8 great things to do in Dubai this week

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A bright pink art installation, unlimited tacos and a JBR hotspot’s birthday…

A new week has arrived and with it comes a host of exciting things to do. Whether it’s a Paddy’s Day celebration or an authentic Greek experience, here are our top picks for the week.

Here are 8 exciting things to try in Dubai this week.

Sunday March 17

1. Celebrate St Paddy’s Day

Media One’s Garden on 8 will be serving up amazing craic with a big St Patrick’s Day celebration. From 12pm to 8pm, you’ll find a green garden party full of Irish festivities, a three-hour drinks package for Dhs195, and a ‘Big Messy Irish Stew’ and barbecue from Dhs75. Live music will be brought to you by Snow Patrol’s supporting act and home-grown band, Vandalye.

Garden on 8, Media One, Dubai Media City, 12pm to 8pm, Sunday March 17. Tel: (04) 427 1000. mediaonehotel.com

2. Tuck into unlimited tacos

There’s a new deal at Asia De Cuba, ‘Let’s Taco Bout It’. Enjoy endless tacos and Latin-inspired cocktails inside the Havana-themed restaurant or on the cosy terrace for Dhs149. Taco options include fried cod with lime aioli, pulled lamb with fried onion and guacamole, Asian style with pulled beef, cucumber and hoisin sauce. Drinks are free-flowing for three hours and include Mexican beer, margaritas, tequila and house wine. 

Asia De Cuba, Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, 7pm to 10pm, Sundays, Dhs149 per person. Tel: (04) 511 7333. facebook.com/Bar-Rumba-DXB

Monday March 18

3. Experience a unique art installation

Art Nights is taking place on March 18 in DIFC with a theme of ‘Discovering Hidden Artists You Know’. Cyril Lancelin’s interpretation is to display flamingos which represent the metaphor for knowing something but not necessarily having seen it in real life. You can catch these flamingos at DIFC Art Nights under The Gate Building and in the Gate Village.

DIFC Art Nights, Dubai International Financial Centre, 6pm to 10pm, Monday March 18. difc.ae

4. Book your place at an exclusive dinner

The Supper Club is back with a five-course Italian menu from Milan’s Ma’ Hidden Kitchen team. The menu is hand-crafted with only 39 ingredients and will only be available from March 18th to 23rd. This communal dining experience is set on the 39th floor terrace of Intercontinental to provide views of Dubai Marina’s skyline. For Dhs350 per person, guests can enjoy ‘The Italian Way’, an evening of conversation, live music and a selection of exquisite dishes and curated drinks. Booking is essential.

The Italian Way Supper Club, Intercontinental Dubai Marina, 7.30pm, March 18 to 23rd, Dhs350, Over 21s only. intercontinentaldubaimarina.com/thesupperclub

5. See an award-winning artist

Toy Room presents, one half of Nigerian twin singing duo P-SQUARE, Peter Okoye, aka Mr. P. The hip-hop artist will be performing on Monday night as part of the club’s ladies’ night. Girls can enjoy complimentary beverages from 11pm to midnight.

Toy Room DXB, Soho Garden, Meydan, Dubai, 11pm to 4am, Monday March 18. Tel: (052) 463 3338. toyroomdxb.com

Tuesday March 19

6. Dine in a royal-approved restaurant

 Ammos, the Greek beach-front restaurant recently visited by Sheikh Hamdan, has a dinner deal to satisfy your mid-week seafood cravings. The Lega-Sea night runs every Tuesday and offers an authentic Greek experience with a sharing menu of hot and cold starters, fresh fish or cuts of meat and a selection of sweets to finish. Dine by the sea while DJ John Hanlidis provides the Grecian soundtrack.

Ammos Greek, Rixos Premium, JBR, Dubai Marina, 7pm to 11pm, Tuesdays, Dhs265. Tel: (052) 777 9473. ammosgreek.com

7. Gather the girls for a special ladies’ night

STK’s JBR branch is turning one this week and to celebrate they’re treating guests to an open bar from 11pm onwards. The weekly ladies’ night, Just Fine Cuts, will give the girls three free drinks as usual, followed by unlimited house beverages from 11pm to close. Book a table to indulge in two courses for Dhs199, or three courses for Dhs239 including burrata, prime fillet 150g steak, roasted salmon, choco mousse, crème brulee and more.

STK, Rixos Premium, JBR, Dubai Marina, 7pm onwards, Tuesday March 19, Dhs199 for two course, Dhs239 for three course, three complimentary drinks for ladies, open bar from 11pm to 1am. Tel: (04) 323 0061. togrp.com

8. Sit in the ‘frow’ at a catwalk show

Experience a fashionable ladies’ night with live singer and three free drinks at The Penthouse. The main event will be a fashion show at 8pm, showcasing brands such as second-hand label, Retold, ready-to-wear brand, Chic Le Frique and evening wear brand, Avastave + Rakate.

The Penthouse, Five, Palm Jumeriah, 6.30pm to 10pm, Tuesdays, three free drinks for ladies. Tel: (052) 900 4868. fivehotelsandresorts.com

Wednesday March 20

9. Check out a great British restaurant

Gordon Ramsay’s second Dubai venture, named after his hit TV series, Hell’s Kitchen, is made to feel like you’re in an actual episode of the show. Serving up home comforts such as pan seared scallops, lobster risotto, beef Wellington, and sticky toffee pudding, the menu is a feast of feel-good food.

Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai, daily 7am to 10.30am, noon to 3.30pm, 6pm to 10.30pm. Tel: (04) 556 6466 caesars.com/dubai

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