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8 things to do in Dubai this week

Whatson.ae logo Whatson.ae 24/03/2019 Elise Kerr
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A pampering ladies’ night, a Thrilling show and an aperitivo offer…

A new week has arrived and with it comes a host of exciting things to do. Whether it’s a legendary club’s birthday or an exciting football match, here are our top picks for the week.

Here are 8 exciting things to try in Dubai this week.

Sunday March 24

1. See a Fyre performance

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Nineties hip hop legend, Ja Rule, will be returning to Dubai to perform his biggest hits at Billionaire Mansion on Sunday March 24. The rapper and actor will be performing at the popular Sunday night event, The List, to help Billionaire celebrate their 3rd birthday. The ‘Always On Time’ hit-maker is no stranger to Dubai, with performances at White Dubai, Cavalli Club and 1OAK already under his belt.

Billionaire Mansion, Taj Hotel, Business Bay, 11pm to 3am, Sunday March 24. Tel: (04) 510 3100. billionairemansiondubai.com

2. Check out a new sunset spot

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At Villamore, you can enjoy a true Mediterranean experience on the rooftop as from Saturday to Thursday, for every drink you order you’ll also receive an antipasti dish. From 5pm to 8pm, watch the sunset from the gorgeous terrace and dig into a selection of cured meats, vegetables and cheeses to pair with your beverages.

Aperitivo at the Rooftop, Villamore, Kempinski Emerald Palace, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, 5pm to 8pm, Saturday to Thursday, complimentary antipasti. Tel: (04) 248 8890. villamoredubai.com

Monday March 25

3. Upgrade your date night with a great deal

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Going for a glass of wine and tenderloin steak shouldn’t have to break the bank. STK JBR and STK Downtown offer ‘Steak and Grape’ for only Dhs169 every Saturday, Sunday and Monday so you can plan that romantic night out with no excuses. The deal includes a tenderloin steak, your choice of sauce, fries and a glass of grape. 

Steak and Grape, STK JBR and STK Downtown, every Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Dhs169 per person. togrp.com

Tuesday March 26

4. Pamper yourself at a ladies’ night

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‘Tropic Like It’s Hot’ at W Dubai takes place every Tuesday inside the venue’s stunning Away Spa. Priced at Dhs390, from 6pm to 8pm ladies can take advantage of access to the sauna, steam room and whirlpool to kick off an evening of relaxation, before getting pampered with four mini treatments to get you ready for a big night out. The treatments will take around 45 minutes, and while your therapists get to work, you can enjoy free-flowing bubbles served to the beauty bar.

Away Spa, W Dubai – The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, 6pm to 8pm, Tuesdays, Dhs390. Tel: (04) 245 5533. @awayspadubai

5. Watch a game of footy

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Arsenal FC will be playing a mid-season friendly against Al-Nasr Dubai SC on Tuesday March 26. The match will kick off from 6pm, and will mark the formal opening of the newly built Al Maktoum Stadium. Tickets for the match are on sale Platinumlist and onsite at Al Nasr’s Al Maktoum Stadium. Category three tickets are priced at Dhs100, while category two tickets cost Dhs150.

Arsenal FC vs Al-Nasr Dubai SC, Al Maktoum Stadium, 5.30pm, Tuesday March 26, from Dhs100. platinumlist.net

6. Catch Thriller Live

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Thriller Live is coming to Dubai Opera direct from a decade on London’s West End, celebrating the career of the legendary entertainer, Michael Jackson. The show will run for five days from Tuesday 26 to Saturday 30 March 2019. Promising to ‘take the audience on a visual, audio and electrifying journey through the magic of Michael’s 45 year musical history’, the show will feature hits from both Jackson’s solo career as well as hits from The Jackson 5 era.

Thriller Live at Dubai Opera, Tuesday March 26 to Saturday March 30 2019, from Dhs275. Tel: (04) 440 8888. dubaiopera.com 

Wednesday March 27

7. Have a girls’ movie night

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VOX cinemas has launched a new ladies’ night, which takes place a couple of times a month at their locations in Mall of the Emirates and City Centre Mirdif. The next one will take place at 8pm on Tuesday March 27, with an exclusive screening of The Aftermath, starring Kiera Knightley. Tickets for the ladies-only cinema night are priced at Dhs80 and include tickets to the screening of a new blockbuster, popcorn, a soft drink, a choice of main course and goodie bags to take away.

VOX Cinemas, Mall of the Emirates and City Centre Mirdif, Dubai, 8pm onwards, Tuesday March 27, Dhs80. uae.voxcinemas.com

8. Check out a Brazilian ladies’ night

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Brazilian steakhouse Fogo de Chão has a ladies’ night every Wednesday from 7pm. Ladies enjoy 50 per cent discount on the Brazilian Churrasco experience (which usually costs Dhs299) as well as unlimited house beverages including a selection of wine and cocktails. 

Fogo de Chão, Central Park Towers, DIFC, 7pm to 11pm, Wednesdays. Tel: (04) 343 8867. fogome.com

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