A chicken shop, the return of ladies’ nights and a tortilla-making masterclass…

Just like that the Eid weekend has been and gone. Get ready for a brand new week feeling refreshed and ready to go again… Until the next public holiday. There are plenty of things to do this week, restaurants to check out for the first time, and masterclasses to attend. Alternatively, have a smashing time relieving your stress. Either way, have a wonderful week.

Here are 8 fantastic things to do in Dubai this week: 

Monday, April 24

Try out a vegetarian-friendly menu

Have you always wanted to try out the new Spanish restaurant in Atlantis the Royal, but been apprehensive because of dietary restrictions? Well, luckily Jaleo is now offering guests the chance to dine with the spirit of Spain in mind. Choose from a selection of five vegetarian dishes to tuck into for Dhs250 per person, the menu will be available until May 7.

Jaleo by Jose Andres, Atlantis The Royal, open daily from 6pm to 1am. Dhs250 per person. atlantis.com

Extend your long weekend

Not ready to start the working week yet? Thankfully, the Praia Monday night ladies’ night is back which means three courses and three drinks, or six drinks for Dhs199 for the ladies. Gents can also tag along and avail the same deal for Dhs299.

Praia, FIVE Palm Jumeirah, Mondays from 8pm to 11pm. Dhs199 for ladies, Dhs299 for gents. praiadubai.com

Tuesday, April 25

Indulge in National Steak Day at Weslodge Saloon

A meat eater’s paradise. Dive into the North American wonderland where they will be firing up the hardwood and charcoal grill and serving patrons the finest cuts. Weslodge Saloon is serving up steaks galore this National Steak Day. From tenderloin to striploin, ribeye or braised short rib, the sky is the limit.

Weslodge Saloon, JW Marriott Marquis and City Walk. weslodge.ae

Get a taste of Italy with Luigia

Luigia Dubai

An Italian institution that we know and love. Luigia is serving up a stunning menu this week that will celebrate the flavours of Lombardy. Get ready for a four-course set menu that is sure to wow you with a variety of generational recipes that were passed down through the years. Experience truly authentic Italian dishes from the comfort of Dubai.

Luigia, Rixos JBR, Tues Apr 25 from 5.30pm to 11pm, Dhs249 per person. Tel: (0)4 349 6950 luigia.ae

Wednesday, April 26

Prepare to be a-maized

lila taqueria

With the arrival of the Dubai Food Festival, Chef Shaw of Lila Taqueria is offering the chance to bask in the traditions of Mexican cuisine thanks to her masterclass. Experience a live kitchen walkthrough of how to make a real corn tortilla, just like Abuela used to make. Snack on Lila’s favourite snacks and drinks while you watch the master at work. But get your booking in fast as there are only 6 seats per class.

Lila Taqueria, Jumeirah Beach Road, Apr 26, May 2, May 3, from 3pm to 5pm, Dhs265 per person. Tel: (0)4 282 0005 lilataqueria.com

Have a smashing time

the smash room

Celebrating five years, The Smash Room is offering anger management at its finest. Okay, it’s not strictly anger management, but you’d be surprised by how much relief you feel after taking a sledgehammer to a PC or printer. The unique combination of therapy and fun allows anyone to de-stress. Since its opening The Smash room has been a hit and to mark the special occasion, The Smash Room is offering guests the chance to smash five glasses for five dirhams, along with a 25 per cent discount on 10 glasses and one printer or CPU.

The Smash Room, Al Quoz, offer valid from Apr 25 to 30. Tel: (0)4 339 7810 thesmashroom.com

Thursday, April 27

Fancy a pizza?

things to do in Dubai this week

Indulge in your favourite pizza from this adorable cafe, and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine or bottle of beer for only Dhs55. No matter your preference, Ella’s Eatery serves up delicious pizza pies and what’s more, the whole family is welcome.

Ella’s Eatery, Palm View East, Palm Jumeirah, Wed and Thurs Dhs55 for pizza and one drink. Tel: (0)4 557 0984 @ellaseatery

Check out the latest chicken shop


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From the makers of Pickl, we recently welcomed a new homegrown chicken shop, BonBird. You have to try it out for yourself but it is safe to say that we are still dreaming about the chicken melt sando. Whether you’re after juicy tenders, bone-in or a burger you should find yourself firmly planted in a seat at this City Walk chicken shop. If you’d like, try out the caviar on a chicken tender…

BonBird, City Walk, now open daily 11am to 2am. @bonbird.uae 

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