10 things to do in Dubai this week

Get cultured, get fed and get chilly, all in town this week!

Thursday June 1

New dish at Wagamama

Try out new dishes at Wagamama, including duck donburi and steak bulgogi (pictured) as part of its “mix it up” campaign, to keep the menu fresh and varied. There’s also a new range of juices on offer.
Prices vary. Various locations including Al Fattan Towers, JBR (04 399 5900).

High Society at The Courtyard Playhouse

See American musical comedy High Society at The Courtyard Playhouse, featuring stars from Hollywood’s golden age including Bing Crosby, Grace Kelly, and Frank Sinatra.
Free, registration essential. 8pm-9.45pm. Courtyard Playhouse, Al Quoz, www.courtyardplayhouse.com.

Friday 2

Get creative

Bring along a piece of work to finish, start one from scratch or simply work on your technique at this relaxing, evening acrylic painting class.
Dhs250. 5.30pm-7.30pm. Ongoing. thejamjar, Al Quoz, www.thejamjardubai.com (04 341 7303).

Chandni S Chanana’s exhibition at Metropolitan Hotel Dubai

Don’t miss Chandni S Chanana’s exhibition Inheritance, on show in the Al Waha Hall of Metropolitan Hotel Dubai on Friday June 2 and Saturday 3. The artist’s oil and acrylic on canvas images depict a playful integration of figures, music and different textures.
Free. Jun 2-3, 4pm-9pm. Metropolitan Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road (050 841 3901).

Saturday 3

Check Demoiselle by Galvin at City Walk

At Michelin-starred chefs the Galvin brothers’ new establishment, Demoiselle by Galvin, classic ingredients including dates and pistachios feature in a selection of mezze, mains and desserts for iftar.
Dhs139. Daily sunset-9pm. City Walk, Al Safa Street (04 590 5076).

Special combo deal at The Nail Pavilion

The Nail Pavilion in JLT has special combo deal available this month only. Book in for a classic manicure, pedicure and a blow-dry, and you’ll get all three for just Dhs240. Done.
Dhs240. Until June 30. The Nail Pavilion, Cluster Y, JLT (04 422 9791).

Sunday 4

Sushi Sundays at Zengo

Start the week with unlimited sushi at this trendy lounge/restaurant.
Dhs148. Sun 7pm-11pm. Ongoing. Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa, King Salman Bin Abdulaziz Al Saud Street (04 316 5550).

Monday 5

Hit the slopes
Book a staycation at Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates and get a free pass to Ski Dubai, 20 percent off three and four-night stays and 25 percent off five. We’re in.
Prices vary. Until September 30. Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates (04 341 0000).

Donate food
Get involved with a good cause by donating food to any of the multiple fridges that have popped up across the city, which construction and community workers can help themselves to for free. Join the Facebook group for full details and a map of fridge locations.

Tuesday 6

Iftar at Rüya
An array of Anatolian dishes await at Rüya, winner of our Newcomer – Fine Dining award this year. Iftar starts with a choice of soup, before a sharing platter of starters, including the famous pide, an à la carte main and a selection of desserts.
Dhs195 per person. Daily from sunset. Grosvenor House Dubai, Dubai Marina, (04 399 9123).

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