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Activities you can pursue in our special travel deal of the week to Oman

Here are our top picks on how to have fun this week in the UAE:

Party: Pool theme-party at Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club

Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club

So you woke up today and aren't ready to let go of the weekend yet. Head down to the Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club near Arabian Ranches for a 6-hour long pool party with discounted beverages and free entry.

Location Dubai Polo and Equestrian Club, Arabian Ranches, Near Studio City, Dubai Cost Free entry; beverages for Dh25 Details

Summer nights: QD's 2.0 tent at Emirates Golf Club

QD's 2.0

The popular outdoor venue, QD's, in Dubai Creek gets a summer cousin with QD's 2.0, an air-conditioned summer tent that provides everything that the regular QD's lover would expect. The tent will function from July 27 onwards, closing mid-October or until summer lasts. With a dedicated shisha area, family brunches, music and value deals, this could be your regular haunt for the summer.

Location Emirates Golf Course, Dubai Cost A la carte Contact +971 4 417 9999 Email


Spa deal: Waldorf Dubai's Friendship day

Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah Hotel, UAE - Spa

This World Friendship Day, the Waldorf Dubai wants you to create unforgettable moments with your bestie at their Waldorf Spa. Book a Diamond Facial treatment with your best girl on July 30.

The Blue Diamond Facial will firm and brighten dull, lackluster skin whilethe diamond peptides prolong the life of healthy skin cells and help repair the skin for a stronger, healthier and more vibrant complexion. The treatment is then followed by a traditional Hungarian facial massage, accelerating the oxygenation of the skin for re-energizing and lifting.

Once you are done, you can enjoy all their spa facilities including thermal flotation lounges, ice fountain, herbal steam room, Himalayan salt stone saunas, steam rooms and Jacuzzis, The Waldorf Spa will prepare you and your bestie for a heightened treatment experience ahead.

Location Palm Jumeirah Dubai Offer 20 per cent off Timings Sunday July 30 from 10am to 10pm Contact 04 8182222

Arts and Parks: Bollywood musical at Bollywood Parks

All the iconic colours, songs, stunts, dance moves and most importantly, stories, of Bollywood are performed by live actors and dancers in the latest residential show at Bollywood Parks called Jaan-e-Jigar. Choreographed by the well-known Shiamak Davar, the whole show is reminiscent of Devdas and the Dola-re sequence. 

Location Raj Mahal Theatre, Bollywood Parks, Dubai Parks and Resorts, Jebel Ali Cost Dh95 for show including one hour access to Bollywood Parks Dates and timings Thursday to Saturday; 8pm Website

Kids: Modhesh World at DWTC

Keeping the kids occupied during summer require a lot of imagination. Give your imagination a rest for a few days and take them to Modhesh World, in Dubai World Trade Centre, for a few hours of indoor fun. Entertainers and children's characters roam around. Parents can also leave their children with experienced child-minders at the venue for an hour or two for an additional fee (terms apply). They, for one, are going to be too busy having fun to notice you're gone.

Location Dubai World Trade Centre Cost Dh20 for entry (Happy hour from 11am to 2pm for 50 per cent off on entry and some rides) Dates and timings Until August 12; Sunday to Wednesday (11am to 11pm); Thursday to Saturday (11am to midnight) 

Hail all coffee lovers

Revo Café at Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort is offering guests bottomless coffee and a slice of cake for Dh35 until the end of August. Enjoy free Wi-Fi and a relaxed atmosphere – perfect for a work day out. They also serve breakfast all-day in case you get hungry.

Revo Cafe

Location Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort Cost Dh35 for bottomless coffee and a slice of cake Timings 8am to 10.30pm Contact 04 567 8322 Email

Travel Deal of the week: Muscat, Oman

Last week Oman announced easy E-visa procedures for tourists. Getting away from the rush and buzz of the UAE is easiest when going to nearby countries like Oman. Add to that a stay at a nice resort, and you're sorted for a relaxing long weekend. 

Our travel deal this week is of Flight Centre offering a staycation for two including daily breakfasts at Shangri-La's Barr Al Jissah Resort and Spa, transfers and return flights, all for Dh1,995 per person. 

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