Daycations Deals & After-Work Tunes: 7 Fun Things To Do In The UAE
Zero Gravity may be one of the country’s hottest party spots, but that doesn’t mean they can’t slow it down from time to time. Head down for the weekly Swing By After Work every Wednesday where you’ll be treated to a live swing band and chilled beverages. Perfect way to unwind after a long day at the office.
INFO: Free entry, every Wed, Zero Gravity, 0-gravity.ae
TOM ODELL LIVE IN DUBAI
Ivor Novello-winning singer-songwriter Tom Odell will perform in UAE for the very first time when he brings his Jubilee Road Tour to The Rotunda at Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai. This is one concert you don’t want to miss out on.
INFO: Dhs250, 12 March, Caesars Palace Bluewaters Dubai, ticketmaster.ae
TASTE OF ITALY
Every Friday, BiCE Ristorante welcomes guests to indulge in the new Friday afternoon brunch. Spread between the cosy indoor area and lush outdoor garden, accompanied by a live saxophonist performance throughout the day, Il Brunch Italiano is set to be the perfect option for the beautiful winter in Dubai. Known for its authentic menu served with a modern twist, the restaurant brings back the family style sharing dishes as well as the sizzling la griglia grill.
INFO: Dhs250 (soft-beverage package), Dhs325 (house-beverage package). Every Fri 12.30pm-4.00pm, Hilton Dubai Jumeirah, 04 318 2520
A ROYAL AFTERNOON TEA
The Queen Elizabeth 2 has officially launched its afternoon tea concept on board, offering passengers an exquisite selection of sweet and savoury delights amidst the original surroundings of the Queens Grill - a venue once reserved for visiting royals and First-Class passengers. Fancy!
INFO: Dhs195 (includes a selection of two pots of tea, finger sandwiches and sweet pastries), Dhs250, (includes a selection of two pots of tea, finger sandwiches, hot pastries and sweet pastries), beverage packages start at Dhs215. Thursday-Saturday, 3pm-5pm, Queens Grill, QE2
Get a taste and experience the excitement of the Rio Carnival in Brazil, without having to go too far from home. Between 2 and 9 March, sit back and savour a dining experience reminiscent of the Copacabana and the lively de Janeiro nightlife at Frevo, Fairmont The Palm’s Brazilian restaurant. Plus, if you visit during the Rio Carnival week, you will be entered into a prize draw to win a five night stay at the newly opened Fairmont Copacabana in Brazil.
INFO: Brazilian Churrascaria experience from Dhs295 per person, 2-9 March, Sat-Wed 7pm-11.30pm; Thu and Fri 7pm-midnight, Frevo, Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah
Rixos Saadiyat Island has opened up its all-inclusive dining offering to local residents with its new family-friendly Turkish Brunch at Turquoise Restaurant, complete with daycation package. Reflective of its all-inclusive offering, the hotel provides brunch-goers with extra inclusions as part of the brunch package, including access to the resort’s glamorous beachside pool and private white sand beach, plus 20 percent discount off treatments at the luxurious Turkish-inspired Anjana Spa.
INFO: Dhs700 per person (includes house beverages, pool and beach access, and 20 percent discount off spa treatments), every Fri 1pm-4pm, Turquoise Restaurant, Rixos Saadiyat Island
THE RETURN OF JASON BYRNE
25 & 26 April
Critically acclaimed Irish comedian Jason Byrne will return to Dubai and perform live at The Baggot, McGettigan’s JLT. Jason first travelled to Dubai to take part in the inaugural McGettigan’s Comedyfest in 2011 and headlined the 4 day comedy marathon. Demand for the comic was so high that he has since returned to Dubai to perform several sell-out shows at The Baggot. In other words, best you book this one fast!
INFO: Dhs120 per person, 25 and 26 April, show starts at 8pm, The Baggot, McGettigan’s JLT