8 great things to do in Dubai this week: May 23 to 26
A cheese and wine night with live jazz, cool art exhibitions, and an epic licensed movie night screening Mamma Mia!…
Here are the best things to do in Dubai this week.
Monday May 23
Kick off the week with a ladies’ night
Upscale Mediterranean restaurant Babiole in the Hilton Al Habtoor City has the perfect Monday offering for if you’re not quite ready to say goodbye to the weekend. For Dhs145 you can enjoy a 3-course dinner and free-flowing house drinks or upgrade to add oysters for Dhs195.
Babiole, Level 44, Hilton Al Habtoor City, Mondays from 7pm, from Dhs145. Tel: (04) 4370077. babioledubai.com
Check out an interactive exhibition
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Love visiting Infinity des Lumières? There’s a new summer exhibit taking place titled Dubai Data which complements its Destination Cosmos: The Ultimate Challenge exhibit. The Dubai Data exhibition is put together based on the diversity of the city’s nature and presented in an artistic way. The result? A multi-sensory experience integrating art, science, and technology. This makes it an experience art lovers, tech fans, scientists, space enthusiasts, futurists, gamers and performers will appreciate. The immersive experience is guaranteed to dazzle with a multitude of mesmerising colours, patterns and movements.
Infinity des Lumieres, Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, until Sept 20, Dhs75 children ahead 3 to 13 and Dhs125 for adults online, infinitylumieres.com
Tuesday May 24
Experience the glamour of 1920s Shanghai
Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort’s renowned Mekong restaurant transports guests to the opulence of 1920s Shanghai with a new four-course set menu served up every Tuesday. The perfect date night menu for two, sit down to beef tenderloin in fragrant Szechuan, bamboo pith seafood soup, and wok fried scallop in homemade Xo sauce. Choose the chef’s specially prepared vegetarian menu and taste mushrooms in sweet black soy, eggplant with garlic sauce, and homemade vegetable dumplings. The tasty mid-week meal also includes the option to upgrate to two hours of free-flowing house drinks for Dhs150.
Mekong, Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, Palm Jumeirah, 6pm to 11pm, Tuesdays, Dhs388 for a four-course menu for two. Tel: (0)4 567 8304, anantara.com
Soak up the sun with a mid-week pool day
Looking to beat the heat? Make a splash with a family-friendly pool day at Address Beach Resort, where you can dip between a plush Ain-Dubai facing lounger on the beach or at the poolside, and landscaped swimming pools designed for adults-only, families and even a kids’ splash pad. A pool pass is priced at Dhs380, and includes Dhs150 back to spend on food and drink.
Address Beach Resort, Dubai Marina, daily 9am to sunset, Dhs380 adults with Dhs150 back, Dhs150 kids. Tel: (0)4 879 8888, addresshotels.com
Wednesday May 25
Treat yourself to a luxe day at SLS Dubai
Enjoy the finer things in life with a pampering and indulegent day out at SLS Dubai. The curated spa treatment and afternoon tea centers around one of the most luxurious metals – gold. It starts off at 69th floor Ciel Spa with a 90-minute 24k Gold Dust treatment designed to leave you glowing from head to toe. Then, make your way to the 71st floor sky lobby for an afternoon tea of caviar from 12 Chairs, bites from SBar and a bottle of bubbly. It’s available daily, priced at Dhs2,400 for two.
Golden Afternoon Tea with Caviar & Fizz, SLS Dubai, daily, Dhs2,400 for two. Tel: (0)4 607 0654, slsdubai.com
See a live art piece come to life
Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens has rolled out its ninth installment of Project Art, an interactive initiative designed to empower Dubai’s burgeoning art community. Promoting mosaic art with a spotlight on Indian mosaic artist Natasha Desai, it’s taking place until June 2, but if you head down on Wednesday May 25 from 7pm to 9pm, you can enjoy a live artistic experience in the hotel lobby, and see a mosaic project come to life before your very eyes.
Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens, 7pm to 9pm, Wednesday May 25, free. Tel: (0)4 519 1111, jumeirah.com
Thursday May 26
Gather your musical-loving mates for an epic movie night
Driven by our love for film and food, we’re launching the What’s On Film Club this week at the luxe private cinema at Raffles The Palm. Promising an unforgettable night of movie-screening magic, a ticket gets you entry to the screening of Mamma Mia!, plus a tray of gourmet cinema snacks, including popcorn and nachos. Best of all, you’ll receive three drinks: a welcome drink on arrival and your choice of house drink inside. Once the film has ended, guests are invited to linger on at the resort’s stylish Sola Jazz Lounge, where you can enjoy another free drink and incredible live music from soul duo Salt and Pepper from 9pm.
What’s On Film Club, Thursday May 26, doors open at 7pm (movie starts at 7.15pm), Dhs220. Adults only. Tel: (0)4 248 8888 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graze your way through a cheese and wine night
Love jazz music as much as fine fromage? Then head to MasterChef, the TV Experience every Thursday from 8pm to 10pm. You’ll get a gourmet selection of cheeses – from creamy brie to aged parmesan and ripened blue cheese – paired with two hours of unlimited wine and live music from the resident jazz singer.
MasterChef, the TV Experience, Millennium Place Hotel, Dubai Marina, 8pm to 10pm, Thursdays, Dhs189. Tel: (0)4 550 8111, masterchefdxb.com