Burns night deals, new menus and George Ezra makes his Dubai debut…

Have you got plans this week? Well if not, we’re here to help you out. Whether it’s live music at a ladies’ night or a Brit sensation making his Dubai debut, there’s plenty of music on the menu. Elsewhere there’s cinema, Burns Night deals and swimming classes.

Here are 8 great ways to spend your week in Dubai.

Sunday January 20

1. Celebrate Burns Night with some traditional Scottish grub

Looking to celebrate Burns Night? Why not head to Dhow and Anchor, where the cosy gastropub is set to bring the spirit of Scotland to Dubai. Running from January 20 to 26, guests can expect traditional dishes including, Cullen Skink soup, Haggis with “Neeps and Tatties” and other traditional treats.

Dhow and Anchor, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Sunday January 20 to Saturday January 26. Tel: (04) 432 3232. jumeirah.com

2. Swim your way to your fitness goal


Swimming Lessons held by Speedo Swim Squad at the Burj Club is the perfect opportunity for you to enjoy a variety of classes from Baby Swim, for 3 months to 3 year olds, all the way to adult swim lessons. Classes are held at various timings, with prices starting at Dhs 90 per session.

The Burj Club, Burj Khalifa, Downtown Dubai, timings vary, from Dhs90. Tel: (04) 888 3900. burjkhalifa.ae

Monday January 21

3. Try the new menu at Pizza Express


For all the foodies out there, the new menu at Pizza express is being launched on Monday January 21, and it’s filled with alternative dishes such as the brand-new cauliflower base pizza alongside gluten free, whole wheat and regular dough bases. Halloumi cheese is a big feature in the new menu too, with it appearing as a starter, salad and even a pizza.

Pizza Express, across the UAE, from Monday January 21. pizzaexpress.ae

4. See a film alfresco


On Monday January 21, Garden on 8 will be hosting a movie night showing Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels on benches and bean bags with deals on beers and complimentary popcorn from 8pm. These movie nights will come up again in February and March, so keep an eye out for them.

Garden on 8, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City, 8pm, Monday January 21, 04 427 1000. mediaonehotel.com

Tuesday January 22

5. See a Brit star live

George Ezra is set to bring his soulful vocals to Dubai for the very first time this January. The English singer-songwriter, best known for hits like Budapest and Blame It On Me, will take to the stage at Dubai World Trade Centre on January 22.

George Ezra at Dubai World Trade Centre, 9pm, Tuesday January 22, Dhs295. ticketmaster.ae

6. Listen to some live music at a new ladies’ night


So popular is Soho Garden’s Wednesday ladies’ night, they’ve introduced a second – slightly more laid back version – every Tuesday. Ladies are able to enjoy a three-course menu for only Dhs150 as well as free flowing wine until 1am, including access to 4 different bars for more beverages. It’s all served up to the sounds of acoustic sets from talented local stars

Soho Garden, Meydan Racecourse, 8pm to 3am, Tuesdays, Dhs150. Tel: (052) 388 8849. sohogardendxb.com

Wednesday January 23

7. Catch up with friends over oysters and bubbly 

Shuck’d Up Wednesdays from 6pm to 8pm is a chance for you to catch up with friends over a mid-week drink and oyster deal at the newly open Seafood Kitchen. Guests can enjoy free flowing bubbles and a dozen Dibba Bay Oysters for Dhs195. Add 12 more oysters for a further Dhs95.

Seafood Kitchen, The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, 6pm to 11pm, Wednesdays, Dhs195. Tel: (04) 5684229, thepointe.ae/en/shop/seafood-kitchen

8. Test your knowledge at a quiz night

Radio personality Tom Urquhart is launching a new quiz night this Wednesday January 9 at beachfront gastropub, The Tap House. Covering everything from music to ‘fake news’, the quiz will run from 8pm every other wednesday. The free-entry quiz is designed for teams of three to six people, plus the first five teams to sign up will bag themselves a free bucket of beers or bottle of wine.

The Tap House, Club Vista Mare, The Palm Jumeriah, 8pm to 10pm, every other Wednesday from January 9, free. Tel (04) 514 3778. Facebook.com/TheTapHouse

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