Jailbird takes over JBR, a BBQ festival lands at Expo, and a top DJ performs…

Looking for new things to do in Dubai this week? Whether you’re toasting to World Margarita Day, gathering the girls for a ladies’ night dinner deal, or upping your content creation game with an educational course, there’s plenty to do.

Here are the best things to do in Dubai this week.

Monday February 21

Celebrate World Margarita Day with a world class bar takeover

Brunch of the month: Mimi Kakushi

Mimi Kakushi will be hosting renowned bartender Joe Schofield for a two-night takeover on February 21 and 22 on the occasion of World Margarita Day. Diners can expect to sip on creations made by award-winning mixologist, Joe Schofield, and head bartender at SCHOFIELD’S bar, Rachel Orange, who will be serving up their trademark cocktails all night long. Diners will also be able to sample the venue’s signature canapés as they sip on expertly curated cocktails.

Mimi Kakushi, Four Seasons Resort, Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai, daily, 6pm to 2am. Tel: (0)4 379 4811, mimikakushi.ae

Tuesday February 22

Gather the girls for a wallet-friendly dinner deal

Enjoy a three-course set menu with traditional Italian dishes and three hours of unlimited selected beverages at Torno Subito’s ladies’ night every Tuesday. Dishes include burrata, pizza marinara, cacao e pepe, risotto paella and more. It’s Dhs199 for ladies and the guys can join for Dhs299.

Torno Subito, W Dubai – The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, Tuesdays, 6.30pm to 11.30pm, from Dhs199. Tel: (0)4 245 5800. @tornosubitodubai

Grab a burger and hit the beach

To celebrate their brand new location on Jumeirah Beach Residence, fried chicken joint Jailbird will be taking over JBR beach for an afternoon of free sunbeds, complimentary Jailbird beach towels, and a menu of their cult classics available to order direct to loungers. Signature buns include the hot-yet-so addictive Nashville Chicken, featuring hot glaze, pickled onions, dill pickles, iceberg lettuce, JB sauce); the Sando Melt, which is moreish chicken tenders, cheese fondue, and JB sauce); and the Richie Rich, served in a bun with black truffle mayo, kale & truffled gouda.

Jailbird JBR, Jumeirah Beach Residence, 12pm to 5pm, Tuesday February 22. jailbird.co

Up your content creation game

Whether you’re a marketing professional, an entrepreneur or just love to document your life on social media, content creation is a key skill for many people to have in 2022. Designed for social media enthusiasts, this creative course will have you filming and editing like a pro in no time. The three-week course runs on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 6pm and 9pm from February 22 to March 6, priced at Dhs3,000 and can be done either in-campus or online.

SAE Institute, Dubai Knowledge Park, Feb 22 to Mar 6 (Tue & Thur only), 6pm to 9pm, Dhs3,000. Tel: (0)4 360 64 56. dubai.sae.edu

Wednesday February 23

Tuck into a tasty menu at Expo 2020 Restaurant Week

Expo 2020 Dubai now has its very own food festival, and running until March 6 is the BBQ Festival. Taking place at Festival Garden, guests can enjoy smokehouse menus from Alkebulan African Dining Hall, The Hill Country Barbecue Market, The Local Farm by Mattar Farms and plant-based options from Just Vegan. To keep diners entertained, a live programme of performers and child-friendly activities will also take place across the festival. Find the participating restaurants here.

BBQ Festival at Expo 2020 Dubai, Dubai South, daily until March 6, free with Expo 2020 Dubai pass. expo2020dubai.com

See a top DJ perform at CÉ LA VI

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CÉ LA VI Dubai are celebrating their second birthday and are inviting everyone to join them in welcoming guest DJ, KUNGS, to the decks for a special set of his best mixes. Ready to transform the fine dining destination into a musical playground, Kungs will be spinning electronic music through the night at CÉ LA VI’s Club Lounge starting from 11pm till 3am. Reservations are advised.

CÉ LA VI, Address Sky View, 11pm to 3am, Wednesday February 23. Tel: (0)4 582 6111, celavidubai.com

Thursday February 24

Enjoy an unforgettable morning in the sky

What better way is there to see the desert than from a basket 1,220m in the air? Book with Balloon Adventures Dubai and experience a breathtaking hot air balloon ride. After you land, enjoy breakfast in the dunes and ride in a 1950s Land Rover to a Bedouin camp.

Dubai Desert, 4.30am pickup daily, Dhs1,250 adults, Dhs1,100 children. Tel: (0)4 440 9827, balloon-adventures.com