7 restaurants to try in Dubai this week
Cinco De Mayo at Loca
Celebrate the Mexican national day in style on Saturday, May 5, with a five (yes, five) hour brunch at Loca. The Latin-American specialists are going all out for the big day, too. As well as the tasty fajitas, huervos and outstanding desserts, Loca will be putting on some fun and games for guests to enjoy. Chief of these will be the Mexican Loteria, which is a game that follows the rules of bingo. If you’re one of the lucky ones to win a game, you’ll bag yourself a mystery prize. It’s AED285 and takes place between 12pm-5pm.
When: 12pm-5pm, Saturday, May 5
Where: Oulets across Dubai
Price: From AED285
Quiz night at P&B
There’s a brand new quiz taking place at Perry & Blackwelder’s on Monday nights. From 8pm-10pm, the five round competition will pit teams against each other across a number of categories. The evening will be presented by the familiar voice of Dubai Eye’s Ross Crist, too. It’s free entry, and there’ll be special offers on beverages throughout.
When: 8pm-10pm, Every Monday
Where: Souk Madinat Jumeirah
Contact: +971 4 432 3232, website
The latest nightspot on the block has landed. Bar Rumba is on the upper level of the recently opened Asia de Cuba and has launched not one, but two ladies nights that offer free-flowing grape and bubbles. The music is a mix of 80s, house and R ‘n’ B, so you can get your groove on every Tuesday. Oh, and did we mention it has its very own Hot Dog stall?
Where: Westin Dubai Mina Seyahi
Contact: +971 4 511 7333, website
Whilst some other bars pride themselves on being hidden away, you’ll spot this one from your place in the traffic trauma of Sheikh Zayed Road and wish you were there. Enjoy an after work drink or a long, slow session with incredible views of the whole Palm and the Marina. Don’t forget to order something to nibble on; the venue has one of the most varied bar menus around.
Where: Marriott Harbour Hotel, Dubai Marina
If you're a fan of Asian fusion, this is the karaoke spot for you. If you're low on cash, this is the venue for you, too. Dinners are free to venture out into one of the karaoke rooms after finishing their meal. And, as the industrial venue is home to dishes like shrimp tempura, chicken satay and crispy fried calamari, finding one to satiate your appetite will be an easy task.
Where: Majestic Hotel Tower, Bur Dubai
Price: Free to guests
Contact: +971 4 501 2567, website
La Môme Dubai
Inspired by legendary French singer Edith Piaf, this Parisian hotspot will have you speaking the language of love in no time thanks to its mouthwatering dishes like poached Talbot fish, beef bourguignon and roasted pigeon.
Where: Nassima Royal Hotel, Dubai
Contact: +971 4 308 0470, website
Though the music lounge’s Monday night offer can only be claimed by couples, it’s the ladies really who benefit. Here’s why: they get three free selected house beverages between 8pm to 11pm. Sorry guys but you have to pay for your drinks. The entertainment for the night is jazz tunes by Afif Brothers.
When: 8pm-11pm, Monday
Where: Somewhere Hotel Barsha Heights
Contact: +971 4 561 0637, website