6 wonderful things to do in Dubai this week: Dec 5 to 7

Plenty of things to do this (short) week…

Looking for some things to do in Dubai this week? There’s plenty from a beachside yoga session to a festive afternoon tea, Dubai Shopping Festival and more…

Here are 6 wonderful things to do in Dubai this week: 

Tuesday, December 5

Treat yourself to a festive afternoon tea at Four Seasons Resort Dubai

Things to do in Dubai - festive afternoon tea four seasons

Love afternoon tea? Shai Salon has an enchanting festive afternoon tea where every bite and sip is a delightful reminder of the charm that this special time of year brings. Expect seasonal sandwiches, scones, patisseries and more sweet and savoury treats. As you indulge, you will be serenaded with the sounds of a pianist and harpist filling the air with joyful melodies. You have until January 5, 2024 to try it. Make your bookings on 04 270 7805. 

Shai Salon, Four Seasons Resort Dubai, Jumeirah Beach Road, Dubai, until Jan 5, Dhs300 per person (Dhs450 with a glass of bubbles), Tel: (0)4 270 7805. fourseasons.com 

Head with the gals for ladies’ night at The Black Sheep

The Blacksheep ladies' night

Ladies, cosy British gastropub, The Blacksheep has launched an all-new ladies’ night which runs from 6pm to 10pm every Tuesday. You will get to enjoy a two-for-one drink special featuring a variety of cocktails, beers, wines, and spirits. And from the food menu, you can nab 50 per cent off on bites. There’s crispy fried calamari, pan-seared padron peppers and hearty mains such as chicken schnitzel, Cumberland sausage and mash, and more. Happy hour also runs daily from 12pm to 8pm if you get there early.

The Black Sheep, Pullman Hotel JLT, Cluster T, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, daily 12pm to 2am. Tel: (0)58 599 5664. @theblacksheepdubai

Wednesday, December 6

Get your dose of soulful bliss at Summersalt Beach Club

Things to do in Dubai - summersalt yoga wednesdays

Hit the pause button at Jumeirah Al Naseem’s Summersalt Beach Club with a yoga session paired with the serene rhythm of the rolling waves. The one-hour session takes place every Wednesday morning after which you can enjoy a nourishing breakfast with options spanning avo toast, poached eggs and smoked salmon, acai bowl, and more. Pair it with one of three refreshing sips: a classic matcha latte, a refreshing pomegranate drink or a cucumber; rosemary; lime or celery-infused soda. Post your treat, you can retreat to further relax at the pool or beach. The session is open to beginners and seasoned yogis. Pre-book in advance here.

Summersalt Beach Club, Jumeirah Al Naseem, Umm Suqeim 3, Dubai, every Wed, 9.30pm onwards, Dhs500, Tel: (800) 623 4628, sevenrooms.com 

Head to the Green Zone at Cop28

sustainability EXPO 2020

While the annual COP summit is mostly for stakeholders and world leaders, aren’t we all stakeholders when it comes to the fight against climate change? While the Blue Zone is not open to the general public, there’s plenty to enjoy in the Green Zone. There will be a new pavilion open throughout Cop28 called Expo City Dubai Pavilion, a cool spot called Extreme Hangout with workshops, talks, food trucks and a place to chill, an Expo City Farm (a new permanent addition to Expo City Dubai), and much more. The most important bit of information: tickets and we are happy to report, there are none. But you will have to register here. The ticket is available to use only once, so you will need a new one for each day you visit. Read more here.

For more information, visit expocitydubai.com

Thursday, December 7

Tuck into a business lunch at 42 Midtown

Need a break from your desk? The cool New York-style resto-bar in Zabeel House The Greens has launched a business lunch where you can fuel up for Dhs90 for two courses. Have a bigger appetite? Opt for three courses for Dhs105. The menu features signature dishes from the a la carte menu and daily specials. You can even add on a cocktail for Dha40. The business lunch is available Monday to Friday, 12pm to 3pm. 

42 Midtown, Zabeel House The Greens, The Greens, Dubai, Mon to Fri 12pm to 3pm, Dhs90 for two courses and Dhs105 for three courses, Tel: (0)4 519 1186, jumeirah.com 

Learn baking skills at The H Dubai

h hotel dubai

Did you know that baking can help calm anxiety and relieve stress? While it’s easy to reach for the Betty Crocker box in the supermarket, opt instead to learn the art of baking at The H Dubai. Led by the talented Chef Heirida, this 90-minute immersive experience will unveil secret techniques and detailed recipes, allowing you to master the art of creating mouth-watering desserts at home. Sweet treats you will learn to make include apple crumble tart, tiramisu, chocolate fudge cake and more. It will cost you from Dhs300 for the private session. It’s available to book every Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

The H Dubai, opposite World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, bookings can be made every Wed, Thur, and Sat, starting price of Dhs300 per person, Tel: (0)4 501 8888. hhoteldubai.com 

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