We know it sounds square, but when it comes to suggesting things to do for your week, we run circles around the competition.
Sunday, 3rd November
Subway are ‘filling’ the world with carby joy this World Sandwich Day 2019 (November 3rd). Head into any of the UAE’s stores today and you’ll be able to get a two-for-one deal on their freshly-made house-baked sarnies. The deal applies to both six-inch and footlong options – vegetarian and meat varieties, whatever you choose, we strongly advocate for the liberal sprinkling of pickles.
Subway stores across the UAE. 3rd November only.
Monday, 4th November
A straight 10
Cavalli is a straight 10. It’s the soiree spot of choice for discerning VIPs, it’s got a #verified gourmet menu, there’s a Robobar, an Ice-Bar, and their toilets are more fancy than most hotel lobbies. This month they’re turning 10 (years old), to celebrate – they’re shipping in US hip hop sensation Fatman Scoop, and offering free drinks for ladies right up to 4am.
Free for ladies, AED 300 for men (includes three beverages). 11.30pm-4am. Cavalli Club, Fairmont Dubai, DWTC area. 050 911 0440.
Riverland, the free-to-enter central shopping and dining hub at the heart of Dubai Parks & Resorts has sprouted a maze. The world’s largest mobile maze in fact. The Wonder Maze covers an area of more than 30,000 square feet, and promises a navigational challenge more labyrinthian than using Google Maps to get out of Business Bay.
AED 35. 10am-10pm. Riverland, near Motiongate entrance, Dubai Parks & Resorts. www.thewondermaze.com
Tuesday, 5th November
Join the Q
Finally, the identity of Q’s Bar’s new resident singer has been released – welcome Spanish soulstress, Nalaya Brown to one of Dubai’s most stylish and intimate swag lounges. Brown will be charming audiences with her sultry vocals and glittering stage presence for the next few months.
Free. 7pm-2am. Q’s Bar & Lounge, Palazzo Versace, Jaddaf Waterfront. 04 556 8865.
From now until the end of December, Tips & Toes salons will be offering a special ‘one size fits all’ price for giving you that most satisfying of salon make-overs, the professional blow-dry. Walk-in, sit-down, blow-out, glow-up, walk-out and strut those streets like you own them gurrrrrrl.
AED 115. At Tips & Toes salon across Dubai.
Wednesday, 6th November
McGettigan’s JLT will be offering guests a ‘chilli reception’ when they head over on Wednesday between 5pm and 7pm. It’s nacho day – a fiesta devoted to the ultimate friend-chip. In keeping with the true spirit of the day – McGettigan’s will be dishing out free sample portions of their indulgent Wagyu nachos. Those who find they have a taste for it all can upgrade to full-size sharing plates for only AED 77.
Free. 5pm-7pm. McGettigan’s JLT, Bonnington Jumeirah Lakes Towers. 04 356 0470.
UAE, Japan, Italy, Spain, Russia, Iran, Mexico and Egypt – will be battling each other to take home one of beach soccer’s most coveted trophies, the Intercontinental Cup Dubai. The tournament will take place between 5th and 9th November, with a full schedule here. Spectators gonna spectate fo’ free, at the Kite Beach-located fanzone. Wednesday’s matches include the UAE vs Italy at 5.30pm.
Free. Kite Beach Umm Sequim. 5th-9th November.
Previously in 2019:
Sunday, 27th October
Roberto’s food and ambiance means it’s always had a healthy swagger, now with the new in-house band, Mark Zitti e i Fratelli Coltelli – it’s undeniably one of the most swinging joints in town. The coolest cats get involved with the Aperitivo deal 4pm-8pm, which includes complimentary bites at the bar before your a la carte meal. *clicks fingers jazzily*
Mains from around AED 100. Gate Village Building No. 1, DIFC. 04 386 00 66.
This floats our boat
All aboard the QE2 for their ‘Festival of Flavours’ – it brings you over 200 dishes, an incredible light show and live Bollywood tunes to get you into the groove. All tuckered out? You can check into a room for the night for AED 490 with dinner. Sink your teeth into murg masala, chicken tikka trios and 198 other dishes, as well as live music and a kids’ play area which will add to the ambience onboard this iconic vessel.
7pm, dinner costs AED 99, Port Rashid. QE2.com. Call 04 526 8811
Dance into Diwali
Burjuman Mall is going all out for Diwali with an explosion of colours, culture and events. Try your hand at candle, tiara and diya decoration, henna painting and much more in the atrium, while Indian dancers will perform twice daily at 6:30 pm and 8:30pm. Plus, fashionistas take note as Fabindia and renowned fashion designer, Ritu Kumar present their take on Diwali styles.
Between 6.30pm and 8.30pm Burjuman, Bur Dubai. 04 352 0222
Monday, 28th October
The brand new Platform Studios DIFC has five fitness-devoted studios and hosts over 1,000 classes each week. Sessions like Mind & Body, Cycle, HIIT, Pilates, Boxing and more. To celebrate the launch, Platform Studios will be offering some special introductory two-for-one deals, that will get you on the way to your fitness goals at a very cheeky discount.
6am-9pm. Two classes for AED 105 (+ two free until 30th November). Platform Studios DIFC, Opp Noodle Room, Park Island Apartments. 04 584 4708.
Tuesday, 29th October
Native Club at Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens is holding a free wellness gathering in support of promoting healthier lifestyles as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There will be a complimentary yoga and singing bowl meditation session, before a discussion on nutrition and an introduction to lymphatic massage.
Free. 9am-11.30am. Native Club at Zabeel House by Jumeirah, The Greens. 04 519 1242
Wednesday, 30th October
VDesi Laughs is back, and they’re bringing the swear jar with them. Yes indeed – the Rated- G Night is out to prove you don’t have to cuss to be funny. In fact, if any of the night’s featured comics do let a curse word slip from the lips, they’ll have to contribute to the swear jar. Just a shame Gordon Ramsay isn’t on the bill really. #Money.
AED 55. Doors open 8pm. Clavichord, Signature 1 Hotel, Barsha Heights. 050 824 1453.
Gettin’ fit fo’ free
NRG fitness has teamed up with Dubai Marina Mall to provide free fitness classes. Twice a day, all week long in fact, so no excuse for not getting those 30×30 minutes in. The classes include HIIT, Circuit, Boxing, Zumba, cycle and much more – just hop on the NRG app to book.
Free. 7am and 5.30pm. Until November 2016. 050 652 7722
Thursday, 31st October
Halloween at UBK means spirited entertainment and ghoulishly good deals on drinks. It’s two-for-one on special Halloween cocktails, there’s a dusk-till-dawn happy hour and a boo-tiful range of prizes to be won.
Free entry, prices from AED 30. From 8pm. [u]bk, Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Cluster A. 04 438 0000.
The Mad Max-themed motorway stop, Last Exit (heading towards Abu Dhabi) features a smashing array of eateries. As of 31st October, it will also offer something else that’s pretty smashing. Smash Room. A miniature version of the popular Al Quoz operation, where guests can take their rage off the road and into a sealed room. Choose your weapon and smash a variety of household objects (like glasses, plates, electrical items). Just close your eyes and think of that tailgater’s windscreen.
From AED 99. Last Exit, Sheikh Zayed Road, dir AUH. 058 198 23 23.