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Top 7 things to do in Dubai this week

Mon, August 2, 2021

It might be heating up outside, but there's plenty to do in the city, from watching exciting plays and film screenings to dining out on decadent desserts.

It might be heating up outside, but there's plenty to do in the city, from watching exciting plays and film screenings to dining out on decadent desserts.


Keep active at Dubai Sports World

Dubai Sports World
Beat the heat this summer by stopping off at Dubai Sports World, the region's largest indoor sports hub. It's returned for its 11th edition at Dubai World Trade Centre, and whatever sport you're into, you'll find something here that'll keep your fitness resolutions intact. Rent a pitch or court and play everything from football and basketball to badminton and tennis with friends and family, or sign up for one of the academies to pick up new athletic skills.
​Dubai Sports World
  • 5 Apr 2021 - 22 Sep 2021
  • Dubai World Trade Centre

Marvel at original artworks at The World of Banksy

Mall of the Emirates is currently hosting an exhibition of paintings, murals and sculptures by the elusive artist Banksy. The creative mastermind behind some of the world's most renowned, priciest art pieces keeps his identity a secret, letting his work take the spotlight. This new showcase, which has already been on show in Paris, Barcelona, and Brussels, features 120 examples of his craft, as well as a collection by the Belgian photographer Philippe Bernaerts.
The World of Banksy: The Immersive Experience
Galleries & Exhibitions
  • 5 Apr 2021 - 30 Nov 2021
  • Mall of the Emirates

Find some bargains with Dubai Summer Surprises

Dubai Summer Surprises 2018
From discounts and unbeatable sales to live concerts and entertainment, there's so much to do during this year's Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS), which is on all summer long, until 4 September. Treat the little ones to a fun-filled day out at Modesh World, indulge in a staycation at one of the city's top hotels or head to a mall for a spot of retail therapy. Now's your chance to watch the thrilling spectacle that is La Perle – get 25% off when you buy four or more tickets to the must-see aquatic theatrical show thanks to DSS.
Dubai Summer Surprises
  • 1 Jul 2021 - 4 Sep 2021
  • Citywide

Unwind with Yoga at The Green Planet

Yoga at The Green Planet
Stretch yourself while surrounded by nature with a yoga class in Dubai's very own indoor rainforest this Friday morning. The relaxing session is led by the certified yogis of Core Direction, who'll guide you through new poses and positions. It's suitable for practitioners of all levels and abilities, from beginners to experts. Book fast, though, as spaces are limited because of social distancing.
Yoga at The Green Planet
  • 6 Aug 2021
  • The Green Planet

Be on the edge of your seat at Scary Bad

The Junction
Prepare yourself for an evening of laughs and frights with a horror comedy play. This live stage show at The Junction is the first original full-length play by Zoo Animal Productions, and is both written and directed by Arzoo Malhotra. It tells the story of a group of friends who head off on a weekend getaway to a remote house in the woods, but find themselves pursued by someone – or something – sinister. The play aims to subvert the tropes and thrills of everyone's favourite scary stories, so you'll be left guessing until the very end.
Play: Scary Bad
  • 5 Aug 2021 - 7 Aug 2021
  • The Junction

Catch a classic film with Scarface

Cinema Akil
Film fans won't want to miss out on this screening of Al Pacino's iconic star turn in this famous gangster film. Scarface, directed by Brian De Palma, is on at Alserkal Avenue's Cinema Akil this weekend. If you haven't seen it before, then this is the perfect excuse to get to grips with the story of the fictional crime lord Tony Montana as he makes his way to very top of Miami's seething criminal underworld.
Film screening: Scarface
  • 6 Aug 2021 - 14 Aug 2021
  • Cinema Akil

Cool off with Swirl by Two

Swirl by Symphony foodie experience
Alserkal Avenue is hosting a sumptuous strawberry-focused pop-up store this summer to satisfy your sweet tooth. Swirl by Two, designed by Two at Symphony, is serving up a selection of five indulgent treats inspired by childhood memories of summer, including a caramelised ice cream sandwich, and cheesecake ice cream drizzled in espresso. There's even live music from a DJ every evening, to keep the upbeat vibes going.

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