The best things to do in the UAE this week: 3 to 9 July

The best things to do in the UAE this week: 3 to 9 July



Food, fitness and fun in the sun await.

The first week of July has arrived, bringing with it breakfasts, brunches, fitness classes and plenty of fun in the sun. Read on for our picks of the week.

Monday 3 July

Dine on Japanese haute cuisine

Following its MICHELIN success in Abu Dhabi, 99 Sushi Bar and Restaurant in Address Downtown Hotel Dubai has introduced several exciting new dishes to its menu. Prepare for a feast of Japanese haute cuisine with exciting choices such as King Crab Tempura (an instant FACT favourite), Carabinero Carpaccio with Uni and Plankton Oil, Carabinero and Lobster Tartare, and the theatrical Bone marrow with Caviar Gunkan. For a memorable meal in the shadow of the Burj Khalifa, look no further.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

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Tuesday 4 July

Have a Parisian breakfast at La Petit Ani

Acclaimed chef Izu Ani has opened a small boulangerie in the heart of DIFC called La Petit Ani. The venue in Gate Avenue offers an array of delights, including the chef's signature pastries and coffees, breakfasts, light lunches, and more. La Petit Ani is an extension of the popular La Maison Ani in Dubai Mall's Fashion Avenue and features pretty parasols, embroidered cushions and plenty of potted greenery, resulting in an Insta-worthy spot for leisurely breakfasts and morning caffeination. 

GO: Visit for more information. 

La Petite Ani

Wednesday 5 July

Work up a sweat

FitnGlam, the female-only super club, has unleashed its electrifying fitness revolution at Reem Mall in Abu Dhabi. This is no ordinary gym – we're talking boxing, cycling, heart-pumping HIIT and CrossFit classes that will skyrocket your fitness game to uncharted heights. For a rewarding workout experience, head to the Reformer Pilates studio or book a soothing yoga class to find your zen. After conquering those intense workouts, treat yourself to the ultimate pampering experience in a serene sauna session, complete with luxurious amenities that'll make you feel like royalty.

GO: Visit for more information.

Fitness Zone

Thursday 6 July

Visit the newly re-opened Wild Wadi Waterpark

Prepare for a splashing good time as Wild Wadi Waterpark is back and better than ever. Wild Wadi Waterpark guarantees a day filled with excitement with new packages, dining options, and access to 30 rides and attractions. Thrill-seekers can brave the Jumeirah Sceirah, sliding down a 120-meter slide at 80 km/h, or choose the heart-pounding Tantrum Alley, featuring two slides and three tornadoes. Open daily, from 10am to 6pm. AED 215 per person (Resident Day Pass).

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

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Friday 7 July

Enjoy dinner in a chic wine cellar

Head to Rosewood Abu Dhabi's atmospheric wine cellar, La Cava, for The Social Table Series - American Wine Dinner. Here, diners can expect a feast of meticulously prepared meats including brown butter grilled ribeye, dry rub smoked tenderloin, lemon and lime grass smoked lamb ribs, pink salted beef skirt, and 12-hour burnt end brisket. A selection of wines from the American Collection will be paired with the menu. Friday 7 July, from 8pm to 11pm. AED 550 per person.

GO: Email 02 813 5550 for reservations and more information.

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Saturday 8 July

Experience a taste of Mexico

Upgrade your brunching experience at Amerigos this summer with authentic Mexican food and drinks inspired by the streets of Acapulco. Expect fun for the whole family at this Yas Island favourite, with activities for kids or take a refreshing dip in the pool to beat the summer heat with pool passes. Saturdays, from 12:30pm to 3:30pm. AED 199 (soft beverages), AED 299 (house beverages) and AED 69 (children). Pool passes cost AED 49 for adults and AED 29 for children.

GO: Call 02 656 2000 or email for reservations and more information.

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Sunday 9 July

Dine at Dubai's new gastropub

From the creators of Mezzanine Bar & Kitchen, The Black Sheep is now open at Pullman Hotel Jumeirah Lake Towers. The British Gastropub comprises a ground-floor bar featuring a daily happy hour from 12pm to 7pm, where beers can be purchased from AED 32. Settle down in the Chesterfield Sofas by the fireplace, grab some sundowners in the beer garden or try the traditional Sunday roast with all the trimmings for AED125. The Black Sheep is open daily from 12pm to 2am. 

GO: Visit or call 058 599 5664 for reservations and more information.

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