6 of the best things to do in Dubai this week

A new exhibition, a way to give back and unlimited sushi…

Welcome to the start of a brand new week. There’s plenty happening across Dubai, from new art exhibitions, afternoon tea and more. Have a great week.

Here’s six things to do in Dubai this week. 

Sunday September 13

1. Check out a new exhibition

Opera gallery

Titled ‘Summer Mix’, a new exhibition at Opera Gallery features creations from emerging and highly recognised international contemporary artists. Standouts are the metal sculptors created by Xavier Mascaro, an artist hailing from Spain. Though a graduate in painting, Mascaro shifted his focus to sculptures progressing slowly from using bronze and tin as his medium to iron. His work focuses largely on motifs, depictions of animals, armours and more.

Opera Gallery Dubai, DIFC, Gate Village Building 3, Dubai, open Sun to Wed 10am to 10pm, Thur 10am to midnight, Fri 2pm to 9pm and Sat 11am to 9pm. Tel: (04) 323 0909. operagallery.com

Monday September 14

2. Treat yourself to a spot of afternoon tea

mandarin oriental afternoon tea

Mandarin Oriental Jumeira has launched a new afternoon tea at its stunning Noor Lounge. It costs Dhs255 for two – that’s just Dhs128 per person and runs every day from 2pm to 6pm. Your delicate bites are served on a unique stand mimicking the canopy of lights and can be paired with a selection of coffees, teas and more.

Mandarin Oriental Jumeirah,  Jumeirah Beach Road, Jumeirah 1, Dubai, classic afternoon tea daily 2pm to 6pm, Dhs255 for two, Tel: (04) 777 2222. mandarinoriental.com

Tuesday September 15

3. Buy a burger, give a burger

It always feels good to give back and this week burger joint Pickl JLT is treating its Deliveroo drivers. For every Pickl JLT order between 5pm and 7pm on September 14 or 15, the driver will also receive a meal as a token of thanks for all of their hard work. For each order, the driver will be given a Pickl voucher for a free meal.


Wednesday September 16

4. Indulge in as much sushi as you can manage

Every Wednesday at KYO, guests can indulge in an all-you-can-eat sushi feast. For just Dhs115 per person, you can enjoy three hours of unlimited sushi between 7pm and 10pm. Plates include truffle sea bass nigiri, spicy tuna uramaki and avocado and hosomaki eel maki.

Kyo, The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, Wednesdays, 7pm to 10pm, Dhs115. Tel: (04) 557 5182. kyorestaurant.com

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5. Enjoy a new evening brunch

La Mezcaleria tacos

La Mezcaleria is throwing the rule book out of the window with a brand new night brunch which takes place every Wednesday. Between 9pm and midnight, guests will be able to enjoy unlimited food and drinks, with prices starting from Dhs175. Dishes include an unlimited selection of starters including avocado tartine, flatbreads and corn salad, followed by mains to share such as rib-eye steak and jumbo shrimp, finishing with the chef’s dessert selection. Tunes will be provided by the La Mezcaleria resident DJ, who promises to keep the vibe alive until the early hours.

La Mezcaleria Pop-Up, Indie, Level 1, Gate Village 5, DIFC, Wednesdays, 9pm to midnight, from Dhs175. Tel: (050) 423 4044. @lamezcaleriadxb

Thursday September 17

6. Get a great discount off your pizza from Debonairs Pizza


Heading home on a Thursday night after a long week in the office? Tuck into a meal from Debonairs Pizza who is celebrating its ten year anniversary by offering up a lovely 40 per cent discount on your total bill. Additionally, 10 patrons can enter a competition to stand a chance to win a Dhs500 voucher from a preferred grocery store, courtesy Debonairs Pizza. To enter, message the brand’s local Instagram account @debonairspizzauae and express why you wish to have your groceries taken care of. The promotion is valid for three days starting September 15 to 17 and the pizzas have to be ordered directly from the restaurant’s portal here.

Debonairs Pizza, 40 per cent discount on entire bill, valid from Sept 15 to 17, debonairspizza.ae