8 things to do in Dubai this week
A festive film, a Brit boyband, a celebrity chef, Christmas markets, night brunches and business lunches…
It’s a brand new week and we’ve got a bunch of things for you to pack it with. From business lunches, ladies’ nights and night brunches, to celebrity chefs, DJs and a Brit boyband we bet you’ve heard of, there’s no shortage of boredom-busting fun to be had in the city.
Here are eight things to do in Dubai this week…
Sunday November 26
1. Kickstart the week with a new business lunch
Downtown Jamaican spot Ting Irie has launched a brand new business lunch menu. The two-course menu costs Dhs79 and includes dishes such as Jamaican beef patties and curry goat. Add a glass of wine and it’s Dhs99.
Souk Al Manzil, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, Sun to Thurs 12pm to 4pm, Dhs79 or Dhs99 with a glass of wine. Tel: (04) 557 5601. More info on website
Monday November 27
2. Enjoy a night brunch al fresco
Every Monday at El Sur diners can indulge in unlimited Spanish tapas and traditional drinks with their new al fresco night brunch. Dishes include Spanish omelette, calamari, patatas bravas, padrón peppers and chicken wings, as well as a large flat pan filled with truly authentic, mixed paella. The package also comes with unlimited drinks.
The Westin, Dubai Mina Seyahi, Mon 7pm to 9.30pm, Dhs175 soft, Dhs199 house, Dhs249 including spirits. Tel: (04) 399 7700. More info on website.
3. Head to a Latin ladies’ night
There’s a brand new ladies’ night launching every Monday at JBR’s latest opening, live music venue Scarlet Cardinial. From 8pm to 12am, ladies can enjoy a selection of unlimited drinks, plus a 50 per cent discount on food. There’s a Latin theme, so expect performances and live music too.
Scarlet Cardinal, Level P2, Sofitel Hotel, JBR, Monday’s 8pm to 12am. Tel: (056) 222 9914. More info on website.
Tuesday November 28
4. Get festive with a Christmas film
Kick off the silly season this Tuesday and head down to McGettigans JLT for their family screening of Christmas comedy Elf. It’s kicking off from 6pm with complimentary mince pies, mulled wine and carol singers, with the film starting at 7pm. Entry to the movie is free but spaces will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.
McGettigan’s JLT, Cluster J, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, daily 12pm to 3am. Tel: (04) 378 0800. More info on website
5. Have some family fun at a Christmas market
The St. Regis Dubai Gardens are once again transforming into an enchanted winter wonderland for the 2017 festive season. There will be entertainment and themed activities for everyone to enjoy, including a selection of retail and food stalls, children’s activities and attractions, and even an appearance from Santa himself.
The St Regis Dubai, Al Habtoor City, Tues Nov 28 to Tues Dec 26, Sun to Thurs 5pm to 11pm, Fri and Sat, 3pm to 11pm, free entry. More info on website.
Wednesday November 29
6. See a world class DJ in Downtown
Coming to Dubai for the first time, Norwegian DJ and producer Kygo is putting on a gig at Burj Park this Wednesday night. The megastar DJ has collaborated with Selena Gomez, Ellie Goulding and Julia Michaels, and event organisers and music streaming service Anghami are offering What’s On readers 20 per cent off tickets, just enter the promo code ‘WELOVEKYGO’ at checkout. The same code will get you 20 per cent off your trip to the venue with Careem too. You’re welcome.
Burj Park, Downtown Dubai, 6pm to 1am, Wednesday November 29, tickets from Dhs395. Tel: (055) 675 7969. More info on website
7. Meet a British celebrity chef
Simon Rimmer, TV personality, celebrity chef and the man behind The Scene Dubai, will be hosting a festive meet and greet on Wednesday 29th of November from 6pm to 10pm and Thursday 30th of November at both 10am to 2pm and 6pm to 10pm. There will be a Christmas-themed menu available for Dhs169 for two courses or Dhs189 for three, plus festive drinks from Dhs35.
The Scene, 4th Floor, Pier 7, Dubai Marina, 6pm to 10pm, Weds Nov 29 and Thurs Nov 30, Dhs169 two courses, Dhs189 three courses. Tel: (04) 222 2328. More info on website
8. See a legendary British boy band
The UK’s most successful boy band in chart history, Take That, were here in 2015, and now they’re coming back (but not for good) this Wednesday. Take That enjoyed enormous success, reaching No 1 with eight studio albums and selling more than 30 million copies. In total, the band has had 15 tracks top the charts and played to over seven million people around the world.
Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai Media City, Wednesday November 29, 7pm to 12am, tickets from Dhs350. More info on website