Two new bars (one’s filled with bicycles), two new nights, and a bartending competition…

This week it’s all about the bars. First up, the opening of a cyclebar (that’s a bar filled with bicycles), plus the celebration of a more traditional one. There’s a new comedy mashup night, as well as a circus-themed one, plus a new ladies’ night and the final of an experimental bartending competition. Cheers to the new week.

Here are eight things to do in Dubai this week…

Sunday September 10

1. Sweat away the weekend at a new Cyclebar

The premium indoor cycling studio Cyclebar has just opened in City Walk. Featuring a funky boutique and a CycleTheatre that holds up to 55 bikes, its set in a state-of-the-art audio, video, and lighting studio that creates a high-octane experience for riders. There’s also a personal performance measuring system that measures the six key metrics of your daily performance and emails the result over after every ride to help track the progress of your fitness journey.

Unit 27-28 The Avenue, City Walk, 1 Al Safa Street, Jumeirah 1. More info on website

Monday September 11

2. See some Dubomedy

Dubomedy teams up with Lucky Voice to bring you a new monthly night called “Dubomedy’s Comedy Game Show”. There will be improv’ comedy mashed up with classic TV game show segments, audience participation, jokes and prizes directed by Dubai comedian Mina Liccione. It’s Dhs50 for entry which comes with a free house drink, and happy hour runs until midnight. For those who fancy a sing song after, karaoke pods will also be available to book after the show ends.

Grand Millennium, Barsha Heights, 8pm to 3am, Dhs50 inclusive of a welcome drink. Tel: 800 58259. More info on Facebook

3. Get ahead with your real estate

Cityscape Global is the largest and most influential real estate investment and development event for emerging markets globally. It’s a great opportunity for networking for investors, and developers, but also a great chance for first time home owners to get a look at the real estate options out there.

Dubai World Trade Centre, 10am to 7pm, Sept 11 to Sept 13. Tel: 8(04 336 5161). More info on website

Tuesday September 12

4. Get unlimited free drinks at this seafront ladies’ night

Sho Cho

Sho Cho has updated its popular ladies’ night and now offers unlimited Prosecco and mojitos from 6pm. It comes with sounds from DJ Keza to get the dance floor moving and a happy hour promotion for all offering three hours of selected drinks at Dhs30 from 6pm to 9pm too.

Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, Jumeirah, Tuesdays, 6pm to 3am. Tel: (04) 346 1111. More info on website

5. Head to the first ladies’ night at the brand new Lock Stock & Barrel

What’s On’s favourite bar 2016 winner Lock Stock & Barrel has proven so popular that a second one is now open at the Rixos Premium, JBR and it’s twice the size of the original. They’re launching their ladies night, ‘Lock Stock and Lipstick’ this Tuesday, with three free drinks for ladies from 6pm to 1am.

Rixos Premium, JBR, 6pm to 1am, three free drinks for ladies. Tel: (058) 836 2891. More info on Facebook

Wednesday September 13

6. Watch top barmen battle it out

A noted Scottish drinks brand will be hosting the final of the Experimental Bartender Competition this Wednesday at Le Cirque in DIFC, Dubai. Five of the region’s best bartenders will present their ideas to the public before the winner is crowned Most Experimental Bartender. The winner will then be sent to the global final in Scotland, to compete for the top prize. There will also be a special pairing menu alongside the cocktails created by Chef Wesley Berghoff.

Ritz-Carlton DIFC, Downtown Dubai, to reserve a place at this private event, visit

7. Party at a new club night

Launching this Wednesday and continuing every Wednesday after, Black Tape is a new club night at Cirque le Soir. It promises music from Tim Kay and DJ Stylez as well as the usual show from the club’s rotating performers. The club is also welcoming the return of Boom Boom, one of their most popular show stars.

Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, 10.30pm to 3am. Tel: 050 995 5400. More info on Facebook

8. Celebrate 13 years of Trader Vic’s

Trader Vic’s is turning 13 years old, and celebrating with 13 nights of deals, entertainment and giveaways from September 13 to September 25. The staple Mai Thai’s will be set to 2004 prices (Dhs42), a vintage menu will come at throwback prices, there will be 2-4-1 main courses from the ‘Old Specials’ lunch menu plus live entertainment throughout the festivities.

Trader Vic’s, Madinat Jumeirah, September 13 to September 25. Tel: (04) 366 5646. More info on website

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