10 things to do this week in Dubai
Why be tied down to fixed times when you can choose your very own happy hour? At Buhayra Lounge, nestled in Palace Downtown, select any two hours of your choice in which to enjoy free-flowing beverages while savouring a selection of unlimited canapés.
With fantastic views allowing you to watch the city light up, this is a great venue for post-work drinks as you try to unwind following a tough day in the office.
What’s more, at just AED199 per person, and with a huge selection of drinks available, value for money is all but guaranteed.
Where: Palace Downtown
When: Daily (except Friday) between 12pm and 2am
Hard Rock Cafe DFC
With an Open Hops & Wings night every week for just AED180 per person, Mondays have never seemed so appealing. Get down to the HRC and start your week well.
Where: Dubai Festival City Mall
When: Monday from 7pm-10pm
Villamore’s ‘Aperitivo’ at the Rooftop is a classy affair from 5pm until late daily. For a more lively evening, head down on a Thursday or Friday when some of Dubai’s best DJs turn up the tempo with the latest sounds.
Where: Emeral Palace Kempinski Hotel
When: Daily, 5pm until late
Great Greek food for lunch? Yes please. New deals at Mythos, starting from AED45, aim to please.
What: Armada BlueBay Hotel
When: Sunday to Thursday, 12.30pm until 5pm
DRIFT Beach Dubai
Freshening things up for spring, you can now feast on dishes such as potato gnocchi with braised beef cheeks at DRIFT, while those with a sweet tooth will find it hard to resist the dark chocolate and coconut cake with macadamia nut and coconut ice cream. You can also now enjoy great music every Saturday and Sunday with extended DJ sets.
Where: One&Only Royal Mirage
Favourites such as butter chicken, rogan josh and vegetarian curry have been added to the menu at Roti Rollers, so head down to enjoy some fantastic flavours.
What: La Mer and Dar Wasl
Michellin-starred chef Matteo Rizzo will be showcasing his gastronomic prowess at Leonardo, set in the Stella Di Mare Hotel, this week from Monday until Saturday.
Where: Stella Di Mare, Dubai Marina
Contact: +971 5 900 6446
M Woods at the Dubai Mall
If you’re visiting The Dubai Mall between now and the end of next month, make sure you check out an exclusive art exhibition.
To celebrate Dubai’s Art Season and the spring/summer fashion season, M WOODS at The Dubai Mall, curated by Michael Xufu Huang in partnership with M WOODS, one of Beijing’s most influential contemporary art museums, runs until April 30.
Nearly 40 of the world’s most important western and Chinese contemporary artworks from M WOODS’ permanent collection will be on view for the first time in the Middle East in seven museum-like pavilions throughout the Mall’s Fashion Avenue, including Taiwanese modernist and minimalist master Richard Lin and Andy Warhol’s Silver Cloud installation.
Where: Dubai Mall, Fashion Avenue
When: Until April 30
This new exhibition in DIFC focuses on texture, along with the Korean art movements of the 1970s, 1980s and beyond. It offers a great opportunity to learn about Korean culture with some fascinating one-off pieces on display.
Where: Opera Gallery
When: Until March 28
Capernaum, directed by Nadine Labaki, tells the story of a young Lebanese boy (Zain) who sues his parents for the “crime” of giving him life. An eventful turn of events ultimately lead to him seeking courtroom justice.
Where: Cinema Akil, Alserkal Avenue
When: Until March 30