8 things to do in Dubai this week

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A coffee for a leaf, a gin and tonic for a cucumber, celebrity chefs and an Oscar-winning musical…

Welcome to a brand new week, Dubai – and whatever you’re looking for, there’s something happening for everyone this week. From the return of DXB Cucumber Day to the debut of Ghost: The Musical, we’re here to make sure it’s a great one for you.

Here are 8 things to do in Dubai this week.

Sunday October 7

1. Party with a heavyweight champion

Upscale club Cavalli’s ‘Midnight Brunch’ is set to welcome a VIP guest tonight, as boxing champion Floyd Mayweather drops in. The brunch package runs from 8.30pm to midnight, serving up a selection of sharing starters and desserts, an a la carte main, and some stunning live acts.

Fairmont Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, 8.30pm to 12am, Sundays, Dhs299. Tel: (04) 332 9260. dubai.cavalliclub.com

2. Cool off at a new beach club

JBR now has a brand new slice of sleek beachfront sunbathing with the introduction of a brand new beach club. Wavebreaker Beach Club can be found on the beachfront of the Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, and extends from the Wavebreaker Beach Bar & Grill right to the oceanfront. The family-friendly beach club operates on a fully licensed private beach, which will also facilitate volleyball, beach soccer and a variety of watersports for those after a little more adventure.

Wavebreaker Beach Club, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, The Walk, JBR, daily, 9am till sunset, from Dhs120. Tel: (04) 318 2585. hilton.com

Monday October 8

3. Get your hands on a free coffee

Costa Coffee is giving coffee lovers the chance to try a drink from its brand new Spiced Toffee range completely free of charge this Monday October 8, simply by paying with a leaf. The promotion will run across all stores from 8am to 9am, and guests can get their hands on a free Spiced Toffee Latte from the range of four new drinks.

Costa Coffee UAE, various locations, 8am to 9am, Monday October 8. facebook.com/CostaCoffeeUAE

4. Sample your way around a gin festival

A month-long gin festival has arrived at Dubai Marina’s The Scene by Simon Rimmer. Aptly named Simon’s Gin-asium, the month-long celebrations will feature a limited edition of special cocktails, unique, homemade gin infusions, gin-inspired bites and even a gin trolley where you can pimp your G&T.

The Scene by Simon Rimmer, 4th Floor, Pier 7, 8am to 2am, Simon’s Gin-asium Oct 1 to 31, cocktails from Dhs39, premium gins & homemade infusions from Dhs45, gin paired dishes from Dhs45. Tel: (04) 422 2328. thescenedubai.com

Tuesday October 9

5. Enjoy a pizza and a beer for Dhs39

The Pullman Hotel in JLT is set to celebrate International Beer and Pizza Day with a one-day offer on Tuesday October 9, with a margherita pizza and pint of beer for just Dhs39.

Pullman Hotel, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster T, Dubai, Tuesday October 9, Dhs39. Tel: (04) 567 1159. pullmanhotels.com

6. See an Oscar-winning musical

Broadway Entertainment Group will be bringing Ghost: The Musical to Dubai for the first time this month. The iconic show will run for five days from October 9 to 13 at Dubai Opera. The Oscar-winning musical, based on the iconic 90s film starring Demi Moore (Molly) and the late Patrick Swayze (Sam), tells the tale of a young couple in love which quickly turns into tragedy as Sam is murdered, leaving his beloved wife Molly alone, in despair and utterly lost.

Ghost at Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, October 9 to 13 2018, from Dhs250. Tel: (04) 4408888. dubaiopera.com

Wednesday October 10

7. Exchange a drink for a cucumber

For the second year, DXB Cucumber Day is back this Wednesday, where you’ll be able to exchange a cucumber for a beverage at forty venues across the city. Spots taking part include Beefbar, Copper Dog, Folly, Treehouse and Soho Garden.

Various locations. facebook.com/dxbcucumberday

8. Dine at the hands of a celebrity chef

Marina steakhouse Rhodes Twenty10, is inviting residents to dine at the hands of celebrity chef Gary Rhodes this week, who will be in the kitchen for two nights on Wednesday 10th and Thursday 11th October. Advanced booking is recommended.

Rhodes Twenty10, Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa Dubai, Dubai Marina, 7pm to 12am, Wednesday October 10 and Thursday October 11. Tel: (04) 316 5550. rhodestwenty10.com

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