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11 amazing and fun things to do in UAE this week

Every Sunday, Guides will give you a to-do list of where to go and what to eat for the entire week

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Events to go to this week

Shopping: Win big with Outlet Village

The Outlet Village, is giving shoppers even more reason to visit this spring. You’ll have a chance to win cash prizes worth Dh50,000 if you spend Dh300. You already get fantastic value on your favourite brands, now imagine you win that much!  Our top picks at Outlet Village include Armani, Lanvin, Coach, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Roberto Cavalli, Carolina Herrera, Maje and Sandro

Location Jebel Ali Timings For a chance to win, shop from Saturday to Wednesday until May 26 Contact


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Try one (or more) of the eight unique escape games, which are inspired by popular films, TV shows and real-life historic folklore. The basic premise is simple and players are given a challenging 60-minute time frame to escape from a room of their preference, while working in teams of 2-6. Teamwork is essential and those who demonstrate initiative and problem-solving abilities will find themselves racing out first. Escape Reality’s unique augmented-reality based hint system is offered in both English and Arabic during the game, ensuring that the needs of all target audiences are catered to.

Location Indigo Sky, 1st Floor, Next to First Gulf Bank Metro Station، Sheikh Zayed Road Timings open from 12:00 pm – 10:30 pm on Sunday to Wednesday and 12:00 pm – 12:00 am from Thursday to Saturday Contact 04 3327777

Laugh your way into the weekend

Jason Byrne, one of Ireland’s most successful stand-up comedians is return to Dubai for two shows in The Bagot McGettigan’s JLT this weekend. As part of his brand new ’Propped Up’ tour. Jason first travelled to Dubai to take part in the inaugural McGettigan’s Comedy fest and headlined the 4 day comedy marathon. The brilliant comic will put on a unique and interactive performance that’s guaranteed to have you in stitches. You won’t want to miss this!

Location The Bagot, McGettigan’s JLT, Cluster J Cost Dh120 Timings Thursday and Friday at 8.30pm onwards Contact 04 3780800

Food offers:

Happy hour deal: Ruth’s Chris Steak House

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Ruth’s Chris Steak House is a popular choice for Dubai’s meat lovers. This month Ruth’s Chris Steak House announces the launch of their ultimate Happy Hour offering -The Sizzle, Swizzle and Swirl happy hour runs daily, offering guests a sophisticated post-work hang out that won’t break the bank. The Happy Hour is available in the Prime Bar and includes a selection of food and beverages at a great price. Starting at Dh45, try the steak sandwich with hand-cut fries, the Ruth’s Chris burger and the popular ahi Tuna. Selected beverages are priced at Dh25 and include an extensive list of house grapes and hops.

Location The Address Dubai Marina Cost Starting at Dh45 Timings Daily from 5.30pm to 8pm Contact 04 4549538

Dubai’s first Gourmet Cheese Club


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Patrice Marchand, who is known as the cheese master is flying in for one night only to visit La Serre restaurant to host an unforgettable evening in the Bistro area of La Serre. Cheese lovers can sample exclusive cheeses including Saint Nectaire, Bouyguette and Roquefort Artisanal, and will be taken on a special story-telling journey, whereby Patrice will outline the history and tradition of each cheese. Count us in!

Location La Serre, Vida Hotel, Downtown Dubai Timings Tuesday May 9 from 7.30pm to 9.30pm Contact 04 4286969

Bar of the Week: Sho Cho

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Every Wednesday, Soak up the sunset on Sho Cho Dubai’s terrace and enjoy your favourite R&B and Hip Hop sounds courtesy of DJ Samad. The UAE staple is setting out to prove that Wednesday is the new Thursday every with their new R&B Chic night. Happy Hour will be running from 6pm to 9pm with beverages, including grape and hops for only Dh30, means there’s no excuse not to start your weekend early.  

Location Sho Cho Dubai, Dubai Marine Resort and Spa Dubai Cost various Timings Every Wednesday from 6pm onwards Contact 04 3461111

Lemonade Day: Black Tap


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When Life gives you lemons, make lemonade! In celebration of Lemonade Day on May 7, Black Tap Dubai is dedicating the day to their famous home-made lemonade, hailed as one of the best in town! Black Tap may be celebrated as a burger and shake institution, but their fresh, home-made lemonade is hydrating, tasty and the perfect refreshment for a hot summer’s day.  We’ve tried them, they are amazing! Not only does it taste delicious, there are a number of health benefits too! So head over to Black Tap, have the best burgers in town and order a glass of fresh and cool lemonade.

Location Jumeirah Al Naseem Cost various Timings Open daily from 11am to 12am Contact 04 4229904

Treatment of the week

Top-to-toe Spa Detox Ritual at The Spa at Palace Downtown

A luxurious organic detox experience that combines a top-to-toe body polish with Dead Sea Salt leaves your skin with a silky soft texture. Enjoy fresh seaweed, sourced from the depths of the Atlantic, and a hot stone drainage massage work together to enhance, tighten and relax you. Finish off with a pro-youth facial harnesses the finest oceanic vitamins and minerals to impart a youthful and radiant glow to your face.

Location The Palace, Downtown Dubai Cost Dh1,500 per person Contact 04 4287805

Movies to watch this week

Sarkar 3

Release Date: 11 May 2017
Starring: Amitabh bachan, Yami Gautam, Jackie Shroff, Manoj Bajpayee and Ronit Roy
Language: Hindi

King Arthur: Legend of the Sword

Release Date: 11 May 2017
Starring: Charlie Hunnam, Àstrid Bergès-Frisbey, Djimon Hounsou, Annabelle Wallis, Aidan Gillen, Jude Law, David Beckham and Eric Bana
Language: English

The Dinner

Release Date: 11 May 2017
Starring: Richard Gere, Laura Linney, Steve Coogan
Language: English