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UAE: 10 amazing things to do this weekend

It’s the weekend and it’s hot hot hot…

07:00 July 13, 2017
Azure Beach Club

Beat the heat with these great ways to spend your weekend with family or friends.

The weather this weekend:

Rain clouds may visit eastern and southern region of the UAE on Thursday.

The National Centre of Meteorology and Seismology (NCMS) said the convective clouds, associated with rainfall, may form over the eastern and southern areas of the UAE on Thursday. Hopefully Friday will be nice and sunny enough for us to enjoy a day by the beach.

Enjoy a classic Dubai treat for Dh1

Emirates Pofaki Cheese Corn

It IS possible to eat for Dh1 in Dubai. If you are looking for a budget night out, read our list of classic Dubai treats for just Dh1. 

Staycation deal:

Le Meridien Al Aqah Beach Resort

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Just 45 minutes away from central Dubai, Le Meridien Al Aqah aims to provide a fuss-free staycation to families and children. Enjoy special discounts on rooms and dining all through summer.

Location Dibba road Cost Starting from Dh349 per person in a double room (special rates include breakfast and lunch/dinner) you can get the third night free if you book two nights Contact 09 2449000

Things to do

New Opening: Azure Beach

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In a city where sun and sand reign supreme, enjoy outdoor living with the recently opened Azure Beach, a new Mediterranean-inspired beach destination. Located at Rixos Premium Dubai JBR. It’s got a breath-taking backdrop of the Arabian Sea and is conveniently located in Jumeirah Beach Residences Walk, so you don’t have to drive to the end of the world to get to this one. They’ve got tranquil poolside lounge area and a chic chill out shisha terrace where the guests can sit back and enjoy the sunset and surrounding views. There’s also an infinity pool lined with private island beds and a secluded sandy beach area that’s a stone’s throw from the ocean’s shore.

Location Rixos Premium Dubai JBR Cost Weekend Dh200 including one sunbed and one towel (weekdays for Dh100), 6 to 12 year olds get 50 per cent off, 0 to 5 years old free Timings Daily from 11am onwards, Pool and Beach will be accessible for hotel guests from 7am Contact 055 5022932

Adrenalin: Race into summer

Race into summer with an awesome 50 per cent off all Yas Marina Circuit’s Chevrolet Camaro Drag Experience. Those who sign up will be able to get behind the wheel in a Chevrolet Camaro under the expert eye of one of the Yas Marina Circuits drag racing instructors and fly down the circuits’ custom build drag racing strip!

Location Yas Marina Circuit Abu Dhabi Cost Dh325 Contact 800 927

Party: Madame Om in Dubai

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If you love Arabic music with a modern twist, check out Vibe Series’ latest event called will ‘Madame Om’ in Dubai. The Madame Om party, is an oriental themed night with DJ RR spinning on the decks.

Location Radisson Blu (Dubai Media City) Cost Free Timings Friday July 14 from 8pm to 2am Contact 04 3669111

Party: Lip Sync battle Marriott Hotel Al Forsan

Have you got what it takes to be the Lip Sync challenge champion? If so, head down to Appaloosa every Thursday to enter the competition. If lip syncing isn’t for you, head down anyways and check out how the rest of the contestants are performing.  

Location Appaloosa Marriott Hotel Al Forsan Abu Dhabi Cost Free Entry for ladies and couples Timings Thursday from 10pm to 2am Contact 02 2014131

Shopping Deal this Weekend

Friday surprise sale

Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS) has announced the second Friday Surprise of its six week sale. This weekend, it's taking place at Al Jaber Optical in Dubai Festival City.

On Friday July 14 between 10am to 12pm, you'll be able to save massively on your shades. Any sunglasses you buy, you will get another one free from the UAE’s leading eye wear retailer, worth up to Dh600. This is the best buy one get one free offer we've seen in a long while!

Location Dubai Festival City  

Meal deal this weekend

Take the Claw pancake challenge

Do you think you can eat 12 pancakes in 6 minutes? If you fail you pay but if you win they pay. Did we mention that the Stack Challenge is made of 12 gorgeously fluffy Buttermilk Pancakes topped with a little Nutella here, some berry compote there and some peanut butter? Not feeling like your warrior self? No sweat, dive into some American favourites every Friday and Saturday morning. Enjoy redneck poached eggs over fried chicken, Calvin poached eggs over sautéed Maryland crab cakes, classic Steak ‘N’ Eggs, BBQ Smoked Beef Brisket Hash, Huevos Rancheros and of course the all-star Chicken ‘N’ Waffles served with whipped butter and maple syrup.

Location Souk Al Bahar Cost various Timings breakfast is available from 8am to 12pm every Friday and 8am to 2pm every Saturday Contact 04 4322300


War for the Planet of the Apes

Release Date: 13 July 2017
Starring: Andy Serkis, Woody Harrelson and Steve Zahn
Language: English

Mehrunisa V Lub U

Release Date: 13 July 2017
Starring: Danish Taimoor, Javed Sheikh, Sana Javed and Qavi Khan
Language: Urdu

The First Monday In May

Release Date: 13 July 2017
Starring: John Galliano, Karl Lagerfeld, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Baz Luhrmann, Wong Kar-Wai and Rihanna
Language: English

Staying in?

Stay refreshed and healthy

The UAE weather is naturally on the hot side, but it becomes extremely sizzling during summer, so it's important to stay hydrated. However, plain water can be boring. Consider jazzing up your water with a hint of the tropics every day. Fruits can add naturally acidic qualities and sweetness to a normally tasteless beverage.

Check out 11 different ways to infuse your water!