The best things to do in the UAE this week: 28 August to 3 September

The best things to do in the UAE this week: 28 August to 3 September



Your guide to the week ahead.

As we venture into the first days of September, business lunches, concerts and comedy shows are back in the UAE this week following the slow summer season.

Monday 28 August

Prepare to battle

Get ready to embark on an exhilarating evening of entertainment like never before at Boom Battle Bar inside DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai - Jumeirah Beach. In addition to augmented reality darts, axe throwing, and crazy golf, the venue has launched shuffleboard and a private Karaoke Booth. Now shower singers and carpool crooners have their time to shine with a selection of over 100,000 songs.

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Tuesday 29 August

Have lunch inside an architectural icon

Indulge in a delightful business lunch at Sfumato within the Zaha Hadid-designed Opus Tower in Business Bay. Treat yourself to Beef Carpaccio adorned with aged balsamic reduction, rucola, and Parmigiano, Pan-Seared Salmon with a soy glaze, accompanied by soba noodles and broccolini or Shrimp Risotto complemented by a seafood bisque and succulent black tiger shrimp. Available on weekdays, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 115 (two courses) and AED 135 (three courses).

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Wednesday 30 August

Indulge in a summer staycay

For UAE residents in pursuit of the ideal blend of luxury and relaxation, the "Exceptional Summer Staycation" package at Jumeirah Emirates Towers is not to be missed. Enjoy a 20% reduction on room rates, designated dining venues, and exclusive privileges, including access to a private beach at another Jumeirah property. With this enticing package, children are treated to complimentary access to Wild Wadi Park, while adults are invited to unwind in the opulent Talise Spa, where an equally enticing 20% savings awaits. Rates from AED 450 per night. 

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Jumeirah Emirates Towers

Thursday 31 August 

Hit the beach

Experience the ultimate family getaway at Soul Beach on Saadiyat Islan. Embrace the warmth of the sand, the joy of the waves, and unforgettable moments with your loved ones in the heart of Abu Dhabi. AED 50 per adult (weekdays), AED 25 for children (weekdays), AED 75 per adult (weekends), and AED 40 for children (weekends).

GO: Call 056 538 9037 or follow @soulbeachsaadiyatisland on Instagram for more information.

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Friday 1 September

Dance the night away with Farhan Akhtar

Farhan Akhtar is nothing if not a multihyphenate — actor, director, screenwriter, singer/songwriter, producer, TV host and UN Women Goodwill Ambassador are just some of the roles that keep him occupied. Now, the Bollywood sensation and his band are gearing up for his first arena concert in Dubai, taking to the stage at Coca-Cola Arena on 1 September. We're told that the concert will be a showcase of his greatest hits, seamlessly blending rock, Bollywood hits and soul-stirring melodies into an unforgettable musical experience. From his iconic roles in films like Rock On!Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, and Dil Dhadakne Do to his much-loved tracks such as "Gallan Goodiyan", "Sinbad The Sailor", and "Socha Hai", the Indian talent continues to push artistic boundaries.

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Farhan Akhtar

Saturday 2 September

Laugh with comedian Joanne McNally

After her three sold-out shows at Dubai's QE2 Theatre last year, Joanne McNally is set to headline an additional show at The Agenda in Dubai Media City. McNally has been hailed as a "truly gifted standup," taking the comedy scenes of Ireland and the UK by storm. She co-hosts the widely popular podcast My Therapist Ghosted Me, which regularly ranks high on podcast charts, with over one million weekly downloads. Saturday 2 September. Tickets from AED 150.

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Dubai Comedy Festival

Sunday 3 September

Try Chef Izu's new menu at Kai Enzo

Nestled atop the Hyatt Centric Jumeirah at La Mer, Kai Enzo offers a true fusion of Japanese and Mediterranean cuisine. Helmed by acclaimed Chef Izu Ani, the restaurant offers "The Taste of Kai Enzo" menu for a limited time this summer. Tuck into Chirashi Sushi, Crispy Octopus, Natsu Rolls (garden-fresh herbs, Botan Ebi prawns, avocado, sesame tofu, and truffle), Salt-Grilled Mackerel, Tunu Usuzukuri, and Wagyu Gomadare Temaki. Desserts include Yuzu Florentine with kinako shortbread. Available daily until 4 October, from 6pm to 1am.

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