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Seven fun things to do in Dubai this week: 3 to 9 January

A new work week brings lazy lunches, bombastic brunches and dinner in the dark to Dubai.

Monday 3 January 2022

Meat Me Mondays at Weslodge Saloon

Whisk away the January blues at Weslodge Saloon inside the world’s tallest five-star hotel, JW Marriott Marquis. On Monday evenings, diners can indulge in a grass-fed tenderloin (150 grams), grass-fed skirt steak (150 grams), or grass-fed striploin (150 grams) served with chips or salad and two glasses of grape. Mondays from 5:30pm to midnight. AED 220 per person.

GO: Call 04 350 9288 for reservations and more information.

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Tuesday 4 January 2022

Dinner In The Dark at Carna by Dario Cecchini 

Step inside the blanketed darkness of Carna’s private dining room for a unique sensory experience that allows you to re-evaluate your perception of taste. Optional blindfolds will be provided to all guests to completely immerse themselves in the experience, where an invigorating menu with matching grape pairing will delight the palates of even the most discerning diners. Tuesday 4 January, from 7pm. AED 549 per person.

GO: Visit or call 04 607 0761 for reservations and more information.

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Wednesday 5 January 2022

Visit Hattem Mattar’s barbeque experience at The Farm House

The Farm House is a new farm-to-table BBQ pop-up in Madinat Jumeirah from Hattem Mattar, the world’s first Arab pitmaster. The Farm House serves an enticing menu that features cast-iron scallops, smoked duck eggs served with veal bacon and slow-smoked brisket mandi. Signature dishes include bouquet de boeuf featuring USDA prime rib and smoked bone marrow, Peri-Peri pineapple chicken and a reverse seared tomahawk in a sweet heat glaze. The Farm House is open Monday to Thursday, from 6pm to midnight and Friday to Saturday from 12pm to midnight.

GO: Email or call 04 432 3232 for reservations and more information.

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Thursday 6 January 2022

Watch Chicago at Dubai Opera

Set amidst the razzle-dazzle decadence of the 1920s, Chicago is the story of Roxie Hart, a nightclub dancer who murders her on-the-side lover after he threatens to walk out on her. Desperate to avoid conviction, she dupes the public and the media by hiring Chicago’s slickest criminal lawyer to transform her malicious crime into a barrage of sensational headlines. Created by the musical theatre talents of John Kander, Fred Ebb and legendary choreographer Bob Fosse, Chicago’s sassy score includes the show-stopping songs “Razzle Dazzle”, “Cell Block Tango”, and “All That Jazz”. The cast in Dubai includes Sinitta, Faye Brookes, Darren Day, Djalenga Scott and Joel Montague.

GO: Visit for tickets and more information.

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Friday 7 January 2022

Party at Billionaire Dubai’s exclusive backstage hotspot

Billionaire Dubai has opened the ultimate after-dinner-and-a-show party, which is sure to take the city’s nightlife scene to new heights. Guests are now able to head backstage into the exclusive and lavish club, where the central stage is framed by an impressive lounge area, as well as private booths. Sip on signature cocktails, including the popular Billionaire Martini or enjoy a glass of the finest fizz, while glancing at a live broadcast of the acts in the restaurant. Thursdays, Fridays and Sundays, from 11:30pm until late.

GO: Call 04 510 3100 for reservations and more information.

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Saturday 8 January 2022

The Great Indian Saturday Brunch at Punjab Grill

Kick off the new UAE weekend with The Great Indian Saturday Brunch at Punjab Grill, where diners can enjoy a lavish brunch paired with refreshing beverages. The sumptuous menu includes some of the restaurant’s signature dishes, such as Dibba Bay oysters, pani puri, tandoori apple salad, and coconut prawns. Brunch concludes with desserts like the decadent chocolate cake or bhapa doi. Saturdays, from 12pm to 4pm. AED 450 for two people (including water, soft drinks and chilled juices). 

GO: Call 050 194 1107 for reservations and more information.

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Sunday 9 January 2022

Enjoy lunch overlooking Burj Khalifa at URLA

Situated on the Fountain Level at the Address Downtown Hotel, the new Coastal Aegean hotspot URLA has launched a new lunch menu. The stylish restaurant showcases stunning plates from both land and sea, including seabass ceviche, Iberian cured beef, tuna T-bone steak, monkfish skewers, and USDA prime tenderloin. URLA’s menu presents contemporary and cosmopolitan dining with an artisanal twist. Available daily from 12pm to 4pm.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

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