8 things to do in Dubai this week
Easter brunches, new ladies’ nights and celebrity chefs…
Another week has begun, and we’ve found plenty of ways for you to make the most of it. Kicking off with Easter Sunday brunch, there’s also drinks deals for Dhs18, a new ladies’ night with fountain views, and two celebrity chefs in town to keep you busy across the city.
Here are 8 things to do in Dubai this week…
Sunday April 1
1. Celebrate Easter with a lively party brunch
It’s Easter Sunday, and if you’re looking to celebrate Dubai style, head down to Zero Gravity. The beach club is throwing a triple edition of its famed party brunch with an Easter theme from 12pm to 5pm. Looking for something more traditional? Check out our Easter Sunday guide.
Zero Gravity, Sky Dive Dubai, Dubai Marina. Saturday, 12pm to 5pm, Dhs249 ladies, Dhs299 gents. Tel:(04) 399 0009. More info on website
Monday April 2
2. Enjoy a tasting menu at a famous New York export
To celebrate their first birthday, Le Cirque in The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC is hosting the venue’s founder from New York, Mauro Maccioni. In town for three days, the venue’s founder will be hosting three days of tasting menus of four, five or six courses with wine pairings.
Le Cirque, The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC, Mon April 2 to Weds April 4, four courses Dhs401, five courses Dhs501, six courses Dhs601. Tel: (04) 372 2444. More info on website
3. Check out a new art exhibition
There’s a new gallery to check out at d3 this week called Colours of Spring. The exhibition features new art during the Dubai Art Season with works from local artists including Mai Majdy AlSayyad, Nayma Yasir, and Maria Gouta.
Art Hub Gallery, building 2, Dubai Design District, 11am to 7pm, daily until April 12. Tel: (055) 872 2385. More info on website
Tuesday April 3
4. Meet a celebrity chef
Steakhouse Rhodes Twenty10 has launched a new menu, and to celebrate, the famous chef behind the restaurant, Gary Rhodes, will be on the pots and pans this April 3 and 4. New menu items include the Rhodes Twenty10 burger, braised red wine beef, and a wild mushroom risotto.
Rhodes Twenty10, Le Royal Meridien, Dubai Marina, 7pm to 12am, Tues April 3 and Weds April 4. Tel: (04) 316 5550. More info on website
5. See some live jazz
Kicking off a new season of live music, La Petite Maison Dubai will bring a slice of the French Riviera’s nightlife to Dubai, hosting rock, jazz, and pop act The Troubadours straight from Nice, France this Tuesday. Starting at 8pm, the four-piece ensemble, made up of electric and acoustic guitarists, a double bassist, and a drummer will serenade guests with feel-good hits.
Le Petite Maison, Gate Village, DIFC, 8pm to late, Tuesday April 3. Tel: (04) 4439 0505. More info on website
Wednesday April 4
6. Watch two top chefs battle it out
Michelin-starred Chef Atul Kochhar and renowned UK celebrity Chef Nigel Haworth will be seen battling each other in a culinary cook-off this Wednesday at Rang Mahal by Atul Kochhar. Guests will get to watch the chefs go head to head in the kitchen and sample a five-course menu from both Atul and Nigel.
Rang Mahal by Atul Kochhar, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, 7pm to 11pm, Weds April 4, Dhs395. Tel: (056) 655 2459. More info on Facebook
7. Check out a new ladies’ night with fountain views
Starting this Wednesday April 4, Katana is launching a new ladies’ night, ‘Bubbles, Bites & Beats’. Available from 7pm until 2am, ladies’ can enjoy a sharing menu for two, plus two drinks for Dhs100 per person. Plus, there’s 50 per cent off the bubbles menu.
The promenade, near the Address Downtown roundabout, Downtown Dubai, 7pm to 2am, Wednesdays, Dhs100. Tel: (04) 277 8808. More info on website
8. Celebrate a bar turning 18 with drinks for Dhs18
Long’s Bar brings is throwing an 18-day birthday bash to celebrate turning 18 years old. Expect nightly entertainment, and live stand up comedy from local comedian Mad Shadz. Selected drinks will be priced at Dhs18, and the bar will also feature a birthday bash menu of 18 pub grub classics under Dhs100.
Long’s Bar, Towers Rotana, Sheikh Zayed Road, Wednesdays until April 14. Tel: (04) 343 8000. More info on website