From meal deals and pop-ups to daycations and temperature discounts, here’s our suggestions for an incredible weekend in the UAE
Caddy Shack Drive In
Relive your childhood memories, or create new ones at the perfect spot for family time out. Tuck into juicy gourmet burgers, crunchy nachos, ice cream sundaes and monster milkshakes; or catch a free movie on the weekends with free popcorn for the kids. Over the summer, Caddy Shack Drive In will screen a selection of movies with different genres shown on weekdays too, not only weekends.
Trump International Golf Club, behind Spinneys, open daily from 9am-10pm. Fish & Chips Thursdays from 4-10pm at AED99 per person (inclusive of hops or beverage). The Weekenders Fridays and Saturdays from 4-10pm at AED99 per person (inclusive of gourmet burgers, nachos, hot dogs with fries and slaw and one beverage). Social Sundays at AED100 (bottle of grape). Free Movie Night Weekends from 7:30pm onwards (free popcorn for kids). Call +97154 417 0399 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit the website or Instagram.
The modern Greek and Mediterranean eatery sited in The Dubai Mall is marking their two-year anniversary with a fun breakfast deal. Tuck into spicy eggs, lotus pancakes, and peanut butter French toast at the London-born concept, as you take in views of the Dubai Fountain; and receive a 20 per cent off your total bill.
July 1 to 31 on weekends from 9am-3pm and on weekends from 9am-1pm. 20 per cent off breakfast menu (promo code: 2nd Anniversary). Call +97154 4244 999 or visit the website.
ME Dubai x Mélange
ME Dubai has collaborated with artisanal bakery, Mélange, to offer handcrafted pastries, delightful desserts and coffee blends at The Atrium. Highlights include classic caramel tarts and dark chocolate cookies; along with exclusive specials such as hazelnut mocha cakes and Swedish buns, complimented by a London fog latte with homemade elderflower marshmallow and a refreshing lemonade-ginger float.
July 1 to September 24. Visit Instagram.
Marks & Spencer
The British retailer, for the first time, has brought its pop-up store experience to The Dubai Festival City Mall. Located on the first floor opposite the IKEA entrance, the pop-up offers over 250 premium Marks & Spencer food lines. You can now spend your weekend indulging in scrumptious Marks & Spencer confectionary bites, food hampers and more, as you shop.
Friday to Saturday from 10-12am and Sunday to Thursday from 10am-11pm. Visit Instagram.
Adagio Premium The Palm
Soak up the summer sun on a private beach at this Palm Jumeirah hotel with a day beach pass, fully redeemable against F&B from Dubai’s newest cycling inspired café, Adagio Premium’s Fixie Café. Enjoy hearty salads and mains, while sipping on refreshing detox juices and smoothies.
Friday to Thursday from 9am-7pm. AED120 per person (Beach Day pass). Call +9714 281 3813 or visit the website.
Treehouse, Taj Dubai
Spend your weekend evening at Treehouse, an urban rooftop oasis with stunning views of the Burj Khalifa and the Downtown Dubai skyline. This summer, the bar and lounge has transformed into an elegant greenhouse with a transparent, fully air-conditioned glass tent. Relax beneath twinkling lights with a signature sips and à la carte bites, while you receive a discount based on the temperature inside the tent (in degrees Celsius).
Saturday to Thursday from 6-10pm. Temperature discount inside the tent at the time of paying your bill. Visit Instagram.
House of Pops
The significant Fourth of July is around the corner and House of Pops has created all-natural tri-flavoured popsicles just for the American federal holiday. Celebrate with fresh and cool red (strawberry), white (coconut) and blue (galactic lime) popsicles, exclusively available on Deliveroo. The best part? Every time you order one; your rider receives a popsicle on the house as well.
July 1 to 4. AED20. Visit Deliveroo.
Soleil Pool & Lounge, Sofitel Dubai The Obelisk
Plan a daycation at this outdoor venue with loungers, private luxury or standard cabanas, a sunken pool bar serving refreshing beverages, a children’s pool and sweeping views of the Dubai Skyline. Spend the day with family and friends and enjoy an array of Mediterranean food when the hunger strikes.
Friday to Saturday from 8am-8pm. AED200 per adult (AED100 redeemable on F&B), AED100 for kids between 6-12 (AED65 redeemable on F&B) and free access for kids below 5. Classic Cabanas at AED875 (AED725 redeemable on F&B) and Jacuzzi Cabanas at AED1100 (AED950 redeemable on F&B). Call +9714 324 9999 or visit the website.
Jones Social, Millennium Airport Hotel Dubai
Gather the girls and make your way to this eclectic lounge, bar and dining room with wood fired sharing plates for an all-new Thursday ladies’ night. Enjoy deep house and afro beats while sipping on infused beverages with Darjeeling and chamomile tea, chocolate syrup, pear and wild hibiscus cordial, or grape; alongside tofu skewers, spicy kettle cooked chips, zucchini fries or Kalamata fritters.
July 1 onwards from 7pm-1am. AED99 per person (three creative concoctions or grape and one bite). Visit the website.
W Lounge, W Abu Dhabi – Yas Island
Known for its gorgeous views and bold beats, W Lounge invites diners to kick-start the weekend with a playful post-work, limitless Thursday experience. Begin your evening with platters of sushi, crudités and hummus; followed by sticky salsa wings, sliders and tempting sweet treats; complemented by a creative concoctions list.
Thursday, July 1 onwards from 8-11pm. AED280 per person. Call +9712 656 0000 or email email@example.com.
Up & Below, Courtyard by Marriott World Trade Center Abu Dhabi
Enjoy a selected house beverage for 1 Dirham when you order any item off the à la carte menu, while taking in the beautiful views of the city. From Caribbean-themed bar snacks and Middle Eastern sliders to classic Moroccan flat bread and Thai-sauce wings, this chic rooftop lounge guarantees a good evening.
Daily from 3pm-12am. AED1 (selected house beverages). Call +97152 914 1207.