6 great things to do in Dubai this week
There's tons of food to be had this week. Jones the Grocer is back with a brand new Cheese and Grape night while Casa de Tapas has a brand new menu to try. There's also a fun cooking class on at Lao and Segreto has a brand new three course menu to try. Spike Lee's latest film Blackkklansman is out in cinemas and Zero Gravity is just one of the venues showing the Premier League.
Cheese and Grape Night
Get stuck into copious amounts of cheese while sipping on unlimited glasses of red and white grape at Jones the Grocer at Emirates Golf Club. The package costs AED199 per person and you’ll also be treated to the soothing sounds of the live jazz band as you get up to the eyes in fromage. The Australian food empoium is famous for its cheese rooms and you’ll be able to indulge in a board from 7.30pm-11pm. That’s a lot of cheese. We can’t wait.
When: August 16
Where: Jones the Grocer, Emirates Golf Club
Contact: +971 4 380 1234, website
Lao Cooking Class
Fancy whipping up a Vietnamese storm? Well Chef Mai Nguyen has you well and truly covered. The three-hour long (11am-2pm) lesson starts in the hotel’s garden where you’ll select fresh herbs before heading to the kitchen, where the fun really starts. The class costs AED650 and for that you’ll get to enjoy your culinary masterpiece with a glass of signature iced tea.
When: August 14
Where: Waldorf Astoria Dubai Palm Jumeriah
What’s that? A brand-new three-course meal for just AED150 has just launched at one of Dubai’s favourite Italian restaurants. That’s right, this summer, Segreto has an offer that you can’t refuse. You can enjoy a special menu that features mozzarella salad, mushroom risotto and tasty panna cotta. There’s also a happy hour deal on beverages between 3pm and 8pm.
Where: Souk Madinat Jumeirah
Price: From AED150
Contact: +9714 432 3232, website
Casa de Tapas
The Spanish tapas joint has introduced 16 new dishes to its menu to spice things up a little for your next visit. There’s a mix of hot and cold tapas bites such as Asian duck breast salad and deep fried whitebait. Mains have added such dishes as traditional paella, and the dessert section has a new and delicious cheesecake to try.
Where: Dubai Creek Yacht Club
Contact: +9714 416 1800, website
Premier League at Zero Gravity
Footie fans can watch all the action for free at Zero Gravity’s Sports Lounge. There’s a daily two for one happy hour from 5pm until 8pm, so be sure to get there early.
Where: Skydive Dubai Drop Zone, Dubai Marina
Contact: +9714 399 0009, website
Based on the very real story of Ron Stallworth, a black police officer who infiltrated the racists of the Ku Klux Klan, comes this dramedy retelling of the whole somewhat unbelievable events. It marks the big screen return of Spike Lee (Do The Right Thing, Malcolm X) who’s joined by Get Out producer, Jordan Peele to deliver this film adaptation of Stallworth’s extraordinary autobiography of the same name. John David Washington (Denzel’s son) takes the lead role as Ron alongside his partner Detective Flip Zippermann played by Adam Driver, (Girls, Star Wars). Stallworth sees an ad in the local paper requesting new members to a Colorado Springs faction of the Ku Klux Klan. Cue an almost unbelievable stroke of luck, which not only wins over the white supremacist on the other end of the phone, but leads to a case that implicates serving members of the US military who are planning an attack. As a Spike Lee joint usually plays out, there are layers of dark humour that come with this serious subject, but there’s a terrifying depth that will have you grimacing in disgust.
In cinemas from August 16