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31 amazing things to do in Dubai in August

Enjoy comedy, cinema and the world’s smallest chef. 

Who said Dubai shuts down in the summer? Sure, the temperature is scorching, but the cultural scene is also heating up. So, whether you’re after new cafés, restaurants or exhibitions, there is something for everyone. Here are the best things to do in Dubai in August. 

Tuesday 1 August

Meet Le Petit Chef in Andaz Dubai The Palm 

Size isn’t everything. To prove the point, Le Petit Chef maybe the 58 millimetres tall, but he is making a big impact. From 1 August, he can be found in Andaz Dubai The Palm. With the help of state-of-the-art technology, he will be bringing your menu to life. The five-course meal is a stunning spectacle.  

GO: Visit for more information.

Le Petit Chef Dubai

Wednesday 2 August 

Give hump day a boost at BLING Nightclub 

Who said you can only party on the weekend? FIVE Palm Jumeirah’s BLING Nightclub hosts Bling with DJ Khend every Wednesday from 11pm. The Russian DJ brings together dance music from Manhattan to Moscow. So, settle into this exclusive underground nightclub and dance the night away. 

GO: Follow @bling__dubai on Instagram for more information.  

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Thursday 3 August

Try the brilliant business lunch at Sfumato 

We are fans of Sfumato, so we were excited to hear that it launched a business lunch. The dishes range from a Tuna Tartare with mango and coriander ponzu, to a Grilled Striploin with roasted potatoes. The fine dining experience shines a light on seasonal produce and vegetarian dishes. The menu is available on weekdays from noon to 4pm. AED 115 (two-course meal), and AED 135 (three-course meal).

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Friday 4 August

Indulge in the Akira Back’s Seoulful Soiree

Located in W Dubai – The Palm, Akira Back is famous for its innovative Japanese cuisine. The venue has revamped Lounge and launched the Seoulful Soiree. The menu includes Ab Tuna Temaki, Gyoza Chaat and Korean Fried Chicken. There are also creative cocktails, including the signature Bura Oshan with gin, limoncello and yuzu. Available daily from 6.30pm to 11.30pm.

GO: Visit for more information. 

Akira Back

Saturday 5 August

Catch South Korean actor Lee Jong Suk 

Are you a fan of South Korean Culture? Well, if you know your Parasite from Squid Games, we have some big news. The Korean actor Lee Jong Suk is bringing Dear. My With, a meet and greet tour, to Agenda in Dubai Media City. So, go get your selfie and Suk time. 

GO: Follow @jongsuk0206 on Instagram for more information. 

Lee Jong Suk in Dubai 

Sunday 6 August

Go on a shopping spree for less with DSS Sales Season

If you feel a splurge coming on, check out DSS Sales Season. The event boasts 800 brands, 3,500 outlets and 75 per cent off. The sale runs until 3 September. DSS Daily Surprises gives ten lucky winners the chance to enjoy an AED 500 shopping spree voucher. The event takes place from Monday to Thursday and runs until 6 August. 

GO: Visit for more information. 

Dubai Hills Mall

Monday 7 August 

Have a sober start to the week with Wild Idol

If you’re sober curious, we’d recommend trying Wild Idol. The alcohol-free sparkling wine has landed in MMI Stores. The products range from Sparkling Rose to Sparkling White, which are alternatives to Champagne and wine. Plus, the drinks are gluten-free, low in calories and vegan.  

GO: Visit for more information.

non-alcoholic brands in the UAE

Tuesday 8 August

Have a laugh at Rushdie’s Comedy Souk 

If you thought there wasn’t a comedy scene in Dubai, think again. Rusdhie’s Comedy Souk brings together stand-up and improvisation. The event takes place at Alserkal Avenue and runs from 8pm to 10pm. Tickets must be booked in advance. 

GO: Visit for more information. 

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Wednesday 9 August 

Dine at Reif Othman’s new restaurant, Hoe Lee Kow 

FACT’s Chef of the Year 2022, Reif Othman is expanding his culinary empire and opened his new restaurant, Hoe Lee Kow. Located in Dubai Hills, it offers an innovative Korean BBQ experience, from grilled meat to small sharing plates. 

GO: Follow @hlkbyreif on Instagram for more information.

things to do in Dubai

Thursday 10 August

Catch Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutant Mayhem 

Do the names Donatello, Leonardo, Michaelangelo and Raphael mean anything to you? If the names reminded you of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles before Renaissance artists, then we have some bodacious news. It’s tough being a teenager, but imagine being a turtle, too. The new film follows the turtle brothers, as they try to win the heart of New Yorkers and be accepted as normal teenagers. 

 GO: Visit for more information.

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Friday 11 August

Spend on a spectacular staycation – and the kids go free 

During Dubai Summer Surprises, the city is brimming with brilliant deals. If you have a family, then check out the family staycation offers, which lets the kids for free. Participating hotels range from Address Sky View to Habtoor Grand Resort. Plus, at Legoland Hotel, kids can enjoy free access in the theme park. 

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LEGOLAND Hotel Dubai

Saturday 12 August

Indulge in Indian dishes with Khyber’s new Summer Flavours menu 

Khyber in Dukes the Palm, a Royal Hideaway Hotel, is adding some spice to the summer. The new Summer Flavours menu includes vegetarian and non-vegetarian options. Located on the fifteenth floor, it offers food with a view. The menu is available daily from 5pm to 11pm, and starts from AED 135 per person. 

GO: Follow @hyberdubai on Instagram for more information. 

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Sunday 13 August

Sip on a summer afternoon tea at Address Sky View 

Address Sky View has launched its Summer Afternoon Tea experience. Set in The Patisserie, visitors can choose from savoury and sweet delights, and speciality teas and coffees. The tea takes place daily from noon to 7pm. AED 245 (soft beverages) and AED 295 (sparkline grapes).

GO: Visit for more information. 

Address Sky View

Monday 14 August 

Make me time at Caesars Palace Dubai’s Qua Summer Escape Package 

Caesars Palace Dubai has launched the Qua Summer Escape Package. Visitors can book s 60-minute full body massage or facial treatment and get complimentary access to the Fortuna Pool and beach. Choose from the Nourishing, Brightening, Purifying and Gentleman facial or the Aromatherapy, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone or Swedish massage. The treatments start from AED 620, and it is available until 30 September. 

GO: Visit for more information. 

Qua Spa

Tuesday 15 August

Dig your chopsticks into Seven Sisters’ Ladies Sushi Night 

If you love a good ladies’ night, then put this one on your restaurant radar. Seven Sisters in JW Marriott Marquis is hosting a lavish Ladies’ Sushi Night. Taking place on Tuesdays from 9pm to 1am, the package includes free-flowing drinks and one dish from the sushi selection. The package costs AED 125. 

GO: Visit for more information. 

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Wednesday 16 August 

Enjoy Weslodge Saloon’s Ladies’ Night 

Weslodge Saloon’s Ladies Night is a midweek marvel. Ladies can enjoy unlimited drinks and 30 per cent off main dishes from the a la carte menu. Located on the 68th floor, it offers Insta-worthy views of the city. The offer is available on Wednesdays from 8pm to midnight and costs AED 100. 

GO: Visit for more information. 


Thursday 17 August

Try fantastic food with a twist at the new Chez Wam 

We loved the newly opened restaurant in St Regis Gardens. Chef Hadrien Villedieu has created a marvellous menu, which covers starters, fish, meat, pasta, sides and sharing dishes. The highlights include the 3 Gillardeau Oysters, Marinated Salmon and Wagyu Beouf Tartare. 

GO: Follow @chezwamdubai on Instagram for more information.

Chez Wam

Friday 18 August

Relive the award-winning TV show, Fleabag

“I love you”. “It’ll pass”. All Fleabag fans will remember this tear-jerking finale. If you want to go back to where it all began, you can catch Phoebe Waller Bridge’s one-woman show. Since the TV show, she has starred in blockbusters from Indiana Jones to Star Wars, and joined the writing team for James Bond’s No Time To Die. The National Theatre Live Screening: Fleabag takes place at the Courtyard Playhouse. The event runs from 8pm to 11pm, and tickets start from AED 100.  

GO: Visit for more information. 

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Saturday 19 August

Catch superstars in this screening of Frankenstein 

This star-tastic version of Frankenstein is a National Theatre classic. The production was directed by the Academy Award-winning Danny Boyle and starred Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller. Catch The National Theatre Live Screening at the Courtyard Playhouse. The event runs from 8pm to 11pm, and tickets start from AED 100.  

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Sunday 20 August

Book a Summer Detox at Palace Downtown 

If you want to delve into a detox, book a visit to The Spa at Palace Downtown. The Summer Detox includes a full-body scrub, mud body scrub and a deep tension-relieving back massage, which uses hot lava stones to ease tension. The treatment is available until 31 August and costs AED 630. 

GO: Visit for more information.

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Monday 21 August 

Try the Slice and Sip offer at Akiba Dori

Have you tried Akibra Dori’s popular pizzas? If not, make the most of this dazzling deal. For AED 199, two people can enjoy two Tokyo-style pizzas with a green salad and house grape. The restaurant prides itself on creating a Japanese street food-style experience. So, sit under the neon signs and grab a slice or three. 

GO: Visit for more information. 

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Tuesday 22 August

Get your game on at Boom Battle Bar 

With 28 branches across the UK, Boom Battle Bar is now making its debut in Dubai. Located in DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai – JBR, the new venue includes augmented reality darts, axe throwing, crazy golf and karaoke. Plus, when you need a power-up, there is plenty of street food.

GO: Visit for more information.

Boom Battle Bar

Wednesday 23 August 

Check out the Okku’s comeback in Marriott Resort Palm Jumeirah 

The Okku brand has made a name for itself in the Middle East. In 2009, it opened in Dubai, and in 2019, it opened in Riyadh. In 2018, we said goodbye to the Dubai venue with its Japanese food and jellyfish tanks. Now, it’s back and as Insta-worthy as ever – enjoy the Tokyo-inspired décor and dishes. 

GO: Visit for more information. 

Okku Dubai

Thursday 24 August

Catch a comedy night at Dukes The Palm Dubai 

The Selfdrive Laughter Factory The Hilarity Expedition to the Naughty Pole show is coming to Dukes The Palm Dubai. The event brings together the comedians Ryan Cullen, Karen Bayley and Nick Page. Tickets start from AED 160. 

GO: Visit for more information. 

dukes the palm expo

Friday 25 August

Treat yourself to Ossiano’s new menu 

Embark on a culinary journey that transcends borders at Ossiano. From the picturesque French coast to the vastness of international waters, indulge in a symphony of seasonal ingredients and delightful surprises at this underwater restaurant at Atlantis, The Palm. Prepare to be captivated by extraordinary moments, where the narrative comes alive with shimmering plankton and the harmonious fusion of French and New York cultures. At Ossiano, all ingredients are thoughtfully sourced from the oceans or within a 50km radius of a coastline, ensuring a dining experience that not only delights the senses but also cherishes our precious marine resources. Available Tuesday to Sunday, from 6pm to 1am. AED 1,250 per person. 

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

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Saturday 26 August

Check out Antika Dubai’s seasonal brunch 

If you’re after a new brunch, then put Antika’s brunch on your radar. Located in DIFC, the brunch brings together dishes from the Levant. The menu includes Nayyeh Tray with minced raw, seasoned meat; Rass Asfour Pesto meat with basil sauce, and Duo Grilled Chicken and Ribeye Steak. The brunch runs on Saturdays from 2pm to 6pm. AED 250 (soft beverages) and AED 350 (house beverages).

 GO: Follow @antikadubai on Instagram for more information. 

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Sunday 27 August

Dip into Address Grand Creek Hotel’s Instagrammable pools

Address Grand Creek Hotel is one of Dubai’s newest hotels. We are fans of the infinity pool, which overlooks the Dubai skyline. Over the summer, the hotel is offering guests a day pass and 20 per cent off Luma Pool Lounge and The Spa. The pass costs AED 200 for adults and AED 100 for children. The offer is available until 31 August. 

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Address Grand Creek Harbour

Monday 28 August 

Get fit with Blended Wellness’ membership

We love Blended Wellness. The one-stop shop for your spa and salon needs makes us feel like the best version of ourselves. Now, it has launched the Strong Girl Summer package, which is four-week membership. Visitors can enjoy unlimited access to the beach and pool, fitness classes and salt thermal journey, plus twenty per cent off of services. The package costs AED 999 and is valid until 31 August. 

GO: Visit for more information. 

Russian banya Dubai

Tuesday 29 August 

Catch Tashkeel’s annual exhibition

Tashkeel Gallery is celebrating its 15th anniversary with the exhibition, Made in Tashkeel. To mark the milestone, the works have been created by artist-in-residents, workshop instructors and artists from previous exhibitors. The exhibition runs until 5 September. 

 GO: Visit for more information. 

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Wednesday 30 August 

Visit Chef Izu’s new restaurant, Kai Enzo 

Chef Izu Ani is one of Dubai’s most recognisable chefs. He has opened his latest restaurant, Kai Enzo, which is a fusion of East and West. Located on the rooftop of Hyatt Centric Jumeirah Dubai, it serves Japanese cuisine with a Mediterranean twist. Dig into dishes ranging from Apple and Daikon Salad to Wagyu Beef Gyoza.  

GO: Visit for more information.

Kai Enzo

Thursday 31 August 

Book a ticket for the blockbuster film Barbie 

Barbie has arrived fashionably late to the UAE. While most of the world has seen this doll onscreen, we have had to wait until the end of August. The film stars Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling and is directed by Greta Gerwig. Catch the film in VOX Cinemas from 31 August.  

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