The best things to do in the UAE this week: 24 to 30 July

The best things to do in the UAE this week: 24 to 30 July



Your week, sorted.

If you thought that the UAE shut down for the summer, think again. Take your pick from exciting events, which range from clubs to comedy nights. Here are the best things to do in the UAE this week.

Monday 24 July

Have a beach breakfast at Cove Beach Dubai

Start the week off in style at Cove Beach Dubai in Caesars Palace. Sit by the beach, pools or indoors at Two.0, and enjoy the uninterrupted views of the Arabian Gulf. The offer runs on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am to noon. The cost is AED 100 per person, which is redeemable on the breakfast menu.

GO: Follow @covebeachdubai for more information.

Tuesday 25 July

Jaleo by José Andrés celebrates its 30th anniversary

If you haven’t been to Atlantis The Royal yet, then head to Jaleo by José Andrés. In 1993, the brand launched in Washington, and can be found in Chicago, Las Vegas and now Dubai. To mark its 30th anniversary, guests can indulge in a special Spanish menu. The dishes range from beef cheeks to seabass with stewed vegetables. The menu costs AED 250 per person, and is available until 31 August.

GO: Visit for more information.

Wednesday 26 July

Give hump day a boost at BLING Nightclub

Who said you can only party on the weekend? FIVE Palm Jumeirah’s BLING Nightclub hosts Bling with DJ Khend. The Russian DJ plays dance music from Manhattan to Moscow. So, settle into this urban underground nightclub and dance the night away. The event takes place from 11pm every Wednesday.

GO: Follow @bling__dubai for more information.   

things to do in Dubai

Thursday 27 July

Have a laugh at a comedy night  

Here’s an event that will put a smile on your face: The Selfdrive Laughter Factory Presents Leave Your Worries Outside Tour takes place at Hyde Hotel Dubai. The comedians include Adam Bloom, Michael Fabbri and Red Richardson. The event runs from 8.30pm to 10.30pm, and tickets start from AED 160.

GO: Visit for more information.   

Friday 28 July

Indulge in the Akira Back’s Seoulful Soiree

W Dubai – The Palm’s Akira Back is famous for its creative Japanese cuisine. The venue has had a swanky revamp, and the Lounge has launched the Seoulful Soiree. The menu includes Ab Tuna Temaki, Gyoza Chaat and Korean Fried Chicken. Plus, there are creative cocktails, which include the signature Bura Oshan with gin, limoncello and yuzu. The menu is available daily from 6.30pm to 11.30pm.

GO: Visit for more information.

Akira Back interview

Saturday 29 July

Have a smashing time at The Smash Room

If you’ve had a rough week, here’s a way to destress. The Smash Room has recently opened in Abu Dhabi. As the name suggests, it gives you the chance to smash things up, from electronics to glass. When you need to chill, check out Smash Room Café.

GO: Visit for more information.

The Smash Room

Sunday 30 July

Chill out at the rebranded The Spa at Mandarin Oriental

Emirates Palace in Abu Dhabi recently rebranded into a Mandarin Oriental property. As part of the changes, the wellness centre has been renamed to The Spa at Mandarin Oriental. Inspired by ancient Eastern healing traditions, we’d suggest trying The Spa’s signature treatment – Oriental Qi.

GO: Email or call 02 690 7885 for reservations and more information.

The Spa at Mandarin Oriental