8 wonderful things to do in Dubai this week: April 15 to 18

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The long Eid break is sadly over, but returning to work doesn’t have to be difficult… especially if you plan out some great things to do in Dubai over the week. And there’s plenty you can get up to from visiting a brand-new theme park to seeing Seth Troxler,  laughing at a comedy festival and more…

Here are 8 wonderful things to do in Dubai this week

Monday, April 15

Laugh your heart out at Dubai Comedy Festival

The bone-tickling comedy festival has returned to Dubai running until April 21. The comedians will be performing at the Dubai Opera and the Coca-Cola Arena – two of the biggest stages in town. So far, Gad Elmaleh and Kenny Sebastian have performed but there are plenty more LOLs to come courtesy Al Murray, Chris Distefano, Amer Zahr, husband and wife duo Spencer & Vogue and Mo Gilligan and more. See all the comedians here and book your spot.

Enjoy lip-smacking sips by award-winning Tropic City at Nobu Dubai

Nobu Dubai x Tropic-City

On Monday, April 15, say cheers and clink glasses with loved ones with delicious drinks created by Nobu Dubai’s Bar Manager, Angel Immorlano and the team behind the acclaimed Tropic City from Bangkok. The bar is ranked at number 66 on the World’s 50 Best Bars list and No.6 among the World’s 50 Best Bars in Asia. Through the drinks, guests will go on a journey across the Far East to Dubai with a Peruvian twist. Sounds of dreamy Italo house, Electro, Breaks, UKG, and Cosmic Disco will back the night. Signature cocktails are priced from Dhs75. Book here or call 04 426 2626.
Nobu Dubai x Tropic City, Nobu Dubai, Atlantis the Palm, 22nd floor, April 15 – 9pm to 12am, Tel: (0)4 426 2626. @nobudubai

Tuesday, April 16

Last chance: Visit Global Village Dubai with the family

If you didn’t know, Dubai’s popular Global Village Dubai is closing its doors this month on April 28. Inside, you will find country pavilions, captivating shows, delectable cuisines, and unique shopping opportunities. If you think you’ve already visited so many times in the past, and don’t need to visit, think again. This year, Global Village also added a fun mini-golf attraction. There are two golfing experiences, a challenging 9-hole course and an exciting 18-hole course with neon lights. While you’re there, don’t forget to check out Mini World, a fusion of the most iconic attractions from around the world. Read our guide here and purchase your tickets online (for Dhs27) here. Do note, that Tuesday is family day, so only families and women can access the park.

Global Village, Dubailand, open 4pm to 12am daily, closes for summer on April 28, tickets from Dhs27. @globalvillageuae

Enjoy a great deal at Barfly by Buddha-Bar

Buddha Bar - Things to do in Dubai

Love sushi and sake? Well, you can have it both at Barfly by Buddha-Bar. On Tuesday, head to the bar with your mates and enjoy unlimited sushi and tantalizing sake sangria for only Dhs199 per person. Available from 7pm to 11pm. Book on 054 994 1460.

Barfly by Buddha-Bar, Hilton The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, every Tuesday from 7pm to 11pm, Dhs199 per person inclusive of unlimited sushi and sake. Tel: (0)54 994 1460, barflydubai.ae @barflybybuddhabar

Wednesday, April 17

Scream your lungs out at Real Madrid World

Real Madrid World - Things to do in Dubai

Thrill-seekers take note. Real Madrid World opened its doors earlier this month and will offer football fans a fun experience of one of the world’s greatest teams. As per the website, the world’s first Real Madrid-themed park features four zones: Celebration Plaza, Champions Avenue, Stars Universe and Sports Boulevard. Across them, football fans can get their adrenaline fix at 40 attractions, rides and experiences, fuel up at two different restaurants, and shop for merch at the Real Madrid World Store. Among the first-of-their-kind experiences, visitors to Real Madrid World will be able to ride the region’s first wooden roller coaster and the tallest amusement ride in the world. Tickets for Real Madrid World are already online, priced at Dhs295 for all aged four and above. Children under three get free entry. Read more here.

Real Madrid World, Dubai Park and Resorts, 12pm to 9pm Sunday to Thursday, 12pm to 10pm Friday and Saturday, from Dhs295. dubaiparksandresorts.com@realmadridworlddubai

Say farewell to folly with an iconic cocktail


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If you didn’t know yet, beloved Madinat Jumeirah restaurant folly is closing its doors at the end of April. To say cheers to folly and pay tribute, head to the iconic venue and sip on an iconic cocktail priced at Dhs40. The Folly Pop will be available until April 30. The restaurant is even running a final menu from April 20 to 30, and a farewell brunch on Saturday and Sunday.

Folly, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Tel: (0)4 430 8535folly.ae

Thursday, April 18

Hang out with the gals at Couqley

Couqley - Things to do in Dubai

We love Couqley for many reasons: their steak frites, the brilliant business lunch, their well-priced wine list… but the ladies’ night has to be one of the best value deals in the city. It’s available at their cosy bistro in JLT and the sleek brasserie in Pullman Downtown and takes place every Thursday, and you’ll pay just Dhs127 for a main course and free-flowing wine from 7pm to 11pm. Foodie options include their signature steak frites, mushroom risotto and grilled salmon, plus you can upgrade to add a starter for Dhs39 or a side for Dhs33.

Couqley Bistro, Cluster A, JLT, and Couqley Brasserie, Pullman Downtown, Business Bay, 7pm to 11pm on Thurs, Dhs127. Tel: (0)4 514 9339. @couqleyuae

See Seth Troxler perform at Raspoutine

One of electronic music’s most instantly recognizable artists is headlining at RASPOUTINE Dubai for one night only on April 18. The American DJ and Producer Seth Troxler is one of electronic music’s most instantly recognizable artists, so it’s one you don’t want to miss. The night begins at midnight and ends at 3am. Read more here.

Seth Troxler, Raspoutine, DIFC, April 18, 12am to 3am, entry to 21+ only Tel: (0)4 272 5373 @raspoutine.dubai

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