8 great things to do in Dubai this week

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A performance from Fatman Scoop, a movie night alfresco and an artistic explosion at Coya Dubai…

And so the week begins again. Whether you’re heading back to the office, or enjoying some well-deserved downtime, there’s loads of exciting things on in Dubai to make your week a little bit sweeter. From an awesome fitness class to a BBQ-lovers deal or a cute movie night under the stars, we’ve got you covered with all the city’s best fun stuff this week.

Here are 8 things to do in Dubai this week…

Sunday April 21

1. It’s taco time at Muchachas

Ease your way back into the week with Muchachas’ ‘You Had me at Taco’ deal every Sunday where you can enjoy two tacos and a bottle of beer for Dhs49 per person. It’s the perfect after work nibble without the frills, just top tacos to satisfy your Mexican cravings.

Muchachas, Holiday Inn Express, Al Safa, Dubai, ‘You Had Me at Taco’ Sundays 5pm to 11pm. Tel: (04) 437 5878. muchachasdubai.com

2. See an art explosion at COYA

COYA Dubai are showcasing the edgy and vibrant work of Catalan ‘explosion artist’ Manu Alguero until September this year. Visitors can experience the dramatic art whilst enjoying lunch from 12.30 to 3pm Monday to Sunday, dinner from 7pm daily or drinks at the stylish and contemporary bar.

COYA, Four Seasons Resort, Dubai, Jumeirah Beach Road, Sat to Tues 12.30pm to 1am, Wed to Fri 13.30pm to 2am. Tel: (04) 316 9600. coyarestaurant.com

Monday April 22

3. Throw it back with Fatman Scoop at Toyroom

The legendary hip hop performer, Fatman Scoop is set to put on an epic show at the Toy Room this Monday. Throw it back with some of his biggest tunes and ladies can enjoy complimentary drinks until 12am.

Toy Room, Al Meydan Road, Meydan Racecourse, Dubai, 11pm to 4am, Monday April 22. Tel: (052) 463 3338. facebook.com/ToyRoomDXB 

4. Sip your way through happy hour

Ras Beach, Club Vista Mare’s latest offering, is the perfect combo of beach bar vibes, pretty setting and great tunes. Every day, their happy hour runs for an impressive eight hours, so head down for a mid-week post work treat and enjoy enjoy happy hour sips and serves under the sparkling fairy lights.

Ras Beach, Unit 1, Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, Happy hour daily from 12pm to 8pm. Tel: (04) 554 2665. facebook.com/RAS-Beach-Vibes

Tuesday April 23

5. Tuck into a new ladies’ night

Joe’s Backyard is a rooftop spot that will satisfy the meat lovers. With a laidback neighbourhood vibe and  views over the Dubai skyline, on Tuesdays, ladies can enjoy unlimited house spirits, beer and wine, as well as 25 per cent off the flame-grilled menu from 8pm to 12am.

Holiday Inn, Dubai Festival City, 19th Floor, Dubai. Sun to Thurs 5pm till late, Fri & Sat 1pm till late. Tel: (055) 709 4509. joebackyard.com

6. Kickstart your fitness with Barry’s Bootcamp

Thinking of starting a fitness journey? Throw yourself in at the deep end with Barry’s Bootcamp. World-famous and with a host of celebrity fans, this bootcamp is intense but promises to deliver great results. Try their full body class on a Tuesday from 7pm at Dubai Marina.

Barry’s Bootcamp, Trident Grand Mall Level 1, Dubai Marina, Sun to Thurs 7am to 9.30pm, Fri 7.15am to 2.30pm, Sat 8am to 6.30pm, Tel (04) 874 8476. barrysbootcamp.com

Wednesday April 22

7. Enjoy an alfresco movie night

This one-off outdoor cinema night at Jumeirah Beach Hotel is a great one for the kids or a cute alternative date night. They’ll be showing family favourite, Shrek, from 6.30pm and Mission Impossible: Ghost Protocol from 8.30pm, so settle in on the sand and enjoy.

Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Street, Dubai, Wednesday 6.30pm to 11pm. Tel: (04) 348 0000. facebook.com/JumeirahBH

8. Go Downtown for a night of soul music


Love steak and soul music? Then get yourself to STK Downtown for their new Wednesday night. Celebrating the best soul, funk and jazz sounds, you’ll be transported to another era whilst enjoying a three-course dinner and free flowing selected drinks for Dhs299 per person.
Address Downtown, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Blvd, Dubai, 8pm to 11pm, Wednesday, Dhs299. Tel (04) 425 3948. stksteakhouse.com

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