17 things you HAVE to do in Dubai this week

Gypsy Queens, Russell Howard, Spielberg musical and more things to do

Wednesday 19

The Gypsy Queens

Combining good food with live music, La Petite Maison is hosting French band The Gypsy Queens tonight. Everyone from Prince Albert of Monaco to Paris Hilton have seen them play. Don’t miss it.
Prices vary. 8.30pm, 9pm, 10.30pm, 11pm. La Petite Maison, Gate Village 8, DIFC (04 439 0505).

Graze B Burger Garden

The newly opened Graze B Burger Garden serves carefully crafted burgers, mocktails and fries. Plus, if you dine from Sunday to Wednesday between 6pm and 8pm, you get 20 percent off. Bonus!
Prices vary. Sun-Wed 6pm-8pm. La Ville Hotel & Suites City Walk, Dubai, Autograph Collection, Al Safa Street (04 033 501).

Beyond the Noise

This is the last day to see Beyond the Noise – a photographic exhibition that goes behind the scenes with musicians from the Red Bull Music Academy, capturing rarely seen scenes of anxiety and adrenaline from backstage.
Free. 11am-7pm. BYND72, Building 6, d3 (no number).

Thursday 20

Russell Howard

One of the biggest names in comedy is stopping off in Dubai as part of his huge Round the World tour for 117Live’s international comedy brand “Knock Knock It’s…” Russell Howard – who has appeared on the panel shows 8 Out of 10 Cats, Would I Lie to You? and Mock the Week – has won multiple awards and is a regular at the world renowned Edinburgh Festival. Don’t miss this chance to laugh along with him, live.
From Dhs295. Apr 20-21, 8pm; Apr 22, 7.30pm. Dubai College Auditorium, Al Sufouh, www.800tickets.com.

Ultimate relaxation at Naya Yoga & Pilates

Move out of the fast lane with the Breathe in, Bliss out session led by Emilie Mikulla, who’ll show you how to use therapy balls to release tension from your joints and tissues. The class will end with guided focused breathing meditation to leave you thoroughly relaxed.
Dhs200. 6.30pm-8.30pm. Naya Yoga & Pilates, Motor City (04 551 6262).

Afternoon tea at Demoiselle by Galvin

Enjoy an afternoon tea from Michelin-starred brothers Chris and Jeff Galvin at Demoiselle by Galvin. Choose from a classic or chocolate version with chocolate eclairs and mille-feuille.
Dhs98 (traditional), Dhs114 (chocolate). Daily 2pm-7pm. Ongoing. City Walk (04 590 5076).

Jurassic Park and Raiders of the Lost Ark

See Steven Spielberg classics Jurassic Park and Raiders of the Lost Ark scored live by an orchestra.
From Dhs150. Raiders of the Lost Ark: Apr 19 and 21, 8pm; Jurassic Park: Apr 20, 8pm and Apr 21, 3pm. Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, www.dubaiopera.com (04 440 8888).

Friday 21

See Jax Jones live

The DJ behind one of the catchiest hits of the year (You Don’t Know Me) plays live at Zero Gravity tonight.
Free before 7pm, Dhs150 thereafter. Fri Apr 21, noon-3am. Zero Gravity, Dubai Marina, www.platinumlist.net (04 399 0009).

Kaynouna: The Intro presents Milo Häfliger
Check out deep house names Milo Häfliger, Shkoon and Patrick Khach at the launch of this brand-new event. Promising a night for the mind, body and soul, expect hair braiding, face art, bubble shows, live statues and much more.
Ticket prices to be announced. 5pm-2am. Secret Garden, Jumeirah Creekside Hotel, Garhoud, www.platinumlist.ae (050 355 2268).

Dine at Ayamna

Enjoy a new lunch special every Friday. The menu changes weekly as part of Chef Ali’s Table. The Beirut-born chef will highlight different tastes from across Lebanon, from the mountains, north, south and the capital, Beirut.
Dhs195 (food only), Dhs98 (kids aged five to ten), free (kids under five). Fri 1pm-4pm. Ongoing. Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah (04 426 2626).

Saturday 22

Saturday brunch at Zero Gravity
Zero Gravity’s weekly Saturday brunch is basically an excuse not to move from a sunlounger for a full five hours, except to load up your plate with food. Brunch is followed by three hours of two-for-one deals on beverages from 5pm to 7pm.
Dhs199 (ladies), Dhs299 (gents). Sat noon-5pm. Zero Gravity, Dubai Marina (04 399 0009).

La Dolce Vita
Round off your weekend with a classic Italian pastime. Frankie’s Italian Bar & Grill’s classy aperitivo night includes two beverages, canapés and music from a live jazz singer, Massimiliano Falchi.
Dhs75. Sat 8pm-10pm. Frankie’s Italian Bar & Grill, Al Fattan Marine Towers, JBR (04 399 4311).

Blue Marlin’s Saturday brunch
Blue Marlin’s Saturday brunch is going ’70s themed, with colourful decorations, chilled-out, beachside vibes and music from resident DJs Jean B and Sam Starks.
Packed from Dhs925. Sat, times vary. Blue Marlin Ibiza, UAE, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).

Sunday 23

Jenny Rose Hair and Beauty

Everyone loves a bargain and the team at Jenny Rose Hair and Beauty have a great deal for you. Book a 30-minute Optiphi Skin Rejuvenation Peel and they’ll throw in a MediHeel Callus Peel and a 20-minute foot massage for free. The offer is limited to eight appointments, taking place on Monday May 1.
Dhs350. Book by April 24. Jenny Rose Hair and Beauty, Control Tower, Motor City (04 551 6620).

Colossal cookies

Start your week indulgently, with one of these new giant biscuits. A cookie within a cookie, you say? We say yes, please.
Dhs15. www.sugarmoo.com.

Monday 24

Veggie delights at Baker & Spice Town Centre

Enjoy a monthly changing vegetarian menu for “meat-free Mondays”. Dishes this month include roasted beetroot, fennel and apple carpaccio.
Dhs79 (two courses). Town Centre Jumeirah, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 297 5797).

Tuesday 25

Movies at The Backyard

Fill up on unlimited popcorn and soft drinks for just Dhs25, and buy yourself a beverage from the bar before settling in for an old-fashioned movie night. Screenings have included Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Star Wars: Episode III, but this week’s flick is the hilarious animated comedy Hotel Transylvania. (We know you love it).
Dhs25. Ongoing. The Backyard, Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay (050 213 5816).

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