8 great things to do in Dubai this week
From a Phantom of the Opera production to a cinema on the beach and a celebrity chef in town…
Another weekend is over and the week starts again, but don’t let the start of the week get you down – there’s loads of fun things for you to do in Dubai every day of the week.
Here’s our pick of 8 must-try things to do this week…
Sunday October 13
1. Catch a movie on the beach
Zero Gravity’s cinema on the sand kicks off again this Sunday, and runs every other Sunday on the beach of the Dubai Marina beach club. They’ll show a different blockbuster each time, with the movie starting at 8pm. Admission is priced at Dhs50, though it’s fully redeemable on food and drink, with a range of cinema snacks, as well as service from a fully licensed bar on offer. This week, it’s A Star Is Born.
Zero Gravity, Sky Dive Dubai, Dubai Marina, 8pm onwards, Sundays, Dhs50. Tel: (04) 399 0009. Facebook.com/Zero.Gravity.Dubai
2. Beat the Sunday blues with a date night
Now the weather has finally cooled down, we can dine al fresco at all of our favourite spots. AMMOS has just the sort of dreamy, relaxed Mediterranean vibe that provides the perfect setting for a casual date night. On Sundays, tuck into fresh Greek dishes paired with a bottle of house wine for Dhs495.
AMMOS, Rixos Premium Dubai JBR, Dubai, UAE, Sundays 7pm to 11pm, Dhs495 for two. Tel: (052) 777 9473.
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Monday, October 14
3. Let Cali Cali Swag District’s Yung ‘teach you how to dougie’ at Toy Room
It’s one of Dubai’s best Monday ladies nights, and if you head down to Toy Room this Monday, you’ll be able to see Cali Swag District’s Yung take to the stage, who’s original band were responsible for the smash hit ‘Teach Me How To Dougie’. Junior J & DJ Brooklyn will also be on the decks throughout the night. If that wasn’t enough to convince you, ladies will get complimentary drinks between 11pm and 12am.
Toy Room, Al Meydan Road Meydan Racecourse, Grandstand, Dubai, 11pm to 4am. Tel: (052) 463 3338. toyroomdxb.com
4. Tuck into unlimited Asian street food
Do you love nothing more than a bit of authentic Asian street food? You might want to check out the Hawker Night at Hoi An, the pretty Vietnamese restaurant in Downtown. Every Monday night, fill up on as much food as you can manage from their live hawker station, from 7pm right through to midnight. It’s Dhs199 per person or if you’re feeling thirsty, opt for the house drinks which includes wine, spirits and Asian inspired cocktails.
Hoi An, Shangri-La Hotel, Dubai, Mondays, 7pm to 12am, from Dhs199. Tel: (04) 405 2703. shangri-la.com
Tuesday October 15
5. Cool off with a daycation
If you’re looking for a new pool and lunch deal, the one at Cleo’s Table is ideal for a super-relaxing day. You’ll get access to their gorgeous Venus pool from 10am to 7pm as well as a freshly-cooked, three course Mediterranean lunch, paired with a glass of house wine from 12pm and 3pm for just Dhs250. Grab yourself a book and settle in for a bit of me-time while you catch the rays.
Cleo’s Table, Caesars Resort Bluewaters Dubai, weekdays, lunch 12pm to 3pm, pool access 10pm 7pm, Dhs250. Tel: (04) 446 6666. facebook.com/CleosTableDubai
6. Tuck into a deliciously meaty business lunch
Chicago Meatpackers is a great option for a mid-week lunch meeting on The Palm. From Sunday to Thursday you’ll get two delicious dishes with a glass of wine for Dhs99 between 12pm and 4pm. If you choose to sit inside, the restaurant has a cool industrial vibe – but we recommend sitting outside on the upstairs terrace with incredible views of Atlantis the Palm and out across the gulf.
Chicago Meatpackers, The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, business lunch 12pm to 4pm Sunday to Thursday. Tel: (04) 580 7983. chicago-meatpackers.com
Wednesday October 16
7. See a world famous musical
It’s largely regarded as one of the most popular musicals in the world, and this October The Phantom of the Opera is set to make its Dubai debut. Taking to the stage at Dubai Opera in Autumn of 2019, the show will run for three weeks from Wednesday October 16 until November 6. The show in Dubai promises a larger-than-life spectacle with 130 cast, crew and orchestra members, including a spine-tingling performance of The Phantom which will be played by one of musical theatre’s most exciting talents, Jonathan Roxmouth. In addition to jaw-dropping scenery, breath-taking choreography and more than 230 costumes by the late international designer Maria Björnson, The Phantom of the Opera international tour will utilise state-of-the-art lighting and special effects, many of which are a first for the region, to provide modern audiences with a spellbinding visual feast.
The Phantom of the Opera, Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, October 16 to November 6, from Dhs250. Tel: (04) 440 8888. dubaiopera.com
8. Dine at the hands of one of the world’s greatest chefs
His restaurant Osteria Francescana has twice been ranked the world’s best restaurant, and for two nights only, Massimo Bottura will be helming the kitchen at his Dubai outpost, Torno Subito, this month. On October 16 and October 17, guests can enjoy “Une Serra Con Massimo”, a tasting menu of signature dishes from both Massimo’s restaurant in Dubai, and his world famous Italian restaurant. It’s priced at Dhs450 inclusive of a welcome drink, or Dhs595 including three house beverages.
Une Serra Con Massimo, Torno Subito, W Dubai – The Palm, 7pm to 10pm, Wednesday October 16 and Thursday October 17, from Dhs450. Tel: (04) 245 5555. facebook.com/tornosubitodubai
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