8 things to do in Dubai this week

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A ladies’ day, a Lock Stock foodie challenge and Lucky Voice throws a nostalgic quiz night…

There’s a fun week ahead across the city, and we’ve rounded up something for everyone. From free drinks at a ladies’ day on the Palm, to an outdoor market under the Burj, and the final few days of a stunning Cirque Du Soleil show, there’s heaps to pack in to the week.

Here are eight things to do in Dubai this week…

Sunday January 14

1. Cool off at a ladies’ day on the Palm

Partnering with SIN events, Nasimi Beach has a new ladies day every Sunday. From 12pm to 4pm ladies can enjoy complimentary pool and beach access, free flowing beverages for four hours and their choice from a selection of a lunch dish for Dhs105.

Atlantis, Palm Jumeirah, 12pm to 4pm, Sunday, Dhs105. Tel: (04) 426 2626. More info on website

Monday January 15

2. Spend the evening with legends at La Cantine

The legends series at La Cantine continues this Monday. Each week, the venue plays tribute to a different musical legend, with the venue decorated with portrait pictures of the artists, lyrics of famous songs hand-written on the walls, a DJ spinning the legends top hits, and a themed menu for the occasion. This week, it’s dedicated to George Michael.

La Cantine, Emirates Towers, Dubai, 8pm to late, Mondays. Tel:(04) 352 7105. More info on website

3. Test your 90s knowledge with a themed quiz night

This bi-monthly 90 quiz night pays homage to everything old-school this Monday at Lucky Voice. Hosted by Lucky Voice’s resident MC, the Fresh Prince of LV, it’s a fun night out that will bring out the competitive side of all 90s music fans. Teams can be up to 8 people, and there’s happy hour deals until midnight, a Dhs99 deal for unlimited tacos or pizza, and some great prizes to be won.

Lucy Voice, 6th Floor, Grand Millenium, Barsha Heights, 8pm to 11pm, Monday January 15. Tel: (800) 58259. More info on website

Tuesday January 16

4. Take on a foodie-challenge with a kick

Lock Stock & Barrel is the latest spot in town to introduce a foodie challenge, but an ordinary flatbread challenge this is not. They’ve created the ‘world’s hottest flatbread’ – and they’re inviting limited participants to take it on. Complete with boneless wings, pickled Jalapeno’s, habanero relish, pepperoni, fresh chili, coriander and topped with a ‘deadly’ sauce and habanero ranch, there’s prizes including a Dhs1000 bar tab for the challenger who finishes first. If you just fancy tucking in to one, it’s Dhs69 on the menu at both branches this Tuesday.

Lock Stock & Barrel, Rixos Premium JBR and Grand Millenium, Barsha Heights, 10pm, Tuesday January 16. Tel: (04) 392 7120. More info on website

5. See an avatar-themed Cirque du Soleil

It’s your last chance to catch the stunning Avatar-themed touring Cirque Du Soleil show Toruk – The First Flight at Dubai World Trade Centre which wraps up this Tuesday. It’s all about the philosophies in the Avatar film that focus on a harmonious co-existence with nature, and it comes complete with some epic stunts.

Cirque Du Soleil, Dubai World Trade Center, Dubai, various timings, January 4 to 16, from Dhs315. More info on website

Wednesday January 17

6. Enjoy an outdoor market

It’s free entry for the fifth edition of Market Outside The Box at Burj Park. There will be live music, dance and poetry, a huge selection of food trucks, pop-up cinema and loads of shopping.

Burj Park, near Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, Sun to Thur 4pm to 10pm, Fri and Sat 10am to 10pm, until January 20, free entry. Tel: (04) 201 0598. More info on website

7. Learn a new skill with a beginners ceramic class

Yadawei Pottery Studio is a tucked away gem in Al Quoz, and through the week, they offer a two-hour afternoon class for beginners ceramics. These classes are for beginner level students and hobby artists that wish to work with a tutor. Participants can expect to be creating dinnerware, functional objects and fun figures.

8th A Street, Al Quoz 1, Dubai, 2pm to 4pm, Wednesdays, Dhs180, clay sold separately. Tel: (04) 379 1312. More info on website

8. Enjoy free drinks at a City Walk hotspot

There’s heaps of reasons we love Galvin; the stunning location in City Walk’s The Square, the expertly curated menu by the famed Galvin brothers, and now there’s another reason. Every Wednesday they offer free flowing sparkling wine to ladies from 8pm to midnight in their upstairs lounge. It’s accompanied by a commercial soundtrack by the resident DJ.

Galvin Dubai, The Square, City Walk, 8pm to 12am, Wednesday. Tel: (04) 590 5444. More info on website