6 things to do in Dubai this week

Dubai Food Festival is still going, and we can’t recommend you get involved strongly enough – there’s so much eating to be done. Work off those extra calories at Jump Boxx on Monday with Beat Diabetes, which promotes a balanced lifestyle and offers you a free session at the trampoline park. There’s also a fantastic comedy club and a brand new hip hop night at The Act.

Dubai Restaurant Week
Dubai Food Festival kicks off on February 25, and it’s bringing a brand new event which will definitely please the city’s foodies. Until March 5, you’ll be able to enjoy a three-course set menu at some of the city’s best loved restaurants for just AED189. Participating restaurants include, Boca, Bread Street Kitchen by Gordon Ramsay, Café Belge, Fogueira, Junoon, JW’s Steakhouse, Mint Leaf of London, Okku and The Ivy.
When: From February 25
Where: Various. For bookings visit www.roundmenu.com/DRW

Beat Diabetes at Jump Boxx
Beat Diabetes are offering you the chance to spend this leap year jumping for a good cause. In order to promote a healthy lifestyle and raise awareness for diabetes, head to Jump Boxx in Uptown Mirdiff where you’ll get an introductory session on how to lead a balanced lifestyle, before being let loose on the trampoline park. If you’re interested, register on the Facebook page .
When: 6pm to 8pm, February 29
Where: Jump Boxx, Uptown Mirdiff

Brasserie 2.0 Grill Night|
Following the launch of Brasserie 2.0’s successful Friday brunch, the restaurant has a brand new all-you-can-eat concept. Every Thursday evening there are cooking stations willed with BBQ cuts sich as beef short ribs, brisket and pulled chicken, all from the outdoor smoker. You’ll also find burgers, lamb chops, a nacho counter and plenty of seafood. The Texas duo band will get you in the mood for the weekend… And there’s even a bucking bronco, if you’re brave enough.
When: Thursdays, 7pm to 11pm
Where: Brasserie 2.0, Le Royal Meridien Beach Resort & Spa,
Price: AED290 with soft drinks, AED380 for house beverages and AED415 with sparkling

Frankie’s Comedy Cellar
End the week with a few LOLs at Frankie’s Comedy Cellar. UAE-based comedians will keep you entertained at the Bar & Grill, where you can eat authentic Italian food during the performance. Early reservation is recommended, as it’s an extremely popular night.
When: Saturday February 27, 7pm to 9pm
Where: Frankie’s Italian Bar and Grill, Oasis Beach Tower, JBR, +971 4399 4311,

The Act D.W.A
Following a successful launch party last week, Dubai With Attitude returns to The Act for more bold hip hop tunes. This Thursday DJ Yoda takes his playful mixing style to the decks, for a night of hip hop and R&B from West Hollywood to East Berlin.
When: Thursday from 8.30pm to 3am
Where: The Act Dubai, Shangri-La Hotel, +971 43551 116 or

Cinema – Colonia (15)
Leaving the cherubic, precocious wizardry of Hermione Granger well behind her, Emma Watson stars opposite Daniel Bruhl in this (loosely) historical thriller, set in the dark period of the CIA-sponsored Augusto Pinochet coup in 1970s Chile. Watson and Bruhl play German partners whose lives are thrown asunder when Bruhl is kidnapped and sent to an interrogation camp, the now infamous Colonia. It prompts a frightened but determined Watson to attempt to rescue her imprisoned lover… without a spell or incantation in sight.
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