The week's best Dubai events and other things to do in Dubai this week and weekend, including deals at Dubai restaurants, bars, spas, cinema and more.
Sure, five of the seven days are supposed to be 'work, sleep, repeat', but frankly we see 16 hours either side of your 9-5 that need filling with fun things to do. So, round-up, because this is your ultimate guide to the week and weekend ahead, with the latest events, deals, sports, film releases and more.
Head to a caviar masterclass at Prime68 Steakhouse. Every Wednesday in November Nicholas Narsavidze from Amstur Caviar will discuss the varieties and origins of caviar and you’ll enjoy a five-course caviar menu. Dhs400. Nov 1, 8, 15, 22 & 29. 7.30pm-9.30pm.
Try out the new street food brunch from Miss Tess, which includes two free drinks for ladies and drinks deals for men pre-dinner. Dhs178 (food only), Dhs248 (house beverages). Wed 6pm-8pm (happy hour); 8pm-11pm (brunch). Ongoing.
There are various celebratory dinners across the city, including at US stalwart Clinton St. Baking Co. Head to one of the branches (City Walk or Burj Views) to dine on turkey, pumpkin pie and more, or opt for a takeaway version and have your mates over for a knees-up. From Dhs170. City Walk, Al Safa Street; Burj Views, Downtown Dubai www.clintonstreetbaking.ae.
If you haven’t already been to this restaurant on the top floor of Dubai Opera, this new brunch is a great way to try chef Sean Connolly’s dishes. Dhs380 (soft drinks), Dhs480 (house beverages), Dhs Fri noon-4pm.
Legends at Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, is hosting a special Thanksgiving brunch on Friday November 24 from noon until 3.30pm. As well as a full seafood buffet there are plenty of starters and sushi to kick you off. There’s a traditional roast turkey for your main dish, as well as dishes from the regular à la carte brunch menu. Try a range of smaller options to have a variety, or just dig into a full roast dinner. For dessert there are live stations for crêpes and candyfloss. Dhs285 (soft drinks), Dhs395 (house beverages), Dhs450 (sparkling), Dhs650 (bubbly), Dhs85 (kids aged seven-12), free (kids under seven). Noon-3.30pm. Fri Nov 24.
Head to Pots, Pans & Boards from British Michelin-starred chef Tom Aikens for a homely weekend roast. Choose from beef strip loin, half a chicken or salmon fillet all served up with roasties, Yorkshires and proper gravy. Dhs128. Fri & Sat noon-4pm; 6pm-midnight. Ongoing.
Get ready to celebrate some authentic Punjabi cuisine during Punjab Festival at Antique Bazaar. The traditional restaurant has a range of special limited-edition dishes running throughout November. Choices include sarson ka saag, makki di roti, butter chicken and more. Dhs31. Sat-Thu12.30pm-3pm; Sat-Fri 7.30pm-3am.
Don’t miss Omakase Tuesdays at Ají. You’ll get to try out the chef’s tasting menu of eight courses at this seaside Club Vista Mare location. The menu comprises favourites such as the limeño ceviche (pictured), gyozas, ebi teppan and black cod with sticky rice, all for just Dhs150. Dhs150 (food only), Dhs180 (with a carafe of Japanese beverage). Tue. 8pm-midnight. Ongoing.
Fans of The Commitments will be made up by the news that one of its biggest stars, Andrew Strong, is coming to Dubai for a free (yes, free) gig at The Irish Village tonight (Thursday November 23). So, if you’re looking for a night of classic soul tunes, this is one you absolutely do not want to miss.
Twenty-five-year-old Eli Teplin is the new resident artist at Q’s Bar & Lounge at Palazzo Versace. Teplin is a classically trained pop artist, songwriter, pianist and guitarist, who began as a local performer in Nashville and made his way to Los Angeles after being discovered and signed by Quincy Jones.