8 things to do in Dubai this week
Drinks for Dhs5, dinner deals, unique fitness classes and Duran Duran kick off the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival 2018…
Not had your fill of fun this weekend? Well, not to worry, as we’ve rounded up 8 cool things to do throughout the week. Whether it’s drinks for Dhs5 at an inner city rooftop, fun fitness classes, a dinner deal that’s vegan-friendly, or the first of three top artists at the Dubai Jazz Festival, we’ve got you covered.
Here are eight things to do in Dubai this week…
Sunday February 18
1. Enjoy drinks for Dhs5 at an inner city rooftop
Vantage, the lounge and al fresco terrace within Sheraton at Mall of the Emirates is offering selected beverages for Dhs5 for a whole week from February 18 to 24. There’s a selection of mixed drinks available, and no restriction on the amount you order.
Vantage, Level 5, Sheraton, Mall of the Emirates, daily 11am to 12am, Feb 18 to Feb 24, Dhs5. Tel: (04) 377 2356. More info on website
Monday February 19
2. Celebrate a belated Chinese New Year
The Year of the Dog may have been rung in on Friday, but that doesn’t mean the celebrations have to stop. Dragon Mart is hosting ten days of festivities until February 24, which include a creative arts and crafts zone teaching kids the art of making traditional Chinese ornaments, Chinese rattle drums and other novelties, live entertainment acts every day at 5pm and 9pm with traditional Chinese face changer, lion dancing, Chinese drummers and performances by Shaolin monks.
Dragon Mart, Al Awir Road, daily 10am to 10pm, until February 24. Tel: (04) 390 9999 . More info on website
3. Enjoy a new set menu at Baker and Spice
Baker and Spice has launched a new Monday night dinner offer that’s designed to showcase the restaurants top vegetarian dishes. It’s Dhs79 for two courses, and all the dishes are gluten and dairy free, so it’s a great option for vegans too.
Baker & Spice, Town Centre, Jumeirah, 6.30pm to 11.30pm, Mondays, Dhs79. Tel: (04) 2975797 . More info on website
Tuesday February 20
4. Check out a new pop up bar
There’s a brand new pop up bar to check out at Le Royal Meridien that’s kitted out to look just like a lush, leafy garden. On Tuesday’s, the aptly named, The Garden offers terracotta pots filled with bread, cheeses, pickles and bottles of cocktail for Dhs90 per pot.
The Garden by DXB Experiments, Le Royal Meridien, Dubai Marina, 6pm to 11pm, Tues to Thurs, February 6 to April 30. More info on Facebook
5. Head to a ladies’ night at a gentleman’s club
Although it may look like a Gentleman’s Club, The 44 has plenty to keep the girls entertained too. There’s a weekly Tuesday ladies’ night, offering three drinks from a selection from 7pm until 11pm. Plus you can enjoy some bowling at the sports bars double-lane alley.
The 44, The Westin, Al Habtoor City, 7pm to 11pm, Tuesday. Tel: (054) 5811 758. More info on website
Wednesday February 21
6. See a legendary 80s rock band
British rock band Duran Duran are set to headline the first day this Wednesday. The influential 80s rock band have created an expansive catalogue of music which has gone on to inspire many of the modern pop, indie and electro-rock outfits that are making waves in today’s music industry. Fans can expect to hear favourites like ‘Hungry Like The Wolf’, ‘Ordinary World’ and ‘Girls on Film’ as well as songs from their most recent, Top 10 charting album ‘Paper Gods’.
Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival, Media City Amphitheatre, Dubai Media City, tickets from Dhs325. Tel: (04) 4408888. More info on website
7. Enjoy an al fresco workout
The Burj Club is taking advantage of the cooler weather and holding their boot camp outdoors at Burj Park. A combination of cardiovascular, strength training and stretching, each 45-minute session includes a variety of different exercises hosted twice a week at 6.30am on Sundays and 6.30pm on Wednesday’s. Spaces are limited and the 45 minute class costs Dhs75.
The Burj Club Boot Camp, Burj Park, Downtown Dubai, Sundays 6.30am, Wednesdays 6.30pm, Dhs75. Tel: (04) 888 3900. More info on website
8. Workout with an aquafit class at a stunning new beach club
There’s a fun new work out to try at Drift Beach Club every Wednesday called Super SUP Fit. The forty minute long hiit workouts are completed on SUP boards and aquafit mats, and there are two morning classes every week.
Super Sup Fit at Drift Beach, One and Only Royal Mirage, 9am to 9.40am and 10am to 10.40am, Wednesday, Dhs120. Tel: (050) 189 5738. More info on website