Date night ideas, drinks deals, fitness classes and a one-night-only Omakase menu…

Welcome to a new week, Dubai. As we ease out of August we’ve found some brilliant dinner and drinks deals, fitness classes and some unique date night ideas for you and your SO.

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

Monday August 22

Catch up over a cheesy date night

cook for beirut - publique

On Monday’s Alpine-inspired Publique dedicates the evening to French fromage with its unlimited raclette deal. For Dhs280 per person, you’ll get unlimited raclette plus two hours of free flowing wine and a creamy chocolate fondue.

Publique, Madinat Jumeirah, 6pm onwards, Mondays, Dhs280 per person. Tel: (0)4 430 8550,

Tuesday August 23

Try out a new gym with wallet-friendly classes

Community gym Boxica has more than 10 trainers to put you through your paces, offering classes including boxing and body, ride, boxing, strength (resistance training), sweat (boot camp) and 12-round championship classes. If you’re new to the studio city gym, three classes are just Dhs149.

Boxica, The Hive, Studio City, Dhs149 for first three classes. Tel: (0)55 483 8361, 

Gather the girls for a gorgeous ladies’ night


Elegant cocktail lounge Bahri invites ladies to enjoy signature drinks, dancing DJ tunes and glorious sea views every Tuesday night. For Dhs150, you’ll get four drinks at the beautiful bar.

Bahri Bar, Jumeirah Mina A’Salam, 7pm to 11pm, Tuesdays, Dhs150. Tel: (0)4 432 3232,

Wednesday August 24

Meet up for a wallet-friendly drinks deal

The Blacksmith Bar

Business Bay’s outpost of buzzing The Blacksmith Bar & Eatery has an early evening drinks deal perfect for meeting up with friends after the summer. From 6pm to 8pm every day of the week, Dhs99 gets you unlimited house drinks. While you’re there, why not check out their speciality meats or select your cut from the restaurant’s very own butchery shop. 

The Blacksmith Bar & Eatery, The First Collection Business Bay, 6pm to 8pm daily, Dhs99. Tel: (0)4 873 4400,

Thursday August 25

Tuck into a tasty Omakase menu

Take a seat at Akira Back’s exclusive sushi counter and feast through a sake-paired tasting menu prepared by executive chef Giovanni Ledon. There’s just ten seats for this exclusive dinner on Thursday, so advanced booking is essential.

Akira Back, W Dubai – The Palm, 7pm onwards, Thurs Aug 25, Dhs899. Tel: (0)4 245 5570,

Head to a couples’ paint and grape night


Paint and grape organisers Art Fem have paired up with pretty restaurant Garth for a date and paint night this Thursday. For Dhs850 per couple, you’ can enjoy a three-course menu of Garth’s tasty brasserie dishes and a bottle of wine, plus a pre-sketched canvas to enjoy a romantic painting session.

Garth, Behind No9 Lounge, Kempinski Mall of the Emirates, 7pm, Thurs Aug 25, Dhs850 per couple. Tel: (0)58 530 7499, @garthdubai