What you HAVE to do in Dubai this week

This week's bucket list - your next seven days sorted


Jumeirah Zabeel Saray
Stay at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray and choose from two 60-minute massages: the Royal Ottoman Hammam or the Sultan’s Massage. You’ll also get access to the spa’s facilities and private beach.
From Dhs1,999 per night. Until Mar 31. Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah (04 364 7555).

Social by Heinz Beck
It’s ladies’ night, so head out to Social by Heinz Beck enjoy a three-course set menu of dishes by the three-Michelin-starred chef, plus two house beverages.
Dhs195. Wed 7pm. Ongoing. Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeirah (04 818 2222).

Back 2 Back
Get down to 360° for a night of old-school hip-hop, funk, soul and R&B for Back 2 Back, with Power Hour taking place from 8pm to 11pm, when you can get 50 percent off selected drinks.
Free. Wed 5pm-3am. Ongoing. 360°, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road (055 500 8518).


The British band are back. Three of the founding members – Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue – will be live, playing their huge hits including Kingston Town and Can’t Help Falling In Love.
From Dhs150. Doors open 7pm, show starts 9pm. Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, Garhoud, www.platinumlist.net.

Kids eat free
Dine at Atlantis The Palm until Friday May 26 and kids eat free. Restaurants taking part include Ronda Locatelli, Bread Street Kitchen and Nobu. The offer is valid for kids under the age of 11 eating from the children’s menu.
Daily. Until May 26. Atlantis, The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

Join the weekend bbq
Dig into a barbecue at Links at The Address Montogomerie Dubai. Enjoy your meal with sides such as roasted veg, baked potatoes and corn on the cob, while relaxing on the terrace.
Dhs145. Thu-Fri 6.30pm-10pm. Ongoing. The Address Montgomerie Dubai, Emirates Hills (04 390 5600).

Robin Schulz & Rudimental

One of the world’s biggest house DJs, Robin Schulz, the man behind dance anthems Sun Goes Down and Sugar, will be live at Nasimi alongside huge British band Rudimental – whose genre-defying drum ’n’ bass music blew up with their first huge hit Feel the Love and their track featuring Ella Eyre, Waiting All Night. Get down to the beach (and dancefloor) for a night of the biggest dance music tracks in the world.
From Dhs200. Fri Mar 31, 5pm-3am. Nasimi Beach, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (055 200 4321).

Burj Al Arab swim
Head down to Dubai’s most iconic hotel and tackle either the 1,600m or 800m course of this unique annual sporting event.
Dhs250 (free for spectators). 8am. Burj Al Arab, Jumeirah, www.burjalarabswim.ae.

Brunch on a boat
For one day only, Mercury Lounge at Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach is hosting a special brunch aboard the Desert Rose. Enjoy a Mediterranean menu with highlights such as octopus salad and tiger prawns.
Dhs450 (house beverages). 12.30pm-5.30pm. Boat leaves from Dubai Marina (04 270 7777).

Groove on the grass
Chilled-out by day and huge party by night, this artsy all-day electronic music festival is headlined by Berlin-based DJ Ben Klock – whose awards include, but aren’t limited to, winning BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix of the Year in 2015.
From Dhs180 (advance purchase), Dhs240 (on the door). 5pm-3am. Emirates Golf Club, Emirates Living, www.platinumlist.net (04 417 9999).

Spa night at Chi, The Spa

Book the 60- or 90-minute Drift Away treatment at Chi, The Spa and do just that. The head-to-toe massage promises to help you find serenity. Guests also get full access to the health club and spa facilities and a home relaxation kit.
From Dhs480. 9pm-midnight. Shangri-La Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 405 2441).

Saturday roast
Round off the weekend with a classic roast dinner. Get a group together and head to The Eloquent Elephant for a whole roast chicken (Dhs499) or roast beef (Dhs599), plus a bottle of grape. Order 48 hours in advance.
From Dhs499. Sat 11am-midnight. Ongoing. Taj Dubai, Business Bay (04 438 3131).

Piknic Électronik
Head down to Dubai International Marine Club, for a day of chill-out tracks, good food and festival vibes, and even a spot of yoga.
From Dhs100 (advance purchase). 1pm-10pm. Dubai International Marine Club, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street, www.piknicelectronik.com/dubai (04 399 5777).

Modern art

Salvation, Sara Rahbar’s solo exhibition at Carbon 12 gallery, depicts the suffering of humanity, discrimination and violence through heavy sculptures that are arranged precariously in
order to evoke feelings of vulnerability in the viewer. A hard-hitting but important exhibition.
Free. Sat-Thu 11.30am-7pm. Until May 10. Carbon 12, Alserkal Avenue, Al Quoz (04 340 6016).

Marina views and Turkish treats
Try the new Özel set menu at Rüya. The special three-course menu stars dishes such as grilled meatballs and goat’s cheese manti.
Dhs195. Sat noon-3pm; Sat-Wed 6pm-7.30pm. Ongoing. Grosvenor House Dubai, Dubai Marina (04 399 9123).

Check out Tao Spa

Treat yourself to a traditional, deep tissue, barefoot Ashiatsu massage at the new Tao Spa at The Mall in Jumeirah. A range of other treatments are also available.
Treatments from Dhs40. Open Sat-Wed 10am-10pm; Thu-Fri 10am-midnight. The Mall, Jumeirah Beach Road (056 424 0052).

Post-work nibbles Dolce Vida at 3in1

You’ve made it to the mid-week point. And to celebrate, why not head to 3in1 at Vida Downtown Dubai for an after-work treat. For just Dhs99 you get can an antipasti platter to share, with bruschetta, stuffed jumbo olives, beef cold cuts, pizza and lots more. Plus,
you get to wash it all down with two mixed drinks.
Dhs99. Tue 5pm-9pm. Ongoing. Vida Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard (04 428 6888).

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