Things to Do

8 fun things to do in Dubai this week: October 9 to 12

From attending Dubai Fashion Week to dining at a one Michelin starred restaurant with known Chef Massimo Bottura, visiting a chocolate pop-up, and more, here are a few amazing things to do in Dubai.

Monday, October 9

Watch A Star is Born under the, well… stars

The colder season in Dubai is now upon us, bringing with it its own set of outdoor activities, but one must-do is watch a film behind the stars. On October 9, Zero Gravity Cinema On The Sand reopens for a new season and will play A Star Is Born. You may snuggle up with a loved one while relaxing on sun loungers, beanbags, or even a director’s chair. The entry fee is Dhs75, which is 100% reimbursed on meals and drinks. More information could be found here.

Indulge at a chocolate pop-up at W Dubai – Mina Seyahi

Compartés Chocolate is a well-known artisanal chocolatier from Los Angeles, and it has an original pop-up at W Dubai – Mina Seyahi. Oprah, The Beckhams, Kardaisns, and other celebrities are fans. Compartés boasts over 200 different chocolate varieties, some of which are startling. When you stay at the hotel or dine at one of the property’s three restaurants, Ginger Moon, Farrago, or attiko, you can buy chocolate bars and gift boxes. You only have a limited number of days to try it out.

Tuesday, October 10 

Spend an evening with Chef Massimo Bottura

Massimo Bottura, the world-renowned chef, will be in Dubai for two days only to give the current edition of Una Sera con Massimo (An Evening with Massimo) at Torno Subito. Diners can enjoy an authentic Italian feast with a six-course set menu starting at Dhs895. Expect an array of classic Italian meals that showcase the true tastes of Italy. Do you want a drink pairing? It prices a charge of Dhs495 per person. Reservations can be made by calling 04 245 5800.

Enjoy date night with your toes in the sand

This amazing location in Jumeirah’s Mina A’Salam delivers some of the city’s best casual Greek food with a European touch. Cold seafood appetisers, salads, casseroles, and a cooked-to-order catch of the day are all on the menu. It’s a friendly environment, and because it’s directly on Madinat Jumeirah’s private beach, you’ll get stunning views of the Burj Al Arab Jumeirah – ideal for a romantic night.

Wednesday, October 11

Shop the runway at Dubai Fashion Week

Fashionistas, make your way to Dubai Design District to look around the catwalk during Dubai Fashion Week. The MEGA Showrooms international pop-up, which runs from October 11 to 15, is a place where you can connect with and experience the talent of designers. It is located in Building 11.

Spice up your life with Dave’s Hot Chicken

Going to the Dubai Mall? Dave’s Hot Chicken is a great place to eat. The famous LA street food organisation, known for its Nashville-style hot chicken, can soon be located near to the Dubai Ice Rink. Tenders, sliders, crinkle cut fries, and, of course, Dave’s special sauce awaiting chicken aficionados. Can’t stand the heat? Don’t worry, there are several heat levels to choose from, including no spice, spite moderate, mild, medium, spicy, extreme hot, and for those who dare.

Thursday, October 12

Treat yourself to a delicious bite at Wise Guys

Nothing beats an excellent sandwich, and What’s On likes Wise Guys’ delectable selections. The meticulously baked deli sandwiches from this NYC deli, located in DIFC, are going to take you right to the busy streets of the big apple. Sandwiches start at Dhs50 and are filled with plenty of lip-smacking taste. The best part? They follow thru.

Catch all the cricketing action at Flying Catch by Shikhar Dhawan

The ICC World Cup 2023 starts, and while there are lots of places to watch the play, Indian fans can head to Flying Catch by Shikhar Dhawan. Located in Jumeirah 1, you can watch the games on the massive 200cm vast glowing display and share platters with your friends for Dhs99. Other rewards include a 20% discount on the a la carte menu, a further 10% discount if your side wins, and chances to win Shikhar Dhawan gear.

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