Try something new: 25 brilliant new things to do in Dubai

New dining spots, performances and much more…  

A new month brings a list of new things to do in Dubai and we couldn’t be more delighted to share information with our readers on the latest and greatest.

Here are 25 new things to do in Dubai this month.

Visit Ria on Club Vista Mare…


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The wait is finally over… Replacing Breeze, the much-loved Dubai restaurant on Palm Jumeirah, Ría will open on Friday, March 10 at Club Vista Mare. Drawing inspiration from its seaside location, the menu for both food and drinks will be heavily influenced by the ocean and earth. Wholesome sharing Mediterranean dishes will be the perfect centerpiece for afternoons that turn to evenings and nights you want to go on forever. The perfect new weekend hotspot.

Ría, Club Vista Mare, 11am to 2am Sun to Thurs, 11am to 3am Fri and Sat, opening Friday March 10 2023. @riarestaurantbar 

Dance your Sunday away at Laguna Beach Taverna


This boho chic al fresco dining spot is turning up the heat with a party every Sunday. Nomadic Tune takes place from 12pm to 8pm, where partygoers can dance to the beats of funky house and melodic techno. The dress code is boho-chic, with all guests being encouraged to dive into the complimentary festival makeup and hair braiding stations on arrival. With a glass of sangria in hand and your toes in the sand, you will be transported to your own Grecian party Island at this beachfront venue. This Sunday session is free entrance for ladies but will cost men Dhs255 per person which includes three drinks. Or, book a table for four and it’s Dhs1,000, fully redeemable.

Laguna Beach Taverna & Lounge, Sofitel Dubai The Palm Jumeirah, East Crescent Rd, Dubai, Sundays 12pm to 8pm. Tel: (0)5 875 7662. sofitel-dubai-thepalm.com

Get cultural at the Abrahamic Family House

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE and ruler of Abu Dhabi, announced the inauguration of the Abrahamic Family House — a mega project holding places of worship for the three Abrahamic religions — via Twitter last month. And now this very special beacon of love, tolerance and peace, located in the Cultural District of Saadiyat Island, is open to the worshipping and visiting public. Entrance is free and we highly recommend booking in advance to secure yourself one of the facility’s expert ‘storytellers’. They’ll help you get the most out of your Abrahamic Family House Experience.

Jacques Chirac Street, Saadiyat Cultural District, free @abrahamicfh

Test out your padel skills on a new floating court

padelx JLT

With padel taking the world by storm, we have seen many venues dedicated to this fast-growing sport pop up across the city. Adding a classic Dubai twist, you and your besties can now have your weekly padel match on a floating court in JLT. Padelx is open from 6am to 11pm, with two courts available with prices starting from Dhs200 an hour.

Padelx, Jumeirah Lake Towers, Cluster I, Dubai, prices from Dhs200 (per hour), open daily from 6am to 11pm, bookings required. Tel: (0)58 894 4631.. @padelx_official

Check out The Efie Galleries’ newest exhibition


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Running from now until the end of May, Ishaaq Ismail’s exhibition Beyond The Fence, Begins the Sky, features his first collection of monochromatic works that uses multiple hues of blue. By portraying characters with complicated and conflicting feelings against a variety of serene and utopian landscapes, this exhibition seeks to question perceptions about beauty while also considering the hardships these individuals must face.

The Efie Gallery, Al Quoz, Dubai, Tel: (0)4 252 4182, efiegallery.com

Get creative at a new female-focused co-working space


Dubai now has a beautiful female focused co-working space, The Bureau. This light and airy co-working space is located in the heart of Dubai’s Gold & Diamond Park. The concept is co-founded by Dubai-born and raised sisters, Nikita and Rhea Patel, who shared the vision of creating a cosy, welcoming and supportive space. The Bureau offers a modern and light space with a co-working lounge, as well as private offices, meeting rooms, as well as a podcast studio and phone booth. This one-stop shop also incorporates a fitness studio called NAÕ, a vanity room complete with showers, and even a pumping room for new mothers. It’s important to stay fueled and hydrated, which is made easy thanks to an on-site Jones The Grocer, where you can stock up on coffee, snacks and wholesome meals.

The Bureau, Building 6, Gold & Diamond Park, Dubai, UAE, Tel: (0)54 583 3397, @thebureauae

Top up your tan at Gallery 7/40 on Palm West Beach

Palm West Beach is already home to some fabulous beach bars and restaurants, and now there’s a new beach club for topping up your tan. Called Gallery 7/40, this vibrant spot is a part beach club and part gallery housed in The Club, alongside Eva, San and Playa. Showcasing eclectic decor and Mediterranean cuisine, this venue oozes artistic expression and comes complete with an indoor and outdoor restaurant as well as a swimming pool and its own stretch of beach. If you’re a lover of art, food and the ocean, then Gallery 7/40 is calling your name.

Gallery 7/40, The Club, Palm West Beach, Palm Jumeirah, 10am to 3am daily, Tel: (0)58 550 0740, gallery740.com

Take a day trip to Hatta and drink coffee at Under the Shade


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Nestled between the palms, this serene spot serves as a small sanctuary located in Hatta’s Heritage Village. This rustic venue’s charm lies in its simplicity and natural elements, transporting all coffee lovers to their own secret oasis. Guests can sip on a heartwarming coffee whilst basking in the sounds of chirping birds and trickling water. Bliss.

Under The Shade Coffee, Hatta Heritage Village, Dubai, 10am to 10pm daily, @uts.ae

Try out tashas Bungalo34 on Pearl Jumeirah

Since descending on the white sands of Pearl Jumeira Island in January, the beautiful beachside destination has already caused a stir and even got the Sheikh Hamdan seal of approval. Brought to you from Tashas Group – the team behind Flamingo Rooms by tashas, Avli by tashas, and tashas café – Bungalo34 is named after and inspired by the founder Natasha Sideris’ holiday hideaway in Greece. This dreamy venue serves Meditteranean meets Greek cuisine, offering fresh fish, carpaccio cacio e pepe and seabream carpaccio.

Bungalo34, Nikki Beach Residences, Pearl Jumeira Island, Jumeirah 1, Dubai. Daily 9am to 12am, from Tuesday, January 17. Tel:(0)4 238 1780. @bungalo34 / bungalo34.com

The Dubai Balloon at Atlantis Aquaventure Dubai

Thrill-seekers can now view the Palm and the Arabian Gulf from 300 meters above the ground. This unique aviation experience is located in Atlantis Aquaventure, which will offer unique views of the entire city. This 10-minute experience will lift riders into the air via a helium-inflated tethered balloon. For adults, it’s Dhs175 for a regular pass or Dhs75 for children. There’s also a fast pass ticket for priority boarding, as well as a complimentary beverage in The Dubai Balloon lounge, priced at Dhs275 for adults and Dhs125 for children.

The Dubai Balloon, Aquaventure, Atlantis, The Palm, Mon to Thur 9am to 11pm, Fri to Sun 9am to midnight. thedubaiballoon.com / @thedubaiballoon

Jason Atherton’s newest restaurant is now open at Grosvenor House, and boasts 360-degree views of the Dubai Marina from it’s 43rd floor location. Taking centre stage, a seven-metre marble cocktail bar sets the scene, with a resident DJ filling the room with ambient beats. Alongside Atherton’s famed classic, there will be new exciting additions such as Scottish salmon with king crab, cucumber, dill and trout eggs and ravioli of shellfish with seaweed, mushroom jam and sweetcorn veloute.

Last month, the gorgeous new rooftop bar Mi Amie made its debut at Jumeirah Emirates Towers, bringing some new energy and vibrance to Dubai’s Financial Centre. As the name suggests, this lofty new drinking den draws its inspiration from the colourful hotspots of Miami, fused with bright Art Deco features. Open daily from 5pm, it’s set to be a sought-after sundowner spot as well as the perfect place to party.

Mi Amie Dubai, Level 1, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Hotel, Trade Centre 2, Dubai, 5pm to 2am daily, Tel: (0)4 319 8567, miamiedubai.com