8 things to do in Dubai this week
Fine dining, dinner deals, drinks in a secret garden and the last chance to catch a must-see exhibition…
Another week has begun, and we’ve found plenty of ways for you to make the most of it. From dinner deals at a luxury resort, to yoga, art, ladies’ nights and pasta making classes, there really is something for everyone.
Here are 8 things to do in Dubai this week…
Sunday April 22
1. Dine for less at a top Palm resort
Anantara The Palm is hosting its annual Culinary Week, offering three course menus at three of its best-loved restaurants for Dhs249 per person. Whether it’s Asian fusion at Mekong, international dishes al fresco at The Beach House, or a rustic taste of Australia from Bushman’s, you have the chance to enjoy some discounted dining until April 30.
Mekong, The Beach House and Bushman’s Restaurant & Bar, Anantara The Palm, 6.30pm to 11.30pm, April 22 to 30, Dhs249. Tel: (04) 567 8304. More info on website
2. Find your zen with yoga by the beach
Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah is hosting a fun, interactive yoga class by the beach tonight. Conducted by Nicky Rinks, founder of Solarplex Yoga, the one-hour session will be a high-energy Vinyasa Yoga flow class, including meditation. The price also includes a complimentary drink after the class in Serafina.
Waldorf Astoria Beachfront, Palm Jumeirah, 7pm to 8.15pm, Thursday March 8, Dhs70. Tel: (04) 818 2222. More info on Facebook
Monday April 23
3. See a stunning exhibition
It’s your last chance to catch the stunning d3 Van Gogh exhibition this Monday. Titled Van Gogh Alive: The Experience, this is not the sort of exhibition where you have to stand back and admire the paintings while stroking your chin. Instead, the Dutch impressionist’s famous works are projected onto the walls, ceilings and floors, making you feel as though you’re walking right into his paintings.
Van Gogh Alive: The Experience, Dubai Design District, 9am to 10pm, until April 23, Dhs70. More info on website
4. Enjoy unlimited oysters at a swanky new seafood spot
Crazy Fish, the classy DIFC seafood spot, has a new offering every night of the week where guests can enjoy unlimited oysters and a glass of bubbly for Dhs220 per person. It’s served up in sleek surroundings.
Crazy Fish Dubai, Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC, 7pm to 1am, daily, Dhs220. Tel: (04) 352 9429. More info on website
Tuesday April 24
5. Enjoy a fine dining dinner paired with music
Italian chef and culinary advisor to Roberto’s Group Enrico Bartolini is hosting a one-off dining experience this Tuesday at Roberto’s Dubai and bringing renowned Italian pianist Scipione Sangiovanni to help him. The special menus consist of 7 notes and 7 elements, with music that includes works by Vivaldi, Chopin, Bach, Wagner and Mozart especially selected to enhance the dish it accompanies.
Roberto’s, Gate Village, DIFC, 7pm onwards, Tuesday April 24, Dhs595 food, Dhs795 with wine pairing. Tel: (04) 386 00 66. More info on website
6. Enjoy a drink al fresco
It’s your last chance to check out this pop-up bar at Le Royal Meridien that’s kitted out to look just like a lush, leafy garden. On Tuesdays, 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, until April 30. More info on Facebook
Wednesday April 25
7. Take on a pasta making class
For fans of Italian food, Jones the Grocer at Emirates Golf Club is hosting a Tagliatelle Master Class this evening with head chef, Dayan Anthony. Over the session, guests will get involved with preparing and rolling dough, cutting the pasta and making their own sauces. After putting in the hard work of creating the pasta, guests will then get to enjoy the best bit – sitting down and eating the dishes.
Jones the Grocer, Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Hills 2 Near Nakheel Metro, 6pm onwards, Wednesday April 25, Dhs275. Tel: (04) 417 9999. More info on website
8. Sip on free drinks and shish at a new ladies’ night
There’s a brand new ladies’ night taking place beachside on a Wednesday at Wavebreaker. There will be a live DJ, two complimentary beverages from a house selection, as well as two free shisha.
Wavebreaker, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, 7pm to 10pm, Wednesdays, Dhs100. Tel: (04) 399 1111. More info on website