Diaries out…

It’s a new week and with every new week comes plenty of fun things to do in Dubai. From a paint and grape session to learning how to craft cocktails, chilling with friends at an adults-only arcade, and more…

Here are 8 fun things to do in Dubai this week

Monday, May 20

Indulge in a wine and cheese night at Hotel Indigo

Hotel Indigo Wine and Cheese

Orange Feels Bar & Shisha Lounge at Hotel Indigo is offering a cheeseboard for Dhs110 for two every night this May. You can also opt for a cold cut or fish board for Dhs160 for two. To both boards, you can add wine for Dhs35 per glass or Dhs150 for a bottle. You can avail of the deal from 12pm to 12am.

Orange Feels Bar & Shisha Lounge, Hotel Indigo Dubai Downtown, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, every night this May, 12pm to 12am. Tel: (0)56 422 7120, @orangefeelsbardubai

Tuck into an all-day breakfast menu at Joe and the Juice


The renowned Danish concept brand is now offering an all-day breakfast menu across all its branches. On the menu, expect health-conscious dishes such as eggcado sandwich for Dhs37, an eggcado bowl for Dhs30, the slab breakfast sandwich for Dhs22 and more.  You can also place your orders through Deliveroo to enjoy at home or the office.

Joe and the Juice, an all-day breakfast menu across all branches in UAE. @joeandthejuiceuae

Tuesday, May 21

Pull up a chair at a one-off four-hands dinner experience at Ossiano

Ossiano 4 hand dinner

Chef Grégoire Berger from Ossiano and Chef Pam Pichaya Soontornyanakij from Potong restaurant in Bangkok are coming together to host a four-hand dinner. Taking place for one night only, the menu is inspired by a five-element philosophy: salt, acid, spice, texture, and Maillard reaction (the chemical process of reducing sugars that brings distinctive flavour). You will tuck into 10 dishes, all meticulously crafted by the duo. Another top reason why you shouldn’t miss it? Chef Pichaya is the newly crowned Asia’s Best Female Chef 2024. Read more here.

Ossiano, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, May 21 from 6pm, prices from Dhs1,600. Tel: (0)4 426 0770. @ossianodubai

Take a mixology masterclass at H Bar


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Learn the skills behind crafting innovative cocktails (or mocktails) under the guidance of H Bar’s team of mixologists. The one-hour-long masterclass will show you how to create the perfect cocktail while you feast on canapés. The masterclass runs daily from 3.30pm to 6.30pm. The cocktail class is Dhs175 per person or Dhs310 per couple. For a group of more than five, it’s Dhs140 per person. Mocktail classes will cost you Dhs140 per person or Dhs250 per couple, and it’s Dhs125 per person for groups of five or more.

H Bar, The H Hotel, opposite Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai, daily 3.30pm to 6.30pm, prices from Dhs175 (cocktail masterclass). Tel: (0)4 501 8620, @thehdubai

Wednesday, May 22

Hit the pause button at Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort

Need a midweek break? Head to Thai-inspired paradise Anantara The Palm for an afternoon of relaxation and indulgence. First up, it’s treatment time at Anantara Spa with a choice of a 60-minute massage, facial or hammam in the fragrant surroundings of your treatment room. Then there’s a three-hour afternoon tea to enjoy, which features fine sandwiches of smoked salmon, mini-pastries and freshly baked scones. You can upgrade to include unlimited prosecco for three hours for an extra Dhs100 to add a little sparkle to your afternoon.

Anantara Spa, Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, 10am to 2pm (spa) 2pm to 5pm (afternoon tea), Monday to Friday, Dhs550 or Dhs650 including prosecco. Tel: (0)4 567 8140. anantara.com

Unleash your creativity at a paint and grape

One of the great ways to slow the mind down and relax is painting. But why just paint when you can enjoy some sips as well to help you destress? ARTfem is hosting a night of painting, drinks and a buffet dinner on May 22. The session runs from 7pm to 10pm and will see you painting on a pre-sketched canvas. You don’t need any experience, just show up with a friend or alone and show off your creativity. Along the way should you need help, the team at ARTfem will offer up their tips and suggestions. While you paint, you can enjoy live music, three drinks and bites from the buffet. The workshop on May 22 takes place at VIDA Dubai Marina Yacht Club with a black and gold-themed workshop. Book here.

VIDA Dubai Marina Yacht Club Club, May 22, 7 to 10pm, Dhs399 (all inclusive) @artfemdxb

Thursday, May 23

Catch up over canapes and drinks at Fai Lounge

Palace Dubai Creek Harbour

Dine outdoors while you still can with friends at Fai Lounge at the newly opened Palace Dubai Creek Harbour. The restaurant offers seafood specialities with a hint of Caribbean influence. You can dine by the pool where you’re graced with views of the Dubai Canal, or indoors in the stylish lounge. Pair your meal with beverages to complete your experience. Book here

Fai Lounge, Palace Dubai Creek Harbour, Dubai Creek Harbour, Dubai, open daily 10am to 1pm, Tel: (0)4 559 8870, addresshotels.com

Meet up with the gang and play at Brass Monkey

arcades in Dubai

Need to have some fun after a long week? Brass Monkey is your one-stop shop for all things fun. There’s a 12-lane bowling alley, full arcade, pool tables, state-of-the-art basketball machines, motorbike and car simulators, and vintage games like Pac-Man it truly is a playground to appease your inner child. Oh, and there is happy hour from 4pm to 7pm. Do note Brass Monkey is only open to those over the age of 21 (sorry, kids)…

Brass Monkey, Bluewaters Island, Mon to Wed, 4pm to 2am, Thurs and Fri, 4pm to 3am, Sat, 12pm to 3am, Sun, 12pm to 2am, Tel: (0)4 582 7277 @brassmonkeysocial

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