8 great things to do in Dubai this week: Oct 10 to 13

Dubai Miracle Garden reopens, a new outdoor market and big first birthday parties at a duo of sleek hotspots…

Welcome to a new week and there’s truly something for everyone in Dubai this week. Dubai Miracle Garden reopens this Monday, then there’s ladies’ nights, first birthday parties and a fun fiesta for Spanish National Day.

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

Monday October 10

Take a stroll amongst the blooms as Dubai Miracle Garden returns


Dubai Miracle Garden reopens for a new season on Monday, October 10. The beautiful flora-filled attraction closes for the summer each year, bringing a whole host of new attractions to check out when it reopens. Last year, Dubai Miracle Garden opened up Smurfs Village – the home of the small, blue creatures who live in a community of mushroom-shaped houses in their own harmonious village. Ticket prices have increased for the new season and are priced at Dhs75 for adults and Dhs60 for children aged 12 and under. Kids under three go free.

Dubai Miracle Garden, Al Barsha South, Dubai, 9am to 9pm weekdays, 9am to 11pm weekends, Dhs75 adults, Dhs60 children. Tel: (0)4 422 8902, dubaimiraclegarden.com

Take a trip to Las Vegas with a dazzling new show

The Theater welcomes a new season by celebrating its one-year anniversary on October 10, and it’s launching a new show – an ode to the glitz and glamour of Las Vegas – on the occasion. The thrilling new Viva Las Vegas show sees international dancing acts, acrobats, aerialists, and breath-taking singers wow guests, with creative legend Guy Manoukian at the helm of this mind-blowing spectacle. Head chef Fotis Pastras has divised a new menu which features octopus with cramed potatoes, pan seared foie gras and a rack of lamb.

The Theater, Fairmont Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, 7pm to 3am Tues to Sat. Tel: (0)4 222 2268, thetheaterdubai.com

Tuesday October 11

Gather your besties for ladies’ day

A new ladies’ day deal has launched at February 30, and it’s definitely worth treating yourself to a day off for. Running every Tuesday, the new offer invites ladies to enjoy four hours of unlimited house beverages including selected wine, spirits, and cocktails for Dhs199. Soak up the sun and take in the incredible vibes between 12pm and 4pm on the shores of Dubai’s hottest landmark.

February 30, Palm West Beach, Palm Jumeirah, Tuesdays, 12pm to 4pm, Dhs199. Tel: (0)4 244 7200. february30dubai.com

See the sun set from a sky walk

skyviews edge walk

If you like a serving of adrenaline with your sunsets, then the Sky Views Edge walk is the place for you. Located at the Address Sky View Hotel, the three-part experience gives you the chance to slide down a glass slide some 50 floors above ground, stare out at the city from a glass observation walk that connects the towers of this twin hotel, or for the most daring among you, there’s an edge walk where you can tip-toe around the skyscraper while strapped into a harness.

Sky Walk, Address Sky View, Downtown Dubai, from Dhs90. skywalkdubai.com

Wednesday October 12

Head to an old favourite for their new ladies’ night


Back for its 22nd season, this laid-back restaurant offers an iconic oceanside dining experience. On ladies’ night, expect a delicious Japanese set menu and unlimited beverages for Dhs155 every Wednesday. If you’re looking for a mid-week catch-up with your bestie, this is a perfect beachside spot.

Sho Cho, Dubai Marine Beach Resort and Spa, Jumeriah, Wed 7pm, Dhs155 for unlimited selected beverages and set menu, Tel: (0)50 798 1869, sho-cho.com

Celebrate Spanish National Day

Oh-so-prettyMyrra serves up a daily fusion of Spanish and Greek flavours, so it’s the perfect place to fiesta on Spanish National Day this October 12. Alongside an evening of a la carte Spanish dishes, guests can enjoy an individual chicken or seafood paella with a glass of sangria for Dhs99. It’ll all be paired with a live band playing popular Spanish tunes.

Myrra, Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah, daily 12pm to 2am. Tel: (0)4 770 1433, myrrarestaurant.com

Don your best disco wear for a Studio 54 party

From the glittering skyline of Manhattan’s iconic Studio 54, to the eternal sunshine city of Dubai, Caviar Kaspia celebrates its first anniversary this Wednesday with a Studio 54-themed costume party. But it won’t just be the guests geting a makeover, this ultra-luxe, caviar famous restaurant will transform into a Studio 54 celebration complete with disco balls, glitter, and funk. From the shimmering fabric, to flared pants, statement earrings, and big hair, get your platforms ready to celebrate the night with Caviar Kaspia.

Caviar Kaspia, Gate Village Building 2, DIFC, 8.30pm onwards, Wednesday October 12. Tel: (0)4 243 5633, kaspiadubai.com

Thursday October 13

Check out a cool outdoor market

vibes by the bay

Located on the waterfront of Dubai Festival City Mall, Vibes by the Bay is now open to the public. The outdoor destination is paired with a brand-new Imagine show aptly called Vibes. Expect a show combining laser, light and fountains. The big draw is the brand new outdoor market, where you can shop from a variety of vendors, but there’s also food trucks for feasting at, an array of family friendly activities and the brand new aquatic circus show, Fontana.

Vibes By The Bay, Festival Bay, Dubai Festival City Mall, 10am to 10pm weekdays, 10am to midnight weekends, Tel: (800) 332. @dubaifestivalcitymall