17 things to do in Dubai this week

Cheese night, Eddie Izzard, a pool party, Roger Sanchez and more

Wednesday 26

Ahasees Spa’s April special

Book in for Ahasees Spa’s April special, Coffee Affair. It features 30 minutes of skin exfoliation and a 60-minute massage. And the gold-enriched balm will leave you feeling serene.
Dhs650. Until April 30. Ahasees Spa & Club, Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2333).

Cheese Night

Say cheese! The revamped Chee[r]se night at Stage2 boasts an array of gourmet cheeses, a selection of fresh tapas and three glasses of grape.
Dhs135. Wed 6pm-9pm. Ongoing. Vida Downtown Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Boulevard (04 428 6888).

Manuel Rocheman

The incredible French jazz pianist Manuel Rocheman is in Dubai for the first time to play a concert of tracks from his album MisTeRIO, as well as music from Michel Legrand.
Dhs100. From 8pm. Infini Pool Lounge, Sofitel Dubai Jumeirah Beach, JBR, www.afdubai.org (04 341 4666).

Thursday 27

Eddie Izzard at Dubai World Trade Centre

British comedian Eddie Izzard is performing in Dubai for one night only this Thursday April 27. As part of his Force Majeure tour, the standup will take the stage and simultaneously launch the first DXBLaughs event – a brand-new comedy series by Done Events, which will see top talent from across the globe performing in Dubai throughout the year.
Dhs295 (regular, unreserved seating), Dhs495 (premium, unreserved seating). Thu Apr 27, doors open 7pm. Dubai World Trade Centre, www.platinumlist.net.

Throwback Thursdays at Delphine

Free-flowing drinks, plus a platter of nibbles. Music will start off with some vintage classics and end with current chart hits.
Dhs295. Thu 8pm-midnight. Ongoing. The H Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 501 8623).

Rapid lunch break

Fancy something delicious but can barely spare an hour out of the office? Bistro Des Arts has designed a lunchtime menu that will see you done in less than 45 minutes. Items include grilled chicken quinoa salad (pictured).
Prices vary. Ongoing. Bistro Des Arts, Dubai Marina (04 55 11 576).

Join in with Maifest

The Grand Hyatt Dubai is marking the German tradition of celebrating the arrival of spring with live music from Die Kirchdorfer (flown in all the way from Munich) and, of course, plenty of schnitzel and hops.
Free. Apr 26 to May 6, Wed 7pm-1am; Thu-Fri 7pm-2am; Sat brunch: 12.30pm-4pm. Grand Hyatt Dubai, Oud Metha (04 317 2222).

Friday 28

Pool Party AT Purobeach
Start the day with a yoga session by the pool, before chilling out in the lush gardens. Then there are drinks, nibbles and music, too.
Dhs199 (soft drinks), Dhs299 (house beverages). Fri 10am-6pm. Ongoing. Conrad Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (04 444 7444).

Mango fest at Naya
The King of fruits in India, the alphonso mango, comes to Dubai this April for a two-week celebration at Naya. Chef Pravish Shetty has crafted a variety of dishes inspired by the fruit, from mango-flavoured tandoor kebabs to quirky desserts.
Prices vary. Daily 6pm-11.30pm. Until April 30. Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Jumeirah Beach Road (04 432 3232).

One Big Friday

Roger Sanchez needs little introduction, and will be live at Zero Gravity alongside Claptone, with his enigmatic “birdman” persona and constantly evolving electro-dance-pop-acid sound. Don’t miss the chance to party to this unique DJ, live.
Free before 7pm, Dhs150 thereafter. Noon-3am. Zero Gravity, Dubai Marina, www.platinumlist.net (04 399 0009).

Saturday 29

Fashion and food at Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE
Admire some of the trendiest beachwear at a special one-off “Fashion Brunch”. Clothing and accessories from five designers will be modelled on the day.
Dhs249 (restaurant, 1pm-3pm or 3.30pm-5.30pm), Dhs295 (terrace and beach, 2pm-4pm), Dhs550 (bubbly). Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotel And Resort, Ghantoot (056 113 3400).

Hip-hop tunes
Best known for his tracks Losin’ Control, What They Want and Ain’t Nobody Takin’ My Baby, singer-songwriter and hip-hop artists Russ will be playing live in the UAE for the first time.
From Dhs290. 6pm-11pm. Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotel And Resort, Ghantoot, www.platinumlist.net (02 562 9100).

Perfect pizza

End the weekend with a pizza. Due to popular demand, Italian restaurant BiCE has introduced three pizzas to its menu for the first time since relaunching last year. Options include buffalo margherita, carpaccio or burratina (pictured).
From Dhs65. Daily 12.30pm-4pm, 7pm-11.30pm. Ongoing. Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Beach, The Walk, JBR (04 318 2520).

Sunday 30

Spa day

Indulge in the 150-minute Top-to-Toe Spa Detox Ritual at The Palace Downtown Dubai. It combines a body polish with a Dead Sea salt scrub, followed by a fresh Atlantic seaweed wrap and a hot stone drainage massage to enhance tightening and slimming. It’s all finished off with a pro-youth facial.
Dhs1,500 (150 minutes). The Spa, The Palace Downtown Dubai (04 428 7805).

Sundowners at Segreto

Enjoy three Italian bites and a drink for just Dhs90, every evening. Cheers.
Dhs90. Daily 3pm-8pm. Ongoing. Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Umm Suqeim (04 432 3232).

Monday May 1

NOMAD at Tr!beca Kitchen + Bar

Head down to Tr!beca for a night of old-school, urban, reggaeton and afrobeat. Ladies on the guestlist get free drinks between 8pm and 11pm.
Free. Tue 9pm-3am. Ongoing. JA Ocean View Hotel, The Walk, JBR (052 625 3111).

Tuesday 2

Swing time

The latest resident act over at Q’s Bar & Lounge is the talented XRISS, accompanied by her guitarist, bassist and drummer. The Lebanese singer has worked with Quincy Jones himself and her energetic music puts a fun contemporary spin on swing, ragtime and jazz, fusing it with modern pop and vintage genres.
Dhs250 minimum spend per person. Until May 25. Open Tue-Sat 7pm-2am. Q’s Bar & Lounge, Palazzo Versace, Al Jaddaf (04 556 8865).

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