The best things to do in the UAE this week: 7 to 13 August

The best things to do in the UAE this week: 7 to 13 August



Get your diaries out...

The summer is in full swing. If you thought that the UAE was quiet, think again. There are dining deals, movie marathons and cool cafés. So, whip out your diary – here are the best things to do in the UAE this week.

Monday 7 August

Dig into Mussel Mondays at Jones the Grocer

Jones the Grocer has launched three new themed dinners, which include Mussel Mondays, Steak Frites Thursdays and British Roast Sundays. On Mondays, diners can enjoy mussel dishes, which are served with sauces, garlic croutons and unlimited nori-dusted skin-on fries. Book from 6pm for AED 99 per person.

GO: Visit for more information.

Tuesday 8 August

Catch the Scorsese season at Cinema Akil

"You talkin’ to me?” If you know where this line is from, then check out the Martin Scorsese Retrospective. Cinema Akil is celebrating the American filmmaker, and showing his famous films. The season runs until 14 September, and The King of Comedy is being screened from 7pm. Note: the line is from Taxi Driver.

GO: Visit for more information.

Wednesday 9 August

Join a Ladies’ Night at Bar Du Port

Give hump day a lift and visit the Ladies’ Night at Bar Du Port in Dubai. We love the spot by the sea, as it boasts Insta-worthy views. The package includes two starts, dessert and two hours of free-flowing drinks, and costs AED 220.

GO: Visit for more information.

Thursday 10 August

Grab a slice from the new The Greedyman Pizzeria

India might not be famous for its pizza, but The Greedyman Pizzeria is hoping to change that. Inspired by Naples, the brand has opened its first outlet in JLT, Dubai, and the menu includes a Chorizo, Margherita and Veg Diavola. Plus, there are sides from Butter Garlic Wedges to Peri Fries and desserts from a Chocolate Fondant to New York Cheesecake.

GO: Follow @thegreedyman for more information.

Friday 11 August

Dash through Snow Abu Dhabi

Snow Abu Dhabi is a great way to not only beat the heat but keep the children busy. The venue includes workshops, treasure hunts, magic shows and unlimited attractions in the snow park. Daily packages also include two snacks, lunch and a whole lot of fun.

GO: Visit for more information.

Snow Abu Dhabi

Saturday 12 August

Get your gram on at the new EL&N

Hold onto your phones. EL&N Café has landed in Abu Dhabi. Famous for being the world’s most Instagrammable cafe, the brand has opened its doors in front of the Etihad Arena. So channel your inner Barbie, and admire the plush pink décor.

GO: Visit for more information.

EL&N Cafe Sharjah

Sunday 13 August

Catch live music at Flashback Speakeasy

Inject some razzle-dazzle into your Sunday. Paramount Hotel Dubai’s Flashback Speakeasy has launched live music nights. On Sunday nights, Lexie combines country, hip-hop, pop and funk. The live music nights run from Tuesday to Sunday from 9.30pm.

GO: Visit for more information.

Flashback Speakeasy