8 awesome things to do in Dubai this week

By

Dine at the hands of a celebrity chef, head to the Dubai Fountain with your ‘Friends’ or glam up for a new night…

It’s the final week of September and we’re here to make sure you make the most of it. Whether you’re indulging in a sweet treat, dining at the hands of a celebrity chef or finding your zen with underwater yoga, the city is filled with fun things to do this week.

Here’s 8 things to do in Dubai this week.

Sunday September 22

1. Head down to the Dubai Fountain with your Friends

Friends fans need to get themselves to The Dubai Fountain tonight as the tune, originally by The Rembrandts, will be played at The Dubai Fountain in celebration of the show’s 25th anniversary. Alongside the choreographed fountain show will also be a themed LED show displayed on Burj Khalifa. The one-off show is only taking place on Sunday September 22 so make sure you’re there at either 8.30pm or 9.30pm to catch it.

 

The Dubai Fountain, Downtown Dubai, 8.30pm and 9.30pm, Sunday September 22. 

2. Indulge in a sweet treat

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Magnolia Bakery UAE (@magnoliabakeryuae) on

If you’re tied to your desk catching up on a weekends worth of work, you deserve to treat yourself. And luckily, Magnolia Bakery have the answer – having just released their new, limited-edition red velvet banana pudding. A twist on their famed banana pudding, with the addition of layers of soft red velvet cake, priced start from Dhs19.

Magnolia Bakery, various locations including Dubai Mall, Festival City Mall and The Galleria Mall. bakedfreshdaily.co

Monday September 23

3. Enjoy a date night in DIFC

If you’re looking for fancy Italian fare, it doesn’t come much finer than Cipriani. The Italian export in Gate Village is a top option for a DIFC date night, thanks to its charming interiors of plush navy, dark woods and white tablecloths, and equally charming staff. While you’ll find some delicious dishes on the menu (their ice-cream is arguably the best in the city), no visit would be complete without trying one of the signature Bellini’s, a mixed-drink invented by Giuseppe Cipriani in 1930s Venice.

Cipriani, Gate Village Building 10, DIFC, Dubai, daily 12pm to 2am (kitchen closes 12am). Tel: (04) 347 0003. cipriani.com

4. See a stunning Fireworks display

To celebrate Saudi National Day, dining destination The Pointe will be putting on a dazzling fireworks display this Monday at 8.30pm. There’ll be dining discounts too, with 25 per cent off restaurants including Seafood Kitchen, Hook & Cook, Asian District, Palapa, Acapella and Piazza Pizza.

The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah, 8.30pm, Monday September 23. Tel: (04) 390 9999. thepointe.ae

Tuesday September 24

5. Dine at the hands of a celebrity chef

Jason Atherton 02

Jason Atherton will be on the pots and pans at his award-winning Dubai restaurant Marina Social from Tuesday September 24 to Thursday September 26. While here, he’ll not only be meeting and greeting guests, but also making additions to the menu of contemporary British eats.

Marina Social Dubai, Intercontinental Dubai Marina, Dubai Marina, Tuesday September 24 to Thursday September 26. Tel: (04) 446 6664. marinasocialdubai.com

6. Find your zen with underwater yoga

The underwater yoga class at The Lost Chambers Aquarium has become so popular that it’s now been increased to three classes per week. Taking place at 8am on Sundays, Tuesdays and Fridays, classes are priced at Dhs130 and include an hour-long class, yoga mat and water. The Hatha yoga class aims to rejuvenate the body and soul, with the added bonus of being surrounded by 65,000 marine animals. D

The Lost Chambers Aquarium, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, 8am to 9am, Sunday, Tuesday and Friday, Dhs130. tickets.atlantisaquaventure.ae

Wednesday September 25

7. Glam up for a new night

There’s a brand new night launching at Bagatelle this week called Studio Bagatelle . Glam up, and expect to dance and sing a long to some of the finest hits from the 70s and across the decades while dining on Bagatelle’s fine French fare.

Bistrot Bagatelle Dubai, Fairmont Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, 8pm to late, Wednesdays. Tel: (04) 354 5035. bagatelledubai.com

8. See a Shakespeare at Dubai Opera

Dubai audiences will get to enjoy their second dose of Shakespearean theatre at Dubai Opera, when Much Ado About Nothing is staged from September 25 to 28. Written around 1598, within a few years of As You Like It and Twelfth Night, Much Ado is considered to be one of William Shakespeare’s best comedic plays. Tickets start from Dhs150.

Much Ado About Nothing, Dubai Opera, September 25 to 28, from Dhs150. dubaiopera.com

— For the best of Dubai straight to your inbox, sign up for our newsletter.