8 amazing things to do in Dubai this week: Feb 26 to 29

Plans for the week, sorted…

Looking for some things to do in Dubai this week? There’s plenty from checking out an art festival to an exclusive dinner, a gal’s night out and more…

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

Monday, February 26

Hit the pause button at a sky-high wellness class


AURA Skypool has launched a series of yoga classes from sunrise through to the evening. The Yin Yoga & Sound Healing class, which begins at 8pm on February 26, is perfect for those seeking some relaxation after a busy day. The yoga class goes beyond traditional muscle-focused practices and targets deep connective tissues for a more profound release of stress. The one-hour session concludes with a serene meditation using Tibetan and sound bowls to guide you into a state of deep relaxation. The session costs Dhs180 per person.

Aura Skypool, The Palm Tower, 50th floor Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, Feb 26, 8pm to 9pm, Dhs180. @auraskypool.dubai

Pull up a seat at an exclusive dinner series at Moonrise

Two of Dubai’s most loved chefs, Chef Tristin Farmer and Chef Solemann Haddad of Dubai’s famed Moonrise restaurant are joining forces on February 26 and 27 for an exclusive dinner series. The night will feature a specially curated 14-course menu focusing on Japanese cuisine. There’s aged shima-agi, kegani (horsehair crab), saroma A5 wagyu and more. Reserve your spot on 050 697 2946. It will cost you Dhs1,400 per person (food only) and for an additional Dhs1,000 you can enjoy a wine pairing with your meal.

Moonrise, Satwa, Eden House, Dubai, Feb 26 and 27, Dhs1,400 for food, Dhs2,400 food and wine pairing, Tel: (0)50 697 2946, @moonrise.xyz

Tuesday, February 27

Shop at Sand Dollar


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Last year Sand Dollar opened up its first flagship boutique and on February 27, shoppers can catch the popular brand collaborating with MINT Market. Shoppers can check out various homegrown brands and enjoy a free styling session with stylist Sarit Shefer. You can even enjoy complimentary coffee and cakes served by the team from Sanderson’s – the sustainable, mood-food café concept. And lastly, if you’re lucky you can walk away with a luxury Sand Dollar hamper. 

Sand Dollar X MINT Market pop-up, Block C, Diamond Business Centre 1 , 7.30am to 11.30am, Feb 27, sanddollardubai.com | @mintmarket.ae

Hang out with your fellow Queens at CÉ LA VI


Ladies, need a little pick me up? Hang out with the gals at CÉ LA VI on Tuesday where you will enjoy a cool ladies’ night. From 10pm to 2am, sip on unlimited beverages for Dhs150. And thanks to the energetic tunes from resident DJ Erika, you are sure to dance the night away. Get this in the group chat now!

CÉ LA VI, Level 54, Address Sky View Hotel, Dubai, every Tues 10pm to 2am, Dhs150 per person, Tel: (0)4 582 6111, @celavidubai

Wednesday, February 28

Tuck into lunch from Mama Rita at Costa Coffee

mama rita and costa

Love your coffee from Costa’s? When you need that midday coffee hit, you can also grab lunch from Mama Rita. The homegrown concept created by mother-daughter duo, Rita and Jessica Kahawaty has teamed up with Costa Coffee to roll out a thoughtfully curated menu straight out of Mama Rita’s kitchen. The menu includes four best-sellers and three exclusive partnership creations. Some of the dishes include a chicken quinoa salad, super salon orzo bowl and Mama’s crunchy chicken wrap – a favourite of Rita Kahawaty herself.

Various Costa Coffee locations, @costacoffeeuae

Head over to Old Dubai for a dose of art

A visit to Old Dubai is always worth it, but during art season, the historical neighbourhood gets a lot more colourful, thanks to the Sikka Art and Design Festival. The festival has now returned for its 12th edition featuring an array of aspiring UAE and regional talents, including art installations, murals, photography, live performances, film screenings, music, panels, fashion and jewellery, workshops, local food and beverage concepts and more. Art fans can get lost while exploring the many lanes of the open art museum and the different houses. Make sure you take your time, as you’ll never know which magnificent work of art you will find hiding in a corner or an alleyway. In past editions, the popular art festival took place at Al Fahidi, but for this edition, it is shifting a few meters away to the Al Shindagha Historic Neighbourhood. The best news? Entry is free.

Sikka Art and Design Festival, Al Shindagha Historic Neighbourhood, Bur Dubai, Feb 23 to Mar 3, @sikkaplatform

Thursday, February 29

Learn the art of salsa at ISSEI


Renowned Peruvian-Japanese restaurant, ISSEI is hosting a cool new experience for guests. Before you tuck into some tasty food packed with vibrant flavours, diners can learn the art of salsa. Led by professional dancers from Venezuela, the one-hour class will teach you all you need to know about the energetic salsa rhythms. The session is sure to work up an appetite, so post your meal you can enjoy a delightful dinner. The best part? You can enjoy this experience for just Dhs199, inclusive of a Peruvian welcome drink. Reserve your spot via WhatsApp on 052 267 3915 or email issei.dubai@radisson.com

ISSEI, Radisson DAMAC Hills Rooftop, 27th floor, Feb 29 and March 21 at 7.30pm, Tel: (0)52 267 3915. @isseidubai

Chill with mates over a happy hour


Looking for a cool spot to unwind with mates? Head to SOON Izakaya where you will be teleported to 1980s Japan. The happy hour deal will see you get you one free drink on purchase of one from 4pm to 8pm.

Soon, Cluster Y, Armada Tower 2, JLT, happy hour daily 4pm to 8pm, Tel: (0)55 434 0575. @soondxb