8 things to do in Dubai this week
Free drinks, foodie deals, private pilates and plenty of performance…
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 a free drink as part of Margarita week, performances from kung fu masters and award winning hip-hop stars or private pilates, we’ve found something for everyone.
Here are eight things to do in Dubai this week…
Sunday February 25
1. Party at a popular 80s night
Sundays at Sho Cho Dubai are all about the 80s, hosted by popular DJs Samad Idas and Dj Elie. Head down early to take advantage of happy hour drinks from 6pm to 9pm, and enjoy the nostalgic beats from the likes of Madonna and Michael Jackson.
Dubai Marine Beach Resort & Spa, 6pm to 3am, Sundays. Tel: (04) 346 1111. More info on website
Monday February 26
2. Tuck in to a new wings night at a Caribbean spot
Ting Irie, the homegrown Caribbean restaurant in Downtown Dubai has just launched their Wings ‘n’ Tings night, every Monday and Wednesday. The restaurant is serving up seven flavours of wings with a unique Caribbean twist such as passionfruit and appleton rum. They’re Dhs50 for six, or Dhs85 for a dozen.
Ting Irie, Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, entrance from Souk Al Manzil, 5pm onwards, Mondays and Wednesdays. Tel: (04) 557 5601. More info on website
3. Try out a private pilates class
If big exercise classes aren’t for you, we might just have found what you’re looking for. Phoenix Rising offer a host of pilates, yoga and acra yoga classes for adults and children across Dubai throughout the week and weekend, but their new private pilates classes allow you to work out one-on-one with your instructor. Hosted by Kirsty MacPherson-Wright, the new private pilates classes incorporate the use of the reformer pilates machine which can be adjusted to suit your body shape, your flexibility and your strength. Classes revolve around standing, sitting, laying down and utilizing the pulley system to tone muscles and strengthen the core.
Phoenix Rising private pilates, Springs 2, various days, classes from Dhs367. Tel: (050) 429 8148. More info on website
Tuesday February 27
4. Enjoy a date night at Meydan
Swanky steakhouse Prime at the Meydan Hotel has designed a new date night set menu that’s offered up daily. Curated by Chef Raphael Raschke, the three course set menu is served up alongside a live piano performance and bottle of house wine.
Prime, 5th floor, Meydan Hotel, Meydan, 7pm to 11.30pm, daily, Dhs790 per couple. Tel: (04). 381 3111. More info on website
5. Take advantage of a free drink
It’s margarita week at the recently refurbished Maya Mexican Kitchen & Bar at Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa. To celebrate, the Mexican restaurant is offering all guests a complimentary margarita on arrival, with margaritas priced at Dhs35 for the rest of the evening. There’s a live Latino DJ playing throughout the week until Wednesday.
Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa, Dubai Marina, daily 7pm to 1am, until February 28. Tel: (04) 399 5555. More info on website
Wednesday February 28
6. Enjoy a movie under the stars in DIFC
Urban Outdoor Cinema has a new home in DIFC’s Gate Village and will be showing films al fresco every Wednesday for the next three weeks. You can find the pop up cinema on the Spanish Steps between Gate Village 3 and 4, showing films including Slumdog Millionaire and Million Dollar Baby
7. See an award-winning hip-hop star
Lloyd Banks is an American Hip- Hop recording artist and member of East Coast hip hop group G-Unit, alongside childhood friends and fellow American rappers, 50 Cent and Tony Yayo. You can catch him at Cavalli’s urban night Rosay this Wednesday.
Cavalli Club, Fairmont Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, 8.30pm to 3am, Dhs250 with two drinks, Dhs500 with unlimited drinks. Tel: (04) 332 9260. More info on website
8. See the Shaolin Warriors at Dubai Opera
Masters of kung fu, the Shaolin Warriors are kicking and punching their way into their Dubai debut this week. Direct from China, the 21 Shaolin Warriors have devised a show displaying their agility, strength and physical endurance achieved through rigorous martial arts training and Buddhist meditation. Expect to see demonstrations of strength as well as incredible feats that would make a normal human wince.
Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, 8pm Tues to Sat, 2.30pm Fri and Sat, Dhs195. Tel: (04) 440 8888. More info on website