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Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon
The Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon feels like it speeds around the bend quicker every year. With iconic landmarks such as Burj Al Arab and Burj Khalifa dotted along the route, it’s certainly one of the more scenic courses in the world, which is one of the reasons it attracts such illustrious athletes. Tamirat Tola and Worknesh Degefa will look to retain their titles in what is expected to be a close contest. Dubai Marathon 2018
When: 6am (elite runners), 7am (masses), Friday, January 26
Where: Umm Suqeim Road
Contact: website

Omega Dubai Desert Classic 2018
Some of the world’s greatest golfers are heading to Dubai, including Ernie Els, Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia, for the tournament that’s now known as the Middle East Major. The legendary sports stars will battle it out for the trophy over four days of action. Tickets range from AED175 to AED795 for various access passes.
When: Until January 28
Where: Emirates Golf Club
Contact: website

Evita The Musical
Watch as the story of Evita Peron, Argentina’s First Lady, comes to life on the Dubai Opera stage. Musical legends Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice originally produced the show, which ran for more than 40 years on Broadway and in the West End. Listen out for classics such as “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina” and a host of other hit songs at this epic performance.
When: Until February 3
Where: Dubai Opera
Price: From AED250
Contact: website

Burns Night at Bread Street Kitchen
In celebration of famed poet Robert Burns,
Bread Street Kitchen is hosting a special dinner in celebration of famed poet Robert Burns. For AED130 per person, guests will be treated to a number of Scottish themed pies – the venison and girolle sounds delicious as does the classic fish pie. Complement your pastry of choice with an equally tasty beverage prepared by the venue’s team of mixologists.
When: Thursday, January 25
Where: Bread Street Kitchen, Atlantis The Palm
Price: From AED130 per person
Contact: website

Comme ça Friday Brunch
As the name suggests, there’s a French theme to this brand new brunch. David Myers’ signature dishes are served direct to your table, so expect grilled king prawns, skirt steak, oxtail tartine, and much more. There’s also a wide variety of house beverages and bubbles to be had.
When: 12.30pm-3.30pm, Friday
Where: Bleu Blanc by David Myers, Renaissance Downtown Hotel
Price: From AED299
Contact: +971 4 512 5533, website

Brunch à la Marina
Staying true to the concept of brunch, this quaint Parisian eatery offers an à la carte menu that’s filled with breakfast favourites such as eggs Benedict, baked duck egg, waffles and even hearty dishes such as truffle pasta. For dessert you can have a sweet crêpe with options including salted butter caramel, Nutella and strawberry jam, all of which are served with a side of coffee, tea or hot chocolate. Plus, there’s a social table where you can help yourself to unlimited servings of cereals, cold cuts, breads, cheeses and fresh juices. For an extra AED75 per person, they’ll happily pour you three servings of a mixed beverage.
When: 10am-2pm, every Friday and Saturday
Where: Bistro des Arts, Dubai Marina
Price: From AED99
Contact: +971 4 551 1576, website

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