The day's best Dubai events and other things to do in Dubai, including deals at Dubai restaurants, bars and spas, cinema releases and more.
There's simply no excuses for laziness in Dubai. With every need catered for, if you're a glutinous foodie or a glory-chasing fitness fanatic, there is, almost 24/7, something for everybody. Want films? We have the biggest releases and some of the best cinemas - indoor and outdoor - in the world. Or how about architectural marvels? Well, just look up. You're welcome. And while we might have said no laziness, if you're headed to the beach we're willing to make an exception.
To jolt you into life, here's the pick of what's happening around town today.
If you love truffles, don’t miss a special menu at STAY Dubai by Yannick Alléno. The restaurant is celebrating the white truffle season with a limited-time menu. Dishes include roast chicken with truffle risotto. Dhs670 (three courses), Dhs740 (four courses). Daily. 7pm. Until Nov 10.
A brand-new licensed tapas bar opened in City Walk last Tuesday September 5. Barcelona-inspired restaurant Toro & Ko comes from award-winning chefs Ken Oringer and Jamie Bissonnette, who already run branches of the restaurant in Boston, New York and Bangkok. Check it out now. Prices vary. Open Sun-Wed noon-1am; Fri-Sat noon-3pm. Ongoing.
Fancy a trip to the Burj Al Arab to kick-start your day? If you’re feeling like a treat, enjoy a Morning Energiser Breakfast at Sahn Eddar. Begin your day with a healthy and energising breakfast in the world’s tallest atrium. There’s a three-course healthy brekkie to indulge in (it’s guilt-free, though) made up of raw or vegan salads, protein-rich dishes and fresh fruit with super-seeds. There are plenty of juices to refresh you, too. And if you’re feeling really healthy you could go for a run ahead of breakfast. Or not, we’re not here to judge... Dhs180. Daily 8am-10.30am. Ongoing.
Now that the weather is cooling (slightly) it’s time to head to 360° to make the most of its outdoor terrace and top views. In celebration of this, the club has launched its Seek The Sunset happy hour. Prices start at just Dhs35 for drinks and you’ll also get 50 percent off food including nachos, mini burgers and more. Prices vary. Daily 5pm-8pm. Ongoing.
Peckish? Try Eat Greek’s new lunch menu, where you’ll get a main course, plus a salad and soft drink from just Dhs45. Dishes include chicken skewers with grilled pita and fried potatoes. From Dhs45. Sun-Thu noon-7pm. Ongoing. Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha and The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.eatgreekkouzina.com.
Sapori di BiCE at City Walk is hosting an Italian seafood festival this November. The venue, popular for its home-made Italian meals has exclusive fish dishes (such as this pictured mixed seafood cataplana) designed by Chef Giuseppe Palumbo. The month-long event also has pizza-making and kids’ activities. From Dhs59. Daily noon-11.30pm. Until Nov 30.
There’s a new healthy menu at Infinity Pool Bar. Dishes include this “power on toast” and superfood bowls. Plus, in even better news, you’ll get 20 percent off the total bill until December 30. Prices vary. Daily 7am-10pm. Until Dec 30.
Tom&Serg’s Grab&Go range is now available for cinema snackage. The Tom&Serg stand is strategically located opposite the ticket counters so if you’re heading to the Mall of the Emirates make sure you have your coffee and baked goods ready for the film. Prices vary. Daily 9am-midnight.
Guys can now relax with tailored massages, body wraps and facials, all within the pristine and super-luxurious spa in the Burj Khalifa. From Dhs450 (60-minute treatments). Daily (by appointment). Ongoing.
Treat yourself to a 60-minute Swedish Massage for under Dhs300. The treatment aims to enhance your sense of wellbeing by stimulating blood circulation and lymphatic flow, while improving muscle tone. And your wallet won’t be panicking either. Dhs299 (60-minutes). Open daily 10am-10pm.
You’ve heard of a hot stone massage, but have you tried a lava shell version? The new treatment is now available at The Spa at Address Boulevard. The process uses shells from the Philippines to relax and relieve aches. Dhs400 (60 minutes). Daily 9am-10pm. Ongoing. Address Boulevard, Downtown Dubai (04 561 8127).
Take a trip 456m up the Burj Khalifa to arrive at At the Top. You’ll get unbeatable views across the city, as well as a light breakfast at The Café. New sunrise sessions now run from 5.30am every Friday and Saturday throughout the winter. Dhs125 (adults), Dhs75 (kids under 12). Fri-Sat from 5.30am. Ongoing.