Just 11 really fun and foodie things to do in Dubai this week. From Sunday to Thursday, we’ve got some great ways to spend your days. Wear your stretchiest pants and get stuck in.
Sunday, 19th November
The spice is right
Popular JLT Indian restaurant, Spice & Ice, is offering an Express Thali Lunch. Enjoy a platter filled with all the essentials – dal, rice, naan, raita, samosa, curries, paneer and more cooked by specialist chefs. And if you can read that without salivating, you have achieved something special today.
AED 49. 12pm-4pm, Sunday to Thursday. JLT, cluster A. 04 421 1356.
Monday, 20th November
Children of rhythm
Sima Kids are providing free taster workshop trials for two of their children’s Movers & Shakers dance classes. The explorative sessions will be lead by British movement artist Leanne Cardill, and designed to promote expression, cognitive development and socialisation.
Free entry (regular classes from AED 55). 10am-10.30am (four months to walker), 10.30am-11am (confident walker – 3) Warehouse 38, Alserkal Avenue. 0501507876.
Mussels from Brussels
Or possibly not. But the delicious little bivalves served up at Bistro Des Arts’ Mussels Monday have certainly been cooked in the traditional Belgian / French fashion. Each Monday, take advantage of the special offer which includes a full pot of the sumptuous shellfish and glass of paired grape for one price.
AED 139. 12pm-11pm. Bistro Des Arts, The Address, Marina Promenade. 04 551 1576
The pink elephant in the room
DIFC destination 7Elephants has a suitably fun-filled ladies’ night entitled ‘Pink Elephants.’ Five complimentary adult beverages await female guests and the beats come courtesy of the fresh sounds of SoulMates Tribute. All you need to bring is the squad.
Free entry. 6pm-11pm. 7Elephants, DIFC. 04 354 4354.
Tuesday, 21st November
Breakfast of el campeones
If you’ve never experienced the fiesta de boca (mouth party) that is a breakfast burrito, it’s high time you headed down to one of the 12 Dubai outlets of Taqado, the maestros of Mexican cuisine (or just place an order through Deliveroo). Not ready for all that flavour in the morning? They now serve it all day long.
Stores across Dubai. From AED 28. 8am-11pm. www.taqado.com
The wellness talks continue at Dubai’s healthy-eating hotspot, Flow. Who got the flow? This time life coach, Linda Bonnar (she got the flow) will be presenting a speech about ‘Activating Happiness’, changes we can make in our own lives to lead more fruitful, productive and content existences.
Free. From 7pm. Flow, Jumeirah Emirates Towers. 055 293 4430
Wednesday, 22nd November
Do something cool after school
Fairmont The Palm and State of One have joined forces to create a season of kid’s after school activities at the Falcon Kids Club. The focus is on drama and art, and the interactive sessions focus on empowering children, allowing them to explore creatively. There are also visits from ‘characters,’ providing a (tactically brilliant) hidden educational element.
AED 75. 6pm-7.30pm. Falcon Kids Club, Fairmont the Palm. 04 457 331
Art whilst you eat
The Hilton JBR is holding a Design & Dine night. Which follows the almost invariably correct epicurean principle of adding food to an activity to make it better. Maybe not water skiing. The event invites you to create a canvas of the compelling image of the Hand of Fatima and dine under the stars on the rooftop venue.
AED 300. 7PM-11PM. Design & Dine, Hilton JBR. allevents.in
Starry starry night
FIVE Palm Jumeirah has proposed something truly special for the fine-dining fanatics of Dubai. 20 top chefs, hailing from award-winning and Michelin-starred restaurants across the world (including Vincenzo Candiano and Donato de Santis) will create munchable masterpieces to a soundtrack of live jazz.
AED 490. 7.30pm. The Penthouse at FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai. 04 455 9988.
Thursday, 23rd November
With three Michelin stars from two separate restaurants under his belt, chef Sergio Herman is a culinary force to be reckoned with. For two nights, his spectacular tasting menu will be available at At,mosphere, accompanied by one of the greatest restaurant views found anywhere.
AED 1,550 for eight course tasting menu (AED 2,500 with paired grape). 6pm. At.mosphere, Burj Khalifa. 04 8883828
Why so crabby?
Chilli Crab Festival returns to Madinat Jumeirah for four days from Wednesday. Special stalls sell the spicy Singaporean crustacean cuisine and guests are treated to a secret schedule of live entertainment.
Free entry. 3pm-12am, until 25th. Madinat Jumeirah. 04 366 6730