Seven wonderful things to do in Dubai this week
We’ve got the whole of this week planned out for you. From family-friendly Oktoberfest celebrations to brunches and theme nights, here are the best things on offer in Dubai this week:

Sunday 18 October 2020:

Visit a family-friendly Oktoberfest at Wavehouse, Atlantis The Palm:

It’s time to don your dirndls and lederhosen for Oktoberfest at Wavehouse, the popular entertainment complex at Atlantis The Palm. Enjoy a gastronomical adventure with Bavarian-inspired dishes such as homemade Brezen pretzels, Reiberdatschi with apple sauce, apple strudel, double German chocolate cake, and black cherry and raspberry Kuchen from AED 45. Live acoustic sets of Schlager music will add to the Bavarian atmosphere, plus every day is family-friendly with bowling and gaming as well as the Surf’s Up Waverider.

GO: Call (0)4 426 0800 for reservations and more information.

Monday 19 October 2020:

Enjoy Mussels Monday at Grapeskin, La Ville Hotel & Suites CITY WALK Dubai:

Grapeskin is a trendy neighbourhood grape bar and kitchen with an inviting and laid back approach to dining and socialising. The bright open venue with its industrial furnishing is nestled within the courtyard at La Ville Hotel & Suites CITY WALK Dubai and is perfect for relaxing after work. On Mondays, visitors can enjoy ‘Mussels Monday’ and indulge in a pot of freshly steamed mussels served ‘marinière’ with a freshly baked baguette for AED 99 (food only) or AED 195 (inclusive of mussels and a bottle of grape). Mondays from 4pm to 12.30am.

GO: Email or call (0)4 403 3111 for reservations and more information.

Tuesday 25 October 2020:

Try your luck at Music Bingo Night at Mr Miyagi’s, Studio One Hotel:

Bingo has launched at Mr Miyagi’s on Tuesday evenings from 8pm. The pho-nomenal new Music Bingo night is a fun spin on traditional Bingo where guests can jam out to snippets of their favourite songs while playing competitively against other music lovers! Win fun and exciting prizes for completing one line, two lines, and the grand prize worth AED 1,000 for getting a full house! AED 99 per person for Music Bingo with three beverages and free-flowing snacks.

GO: Email or call (0)5 14 5447 for reservations and more information.

Wednesday 21 October 2020:

Socialise with your crew at The New Social, Marina Social by Jason Atherton:

The New Social at Marina Social by Jason Atherton delivers a star-studded dining experience every Wednesday night. Tantalise your tastebuds with a choice of four signature creations paired with two hours of free-flowing drinks. The menu boasts mouth-watering sharing plates, fresh salads and a unique mix of Marina Social classics and innovative new dishes. These include savoury churros with goat’s cheese and truffle honey, the Italian beef tomato injected with burrata and drizzled with 25 years aged balsamic and a mango cheesecake shaped like an actual mango on a bed of crumble. Wednesday evenings from 6pm. AED 399 for two people (including free-flow of selected beverages).

GO: Email or call (0)55 483 5962 for reservations and more information.

Thursday 22 October 2020:

Tuck into the new menu at Ba – Boldly Asian, Fairmont The Palm:

Ba – Boldly Asian at Fairmont The Palm has introduced a new bold menu with culinary inspirations from Japan, China, Korea and Taiwan. Everything on the menu is homemade by Executive Chef, Anup Pawar, from the signature Japanese ramen noodles, to the Taiwanese hand-rolled pan-fried buns, and bold additions like beef tartare with Asian pears, puffed quinoa, and homemade seaweed crackers. Relax in the cosy and playful atmosphere while enjoying views of the Arabian Gulf and glittering skyline, against a backdrop of tunes from the resident DJ. 

GO: Email or call (0) 4 457 3457 for reservations and more information.

Friday 23 October 2020:

Party at The Secret Garden Brunch at Flair No5, The Ritz-Carlton, DIFC:

Famed as one of the most Instagram-friendly brunches in town, The Secret Garden brunch ticks the boxes for food, drinks, entertainment and atmosphere. After a summer off and with the weather cooling down, this Secret Parties favourite is back and ready for a new season on the foliage-covered terrace. Expect a menu of black cod with miso glaze, peri-peri chicken, maki rolls, ceviche and delicious desserts. Fridays from 1pm to 4:30pm. AED 299 (soft package), AED 399 (house beverages), AED 499 (sparkling) and AED 599 (Champagne).

GO: Visit for reservations and more information.

Saturday 24 October 2020:

Experience the Chill and Grill Beach Brunch at Palm Grill, The Ritz-Carlton Dubai JBR:

The Saturday Chill and Grill beach BBQ is a unique casual brunch concept where guests can enjoy unlimited barbecued food, while seated barefoot on the sand. Highlights include a wide selection of live cooking stations with grilled meats and seafood, ceviche, beef sliders and chicken tacos, as well as the freshest salmon, lobster and prawns from a live grill station. A range of fresh salads and quirky yet delicious desserts complete the menu, alongside live music and hand-crafted beverages. Extend the leisure, pre and post-brunch with beach and pool access, along with the option of adding a 30-minute spa treatment. Saturdays from 1pm to 4pm. AED 275 (soft beverages), AED 395 (soft beverages and beach access), AED 415 (house beverages), AED 495 (house beverages and beach access) and AED 575 (inclusive of Chill & Grill brunch, soft beverages, pool and beach access and a 30-minute relaxation massage).

GO: Email or call (0)4 318 6150 for reservations and more information.