Hello, new week… 

Looking for some things to do in Dubai this week to add to your calendar? There’s plenty, from trying a new business lunch to a cake-designing workshop, checking out an art exhibition and more.

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

Monday, October 23

Tuck into a business lunch at Hidemasa


Craving Japanese? Take a break from the office and tuck into a business lunch at Hidemasa in DIFC. Running on weekends from 12pm to 3pm, you can enjoy lunch by Chef Hidemasa Yamamoto for just Dhs110. It includes a starter, a main and dessert along with a salad and miso soup. There will be 17 different options to choose from, so you can keep returning for more.

Hidemasa, Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC, Dubai, weekdays 12pm to 3pm. Dhs110 per person. Tel: (0)4 250 9459. hidemasarestaurant.com

Last chance: Dine on a Navratri thali for Dhs99 at Pincode


Chef Kunal Kapur has prepared a selection of pure vegetarian dishes to help diners observe the traditional fasting practices of Navratri (an annual Hindu festival observed in honour of the goddess Durga). Tuck into a number of dishes including sabudana vada with chutney, aloo ki kadhi, paneer tikka and more. The thali is all yours for Dhs99 per person.

Pincode, First Floor, Next to Cinemas, Dubai Hills Mall, Dhs99 per person. Tel: (0)4 566 1424. @pincode.uae

Tuesday, October 24

Sip and dine alfresco at Hutong Dubai

Hutong Terrace

With the weather now cool enough for us to wine and dine outdoors, Hutong has opened its enchanting terrace. It had a bit of a makeover over the summer and now has a distinctive Hutong-branded pergola with new cocktails to sip on. And of course, you’ll find plenty to dine on from the menu.

Hutong Dubai, Gate Building 6, DIFC, Dubai, open daily. Tel: (04) 2200868. hutong-dubai.com

Learn the art of cake design with Little Venice Cake Company

Little Venice

Join a series of masterclasses led by Penelope for Dhs995 per person while indulging in the finest tea, coffee and champagne. You will learn to create either a six-inch raspberry and vanilla layer cake or a chocolate and salted caramel layered cake. Both require delicate piping techniques, moulding leaves and creating roses and more. Additionally, you can design bespoke floral cookies. Guests will walk away with a selection of treats as a gift. Classes take place every Tuesday. A minimum of two people will be required per booking.

Atlantis The Royal, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, every Tues 11am to 1pm or 4pm to 6pm. Dhs995 per person. Tel: (0)4 426 2150. atlantis.com

Wednesday, October 25

Dine at a brand new smokehouse concept – Chef’s

Carnivores, there’s a new restaurant in town plating up some meaty dishes. At Chef’s, located on Sheikh Zayed Road, near Voco Hotel, you can indulge in juicy wagyu beef burgers paired with imaginative condiments, ribs and brisket, sandwiches and more. And there are plenty of sauces to pair with your choice of cut from smoked maple sriracha, smoked cherry, a signature twist on the classic BBQ, and more. Find it here.

Chef’s, behind Sheikh Zayed Road, near Voco Hotel, Tel: (0)4 298 8994.  @chefs_emirates

Soak in some art at Mohammed Bin Rashid Library

Mohammed Bin Rashid Library

As an ode to international artist Pablo Picasso, the Mohammed Bin Rashid Library (MBRL) is hosting a one-week event starting on October 25 packed with a number of activities. ‘Picasso Days’ will include an art exhibition with art inspired by Picasso created by artists in the Arab region and workshops by Maryam Al-Neyadi showcasing the art of abstract painting. The event is free but to attend, but you will need to register here

Mohammed bin Rashid Library, Al Jaddaf (next to Dubai Creek), Dubai, Tel: (0)4 222 2025. mbrl.ae 

Thursday October 26

Donate to Palestine and order a box of cookies to the office


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Cookie lovers can do their bit while getting their fix… Just A Bite will be donating 100 per cent of its revenue generated until the end of October towards Baitulmaal, supporting their efforts in providing aid to the Palestinians in Gaza. To order a box of cookies for Palestine, send Just A Bite a direct message on Instagram.


Check out an all-new jazz night at Soirée Wine Bar

Soiree Wine Bar

From 8pm to 11pm, soak in soulful tunes from jazz singer Sean Lipsey at Soirée Wine Bar in Me Dubai Hotel. The menu features a selection of wines and cocktails which you can pair with some delicious dishes including from the menu. Pick from slow-cooked beef with smoked pear and borsch, cauliflower risotto and more.

ME Dubai, Burj Khalifa Blvd, Business Bay, Dubai, 8pm to 11pm every Thurs, Tel: (0)55 413 6648. soireedxb.com

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