With the weather creeping up even more during July there's not much you can do in the great outdoors in Dubai this month. But we've found some of the best activities you can do if you find yourself in the emirate with a burning desire to be social, get fit and have a good laugh.
Feel the Cabin Fever
China Grill's night brunch is aptly titled, Cabin Fever, but it's not so sad being trapped indoors when there's a delicious Asian-inspired menu and cocktails to enjoy. For four hours (8pm-12am) there's free flowing drinks and food for AED195 (AED150 for air crew).
Saturdays, The Westin Mina Seyahi
Celebrate Canada Day
Weslodge Saloon is serving up Canadian-inspired treats to acknowledge the country's 150th anniversary. Think maple taffy on snow and hot dogs and specials on Canadian drinks on the evening. Come festively dressed from 6pm and you'll be in with a chance of winning prizes.
July 1, JW Marriott Marquis
Dine around Dubai for less
Jumeirah Restaurant Group is offering three courses for AED150 at their dining outlets in collaboration with the RoundMenu ap. The Summer at 150 deal includes The Agency, Segreto, Al Nafoorah, Perry & Blackwelders, ET Sushi, Trattoria Toscana and 360.
July 1-August 31, various venues
Send the kids to summer camp
Moms can pack the kids off to FitRepublik for their 9-week summer camp for 5-14-year-olds, where from 9a.m. to 3.45p.m. they can unleash all of that energy with dance, martial arts, dance, dodgeball and more. Parents have the option of signing them up for full days, half days or weeks at a time. Prices are AED250 for a day, AED800 for a week of half days or AED960 for a week of full days.
July 2-August 31, Fit Republik
Prove your knowledge at a POP Quiz
Catch Dubai 92 presenters Harry & Pricey as they host at Dubai's coolest karaoke spot, Lucky Voice. Expect rounds such as the Wheel of Misfortune and Name It On The Boogie as part of their monthly night from 8.30pm. It just so happens to coincide with their happy hour (8p.m.-12a.m.) where drinks and pizzas are 2-4-1.
July 3, Grand Millennium Hotel, Barsha Heights
Grab a great deal at Atlantis, The Palm
Access The Lost Chambers, Aquaventure Waterpark, Dolphin Bay and Sea Lion Point all for AED225 each day during the summer months. Getting wet and wild is the perfect escape from the heat!
July 3-August 24, Atlantis, The Palm
Delve into food truck heaven
Truckers DXB is back with great offerings from GObai, a concept with food from the people of Goa, India, and more brands. The Pulled Lamb Vindaloo is a must try at the foodie extravaganza which moves indoors his month as part of Dubai Summer Surprises.
July 6, Dubai World Trade Center
Meditate your way into the weekend
Fit Squad DXB's fitness cruise is two hours of wellness which includes a 35-minute Freestyle Fartlek workout, a 35-minute Intro to Stress Management workshop, 20-minute Guided Meditation and a healthy breakfast buffet on the way back. Arrive at 7.30a.m. with your yoga mat for an 8a.m. departure. Price: AED150.
July 7, Xclusive Yachts at Dubai Marina
Hip Hop Karaoke meets cycling
Cadence Theory is hosting a one-off Hip Hop Karaoke session so you can channel your inner Kanye as you pedal away. Entry is free from 8pm and Virgin Radio's Sheena Kay will be MCing along to the 45-minute session.
July 12, Skygardens Tower, DIFC
Get your giggle on
The Laughter Factory brings Ben Norris, Rich Wilson, and Pierre Hollins in front of an audience for some real belly laughs. For only AED140 from 8.p.m. (doors open 6p.m.) the comedians will make sure you go home with a toned tummy from all the giggles. Guests must be 21+. www.thelaughterfactory.com
July 12, ON42, Media One Hotel