Looking for something to do? Here's our guide to spend your off days.
How to make the most of your Friday and Saturday. Khaleej Times recommends...
The ultimate play fest for little ones, Dubai Festival City Mall's Kids Rock festival during Dubai Summer Surprises brings 40 days of fun-filled activities including daily PJ Masks themed stage shows, meet & greets, workshops, book reading sessions by Jashanmal and much more! So, go get them out of the house.
Show time fun
A TV award-winning comedian sound good? You're in luck. Stand-ups Rahul Dua & Nishant Suri are putting on Laugh-a-thon 3.0 on Friday on board the Queen Elizabeth 2. It's on at 8pm and ticket prices start from Dh75 and are available on platinumlist.net. Make sure to book ahead and get ready to laugh a lot.
It's hot outside, so live the high life and add cooler climes for less, with 20 per cent off suites and Aspen Chalet bookings at Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates this summer. Escape to a winter wonderland in the cosy Aspen Chalets, overlooking the Ski Dubai slopes. The offer includes free passes to Ski Dubai.
Sitting outside for lunch is a distant memory, but not here! French Mediterranean eatery, Carine, has opened its outdoor terrace for the summer. Enjoy beautiful views of the city and the picturesque greens of Emirates Golf Club from the cool comfort of the bright new pergola bringing the outdoors in.
Need to cool off? We all do! That's why the nation's waterparks are so good. Mark your diaries because the ultimate Filipino bash - Kabayan Weekend - is set to land at Laguna Waterpark on Friday and Saturday from 5pm - 10pm with tickets costing Dhs49. The hip attraction located at La Mer promises an adrenaline-packed evening complete with a host of Filipino delights for the occasion.
Join Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman and The Flash on a journey to defend the earth from unexpected dangers! Your favourite heroes from Justice League will descend on City Centre Deira to celebrate the 80th anniversary of Batman starting today. Participate in the 20-minute interactive shows that will take place at the mall four times daily until July 6.
Radio star story
Veteran UAE radio host, Gaggan Mudgal, is all set to tickle Dubai audiences with his dose of comedy in Radio Dekkh. Taking place on Friday at Emirates Theatre, Emirates International School, the show presents a funny take on situations faced by RJs in their day-to-day lives and will have you cracking up. Speaking about the comedy, Gaggan said, "It's my attempt to present the amusing life in, on and around radio in the funniest way - its routine, challenges, situations and also the various aspects of the life of an RJ through this comedy act. It is fresh, fun and full of laughter and audiences are sure to have a great time." Tickets for the event are available at https://dubai.platinumlist.net and start from Dh49
Discover the age-old secrets and traditions of Italian Venetian cuisine at an exclusive culinary masterclass this Saturday at all'onda, Emerald Palace Kempinski Dubai. The masterclass will be hosted by Head Chef Ibraheem Musleh, and will give you the chance to create a tonne of innovative fusion dishes as well as fresh pasta from scratch. It's from 1-4pm and is priced at Dh350 per person.
Cancel all your clubbing plans, we've got you covered
It's No Filter Thursday tonight at Sobe Dubai. This W Dubai The Palm rooftop club is asking you to come down and let loose. Zero inhibitions equal maximum fun! Where: W The Palm
Want to get into the mix?
It's Blended night down at Seven Sisters Dubai. This JW Marriott Marquis establishment is always hopping. Make it, you hear! Where: JW Marriott
Friday is Ladies' Night at Billionaire Mansion and DJ Keza will be taking over the decks. This place takes the 'Dubai' theme and runs with it 'til the early hours. Where: Taj Hotel
Motor City is home to Le Petit Belge and Friday evening is their ladies' night. From 6pm onwards there are deals including three free drinks or an unlimited package for Dh100.
Where: Park Inn