7 Amazing Things To Do (And Eat) In The UAE This Fortnight
JOIN A BOOTCAMP
From 6 Jan
Looking to get 2019 off to a healthy start? Stables Fitness Centre at Dubai’s polo resort, Meliã Desert Palm will be hosting a Fitness Boot Camp. Boost your stamina and shed the holiday weight with 50-minute sessions, focusing on military-style exercises and functional movements, including push-ups, squats, sprints and sit-ups. Here’s your chance to work out on the hotel’s lush polo fields and sweat outside the gym.
INFO: From Dhs200 (one week, unlimited sessions). Starting Sun 6 Jan, weekdays at 6.30am, 50-minute sessions, Stables Fitness Centre, Meliã Desert Palm, 04 602 9300, firstname.lastname@example.org
TAKE A QUIZ
Challenge yourself, your friends or your family with a fun night of Trivia questions at The Village. Different topics each week with big prize giveaways for those who prove to know the most general knowledge. As the Quiz master departs the stage, resident band Once Duo will keep you all entertained with their rocking hits.
INFO: Every Sunday from 8pm to 10pm at the Village, Le Meridien Abu Dhabi, thevillageatlemeridienabudhabi.com
INDULGE IN A STEAK NIGHT
Every Thu in Jan
Satisfy your inner carnivore with a succulent prime porterhouse steak or Fiorentina, paired with a bottle recommended by a sommelier, at Mezzaluna’s new steak night. While the origins of steak are uncertain, it is rumoured to be a specialty of the infamous Medici family of Florence. Its mouth-watering flavour has earned it leagues of fans the world over.
INFO: Dhs845 for two people, Mezzaluna, Emirates Palace, 02 690 7999
ONE FOR THE BOYS
It’s not just all about ladies’ nights in the UAE. Fogo de Chão introduces Comedor – a proper gents night for real gentlemen. Start your week by kicking back and treating yourself to the ideal Monday night, with 50 percent off the full churassco experience and a complimentary house pour on arrival.
INFO: Dhs125 (50 percent off Dhs250), a complimentary house beverage on arrival, Every Monday, 7pm onwards, Central Park Towers, 04 343 8867, fogodechao.com
WINNER WINNER, CHICKEN WING DINNER
Wok Boyz is et to launch a brand new, steal-deal themed night titled Wicked Wing Wednesdays, offering their popular Spicy Korean Wings at Dhs3 a pop every, you guessed it, Wednesday. A signature appetiser from the Wok Boyz menu, the dynamite, flavour-packed delicacy is a piece of Korean-cuisine culture, tossed in the wok with a harmonious, fiery blend of Sriracha sauce and Gochugaru chilies. Yum!
INFO: Every Wed, with dine-in, takeaway and delivery options, 04 330 0060 (Sheikh Zayed Road), 04 240 2999 (Dubai Internet City), or visit www.wokboyz.com
NEW YEAR’S AT BARBARY
Barbary is always fun, so just imagine what it will be like on New Year’s Eve! If you’re still looking for a last minute spot, this one has our vote. There will be a live set from international DJ, DJ Moullinex, with various dinner and drinks packages on offer.
INFO: Dinner package Dhs650 per person, 9pm-1am to 1AM (inclusive of a 3-course menu and open bar, with bubbles at midnight, beverage package Dhs400 per person, 9pm-1am (inclusive of an open bar, with bubbles at midnight), after party Dhs100 per person after midnight, 31 Dec, Tryp by WYNDHAM, Barsha Heights, 04 247 6688, barbary.ae
Bistrot Bagatelle is bringing back the allure of live music, bluesy instruments, and sensual vocals every Saturday with Unplugged, the nightly spot for the cool cats. The French Bistrot transforms to an intimate setting where international talents showcase their musical prowess and captivate the evening goers of Bagatelle. The night is complimented by Bistrot Bagatelle’s stellar a la carte menu.
INFO: Bistrot Bagatelle, 1st floor, The Fairmont, Hotel Sheikh Zayed Road, 04 354 5035