going out

Going Out: Things to do this weekend in UAE

Free fitness events, Mexican Independence Day and some relaxation this weekend

08:00 September 14, 2017

Happy Thursday! We have your weekend sorted.

Al fresco nights are on again


A post shared by sho cho UAE (@shochouae) on

Lower temperatures mean al-fresco nights are back on. Sho Cho Dubai opens this Thursday offering guests a chance to relax and unwind outdoors as the resident DJ spins the biggest 80’s tunes to kick start the weekend vibe. Guests can take advantage of the lounge’s extended happy hour from 6pm to 9pm on select beverages (Dh30).

Location Sho Cho Dubai, Dubai Marine Beach Resort and Spa, Jumeirah Date September 14, Thursday 10.30pm to 3am Contact 04 3461111

Free health event in Dubai

Residents of Dubai can celebrate the beginning of cooler temperatures with Health, Wealth and Happiness at Fitness First, The Meadows. This free event brings together multiple fitness brands and service providers, all of whom promote a healthier, more active lifestyle. From salsa and reggaeton classes and hoola hoop sessions to chiropractor consults and dental consults, this event is free to attend. The first 50 families through the door receive free goodies.

Location Fitness First, the Meadows Entry Free Date Friday, September 15 Timings 1pm to 4pm Register here 

#32 from 90 ways to summer with Jumeirah


A post shared by Talise Spa (@talisespa) on

Jumeirah introduced their new campaign of 90 experiences to enjoy summer in the UAE and #32 of the list looked interesting which is a spa treatment called ‘Float way from Stress’. Yup, sign us up for that one. Talise unveiled a floatation pool with increased levels of magnesium, a soak in which is supposed to be as beneficial as 8 hours of sleep.

Location Talise, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Cost Dh200 for 30 minutes; Dh350 for one hour; Dh390 in summer includes 60 minutes of floatation plus a massage or reflexology treatment Contact +971 4 319 8181

Mexican Independence Day

Celebrate this year's Mexican Independence Day with a Saturday brunch at Loca. The brunch will be held from 12pm to 5pm, across all three branches in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.

Location Loca Souk Al Bahar Downtown Dubai and Dubai Marine; Loca Al Maryah Island in Abu Dhabi Date September 16, Saturday 12pm to 5pm Cost Dh270 including house beverages 

Staycation fun at Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort and Spa

Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Resort and Spa, with over 1.5 kilometres of private sandy beach, offers the perfect destination for a family getaway. The resort has recently opened The Hide, dedicated to the needs of teenagers staying at the hotel. From the state-of-the-art video games stations, interactive karaoke box and even a nail bar, they have everything covered. For the younger kids, The Tree House will be opening this month creating a safe and engaging environment for those under 12 years.

Location Al Maareedh Street - Ras al Khaimah Cost Summer room rates start from Dh599 



This drama horror flick is quite scary. Initial reviews claim that that’s a must-watch if you’re into the genre. The movie’s general plot revolves around a group of kids who have to deal with a shape-shifting monster clown that starts hunting children. Best of luck kids.

Starring: Jaeden Lieberher, Bill Skarsgård and Finn Wolfhard

Language: English

The Hitman’s Bodyguard

Deadpool meets Nick Fury. Jackson is an incredibly dangerous hitman and Reynolds is a ‘Triple-A” world-class bodyguard. It’s action-packed and hilarious. Just make sure you don’t take your kids to watch this movie.

Starring: Ryan Reynolds, Samuel L. Jackson, Gary Oldman and Salma Hayek

Language: English


This crime movie is based on Arun Gawli, an Indian politician and former gangster.

Starring: Arjun Rampal and Aishwarya Rajesh

Language: Hindi

Staying in?

Not up to braving the crowds in Dubai? 

Gulf News has you covered live sport blogs, movie reviews, health and fitness pages, television news and much more. Check out our most popular sections to find what catches your fancy this weekend in Sport and Leisure.