There’s so much to see and do…

Planning your week out? Here are some great thing to do in Dubai from trying out a new curry menu to sipping on unique Negroni creations, checking out a new art exhibition and more.

Here are 8 unmissable things to do in Dubai this week. 

Monday, September 18

Shop for beauty, skincare and fragrance at Nakheel Mall

Nakheel Mall

Beauty Unbound returns for a second edition at Nakheel Mall. The three-week beauty and wellness program features a number of brands each offering an immersive experience. Expect a number of global beauty brands such as NARS, MAC, Dear Dahlia, Rituals, Bobbi Brown, Origins and more. You will also be able to engage with experts and beauty specialists in masterclasses that will take place throughout the event. The masterclasses are free but you will need to register. Check out the program here.

Beauty Unbound, Nakheel Mall, Palm Jumeirah, until Oct 8, Tel: (800) 625 4335, 

Soak in some art at ME Dubai

me dubai paradise

Kick off your week with a unique exhibition by Timur Akhmedov. The bright contemporary artists with Asian roots showcases a number of pieces in his MEtamorphosis exhibition that will take viewers into a world of fantasies, images and dreams. The exhibition is bought to you by Andakulova Gallery, and Legends Art Club Dubai with support of ME Dubai.

ME Dubai, The Opus by Omniyat – Burj Khalifa Blvd – Business Bay, Tel: (0)4 525 2500.

Tuesday, September 19

Watch a foreign movie at Cinema Akil

cinema akil

Cinema Akil, the only independent cinema in the GCC and resident hotspot for all things vintage on the silver screen, is all set to host the ‘Il Cinema Ritrovato On Tour’, a globally renowned film festival. On September 19, at 7pm you can catch The Birds, the Bees and the Italians and at 9.30pm, you can watch Al Hal – Transes. Tickets are available for purchase on, priced at Dhs50 per screening. Read more here.

Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue, Dubai, September 15 to 21, Dhs50,

Ladies, kick back with the gals at UBK

UBK Ladies night

 This fun-filled JLT watering hole hosts ladies’ night every Tuesday where the ladies can get together for a fun night out from 6pm to 12am. Gals will get five house beverages or a bottle of wine or sparkling for just Dhs90. For a bite to eat, ladies can get a 30 per cent discount on all food orders. There will be live music from 8pm. 

UBK, Cluster A, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, every Tues from 6pm to 12am, Dhs99 per lady, Tel: (0)4 438 0000.

Wednesday, September 20

Gent, head to Roxy Cinemas for lads’ night out

Roxy Cinema - gents' nights in Dubai

When just another popcorn and movie night with the boys isn’t enough, this premium offering at Roxy Cinemas is one to try. Running once a month, this exclusive boys-only-allowed deal will see you enjoying a blockbuster plus games and food at Roxy’s Platinum experience. This month’s choice of movie flick is Expend4bles. Post the movie, continue the fun night out with arcade games, snooker and foosball and small bites. The night out is priced at Dhs159 per person. Book here

Roxy Cinema, Dubai Hills Mall, next event Sept 20, 7pm onwards, Dhs159. per person. @theroxycinemas

Book your spot at an exclusive Negroni menu

Chez Wam, the sleek new hotspot at St Regis Gardens is serving up a special Negroni menu from September 19 to 24. You will join other Negroni fans at the 10m-long elongated marble bar and watch as expert mixologists prepare their specially curated creations, each with its own twist. Make your reservation on 04 410 6707.

Chez Wam, St. Regis Gardens, at The St. Regis Dubai, The Palm – Palm Jumeirah. Sept 19 to 24, Tel: (0)4 410 6707. @chezwamdubai

Thursday, September 21

Check out the newly opened Joe & the Juice at DIFC

Joe and the Juice DIFC - things to do in Dubai

Joe & The Juice first opened its doors in Dubai in September 2022, and it has opened its ninth branch in DIFC. Residents and visitors will be able to enjoy a number of of shakes, juices, coffees, cakes, sandwiches and salads. Try the popular Spicy Tuna – a What’s On favourite, Joe’s Club with chicken; avocado and pesto, and much more. It opens from 8am onwards, so a great spot to snap up breakfast or a coffee to go.

Joe & The Juice, DIFC Gate Village, Podium Level, open Sun to Thurs 8am to 11pm and Fri and Sat 8am to 12am. @joeandthejuiceuae

Treat yourself to Curry Night at Mezzanine Bar & Kitchen

Mezzanine Bar & Kitchen - curry night - things to do in Dubai

On Thursday, it’s Curry Night at this gastro pub in the iconic Souk Madinat Jumeirah. For Dhs125, from 6pm to 11pm you can enjoy a starter, main dish and one house beverage. Plan with loved ones and make your booking here.

Mezzanine Bar & Kitchen, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, every Thursday, 6pm to 11pm, Dhs125 per person. Tel: (0)4 58 599 4659.

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