From a free salsa class to a cute aperitivo evening at a perfect sundowner spot…

Another week starts again and without knowing how we got here, we’re into the month of October. There’s loads of fun things happening in Dubai this week, so rather than getting sad about the end of the weekend, get planning some new things to do.

Here’s our pick of 8 things to do in Dubai this week… 

Sunday October 6

1. Salsa into Sunday

Fancy trying a new activity? Why not give salsa a go? Every Sunday and Wednesday at Trader Vic’s at Madinat Jumeirah, you can do just that as they’re giving out free salsa lessons from 8.30pm. It’s a great alternative to shake up your gym routine and you might just find yourself a new hobby.

Trader Vic’s,  Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, from 8.30pm, Sundays and Wednesdays. Tel: (04) 368 6559.

2. “This Is Why I’m Hot” rapper to perform at this cool Dubai club

When the party doesn’t stop just because it’s Sunday, cool Dubai club, Billionaire Mansion can be counted on to keep raising the roof. On Sunday, October 6 American rapper MIMS will be performing some of his tracks, including his arguably most famous tune ‘This Is Why I’m Hot’. If you needed some extra convincing, ladies get free drinks all night. Sorted.

Billionaire Mansion, Taj Hotel, Downtown Dubai, 11pm to 3am, Sunday October 6. Tel: (04) 510 3100.

Monday October 7

3. Bag yourself a free coffee and croissant

There’s nothing like a caffeine hit to boost your day and a free one is always guaranteed to get you off to a good start. Every Monday throughout October, Le Petit Maison will be offering visitors a steaming hot coffee and freshly baked croissant between 8.30am and 10am.’Cafe croissant’ is a tradition in France where communities come together to connect over breakfast and the friendly offer is to mark the restaurant’s 9th birthday.

Le Petit Maison, DIFC, Downtown Dubai, 8.30am to 10am, every Monday throughout October. Tel: (04) 439 0505.

4. Make ‘date night’ a steak night

When it comes to cute date night locations, you can never go too far wrong with the relaxed vibes of Bluewaters Island for a casual dinner. Monday night is steak night at French restaurant Un Dimanche à Paris, where you can opt for two fillet tenderloins with two sauces, two side dishes, two side salads and a bottle of house wine for Dhs299. If only one of you is a steak fan, you can get one steak plus sides and a glass of wine for Dhs159.

Un Dimanche à Paris, Bluewaters Island, 7pm to 11pm, Mondays, steak from Dhs159. Tel: (04) 564 0044.

Tuesday October 8

5. Indulge in a little retail therapy alongside your ladies night

You might have heard of Bounty Beat’s healthy alternative to a standard Dubai ladies’ night – the easiest choice when you want a girly catch up but are trying to be good. Dhs99 will get you unlimited healthy bites which are all gluten-free alongside a refreshing drink so you can do ladies night guilt free. From Tuesday October 8 they’re also launching their super-cute outdoor pop up market where you can buy jewellery, clothes and other items which are all made by local, homegrown businesses.

Bounty Beets, Le Méridien Hotels & Resorts, Dubai, 5pm to 9pm, Tuesdays. Tel: (04) 511 7373.

6. Take your ladies night outside

Cool lofthouse-style bar District are moving their ladies night outside. Every Tuesday you can catch up with the girls, enjoying three free drinks. Feeling peckish? You can get two courses for Dhs99 to go alongside your house drinks or cocktails so get this onto the group chat.

District, Rixos Premium JBR, Dubai, 6pm to 1am, every Tuesday. Tel: (04) 394 1832.

Wednesday October 9

7. Check out this awesome sundowner spot

Looking for a new sundowner spot? Torno Subito at W The Palm has got you covered. Fun, funky and charming, the restaurant oozes authentic Italian character, from its delicious dishes to cute cocktails. The outdoor terrace is perfect for after work chills and every night from 6pm, you can get two aperitivo drinks plus five bites to graze on for Dhs125. This one is definitely worth a visit.

Torno Subito, W The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, aperitivo night 6pm to 8pm daily. Tel: (04) 245 5555.

8. Test your knowledge with a horror themed quiz

Cool Alpine restaurant, Publique have fast earned themselves a stellar reputation for their themed quiz nights and with Halloween fast approaching, they’ve got some awesome horror-themed quizzes lined up. On Wednesday, October 8, ‘Walking Dead’ fans will have the chance to test their knowledge, but trust us – make sure you’ve swotted up. Theres a Dhs100 minimum spend to take part. Can’t make it this week? They’ve got a quiz on every Wednesday throughout October.

Publique, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, from 8pm, Wednesdays, Dhs100 minimum spend. Tel: (04) 430 8550.

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