16 fantastic things to do in the UAE in August 2022

16 fantastic things to do in the UAE in August 2022



Food, films and lots of fun – here are the dates for your diary.  

Hello, August. We are excited as it’s the start of a new month, and lots of new events await. Whether you’re after kids’ camps, music festivals or super savings, there are fun activities for everyone (including pets) to enjoy in the UAE in August. So, whip out your diaries and alert the WhatsApp groups. Here are the best to do in the UAE in August.

Monday 1 August 2022

Keep the kids busy at a summer camp

School’s out, but summer camps are in. At Mövenpick Resort Al Marjan Island Ras Al Khaimah, there are plenty of ways to keep the kids entertained. Children between the ages of four to 12 years old can join baking classes, dance workshops and water sports. The events take place daily from 9am to 6pm and the camp runs until the end of August. The camp’s prices start from AED 80 for one day and AED 399 for one week. 

GO: Visit www.movenpick.com for more information.

Save some dirhams on grooming 

When you need your next maintenance appointment, we recommend heading over to We Nails. Throughout August, this funky JBR salon has some stellar deals across hair and beauty: enjoy a classic manicure, pedicure and full body massage for AED 371; pay for a full head of colour and get a blow dry free; or indulge in a manicure and pedicure, and get a blow dry for AED 70. The savings go on.

GO: Visit www.wenails.ae for more information.

Wednesday 3 August 2022 

Embrace your Bad Habits

Celebrate the good old days every Wednesday with the new “Bad Habits” Drunch at Hotel Indigo Dubai Downtown. Head to Off The Wall speakeasy and cocktail bar and sip on specially-concocted drinks whilst grooving to ‘80s and ’90s disco, pop, and R&B classics. Wednesdays, from 9pm to midnight. AED 155 for ladies (inclusive of a snack platter and unlimited house beverages) and AED 255 for gents (inclusive of a snack platter and unlimited house beverages).

GO: WhatsApp 050 259 5542 for reservations and more information.

Thursday 4 August 2022 

Tuck into a new business lunch

Homegrown Indian eatery Mohalla now offers an affordable two or three-course business lunch menu. The casual dining venue offers some of its signature Indian dishes for guests to enjoy in 30 minutes or less, including shami kebab slider, crispy bhutta (fried corn) or a savoury 1965 buhari (Mohalla’s version of the classic chicken 65). For the main course, guests can tuck into paneer butter masala, dabba egg curry, chicken tikka biryani, butter chicken or a tender chicken wrap. Available Sunday to Wednesday, from 12pm to 3pm. AED 55 (two-courses) and AED 59 (three-courses).

GO: Call 800 664 2552 for reservations and more information.

Watch the new Brad Pitt movie at the top of the Burj Khalifa

We don’t really need a reason to visit the Burj Khalifa, but seeing a screening of the latest Brad Pitt doesn’t hurt. The Bullet Train will be making a stop at the world’s tallest building for a special show. The action-packed film sees Brad play the unlikely assassin Ladybug, as he tries (with horrific as well as hilarious consequences) to fulfil his latest mission.

GO: Visit https://reelcinemas.com for more information. 

Friday 5th August 2022 

Celebrate World Oyster Day 

Whether you love to slurp or shuck, the best time to do it is on World Oyster Day. At the Dibba Bay farm shop in Dubai, you can try local oysters for AED 8 from 12pm to 10.30pm. While in the newly opened Dibba farm shop in Fujairah, there are fresh shucks that you can pick up from 8.30am to 4.30pm. Plus, lookout for collaborations across Dubai’s restaurants, from 10 per cent off in BOCA to a seafood platter for AED 79 at Toshi. 

GO: Visit www.dibbabay.com for more information. 

Catch local and international DJs at Monkey Bar 

Get into the groove at Monkey Bar, which is located inside 25Hours Hotel One Central. On 5 and 6 August from 9pm onwards, the bar is bringing together cool musicians including members of The 246 Cru, international DJ Doowap and Dubai-based Finlay. Booking in advance is recommended, but boogying is essential. 

GO: Follow @monkeybardubai on Instagram for more information.

Saturday 6th August 2022 

Enjoy a two-for-one brunch offer at Address Boulevard

Brunches aren’t all about booze. To prove the point, Address Boulevard’s elegant restaurant, The Restaurant, is offering a two-for-one deal on its non-alcoholic Garden Artisan brunch package. Get ready for Mediterranean cuisine, hand-crafted beverages and live entertainment. The brunch takes place from 1pm to 4pm on Saturdays and the non-alcoholic package costs AED 300. The offer is running until the end of August. 

GO: Visit www.addresshotels.com for more information.

Sunday 7th August 2022 

Scare yourself silly at Horror Movie Room

Lights, camera, scares. Horror Movie Room is opening in Dubai, and aims to scare your socks off. Movie lovers will enjoy this brand-new immersive horror movie experience, which brings together 4D technology and special effects – think splashes, flashes and a whole lot more. Horror Movie Room has launched with a terrifying set list of films including ITRingsInsidious and Insidious: Chapter 2.

GO: Visit https://horrorrooms.ae for more information.

Wednesday 10th August 2022 

Hit the beach for a new ladies' night

Surf Club at Palm West Beach has launched a new ladies’ night. The venue brings a true Californian cool meets Hamptons glamour to Dubai, and has got you covered – literally – as it has erected its own air-conditioned pergola. Every Wednesday from 6pm to 11pm, ladies can taste their way through a specially curated platter, and bottomless Mojitos or grapes for AED 199.

GO: Email events@surfclubdubai.com or call 04 589 5444 for reservations and more information.

Friday 12th August 2022 

Eat your way through Summer Restaurant Week

Dubai Summer Surprises is certainly full of them, as it is holding the second edition of Summer Restaurant Week. More than 50 restaurants across the city are taking part in the event, which includes special menus starting from AED 69. The list of restaurants includes 21Grams, Fi’lia, Brasserie Boulud and more. 

GO: Visit www.visitdubai.com for more information. 

Saturday 13th August 2022

Take the kids to The National Aquarium

The National Aquarium recently opened in Abu Dhabi, and it’s the largest aquarium in the Middle East. Kids will be wowed by the sea life, which includes animal meet and greets across the aquarium’s ocean, jungle and arctic zones. The aquarium is home to amphibians, birds, reptiles and corals.

GO: Visit https://thenationalaquarium.ae for more information. 

Saturday 20th August 2022 

Bring your dog to the pub day

Reform Social Grill let the dogs out. To celebrate National Dog Day, the venue is offering free puppicinos to your furry friends. The family-friendly gastropub is a great spot to tuck into traditional British dishes, from fish and chips to a Sunday Roast, but also to let your pets run free across the outdoors space.

GO: Visit www.reformsocialgrill.ae for more information.

Head over to the dance music festival, 2nd Arc

Summer is all about music festivals, so put Dubai’s 2nd Arc on your calendar. The line-up of international DJs includes Hosh, Ivan Masa, Stan Kolev and Teenage Mutants. Plus, the line-up of local DJs includes Cattaree, Kade B, Susanna, KMZ, MAZ. Enjoy music ranging from dance to electronic at Sound Stage 3, Dubai Studio City. Tickets start from AED 175. 

GO: Visit dubai.platinumlist.net for more information. 

Friday 26th August 2022

Relax on Emirati Women’s Day at Armani/Spa

Ladies, this one’s for you. Treat yourself with a visit to Armani/Spa. To mark Emirati Women’s Day, the spa has created a special offer from 26-28 August. For AED 999, guests can experience a 90-minute body wrap and candle massage. Plus, you’ll have access to the award-winning facilities and lounge. 

GO: Visit https://www.armanihoteldubai.com for more information. 

Saturday 27th August 2022

Unwind at the recently opened Kai Beach 

Spend the weekend at Kai Beach on Saadiyat Island in Abu Dhabi. The new beach is already making a splash, and boasts beautiful turquoise waters as well as a white sandy beach. The boho chic vibes are strong, from the macrame parasols to the beach shacks. Make a day out of it, as the venue serves food and drink, including soft drinks and house beverages (yes, it’s licensed). Over the summer, the tranquil escape in the city has a special offer: tickets cost AED 95 for adults on the weekend and AED 60 for children. 

GO: Visit www.kaibeachsaadiyat.com for more information.