The weekend's best Dubai events and other things to do in Dubai this weekend, including deals at Dubai restaurants, bars, spas, cinema and more
Congratulations, you made it through the week and now it's time to relax and enjoy the many wonders Dubai has to offer, from morning until night. So whether it is parties or peaceful places you're after, we have it covered.
Every Thursday, head to Simply Italian down at the chilled-out Club Vista Mare for three hours of unlimited beverages, with soulful tunes from Jad Abi Haidar, finalist on The Voice’s Middle East edition.
Partake in the much-loved Italian tradition of Aperitivo. Nibble from an antipasti platter of fresh bruschetta, stuffed olives, cured meats, pizza and Parmigiano Reggiano along with two Italian mixed beverages for just Dhs99.
Hosted by radio presenter Aylissa, this quiz night runs alongside an extended happy hour from 4pm to 10pm. Massive prizes are up for grabs, too, such as brunches and overnight stays, so it’s worth brushing up on your general knowledge.
The pioneers of house and techno nights in the UAE are celebrating their sixth anniversary (in collaboration with The Flip Side record shop and Dubai-based music and arts collective 264 Cru). DJ Boddika – owner of Nonplus records and one of the biggest house and techno producers on the scene today – will be headlining. Expect all-out décor, giveaways and, of course, excellent music.
One of the UK’s biggest musical theatre concerts is on all week. The talented cast have all held principal roles in the West End, as well as touring productions of Les Misérables, and the show features songs from some of the best-loved musicals of all time – including Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story and The Lion King – with full orchestrations and spine-tingling harmonies.
Candypants’ monthly Afternoon Tea and Poolside ParTea stars the W Dubai’s quirky take on afternoon tea. Nibble on sandwiches, cupcakes, candy floss and doughnuts before taking a dip in the pool. Dhs375 (house beverages). Sat 1pm-4pm (Afternoon Tea); 4pm-9pm (Poolside ParTea).
Take advantage of this lunchtime deal to eat at one of the most romantic restaurants in Dubai. For Dhs199, enjoy a three-course menu including fish and meat options, and the stunning views from the famous pier location. Dhs199. Sat-Thu 12.30pm-3pm. Ongoing.