Bargains, Banter and the Beautiful Game: Dubai’s Summer Scene This Weekend

Published July 11th, 2018 - 10:34 GMT
This weekend is filled with unmissable action, from the FIFA World Cup final matches to summer sales and more (Shutterstock)
This weekend is filled with unmissable action, from the FIFA World Cup final matches to summer sales and more (Shutterstock)

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From arthouse movies to discounted smoothies, footballing fun to lapping up the sun, this weekend marks the end of the FIFA World Cup, but the excitement and action continues with Dubai Summer Surprises keeping the whole family entertained.

Check out our top seven weekend activities here:

Last chance to lap up the football action

This weekend sees the finale to a full month of fantastic football, with venues across Dubai going all out to create a top atmosphere for the 2018 FIFA World Cup final few matches. Why not try watching the third place play-off match with a Polynesian theme this Saturday? Lapita, the Dubai Parks & Resorts venue, will be showing all the games in its Lani Rooftop Lounge, where you can soak up inspiring views of the city skyline as the action unfolds, while enjoying the unique Polynesian vibe and fantastic entertainment options.

When: 14 July 2018
Where: Lapita Hotel, Dubai Parks & Resorts
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Sing along with Abou Elias

Head to Dragon Mart 2 this weekend for the chance to hear ‘Abou Elias’ - Syrian singer Nassif Zeytoun, winner of the 2010 Arabic reality TV show Star Academy, and a participant in Stars On Board 2016, the reality show on a cruise ship.

During his free performance at the giant mall, you’ll hear him sing his patriotic paean to Syria, ‘Haweety’, as well as other hits including ‘Bi Rabbek’ and the wildly popular ‘Mesh Aam Tezbat Maae’.

When: 13 July 2018
Where: Dragon Mart 2, International City
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Laugh along with the ‘King of Queens’

Dubai’s very own Laughter Factory comedy club brings another hilarious trio of comics to the Movenpick Hotel JBR on Thursday night, with American stand-up, TV regular and 'King of Queens' cast member Jimmy Schubert delivering his unique observational comedy, alongside opinionated Canadian ranter Nick Beaton and British radio and TV familiar Sally-Anne Hayward. Expect a raucous night.

When: 12 July 2018
Where: Movenpick Hotel, Jumeirah Beach
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Marvel at this super girl movie

Arthouse movie fans should head to Alserkal Avenue on Saturday for a free screening of ‘Supergirl’, the endearing and enthralling tale of Naomi Kutin, described as the world’s strongest teenager.

The documentary follows Naomi’s weightlifting exploits as she fights to hold on to her title while navigating adolescence, strict religious obligations and cyber-bullying, as well as health issues that could jeopardise her powerlifting future. The screening is part of Cinema Akil’s summer programme.

When: 14 July 2018
Where: A4 Space, Alserkal Avenue
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Grab an AED15,000 shopping prize at Mall of the Emirates

If you’ve been out and about in Dubai recently, you’ll have noticed Dubai Summer Surprises, on until 4 August. Those in the know should head to Mall of the Emirates to take advantage of the daily draw for one lucky shopper to win an incredible AED15,000 in gift cards.

Shoppers spending AED650 or more at the Al Barsha shopping and dining centre will be entered into a daily draw to win the prize.

Throughout the massive shopping festival, anyone spending AED1,000 or more in the mall can head to the VIP desk and receive complimentary hands-free delivery of their purchases.

When: Until 4 August 2018
Where: Mall of the Emirates
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Make the most of summer with Meraas

Summer in the city is never better than when there are discounts and offers to enjoy. Now Meraas, the developer behind Dubai’s iconic lifestyle destinations City Walk, La Mer and The Beach, is offering some unbeatable deals to while away the summer season in style.

Book a sunbed bundle or day room package at La Mer or The Beach and you’ll receive 20% off at restaurants and retail outlets. There’s 15% discount on watersports, too.

At City Walk, you can take two-for-one ticket deals at Mattel Play! Town or The Green Planet at City Walk, and then indulge the whole family with 20% off dining.

At City Walk’s La Ville Hotel & Suites, every Deluxe Room booking brings 50% off a second room, plus free dining for kids under 12 at Chival Global Social restaurant.

When: 22 June - 4 August 2018
Where: City Walk, La Mer, The Beach
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Keep your eye on the score

If you can’t bear to miss the Dubai Summer Surprises special offers at Dubai Mall, but also don’t want to miss this weekend’s crucial final 2018 FIFA World Cup matches, step out of the mall to the Waterfront Promenade or Burj Park and enjoy viewing the world’s tallest football scoreboard - the Burj Khalifa.

Football fans can stay on top of the action with the flags of the goal-scoring nations also projected in vibrant colours onto the 830 metre tower.

When: 14 June - 15 July 2018
Where: Burj Khalifa, Waterfront Promenade, Burj Park
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