A dazzling digital art exhibition, new ladies’ nights and evening brunches plus an Oktoberfest celebration…

This week, whether it’s a business lunch or an evening brunch we’ve found some top foodie deals. Elsewhere, there’s a new bar to check out, and a new digital art exhibition you won’t want to miss.

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

Monday September 19

Pay your respects to Queen Elizabeth


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Queen Elizabeth II’s state funeral will take place on Monday, September 19 at Westminster Abbey, UK in a service that will be televised around the world. The duties will begin at 9.30am (GST), with the official service taking place at 2pm (GST). The QE2 in Port Rashid will be streaming the coverage from three of their restaurants: The Golden Lion, Queen’s Grill, and Lido Restaurant will all have coverage on from 2pm local time. You can see a list of all the other venues screening coverage here.

QE2 Hotel, Port Rashid, Dubai, 2pm onwards, Monday September 19. Tel: (600) 500400, qe2.com

Kickstart the week with a new business lunch


Kick off the week in the right way with Bussola’s brand new business lunch, available every Monday to Thursday. For Dhs140, you’ll get a two course set meu of Italian starters and mains.

Bussola, Clubhouse Golf & Country Club, Jumeirah Golf Estates, 12pm to 3pm Mon to Thurs, from Dhs140. Tel: (0)4 586 7760, dubaigolf.com

Tuesday September 20

Meet the girls for pizza and prosecco


A neighborhood café located at the heart of The Palm, if you love all things prosecco and pizza then this is your place. Every Tuesday between 12pm and 11pm, ladies can enjoy free-flowing prosecco and all you can eat freshly baked pizza for Dhs179. It’s a lovely spot for a catch-up with your crew.

Ella’s Eatery, Palm View East, The Palm Jumeriah, 12pm to 11pm, Tues, Dhs179. Tel: (0)4 557 0984, @ellaseatery

Soak up the sun with a beach day

Lucky Fish West Beach Palm Jumeirah

Arguably the prettiest of Palm West Beach’s restaurants is Lucky Fish, with its rustic charm and Mediterranean vibes, it’s a stunning spot to head to as cooler temperatures return.  When dining outdoors, visitors are seated under a sun-dappled white canopy, which features elegant 19th Century French chandeliers hanging from the ceiling, and linen curtains and lush green plants sway gently in the breeze. There’s also cushy sun beds and huge white cabanas on the beach, with beach beds priced from Dhs250

Lucky Fish, West Beach, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, open 11am to late, beach until 7pm. Tel: (0)4 569 3447. @luckyfishdubai 

Wednesday September 21

Check out a stunning new digital art exhibition

Gaudi Infinity des Lumières

Love a digital art experience in Dubai? Well, a new show is heading your way to Infinity des Lumieres this September. The immersive show celebrates the distinct minds of three artists: Gaudi, Kandinsky and Klee. The show lasts 45 minutes, with 15 minutes allotted to each artist.

Infinity des Lumieres at Dubai Mall, Dubai Mall, from Sep 21, ticket prices start from Dhs110; gaudikandinskykleedubai.com

Check out a cool new bar

Bartending extroadinaire Jimmy Barrat has opened a new bar, Ergo, inside the Dubai EDITION. Here, you’ll find a new daily Aperitivo from 6pm to 9pm where two drinks and two bites will set you back Dhs155. Dishes include petit toasts topped with beef tartare, mushroom and parmesan tart and smoked oysters with spicy salsa and cucumber vinaigrette. On the drinks front, choose from rose or red wine or a selection of cocktails that include a Ron Jeremy and Ergo Negroni. Or, upgrade to Champagne and it’s Dhs215.

Ergo, The Dubai Edition, Downtown Dubai, 6pm to 9pm daily, from Dhs155. Tel: (0)4 554 2456, @ergodubai

Thursday September 22

Say Prost to an Oktoberfest celebration at Phileas Foggs

Phileas Fogg's Oktoberfest in Dubai

Known and loved by most Dubai residents, Phileas Foggs is hosting an Oktoberfest this autumn with beer and German delicacies. The celebrations will commence in both the restaurant and the area, with steins from Dhs55. Special live performances will be held across the two-week period, so make sure you come and check it out. Book your seats here.

Phileas Foggs, Emirates Hills, Thur to Sun from Sept 15 to Oct 2, free entry, Tel: (0)4 572 4477, foggs.xyz 

Wind into the weekend early at a new night brunch


Northern Chinese restaurant Hutong gets the party going with its Dark Brunch on Thursdays from 9pm. It kicks off with rounds of unlimited dim sum and starters, which includes prawn rolls, chicken sui mai and spicy cucumber rolls. Then you get a choice of main with options like pan seared seabass and kungo po chicken followed by a signature dessert platter. It’s all washed down with house wine, spirits and a selection of cocktails plus live entertainment.

Hutong, Gate Building 6, Ground Floor, DIFC, 9pm to 12am, Thursdays, Dhs288 soft, Dhs388 house, Dhs488 prosecco. Tel: (0)4 220 0868, hutong-dubai.com