SUNDAY, AUGUST 29
Squeezing as much as you can into the remainder of the summer holidays? Today is your last chance to take advantage of the huge discounts on offer on the final day of Aquaventure’s annual Splash Sale. With tickets purchased until August 29 redeemable until September 30, there are massive discounts available on everything from individual admissions to The Lost Chambers Aquarium to Aquaventure day and annual passes. With 105 rides, slides, and attractions across the world’s biggest waterpark – including the longest family water coaster in the world of its kind, the tallest vertical drop body slide in the Middle East, and the region’s first cliff jumping experience – a day at Aquaventure also includes access to 1km of private beach, watersports, unlimited use of the Waverider surf machine, and a choice of 26 food and beverage outlets.
To make the most of the Splash Sale, visit atlantisthepalm.com.
MONDAY, AUGUST 30
Mixing indoor and outdoor activities for kids with luxurious amenities for grown-ups, Caesars Palace Dubai’s Island Playground Staycation is a great excuse to enjoy one last hoorah before school starts. With a daily line-up of creative classes, games, workshops, challenges, and animal interactions with Green Planet from 11am to sunset; welcome bags packed with beach and pool toys; vouchers to redeem against selected F&B treats and cool merchandise for kids, parents can enjoy some well deserved R&R or join in with the kid’s activities and take part in the Caesars Family Olympics that is held on the resort’s private beach three times a week at sunset.
Running until September 4, Island Playground packages start at AED 1,643 per night for families. Visit www.caesars.com/dubai for more information
TUESDAY, AUGUST 31
Souk Madinat Jumeirah’s Italian eatery Trattoria is inviting pasta enthusiasts, budding chefs, or anyone interested in trying their hand at something new to its pasta-making masterclass this Tuesday morning. Following a welcome breakfast, Chef Alberto Burgio will teach guests how to make Cavatelli al Sugo di Mare, a traditional shell-shaped pasta originating from Southern Italy from scratch, part of a three-course lunch served after class. Bellisimo!
Priced AED 165 per person, the masterclass experience runs from 9am until 1pm. To book your spot, call 800 666 353.
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
It’s (still) pretty hot out there, so how about cooling off with a game of snow volleyball? Moving from the sand to the snow and getting a chilled new twist at Ski Dubai, Snow Volleyball is a three-player variant of beach volleyball that’s simply perfect for summer. Hire a court for 45 minutes and you’ll also receive training from two experts from Esperia Volleyball Academy, the leading volleyball academy in the region.
Priced AED 149 per team of six people, courts are available to hire from 07:45 – 08:30 and 08:45 – 09:30. To book, visit skidxb.com.
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
It’s Sweaty Selfie night on the first Thursday of the month at Bare DXB, our favourite fitness alternative to hitting the nearest nightclub. With a combination of weight training and HIIT exercises in a fun-soaked class – complete with a party playlist and blacked-out studio – we’re pretty sure you’ll forget you’re even working out. And to celebrate getting through it all? Take and post the perfect sweaty selfie dressed up with neon face paint and water pistols to be in with a chance of winning some great fitness goodies.
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
Anyone up for a pool day with a delish brunch? Address Sky View’s adults-only Poolside Brunch Club is all about making the most of your Friday. Start with two hours to top up your tan from 10am-12pm at The Restaurant’s gorgeous pool before heading indoors via the Insta-perfect Aperol Spritz station to the newly opened Glass Garden for a relaxed brunch. Tuck into maki rolls, fresh seafood platters, nachos, cold cuts, and sliders, leaving plenty of room for dessert – the frozen apricot pavlova and coconut ice cream with fresh mango is simply BEYOND – before snapping a selfie or two on the bright orange swing in the shadow of the iconic Burj Khalifa.
Priced AED 295 per person for food and soft drinks, AED 395 per person for food and house beverages, and AED 495 per person for food and premium beverages. Call 04 873 8888 or e-mail [email protected] to book.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 4
After a hectic summer, booking in for a spot of pampering should be a must for busy mums – and Coya Spa’s Back To School package has gone straight to the top of the class. Comprising a 30-minute massage, gel mani-pedi, an express radiance facial, and a root tint and blow-dry for just AED 650, it’s the perfect excuse to gather your back-to-school girl gang. Just be sure to book in before the offer ends on September 11.
Visit coyaspa.com for more information.