See in a new month with dinner deals, illusion, and the biggest party of the year…

As we see in the start of May, there’s plenty to get stuck into. Jumeirah Restaurant Week is back, offering up some great discounts at some of the city’s top restaurants, plus there’s live music, new ladies’ nights, a legendary broadway show… and the little case of the biggest party of the year, as we throw the first ever What’s On Nightlife Awards.

We hope to see you there – you can find out everything you need to know about the awards right here.

Here are 8 things to do in Dubai this week…

Sunday April 29

1. Dine for less across some top Dubai restaurants

Running from Sunday April 29 to Saturday May 5, Jumeirah Restaurant Week’s seven-day foodie festival will see almost 40 of Jumeirah’s best-loved restaurants in Dubai offering their signature dishes on three-course set menus (or buffets). Ranging in price from Dhs150 to Dhs350, the menus offer a wide range of options to suit every palate and pocket.

Jumeirah Restaurant Week, various restaurants, April 29 to May 5. Tel: (04) 366 5866. More info on website

2. Kick off the week with a brand new ladies’ night

Swanky gin bar Hendricks is launching a brand new ladies’ night – and it’s on a Sunday, so you can start your week right. Located in the Four Seasons Resort at Jumeirah Beach, ladies can enjoy three free drinks between 10pm and 1am from a selection of cocktails, house wine and bubbly, served up alongside complimentary canapes.

Hendricks Bar, Four Seasons Resort Dubai Jumeirah Beach, 10pm to 1am, Sundays. Tel: (04) 270 7777. More info on website

Monday April 30

3. Test your knowledge with a quiz night

Get your brain picked at a quiz night every Monday at Perry & Blackwelder’s. Taking a light-hearted look at the week’s news and testing your knowledge on music, sport, politics and everything else, the five-round quiz is free to enter, and plenty of P&B prizes are up for grabs.

Perry & Blackwelder, Madinat Jumeirah, 8pm to 10pm, Mondays, free. Tel: (04) 432 3232. More info on website

Tuesday May 1

4. Soak up the sun with a chilled out beach day

The Tap House has just kicked off its beach access passes, and it’s a great wallet-friendly offer to take advantage of. Access to the Palm side beach with a complimentary towel will set you back a minimum spend of Dhs100, and the casual gastro-pub will give a 20 per cent discount on any food purchased. The pub grub menu includes dishes such as lobster toastie with signature Tap House sauce, 9 hour slow cooked orange glazed back ribs and truffled mushroom fettuccini.

The Tap House, Club Vista Mare, Sat to Weds: 12pm to 1am, Thurs to Fri 12pm to 2am. Tel: (04) 514 3778. More info on website

5. See some local live music

Tuesdays at Seven Sisters, Dubai’s newest terrace lounge, will be dedicated to live music with local singer Layla Kardan. Bag a spot on their canal-view terrace to hear a live set of soulful and sultry hits. It’s follwed by an eclectic mix of vocal house, chill out tunes and club classics by local artist, DJ Sonya.

Seven Sisters, JW Marriott Marquis Business Bay, 5pm to 3am, Tuesdays. Tel: (056) 775 4777. More info on Facebook 

6. Kickstart the day with a new breakfast menu

There’s a brand new breakfast menu to tuck into in DIFC as Intersect by Lexus launches its business breakfast. Dishes start from Dhs30 and include highlights such as egg benedict, granola and shakshouka.

Intersect by Lexus, DIFC Gate Village 7, 8am to 12pm, Sun to Thurs, from Dhs30. Tel: (04) 355 9524. More info on website

Wednesday May 2

7. Be amazed by a Broadway illusion show

Broadway’s highest selling show of its kind, The Illusionists is set to return to Dubai with a brand new show this week. Running for seven days from May 1 to 7 at the Madinat Theatre, the show brings together seven of the most incredible illusionists on earth, each showcasing their jaw-dropping acts.

The Illusionists, Madinat Theatre, Madinat Jumeirah, May 1 to 7, from Dhs245. Tel: (056) 675 6834. Tickets from

8. Party with What’s On at the first ever Nightlife Awards

Taking place this Wednesday, we’ll be revealing the top movers and shakers from across the industry at the first ever What’s On Nightlife Awards. All-inclusive packages start from Dhs150 for unlimited food and drink, and there’ll be live entertainment, headlining local DJs and a small matter of crowning the best places to party in the city.

Barasti Beach, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort, 7.30pm to 3am, Wednesday May 2.

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