11 Seriously Cool Things to Do in Dubai This Week

The weekend may be over, but the fun doesn’t have to end. Even during the week, Dubai is packed with plenty of fun events and activities! Here are our top picks for things to do in Dubai this week…

1. Vintage Film Night

Grease is the word! Fans of the Pink Ladies and T-Birds – head to the Courtyard Playhouse tonight to catch the screening of Grease (the John Travolta one)! Since it’s one of the most epic musicals of all time, we suggest getting there a little early to grab a good seat.

When: Sunday 19th November, 8pm

Price: Free

Location: The Courtyard Playhouse

2. Get a ‘pizza’ the action

Love pizza? You won’t want to miss out on this bargain deal at Jazz at Pizza Express! Every Monday, you can enjoy 2-for-1 on a huge selection of starters, salads, pizzas, pastas, desserts and house beverages! Better yet, there’s also live music from 7.30pm.

When: Monday 20th November, 6pm onwards

Where: Jazz at Pizza Express, JLT

3. Bouldering 101

After all of that delicious food, here’s a great way to burn off those calories! Rock Republic is holding a bouldering session (which is basically rock climbing without ropes) for newbies, where you can learn everything from balancing techniques to climbing tips.

When: Monday 20th November, 7pm to 9pm

Cost: From AED 130

Where: Rock Republic, Dubai Investment Park

4. Retro Night

Fancy traveling back in time to the 70s? Get your friends to Backyard Dubai on Monday night for its weekly retro nights. This week’s is a tribute to Freddie Mercury from Queen. Feel free to dress up like the band, and don’t forget to memorize lyrics because there will be lip-syncing contests!

When: Monday 20th November, 8pm to 3am

Cost: Free

Where: Backyard Dubai, Steigenberger Hotel, Business Bay

5. Latin Fiesta

Are you ready to salsa? Get your dancing shoes on and head to Tribeca for a Latin fiestaaa! Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, everyone is invited to show off their moves on the dance floor. Ladies get complimentary drinks until 11.30pm.

When: Tuesday 21st November, 10pm to 3am

Cost: Free

Where: Tribeca, JA Ocean View Hotel, JBR

 6. What’s Cooking?

Want to learn how to cook like a pro? The Cooking Show is back at The Cycle Bistro this week, giving you tips on how to stay healthy, as well as a three-course cooking class (yes, you get to eat it right after). The menu for the class includes a prawn salad, Mexican beef strips and an iced berry soup for dessert.

When: Tuesday 21st November, 7pm to 9pm

Cost: AED 100

Where: The Cycle Bistro, Motor City

7. Ripe Market

Jumeirah peeps, you’ll be glad to know that the Ripe Market is coming to you this Wednesday! Don’t miss the pop-up market in Town Centre, where you can pick up the freshest organic fruits and veg, sample culinary delights and shop from our local vendors.

When: Wednesday 22nd November, 10am to 10pm

Cost: Free

Where: Town Centre, Jumeirah Road

8. Improv’ night

Get ready to roll on the floor with laughter as 10 of Dubai’s hilarious actors come together for a night of scenes, songs and games – all based on audience suggestions. After each round, you will have to eliminate one of the comedians. May the funniest man win!

When: Wednesday 22nd November, 8pm to 10pm

Cost: Free

Where: The Courtyard Playhouse

9. Ladies Night

Ladies, get your girl squad together and make your way to Weslodge this Wednesday. What’s the deal? Ladies can enjoy 2 free drinks, half-price on main courses, and an additional two drinks with every main course purchased!

When: Wednesdays, 8pm to midnight

Where: Weslodge, JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay

10. Design & Dine night

Unleash your inner artist at take home your own masterpiece at this awesome Design & Dine night at Pure Sky Lounge. Beginners, don’t worry – you will get an outlined canvas of a traditional Arabic hamsa to work on, and an instructor will give you pro tips and tricks.

When: Wednesday 22nd November, 7pm to 11pm

Cost: AED 340, including food and beverages

Where: Pure Sky Lounge, Hilton JBR

11. The Big Bite

With burgers called Do-nut Tempt Me and Everyday I’m Trufflin’, you know this is going to be as awesome as its puns. Markette at Dubai Mall has just launched 4 limited-edition gourmet burgers, so get ’em while you can!

When: 9am to 2am, daily until Friday 29th December

Location: Markette, The Dubai Mall

Looking for more great ways to enjoy the week? Check out these 5 new ladies nights in Dubai, or if you’re on a fitness buzz, check out our Workout section to get you through the week.