Having a good week in Dubai is as easy as ‘1,2,3’ – but having a ‘great’ week – that takes some more advanced numerics. Lucky for you, we’ve got the winning formula.
Sunday, 5th January
Sisqo at Billionaire’s Mansion
If you like to dance at the hip hop spots, and cruise to the dos that connect the dots – excellent news is in store. Ex-Dru Hill R&B star SisQo – who you’d probably know best from his ode to love about a certain undergarment – will be at Billionaire Mansion for a special series of gigs. He’ll have top-drawer DJ-ssistance from Mr Levier for his stint on stage in one of the most exclusive venues in town.
Free, entry at the discretion of door manager. 11pm-3am. TAJ Hotel, Business Bay. 04 510 3100.
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.
Monday, 6th January
Getting a kick out of DSF
The Dubai Shopping Festival (DSF) is bringing back its popular DSF Surprises campaign. Each day between the 2nd and 26th January, a different store or brand will host a wild flash sale, with huge price reductions or exclusive offers for one day only. On Monday Ibn Battuta Mall’s Brand Bazaar will be selling all of its sports footwear for AED 95 per pair, including legit top brands like New Balance and Skechers.
AED 95. Monday6th Only. Brand Bazaar, Ibn Battuta Mall.
Heart of the matt(er)
Join one of the regions best-loved, yoga instructors- Nerry (pictured) for a special ‘Heart-Opening’ yoga session. Students of all ability levels are welcome to attend, bringing a donation of whatever they feel appropriate. Come with open hearts, open minds and we can all but guarantee you’ll leave a little more fulfilled.
Donation-based class. 7.15pm-8.30pm. Please bring your own yoga mat, towel, water and a resistance band. JLT Park. www.facebook.com
Tuesday, 7th January
From Athens with love
For the occasion of ‘Orthodox Christmas,’ a festival celebrated widely across Greece, Dubai’s own Hellenic champion – Ammos, will be offering their epic seafood sharing platter for only AED 995. Stacked with a dozen oysters, grilled lobster, Greek sea bream and king prawns, this traditional Greek feast comes with sea views and a breezy ambiance.
AED 995 for two. Ammos, Rixos Premium, JBR. 052 777 9473.
Taco-nother little piece of our heart
Lively beach bar The Bungalow Dubai has a tortilla-lly excellent Taco Tuesday offer that Mexi-can and Mexi-will fix those Latin cuisine cravings. Guac is it you ask? AED 99 for all you can eat tacos, and bottomless bevs between 8pm and 10pm. House rock band, Big Mouth provide the musical accompaniment to your noche caliente.
AED 99, 8pm-9pm. The Bungalow Dubai, La Mer. 054 994 7971.
Wednesday, 8th January
Whack-on your Wednesday best, whilst Studio One’s Mr Miyagi’s whacks-off a chunk of your bill. The Thai restaurant’s Ladies’ & Boys’ night – results in some pretty Thai-dy savings whatever your gender. For AED 99 girls get two dishes and three drinks, for the same spend, boys get two dishes and one select drink. In addition to that, there’s karaoke and live performances from the eatery’s talented staff.
AED 99. 5pm-2am. Mr Miyagi’s, Studio One Hotel, Studio City. 04 514 5447.