8 fun things to do in Dubai this week
From a performance by a top DJ to ladies’ nights, gents’ nights and a festive cooking class…
Welcome to another new week, Dubai. Whether you’re looking for a new ladies’ or gents’ night, a cute outdoor cinema or a wallet-friendly meal deal, there’s always something going on to coax you out of the house.
Here’s 8 fun things to do in Dubai this week…
Sunday November 24
1. Art Department to perform at Mantis
Dubai’s EDM fans, we’ve got a great excuse for you to carry on the weekend as popular electro DJ, Art Department, has a new monthly residency at Dubai’s Mantis club. His first show will be on Sunday, November 24 at HABITAT, Mantis’ Sunday night offering dedicated to dance, techno and house music. There’ll be free drinks for ladies until 2am.
Mantis Dubai, Emirates Financial Towers, Dubai, Sunday November 24, 10.30pm until late, ladies free drinks until 2am. Tel: (058) 892 2488. mantis-club.com
2. Check out some wow-worthy watches
It’s the last day of Dubai Watch Week today, Sunday November 24, so if you’re a watch enthusiast, get yourself there to marvel at the technology, aesthetics and celebrations of some of the best watches in the industry. As well as a main exhibition, events today include a watchmaking masterclass, ‘The Rolex Experience’ and a miniature painting masterclass (check out the website for times of individual classes). You’ll need to register to attend.
Dubai Watch Week, DIFC Gate Village, Downtown Dubai, 10 am to 10pm. dubaiwatchweek.com
Monday November 25
3. Get the lads together for a new gent’s night
New sports bar Black Goose has just opened at the Sheraton JBR, offering a relaxed atmosphere and some comforting pub-style food. Monday means gents’ night, where guys can win a house beverage or six chicken wings if they correctly predict a coin toss. If not? It’s two-for-one on selected drinks and 50 percent off the food menu.
Black Goose, Sheraton JBR, JBR, Dubai, Mondays, 6pm to 10pm. Tel: (04) 315 3861. facebook.com/Blackgoosedubai/
4. Watch an improv play at Courtyard Playhouse
If you’ve never before seen an improv play, make sure to check out Film Noir at Courtyard Playhouse for a night of fun, surprises and, well, improvised acting on Monday November 25. This one will be themed on murder mystery and the audience will get involved to guide the story, with the actors breaking into song on the spot.
Courtyard Playhouse, Al Quoz Industrial 1, Street 4B, The Courtyard Al Quoz Dubai, Monday November 25, 5pm onwards. Tel: (050) 986 1760. courtyardplayhouse.com
Tuesday November 26
5. Check out a Spanish-themed ladies’ night
A brand new ladies’ night is launching at cool beach bar, Breeze on Tuesday November 26, with sangria, tapas and even salsa (the dancing kind) all on the menu. From 7pm, you can choose two hours to suit you where you’ll sip on unlimited red or white sangria and nibble on three tapas dishes for Dhs100. If the guys want to join, they can get three beers and three dishes for Dhs200.
Miss Havana, Breeze, Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, every Tuesday, 7pm onwards. Tel: (04) 568 3000. facebook.com/breezebeachdxb
6. Indulge in mussels with unlimited fries
If you just can’t get enough of mussels (or fries), check out sophisticated French restaurant, Brasserie du Park’s moules-frites night, which is on every Tuesday. For Dhs150 per person, indulge in a plate of mussels and unlimited fries, washed down with two glasses of white wine. Perfect.
Brasserie du Park, The Promenade, Park Hyatt Dubai, every Tuesday, 7pm to 11.30pm, Dhs150. Tel: (04) 602 1814. hyattrestaurants.com
7. Chill out at an outdoor cinema
Die-hard Leonardo Dicaprio fans, you can get your fix of the Hollywood legend at Nikki Beach’s monthly outdoor cinema on Tuesday, November 26. They’ll be playing the 2013 smash-hit Great Gatsby, in which Dicaprio plays Gatsby in Baz Lurhman’s take on the classic 1925 novel by F. Scott Fitzgerald.
Nikki Beach Resort & Spa, Pearl Jumeira, Dubai, Tuesday, November 26, entry from 7pm, movie starts from 8pm, minimum spend Dhs50 on F&B. Tel: (04) 376 6000. nikkibeach.com
Wednesday November 27
8. Try a festive cooking class
Immerse yourself in the festive season with a cooking class at Jones The Grocer. In this particular class, you’ll learn to bake a traditional pumpkin cake with cream cheese frosting and candied pecans. Welcome drinks like coffee, tea and a glass of selected wine are included in the Dhs295 price.
Jones The Grocer, Al Manara, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, Wednesday, November 27, 7pm, Dhs295. jonesthegrocer.com