Happy Sunday everybody! Here a dozen of the best things going on in Dubai this week…
Sunday, 13th August
Unwind after a long day at work by heading to this resto bar inspired by legendary pro golfer, Ernie Els. Whether you’re a fan or not, feel free to drop by to enjoy the happy hour and get your hands on the menu items ranging from steak and ale pie, fish and chips and even a roast dinner.
Menu from AED 34. Sun-Wed 7pm-9pm. 261, The Els Club, Dubai Sports City. 04 425 1000, elsclubdubai.com/261restaurant
Monday, 14th August
Arabic or Indian cuisine for breakfast? Enjoy both with the exclusive breakfast menu at Farzi Café. With delectable options like eggs Benedict paired with tawa toast and desi ghee hollandaise, coriander akuri, masca focaccia and French toast jenga – you’re sure to jumpstart the day on the right note.
Daily 10am-12pm. City Walk Phase 2, Al Wasl and Safa Road Junction. 04 394 2556, farzicafe.ae
Gain insights on Emirati culture and tradition at the Summer Heritage organised by Dubai Culture and Arts Authority. Designed for youngsters and adults, this event features games, workshops and series of activities that highlight to educate guests on the lifestyle, values and heritage planted by early Emiratis.
Free. Sat-Thu 8am-8pm, Fri closed. Until August 17th. Dubai Public Library, Al Rashidiya. 04 285 8065, dubaiculture.gov.ae
Hear it straight from US-based fitness instructor Bradford Rahmlow of Barry’s Bootcamp as he shares his deep knowledge about healthy living, nutrition and fitness – elements that have helped many people including Hollywood personalities get into shape. This event is part of the Flow Talk series founded by the Emirates Youth Council and Jumeirah Restaurant Group.
Free. From 5pm. Flow, Jumeirah Emirates Towers, Sheikh Zayed Road. 055 293 4430
Planning to delve into the world of blogging? The Intro to WordPress workshop will impart valuable tips and guides on the basic of blogging. Those who are looking to launch their own website whether for personal or entrepreneurial purposes can benefit in this two-day training.
Free. 7pm-10pm. Bynd72, Building 6, Dubai Design District. Register at email@example.com
Tuesday, 15th August
Kids who love anything about space and the solar system will get their intergalactic fix here at the first mall planetarium in Dubai. Short movies tackling the wonders of the universe, the Emirates Mars Mission and facts about the vast galaxy all await curious little ones.
From AED 15. Sun-Thu 3pm-9pm, Fri and Sat 10am-12pm and 3pm-11pm. Oasis Mall, Al Quoz 1, Sheikh Zayed Road. 04 515 4000
What better way to celebrate India’s 71st Independence Day than through the taste buds? Sink your teeth on mouthwatering South Asian fare like tandoori prawns, paneer tikka, murgh makhani, vegetable biryani, just among many others. True to occasion, the menu pays tribute to India’s culture and traditions through rich culinary flavours.
AED 180. From 7pm. iZ, Grand Hyatt Dubai, Sheikh Rashid Road, Riyadh Street. 04 317 1234
Turn back the hands of time through tunes popularised by French diva, Dalida. Reliving the music is Anna, who will fly all the way from France for this special tribute night. Complementing the music is the menu, with signature restaurant faves like tartare de boeuf, salad landaise, gnocchi a la Parisienne and loup de mer adding magic to the occasion.
From 8pm. Bistrot Bagatelle, The Fairmont Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road. 04 354 5035, firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday, 16th August
Had a rough day at work? Loosen up by enjoying Folly by Nick and Scott’s extended AED 25 happy hour this summer season. Aside from the beverages and bites, guests can enjoy (if you’re immune to the summer heat) the outdoor terrace bars with nice views or simply chill out inside with friends and colleagues.
3pm-7pm. Unit 27, Souk Madinat Jumeirah. 04 430 8535
Squash the competition by signing up to this fun squash game for beginners. Hone your skills together with budding players, and expand your network at the same time. Participants are requested bring their own squash racquet and eye protector.
From AED 40 per person/hour. 6pm-7pm. Gloria Hotel, Internet City metro station, Sheikh Zayed Road. For more info and to RSVP, visit www.meetup.com
Thursday, 17th August
Explore ancient UAE through the artefacts recently discovered. See for yourself the historical treasures ranging from gold, bronze, iron and more than 900 found objects including swords, arrow heads, pots and more. The exhibition also features an interactive video for the visitors to learn more and hands on activities for kids to try on.
From AED 10. Sun-Thu 8am-2pm. Saruq Al-Hadid Archaeology Museum, Shindaga District. 04 353 9090, saruqalhadid.ae
Think of smoked salmon Benedicts, fried chicken and waffles, and egg dish variations to choose from. How about flatbreads, burgers, salads and beverages? Get all these and more at Eggspectation’s new branch, carrying on with its tradition of serving great-tasting dishes that transcends breakfast.
Daily 7am-12am. City Walk Boulevard, Al Wasl and Al Safa Road junction. 04 240 6877