10 simple steps to get the best out of your Dubai Week


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Sunday, 25th March

Iranian food

Plates of Persia 

There’s an Iranian food festival happening at 365 restaurant in the Novotel and tonight is the last night. So, whether you wish to embark on a journey of flavour exploration, or seek comfort in authentic tastes of home  – you’re invited to find a table at this bounteous feast, prepared by Tehrani chef Mohammad Noorani.

AED 125 soft beverage package (AED 225 for house beverages). 7pm-11pm, tonight is the last night. 365 Restaurant, Novotel Dubai Al Barsha. 04 304 9000.


Free Waffles

Winning waffle ticket

March the 25th is International Waffle Day. It’s a sad fact, but waffles are now endangered in the wild. At least partly caused by their being so delicious. In order to raise awareness of this day, and the deliciousness of waffles, Gourmandises and Latitude 25 at Le Meridien Dubai are giving away free (with any coffee / tea order) helpings of the cake-y goodness, crowned with lashings of tasty topping.

Free. 2pm-5pm. Gourmandises and Latitude 25, Le Meridien Dubai, Garhoud. 04 217 0000.


Monday, 26th March

Dragon Mart 2

The Dragon’s apprentice 

Dragon Mart are on the hunt for a very special new employee. The successful candidate, will become – the mall’s first: Toy Detective (queue dramatic music). Applicants must be mothers, over the age of 21 – with a keen eye for the awesomeness of toys, and a strong familiarity with social media. The role requires expert sleuthing and an ability to discover  and communicate the best finds.

Paid position. Call Dragonmart on 04 390 9999.



Poulet vous manger avec moi ce soir?  

If like us, around 75-80 per cent of  your average daily body weight is accounted for by chicken meat, sit down, we have news. The insanely good Canadian restaurant, The Chickery, has just opened at La Mer. The quality of the eats is no accident, the menu was created by two true connoisseurs of cluck: TV Chefs, David Adjey, and Spike Mendelsohn.

Mains from AED 35. 11am-12am. The Chickery, Laguna central, La Mer. 04 385 5300.



Week Daze

Locally-based rock outfit 13 Daze put on a weekly acoustic set at Lock, Stock and Barrel (Barsha Heights). They play an incredible mix of rock classics as well as a few energetically slung whimsical curve balls. Warm up to the set with a 240 minute happy hour (4pm-8pm) with two for one deals on selected beverages.

Free entry. 13 Daze set starts at 10:30pm. Lock, Stock and Barrel, Barsha Heights. 04 514 9195.


Tuesday, 27th March

BarBaar Majestic

Ba Baar that’s cheap

Have you any beverage packages? Yeah actually, drink prices from AED 10 all Tuesday night. An absolutely incredible deal from the venue formally known as The Music Room.

Free entry. 7pm-3am. Bar Baar, Bur Dubai. 04 501 2631. 


Wednesday, 28th March

crazy Fish

Shucking revelations

Crazy Fish only arrived on Dubai’s dining scene this year, but it has already positioned itself as one of the city’s leading fish dish destinations. Further cementing that reputation, it’s offering an unbelievably decadent deal on oysters and bubbles to let you live out your inner Gatsby.

AED 220 (unlimited oysters and a glass of bubbles). 7pm-1am. Crazy Fish, Al Fattan Currency House DIFC. 04 352 9429 – reservation is essential. 


Mad Shadz

So Long’s 17  

Long’s Bar is turning 18 this month – and to celebrate this particularly important milestone – they have 18 days of deals. Between the 28th March and 14th April selected beverages are only AED 18 and every Wednesday over the birthday-athon, there will be live stand up from the comedic vocal chameleon, Mad Shadz.

Free. From 9pm. Long’s Bar, Towers Rotana, DIFC. 04 343 8000.


Thursday, 29th March

Aventura Adventure Extreme Circuit

Destination: Aventura

Aventura is possibly the best way to keep the kids active and entertained over spring break. Trust us, we’ve been before. Take on a variety of challenging aerial assault courses, complete with obstacles suitable for all competences. And between 22nd March and 7th April there is even a special holiday, buy one, get one half price, deal running!

Full price: Adults AED 150, kids AED 125. 9.30am-6pm. Gate 1, Mushrif Park. 052 178 7616



Quench the Thurst 

Thank goodness it’s Thursday. Or as it’s known as at Boracay, the fantastically entertaining Philippines-themed night club, Thirsty Thursday. There are three consecutive happy hours (7pm-10pm) and a whole night full of live entertainment and DJs playing an eclectic mix of dance floor thumping beats.

Free entry all night. 7pm-3am. Boracay Night Club, Asiana hotel, Deira. 050 725 1051. 

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