Things to do in Dubai this week

7 dining deals you can't miss out on

Hello, we have a jam-packed schedule for you this week, with a variety of must-try experiences for you to try as you explore Dubai’s finest destinations.

Whether you’re making the most of the weather with a pool day pass at The Meydan Hotel, dining under the stars with Al Hadheerah’s theatric twist on the Arabian Nights or even, experiencing an elegant afternoon tea at Café Society.

Your week is set.

Afternoon Tea with Café Society 

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Throw it back to the Roaring Twenties with an afternoon tea at Café Society. Enjoy an indulgent selection of freshly baked pastries, hot and cold canapés and tempting tea blends as you gather with friends and family in Dubai’s most stylish venue.

With its beautiful art deco interiors reminiscent of Europe’s bistro culture from the golden years of socializing, partake in a timeless experience that will satisfy your creative and culinary cravings. Discover the scrumptious delights of Café Society’s elegant afternoon tea, now available daily.

Advanced booking recommended.

AED 175 for two persons

Daily, 2 pm – 6 pm

Café Society, Tamani Dubai Marina Hotel

Contact: +971 4 318 3755, email [email protected], visit

Business Lunch at Farrier’s

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Looking to have a lunch break outside? Well, Farrier’s Restaurant at The Meydan Hotel is what you need to satisfy your appetite, while you soak up the sun.

Where business meets exceptional cuisine, sample and savour detectable gourmet creations from Arabic Mezzeh to the sweet delightful Umm Ali. Enjoy a combination of tantalizing oriental cuisine and Middle Eastern favourites as you choose from views of the Meydan race course or the revamped Farriers interiors.

AED 89 (inclusive of starter, main dish and beverage)

AED 99 (inclusive of starter, main dish, dessert and beverage)

Sunday to Thursday, 12.30 pm to 3.30 pm

Farrier’s Restaurant, The Meydan Hotel

Contact: +971 4 381 3111, email [email protected], visit

 Dine in the Desert with Al Hadheerah 

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 Cheers to adventures! Al Hadheerah at Bab Al Shams Desert Resort reopens just in time for the World’s Coolest Winter.

Explore the sights, sounds and tastes of Arabia under the stars, set amongst the scenic desert dunes. Complementing the experience is a line of activities including talented Tanoura dancers, dazzling falconry displays, camel caravans, and horse shows.

AED 450 per person (inclusive of soft beverages and local bottled water)

Kids aged 6 – 12 years pay 50%

Kids below 5 years old dine with our compliments

Every day, 7pm to midnight

Al Hadheerah, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort

Contact: +971 4 809 6194, email [email protected], visit

Twilight Shisha at the Terrace, The Meydan Hotel 

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 Visit The Meydan Hotel’s Millennium Lounge for a tranquil shisha experience set amidst the Meydan terrace with views of the lush greenery of the Meydan horseracing track.

Unwind after work with your friends, within distance of the city and enjoy five-star service in a relaxed ambiance, sampling from a sharing fruit platter, beverages and shisha flavours. Making it the ultimate chill session is the live beats of the DJ and the mesmerizing sunset views, perfect for you Instagram.

AED 150 (including shisha, fruit platter and a mocktail or cocktail)

Daily, 6 pm until closing

Millennium Lounge, The Meydan Hotel

Contact: +971 4 381 3111, email [email protected], visit

Rooftop Lounging with Al Sarab Rooftop Lounge

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 Al Sarab Rooftop Lounge beckons you to discover a chill session like no other, inspired by a 1001 Arabian Nights. Pairing the resort’s signature Arabian hospitality with stunning views of the desert dunes, enjoy alfresco gatherings within Bab Al Shams’ two-storey rooftop lounge.  

Savour wide range of culinary delights including signature menu items such as Lobster Kibbeh, Halloumi Bites, Rooftop Sliders, Halal Charcuterie Platter and more. Complemented by vibrant live performances of an Oud player and an extensive shisha menu, there’s no place like Al Sarab for leisure.

Daily, 4 pm to 1 am

Al Sarab Rooftop Lounge, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort

Contact: +971 4 809 6194, email [email protected], visit

Pool Day Pass at The Meydan Hotel 

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This one’s for you, pool lovers! Soak up the sun in The Meydan Hotel’s stunning infinity pool with views of the expansive Meydan racecourse and the picturesque Dubai skyline.

Whether you’re working on your tan or keeping your little ones entertained, The Meydan Hotel’s pool day pass is all you need to keep yourself entertained. Available for AED 150 per person, daily from 8 am to 6 pm daily.

Daily, 8 am to 6 pm

Infinity Pool, The Meydan Hotel

Contact: +971 4 381 3405, email [email protected], visit

The Picnic Brunch, Bab Al Shams Desert Resort 

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 Make the most of the world’s coolest winter and leave the city behind with a visit to Bab Al Shams. Head into the scenic desert dunes for a whimsical, family-friendly picnic brunch set within Al Forsan Garden.

Indulge in an afternoon of appetizing grilled meat and live cooking stations in the open-air surroundings of Al Forsan Garden. Complemented by live entertainment including magician shows, pony and camel ride, to keep the little ones occupied.

AED 260 per person

Every Saturday, 1 pm to 4 pm

Picnic Brunch, Al Forsan Garden, Bab Al Shams

Contact: + 971 4 809 6202, email [email protected], visit

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