From Dhs10 tacos to a new club night and a Lord of The Rings themed quiz…

A brand new week is here, and with it comes some brand new fun things to do in Dubai. Pamper yourself with some September beauty deals, try a new Japanese restaurant or get yourself to the QE2 and groove along to The Supremes.

Here are 8 fun things to do in Dubai this week.

Sunday September 8

1. Hit up a brand new electronic music night

Not ready to say goodbye to the weekend just yet? Then you need to hit up Dubai club Mantis, who are launching their brand new ‘HABITAT’ night tonight, September 8, with USA-based electronic DJ Dennis Ferrer at the decks. Running every other Sunday, ‘HABITAT’ promises to be one of the biggest nights on the electronic dance scene in Dubai and party-goers can expect some top local DJs and international acts. If you needed one more reason to break the bed-at-9pm Sunday rule, girls get free drinks until 12am.

Habitat at Mantis Dubai, Podium Level, Emirates Financial Towers, Dubai, 10.30pm onwards, every other Sunday from September 8. Tel: (058) 892 2488.

2. Try a Korean Thanksgiving cooking class

In celebration of Korean Thanksgiving, Kaffee Bloom are doing a special cooking class on Sunday September 8 and Saturday September 14 where you’ll get to rustle up some traditional Korean dishes like light pancakes, Jeon and rice dish Bibimbap. It’s Dhs300 to attend or Dhs275 if you bring a friend along with you. To book, email

Kaffee Bloom, Inside 1004 Gourmet, The Onyx Tower 2, The Greens, Dubai, UAE, 4pm, Sunday 8th September, 5pm, Saturday 14th September. Tel: (04) 394 3973. @kaffebloom

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Monday September 9

3. Get carb-happy with a rustic Italian pizza

Trattoria Toscana, the cosy Italian restaurant combines two of our favourite things; waterfront dining at the Madinat Jumeirah and rustic Italian pizzas. They’ve just created a special limited edition menu which runs through until September 26. Choose from three flavours of the light and crispy offerings, ranging from Dhs65 to Dhs75.

Tattoria Toscana, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, 12pm to 11.45pm daily, offer valid until September 26. Tel: (800) 666 353.

4. Treat yourself to some top beauty deals

Need a little midweek R&R? Eclectic beauty salon THT have some great beauty offers to take advantage of during September. You can get a full body massage for Dhs250, reduced from its normal price of Dhs350. Get a complimentary gel polish when you book a full set of nail extensions for Dhs300 and infills for Dhs200 or enjoy an Express Esse facial, Olaplex treatment and blow dry for Dhs350.

THT, Cluster N, Jumeirah Lake Towers, The Dome Building, Dubai, closed Sunday, 10am to 8pm Wednesday, 10am to 7pm, Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri, Sat, offers valid throughout September. Tel: (04) 589 6679.

Tuesday September 10

5. Check out a brand new Japanese restaurant


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The brand new restaurant by acclaimed local chef, Reif Othman opens on Monday September 9 in Dar Wasl Mall. The self-named ‘Reif’ restaurant promises to bring unconventional Japanese street food to the region, with a strong focus on kushiyaki (skewered meats inspired by Japanese robata restaurants). The restaurant will open daily for lunch and dinner except Mondays.

Reif, Dar Wasl Mall, Jumeirah, Dubai, opening September 9.

6. Devour unlimited tacos for Dhs10

Zoco baja fish tacos

Do you love to taco-bout tacos as much as you love to eat them? Round up your pals and head down to cool Mexican restaurant Zoco for their limited-time offer of tacos for Dhs10 each. The offer is from Tuesday September 10th until Monday September 16th, and you can choose from chicken, beef or vegetable fully-loaded soft shell tacos every day from 5pm to 1am. How many can you manage? We feel a bit of a friendly challenge coming on…

Zoco, The Atrium, Al Habtoor City, Dubai, daily 5pm to 1am, Tuesday September 10 to Monday September 16. Tel: (04) 437 0044.

Wednesday September 11

7. Stop in the name of Love, for The Supremes performing at QE2

Get your groove on to iconic Motown girlband, The Supremes, who are performing at the QE2 on Wednesday, September 11 and Thursday September 12. Two of the original band members, Scherrie Payne and Susaye Greene along with new member Joyce Vincent make up the trio and they’ll take you on a complete nostalgia trip down memory lane with iconic hits such as Love, Baby Love and You Keep me Hanging On. 

The Supremes, Theatre by QE2, QE2 Dubai, Port Rashid, Wednesday September 11 and Thursday September 12, from Dhs180.

8. Join the Fellowship of The Ring with this fun quiz night

Publique’s themed quiz nights are fast becoming a firm-favourite for a mid-week Dubai night out. After sellout successes of Game of Thrones, Harry Potter and Friends, the funky Alpine bar are back with a Lord of The Rings quiz night. The world-famous trilogy has garnered many a fan across the world, and Dubai-based super-fans can finally have their moment to shine. Follow the journey of Frodo and The Fellowship as the quiz takes you on a journey from The Shire to the depths of Mordor, throughout all three films and books.

Publique, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, 8pm to 10pm, Wednesdays Dhs100 minimum spend per person. Tel: (04) 430 8550.

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