The UAE To-Do List

Ahlan!'s guide to good times over the next seven days
Thursday , 08 September 2016
The UAE To-Do List
Here's what to do between now and the next Ahlan!
ENVII LADIES' NIGHT
EVERY TUE
We’re obsessed with landscaped bar, club and restaurant Vii, described by its creator as a “vertical garden in Wonderland”, and so-named as it’s on the seventh floor of the Conrad Hotel Dubai. It’s cleverly named ladies’ night offers three free drinks, plus 30 per cent discount on food from 8pm to 11pm. That’s a rabbit-hole we want to fall into! INFO: Vii Dubai, Conrad Hotel Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, 04 327 6000, viidubai.com
 
CERTO
DAILY
The Dubai Media City favourite has a new look and a new menu. Meat-lovers will enjoy the cold cuts platter featuring Milano salami, spicy salami, coppa and artichokes (Dhs59) for starters, while those looking for a hearty Italian meal will enjoy the risotto with asparagus, crispy squid and dry black olive powder (Dhs55/89), along with the black squid ink tagliolini with artichokes (Dhs59/89). Certo also hosts a chilled Friday brunch for Dhs359 with unlimited bubbly, cocktails and house drinks. INFO: 12noon-3.30pm and 7pm-11.30pm daily, Certo, Radisson Blu Hotel, Dubai Media City, 04 457 3743
 
SOCIAL SUNDAYS AT W LOUNGE
SUN 18 SEP
Ladies, get your selfie game on at W Lounge every Sunday; Instagram your squad with the hashtag #SocialSundays to get three free drinks from a set menu, plus 50 per cent off food and drink from 11.30pm. The guys can use the same hashtag to earn just one drink. It’s tough being a man. INFO: 8pm-2am Sun 18 Sep, W Hotel Dubai, 04 345 5544, wdubaialhabtoorcity.com
 
COLOURMANIA ART EXHIBITION
TUE 30 AUG-TUE 13 SEP
Chris Robb’s colourful work is full of energy and features bright and vibrant depictions of dhows, camels and iconic structures close to home, including the Burj Khalifa! INFO: free entry, 10am-10pm 30 Aug-13 Sep, Art Couture at Al Badia Golf Club, tee lounge, InterContinental Dubai Festival City, Dubai, 04 601 0101, artcoutureuae.com
 
THE ROSE & CROWN
DAILY
This new English-themed pub comes complete with stained glass windows, a Victorian fireplace and an iconic red telephone box outside. The menu features UK staples from curry and chips to bangers and mash and there’s a daily two-hour two-for-one deal on drinks from 6pm-8pm. INFO: 12noon-2am daily, Al Habtoor City, The Atrium, 04 437 0022, roseand crowndubai.com
 
S CLUB PARTY AT MCGETTIGAN'S
THU 8 SEP
Nineties’ legends Tina Barrett, Jo O’Meara and Bradley McIntosh of S Club 7 will perform their greatest hits, including Reach and Bring it All Back, at JLT’s McGettigan’s. The group formed in 1998 and rose to fame in their TV series Miami 7, bagging four UK number-one singles and a UK number-one album. Now you can see them for free and the nostalgia party will continue with a DJ pumping out the party hits. INFO: Free, 10pm-1am Thu 8 Sep, Dhs249 per person for unlimited drinks from 10pm to 1am, McGettigan’s JLT, Bonnington Tower, 04 378 0800, mcgettigans.com/jlt
 
TRIED AND TESTED:
SUSHI-MAKING MASTERCLASS
EVERY SAT-SUN
Budding chefs will love Okku’s cookery class soirée; after being welcomed with a cocktail, you and your squad can learn the artful skill of sushi-rolling and presentation in this brilliant two-hour class. Afterwards, you can grab a table and eat whatever you’ve created, washed down with drinks of your choice. Ahlan! road-tested this one and loved it – it’s the ultimate interactive dinner date: ice-breaking, educational and entertaining. Do it! INFO: Dhs250 per person with soft drinks, Dhs350 with sake, Dhs450 with premium drinks, available 5pm-7pm Sat-Sun, Okku, H Hotel, 1 Sheikh Zayed Road, 04 501 8777, okku.com
 
TRY TREEHOUSE'S NIGHT BRUNCH
EVERY FRI
There’s something romantic about the night brunch at Treehouse. Perhaps it’s the dome tent with its fairy lights (in place with AC until the end of September), or maybe it’s the baskets of smoked salmon, dips and nibbles (skewers, burritos and ceviches are also available). Whatever it is, this is our go-to for a (cool) hot date this month. INFO: Dhs295 with soft drinks, Dhs395 with house drinks, Dhs545 with premium drinks, 6pm-9pm Fri, Treehouse Lounge, Taj Hotel, 050 648 3083, treehousedubai.com
 
DUSTY'S DEPARTURES BRUNCH
EVERY FRI
We can’t think of a better hen do venue in Dubai than Dusty’s on Friday. At this airline-themed brunch, staff are dressed as cabin crew, and a ‘pilot’ challenges ‘passengers’ in bar games to win prizes. Dusty’s starters are served to share as soon as you land; you can then order more of the same or unlimited mains. INFO: Dhs350 with house drinks, Dhs450 with premium drinks, 1pm-4pm, Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC, 04 354 5435, dustysdxb.com
 

 

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