The working week days make up over 71 per cent of our lives. Wishing them away feels like neglecting the most precious gift. Instead, find ways to make them filled with joy. For our part in your story, these are our joy suggestions for you this week.
Sunday, 1st April
Samba, rumba and Caramba
Toro Toro has launched a new Latin American music night, Caramba, that will help transform your Sun-days in to THE most fun-days. Salsa, Meringue, Bachata if the dance requires sultry jerking motion from the hips, it’ll be welcome at Caramba. There are also drinks from AED 30, and light bites from AED 50.
Free entry. 9pm-11.45pm. Toro Toro, Grosvenor House Dubai. 04 317 6000.
Sundays are for the ladies at Boracay. Female entrants to the popular disco destination receive three free beverages, Asiana Beauty Center voucher and 20 per cent off selected food items. We can already imagine the scene when Beyonce’s Single Ladies hits the dance floor speakers. WOAH-OH-OH, OH-OH-OHHHH.
Free entry. 7pm-3am. Boracay, Asiana Hotel, Deira. 050 725 1051.
Monday, 2nd April
Every day of the geek
If you literally can’t until Middle East Film and Comic Con (MEFCC) starts this Thursday (we don’t blame you, we can’t either), The Times Square Center Dubai is holding their own GEEKFEST. There are daily activities up to 4th April including: Retro game stations, a Messi football challenge, lego-building, a mystery hunt (by Hint Hunt) AND a pop-up robot lab.
Free. 12pm-8pm. Times Square Center, Al Quoz. 04 341 8020
Spring, break ‘n’ splash
Splash N Play aren’t shutting down for the Spring Break. Oh no. If anything, they’re amping proceedings up. They have a special camp, which your little ones can still sign up to at a daily rate (AED 150, includes lunch). The indoor and outdoor adventure centre caters for kiddies from 3-10 years of age.
AED 150. 9.30am-2.30pm. Splash ‘N’ Play, Al Safa 2. 04 388 3008.
Tuesday, 3rd April
Seven Sands are launching an Emirati Cooking Class. The experience includes a two hour session led by Executive Chef Bassel Ibrahim. Study ingredients and recipes, learn about the culture behind the food, and most importantly, try your hand at cooking two of the nation’s most popular dishes, and then eat the results as part of a grand three-course sharing banquet.
AED 295. Tuesdays 10am-12pm or 6pm-8pm. Seven Sands, The Beach. 04 551 6652.
March of the Troubadours
La Petite Maison Dubai has ‘borrowed’ the Nice-based four-piece, The Troubadours, for a one night only musical accompaniment to their spectacular menu. The internationally-recognised band provide the perfect energetic, up-tempo performance that promises to recreate the timelessly cool experience of the French Riviera Party Scene.
No cover charge, table booking essential. From 8pm. La Petite Maison Dubai, DIFC. 04439 0505
Wednesday, 4th April
Bistro des Artes have launched, Une Raclette a la Marina. For those of you that love cheese, but have absolutely no idea what ‘raclette’ is, listen carefully – we’re about to blow your mind. Raclette is a DELICIOUS cheese that is melted to the point where it can be poured, in huge gooey shelves on to a range of accompaniments. Slather it over potatoes, cured meats or even – just more cheese. Oh and they have tartiflette, don’t ask – just eat.
AED 159 for food only package. AED 249 for grape package. From 7.30pm. Bistro Des Arts, Dubai Marina Promenade. 04 551 1576.
Art and soul
To celebrate World Art Day, talented Lebanese artist, Wael Hamadeh is coming to Fumo lounge. His work, combines Middle East folklore with a contemporary, often surreal twist. You’re invited to dine in the company of Hamadeh (with a discount of 15 per cent on menu items) and create some of your own artistic master works.
Free entry. 7.30pm-9.30pm. Fumo Lounge, Amwaj Rotana. 04 428 2000.
Thursday, 5th April
Locally-based music maestro Adam Baluch will be appearing LIVE at Pizza Express in Bay Square, Business Bay. Which means you can enjoy slices of your favourite ‘za and soak up the creative sounds for the Baluch beat machine. In addition to his singing skills and multi-instrument mastery, look out for beatboxing and loop-pedal layering. That guy is a slice of something special. No doubt.
Free entry. 7pm-10.30pm (happy hour 4pm-8pm). Pizza Express in Bay Square, Business Bay. 04 566 5722.
Organic produce brings all the guys to The Yard
New Meraas entertainment complex, The Yard – has it’s own organic market on Thursdays and Fridays. There are a wide range of products on offer from what you’d expect to “household items…” Intriguing. And thankfully, they’re very keenly-priced. It’s also an excellent excuse to visit the new promise bridge and have an explorative wonder around the grounds of The Yard and Last Exit.
Free entry, every Thursday and Friday till the 20th April. 6pm-11pm. The Yard, Al Khawaneej Last Exit. 050 634 0830.