Step inside the Dubai Aquarium tank
Dubai Aquarium and Zoo is now running sharkwalker experiences with Al Boom inside its 10 million-litre tank. No need to learn how to scuba dive, just pop on a speciallydesigned helmet to walk among more than 140 different marine species, all without even getting your hair wet.
Dhs590 per person. The Dubai Mall, www.thedubaiaquarium.com (04 342 2993).
Try Belgium tapas
You don’t need to be an expert in international cuisine to know that tapas originated in Spain. But that doesn’t mean the rest of the world can’t get in on the small-sharing-plate action, which might explain the birth of Dubai’s latest hot spot – a Belgium tapas bar called, inventively enough, Bapas. As we write we are eagerly awaiting the venue’s launch, set for September 23.
The H Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8888).
Go wakeboarding with Sea Riders
This brand new watersports company launched last month, and is currently offering regular wakeboarding and wake surfi ng sessions and lessons, using a specialised boat. Fishing and cruises will soon be offered, as well as luxury yacht charters.
From Dhs500 per hour (weekdays), from Dhs550 (weekends). Dubai Marina Mall Promenade, Dubai Marina (055 510 3739).
Check out The Farm House
Pick up local organic produce at this tiny store in Al Manzil, Downtown Dubai. Displaying the names of the farms where stock has been sourced, The Farm House sells everything from gluten-free cakes to honey
from Yemen, mangoes from the UAE to a new stock of camelmilk soap – and much more.
Open daily 8am-10pm. Souk Al Manzil, Downtown Dubai, firstname.lastname@example.org (no number).
Check out a brand new museum
No sooner than Time Out Dubai’s museum guide is out of the stables, another new one throws open its doors. The Dubai Moving Image Museum is now welcoming visitors and showcasing the progression of visual entertainment, from inception to modern cinema.
Dhs50 (adults), Dhs25 (kids). Open Sun-Thu 11am-7pm, Sat noon-7pm, Fri closed. MCN Hive, TECOM (04 421 6679).