10 totally turnt-up things you should do in Dubai this week

Burj al arab twilight

When it comes to sun and yum and good stuff for a funday, the smartest of us all log on and visit Dubai Week on a Sunday

Sunday, 18th February

Dragon Mart _Chinese New Year wonderland

sMart celebrations

Obviously Dubai’s own Chinese retail ambassador Dragon Mart has gone all out for Chinese New Year. Expect comprehensive entertainment itineraries, lavish takes on traditional lighting displays, prize draws and a cabaret of colourful costumes.

Free. 10am-10pm, until 24th February. 04 433 6200.

Lakeview

Above par buffet

Lakeview, at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, doesn’t just offer a dreamy waterway backdrop with views over the pristine, manicured fairways. It also has incredible deals on its al fresco evening dining experience, which for six nights a weeks comes with a live music accompaniment.

Unlimited evening buffet 7pm-11pm, AED 160 for soft drink package, AED 290 for sparkling. Lakeview, Clubhouse, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club. 04 295 6000.

Monday, 19th February

Vantage

Taking ad-vantage

For a whole week, selected beverages are only AED 5 at the Vantage terrace lounge in Sheraton Mall of The Emirates. What better way to finish off a flourish of retail therapy than with sundowners in a sophisticated rooftop setting a mere stroll away from the mall’s stores?

Free entry. Vantage, level five, Sheraton, Mall of the Emirates. 04 377 2356.

roopa

First Resort

Jewellery creator Roopa Vohra returns to Dubai for a brief tour of exposition. Catch her hallmark modern twists on traditional designs with the latest hand-crafted ‘Resort’ collection on display and up for sale at The Address Montgomerie, Emirates Hills.

Free entry. 11am-7.30pm, 18th-19th February. The Address Montgomerie. 05 0940 2047

Tuesday, 20th February

Rove

Jump the hump…

…day blues with Rove Hotels’ Cheeky Midweeky. On any given Tuesday evening, head to Rove Trade Centre, Rove Healthcare City or Rove City Centre, hand over AED 99 and enjoy appetisers, salads, and desserts with an à la carte main and a choice of three beverages.

AED 99. 7pm-12am. Rove Hotels.

The Hide

Rump and Hide

There’s a gentlemen’s night at up-market meat eatery, The Hide. Enjoy unlimited house grape when ordering prime cuts or dry-aged meat. The restaurant provides a modern rustic ambiance and a menu rich with classic American comfort food. Dribble.

Free entry. 6pm-late. The Hide, Jumeirah Al Qasr. 04 4323232

Garden on 8

Party on 8

Apologies – we were given incorrect info about the party’s date and timing. It wasn’t Media One’s fault either – they’re lovely. We’re sorry for any inconvenience caused!

Can it be? Three years already? Apparently so, Garden on 8 turns three on Tuesday and birthday celebrations come in the form of a happy hour. If you’ve not visited this hidden gem of a terrace bar, drop in and take advantage of this early spring weather we’ve been having with some discounted drinkies.

Free entry. 6pm-late. Garden on 8, Media One, 04 427 1000

Wednesday, 21st February

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Chaotic scenes

Impact hub Dubai and w2w events are hosting a session for budding cinematographers in Dubai. The free-to-join talk, led by film-maker Kalyan Chakravarthy, is called ‘Creativity out of Chaos’ and aims to provide a little structure and guidance to the passion and enthusiasm of aspiring amateurs.

Free. 7pm-8pm. Impact Hub Dubai – Office 304, Saaha B Lobby, Souk Al Bahar Parking. social@impacthub.ae

Booba

Rap Français

French rapper Booba is the next hip hop luminary to strut the stage at Cavalli Club. The controversial lyricist gained popularity because of the tightness of his flow, and arrives in Dubai fresh from the release of his double platinum selling album, Trone (2017).

AED 250 for entrance and two drinks. AED 500 for unlimited beverages between 8.30pm and 3am. Cavalli Club, Fairmont Hotel, SZR. 800 228 2554

Thursday, 22nd February

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Enda’s game

Danú Dubai’s production of Enda Walsh’s play New Electric Ballroom is coming to the Courtyard Playhouse. The dark comedy tells the story of three shut-in sisters living in a remote part of Ireland, reliving past stories and glories, including a disastrous trip to their local nightclub, The New Electric Ballroom.

Free (voluntary donations very welcome). 7.45pm-9.45pm, 22nd-24th February (with matinee on the 24th at 4.30pm). The Courtyard Playhouse, Al Quoz. www.courtyardplayhouse.com

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