8 great things to do in Dubai this week

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 A cookery class for the little ones, a Mexican ladies’ night and get a sneak peek inside the new Masterchef restaurant…

It’s busy as ever in Dubai this week, with some awesome things to do. From a creative kid’s cookery activity to chilled ladies’ nights and even a sneak-peek at the pre-launch of Masterchef’s hotly anticipated TV-to-plate restaurant in Dubai Marina, there’s heaps of fun stuff to fill your week with.

Here are 8 things to try in Dubai this week…

Sunday April 14

1. Kids create healthy snacks at Kidzania Dubai

Launching tonight at Dubai Mall, the first ever Fade Fit Kids Factory at Kidzania Dubai is a fun and interactive opportunity to teach children aged 4 to 16 about healthy snacking, with a 15-minute cooking class for them to make their own healthy treats made of dates, cocoa and cornflakes. This activity is included in the Kidzania ticket price, from Dhs75 for adults and Dhs185 for children.

 

Kidzania, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, weekdays 10am to 10pm, weekends 10am 11pm. dubai.kidzania.com

2. Load up on unlimited sushi

For those who love their sushi, it’s your last chance to take advantage of a tasty offer at Yo! Sushi. From Dhs139, you can feast on unlimited (yes, really) food from their entire menu with Sushi Sundays. Take your seat at the carousel and sample to your heart’s content. Beverages and fresh juices are also included, so it’s perfect for a chilled dining night out. You might want to skip lunch though…

Yo! Sushi, various locations across Dubai, Sunday April 14 and Tuesday April 16. instagram.com/yosushi_me

Monday April 15

3. Enjoy a tasty two-for-one at Tania’s Teahouse

 If you’re into kitsch cafés and pretty tearooms, this two-storey converted villa is a must try. Conveniently located on Jumeirah Beach Road, near the Burj Al Arab, Tania’s Teahouse is celebrating its first birthday (officially Monday April 15), so for the whole week they’re offering buy one get one free on all mains.

Villa 779A, Jumeirah Beach Road, Sunday to Wednesday, 8am to 10pm. Tel: (04) 324 0021. Taniasteahouse.com

4. Find your zen with the Zoga Yoga Cafe

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Bring some calm to your Monday (or any weekday) at the Zoga Yoga Cafe, Downtown. More than just a yoga studio, this cool and collected space embraces yoga as a way of life, with awesome classes, shops and apparel as well as a healthy cafe with nutritious dishes and full-of-goodness smoothies.

Ground Floor, Southridge Tower 6, just off Al Asayel Street, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, Sun to Thur 7am to 10pm, Fri and Sat 8am to 10pm, Dhs85. Tel: (04) 2767657. zoga.ae

Tuesday April 16

5. Enjoy ladies’ night with a Greek twist

If you are looking for something a little different to the usual ladies’ night, try Ammos’ ‘Ladies, it’s All Greek to Me’ for a sophisticated evening with the girls. Relax in a beautiful, beachy setting and enjoy a traditional Greek mezze board with a complimentary bottle of white or red house grape for Dhs195. There’s also a 50 per cent discount on additional bottle of grape of the same label.

Ammos, Rixos Premium Dubai, JBR, 7pm to 11pm, Tuesday April 16 2019. 052 777 9473. premiumdubai.rixos.com

6. Indulge in Mexican Cuisine

One of the newest restaurants at the ever-popular Bluewaters, is Puerto 99. With stunning sea and Dubai Marina views you can enjoy a relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere. For their brand new ladies’ nights on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, get five drinks on the house and, if you’re feeling a bit peckish, indulge your Mexican food cravings with 25 per cent off the bar snacks menu.

Puerto 99, Bluewaters, Tuesdays and Wednesdays, 8pm to 12am. Tel: (04) 557 6627. Puerto99.ae.

Wednesday April 17

7. Party the night away with What’s On’s Nightlife Awards

Want to know where the best house night is in the city? What about best ladies’ night, or party brunch? Then you need to be at the What’s On Nightlife Awards 2019. Happening this Wednesday at Barasti, the event will celebrate the very best of Dubai’s nightlife scene. Join us for our exclusive packages including a BBQ and free flowing drinks from 7.30pm to 11pm, with packages priced at Dhs150 for ladies and Dhs250 for guys.

What’s On Nightlife Awards 2019, Barasti Beach, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort, 7pm to 3am, Wednesday April 17 2019. Facebook.com/WhatsOnNightlifeAwards

8. Masterchef comes to life

Calling all Masterchef fans, this is one to get your teeth in to. The hotly anticipated, first ever TV-to-plate restaurant. Masterchef, The TV Experience will be opening its doors on April 30 at Millennium Place Marina hotel in Dubai Marina. Whilst the pre-launch event on Wednesday April 17 is strictly invite-only, fans can get up close and personal with some of the winners from UK, USA and India at a sneak peek from 5.30 till 6.30pm.

Millennium Place Marina Hotel, Dubai Marina. 5.30pm to 6.30pm, Wednesday April 17 2019. Tel: (04) 387 777. milleniumhotels.com

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