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We’ve rounded up the best snaps of our wonderful city…

Dubai can easily be deemed one of the most photogenic cities in the world and the photos uploaded to social media are proof of that. From clicks of Old Dubai to stunning Dubai skyline, there’s plenty of reasons to post that amazing snap.

Have a stunning image of Dubai you want to share?

Send it to us on Instagram @whatsondubai with the hashtag #WhatsOnDubai and we may just feature you in our next post.

Here are our six of our favorite shots this week:

1. Some quiet time at the Dubai Souq
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2. This creative edit
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A post shared by Aquila (@aquila_0011) on Jun 11, 2019 at 11:52pm PDT

3. A stunning Burj Al Arab shot
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A post shared by Shailender Sharma (@dubaiangle) on Jun 10, 2019 at 12:34am PDT

4. The cool Dubai Fountain show at Downtown Dubai
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A post shared by Amy (@i.am_ami) on Jun 9, 2019 at 5:10am PDT

5. The view from Dubai Creek Harbour
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A post shared by Ashraf Hamdan (@ashrafhamdan77) on Jun 6, 2019 at 8:30am PDT

6. The ever-stunning Burj Khalifa
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A post shared by PH (@hnnvyc) on Jun 12, 2019 at 11:56am PDT

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Check out our handy guide to the latest movie releases coming out this week.

A music biopic highlighting the life and times of Elton John; horror flick about a haunted instant camera; a whodunnit starring John Travolta; and a psychological bilingual thriller – take your pick…

English
Rocketman (2019) - Official Trailer - Paramount Pictures - YouTube

The story of Elton John’s life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin.

Starring: Taron Egerton, Jamie Bell, Richard Madden
Genre: Biography, Drama, Music (15+)

Polaroid
POLAROID Trailer (2017) - YouTube

A high school loner named Bird Fitcher ends up stumbling upon a vintage Polaroid camera. As she is unaware of what dark forces are tied to it, she starts using the camera. Upon the development of the photo, a shadow starts to appear one by one on those snapped. Whoever the shadow lands on is the next to meet with a tragic end.

Starring: Kathryn Prescott, Tyler Young
Genre: Drama, Horror, Thriller (PG15)

The Poison Rose
THE POISON ROSE Official Trailer (2019) John Travolta, Morgan Freeman Movie HD - YouTube

A down-on-his-luck private investigator is hired by his old flame to investigate a murder. But while the case at first appears routine, it slowly reveals itself to be a complex interwoven web of crime, suspects, and dead bodies.

Starring: Famke Janssen, Brendan Fraser, John Travolta, Morgan Freeman
Genre: Drama, Thriller (18, to be confirmed)

Hindi Game over
Game Over | Official Teaser | Taapsee Pannu | Ashwin Saravanan | Y Not Studios | June 14 - YouTube

As the news of a serial killer on the loose sends the city into a tailspin, a young woman suffering from Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) starts sensing a strange presence around her.
The movie releases on the same day in Telegu and Tamil.

Starring: Tapsee Pannu, Vinodhini Vaidynathan, Ramya Subramanian 
Genre: Drama, Thriller (PG15)

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Japanese fine cuisine. Room for another?

Professional snowboarder-turned-celebrity chef Akira Back opens his self-titled restaurant among a wave of new Japanese restaurants that include Matagi at Emerald Palace Kempinski and Netsu at Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, helmed by Ross Shonhan of Bone Daddies fame.

So, what can Akira Back’s restaurant atop W Dubai – The Palm bring to the table (or sushi counter), that isn’t already there?

To reach the restaurant, guests enter through a dramatic vortex-style entrance. Dramatic, yes, but intimidating, no, thanks to a friendly hostess who greets and leads us into the main restaurant. You’ll have to pass an open kitchen and sushi counter to get to it, although due to the long, narrow nature of the restaurant, there’s only few seats where you can actually watch the chefs at work.

Inside, tables are split between cushy velvet booths set back against the wall and lower level tables that look out through floor-to-ceiling windows. If the weather permits, try the terrace. It’s got a sultry, LA rooftop vibe that Akira Back restaurants are synonymous for, with dim lighting interrupted by neon pink hues, a floating bar surrounded by water, and smooth house hits providing the perfect soundtrack to the setting.

The views are stunning. While directly below you can see across the expansive pool deck, further into the distance the Dubai skyline serves as a picture-perfect backdrop.

The restaurant’s slick sophistication extends to the menu. All designed to share, it’s split into soup, cold and hot dishes, salads, signature rolls, robata, sushi and sashimi, mains and sides. It’s an extensive selection, and although we note some pan-Asian influences, it focusing mostly on Japanese cuisine.

Although not an obvious choice, Horenzo shira AE (Dhs50) is effectively a delicious spinach salad. Compressed portions of spinach are rolled into neat parcels and soaked in a creamy sesame sauce. The signature tuna pizza (Dhs110) comes strongly recommended and doesn’t disappoint. A perfectly light, crispy base topped with slivers of fresh raw tuna is finished with shavings of truffle and white truffle oil, with the light tuna flavours balancing the rich truffle taste. A hirame carpaccio (Dhs90) is another beautifully presented dish, packed full of flavours with crispy shallots on top and a punchy sauce that shows chef Akira’s adventurous approach to cooking.

While there’s a strong focus on vegetarian and vegan dishes on the menu, you don’t want to miss out on the black cod (Dhs150) served with a cloud of sake foam. Marinated in miso, the fish flakes effortlessly off our fork and every mouthful is sensational. It’s a bold claim, but we’d say it’s the best black cod we’ve ever tasted.

We finish the meal with the aptly named chocolate in a cup (Dhs45). Rich, velvety chocolate layered with banana foam, Nutella and vanilla ice cream is small but mighty, and more than enough to share between two.

With most dishes upwards of Dhs80, dining at Akira Back can be quite pricey. But for the stunning setting, sleek atmosphere and delicious dishes, we’ll be back, Back.

W Dubai – The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Sat to Thur 7pm to 12.30am, Fri 12.30pm to 4pm, 7pm to 12.30am. Tel: (04) 245 5555. marriott.com

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Here’s your must-read guide to the city’s biggest news stories…

In a fast paced city like Dubai, it can be hard to keep up with all the city’s happenings. Which is why we’re bringing you the week in review: a short, digestible overview of the weeks biggest news announcements, trending stories and top happenings.

From the elimination of plastic in the world’s busiest international airport and the announcement of three global artists set to perform, to some tempting discounts on your next international escape, these are the stories you need to know about this week.

Amazon Prime launches in the UAE

Following the official launch of Amazon.ae on May 1, Amazon has now announced the launch of Amazon Prime in the UAE. With more than 100 million paid members, amazon.ae/prime – which is available now in the UAE in both in English and Arabic (a world-first for Amazon) – gives customers access to Amazon Prime Video, free shipping, exclusive deals on Prime Day, Amazon’s global deal-shopping event, and a variety of other Amazon-specific services. UAE residents will either get to sign up for a yearly subscription of Dhs140, or sign up for limited-time offer of Dhs12 per month until October 31 (Dhs16 per month thereafter).

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Rap superstar Eminem to perform in Abu Dhabi

Rap superstar Eminem will play a massive Abu Dhabi show at Yas Island’s Du Arena on October 25 as part of his Kamakaze World Tour. This marks seven years since his last performance in the UAE, which was part of the F1 after-race concerts back in 2012. From humble beginnings to mega-stardom Marshall Mathers III has produced some of the most iconic rap of his generation including Lose Yourself, Not Afraid, The Real Slim Shady and Without Me, won more awards than most artists could dream of, and developed some serious talent in the form of 50 cent and D12.

Read the full story here

Dubai Airports to eliminate single-use plastic by 2020

Dubai International Airport (DXB) and Dubai World Central Airport (DWC) have pledged to eliminate single-use plastic from the majority of businesses by January 1, 2020. The announcement came as part of the airport’s World Environment Day celebrations, along with a host of other environmentally-friendly initiatives that they have launched. In a video, DXB announced that they are working with 106 of their retail and hospitality partners to ensure that plastic waste is reduced as much as possible.

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It looks like Dubai might be getting this 360-degree skyscraper pool

British pool architects, Compass Pools, have designed the world’s first 360-degree infinity pool intended to be built on the rooftop of a 55-storey building. The designers had hoped the pool would be approved for a new building in London, UK but it seems now that they also have their sights set on Dubai. Technical director Alex Kemsley said in a video, “We’re in talks with a super-luxe hotel chain and developers in the UK and Dubai to actually make this happen, which is very exciting.” The acrylic edge gives 360-degree views of the city from 220 metres high, just imagine seeing Dubai from above – but also underwater.

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The 1975 to perform at Dubai’s Coca-Cola Arena in August

Indie pop rockers The 1975 have just been announced as the next act to grace the stage at Dubai’s new Coca-Cola Arena. The four-pice British band will take to the stage on Wednesday August 14, with tickets on sale now, priced from Dhs200 and available from the1975dxb.com. The band, consisting of lead vocalist and rhythm guitarist Matthew “Matty” Healy, lead guitarist Adam Hann, bassist Ross MacDonald, and drummer George Daniel, will come to Dubai as part of their world tour, which commenced earlier this year.

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More shows added for Phantom of the Opera this autumn

It’s largely regarded as one of the most popular musicals in the world, and this October The Phantom of the Opera is set to make its Dubai debut. Taking to the stage at Dubai Opera in Autumn of 2019, the show will run for three weeks from Wednesday October 16 until November 6. Due to its immense popularity, the show’s organisers added an extra week. The additional tickets will be available from June 13 and prices start at Dhs250.

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Kylie Minogue confirmed to perform at Dubai Rugby Sevens 2019

If you’ve been wondering who the Dubai Rugby Sevens headliner will be this year and just can’t get it out of your head, we’re here (especially) for you! Australian-British pop sensation, Kylie Minogue, has been confirmed as the headline performer on Friday December 6 at the Sevens Stadium. The Grammy Award winning artist will have fans Spinning Around from 9.30pm after the second day of the world-famous tournament. Tickets for the event on Friday December 6 will cost Dhs400 or Dhs500 for the whole weekend.

Read the full story here

Emirates announce discounts on flights for UAE residents this month

If you fancy booking a last-minute holiday, Emirates have announced some cracking deals for UAE residents wanting to get away. In their Summer Offer, there’s reduced fares on Economy and Business Class flights to ten destinations across Europe, The Middle East, America and Asia. What does your dream break look like? You can visit exotic destinations like Mauritius or Male, cool European city breaks like Barcelona or Munich or venture further afield to Melbourne or Singapore.

Read the full story here

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Bad day in the office? Sick of exams? Relationship stress? Smash your frustrations away…

We’re all susceptible to one of those rough days. The ones where nothing goes right; where your family are doing your head in; where you want to pick up the nearest object and hurl it at a brick wall. Well now you can do just that at The Smash Room

The first of its kind in Dubai, The Smash Room, located in a warehouse in Al Quoz, is a concept that gives you the space to vent, scream, shout and smash, but most importantly, have tons of totally uncapped fun.

Inside the warehouse, there’s a distinctly dark and grungy street feel to the place, which is punctuated with neon lights and set alive with the booming bass of gangster hip hop tracks that will definitely get you in the fighting mood.

Vent out your frustrations at The Smash Room - YouTube

You’ll get to pick your weapon of choice from a menacing selection of sledgehammers, axes, crowbars, hammers and baseball bats. We kid you not, this place doesn’t mess around. Then you’ll suit up in full body-boiler suits (think Walter White and Jesse Pinkman in Breaking Bad), protective headwear, body armour and gloves before being let loose in one of the concrete rooms.

Nothing is off limits as you smash up TV’s, batter computers, tear up printers, hurl glasses at the wall and spray paint your exes name on a glass panel before shattering it to smithereens. Trust us, it definitely releases those endorphins.

As for weapons, we recommend using the sledgehammer, as it not only makes the fiercest impact when you’re letting off steam, but you can also burn up to 80 calories every five minutes – that’s the kind of workout we can get on board with.

They offer several smashing packages to choose from starting at Dhs100 to smash 18 glass items, right through to Dhs599 for two people, which includes 45 glass items and three electronics.

If you’re looking for an alternative Ladies’ Night, head there on a Monday, where you’ll get to smash ten glasses for free plus a 25 per cent discount on more add-ons.

You will be moving around a lot, so make sure to dress appropriately, with comfortable clothing and trainers. Go for ankle-length trousers, like gym leggings or jeans, so you can get the most out of your time there.

What are you waiting for? Get smashing.

Umm Sequim Road, Al Quoz 4, Dubai, Sun to Wed 11am to 10pm, Thur to Sat 9am to 11pm. Tel: (058) 1982323. thesmashroom.ae

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So Solid Crew, Maroon 5 and Flipp Dinero are all performing…

The Dubai clubbing scene is thriving right now, with big names coming to town every weekend, it’s hard to keep up. This weekend will see Mark Knight spin the decks at Soho Garden, Babiole will reopen its doors and Industrial Avenue will raise the roof with its weekly party, SESH.

Here are nine big nights out to check out in Dubai this weekend.

Thursday June 13 So Solid Crew at The Hideout

Remember Lisa Mafia, and Romeo? Two members of the 90s garage/hip-hop band So Solid Crew. As it turns out, the crew are still together and they will be performing at The Hideout on Thursday June 13. The 21 Seconds hitmakers will be taking the stage alongside residents DJ Superfly and MC Charmer.

The Hideout, Marina Byblos Hotel, Dubai Marina, Thursday June 13, 8pm to 2am, free. Tel: (058) 534 6000. thehideoutdubai.com

Babiole is reopening

Back with a brand-new look, Babiole in Habtoor City is reopening Thursday June 13. The three-storey venue has had a complete makeover and now comes complete with a Moroccan lounge called Mamounia. The lavish terrace boasts unbeatable skyline views, while the menu tempts guests with meat, seafood, and Mediterranean-style dishes.

Babiole, Level 44, Hilton Dubai, Al Habtoor City, Thursday June 13, 12pm to 1am. Tel: (056) 515 4665. babioledubai.com

Toni Varga at The Penthouse

Elrow DJ Toni Varga will be in Dubai playing at The Penthouse on Thursday June 13. If you love house music then make sure you’re on the air-conditioned dance floor to see the main man hit the decks.

Skyline Thursdays, The Penthouse, FIVE Palm Jumeirah, Palm Jumeriah, Thursday June 13, 9pm to 3am. Tel: (052) 900 4868. fivehotelsandresorts.com

Tim Westwood at Armani

Urban DJ, Tim Westwood, will be heading to Dubai to play at Armani/Privé on Thursday June 13. Expect tunes from the biggest hip-hop and urban artists from around the world. The radio presenter will also be at One Club, Habtoor Grand on Friday at 4pm.

Armani/Privé, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai, Thursday June 13, 11pm to 3am. Tel: (052) 176 9420. armanihoteldubai.com

Friday June 14 Maroon 5 at the Coca-Cola Arena

If you were lucky enough to get tickets to Maroon 5 before they sold out, get ready to party the night away at the Coca-Cola Arena, City Walk. The band will take the stage to perform their biggest hits including She Will Be Loved, Moves Like Jagger and Sugar.

Done Events present Maroon 5, Coca-Cola Arena, City Walk, Dubai, Friday June 14, SOLD OUT. doneevents.com

Mark Knight at Tokyo Vibes

Another fresh bar on the nightlife scene, Tokyo Vibes, has a big night in-store on Friday June 14. Toolroom’s Mark Knight will be DJing at the Japanese bar in Soho Garden. Expect Ibizia-style dance tunes from 10pm onwards and there’s a happy hour from 8pm to 11pm.

Tokyo Vibes, Soho Garden, Meydan, Friday June 14, 8pm to 3am, free. Tel: (052) 388 8849. sohogardendxb.com

Flipp Dinero at BOA

Head to BOA on Friday June 14 to see American rapper Flipp Dinero. The hip-hop star, best known for his 2018 single Leave Me Alone will be performing not one but two gigs on Friday and Sunday June 16.

BOA, V Hotel Dubai, Curio Collection by Hilton, Al Habtoor City, Friday June 14, 8pm to 3am. Tel: (056) 501 2039. boadubai.com

Arnel Pineda at DWTC

Arnel Pineda will be in Dubai on Friday June 14, at the Dubai World Trade Centre to perform for a one-night only concert. Arnel, who hails from the Philippines is also the lead singer of Journey, the American rock band, but will be in Dubai performing solo.

Za’abeel Hall 4, Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, show starts at 7pm, Friday, June 14, ticket prices start from Dhs99, arnelpinedarocks.com

wAFF at Industrial Avenue

Ibiza DJ, wAFF, regularly plays at DC-10, Circo Loco and Paradise but this weekend is all about Dubai. More specifically, Industrial Avenue, as the Hot Creations DJ will be taking the decks at SESH, the weekly house and techno night.

Industrial Avenue, Westin Mina Seyahi, Dubai Marina, Friday June 14, 10pm to 3am. Tel: (055) 354 7283. industrialavenuedubai.com

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From deep sea fishing to partying on a stylish yacht for the day…

There’s nothing quite like the exhilaration of a boat day – getting together with a group of pals and taking to the waters surrounding Dubai’s epic skylines or exploring coral reefs in Oman.

With the UAE summer well and truly on its way, there’s no better time to make the most of the various boat days on offer before it really does get too hot.

Here are our top picks…

See the Dubai sights

If you’re new to the city or you live here and have relatives visiting, taking to the waters and doing a tour around Dubai is always a great way to see it. With Splash Tours, you’ll fly along the water in this fun rigid inflatable speedboat. Take the 90-minute tour where you’ll see iconic Dubai landmarks including Dubai Marina, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah and the Burj Al Arab.

Splash Tours, Dubai Marina, Al Seba Street, Dubai, UAE, daily 9am to 9pm, 90min tour Dhs210 per adult, Dhs 157.5 per child. Tel: (04) 362 6277. splashtours.ae

Feel like royalty on a yacht day

Let’s face it, we all love a yacht day. It’s an awesome way to spend a special birthday party or just if you’re in need of a break from all the brunches on-land. You can get some stellar yachts, like this 53 foot one for Dhs1000 per hour, with a capacity of up to fifteen people. Sizes go up to 145 foot (if you have Dhs10,000 per hour to spend).

XClusive Yachts Rental Dubai, Marina Plaza Building, Dubai, daily 9am to 10pm, 53ft yacht Dhs1000 per hour. Tel: (04) 432 7233. xclusiveyachts.com

Go deep sea fishing

Prepare yourself for an early start but this trip is totally worth it. Setting off from JBR at 6am or 7am (or later in the afternoon at 4pm or 5pm), and head out for three, four or five hours where you’ll spend the morning attempting your best catch, with equipment and bait provided by the team.

Water Adventure Dubai, operates from JBR, Rixos The Palm and Kempinski The Palm, daily 9am to 6pm, from Dhs2000 for 3hrs, max 8 people. Tel: (04) 453 7544. wateradventure.ae

Captain your own vessel

Drive your own vessel as you tour the Dubai seas with this self-drive boat tour where you’ll reach speeds over over 50 kilometres per hour. It’ll be lead by a professional guide and you’ll get some incredible sights of Dubai from the blue waters.

Dubai Hero Odysea, Fishing Harbor 2 in Umm Suqeim, Dhs690 single rider, Dhs790 double rider for 2hours. Tel: (04) 440 9827. hero-dubai.com

Take a private boat tour

Get serious James Bond feels as you zip through the waves in this private speedboat tour. Lasting two hours and available for up to ten people at a time, you’ll be driven around by your personal captain. Bring your own drinks and food to have a picnic at sea and don’t forget to bring your passport or emirates id on the day of travel.

Royal Blue Coast Yachts, The Walk, Dubai Marina, Dubai, Majesty 31ft walkaround from Dhs805, maximum 10 people. Tel: (056) 380 3666. royalbluecoastyachts.com

Meander around the mangroves of Abu Dhabi

If you want a relaxing and rather idyllic experience, then try Seahawk’s Mangrove Boat Cruise in Abu Dhabi. It’s best to go out in the early morning where you’ll meander along the beautiful mangroves and you can also try your hand at kayaking or canoeing.

Seahawk, Eastern Mangrove Promenade, Abu Dhabi, from Dhs300 per hour for small boat (7 people). Tel: (02) 673 6688. sea-hawk.ae/mangrove-boat-cruise

Or go further and get up close with dolphins in Oman

There are some amazing boat tours available in Oman, if you fancy getting out of the UAE for the day (or weekend). Oman also has some stunning coral reefs and sea life to see with tropical fish, turtles and dolphins. Take the Dolphin Watching and Snorkelling tour where you’ll (hopefully) see acrobatic spinners, bottle nose and the common dolphin and snorkel amongst the coral.

Dolphin Watching & Snorkelling Tour, Ocean Tours Oman, daily 10am to 1pm, 20 OMR (Dhs198) per person. Tel: (+968) 9116 2534. oceantoursoman.com

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From roast dinners to spas, here’s where to spoil your dad this Father’s Day…

This year, Father’s Day falls on Sunday June 16 for the UK and Friday June 21 for the UAE, and there’s plenty of exciting things happening on these dates to celebrate.

Here are 9 places to celebrate Father’s Day in Dubai.

1. Black Tap

In celebrations of Father’s Day, Black Tap has released a limited edition Boss Burger. A double bacon cheeseburger topped with lettuce, tomato, pickles, American cheese and special sauce, the burger is only available from Friday June 14 to Sunday June 16. 

Black Tap, all Dubai and Abu Dhabi locations, Friday June 14 to Sunday June 16, Dhs99 with soft drinks. blacktapme.com

2. Wavehouse

Family fun destination, Wavehouse, is offering dad a complimentary ride on the adrenaline-filled Surf’s Up Wave Rider, as well as Dhs50 credit for the arcades and a complimentary beverage. The offer is valid on Saturday June 15, to all dads who have a child present.

Wavehouse, Atlantis the Palm, Palm Jumeirah, noon to 1am, Saturday June 15. Tel: (04) 426 2626. atlantisthepalm.com

3. Reform Social & Grill

Dads of canines as well as humans are welcome to join Reform on Saturday June 15. Any father can enjoy two hours of house beverage for free when a two-course meal is ordered. Note: Child or puppy must be present.

Reform Social & Grill, The Lakes, Emirates Hills, Saturday June 15, 8am to midnight. Tel: (04) 454 2638. reformsocialgrill.ae

4. McGettigan’s, Hilton JBR

Brits will know Father’s Day is about one thing and one thing only – roasts. On Sunday June 16, McGettigan’s Hilton JBR is offering a Daddy’s Day roast of chicken or lamb with roasted potatoes, glazed parsnips and cauliflower cheese, bone marrow gravy alongside the all-important Yorkshire puddings.

McGettigan’s, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, JBR, Sunday June 16, 12.30pm to 3am, Dhs69. Tel: (04) 318 2580. mcgettigans.com/hilton-jbr

5. LARTE

Dads in the Studio City area will enjoy this daily deal from LARTE, Studio One Hotel. From Sunday June 16 to Thursday June 20, dads who dine with their families in the neighbourhood eatery can enjoy two complimentary house beverages.

LARTE, Studio One Hotel, Dubai Studio City, Sunday June 16 to Thursday June 20. Tel: (04) 581 6870. larte.ae

6. Gürkan Şef

From Thursday June 20 to Saturday June 22, dads who dine at Gürkan Şef will receive a mysterious gift. Surprises range from complimentary desserts to a free meal but you’ll have to head to the Turkish steakhouse with your family to discover them.

Gürkan Şef, City Walk 2, Downtown Dubai, Thursday June 20 to Saturday June 22. Tel: (04) 379 9777. gurkansefdubai.ae

7. Matagi

For Dad’s looking who appreciate the finer things in life, Matagi, Emerald Palace Kempinski is offering dads a free main course on Friday June 21. Enjoy complimentary premium cuts of meat, seafood and sushi for either lunch or dinner when accompanied by a guest also paying for a main course.

Matagi, Emerald Palace Kempinski, Palm Jumeirah, noon to 2am, Friday June 21, free main course with one paid. Tel: (04) 248 8850. matagidubai.com

8. The Smash Room

How many times has your dad said he wants to throw his computer/TV/remote/phone out of the window? Dads who need a little (or a lot) stress-relief might want to check out The Smash Room on Friday June 21. Dads who visit the junk-bashing space will be offered a complimentary electronic item to smash – that should release some anger…

The Smash Room, 195 Umm Suqeim Street, Al Quoz, 11am to 11pm, Friday June 21. Tel: (058) 198 2323. thesmashroom.ae

9. Khyber

At Khyber, on Friday June 21 dads who choose an appetiser, a main course and a dessert will receive two complimentary house beverages. Guests can create their own three-course meal selection from a wide choice of tasty Indian options. 

Khyber, Dukes The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Friday June 21, 6pm to 11pm. Tel: (04) 455 1101. dukesdubai.com/khyber

10. Villamore

On Friday June 21, Dads can enjoy a complimentary four-course lunch at Villamore when one is purchased in full. The Barefoot Lunch comes with freshly shucked Oysters, Lemon Risotto, Sirloin Tagliata and unlimited antipasti so makes for the perfect laid-back afternoon.

Villamore, Emerald Palace Kempinski, Palm Jumeirah, noon to 2am, Friday June 21, free Barefoot Lunch with one paid. Tel: (04) 248 8890. villamoredubai.com

11. Studio One

Treat your dad to a weekend staycay at Studio One. From Thursday June 20 to Saturday June 22, the trendy hotel is offering dads a one-night stay for only Dhs249, including a complimentary karting session at Dubai Kartdrome, plus 20 per cent off karting for the rest of the family and two free drinks at LARTE Studio City. Guests staying on Friday June 21 can also enjoy a free movie screening at 8pm.

Studio One Hotel, Dubai Studio City, Thursday June 20 to Saturday June 22. Tel: (04) 581 6800. studioonehotel.com

12. Rixos the Palm

Dads who love a brunch will enjoy the Grill-tastic Father’s Day Brunch on Friday June 21 at A La Turca, Rixos the Palm. The first 50 fathers to book the buffet feast will receive complimentary pool and beach access. The real treat is for the grandfathers however, who will receive a discount on the brunch which is equivalent to their age. 

A La Turca, Rixos the Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Friday June 21, 12.30pm to 4pm, from Dhs315. Tel: (04) 457 5454. thepalmdubai.rixos.com

13. Dubai Ice Rink

Looking for something out of the ordinary to do with your dad? Picture this: Mini golf… on ice. Dubai Ice Rink’s Ice Golf are hosting a live broadcast radio show from 4-7pm on Friday June 21 and dads are invited to come and try the Hole in One Challenge for the chance to win prizes.

Dubai Ice Rink, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, Friday June 21, 4pm to 7pm. dubaiicerink.com

14. Hilton Garden Inn, Ras Al Khaimah

In the mood for a road trip? Hilton Garden Inn, Ras Al Khaimah has an exciting brunch offer for fathers on Friday June 21. Dads who book a table of three or more guests can enjoy their brunch completely for free.

The Garden Grille Terrace & The Pool Bar, Hilton Garden Inn, Ras Al Khaimah, Friday June 21, 12pm to 3pm, Dhs119 soft, Dhs139 house. Tel: (04) 307 0707. hiltongardeninn3.hilton.com

15. Caesars Palace

Qua Spa in Caesars Palace is offering dads the chance to relax and unwind with the Gentlemen’s Signature Treatment, The Back Masque. Now, when men book the bespoke treatment they can also receive a 20-minute head and shoulder massage.

Qua Spa, Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai, Bluewaters, available until July 31, Dhs700. Tel: (04) 556 6666. caesars.com/dubai

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Discover discounts on fares to ten destinations if you book by Monday June 24…

If you fancy booking a last-minute holiday, Emirates have announced some cracking deals for UAE residents wanting to get away.

In their Summer Offer, there’s reduced fares on Economy and Business Class flights to ten destinations across Europe, The Middle East, America and Asia.

What does your dream break look like? You can visit exotic destinations like Mauritius or Male, cool European city breaks like Barcelona or Munich or venture further afield to Melbourne or Singapore.

Other awesome destinations include, Istanbul, Boston, Karachi and Amman.

Destination Economy Class Business Class
Barcelona Starting from Dhs2,995 Starting from Dhs14,995
Munich Starting from Dhs2,445 Starting from Dhs13,495
Istanbul Starting from Dhs2,395 Starting from Dhs9,495
Mauritius Starting from Dhs3,385 Starting from Dhs9,495
Boston Starting from Dhs4,565 Starting from Dhs17,595
Singapore Starting from Dhs2,085 Starting from Dhs11,545
Melbourne Starting from Dhs5,265 Starting from Dhs18,495
Karachi Starting from Dhs1,075 Starting from Dhs3,495
Amman Starting from Dhs1,795 Starting from Dhs5,995
Male Starting from Dhs2,695 Starting from Dhs6,995

The offer is valid on travel until April 30 2020, if you book before Monday June 24 2019.

If you do book, you’ll also automatically enter to have the change to win a five-star Emirates Holidays staycay in one of Dubais stunning hotels including W The Palm, Palazzo  Versace, Emerald Palace Kempinski The Palm and Address Marina.

What are you waiting for? Book your flights via emirates.com

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We should be so lucky to get tickets for this…

If you’ve been wondering who the Dubai Rugby Sevens headliner will be this year and just can’t get it out of your head, we’re here (especially) for you! Australian-British pop sensation, Kylie Minogue, has been confirmed as the headline performer on Friday December 6 at the Sevens Stadium.

The Grammy Award winning artist will have fans Spinning Around from 9.30pm after the second day of the world-famous tournament. Tickets for the event on Friday December 6 will cost Dhs400 or Dhs500 for the whole weekend. Expect to hear some of her biggest hits from the last 30 years, such as Can’t Get You Out Of My Head, On A Night Like This and Love At First Sight.

Kylie Minogue - Spinning Around (Official Video) - YouTube

In a video, Kylie Minogue said: “I’m so excited to be coming back to the UAE for a very special performance at the 50th Dubai Rugby Sevens which is on December 6, so Dubai get ready, we’re going to party.”

Dubai Rugby Sevens 2019 will be the 50th edition of the tournament and promises to be ‘bigger and better and full of celebratory events’. The family-friendly event is arguably the most highly anticipated social event in the Dubai calendar with plenty to keep you entertained, from food, music, prizes and of course fancy dress..

Gary Chapman, President Group Services and dnata, Emirates Group, said: “As the longest running sports event in the Middle East, we want all our fans to celebrate our 50 year milestone in style. The Dubai Rugby Sevens is the biggest party of the year and Kylie Minogue is one of Billboard’s top dance artists of all time with 80 million albums sold. We couldn’t think of a better entertainer to get the party going as we celebrate 50 years of this fantastic event!”

For many people this is the highlight Dubai’s social calendar and people are just there to have a good time, whether they like rugby or not, so you’ll be forgiven if you’re just there for Kylie…

Tickets are on sale now available from the Rugby 7s website.

Dubai Rugby Sevens 2019, Sevens Stadium, Dubai, Thursday December 5 to Saturday December 7, Thursday free, Friday Dhs400, whole weekend Dhs500, under 12s free. dubairugby7s.com

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