The week's best Dubai events and other things to do in Dubai this week and weekend, including deals at Dubai restaurants, bars, spas, cinema and more.
Sure, five of the seven days are supposed to be 'work, sleep, repeat', but frankly we see 16 hours either side of your 9-5 that need filling with fun things to do. So, round-up, because this is your ultimate guide to the week and weekend ahead, with the latest events, deals, sports, film releases and more.
This Dubai institution, and our 2017 Pub of the Year, is getting ready to host one of the biggest celebration of the year – a whole weekend dedicated to St. Patrick's Day. Expect live music from Sin A Der Si, The MapleJacks and more, plus traditional dancers and games across the weekend.
A part of a series of outdoors pop-up winter events The Garden, and it will again be hosted on the huge lawn at Le Royal Méridien Beach Resort & Spa in JBR. Open Tuesday-Thursday, this trendy outdoor bar has live jazz, mixed drinks and a cozy feel representative of its name. Lovely.
If electrifying tunes and funky beats are your jam, five-member band The Strike have you covered with their hugely entertaining live acts. Catch them rocking out at the always classy Q’s Bar and Lounge until May 12.
Head to this swanky new destination atop the FIVE Palm Jumeirah Dubai. The rooftop bar opened at the start of the year and has instantly become something of a favourite at Time Out Towers – that’s in no small part down to the stunning views (some of the best in New Dubai, no less). Not only is there a wonderful vista, but ladies’ will also get three free selected drinks every Tuesday from 6pm until 9.30pm. There aren’t many better sundowner spots around than this one. Ongoing.
One of the true masters of artistic discipline is set to open a solo exhibition at Opera Gallery Dubai. Renowned Spanish artist Manolo Valdes is hosting his first exhibition in the Middle East with more than 25 of his works on display. Be dazzled by his sculptures, paintings and multimedia, as each of his pieces can be read and interacted with differently, each having something unique to tell. Plus, entry is free. Go and enjoy some culture this month.
No midweek plans? Try a night brunch. Riviera Seafood Grill is offering a new Tuesday night deal, serving up a wide selection of dishes from red snapper and sea bass fillets to classic Angus beef burgers and chorizo sausages. Tuck into some top barbecue while you gaze out over the Arabian Gulf. This Mediterranean evening is sure to cure those Tuesday blues. Dhs245 (food only). Tue 7pm-midnight. Ongoing.
Get ready to shake your shamrock at a huge St. Patrick’s Day music festival at Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, celebrating all things Irish. McGettigan’s and DGT Events are back for the second year with a stellar line-up of international acts, food and drinks and a range of live entertainment. Irish international artists will perform throughout the day, with acts to be announced soon. The festivities will showcase all that is great about Ireland, both domestically and abroad.