10 things to do this week in Dubai
If regular happy hour is a post-work five-a-side, then this happy hour is the Premier League. Not just one night a week – and not just bound to weekdays when you’ve the dread of early mornings hanging over you – the new Masti happy runs five days a week. From Wednesday through to Sunday, guests can enjoy two for one on a range of drinks and 15 percent off bar bites for three whole hours. The evening is titled The Elephant Trunk, though we’re not sure what else that entails other than electronica vibes from the DJ.
When: Wednesday to Sundays, 10pm-1am
Where: La Mer
Turn up for 8pm to enjoy four hours of Havana’s finest... Everything from Cuban-inspired drinks to chilled Latin beats
as you settle into the new week. Deals start from AED125 per person.
Where: Jumeirah Creekside Hotel
Contact: +9714 230 8582
Enjoy amazing views of the marina from the 31st floor and you sip on buy one, get one free drinks as the sunsets. Aptly named sunset hours, guests can enjoy this offer under the stars between 5pm and 3am every Sunday.
Where: Stella Di Mare
Indecisive? The Promenade has launched the daily Dine Around offer so guest can choose one dish from the three different restaurants.
Where: Park Hyatt
If dim sum and noodles are your bag, then here’s the newest restaurant to add to your list of places to go. The menu is inspired by Asian bites and street favourites, but the venue is for more chic than street. But as well as the selection of 14 different dim sum to pick ‘n’ mix, try specialities such as Beijing duck and Cantonese seabass with toasted sesame oil.
Where: Bluewaters Island, open now
Katsuya by Starck
Called the Big Brunch, the name is a bit of a giveaway with this Friday newcomer. We’ll anticipate plenty of Japanese fare, then. All from AED450 with house drinks.
When: Fri 1-4pm
Where: Jumeirah Al Naseem
The London Project
If you haven’t checked out this quirky new joint yet, then here’s your opportunity in the form of hipster-friendly avo on toast within the new brekkie menu.
‘Craft’ by Ian Smith
The comedian’s fifth solo act is arriving in the emirate this weekend. Having sold out the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last summer, the show has already hailed peer approval. Ian Smith will deliver his set at the rustic venue, with tickets starting from AED75. With his last touring show, Snowflake, winning both an Amused Moose Comedy Award, we know it’ll be a good one.
When: February 24
Where: Warehouse Four
Short and Sweet
While you still can, head down to Al Quoz to catch the last of the festival that showcases a series of short – and yes, sweet – productions for viewers to digest. Tickets start from AED100.
When: Until March 8
Where: Askeral Avenue
Harry Potter Orchestra
Head back to 2002 (no kidding, it’s really been that long) and re-watch J. K Rowling’s creation on screen, but with a live orchestra playing along to the incredible soundtrack. Tickets start from AED175.
When: March 1-2
Where: Dubai Opera