Things to do in Dubai this week

Mothers' Day, freediving, breakfast deals, amazing art and more

Wednesday 15
Ali Al Sayed

Comedians from across the globe including Emirati funnyman Ali Al Sayed perform for the Montreux Comedy Festival. Tonight’s show is in English – for the first time ever – and in its native French on Thursday March 16.
Dhs195. 8.30pm. DUCTAC, Mall of the Emirates,

New breakfast deal at Under500

Enjoy a healthy start to the day with a new breakfast deal at Under500. Dishes include egg quinoa tabbouleh and a glass of fresh orange juice for just Dhs40.
From Dhs40. Sat-Thu 9am-11am. Ongoing. Various locations including Cluster Y, JLT (04 421 8182).

Chez Charles’ live painting sessions

Watch a masterpiece in the making at Chez Charles’ live painting sessions with French artist Elizabeth Germain.
Prices vary. Open Sat-Wed noon-11.30pm; Thu-Fri noon-12.30am. Until March 17. Chez Charles Restaurant, d3 (Dubai Design District), Ras Al Khor Road (04 512 2444).

Thursday 16
Business lunch at The Scene by Simon Rimmer

Midday hunger pangs? Treat yourself to a two-course business lunch at The Scene for Dhs75. The seasonally changing dishes include chopped raw beef with a crispy hen’s egg, a hearty pea risotto and pan-fried sea bass (pictured).
Dhs75. Sun-Thu noon-6pm. Ongoing. Pier 7, Dubai Marina (04 422 2328).

Le Méridien Mina Seyahi

Celebrate Italy and live the good life at Le Méridien Mina Seyahi where there will be food stations offering traditional Italian favourites from cold cuts and cheeses to risotto, pizzas, pastas,
gelato and more.
Free entry, food prices vary. 4pm-11pm. Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street (04 399 3333).

Amazing art

Art Dubai kicks off today featuring stunning installations, performances and events, carefully curated from around the world.
From Dhs50 (day pass, online). Mar 16-18, times vary. Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim,;

Friday 17
Paddy’s party

McGettigan’s is going all-out for St. Patrick’s Day. Its Paddy’s Day Party @ Media City will see live performances from The Coronas (pictured), Gavin James and The Commitments, and each of their three venues will be running a brunch with live music, giveaways and more.
A free bus will drop you off at Media City afterwards, too.
From Dhs150 (Paddy’s Day Party with a beverage), from Dhs295 (brunch with house beverages), Dhs395 (brunch with Paddy’s Day Party ticket). Fri Mar 17, 1pm-midnight.

Paddy’s Day at The Irish Village

Have a proper St. Patrick’s Day experience at The Irish Village, with traditional live music and dancers.
Free. Mar 16-18, 11am-1am. The Irish Village, Garhoud (04 282 4750).

Dance to Horse Meat Disco
The notorious underground disco DJ crew are in town this weekend. Originating from London’s China Town, they know classic disco funk better than anyone, and are regulars at club nights and events across Europe and New York.
Free. 11pm-2am. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road (055 500 8518).

Fazza Championship for Freediving finals

It’s your last chance to marvel at the bravery and skill of the world’s best freedivers. Harking back to the halcyon days of the pearl divers, this prestigious event sees athletes take the plunge using none of the apparatus available to
scuba divers.
Free. 2pm-9pm. Until Mar 18. Hamdan Sports Complex, Emirates Road, (04 306 2666).

Saturday 18
Mega Mother’s day deal at iStyle today
Until UAE Mother’s Day on Tuesday March 21, iStyle is giving customers a free Apple band with the purchase of any Apple Watch, a free Apple case with any iPhone or iPad and free Office 365 with Microsoft Office. Plus, Time Out readers get Dhs30 to spend on anything when they present the voucher attached to paid-for copies of this week’s magazine. Boom.
Prices vary. Mar 15-21. iStyle, various locations including The Dubai Mall,

Free fitness
Meraas is offering a free, two-day fitness and wellness event at The Beach, JBR. Join a sunrise yoga class, compete in kayak races and much more.
Free. Fri 7am-10pm; Sat 7am-7pm. The Beach, JBR (04 317 3999).

Bvlgari afternoon tea

Nibble on some afternoon treats in the lush Lakeside Garden at The Palace Downtown Dubai. This month, the hotel has a special tea inspired by the Eaux Parfumées Collection by Bvlgari.
Dhs200 (tea), Dhs300 (juniper beverages), Dhs550 (bubbly). Wed, Fri, Sat 1pm-4pm. Until March 31. The Palace Downtown Dubai (04 428 7981).

Sunday 19
Race ready
If you haven’t got yourself a striking fascinator for the Dubai World Cup yet, head to BurJuman’s International Millinery Exhibition. The event features more than 500 headpieces, so whether you want something small and tasteful or to stand out from the crowd, you’ll find something perfect.
Prices vary. Daily 10am-10pm. Until March 24. BurJuman, Bur Dubai (no number).

Nezesaussi Grill’s ten-year anniversary

Celebrate an entire decade of this sports bar favourite with ten days of promotions on food and drinks. Selected beverages will cost just Dhs25, with main courses ranging from Dhs50-99, including steaks and steak sandwiches among other signature dishes.
Prices vary. Mar 19-29, 4pm-7pm, 11pm-2am. Manzil Downtown Dubai (04 423 8899).

Monday 20
New menu at SushiArt

SushiArt has a new menu created by Japanese Michelin starred chef Kei Kobayashi. Dishes include a new gravlax roll. The roll “showcases the crunchiness of carrots, combined with the flavours of mint and a spicy tapenade-style sauce”, says Kobayashi. There’s also a cucumber red miso salad and garden maki.
From Dhs40. The Walk, JBR. Other location: Gate Village 5, DIFC (800 220).

Tuesday 21
It’s All about mum

What says “I love you mum” better than flowers and cakes? 800 Flower is giving you four free cupcakes with every delivery, especially for UAE Mother’s Day today. Sorted.
Prices vary.

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