8 wonderful things to do in Dubai this week: April 29 to May 2

We’re saying hello to May this week…

Looking to say goodbye to April (and hello to May) in style? Here are some top things to do Dubai – from checking out an art festival to enjoying free drinks at ladies’ night, dancing to the Gypsy Kings and more…

Here are 8 wonderful things to do in Dubai this week

Monday, April 29

Make a pitstop at e& Etisalat Beach Canteen before heading home

Dubai Food Festival is here and there’s plenty for your taste buds to look forward to with the return of the much-loved e& Beach Canteen. There’s food vendors and trucks, stores to shop from, a kids’ play area, foodie workshops, fitness classes and more. It’s sure to be fun for the whole family. Read more here and stay up to date with the latest on @beachcanteenofficial

e& Beach Canteen, Jumeirah 3 – behind Sunset Mall, Dubai, April 25 to May 12,  @beachcanteenofficial

Book tables for this unique dining experience before it’s too late

Have you spotted the hot air balloons on the trunk of The Palm? It is a part of a dining experience where you can dine in hot air balloon-inspired fine dining booths. Taking place 53 floors up on the rooftop of The St Regis Dubai The Palm, your night begins with views of sunset, after which you can enjoy sips and delicious bites from Coucou Dubai. As the night goes on, you will be treated with tunes from Coucou’s resident DJ. The experience floats away on May 5, so make your bookings on reservations@coucou-dubai.com.

Beyond The View, The St Regis Dubai The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, until May 5, @coucourooftop

Tuesday, April 30

Pull up at chair at Sushiyaki

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This new dining spot at Souk Madinat Jumeirah has introduced exclusive sharing platters to its menu offering a mix of delicious bites. There are four to choose from including two options available specifically for lunch from 12pm to 5pm – perfect for some AFK time with colleagues or business partners. No matter who you choose to dine with, you’re sure to enjoy.

Sushiyaki, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, sharing platters start from Dhs240. Tel: (0)4 451 9170. sushiyaki.ae

Enjoy a special evening at Tasca

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For two evenings only, head to Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Dubai for a special dining experience. Chef José Barroso from Tasca by José Avillez and Chef Penelope Diaz from Fusion Ceviche are coming together to teleport your palate to the coastal shores of Portugal and Peru. You will get flavours from both restaurants with innovative surprises, all complemented by an exclusive selection of Pisco Sours. If you’re busy on Tuesday, April 30, you’re in luck as a second seating takes place on Wednesday, May 1. The set menu will cost you Dhs450 per person. Book your spots here.

Tasca, Mandarin Oriental Jumeira, Jumeirah Beach Road,  Jumeirah 1, Dubai, April 30 and May 1, Tel: (0)4 777 2231. @tascadubai

Wednesday, May 1

Book you seats for an unmissable four-hands dinner

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Il Borro Tuscan Bistro and Talea by Antonio Guida are joining forces for a four-hands dinner you don’t want to miss. In Dubai, diners are invited to pull up a chair at Il Borro Tuscan Bistro on Wednesday, May 1 where a lavish menu awaits. Expect lobster tail, homemade pumpkin tortelli with truffle and slow cooked lamb, complemented by a delicious chocolate and hazelnut praline. The Italian menu is priced at Dhs650 per person and you can opt for wine pairing for an additional Dhs650. Book your spots on 04 275 2555.

Jumeirah Al Naseem, Jumeirah St, Dubai, May 1, Dhs650 per person, Tel: (04) 2752555. ilborrotuscanbistro.ae

Ladies, enjoy free sips at The Maine

Need to meet up with the gals for a night out? Glam up and head to The Maine. On Wednesday, it’s Clam Jam Night, where all the ladies get free flowing wine at the bar for no charge. The offer includes red, white and rose and is available from 8pm to 12am.

The Maine Land Brasserie, Business Bay, The Opus by Omniyat, Dubai, every Wed, 8pm to 12am, Tel: (0)4 577 6680, themaine.ae

Thursday, May 2

Dance and sing along to the Gipsy Kings

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The Gipsy Kings are back, this time performing at the stunning Dubai Opera on May 2. The icons were last in town when they performed on New Year’s Eve at Burj Al Arab. You will know the Gipsy Kings for their hits including Volare, Bamboleo, and Baila Me. If you love their tunes just as much as we do, go get your tickets now. Tickets to see the show start from Dhs195 and can be booked here.

Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, May 2 at 8pm, from Dhs195. Tel: (0)4 440 8888, dubaiopera.com

Soak in all the art at World Art Dubai

World Art Dubai

World Art Dubai is part of the official Dubai Art Season and it is returning for its 10th edition from May 2 to 5, 2024. In short, if you love art but are on a budget, this is the event for you as all the art here is on sale for an affordable cost. In past festivals, visitors were treated to live art performances, street and graffiti artists showing off what they do best with a drab white wall, workshops, art fashion shows and more. Tickets can be bought online here for a starting price of Dhs15 per child and Dhs25 per adult. Group and family pass options also available.

World Art Dubai, Dubai World Trade Centre, May 2 to 5, Dhs15 children and Dhs25 adults, @worldartdubai

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