Top Ten Things to Do in Dubai this Week

We just published a roundup of the best things to do this week in Dubai, including classes, activities, fun and free events.

Credit: Salah Shaheen
Credit: Salah Shaheen

Admire the grace and elegance of Contemporary Arabic Calligraphy

Experience the beauty of contemporary Arabic Calligraphy by Salah Shaheen at the Z Gallery at Four Points by Sheraton. Titled Calligraphy Whispers, the exhibition will showcase modern style calligraphy in addition to classical Arabic calligraphy.

Entrance Free, Until July 6. 10:00 am to 10:00 pm. Z Gallery, Four Points by Sheraton, Sheikh Zayed Road Continue reading Top Ten Things to Do in Dubai this Week

Things to do in Dubai this Weekend

Credit: Reem Al Bawadi
Credit: Reem Al Bawadi

Give meals to labourers via Reem Al Bawadi
Reem Al Bawadi offers a succulent iftar buffet for Dhs130 per person. Each table has the card ‘Give a Little’ which adds Dhs20 to your final bill, if you decide to purchase. Dhs20 will cover the meals for labourers in UAE, delivered daily by Reem Al Bawadi. Meal-support program is available until Eid.
Venue: Reem Al Bawadi, Jumeirah Beach Road
Tel: 04 394 7444


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Dubai’s Night-time Activities

Dubai is not just sand, skyscrapers, culture, and fine food! When the sun sets, a myriad of activities emerge. From shop therapy to scuba, don’t miss out on these late-night events.

Credit: RWAQ The Walk at JBR
Credit: RWAQ The Walk at JBR

Start off with a leisurely walk along JBR’s The Walk. Entrance is free. There are restaurants, retail shops, art exhibits, and the perfect night sky as backdrop. Continue reading Dubai’s Night-time Activities

The Best of Souq Shopping in Dubai

Creative Commons/McKay Savage
Creative Commons/McKay Savage

Lively, colourful and a place of frenetic activity, Dubai’s souqs are something of a contrast to the sleek, sparkling, scrupulously clean shopping malls. The souqs are nothing reminiscent of the spaciousness and originality of the 18th-century traditional bazaars, but they are still full of character and one of the best for good-natured bargaining. If you want to impress at the artful skill of bargaining, make sure to start at half of what the shop owner has quoted and pay around 75 percent of the original price. However, modern souqs such as Souq Al-Bahar are less likely to fall for your bargaining tactics due to expensive overheads. Continue reading The Best of Souq Shopping in Dubai

Ferrari World Day Trip from Dubai

Credit: Ferrari World Abu Dhabi

Car fanatics, start your roaring engines! Grab that wheel and get to experience wild adrenalin rush, gut-churning rides, and 100% fun, carefree day at the Ferrari World theme park in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. Continue reading Ferrari World Day Trip from Dubai

Dolphin & Seal Show at Dubai Dolphinarium

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One of the great things to do with kids in Dubai is to watch the graceful bottlenose dolphins and playful seals at the action packed Dolphin & Seal shows. Choose to accompany an Aladdin extravaganza into the mix and be taken on a magical adventure of music, fantasy, acrobatics & adventure before being spellbound by the magnificent dolphins & seals! Select your show and seating option and wait with bated breath for the impressive performances to start. If you wish, upgrade to VIP seats for a little extra luxury. Continue reading Dolphin & Seal Show at Dubai Dolphinarium

Is this the most expensive ice cream in the world?

Scoopi-Cafe
Courtesy: Scoopi Café

When it comes to Dubai’s definition of bling and extravagance, the sky’s is the limit. It comes as no surprise that Dubai’s Scoopi Café has recently unveiled its latest invention: a scoop of ice cream costing a humongous Dhs3,000 or $817! Continue reading Is this the most expensive ice cream in the world?

Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve – Exploring the Desert Landscape

The large scale rural-urban migration of Dubai in the 1960s is mainly the result of oil discoveries. Since then, the city has seen a spiralling economic growth propelling the country to concentrate mainly on fossil fuels for livelihood. The initial cash surge from oil has resulted in Dubai concentrating on building hotels, developing real estate and realising extravagant attractions such as Burj Al Arab, Burj Khalifa, souks & shopping malls, beaches, parks and sports cities. Continue reading Dubai Desert Conservation Reserve – Exploring the Desert Landscape