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30 wonderful things to do in Dubai this April

Here’s how to make the most of the month ahead.

It’s the start of a new month, which means it’s time to fill up your cultural calendar. From concerts to family fun – we have something exciting for you every day this month. Plus, there are spectacular Ramadan and Eid events across the emirate. We’ve compiled the best things to do in April. Dubai, we’ve got you. 

Monday 1 April

Try Hattem Mattar’s iftar

During the Holy Month, FIYA at Keturah Reserve offers a Ramadan menu from Arab pitmaster Hattem Mattar. Set against a backdrop of ancient olive trees and the starlit sky, the menu includes Char Wood Oven Cauliflower, Faro Fattoush, Lamb Asador and the meat of the day, slow-cooked for tenderness, served alongside grilled chicken, mandi rice, and a selection of sauces. Dessert offerings like the tropical Muhallabia and a smoky version of Umm Ali will also be served. Available daily from sunset to 8pm. AED 215 per person.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

Fiya at Keturah Reserve

Tuesday 2 April

Check out the Ramadan District

Add a bit of culture to the Holy Month, and visit the Ramadan District at Jumeirah Emirates Towers. Set against the backdrop of Dubai’s Museum of the Future, the event brings together art, food and shopping. The venue boasts an Arabesque setting, and guests can dine under the stars while taking in the spectacular skyline. Elsewhere, the family-friendly market draws inspiration from a traditional Arabic village and features live performances, food stalls and a dedicated children’s area. The Ramadan District is free to enter and is open daily from 4pm to 2am. 

GO: Follow @ramadan.district on Instagram for more information.

Jumeirah Emirates Towers

Wednesday 3 April

Enjoy a flame-kissed iftar

Experience the essence of Ramadan at 71 Steak and Grill, nestled in the picturesque Peacock Park at Emirates Towers. Here, guests are invited to indulge in a lavish feast showcasing Clay Hummus, Flame-kissed Grilled Salmon, Smoked Short Ribs in Orange BBQ Sauce, and the delicate Alfajor dessert. Available daily from sunset to 9pm. AED 215 per person.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

71 steak and Grill

Thursday 4 April

Visit Hai Ramadan

Are you missing Expo? Well, Expo City Dubai’s Hai Ramadan festival will offer activities during the Holy Month. Running from 9 March to 8 April, it brings together food, games and workshops. The event takes place at Al Wasl Plaza and features a vibrant souk filled with handcrafted treasures, traditional attire, and enchanting Ramadan-themed items. Visitors can also enjoy the immersive children’s workshops, where Emirati customs and crafts come alive. The festival takes place from 5pm to midnight and entry is AED 20 per person.

GO: Visit for more information. 

Expo City Dubai’s Hai Ramadan

Friday 5 April

Visit the Bulgari Majlis

Fashion and food converge at the Bulgari Majlis, inspired by the region’s rich heritage and punctuated by the house’s Italian touch. Set against the picturesque backdrop of the private marina and the fading sunlight and enhanced by exquisite oriental rugs, the exclusive Bulgari Majlis offers a lively haven where loved ones can gather to share memorable meals. The menu merges the very best of Italian cuisine and Arabic signature plates, all with that Bulgari touch. Available daily, from sunset to 9pm. AED 485 per person.

GO: Email for reservations and more information.

Bulgari Majlis

Saturday 6 April

Check out Montblanc Majlis by Ninive

25hours Hotel Dubai One Central is famous for its uber-trendy vibes. Now, it has opened Montblanc Majlis by Ninive during the Holy Month of Ramadan. The majlis is available in the evenings for iftars and suhoors and looks set to be a fashionable spot. The Iftar menu includes starters, soups, mains, and desserts. The starters include Shorbat Addas Soup, Quinoa Spiced Mango, and Sweet Pepper Eggplant. The mains include Tashreeb, a slow-cooked lamb shoulder with chickpeas, and Mini Grilled Beef and Chicken Skewers, which come with roasted pumpkin and black olives. The desserts include Umm Ali with vanilla ice cream, Mini Turkish Baklava with pistachio ice cream, and a Watermelon Platter. The iftar runs Daily from sunset to 9pm. AED 285 per person.

GO: Visit for more information. 

Majlis by Ninive

Sunday 7 April

Take a dip in Tagomago’s new floating pool

Tagomago at the foot of Palm Jumeirah exudes a relaxed luxury and a laidback atmosphere where you can feel the sand between your toes. However, it’s the Spanish restaurant’s floating pool that creates a peaceful and elegant environment for relaxation. Surrounded by azure waters and panoramic views, the pool is exclusively for guests aged 16 and above. With attentive service, luxurious amenities, and stunning views, Tagomago is the place to dive into Spanish favourites. Pool access costs AED 200 on weekdays and AED 250 on weekends.

GO: Email or call 04 832 6620 for reservations and more information.

things to do in April

Monday 8 April

Watch the Saudi Super Cup

Abu Dhabi, get ready for a sporting spectacle. The Saudi Super Cup is leaving the Kingdom for the first time and will take place on 8 and 11 April in the UAE capital. Plus, it’s a chance to catch footballing legends, from Cristiano Rolando to Karim Benzema. The three-match tournament kicks off on 8 April. The first match, at 9pm, sees Al-Ittihad Club take on Al Wehda FC at Al-Nahyan Stadium.

GO: Visit for more information. 

Saudi Super Cup

Tuesday 9 April

Retreat to the desert

Prepare to be spellbound by the ultra-luxury “Signature Villas” at The Ritz-Carlton Ras Al Khaimah, Al Wadi Desert. Nestled within the Wadi Khadeja gated nature reserve, these eight private villas provide ample room for relaxation and rejuvenation. Expect private pools and a personal butler to ensure your stay in the lap of luxury is memorable. 

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

things to do in April

Wednesday 10 April

Embrace your inner Lewis Hamilton at Chaos Karts

If driving down Dubai’s Sheikh Zayed Road gets you frustrated, give Chaos Karts a spin. This real-life Mario Kart experience in Al Quoz uses state-of-the-art technology and augmented reality, which recreates a video game experience. Drivers will ride around a projected track, and battle it out to become the winner. Competitors gain points by collecting jewels or using power-ups, which range from a laser gun to a speed boost. 

GO: Visit for more information.

Chaos Karts in Dubai

Thursday 11 April

Party with Rema at Afroworld 2024

Afroworld 2024 will bring together the most renowned names in African music. Headlining the concert is the rising star Rema, whose energetic hits Calm DownDumebi and Time N Affection have taken the world by storm. Hailing from Benin City, Nigeria, this 23-year-old singer, rapper, and songwriter is recognised for his blend of traditional Afrobeats and a genre he coined himself: “Afrorave.” Tickets for Afroworld 2024 are available via Platinumlist and are priced at AED 199 (bronze), AED 299 (silver), AED 399 (platinum) and AED 499 (diamond).

GO: Visit for tickets and more information. 

Afroworld 2024

Friday 12 April

Experience Q’s Bar and Lounge

Palazzo Versace Dubai’s FACT award-winning live music venue, Q’s Bar and Lounge, has welcomed back the talented singer Jeremy Isaac. With a tenor voice that effortlessly transitions between modern and classic tunes, Jeremy has collaborated with household names, including Angie Stone, Celine Dion, Charlie Wilson, and The Philadelphia Boys Choir. Known for his passionate performances, blending neo-soul, Latin percussion grooves, and modern R&B, Jeremy will take guests on a soulful journey. Available Wednesday to Sunday, from 7pm. AED 250 (minimum spend per person on Wednesday and Thursday) and AED 350 (minimum spend per person on Friday and Sunday).

GO: Call 04 556 8805 for reservations and more information.

things to do in April

Saturday 13 April

Make a splash

Prepare to make a splash at Privilege Terrace for a day of non-stop fun on the rooftop at SLS Dubai Hotel & Residences. Get ready to party at one of the world’s highest swimming pools, offering unparalleled views of Downtown Dubai. Dance to the hottest DJ beats, soak up the pool party vibes and enjoy entertainment and unlimited beverages throughout the day. Saturday 13 April, from 3pm to 6pm. AED 299 (ladies) and AED 349 (gents).

GO: Visit or call 054 9918 120 for reservations and more information.

things to do in April

Sunday 14 April

Grab a cuppa at Ralph’s Coffee

If fashion is your cup of tea, it’s time to put on your designer shoes and strut on over to Mall of the Emirates. Located on the first floor, Ralph Lauren has opened Ralph’s Coffee in Dubai. So, visitors can shop and then sip at the new luxury café. The menu spans hot and cold drinks and includes Americano, Cortado, Sea Salt Caramel Latte, Ralph’s Drip Coffee, Ralph’s Espresso and Ralph’s Hot Chocolate. Dishes are served in custom-made China and include the brand’s name italicised across the cups. The dishes range from a Caesar Salad and Carrot Cake to an Old Fashioned Chocolate Cake and Tuna Melt.

GO: Visit @ralphscoffee for more information. 

Ralph Lauren café

Monday 15 April

Laugh out loud with Frank Skinner

The annual Dubai Comedy Festival is back, and so are the stars. Boasting a comedy career that spans nearly four decades, Christopher Graham Collins MBE, professionally known as Frank Skinner, has mastered the art of observational humour. Known for iconic television shows such as Fantasy Football League and Baddiel and Skinner Unplanned, as well as his role as the host of The Frank Skinner Show on Absolute Radio, Skinner’s versatile talent has garnered widespread acclaim. The show takes place at Dubai Opera Main Hall.

GO: Visit for tickets and more information.

Dubai Comedy Festival

Tuesday 16 April

Have dinner at XU

The Taste of XU menu at the newly-opened XU is a celebration of Chinese cuisine. The memorable meal begins with Crispy Salt and Pepper Squid, a Dim Sum selection and Spicy Cucumber. For the main course, diners can indulge in Black Pepper Beef Tenderloin, Cantonese-style Kung Pao Chicken, and Wok Fried Tiger Prawns accompanied by Kale Egg Fried Rice and Stir Fried Bok Choy. The meal ends with Black Sesame served with Mandarin sorbet. Available daily, from 6pm. AED 230 per person.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

things to do in April

Wednesday 17 April

Have breakfast at the beach

Tucked away on the sandy shores of West Palm Beach, Maison de la Plage presents a delightful coastal escape reminiscent of a charming French Riviera beach house. Begin your day with a bountiful breakfast crafted by Chef Izu Ani, surrounded by a stunning pool and beach area. Delight in Oeufs Benedict (AED 60), French Toast (AED 75) served with homemade strawberry jam or Waffles (AED 55) adorned with chocolate sauce and Chantilly cream. Breakfast is served daily from 10am to 12pm.

GO: Email for reservations and more information.

things to do in April

Thursday 18 April

Try the tasting menu at Jun’s

Chef Kelvin Cheung of the FACT award-winning Jun’s has revealed a new tasting menu featuring his handpicked favourites. Known for his innovative third-culture cooking styles, Chef Kelvin’s menu features Butter-poached Lobster, Pani Puri, Potstickers, Wagyu Beef, and the Chef’s Dessert. Available daily from 12pm. AED 425 per person (eleven-course vegetarian tasting menu) and AED 485 per person (eleven-course non-vegetarian tasting menu).

GO: Call 04 457 6035 for reservations and more information.


Friday 19 April

See The Kid Laroi live in Dubai

Australian rapper The Kid Laroi is coming to Dubai’s Coca-Cola Arena on 19 April. The Kid Laroi started off by uploading music onto SoundCloud and signed a development deal with Sony Music Australia. His singles include Addison Rae, Diva, Go, Thousand Miles, Without You, and Stay, a collaboration with Justin Bieber. Over his career, he has collaborated with Miley Cyrus and Tokyo’s Revenge. Tickets for The Kid Laroi are on sale now via Platinumlist and start from AED 195.

GO: Visit for tickets and more information.

Kid Laroi in Dubai

Saturday 20 April

Experience a night of 90s nostalgia

Nineties kids, we have a musical treat for you. The 90s Baby festival in Dubai brings together the biggest stars from the decade. The line-up includes Boyzlife (a mash up of Boyzone and Westlife), Five, Liberty X, N. Trance and Phats & Smalls. The event takes place at Earth Terrace Jumeirah Golf Estates, and tickets are available now. Expect to hear the tracks Flying Without Wings, Just A Little, Set You Free and Slam Dunk (Da Funk).

GO: Visit for more information. 

90s Baby Festival

Sunday 21 April

Book a stay at FIVE LUXE

Fans of FIVE will already be familiar with the brand’s Palm Jumeirah and Jumeirah Village properties. FIVE LUXE takes over the beachfront at JBR, bringing 222 luxury rooms and suites and 274 residences to the Dubai shoreline. Expect a ReFIVE Spa, a social pool and a swathe of private beach, in addition to seven culinary and nightlife venues, including Paradiso, Playa Pacha, Ronin and the cabaret club, Lio Ibiza. The property’s Pool Party Rooms and Signature Suites, replete with private swimming pools, are not to be missed.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

Five Luxe JBR

Monday 22 April

Immerse yourself in art

If you thought Dubai lacked an art scene, we present to you the exciting new opening: Arte Museum. Located on level two of Dubai Mall, Arte Museum hosts the Eternal Nature exhibition. The immersive experience will include 14 curated zones, which showcase the beauty and power of nature. One of the main pieces will be Wave, which draws its inspiration from the theme. Tickets for Eternal Nature start from AED 109.

GO: Visit for more information.

Arte Museum

Tuesday 23 April

Check out Atlantis The Royal’s new afternoon tea

Set in the lobby of one of the World’s 50 Best Hotels, The Royal Tearoom’s elevated afternoon tea features a selection of reimagined savoury delicacies and pastries meticulously crafted by Executive Pastry Chef Christophe Deville. Tuck into lobster rolls featuring Oscietra caviar, black truffle sandwiches with chive with organic egg, and fromage blanc with dill and trout roe. Sweet treats include raspberry tart with coconut and local sidr honey, Iranian pistachio tart, and dark chocolate moelleux and coffee cake. The highlight of the afternoon tea experience will be the fluffy scones served with rich clotted cream and raspberry, rose petal preserve, and saffron marmalade. Available daily from 2pm to 5pm. AED 560 for two people.

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

Arte Museum

Wednesday 24 April

Have lunch at St. Regis Gardens

Signor Sassi is marking the arrival of its weekday lunch with the Andiamo A Pranzo menu. Translated as “Let’s go to lunch,” this offer includes a three-course menu of Signor Sassi signatures. Indulge in the Soup of the Day or Aubergine Parmigiana before enjoying Pizzetta Margherita, Gnocchi alla Sorrentina, Pizzetta with Burrata, or Wild Seabass with Cherry Tomatoes. Complete your meal with a refreshing Lemon Sorbet or the show-stopping Tiramisu. Available Monday to Friday, from 12pm to 3pm. AED 145 (one starter, one main, and one dessert).

GO: Call 04 278 4848 for reservations and more information.

things to do in April

Thursday 25 April

Experience the UAE’s neo-culture festival

At BRED Abu Dhabi, visitors can expect a packed agenda of performances by regional and international Hip-Hop and R&B artists, a curated retail experience featuring designs by global streetwear brands, popular street food concepts from across the region, gaming, basketball showdowns, and immersive art displays. The lineup includes British rappers AJ Tracey and J Hus, American hip-hop stars Metro Boomin and Offset, and R&B sensations Don Toliver and Ty Dolla $ign.

GO: Visit for more information.

Gamers8 concerts

Friday 26 April

See Cirque du Soleil’s skating spectacle

Roll up, roll up. Cirque du Soleil brings its magical show Crystal to Etihad Arena in Abu Dhabi. The show sees the skaters combine multiple disciplines across acrobats and skating. The set pieces include synchronised skating, freestyle figures and, of course, traditional circus from aerial straps to a swinging trapeze. Tickets start from AED 175 and go up to AED 1,500.

GO: Visit for more information.

Cirque du Soleil

Saturday 27 April

Sing along to Arijit Singh

Bollywood’s very own Arijit Singh is heading back to Dubai and is poised to deliver an electrifying show at Coca-Cola Arena this April. Known for his soul-stirring melodies, the concert promises an experience that goes beyond the ordinary. The upcoming concert will feature a specially constructed stage, a first-of-its-kind in Dubai. This innovative addition aims to provide fans with a closer, more intimate connection to the musical sensation. Expect a fresh setlist and a stunning spectacle that will redefine the concert experience in Dubai.

GO: Visit for more information.

Arijit Singh

Sunday 28 April

Be serenaded by Boyz II Men

Dubai, we have some sweet news. The American hitmakers Boyz II Men are coming to the city. Boyz II Men’s hit songs include End of The Road, It’s So Hard To Say Goodbye to Yesterday, and Motownphilly. The group have collaborated with famous faces, from Jimmy Jam to Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, but it was their duet with Mariah Carey that hit the big time. One Sweet Day spent sixteen weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100. Over their three-decade career, they have won four Grammy Awards, nine American Music Awards, nine Soul Train Awards, three Billboard Awards, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame

GO: Visit for more information.

Boyz II Men

Monday 29 April

Have lunch at The Pods

Nestled on Bluewaters Island, The Pods offers a luxurious private dining experience amidst views of the JBR skyline and the Arabian Gulf. The 23 Pods come in different sizes, seating up to six, eight and 14 people and contain individual pod speakers, allowing you to create your own playlist. The new lunch menu features Dynamite Prawns, Korean Chicken Bao, Teriyaki Lamb Chops and Thai Green Curry. Conclude your meal with refreshing sorbets, ice creams, or mochi. Available daily from 1pm to 4pm. AED 99 per person (two courses), AED 199 (three courses) or AED 299 (four courses).

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

The Pods

Tuesday 30 April

Check out the MENA region’s biggest cinema screen

Meet Roxy Xtreme, the biggest screen in the MENA region. Measuring 28 metres by 15 metres and spanning 423 square metres, its screen is a whopping 60 per cent bigger than a tennis court. Combine that with state-of-the-art laser projection, DOLBY ATMOS surround sound technology and absurdly comfortable seats, and you’re looking at every cinephile’s dream destination. Oh, and standing in queue for candy and popcorn isn’t a prerequisite – waiters are also on hand with a range of food and beverage services.

GO: Visit for more information.

Roxy Dubai Hills

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