The best Dubai events and other things to do in Dubai in April, including deals at Dubai restaurants, bars and spas, sports, concerts and festivals.
Finally, after months of ever-so-slightly restrictive weather, we can absolutely guarantee November will be perfect. It really the Get Outdoors time of year and traditionally a month for a raft of exciting new openings. So what's stopping you? Check out our list below and be inspired to make the most of November.
A healthy breakfast is what you need to kick-start the weekend on the right note, and the luxurious Demoiselle by Galvin’s new set of menus delivers just that. Health fanatics can enjoy freshly baked flaky croissants, plus natural yogurt with olive oil, datterino tomatoes and flatbread. Yum. Dhs112 (set menu), Dhs96 (detox menu). Daily 8am-midnight.
If you love meat, brace yourself. McGettigan’s Souk Madinat Jumeirah has launched a steak night – and it’s a pretty good deal. Get two prime cut steaks – sirloin or rib-eye and a bottle of grape – for just Dhs250 every Monday night. Ongoing.
From acrobatics to fire-breathers, Cirque Le Soir at Fairmont Dubai is one of the freakiest – and most entertaining – nightspots around. If the awe-inspiring shows aren’t enough to keep you coming back, now you can roll up every Friday afternoon for the ultimate after-brunch party, offering an unlimited drinks package. Ongoing.
Fancy a change of scene when it comes to your choice of hops? Hops at Huddle at Citymax Bur Dubai is set to offer a variety of 25 hop brands from around the world at a special event this month, which runs until Friday April 13. Plus, you can dig into a range of food platters and play some pool, too. From Dhs29 (hops). Until Apr 13, 4pm-2.30am.
If you’re after a quick weekday lunch, then BARBARY Deli + Cocktail Club has launched a new offering you’re going to love. With a three-course meal starring dishes including a Cuban sandwich and chipotle steak tartare, it’s a great deal. Dhs95 (three-course). Sun-Thu, noon-5pm.
Sometimes an early run through nature is just what you need to invigorate the senses, and the 2XU X-Country run is perfect for this. For the first time in the UAE a series of X-Country runs will take place in and around Mushrif Park, with a range of distances that people can participate in. From the fun 3km run to the more serious half-marathon, each distance follows a unique route to suit the needs of the runner. The entry fee includes an exclusive T-shirt and a medal for finishing your race, too. Get your activewear on, its time to get those legs pumping.
If there was one thing this sun-soaked beach venue was missing, it was a pool for people to party in. Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE goes beyond that, opening an infinity pool for people to watch the sunset from and lounge by. Bit by bit, the party locale is looking even more like a slice of Ibiza. Free access. Fri-Sat 1pm-sunset.
A soothing spa sesh does work up an appetite, and The Spa at Address Boulevard makes sure its customers quench that with a treatment followed by afternoon tea. Start off with a 60-minute relaxing massage or an invigorating facial and then nibble on some sarnies. Dhs480. Sun-Thu 2pm-6.30pm. Ongoing.
Fancy an early morning run through the desert? Whether you’re a beginner or a skilled athlete, the Dubai Desert Road Run is for runners of all abilities. Free (spectators), Dhs90 (3km run), Dhs30 (10km run). 6.15am. The Sevens, Dubai-Al Ain Road, www.dubairunning.com.
Interested in the raw and complicated emotions of human nature? This wondrous exhibition is for you. French artist Myriam Schryve, under the pseudonym Atelier M paintings, is featuring a collection of works that bare witness to the complex situations of the visually impaired. Prepare for some truly striking material.