10 fun things to do in the UAE this week

Food: Caramba Nights at Toro Toro

Calling all dancers and music lovers! Quiet Sunday nights in are now a thing of the past as Toro Toro at the Grosvenor House Dubai launches a new Latin American live music night. Popular band Rumba 3, will be entertaining guests with endless Latino beats including Salsa, Merengue, Bachata and more. House beverages will be on offer with prices starting from Dh30. For the dancers who work up an appetite, light bites will be available from Dh50, including Crispy prawns and Beef Anticucho. Drinks vouchers will also be on offer for dancing couples, so Latin music fans are urged to dig out their dancing shoes and dress to impress.

Location Grosvenor House, Dubai Cost House beverages start at Dh30 each, light bites start at Dh50 each Timings Every Sunday from 8.30pm. to 11pm

Family Fun: A Carnival at Golden Mile

Head over to Golden Mile Galleria which will transform into a colourful carnival with a host of skills-based games, live entertainment and mouth-watering food this weekend. Children will be enthralled by a full carnival atmosphere with face painting, archery, a magic talent show, a specially created arts and crafts area and lots more. Guests can also indulge in their favourite carnival games such as ring toss, hoop shoot, can toss and play giant table games like snooker, basketball, Jenga and soccer darts. For music lovers, there’s a guitar and drum workshop; while yoga and fitness activities will keep health enthusiasts occupied with sessions through the day.

Location Golden Mile, Palm Jumeirah Cost Free Timings All Day April 6 and 7

Fireworks: Tuesdays at Club Vista Mare

Club Vista Mare is celebrating the middle of the week with a spectacular fire and light show every Tuesday until April 10 showcasing a fusion of fire, light and live music, along with captivating performances.

Location Club Vista Mare, Palm Jumeirah Dubai Cost Free Timings Every Tuesday from 7.30pm to 9.30pm

Curry Night at Arabian Ranches Golf Club

Curry nights are seriously the best foodie nights for us. Add the beautiful ambience at Arabian Ranches Golf Club to that, and you have an amazing weekend dine-out night. Choose from three curries, poppadoms, chutneys, chapathis and dessert. For some entertainment, participate in their weekly quiz while you’re there.

Location Ranches Restaurant Cost Buffet Dh99 for adults, Dh50 for kids Timings Every Tuesday from 6.30pm to 9.30pm

Party: A free Barasti Beach Global EDM Festival

<pBarasti, Dubai Marina Cost Free Timings Thursday April 5 from 8pm, Friday and Saturday from 2pm onwards

Food: Picnic at the Palace

It’s almost the last chance to enjoy a picnic outdoors. Emirates Palace has made it possible to enjoy a most perfect picnic with the lawns of the West Wing Garden as your setting. Enjoy a spread fit for royalty complete with bubbly, fresh fruits, assorted charcuterie and cheeses, smoked fish and an array of pastries and sandwiches. Or enjoy a most sophisticated afternoon tea complete with bite-sized finger sandwiches, sweet treats and light-as-a-feather scones.

Location Emirates Palace Abu Dhabi Cost Dh465 per person for a lavish picnic basket including BBQ and desserts, ½ bottle of bubbles and house beverages, Dh230 for children 10 to 12 years Children under 10 years dine complimentary Timings April 7 from 2pm to 5pm

Food: Try a Lebanese-Armenian Fusion

Originating in Beirut, Lebanon, Almayass is now a staple venue famous for Lebanese-Armenian delicacies. While known for a quiet and cosy atmosphere in Lebanon, in Dubai, the restaurant runs off a more sophisticated design in tune with the city and homey ambiance. Popular menu items include the classic Armenian bulgur salad named Itch, with chopped herbs and tomatoes; cherry kabab , a delicacy dish of kabab  skewers covered in a sweet and sour wild cherry sauce; moutabbal, made with beets and tahini; the Muhammara, a rust-coloured paste of walnuts and red pepper that gets its sweet-sour shuffle from pomegranate molasses. Manti is certainly one of standout dishes; served in a traditional clay pot, they are mini baked dumplings served with plain or garlic yogurt, and tomato sauce. Try it today!

Location Sofitel Hotel, Downtown Dubai Cost various Timings Daily from 12pm to 12.30am 04 3387772

Spa deal of the week: Book a treatment, get an upgrade

 At the Wellscape at Iridium Beach Cabana, guests can choose a treatment from either the Indulge or the Revel category of the beachside cabana spa’s menu and receive a complimentary Loosen Up treatment, a 15-minute cooling neck and shoulder massage that is delivered using aloe gel and also includes an application of sunscreen. Each recipient will also receive a Dh100 gift voucher to redeem against their next session at the venue.

Location The St. Regis Saadiyat Island Resort, Abu Dhabi Cost Dh450 per person Timings daily from 10am to 7pm Treatment Time: 65 minutes

Food: Celebrate Cirques 1st birthday

Le Cirque celebrates their 1st birthday with the visit of New York founder Mauro Maccioni as well as a variety of experiences, offers and opportunities to win. Enjoy a dinner with Maccioni, the charismatic founder of Le Cirque New York and Dubai, who will be at the restaurant from April 2 to 4 April. Choose from a 4, 5 or 6 course set menu with French grape pairing that will be on offer throughout the month, whilst listening to tales of the world famous restaurant that opened its doors in the Big Apple in 1974.  The restaurant will also be offering special prices on drinks, 2 for 1 deals and specially curated New York inspired mixed beverages. If your birthday is in the month of April, Le Cirque will be gifting you a discount equal to your age for a party of 4, throughout the month of April.

Location Ritz Carlton, DIFC Cost 4 Course: Dh401 per person 5 Course: Dh501 per person 6 Course: Dh601 AED per person Timings Daily from 12pm to 3pm and 7pm to 11.30pm

Travel Deal of the week: Japan Cherry Blossom Package

It happens only once a year, when the cherry blossoms bloom in Japan. This four star deal by Dnata includes a 4 nights stay in a Deluxe Room at Hotel Okura Tokyo Bay. Return 2nd class bullet train tickets from Tokyo to Hakone. A full day tour of Mount Fuji including boat ride on Lake Ashi, cable car ride and lunch Return economy class flights to Tokyo Narita on Cathay Pacific.

Starting from Dh5,150 per person. The deal kicks off on April 1 and is available until April 30,  2018 To book call 800 DNATA (36282)

Movies

A Quiet Place

Release Date: 05 April 2018
Starring: Emily Blunt, John Krasinski and Noah Jupe
Language: English