Do something different: 8 new things to do in Dubai this week
From a swinging jazz night to a two-for-one deal on tacos…
Sunday starts again and we’re already into the middle of September. With the cooler weather this week comes the relaunch of a popular Dubai fitness class and a cocktail deal to perfectly compliment al fresco dining at a luxe hotel.
Here’s 8 things to do in Dubai this week.
Sunday September 15
1. Sip drinks for Dhs6 at Anantara The Palm
Luxe beachfront resort Anantara The Palm is celebrating its 6th anniversary this week and we’re all invited to celebrate. On Sunday, September 15, when you dine at any of their amazing restaurants, you’ll be able to enjoy a specially curated mixed drink named ‘Palm’ for Dhs6. Restaurants include pan-Asian restaurant, Mekong, Australian steakhouse, Bushmans, The Beach House, Crescendo or Revo Cafe. Check out their Instagram for the chance to win some prizes before 5pm today, too.
Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, Palm Jumeirah, 6pm to 11pm, Sunday September 15. Tel: (04) 567 8888. anantara.com/en/palm-dubai
2. Impress special clients with a business lunch
COYA Dubai is a must visit in Dubai for its sleek and sophisticated restaurant and upscale Peruvian menu. Their business lunch menu, priced at Dhs130, includes small signature plates like Wagyu shortrib served in a house-made bao, ceviche or delicate salads. Mains include Chilean sea bass, corn-fed baby chicken with Peruvian red pepper and a vegan option which has dried potato, cauliflower and celeriac.
COYA Dubai, Restaurant Village Four Seasons Resort Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 2, Dubai, 12.30pm to 3.30pm, Sunday to Thursday. Tel: (04) 316 9600. coyarestaurant.com
Monday September 16
3. Hit up one of the city’s biggest Hip Hop nights
Got your best mate visiting and managed to snag a few extra days off work or just not ready to say bye to the weekend yet? Get yourself down to Toy Room for a roof-raising night of old school hip hop and urban music. Even better, there’s complimentary drinks for ladies from 11pm to 1am.
Toy Room, Al Meydan Road Meydan Racecourse, Grandstand, Dubai, 11pm to 4am, Mondays. Tel: (052) 463 3338. toyroomdxb.com
4. Try a vegan afternoon tea
Are you a vegan or vegetarian and sometimes feel like you’re missing out on some of Dubai’s more decadent afternoon teas? Well, don’t worry as cute healthy-eating restaurant Brambles Cafe have created one especially for you. The picture-perfect afternoon tea includes artichoke and spinach tarts, vegan cheese and cucumber sandwiches, vegan scones and chocolate brownies. Package prices start from Dhs195 for two people or Dhs115 if you’re dining solo.
Brambles Cafe, Citadines Metro Central Hotel Apartments, Barsha Heights, Dubai, 6.30am to 7.30pm, Sunday to Thursday, 6.30am to 5pm, Friday & Saturday, Dhs195 for two. Tel: (04) 452 9529. facebook.com/BramblesDubai
Tuesday September 17
5. Check out a new ladies’ night
Trader Vic’s in JBR have launched a ladies’ night, so it’s a new one to add to your list. Catch up with the girls whilst sipping on three free drinks. If you’ve still got that hula skirt lying around from the Hawaiian themed party you went to that time, pop it in your handbag as it’ll get you a fourth drink free. Feeling peckish? There’s 50 percent off selected food items from the Polynesian menu, too.
Hoooola Ladies Night, Trader Vics JBR, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, Dubai, 8pm to 12am, Tuesdays. Tel: (04) 318 2530. tradervicsjbr.com
6. Enjoy a two for one deal on tacos and drinks
Cool Mexican street food spot, La Carnita, has some awesome deals on pretty much every night of the week. Now they’ve upped their Tuesday game with a wallet-friendly two for one deal, which you can avail on tacos and elected beer or margaritas. Their delicious tacos include chicken, cod, shortrib, Mexican beef and plenty more.
La Carnita, Intercontinental, Dubai Marina, from 5pm, Tuesdays. Tel: (04) 425 4030. lacarnita.ae
Wednesday September 18
7. Swing by a jazz night
Banish those mid-week blues with an evening of live jazz every Wednesday at Marea. The latest addition to DIFC’s ever-growing culinary scene, New York export Marea serves up high-end Italian seafood with a side of soul thanks to live sets from Claudia Patrice. A treat for the taste buds and ears, tuck into dishes such as lobster and burrata, Garganelli heaped with shavings of black truffle and Capasente, a dish of diver scallops, asparagus and wild mushrooms, while listening to an eclectic range of hits from Frank Sinatra to Alicia Keys.
Marea, Gate Village 7, DIFC, Dubai, 9pm to late, Wednesdays. Tel: (04) 583 6366. marearestaurant.com/dubai
8. Get your balance on with SUP Fit
It’s the super-Instagrammable (if you can stay on your board) exercise class that has proved infinitely popular with Dubai’s fitness crowd, and SUP Fit returns to Drift Beach Dubai on Wednesday September 18, running every Wednesday and Saturday for the winter season. Sup HIIT classes will be from 8am to 8.40am, then 9am to 9.40am, with classes designed to test your balance, as well as giving you a serious full body workout. Book your spot by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
SUP Fit HIIT, Drift Beach Dubai, 8am to 8.40am or 9am to 9.40am, every Wednesday and Saturday, Dhs120 per class. @supersupfit
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