New Ladies' night
It’s officially the weekend in Dubai and what better way to celebrate than with free drinks! Tonight, you can be one of the first to try out the new ladies’ night at beloved beach club, Barasti. Bringing boho beach vibes to the glittering Marina skyline, Barasti attracts a lively crowd who are keen to let their hair down. If you love sand-beneath-the-toes dancing ‘til the early morning (check out our picks of Dubai’s beach club scene) you’re sure of a good night here. Ladies can enjoy free flow on selected drinks from 8-11pm at the Middle Deck. (+971 4 318 1313)
Dinner at Meshico
Transporting Thursday revellers to the heart of Mexico, Meshico situated on waterfront destination, The Pointe puts on a fiesta to remember. Serving up an array of traditionally flavoursome dishes from authentic duck Carnitas to tempting ceviche, your senses are in for a treat here. Ramping up the drama, live music gets people on their feet until the early hours of the morning. If Mexican food is your go-to then don’t miss these top Hispanic joints.
(+971 4 514 4512)
Drinks with a view
Stylish interiors (featuring Dubai’s longest bar) are paired with stunning skyline views and deep house tunes at after dark hotspot, AER in DIFC. Sip on innovative mocktails while tucking into some Dubai-style bites including gold flake sushi (if you love sushi, don't miss these tempting sushi restaurants). The large lounge has a sit-down restaurant or bar, so you can choose the right ambience for your choice start to the weekend. (+971 4 526 0432)