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The best things to do in Dubai this week: 10 to 16 January

Business lunches, bombastic brunches, theme nights and food festivals…

Monday 10 January 2022

Business lunch at Tandoor Tina

The vibrant venue at 25hours Hotel One Central caters to an array of audiences. Tina’s Express Lunch is offered on weekdays and features a ‘thali’ style dining experience with a choice of one starter, one main, one side and one dessert. Dishes on offer include Indian spiced scotch egg, Saag aloo “shepherd’s pie” with stilton gravy and chargrilled sea bream fillet with shrimp butter masala. That’s your next working lunch, sorted! Available Monday to Friday, from 12pm to 3pm. AED 85 per person.

GO: Visit or call 04 210 2500 for reservations or more information.

Tandoor Tina

Tuesday 11 January 2022

Participate in The Big Quiz with Rossi at Brew House

The Big Quiz with Rossi runs every Tuesday. Participants in teams of five (or less) can put their trivia to the test and compete for prizes, including brunch vouchers and hotel stays. Big Rossi will test your knowledge of the UAE, historical moments, plus unique alternative contests to keep the laughs coming. Participants can also enjoy a happy hour that runs until 9pm with pints from AED 29. Tuesdays, from 8:30pm. 

GO: Call 050 4480 493 for reservations and more information.

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Wednesday 12 January 2022

An evening with Hélène Ségara at The Theater Dubai

An evening at The Theater never ceases to surprise and amaze. Every Wednesday, resident performer Guy Manoukian welcomes friends from around the world to join him for a fantastic evening of music. The Theater will be set alight by world-renowned artist Hélène Ségara. A French singer who came to prominence playing the role of Esmeralda in the French musical Notre Dame de Paris. She has released many chart-topping albums and singles, performing alongside the likes of Andrea Bocelli and II Divo, so guests can expect an unforgettable night as this phenomenal songstress takes to the stage, ensuring this rendition of “Guy and Friends” is one to remember. Thursday 12 January, from 10pm. Minimum charge of AED 800 per person 

GO: Email or call 04 222 2268 for reservations and more information.

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Thursday 13 January 2022

Experience the new Beijing Night at Hutong

A new event to celebrate the second anniversary of Northern Chinese restaurant Hutong. Indulge in the restaurant’s bar menu, set to tunes of a live DJ. Guests can choose from Hutong’s exclusive list of spirits, grapes and handcrafted cocktails, including the signature Chinese Lantern and Hutong Negroni from AED 55. Canapés will provide the perfect pairing throughout the night, ranging from the Wild Mushroom and Truffle Bao to the sumptuous Suan Cai Yu Crispy Dumpling. Thursdays, from 10pm to 1am.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

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Friday 14 January 2022

Enjoy a long Friday lunch at BOCA

Start a new tradition with a long lunch to celebrate the last day of the new working week. The FACT award-winning ‘best European restaurant’ will offer its menu of the day every Friday, featuring dishes such as seven day-aged beetroot tartar with Roquefort cheese, BOCA’s chicken salad with poached free-range egg, smoked cauliflower risotto with pistachios and labneh, black tagliatelle pasta with local grilled squid, and an Argentinian Angus striploin with grilled green asparagus. The menu changes weekly and includes old lunch favourites and new dishes made with local and seasonal ingredients. Fridays, from 12pm to 5pm. AED 95 (two-courses) and AED 125 (three-courses).

GO: E-mail or call 04 323 1833 for reservations and more information.

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Saturday 15 January 2022

Enjoy a chic Saturday Brunch at Garth

Party brunches can be found far and wide, but what about a relaxing, sit-down brunch where friends and family can converse without having to shout? Every Saturday, Garth will host a feel-good brunch featuring generous portions of Southern-European cuisine, soulful music courtesy of a DJ, and free-flowing beverages. Saturdays, from 1pm to 4pm. AED 340 (soft beverages), AED 490 (house beverage) and AED 590 (bubbles).

GO: Call 058 530 7499 for reservations and more information.

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Sunday 16 January 2022

Vegan Food Festival at Expo 2020 Dubai

The first vegan food festival in the Middle East will take over Expo 2020 Dubai from 14 to 30 January 2022. The exciting culinary experience at Festival Garden (close to the Malaysia Pavilion) will showcase plant-based food in association with Vegan Days. During the festival, hungry diners can indulge in sweet and savoury dishes from global tastemakers, including Michelin rated chef Matthew Kenney and local street food legends Papa Burty’s, known for their vegan Jamaican vegan patties. Guests can also visit Botany Lab, a fully vegan and organic spa focusing on enhancing the skin’s beauty with non-invasive treatments. Available daily until 30 January, from 12pm to 2am.

GO: Visit for more information.

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