8 things to do in Dubai this week
From rappers and jazz stars to ladies’ nights and museums, there’s something for everyone this week…
Welcome to a new week and for most of us, it’s only a four day working week (yay!). So as we countdown to Thursday we’ve got live acts, ladies’ nights, spa days and the opening of the region’s first (and world’s biggest) museum of illusions.
Here are eight things to do in Dubai this week.
Sunday September 9
1. See a rap star perform live
UK rapper and songwriter Ramz is coming to Dubai for a special performance at Business Bay superclub 1 OAK Dubai. The South London singer will perform at 1 OAK Nation, the club’s weekly ladies’ night, tonight.
1 OAK Dubai, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Business Bay, Sunday September 9, 11pm to 3am. Free. Tel: (052) 881 8888. 1oak-dubai.com
2. Treat yourself to a value mums lunch
To give mums a helping hand easing back into the school run, throughout September they can enjoy two breakfast dishes and two coffees for a value Dhs99 at Arrows and Sparrows. Breakfast dishes include avocado on Toast, Acai bowls, and scrambled eggs with mushrooms.
Arrows and Sparrows, Unit G03, Building 4, Emaar Business Park, The Greens, daily 8am to 6pm, Dhs99. Tel: (04) 558 8141 facebook.com/Arrowsandsparrows
Monday September 10
3. Hit up a brand new ladies’ night
Fancy sipping bubbly at the city’s tallest bar with your girl squad? At.mosphere, the restaurant and lounge located on the 122nd floor of the Burj Khalifa, has launched a new ladies’ night that takes place every night of the week. From 9.30pm to midnight, pay Dhs120 and you’ll enjoy a bottle of bubbly and a selection of complimentary canapes. The sought-after window tables are first come, first served, so we’d recommend getting in early.
At.mosphere, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai, daily 9.30pm to midnight, Dhs120. Tel: (04) 888 3828. atmosphereburjkhalifa.com
4. Enjoy a value afternoon tea
Fancy a catch-up over afternoon tea? Available daily from 2.30pm you can enjoy a value afternoon tea at Coix par Pierre Gagnaire for Dhs99 per person. Add a glass of champagne and it’s Dhs195.
Choix par Pierre Gagnaire at Intercontinental Festival City, Festival City, daily 2.30pm to 6pm, Dhs99. Tel: (04) 701 1111. intercontinental.com
Tuesday September 11
5. See a soul star perform live
Q’s Bar & Lounge, the intimate live music venue at Palazzo Versace is set to welcome soul artist Rogelio Douglas, Jr. as it’s next resident performer from September 11. Coming from his residency at Herb Alpert’s Vibrato Jazz Club in Los Angeles, Rogelio will perform three sets of his smooth soul and jazz sounds every Tuesday to Friday from 9pm to 1am, and on Saturdays from 8pm to midnight.
Q’s Bar and Lounge, Palazzo Versace Dubai, West Wing, 7pm to 2am, Tuesday to Saturday. Tel: (04) 556 8865. palazzoversace.ae
6. Tuck into a new meat market night
You might know Ramusake for its sellout weekly Wednesday ladies’ night, but there’s now a new reason to check out the Japanese hotspot, which has just launched a new weekly Robata night. Cuts of meat range from Dhs120 to Dhs620 depending on the cut and size which each come with a choice of sauce and variety of sides to accompany the meat, including salad, rice, and mash.
Ramusake, DoubleTree by Hilton, JBR, 6pm to 2am, Tuesdays, from Dhs120. Tel: (04) 5595 300. ramusake.ae
Wednesday September 12
7. Pamper yourself with a spa day
The Westin Mina Seyahi invites guests to rewind with a calming massage, catch up over lunch and soak up the sun with their new September ‘Buttered Up’ package. Priced at Dhs520 through the week and Dhs585 on weekends, it includes a 60-minute full-body Swedish massage, lunch at one of the resort restaurants and pool and beach access for the day. Skip the lunch, and it’s priced at Dhs390 in the week and Dhs450 on weekends.
The Westin Mina Seyahi, Mina Seyahi, daily 8am to 10pm, until September 30, Dhs520 weekdays, Dhs585 weekends. Tel: (04) 511 7901. marriott.com
8. Check out a museum of illusions
Love trickery and illusion? Then you’ll want to visit the world’s biggest Museum of Illusions, which is opening at Al Seef this week. The museum will boast 80 interactive exhibits, including a vortex tunnel, rotating cylinder and an Ames room, where guests will shrink or grow depending on their position. Looks like the perfect place to snap a kooky new profile pic.
Museum of Illusions Dubai, Al Seef, opening from 2pm September 12. Dhs80 adults, Dhs60 children. museumofillusions.ae