10 great things to do in Dubai this week
Street Food Market at Soho Garden
If you, like us, love a food truck, then this latest collaboration will be right up your street. Soho Garden at Meydan Racecourse Grandstand welcomes KERB, a UK-based street food market that has quickly become known for it’s delicious variety of fast, innovative food. The trucks and chefs that are taking part will serve the type of world cuisine that will satisfy any hungry appetite. From moreish Parmesan pasta at The Cheese Wheel, grilled squid at INK and build-your-own fare at Lords of Poke to tangy tacos at Club Mexicana and lots more in between, there’s something for everyone at KERB. Taking place every weekend from Thursday to Saturday, this event has our stomachs rumbling already.
When: 9pm-2am, Every Thursday, Friday and Saturday until April 28
Where: Soho Garden DXB, Meydan Racecourse
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, website
Ex-pro footballer, Nicolas Anelka and his PT, Coach Meddy, have launched the aptly named Anelka Challenge. It all takes place in the hi-tech fitness studio where they’re on a quest to find the person with the fastest feet. The benchmark was set by Anelka himself, and is a rapid-fire 350 steps in 30 seconds, so you’ll need to bring your A-game if you’re going to compete. Prizes include free fitness classes, spa treatments and a two night stay in Fairmont The Palm’s Presidential suite.
When: 6pm-8pm, Thursday, April 12
Where: Fairmont The Palm
Contact: +971 50 4262813, website
Dubai Desert Road Run
It’s a test of endurance for everyone – from first time runners to top athletes. It’s organised as a community event where runners can take on two distances: the lung-busting 10km (AED130) or the 3km version (AED90). Starting at the heart of the Sevens Stadium, prepare yourself for the Dubai desert heat and be sure you make it to the finish line to win a shiny, bespoke medal.
When: From 6.15am, Saturday, April 14
Where: The Sevens Stadium
Price: From AED90
Laugh-A-Thon 2.0 ft. Kenny Sebastian & Sumukhi Suresh
Hold your sides, as two of India’s best stand-up comedians are in town at Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre to deliver the belly laughs for one night only. Kenny Sebastian will share his witty tales and with his seminal style of observational comedy before Sumukhi Suresh takes to the stage with her fantastic and hilarious alter egos, bring the show to a LOL-some close.
When: From 7.30pm, Saturday, April 14
Price: From AED150
Protein Bake Shop
Your healthy snacks don’t have to taste like lightly flavoured cardboard, you know. Just head to Protein Bake Shop and you can rest assured that the deliciousness you’re eating won’t pile on the pounds. They’re the UAE’s first grain-free bakery and specialise in snacks and desserts that provide a healthier alternative to the stuff that will ruin your body.
Where: Al Qouz, Dubai
Pai Thai’s Songkran Celebration
The fine dining joint is hosting a set-menu in celebration of the Thai New Year. From April 10 to April 23, you can enjoy a special menu of traditional dishes such as Chor Muang (chicken dumplings in sweet chilli sauce) and Tim Krob (crispy water chestnut with syrup and coconut milk). It’s AED280, minimum two people sharing.
When: 10-23 April
Where: Al Qasr, Madinat Jumeirah
Price: From AED280
Contact: +9714 432 3232, website
Sho Cho Sunset Friday Brunch
Sho Cho is making the most of the last bits of cool and breezy weather by introducing an evening brunch. Set on it’s beautiful open-air terrace, complete with views of the Burj Khalifa, no less, the Japanese restaurant is hosting the Sunset Brunch from 8pm until midnight. Expect a set menu that includes platters of sushi, calamari and ocean fresh ceviche. There’s a selection of house beverages and bubbles to be had as part of the AED250 fee (AED165 for soft drinks). It’s worth checking out before it gets to hot.
When: 8pm-12am, Friday
Where: Dubai Marine Beach Resort
Price: From AED165
Contact: +971 4 346 1111, website
7 Elephants’ ladies night offering is one that we like, a lot. Every Monday from 6pm to 11pm, ladies are treated to five (yes, five) complimentary beverages from the venue’s signature drinks menu. Adding to its appeal, is the fact that it boasts great views of the city and, is home to some of the best shisha and nibbles in town.
When: 6pm-11pm, Monday
Where: 7 Elephants, Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC
Contact: +971 4 354 4354, website
URBN Nights at White Dubai
Get down to the best hip hop and RnB nights courtesy of White Dubai. DJs Dany Neville and Devon Kosoko are on hand to spin the tunes while ladies can enjoy complimentary drinks all night. Expect a mix of tunes from Snoop Dogg right up to Drake and beyond. It’s the only place to be for hip hop fans on a Saturday night.
When: Saturday, April 14
Where: White Dubai
Contact: +971 50 443 0933, website
Electric Vibes Bday Bash at Tamanya Terrace
Electric Vibes is celebrating its 5th birthday in style at the top of Radisson Blu in Media City this week. The night will feature house music act, Lunar Disco who will be dropping their signature beats and tunes to keep the crowds dancing right up until kicking out time.
When: Thursday, April 12 6pm-3am
Where: Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City
Contact: +971 4 366 9111, website