Deep Scuba diving in Dubai

Weekly Planner: What’s on the Agenda from August 1-7

The year’s hottest month is here.


Love Yorkshire pudding? August 1 is Yorkshire Day, an annual celebration of the historic British county and, to salute it, Reform Social & Grill is bringing back a selection of Yorkshire puddings with eight delicious new fillings. Running all week long, diners can choose from four different savoury puddings: medium-rare beef, pulled pork, roast turkey, and Cajun chicken. And on the sweet side? Nutella and banana, Lotus and vanilla ice cream, white-chocolate mousse and strawberry, or tiramisu. Yum!

Priced AED 60 for four Yorkies, call 04 454 2638 to book.


If your kids have been inspired by the action of the Olympics, how about enrolling them into a brand new sporting summer camp? One of the region’s most famous squash players, Kanzy EI Dafrawy – a.k.a. The Flying Daf – has launched The Flying DAF academy – the first of its kind in the UAE – to drive her ambitions for national and global development of the game. 

Based at Jumeirah Mina A’Salam, the high-performance squash academy’s kids summer camp runs until August 21, welcoming three weekly intakes of youngsters to learn more about the game, enjoy some on-court action, or improve their skills under the guidance of professional coaches. Open to all levels, each five-day camp costs AED 800 per child, with attendees provided with snacks, branded tees, and 15% discount on customised equipment.

For more information, check out @theflyingdaf on Instagram.


Fancy yourself as a sommelier in the making? Then head to Souk Madinat Jumeirah and sign up for the new Tasting Tour that takes place every Tuesday from 7pm. Visitors will dive into grapes from Italy, Germany, Syria, France, and Portugal at Trattoria, Publique, Anar, The Noodle House, and Ushna. Priced at AED 395 per person, attendees will also be treated to light bites and a mini food-and-grape pairing lesson delivered by experts at each venue. 

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Dubai-based Lebanese artist Kristel Bechara’s latest exhibition opens today, showcasing a retrospective of 10 years in the evolution of her art. Running for one month only at DIFC’s Gate Avenue, A Dance of Colours features highlights from her most recent collection, Psychomachia, as well as signature pieces from previous works. We challenge you not to be dazzled by this technicolour spectacular of insightful pieces inspired by modern femininity.


After footage of Will Smith’s first dip into Dubai’s most talked about new attraction went viral last month, mere mortals now have the chance to explore the record-breaking 60-metre pool at Deep Dive Dubai. It’s home to the world’s deepest swimming pool, containing 14 million litres of water filtered and recirculated every six hours using NASA-developed filter technology. The water temperature, meanwhile, is maintained at an optimal 30ºC for optimum comfort as divers swim through Deep Dive Dubai’s incredible sunken city, complete with an abandoned streetscape and arcade.

With 56 underwater cameras covering all angles of the pool, as well as advanced sound and mood-lighting systems, Deep Dive is designed to be enjoyed by divers of all abilities (aged 10 and up) and offers a selection of scuba, freediving, and snorkelling experiences. All courses are delivered by a hand-picked team of international diving professionals and supported by the latest equipment, technology, and facilities – including what will be the region’s most advanced hyperbaric chamber, due to open by the end of this year. Open Wednesday to Sunday, from 12pm to 8pm, experiences start at AED 400 per person, granted only with a prior online booking. 

For more information and to book, visit www.deepdivedubai.com.


Start your weekend in memorable style with a dawn yoga class boasting one of the city’s most spectacular views. Held at Level 54, Address Sky View from 6am every Friday, the 60-minute sessions allow yogis to soak up the incredible Dubai skyline as you improve your strength, balance, and flexibility before enjoying a healthy buffet breakfast at the hotel’s signature dining spot, The Restaurant. Classes are priced AED 160 per person, with an extra AED 100 for breakfast.

To book, e-mail [email protected] or call 04 873 8882.


JBR hotspot Bla Bla’s new poolside Saturday brunch from 12pm-3pm is a fab new weekend deal that you shouldn’t miss. With three hours of unlimited beverages including house and sparkling grape as well as mimosas and sangria, each guest is treated to a grazing tray filled with salads, bruschetta, sushi, summer fruits, and refreshing popsicles – perfect for keeping your cool by the pool. With a live DJ and world-famous bongo player Walter Scalzone to keep the party going, prices start at AED 250 for soft and AED 350 for house beverages, as well as a sunlounger.

To book, call 04 584 4111.


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Where Can I Find Serenity In Dubai?

Unwind & Unleash Better

Dubai, globally renowned for its tourism appeal, presents a surprising array of hidden picnic spots that seamlessly merge nature’s tranquillity with the city’s vibrant allure. Beyond the iconic skyline and luxurious attractions, Dubai showcases a commitment to preserving culture and heritage. Diverse outdoor spaces have been created to offer a refreshing respite amidst the city’s hustle. There are plenty of places to enjoy a day with friends and family. Let’s explore the best outdoor spots in Dubai, where you can relax, unwind, and create fantastic memories.

Dubai Creek Park

Dubai Creek Park is the second largest park in Dubai. Spread across vast green lawns, the park offers stunning views of Dubai Creek, botanical gardens and an amphitheatre. Dubai Creek Park has many amenities like mini golf, go-karting and a vast playground for kids. It is the very first theme park for children. Children City and Dubai Dolphinarium are the major attractions of this park. You will witness traditional dhow boats gliding through the water. With children’s play areas and a cable car ride, Dubai Creek Park promises an enjoyable time for the entire family.

Jumeirah Beach Park

Jumeirah Beach Park offers stunning views of the Arabian Gulf. Home to a variety of attractions, including a playground, a barbecue area, and a water park, it offers plenty of shady spots to relax and picnic. Offering some beach sports for both children and adults, you come across beautiful tranquil spots as well.

Mushrif Park

A sprawling oasis spanning over 1,300 acres, this is located in the eastern part of the city, near the suburb of Al Khawaneej, about 16 km from the traditional centre of Dubai. This park boasts of lush gardens, vast open spaces, and tranquil lakes. It also has a train ride facility that tours the beauty of the park. Here, you can find designated picnic areas equipped with barbecue facilities, providing the perfect setting for an alfresco feast. For added adventure, you can explore the park’s cycling tracks, and horseback riding trails, and even take a stroll through the botanical gardens in the evenings.

Al Qudra Lake

An expansive Al Marmoom Desert Conservation Reserve built to promote eco-tourism in Dubai, it features multiple artificial lakes, surrounded by dunes and fauna. The attraction gained popularity in 2015 for its authentic desert vibe and seclusion. It is a popular spot for fishing and water sports. The lake is surrounded by desert dunes, which provide a stunning backdrop for a break from the grind.

Zabeel Park

Spreading across an area of 45 football fields, it has three zones, namely, Techno Zone, Communications Zone, and Alternative Energy Zone. Situated in the shadow of Dubai’s iconic Burj Khalifa, across 47.5 hectares, the park offers lush greenery, lakes, and picturesque gardens. With designated barbecue areas, ample seating spaces, and well-maintained lawns, Zabeel Park’s unique features, such as the Dubai Frame and the Dubai Garden Glow, add an extra touch of magic for residents and tourists.

Safa Park

Expanded to around 64 hectares of land, it is home to a variety of attractions, including a playground, a zoo, and a lake. There are also plenty of shady spots to relax and picnic.

Al Barsha Pond Park

If you are planning to escape from the city and spend some time in a peaceful residential area then this would be the right place for you. Al Barsha Pond Park is a small park located in the Al Barsha area of Dubai. It is home to a variety of attractions, including a playground, a pond, and a walking track. There are also plenty of shady spots to relax and picnic.

Al Mamzar Beach Park

Nestled along Dubai’s coastline, this pristine park features five beautiful beaches, extensive green lawns, and palm-fringed pathways. Picnic shelters, barbecue sites, and playgrounds are scattered throughout the park. Swim in the crystal-clear waters, play some beach volleyball, or simply relax on the sandy shores. Al Mamzar Beach Park offers a perfect blend of sun, sand, and picnic bliss.

These are just a few of the many great recreational spots in Dubai. With so many options to choose from, you’re sure to find the perfect place to enjoy a day out with friends and family.

When deciding on a spot, consider the weather conditions for the day. If it’s scorching hot outside, opt for a location with ample shade to provide relief from the sun’s intense rays. Pack plenty of food and drinks, ensuring that you include items that will help you stay hydrated and energised in the heat. Bring a first-aid kit just in case. Lastly, remember to be responsible and respectful by cleaning up and leaving the park in the same pristine condition as when you arrived.

Going on a picnic is fun. Our team at Gaggler has some recommendations to make your family time enjoyable and to collect some of the precious moments.

Take a break from your bustling life with an Intention Setting Kit to enhance your productivity. Wear a Labradorite Bracelet to welcome your mind and heart for new ideas and thoughts. Going outdoors in Dubai may cause sweating so use UnderArm Sweat Pads to feel fresh and relaxed. Treat yourself to some Brownie Bossbabe Cookies for a healthy boost of energy. Staying hydrated is essential outdoors so don’t forget to carry a Rose Quartz Crystal Water Bottle for your 2 Litres of daily water intake.

Intention Setting Kit

As you embark on your picnic adventure in Dubai Creek Park, set your intentions for the day with an Intention Setting Kit. This kit includes items like a Patchouli Tealight, a Palo Santo Wood Stick, Frankincense Incense, a White Sage Stick, and a Clear Quartz Crystal. Use the guide provided to perform a DIY ritual and set your intentions for fresh starts and positive energy.


Intention Setting Kit

AED 175.00

Labradorite Bracelet

Incorporate crystals by wearing a Labradorite Bracelet when you decide to connect with nature. It is known for its purifying and enlightening properties. It helps to calm an overactive mind, open up new ideas, strengthen your aura, and rejuvenate your mind. A perfect accessory while taking a stroll in the Jumeirah Beach Park!


Labradorite Bracelet

AED 66.00

No Stain Underarm Sweat Pads

Stay fresh and confident throughout your day out with No Stain Underarm Sweat Pads. These disposable pads are easy to use and prevent sweat stains on your clothing. Simply place them on the inside of your garment to absorb sweat and avoid any embarrassing stains. Enjoy your time at the Mushrif Park without the fear of visible sweat marks.


No Stain Under Arm Sweat Pads

AED 40.00

Brownie Bossbabe

Treat yourself to a delicious and nutritious snack with the Brownie Bossbabe Cookie. This soft-textured cookie is packed with cacao and dark chocolate, providing antioxidants and immune support. Indulge in the rich and powerful flavours perfect for your outdoor adventure at the Al Mamzar Beach Park.


The Brownie Bossbabe

AED 90.00

Crystal-Infused Water Bottle

Rose Quartz Crystal Water Bottle, known for its love, empathy, and healing properties can help nourish your heart, promote self-love and self-awareness, and attract love from others. Sip on crystal-infused water as you relax and enjoy your picnic in Safa Park Dubai.


Rose Quartz Crystal Water Bottle

AED 280.00

Beyond the glitz and glamour, Dubai surprises visitors with spaces that create a harmony and a connect between nature, relaxation, and personal well-being. The positive energy in these parks along with intention-setting recommended products from The Gaggler is a great way to switch up your wellness routine.


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