8 brilliant things to do in Dubai this week: October 16 to 19

Hello, new week… 

Looking for some great things to do in Dubai this week? There’s plenty, from checking out a brand-new show at The Theatre to witnessing the future at Gitex, visiting Global Village Dubai and more…

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

Monday, October 16

Groove to the tunes at an all-new nightlife experience at Secret Room


Secret Room’s Himitsu Evenings kicks off tonight and is packed with electrifying music, entrancing dance, and vintage Yakuza mystique. Himitsu translates to “secret” in Japanese and is set to transport guests to the captivating world of ‘oldskool yakuza’. Guests will be able to check out a pop-up by BHype – Dubai’s leading vintage-street fashion store, and will be able to take part in a dance challenge with the chance of winning exclusive BHype items. Movies paying tribute to Japan’s rich cinematic history will be screened and of course, you’ll have music by DJ Lehash alongside DJ Kidy showcasing a mix of classic Japanese house beats and old school R&B. Don’t leave without snapping up photos of the supercar embellished with a special design.

Himitsu Nights, F.R.N.D.S Grand Café, Address Fountain Views, Downtown Dubai, Oct 16, 11pm to 4am, secretroomdubai.com

Indulge in a twelve-course meal by two great chefs


Jun’s is hosting a one of a kind event foodies need to check out. The multi-award-winning Chef Kelvin Cheung is partnering up with the renowned Chef Himanshu Saini of Tresind Studio to prepare a 12-course unforgettable meal. The dishes served up will alternate between both chefs and we can expect some beautifully created dishes. From 7pm, it will be a ticketed event which will cost you Dhs395+ per person for food and select cocktails will be Dhs45+ each. After 10pm, it is open to the public for bar snacks and cocktails. Reserve your spot on 04 457 6035. 

Jun’s restaurant, Downtown Dubai, Boulevard, Oct 16, from 7pm ticketed event for Dhs395+, Tel: (0)4 457 6035. @junsdubai   

Tuesday, October 17

Soak in a brand new show at The Theatre

The Theatre - things to do in Dubai

Get ready to be thrilled at The Theatre’s new show titled Lost in Time blending entertainment and gastronomy with musical history. The concept will catapult you into a captivating narrative centered around the concept of time travel. The story follows the odyssey of two astronauts who become marooned in various historical ages while seeking a path back to their present. Each era they visit will include an array of pop hits from that period which help to guide them. As for your dinner, you will tuck into dishes created by Chef Mattheus Stinnissen.

The Theater, Fairmont Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road , Tues to Sat 10pm to 3am, Fri and Sat 7pm first seating and 10pm second seating. Tel: (0)4 222 2268, thetheaterdubai.com

Check out all-things tech at Gitex

GITEX Global

The 43rd edition is here, taking place from October 16 to 20. Expect over 6,000 exhibitors at Dubai World Trade Centre. At Dubai Harbour, Expand North Star – the world’s largest start-up event hosted by Dubai Chamber of Digital Economy at Dubai Harbour will run until October 18 and will feature 1,800 start-ups from over 100 countries. We expect to see plenty of new announcements from both venues from AI, advancements in cyber security, robots, plenty of new tech, and much more. For more information and tickets, visit gitex.com

Gitex Global, Dubai World Trade Centre, Oct 16 to 20 Mon 11am to 5pm and Tues to Fri 10am to 5pm, Dhs500 per ticket | Expand North Star, Dubai Harbour, until Oct 18, 10am to 6pm, Dhs100 per ticket. gitex.com

Wednesday, October 18

Head to the opening of Global Village Dubai

Global Village Dubai - things to do in Dubai

The region’s leading multicultural family destination opens today and will run for six whole months until April 28, 2024. Year after year, Global Village Dubai receives millions of visitors from all around the globe who check out the park’s vibrant atmosphere, captivating shows, delectable cuisines, and unique shopping opportunities. Can’t wait to visit Global Village when it reopens? You can get to the location for just Dhs10. Before heading over, take note that ticket prices are increasing slightly this year, so it’s best to purchase those tickets online for the best rate.

Global Village Dubai, E311. Open Sun to Wed 4pm to 12am, Thurs to Sat and public holidays 4pm to 1am, Tues open only to ladies and families. Tickets from Dhs22.50. Tel: (0)4 362 4114. globalvillage.ae

Immerse yourself in the world of Malfy at Lucia’s 

Lucia's - things to do in Dubai

An exclusive one-night event is set to take place at Lucia’s in Address Sky View on October 18. With delicious Malfy cocktails meticulously curated by renowned master mixologist, Fabiola Falasca and a three-course Italian menu, you’re sure to be whisked away to the enchanting Amalfi Coast. Your dining experience will be paired with the shoulder-swaying tunes of an Italian singer and a DJ sure to get you on your feet. It will cost you Dhs495 per person, and reservations are a must. Book here or on 04 422 4321.

Lucia’s, Address Sky View, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Blvd, Tel: (0)4 422 4321. luciasdubai.com

Monday, October 19

Indulge in sips at Honeycomb Hi-Fi’s terrace-turned bamboo garden


Honeycomb Hi-Fi terrace has transformed into a ‘House of Suntory Bamboo Garden’, a space inspired by Japanese nature. The garden comes alive with striking design elements that pay homage to the Suntory brand which is celebrating its 100-year journey. Expect bespoke chopstick holders, coasters, elegant noren curtains, and a mesmerizing bottle display gracing the bar. An exclusive beverage menu has also been crafted, but this is something you can only enjoy until November 10.

House of Suntory Bamboo Garden, Pullman Hotel Downtown, Business Bay, Dubai, until Nov 10, Sun to Thur 7.30pm to 2am, Fri and Sat 7.30pm to 3am, Mon closed. Tel: (0)4 412 6666. @honeycombhifi

Try the new business lunch at The Guild

the guild business lunch - things to do in Dubai

The Guild has launched a new business lunch every Monday to Friday which diners can enjoy from 12pm to 3pm at The Salon and The Rockpool. There are two business menus to pick from: the Tres Rapide menu which includes a main course with a starter or dessert for Dhs119, or the Power Rapide menu which comes with a starter, a main course and a dessert accompanied with a Guild house-blended coffee for Dhs149. 

The Guild, ICD Brookfield Place, DIFC, business lunch Mon to Fri 12pm to 3pm, Dhs119 for two-courses or Dhs149 for three-courses. Tel: (0)54 279 6826. theguilddubai.com

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