It’s time to plan the week ahead, filling each day with the best things to do in Dubai.
Monday 28 March 2022
Indulge in Happy Hour at this Scottish bar
For a night out with friends, head to Scottish lounge Makar at Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Waterfront and step into a Highlands-inspired world unlike anything else in the city. Take a seat in one of the plush leather lounge chairs, settle in, and browse an extensive menu of spirits and cocktails. Here, Happy Hour takes place from 4pm to 8pm, with selected drinks priced at only AED 35. The Burger and Hops deal, meanwhile, entails a Makar house burger or chicken burger along with a glass of hops for only AED 75.
Tuesday 29 March 2022
Party at the invite-only SAMBA Room
Those lucky enough to be invited into the high-energy SAMBA Room at SUSHISAMBA Dubai will be met with striking interior design in a space designed for fun and frivolous behaviour. From the latticed bamboo ceiling to an Insta-worthy statement chandelier, the exclusive room is accessed via a private entrance and is ideal for late-night revelry. For a memorable evening, mark your calendars for Tuesday 29 March, when DJ duo Derun will perform during a special edition of the weekly Casa de SAMBA party.
Wednesday 30 March 2022
Head to Clap’s Ongaku music room
DJ Kemikal Ali will be spinning the decks at Clap’s Ongaku music room. Expect party vibes alongside signature cocktails, bites and an electric atmosphere. The music will capture people’s attention, but the bar is also one of the main attractions, with an innovative LED display enveloping the entire structure and adding a cosmopolitan flair. Wednesday 30 March.
Thursday 31 March 2022
Dine with acclaimed Chef Massimo Bottura
Foodies will have the opportunity to experience an Italian feast hosted by chef Massimo himself. Known for blending Italian culinary tradition with an avant-garde approach, the exclusive seven-course includes Welcome From The Kitchen, a light dish made up of Fave e Pecorino. Next is Shrimp in Spring, chopped raw Sicilian shrimps with a spring vegetable salad and fragrant yoghurt sauce, followed by Merluzzo, wild black cod, served with potato and leeks, bagna cauda foam and black caviar. The culinary journey continues with a warm sourdough Focaccia, with Fassona beef tartare, horseradish and black truffle, Pasta Mista served with green peas, sea urchin, pecorino, and seaweed essence, and Guancia, a tender Veal cheek dish featuring Jerusalem artichoke puree, dates, and a sweet balsamic sauce. End the evening on a sweet note with Cacio & Pere Cheesecake, a seriously irresistible creamy Parmigiano, pear, and vanilla cheesecake. Available on 30 and 31 March, from 7:30pm to 11:30pm. AED 690 per person.
Friday 1 April 2022
Enjoy an Aperitivo with skyline views
Enjoy a classic Aperitivo at Fi’lia this weekend. Traditionally known as a way of ‘opening the palate’, guests can enjoy a selection of beverages paired with light bites. Served in the lounge area adjacent to Fi’lia, guests can expect Italian classics such as beef tartare, vitello tonnato and an antipasti platter amongst other culinary delights. Available daily from 4pm to 6pm.
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Saturday 2 April 2022
Try the limited-edition seafood menu at Nobu
Chef de Cuisine Damien Duviau and his Nobu team will put their extensive knowledge and exacting standards on show with a dazzling menu with Japanese seafood firmly at the fore. From a bluefin tuna tataki with spicy sesame salsa to a stunning Hokkaido scallop kumquat ceviche, an inventive and indulgent awabi offering which sees the ‘king of clams’ matched with foie gras and caviar and a light yet rich new-style sashimi dish starring Ika squid, there is an item on this menu for every type of seafood lover. Available daily until Monday 11 April, from 7pm. Dishes are priced individually and range from AED 75 to AED 700.
Sunday 3 April 2022
Dine on JAKO cuisine at this cosy Izakaya
WAWA is a trendy JAKO (Japanese + Korean) find tucked away amidst the bustling streets of Al Barsha, but once you clap eyes on the hanging lanterns, wooden handwritten signage and the burst of colours – you’ve well and truly arrived. It’s an izakaya spot that offers a casual yet comfy hangout to eat, drink and socialise. WAWA is perfect for the weekend or enjoying after-work dinner and drinks. For a personal dining experience anchored around fresh ingredients, flavoursome plates and alluring décor, WAWA presents memorable meals that will leave you wanting to book time and again.