8 wonderful things to do in Dubai this week: March 25 to 28

Plans for the week, sorted…

Looking for some things to do in Dubai this week? There’s plenty from checking out a new interactive exhibition at OliOli to celebrating Holi, staying up past your bedtime for a stroll through Alserkal Avenue and more…

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

Monday, March 25

Celebrate Holi at Punjab Grill

Punjab grill-holi

Sample an exclusive four-course menu at Punjab Grill, available until March 25. The menu features chaat, appetizers, mains, and a dessert. There are also vegetarian and non-vegetarian options, priced at Dhs200 and Dhs225 respectively. Indulge in chilled anari dahi bhalla, kathal masala, phulka tacos, and paneer saffron kofta, among others. Meat enthusiasts can relish masala shrimp, reshmi chicken, saffron chicken korma, saag gosht, and more.

Punjab Grill, Lobby Level, Anantara Hotel, Downtown, Business Bay, Dubai, Mar 22 to 25, from Dhs200, Tel: (0) 50 194 1107, @punjabgrilldubai

Dine on steak and fries at Couqley

the best steak frites in Dubai

Mondays at Couqley are saved for the iconic steak frites night where you and your better half can delight in their iconic steak and fries, paired with a bottle of wine and dessert to share. And we can’t fail to mention that oh-so-delicious sauce. This meal will cost you Dhs349 for two.

Couqley, JLT and Pullman Downtown, Monday nights Dhs349 for two. @couqleyuae

Tuesday, March 26

Ready, aim, (d)art at Oche


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Innovative gaming space Oche is collaborating with FoscArt adding a splash of art to your night. On March 26, partake in an Arts n Darts workshop for just Dhs250. The package includes a painting workshop, 60 minutes of dart play, pizza and a beverage. It takes place in their VIP room. FoscART, the seasoned art aficionados will lead you during the 90-minute art workshop. Book your spots here.

Oche, Dubai Mall Fountain Views, Downtown Dubai, March 26, 7pm to 10pm, @ocheduba

Take the little ones to OliOli

OliOli Dubai

The best time to instil creativity is when they are young, and OliOli has plenty of ways to do that. Running for a limited time until the end of April 2024, there is a new immersive art exhibition at the experimental children’s play museum which the kids will love. Called WonderScape, the exhibition features interactive exhibits from renowned artists, showcasing their work in the UAE for the first time. You can read more here.

OliOli Building, Al Quoz, Dubai, children aged 2 to 11, ticket costs Dhs169 for one child and one adult, Tel:(0)4 702 7300. @olioliuae

Wednesday, March 27

Head to Dhow & Anchor for a slice of goodness

Dhow and Anchor, the contemporary gastro pub in Jumeirah Beach Hotel or ‘D&A’, as it’s fondly known, offers a daily ‘Roast of the Day’ which changes between lamb, beef and chicken. The generous plate includes roasted root vegetables, Yorkshire pudding and a portion of mash and gravy to share.

Dhow and Anchor, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, daily 12pm to late, Dhs125. Tel: (04) 432 3232. jumeirah.com

Explore Dubai with Frying Pan Adventures

One of the best ways to experience Dubai after dark is by joining a food tour with Frying Pan Adventures. You’ll explore the older areas of Dubai, from the souks around the Creek to the hole in the wall cafés. Different tours are available so check out the link below.

Find out more here fryingpanadventures.com

Thursday, March 28

Catch a movie with the fam at Vox


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We love a good deal, and over Ramadan, Vox Cinemas is inviting movie fans to the cinema to enjoy a film for just Dhs25. The movies are family-friendly, meaning a family of four can enjoy a movie for just Dhs100. The cinema offer is valid every day until April 10, 2024, and you can pick any VOX Cinemas across the UAE to avail. Find out which movies are a part of the Dhs25 offer here.

Vox Cinemas across the UAE, Dhs25 movie deals, until April 10, uae.voxcinemas.com

Stay past your bedtime at Alserkal Avenue

alserkal art week

You are invited to Stay A Little Longer and explore the cultural hotspot of Alserkal Avenue where you will find the lanes packed with history and experiences of communities past and present in the UAE. Over the nine-day event, the cultural neighbourhood will showcase late-night screenings, poetry performances, art walks (under different languages), a curated community library, food experiences (including a suhoor) and more. Read more here and for an updated list of everything you can get up to at this fun event, visit this link here.

Quoz Arts Fest, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz, Dubai, March 23 to 31, Tel: (0)4 333 3464, alserkal.online

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