From a cool creative communications festival to an outdoor fitness bootcamp and a free barber’s treatment…

A new week is upon us and, as always, there’s loads to do in Dubai, from free treatments for the boys to becoming a master chef of pasta, pizza or sushi. If you’ve got a creative mind for content and PR, theres a communications festival that you definitely need to be at, too.

Here’s 8 fun things to do in Dubai this week… 

Sunday November 17

1. Be a chef for a day

Looking to hone your cooking skills? There’s a perfect opportunity to do just that at Atlantis The Palm this week. As part of their culinary month, you can learn how to cook fresh pasta and pizza from scratch at Ronda Locatelli or delve into traditional Lebanese cooking at Ayamma, both for Dhs350 per person. If you want to become a master at sushi-making, make sure you head to celebrity favoured-restaurant Nobu, where you’ll learn all about it, from Dhs600. You’ll also get 25 percent off a post-class dinner at the restaurant you cooked at.

Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, November 17 to 23, 4pm to 6pm, from Dhs350. Tel: (04) 426 2000.

2. Indulge in a special truffle menu

Are you here for the Dubai truffle trend? Trattoria Toscana will be celebrating the truffle-age until December 8, offering four specially-curated dishes each served with a four-gram shaving of Italian black truffle. It’s priced from Dhs148.

Trattoria Toscana, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, 12pm to 11.45pm, daily, offer available until December 8. Tel: (800) 666353.

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Monday November 18

3. Try an outdoor fitness bootcamp

Need a little boost to get you back into your fitness routine? Why not sign up to LJ’s Fitness bootcamp, where you’ll train with a friendly group of 8 to 10 people at the outdoor gym by Zero Gravity. You’ll be put through your paces with the group’s coach, Louis, as you burn those calories. It’s Dhs50.

LJS Fitness, Zero Gravity Outdoor Gym, 7.30pm Mondays and Wednesdays, 8.30am Fridays, Dhs50.

4. Tuck into a value dinner deal

If you’re looking for an awesome dinner and drinks deal to ease you into the week, look no further than ICON bar in Media City. On Mondays, they have a seven hour long happy hour from 4pm to 11pm, offering buy-one-get-one-free on all house beverages. That’s not all – they’re also offering 50 percent off the entire food menu. Talk about value for money.

ICON Bar & Lounge, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City, Mondays, 4pm to 11pm. Tel: (04) 366 9111.

Tuesday November 19

5. Attend a creative communications festival

If you’re keen on the world of PR and Communications, there’s a fantastic event coming up on Tuesday, November 19 that you’ll need to get yourself to. Taking place at the Fridge Warehouse from 8.30am, there’ll be a great opportunity to network with people in the industry, as well as hearing talks from the PR behind Expo 2020, Freedom Pizza and the UAE Space Agency amongst others. The opening keynote will be done by James Lamon, Head of Content at Buzzfeed UK, who will discuss the transforming art of content creation and consumption.

Remap, Fridge Warehouse, Al Serkal Avenue, 17th St, Dubai, Tuesday November 19, 8.30am.

6. Guys, take advantage of a free barber treatment

November officially marks ‘Movember’, where, with the intent of spreading awareness around testicular cancer, many men grow and sport a moustache for a month. In line with this, cool Downtown bar, Distillery, have a pop-up barber’s shop, offering free treatments for guys every Tuesday and Wednesday until the end of November. The pop up is courtesy of Jazz Lounge Spa and you’ll get a voucher for 50 percent your next treatment with them.

Distillery, Manzil Downtown Dubai, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 8pm. Tel: (054) 998 2003.

Wednesday November 20

7. Load up on goodness at this unlimited plant-based buffet

Have you been trying to go a little bit more plant-based with your diet recently? Then you need to head to LIV at W Dubai – The Palm, where every Wednesday evening they’ll be putting on a huge vegetarian buffet, where you can visit unlimited for Dhs195. Throw in soft drinks for Dhs225 or enjoy house wine and beer for Dhs365.

LIV Restaurant, W Dubai The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, Wednesdays, 7pm to 11pm, from Dhs195. Tel: (04) 245 5555.

8. Buff your nails with a Dhs149 gel mani-pedi

Beauty treatments can end up getting a little expensive in Dubai sometimes, so if you’re looking for a new spot to get your mani-pedi without breaking the bank, check out Yin Yang salon at JBR. The beauty spot is popular for its range of affordable treatments, where they offer a gel mani-pedi for a wallet-friendly Dhs149. Go on, treat yourself…

Yin Yang Salon, JBR, Dubai, 10am to 9pm, daily. Tel: (04) 439 0101. @yinyangsalondubai

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