Eight things to do in Dubai this week
Season closings, free drinks, last-chance shows and celebrity chefs…
As the season comes to a close, we’re rounding up some of the top ladies’ days, nights out and dinner parties to get to this week. But it’s not all about eating and drinking – there’s a fitness deal for the boys and a feel-good film for the girls as well.
Here are eight things to do in Dubai this week…
Sunday May 6
1. Soak up the sun at a ladies’ day season closing
It’s your last chance to head to Nasimi Beach today before the beach club closes, and it’s for one of the city’s top ladies’ days. Partnering with SIN events, from 12pm to 4pm ladies can enjoy complimentary pool and beach access, free-flowing beverages for four hours and their choice from a selection of lunch dishes for Dhs105.
Atlantis, Palm Jumeirah, 12pm to 4pm, Sundays, Dhs105. Tel: (04) 426 2626. More info on website
2. Be amazed by a Broadway illusion show
Broadway’s highest selling show of its kind, The Illusionists, has returned to Dubai with a brand new performance, and it’s your last chance to catch it. Running 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 tixbox.com
Monday May 7
3. Drink for free at a La Mer jazz night
Three free drinks for everyone? Yes, you read that right. At Masti, the licensed Indian restaurant and cocktail bar on the shores of La Mer, there’s three free gin-based cocktails on offer for everyone at their brand new jazz night. Expect it to be served up alongside a soundtrack of live jazz from a selection of local talents.
Masti, La Mer, Jumeirah 1, 8.30pm to 11pm, Mondays. Tel: (04) 344 4384. More info on website
4. Head to a lively dinner party
Ramusake might be your go-to place for a packed out Wednesday ladies’ night, but there’s a new reason to head to the Japanese spot on a Monday as they’ve launched their Tokyo dinner party. There’s a Tokyo-themed makeover taking over the terrace, a la carte dinner services, and a happy hour kicking things off from 6pm to 8pm.
Ramusake, DoubleTree by Hilton, Jumeirah Beach Residence, 6pm to 12am, Mondays. Tel: (04) 559 5300. More info on website
Tuesday May 8
5. Party hard at our Best Ladies’ Night
This Polynesian Tiki bar has one of the city’s most popular ladies’ nights in town- so popular, you crowned it your Best Ladies’ Night at our recent What’s On Nightlife Awards. It offers bottomless wine and cocktails until 1am, DJs spin a commercial soundtrack until late, and there’s a performance from the Mahiki Honeys too.
Mahiki, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah, 7pm to 3am, free entry, door policy applies. Tel:(055) 2160 181. More info on website
6. Dine with a top chef
Michelin star French chef Yannick Alleno is in town on Monday and Tuesday to host his ‘Legend Dinner’ at his restaurant in One&Only The Palm, STAY by Yannick Alleno. This ultimate foodie treat showcases some of his very best dishes, from foie gras poached in Madeira wine to seared Wagyu beef. Four courses costs Dhs680 per person, and six courses costs Dhs880.
STAY by Yannick Alleno, One&Only The Palm, Monday May 7 and Tuesday May 8. Tel: (04) 440 1030. More info on website
Wednesday May 9
7. Enjoy a guys-only pamper and fitness session
Sofitel The Palm has curated a new men’s spa and fitness package, ‘His Hours’. The two part package includes a one-hour personal training session at the SoFIT’s Xtreme Fitness outdoor gym which features a boxing ring, kettle bells, battle ropes and crossfit apparatus. Once a sweat has been broken, guests will be treated to a complimentary protein shake and a 50-minute relaxing massage. It’s Dhs499.
Sofitel The Palm, The Palm Jumeirah – East Crescent road, Sunday to Thursday, Dhs499. Tel: (04) 455 5433. More info on website
8. See a feel-good film
If it’s a laugh-out-loud, feel-good comedy you’re after, they don’t come better than I Feel Pretty. Starring Amy Schumer, the story follows Renee, a supposedly unattractive overweight singleton who wakes up to see herself as a gorgeous supermodel after facing a head injury at a spin class. In the weeks that follow, Amy’s new found confidence sees her taking on body confidence stereotypes one step at a time.
Roxy Cinemas, various times and locations. More info on Facebook