Superstar performances, wellness sessions and great dinner ideas…

It’s the start of a new week and whether you’re planning on taking a little time out for self-care or are looking for the hottest parties in town, there’s always loads of things to do in the city.

Check out our pick of 8 amazing things to do in Dubai this week…

Sunday October 27

1. Have pizza made by a World Champion pizzaiolo acrobat

Ease yourself back into the week with a little Sunday pizza treat at BiCE Ristorante. It’ll be made by world champion Pizzaiolo acrobat, chef Pasqualino Barbasso who will twirl, spin and juggle the dough base before loading it with the toppings of your choice. Fancy giving it a go? He’ll be giving loads of hints, tips and tricks so you can try it at home. 

BiCE Ristorante, The Walk, JBR, Dubai, October 27 to November 2, Dhs65. Tel: (04) 318

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2. See dance and electro DJ Andrea Oliva at Mantis

Global dance and electronic DJ, Andrea Oliva will take to the decks at Mantis on Sunday October 27. Famous for some massive sets at Coachella, Tomorrowland, Creamfields, Space Ibiza and ANTS at Ushuaia, he’ll be bringing the house down with some of his biggest tracks like Vermona, Scream and his remix of Luciano’s Rise Of Angel. Ladies enjoy free drinks until 2am.

Mantis Dubai, Podium Level in Emirates Financial Towers, 10.30pm ’til late. Tel: (058) 892 2488.

Monday October 28

3. Attend a women’s self-care workshop

In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness month, the Women Xchange are holding a special workshop for fellow women to learn about health, wellness and self-care. An expert will teach you about mindfulness, holistic health and work-life balance. There’ll be drinks and canapes too.

Intersect by Lexus, DIFC Gate Village, Downtown Dubai, 7pm to 9.30pm, Monday October 28, Dhs100. @thewomenxchange

4. Enjoy a cheese and wine night

Is a cheese and wine night one of your favourite indulgences? folly by Nick & Scott have just reopened their amazing three-tiered terrace, but they’ve changed the second level into a dedicated wine bar, lead by their resident sommelier, Alex Kovalov, and his team. You’ll be able to learn which wines pair best with cheese or if you don’t feel hungry, try four tasting wines for Dhs115. 

folly by Nick & Scott, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, daily 12pm to 12am. Tel: (04) 430 8535.

Tuesday October 29

5. Attend a free community wellness session

October marks Breast Cancer Awareness month and  the The Native Club are inviting you to a free community wellness session on Tuesday October 22, where you’ll understand the importance of lymphatic massages and get advice on juicing, trying an organic lifestyle and more. There’ll also be a complimentary yoga and meditation session to ensure a serene start to your day.

Native Club, Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens, 9am to 11.30am, Tuesday October 29. Tel: (04) 519 1111.

6. Try a specially-curated menu made from food scraps

Indie restaurant Lowe are holding their fifth Waste Not on Tuesday October 29. Rather than throw excess food leftovers in the bin, LOWE’s culinary duo, Jesse Blake and Kate Christou, have created a three-course menu making the most of them. Expect the unexpected.

Lowe Dubai, Koa Canvas, Wadi al Safa, bookings available between 6pm to 9.30pm, required, Tuesday October 29, Dhs99. Tel: (04) 320 1890.

Wednesday October 30

7. See British rapper and singer Ramz performing at Cavalli

If you’re familiar with the song ‘Barking’ you might want to think about getting yourself to Cavalli on Wednesday October 30, where British singer, Ramz will be performing. There’s unlimited oysters and bubbly that night for Dhs299 for ladies, so dig out your best dresses and settle in for a sophisticated clubbing experience.

Cavalli Club, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, Wednesday October 30, 8.30am to 3am. Tel: (050) 991 0400.

8. Dine with your toes in the sand

We love Shimmers for its relaxed, beachy setting,  whitewashed woods and wicker chairs, set out on an open decking. It’s just reopened after a summer hiatus with a new chef in tow. Check it out for a romantic date night and tuck into Greek dishes like crispy calamari with tzatziki, chicken souvlaki or something more hearty like a lamb and beef chorizo stew.

Shimmers, Mina A Salam, Jumeirah, Dubai, 12pm to 12.30am, daily. Tel: (04) 432 3232.

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