdays 1pm to 4pm, Dhs110. Tel: (04) 559 5300. ramusake.ae
Take a dip in the dark
La Ville Hotel & Suites in City Walk is letting you make the most of its stunning rooftop pool with their new ‘Dip in the Dark’ offering. Between 5pm and 10pm, you can head up to the infinity pool for Dhs100 on weeknights, which includes a Dhs50 voucher to use at the LookUp poolside bar, and Dhs150 on weekends, inclusive of a Dhs100 voucher. Trust us, this pool has one of the best views of the Dubai skyline in the whole city.
La Ville Hotel & Suites, City Walk, pool access daily 5pm to 10pm until September 30. Dhs100 weekdays, Dhs150 weekends. Tel: (543) 095 948. livelaville.com
Enrol your little ones in a summer workshop
Le BHV Marais City Walk is hosting a series of summer workshops for children in collaboration with Collage Center. The workshops kick off today, and will run over the next six weeks, with fun and engaging activities like rainbow painting, dreamcatcher making and self portraits. Each workshop runs from 11am to 1pm – giving mums the perfect opportunity to enjoy a long, luxurious coffee break in City Walk.
Le BHV Marais, City Walk, every Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday from July 12 to August 30, 11am to 1pm. For ages 6 to 11, Dhs150 per class, Dhs400 for three classes, Dhs2400 for the whole season. Tel: (04) 403 3000. Email: customer.service@LeBHVMarais.ae. lebhvmarais.ae
Friday July 13
Check out a brand new brunch
Brunswick in the Sheraton Mall of the Emirates has undergone a major revamp – it’s no longer a sports bar, it’s now a Melbourne-inspired eatery, bar & terrace, and a stylish one at that. Their new brunch offering is ‘Charlie’s Brunch’, which is based around the travels of a Dubai expat named Charlie Lane – every week he’ll take you on a 10-course journey, inspired by the foods he’s tasted and the experiences he’s had around the world. Brunch is followed by an acoustic set from 4pm to 8pm, and a DJ from 8pm to late.
Brunswick Eatery, Bar & Terrace, Level 2, Sheraton Mall of the Emirates, Fridays, noon to 4pm, Dhs390. Tel: (056) 404 0685. @Brunswick Eatery.Bar.Terrace
See Beyonce’s songwriter performing live
Palazzo Versace Dubai recently welcomed Haitian-American singer-songwriter Nstasia as the new resident act at Q’s Bar and Lounge, the jazz bar owned by the legendary Quincy Jones. She’s penned hits for the likes of Beyonce, Kelly Clarkson and Nicole Scherzinger, so you can expect some big tunes.
Q’s Bar & Lounge, Palazzo Versace, Al Jaddaf, Tue to Fri 9pm to 1am, Sat 8pm to 12am. Tel: (04) 556 8865. palazzoversace.com
Saturday July 14
Celebrate Bastille Day
The très chic Bleu Blanc by David Myers in the Renaissance Downtown Hotel is hosting a special Saturday brunch in celebration of all things French, with decor and beverages based around the theme ‘La Vie En Rose’. A DJ will be spinning commercial tunes injected with French vibes, and there will even be a live fashion illustrator on hand to capture your brunch outfit.
Bleu Blanc by David Myers, Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai, Saturday July 14, 12.30pm to 4pm. Dhs299 soft, Dhs399 house, Dhs649 Champagne. Tel: (04) 512 5533. bleublanc-dubai.com
Witness a K-pop supergroup take over the Burj Khalifa
Back in January, EXO became the first ever K-pop band to have a song added to the Dubai Fountain’s playlist, and now they’re set to receive an even bigger honour. A three-minute light and sound show featuring the band’s smash hit, Power, will be beamed onto the Burj Khalifa tonight. Embrace your inner fangirl and head down at 8.10pm to check it out.
Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai, Saturday July 14, 8.10pm. Free. @BurjKhalifa
Main image: Bleu Blanc by David Myers