17 things to do in Dubai this week

Jazz, food trucks, barbecue and more things to do

Wednesday 22

90-minute couples’ treatment

Enjoy a 90-minute couples’ treatment at The Spa, The Address Dubai Marina, this month. It features a bamboo scrub, seaweed body wrap, massage and a bottle of bubbly in your private cabana. Who says Valentine’s is just a day?
Dhs1,300 (couple). Until Feb 28. The Address Dubai Marina (04 436 7424).

Ladies get 50 percent off burgers and sliders

Burger fan? Grab the gals and head to Firebird Diner. Ladies get 50 percent off burgers and sliders, plus unlimited sparkling grape.
Prices vary. Wed 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Four Seasons Hotel DIFC (04 506 0000).

Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival

The legendary Tom Jones, headlines the Emirates Airline Dubai Jazz Festival tonight. Mariah Carey takes to the stage on Thursday February 23 and Enrique Iglesias closes the event Friday 24.
From Dhs325. 8.30pm-midnight. Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, www.dubaijazzfest.com (800 86823).

Thursday 23

Food fiesta
Foodies of Dubai, it’s time to celebrate. For ten days only, 15 of the city’s top restaurants will be offering a three-course meal for just Dhs199 as part of Miele Dubai Restaurant Week, which runs from Thursday February 23 until Saturday March 4. Get a cut-price dinner at chic eateries including Pai Thai, Marina Social and Pierchic. Don’t miss the rest of the fest, which runs until Saturday March 11.
Dhs199. Various locations. Feb 23 to Mar 4. www.roundmenu.com/dubai/restaurant-week.

Flashback to Beatlemania
Revel in the music of The Beatles at The Music Room, as tribute band The Beatles Revolution take to the stage. Expect to hear all of the band’s biggest hits, such as Hey Jude and Twist And Shout.
Dhs100. 6pm-3am. The Music Room, Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai (04 359 8888).

After Opera special

Toko Downtown if offering a special set menu available after each show at Dubai Opera. Head down tonight and for Dhs190 you get to enjoy such highlights as Peking duck tacos, dim sum and mochi ice cream.
Dhs190. 9pm-11.30pm, show nights only. Toko Downtown, Vida Downtown Dubai (04 442 8383).

Michel Legrand at Dubai Opera

Academy Award-winning composer and musician Michel Legrand performs at Dubai Opera tonight.
From Dhs250. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, www.dubaiopera.com.

Friday 24

Eat the world DXB

From burgers to pizzas, Mexican to Asian street food and more, this massive food truck fest has it all thanks to top trucks from the UK, US and Singapore. Head down to sample it as part of the Dubai Food Festival.
Dhs40 (in advance), Dhs50 (at the gate). Food prices vary. Feb 23-25. Burj Park, Downtown Dubai, www.eattheworld.ae.

House beats, Ibiza vibes
There are two international DJs performing at Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE this weekend – British house DJ and record label owner Enzo Siragusa and Danish house star Kolsch, who has collaborated with the likes of Coldplay and deadmau5.
Free. 1pm-11pm. Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotel And Resort, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).

BraaiDayDXB returns

The South African barbecue returns to Emirates Golf Club with music from Kurt Darren, DJ Clock and Desmond & The Tutus, as well as comedian Paul Snodgrass. Bring your own meat for the braai or buy some chargrilled treats when you get there.
Dhs120 (adults), Dhs60 (under 21s), free (kids aged five and under). 3pm-3am. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Living (04 274 3555).


Saturday 25

Afternoon tea and massage
To celebrate with your loved one, Armani Hotel Dubai is running a month-long couples promotion. Enjoy an afternoon tea for two (complete with scones and sandwiches, of course) and a 150-minute couples’ massage.
Dhs2,280 (per couple). 9am-10pm. Until Feb 28. Armani Hotel Dubai, Burj Khalifa (04 888 3666).

Party all day
End the weekend in style at Zero Gravity. The resident DJs are on the decks all afternoon, before Swedish techno star Jeremy Olander takes over. You get unlimited food and drinks from noon to 5pm, too.
Dhs199 (ladies), Dhs249 (gents). noon-midnight. Dubai Marina (04 399 0009).

Raise the roof

Rooftop bar 40 Kong has a new weekly night, Kongset. Local and international DJs take to the decks every Saturday. This time around, it’s the turn of German DJ Jacob Groening.
Minimum spend of Dhs3,500 per table. 3pm-3am. Ongoing. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 355 8896).

Sunday 26

Art exhibition

Lawrie Shabibi Gallery is hosting the second solo exhibition by Iranian artist Farhad Ahrarnia. Called Something for the Touts… this show includes some new works by the artist, made from cardboard boxes as well as a series of Khatam-based pieces – or traditonal Iranian mosaics.
Open Sat-thu 10am-6pm. Until Mar 2. Lawrie Shabibi Gallery, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz 1 (04 346 9906).

Eat Canadian at Pachanga

Canada Beef, Air Canada and at Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Beach have teamed up to offer guests a feast of Brazilian churrasco of Canadian beef at Pachanga until Thursday March 2.
Dhs199. Daily 7pm-11pm. Until March 2. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Beach, The Walk, JBR (04 3182530).


Monday 27

Win your wedding party

Win a wedding celebration for 200 guests at The St. Regis Dubai, The St. Regis Dubai Polo Resort, W Dubai – Al Habtoor City or The Westin Dubai Al Habtoor City. Included is a set menu, wedding cake and honeymoon suite. Don’t miss the raffle draw in Al Joud Ballroom, The Westin Dubai Al Habtoor City, Friday March 3, to qualify for the prize.
Pre-register online at www.alhabtoorcity-hotelcollection.com/en/register.


Tuesday 28

Fashion Swap Shop at Garden on 8

Fashion Swap Shop returns to Garden on 8. Trade in your pre-loved (but in good condition) clothes and accessories for something different. There will also be independent brands selling their wares at the shop, including vintage fashion brand Adhoc Dubai, which you won’t want to miss. Expect free pampering and two-for-one drinks, too.
Free entry. 6pm-10pm. Garden on 8, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City info@fashionswapshop.com.

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