The best things to do in Dubai this week: March 28 to 31
A new sundowner deal, an international DJ spins and the world’s greatest show draws to a close…
As we say goodbye to March, this week we’re also seeing the final days of Expo 2020 Dubai. And the world’s greatest show is going out in style, with a huge closing ceremony headlined by Christina Aguilera. Aside from that, we’ve found beautiful new breakfast spots, a stunning store to check out, and a sundowner venue you need to know about.
Here are the best things to do in Dubai this week.
Monday March 28
Sip sundowners at a stunning beachfront spot
View this post on Instagram
Home to some of the city’s most stunning views and delicious offerings, Surf Club runs its sunset sessions deal from Monday to Friday each week. Dhs199 gets you three signature drinks and one starter from a choice of appetizing bites such as flavourful baked feta and honey, grilled calamari and steamed pepper clams. It’s available from 5pm to 7pm.
Surf Club, Palm West Beach, 5pm to 7pm, Monday to Friday, Dhs199. Tel: (0)4 589 5444, @surfclubdubai
Tuesday March 29
Catch up with the girls at a ladies’ day
Every Tuesday from 8am to 7pm, ladies can head to Jumeirah Islands Clubhouse to enjoy one dish from a specially prepared menu, plus two house drinks and pool access for Dhs100 per person. Bright orange sun loungers and parasols give it a chic Mediterranean feel and the sun-dappled cabanas give you that extra luxury (and come at a slightly higher cost).
Jumeirah Islands Clubhouse, Jumeirah Islands, Tuesdays 8am til 7pm. Tel: (0)4 583 3124. @jumeirahislandsclubhouse
Enjoy a wallet-friendly business lunch
Casual diner Buffalo Wings & Rings now has two handily located restaurants in Dubai: one in DIFC and one in JLT. If you’re looking for somewhere to catch up with colleagues in a more casual environment, why not head over for their business lunch? From Monday to Friday you can enjoy two tasty courses with a drink for Dhs49. Clocking off early? They’re offering one of the city’s longest happy hours at the minute, with buy one get one free beers from 12pm to 10pm.
Buffalo Wings & Rings, Cluster U, JLT; and Level C, Liberty House, DIFC; business lunch 12pm to 4pm, Dhs49. Tel: (0)4 359 6900, ae.bwr-intl.com
Shop for some summer essentials at a chic concept store
New contemporary French fashion label Palem is the newest addition to the artistic district of Goshi Village in Al Quoz. Featuring trendy, versatile pieces, all made with eco-conscious fabrics & materials, each collection of the Palem brand follows the rhythm of a perfect day off. Combining versatility, style & comfort in one, all Palem pieces make for great wardrobe staples, including dresses, beach wear, kaftans, jumpsuits, shorts & basics, the collection is diverse, ensuring there is something for everyone.
Warehouse 51, Goshi Village, Al Quoz, Dubai, 10am to 6pm weekdays, by appointment on weekends. @palem
Wednesday March 30
Discover a beautiful new breakfast spot
Bringing a slice of breezy French Riviera living to Dubai is La Plage by French Riviera, a dreamy beachfront restaurant at Jumeirah Al Qasr. The perfect spot to soak up the sun before it gets too hot, it’s now welcoming guests for a traditional Parisian breakfast on the beach deck, with menu items including the avocat toast topped with Dukkah Spices & pico de gallo; Bénédicte, poached eggs, smoked salmon, parsley coulis and a nutty butter hollandaise; and Jeanne, quail egg sunny side up with parmesan foam & creamy spinach. Breakfasts are priced from Dhs180 for continental options, or Dhs250 inclusive of an a la carte dish too.
La Plage by French Riviera, Jumeirah Al Qasr, 8am to 11am daily, from Dhs180. Tel: (0)4 432 3232, jumeirah.com
See an international DJ spin in DIFC
Internationally renowned DJ Kemikal Ali will be spinning the decks in Clap Dubai’s Ongaku music room this Wednesday. Expect great party vibes alongside signature cocktails, bites and an atmosphere like no other. Located within Clap, Ongaku is the music room where guests are encouraged to continue their night until the early morning hours. It’s the perfect way to end the Clap experience on a high note while marveling at Dubai’s famous skyline and partying through the night to DJ Kemikal Ali’s infectious beats.
Clap, Gate Village 11, DIFC, Wednesday March 30. Tel: (0)4 569 3820, claprestaurant.com
Thursday March 31
See a superstar perform at the Expo 2020 closing ceremony
International pop sensation Christina Aguilera is set to headline the Expo 2020 closing show on Thursday March 31, as the world’s greatest show comes to an end. Global music icons Christina Aguilera, Norah Jones and Yo-Yo Ma are all set to headline the event, which is free to attend for anyone with an Expo ticket. As always, entry is on a first come first served basis ,so visitors are advised to arrive in plenty of time. Those that miss out on access to the concert but still wish to enjoy all the action will benefit from several giant screens streaming the ceremony live across the Expo 2020 Dubai site, including the main stages, Festival Garden and various Country Pavilions. The ceremony will also be streamed live on Virtual Expo and Expo TV, so spectators can watch from around the world.
Christina Aguilera live, Al Wasl Plaza, Expo 2020 Dubai, 7pm to 3am, Thursday March 31. expo2020dubai.com
Get ready to glow at a neon party
Pan-Asian restaurant Sui Mui goes neon for the final time before Ramadan this Thursday, with a neon party where the dress code is the brighter the better. The outdoor celebration at The Westin Mina Seyahi will see the terrace transformed with neon installations, glow sticks and more, as it brings a full-moon party vibe to Dubai. Expect delicious dishes, free-flowing drinks and entertainment from DJ Maha.
Sui Mui, The Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, 6pm to 11pm, Thursday March 31, Dhs325. Tel: (0) 4 511 7373, suimuidubai.com