Freebie burritos, a movie night with mum and a Michelin star chef is in town…

A new week has arrived and with it comes a host of exciting things to do. Whether it’s an escape room with your friends or an affordable art fair, here are our top picks to ensure you kick off your April right.

Here are 8 exciting things to try in Dubai this week.

Sunday March 31

1. Take your mum to the movies

British Mother’s Day falls on Sunday March 31 this year and Zero Gravity is hosting a special edition of Cinema on the Sand to celebrate. At 7.30pm head down to catch Mamma Mia on the big screen. The entrance costs Dhs50 which you can fully redeem on food and drinks.

Zero Gravity, Sky Dive Dubai, Dubai Marina, doors open 7.30pm, film at 8pm, Dhs50. Tel: (04) 399 0009.

2. Snack on one of 1000 free burritos

Taqado Mexican Kitchen is opening its 19th UAE branch and will be giving away 1000 free burritos on March 31. From 11am, make sure you’re at Central Park Towers, DIFC for the chance to get your hands on one. The burritos will be available first come first serve and only one per person so form an orderly queue…

Taqado, Level P2, Central Park Towers, DIFC, 11am until sold out, Sunday March 31, free.

Monday April 1

3. Test your general knowledge

The Big Fat Quiz at Lock Stock and Barrel Barsha Heights will make its return this week. Hosted by Big Rossi, the quiz will test your knowledge on music, sport, culture, history and useless trivia. Teams of up to six people can join forces in the hopes of winning some spectacular prizes. Starting from 9pm, the quiz will be followed by live music until late.

Lock Stock and Barrel, Barsha Heights, 9pm to late, first Monday of each month. Tel: (04) 520 0049.

4. Meet a Michelin Starred chef

Pierre Gagnaire will be in Dubai this week to celebrate the first anniversary of Pierre’s Bistro & Bar. He will be around on Monday April 1 to meet with fans and launch the new springtime menu to the restaurant. The new menu allows every dish to be altered to suit vegetarian and vegan guests.

Pierre’s Bistro & Bar, Promenade Level, Dubai Festival City, 6.30pm to 11.30pm, Monday April 1. Tel: (04) 701 1127.

5. Get a beer for Dhs1

Choose the Wagyu burger from Jones the Grocer and you can add on a bottle of beer for only Dhs1 at the Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club. The offer runs Sunday to Tuesday from 4pm to 9pm so makes for the perfect after-work hangout. 

Jones the Grocer Express, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, 4pm to 9pm, Sunday to Thursday, until June 30. Tel: (04) 295 6000.

Tuesday April 2

6. Work out with the girls

Ladies can now attend female-only fitness classes at Max & Aegle, the innovative fitness and wellness destination at Meydan. Classes take place on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10.30am to 1.30pm and include bodypump, RPM, barre, pilates, power yoga, restorative yoga and meditation.

Max & Aegle, Meydan, Dubai, 10.30am to 1.30pm, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursdays. Tel: (050) 808 2646.

Wednesday April 3

7. Pick up some affordable art

The fifth annual edition of World Art Dubai kicks off on April 3 and for four days you can pick up some affordable art pieces from 150 galleries and artists from more than 30 countries. Pieces start from around $100 and the collection includes classic, modern and abstract paintings, cubism pieces, mixed media works, sculptures, pop art and calligraphy.

World Art Dubai, Sheikh Saeed Halls 2&3, Dubai World Trade Centre, 2pm to 9pm, Weds April 3, 1pm to 9pm Thurs April 4 to Sat April 6, tickets from Dhs20.

8. Try to escape

Escape Hunt is the escape room that puts your investigation skills to the test with their two immersive games, Jack the Ripper and Prison Breakout. In order to escape, you and up to four friends must solve the puzzles with clues hidden around the room.

Escape Hunt, Galleria Mall, Al Wasl Road, Jumeirah, 10am to 10pm, Sat to Weds, 10am to midnight, Thurs and Fri, 2 players from Dhs145 3 from Dhs135, 4 from Dhs130 5 from Dhs120. Tel: (04) 334 4473.

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