8 things to do in Dubai this week
Unlimited wings at an alternative quiz night, live jazz, and a World Nutella Day offer that’s made for those with a sweet tooth…
If you’re looking for some boredom-busting ways to fill the week, you’re in the right place. Whether it’s impressing clients with a new business lunch, or getting your mates together for a fitness talk, alternative quiz night or Bob Marley tribute, we’ve rounded up the best of the week’s offerings.
Here are eight things to do in Dubai this week…
Sunday February 4
1. Tuck in to a business lunch in Business Bay
It’s one of three stunning openings in the Reneissance Downtown Hotel by the ‘gypsy chef’ David Myers, and Bleu Blanc has just launched their weekly business lunch. The french farmhouse inspired spot serves up its ‘Menu du Jour’ from 12.30pm to 3.30pm Sunday to Thursday, offering two courses for Dhs90 and an option to add a dessert for an additional Dhs20.
Renaissance Downtown Hotel, Dubai, Sun to Thurs 12.30pm to 3.30pm, two courses Dhs90, three courses Dhs110. Tel: (04) 512 5533. More info on website
Monday February 5
2. Celebrate World Nutella Day
Deliveroo Editions, JLT, Monday February 5, Dhs50. More info on website
3. Tuck in to some vegan specials in JLT
Veganuary trended through January, encouraging participants to go vegan for the first month of the year. And if you’re keen to keep it up, head to Axe House for their three day celebration of all things plant based that ends this Monday. They’ve got a limited-time experimental vegan menu and a range of vegan beers, cocktails and mocktails on offer so you can satisfy your belly and taste buds guilt-free. Set menus are available from Dhs70.
Axe House, Armada Blue Bay Hotel, Cluster P, JLT, Sat Feb 3 to Mon Feb 5. Tel: (04) 3999 577. More info on Facebook
Tuesday February 6
4. Celebrate a Bob Marley tribute at a Jamaican hotspot
This Tuesday, Miss Lily’s will be celebrating the memory of international musical and cultural icon, Bob Marley, on his 73rd birthday. There will be Miss Lily’s first live music session featuring the acoustic sounds of Stephon Lamar from 8pm to 10pm, as he covers some of Marley’s biggest hits. Celebrations will continue throughout the night with DJ Scottie B on the ones and twos. Signature beverages Marley Punch and Buffalo Solider, will also be served to mark the occasion.
Miss Lily’s, Sheraton Grand, Sheikh Zayed Road, 8pm to late, Tuesday February 6. Tel: (04) 354 4074. More info on website
5. Enjoy a jazz night on the Palm
Chill out every Tuesday this February at Club Vista Mare’s new Jazz Nights. Relax with live al fresco 60s and modern jazz performances on Club Vista Mare’s terrace and take advantage of happy hour offers at the destination’s seven outlets from 6pm to 8pm.
Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah, 6pm to 8pm, Tuesdays through February. More info on website.
6. Get motivated with a free fitness talk
The latest in Flow’s series of inspirational talks takes place this Tuesday February 6. This week, it’s the turn of operations manager and head trainer at boutique group fitness training studio NRG Fitness, Sharon McConnell. With more than 11-years’ experience in the international fitness industry, her talk ‘Setting and Sticking to 2018 Fitness Goals’, promises to kick even the most demotivated of us back into shape this year, engaging both gym bunnies and first-timers alike.
Flow Dubai, Boulevard, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, 7pm to 8pm, free. Tel: (04) 319 8767. More info on Facebook
Wednesday February 7
7. Kickstart the day with a new morning yoga class
There’s new bi-weekly yoga classes to kick start the day at The Backyard in the Steigenberger Hotel, Business Bay. Hosted by experienced yoga teacher Dennise O’Dom, enjoy a Hatha Yoga class every Monday and Vinyasa Yoga class on Wednesday overlooking the Dubai Canal. The hour-long class starts at 7.30am and costs Dhs80.
Yoga Mornings at The Backyard, Steigenberger Hotel, Business Bay, 7.30am to 8.30am, Mon and Weds, Dhs80. Tel: (050) 213 5816. More info on website
8. Tuck in to unlimited wings at an alternative quiz night
There’s a new games night in town at McGettigans JLT. Launching this Wednesday, Bingo Wings is set to be a night of musical bingo, chicken wings and drinks. It costs Dhs100 per person, which includes two house drinks, unlimited McGettigan’s signature chicken wings and two games of bingo. Doors open from 7.30pm with the first bingo game happening at 8pm.
McGettigan’s JLT, Cluster J, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, 7.30pm onwards, Wednesdays, Dhs100. Tel: (04) 378 0800. More info on website