Bringing you the definitive hotlist of spas, brunches, dining, sporting events, vacations and more across the city and beyond.
See Marilyn Monroe Up, Close & Personal
Get ready for a glam encounter with Marilyn Monroe at Madame Tussauds Dubai! The iconic Hollywood star is here just in time for romance, and they’ve got special deals for you. Mention “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend” for a dazzling 20% off at the entrance. Plus, immortalise your hand in wax for just Dhs25 instead of Dhs40. Prices range from Dhs90 to Dhs150, with under 3s getting in free. Open from midday to 8 pm (Sun to Thu) and 11 am to 9 pm (Fri, Sat & public holidays) at Bluewaters Mall, Dubai. For more info, visit madametussauds.com or call 04 873 3042. Don’t miss the star-studded fun.
Party like a Parisian at RASPOUTINE Dubai
Ready to elevate your evenings? Whether it’s a cosy dinner date or a lively night out with friends, Folie-Piano at RASPOUTINE Dubai is the place to be every Wednesday and Thursday until Ramadan. Immerse yourself in the enchanting piano tunes, featuring extraordinary talents from France. For Dhs450 per person, indulge in a delightful three-course meal. Feeling fancy? Add caviar dishes for an extra Dhs200 or pop a bottle of champagne starting from Dhs500. It’s a recipe for a truly spectacular night out! From 9pm onwards, don’t miss the magic happening at Raspoutine Dubai, located at DIFC Precinct Building 3 Level 2, Balcony Level. Book your table now at raspoutine.com or ring them up at 04 272 5373 to confirm your extraordinary evening, every Thursday and Friday from now until Ramadan.
Celebrate at the Dubai World Cup Carnival
Saddle up for the Dubai World Cup Carnival this month and watch jockeys and their majestic horses go head-to-head on the track, building the excitement for the Dubai World Cup in March. It’s not just a race; it’s a reason to glam up for a night out. Choose from a variety of packages and deals from just Dhs5. Join the action on Friday nights throughout the month. Gates swing open at 4:30 pm, and the thrill kicks off with the first race at 5:30 pm. Catch the racing fever on Feb 2, 9, 16, and 23 at the Meydan Racecourse in Nad Al Sheba. For more details and bookings, trot over to dubairacingclub.com. It’s time to witness horsepower in its finest form.
Indulge in Adventure at the Bear Grylls Camp
Ready to crank up the adventure? Head to RAK and dive into not one but two epic experiences. First up, the Bear Grylls Explorers Camp is hosting a 24-hour Primal Survival Course on Saturday, February 10. Brace yourself for real-life simulations, learning life-saving skills, and living on the wild side for a full day. Then, mark your calendar for the Full Moon Camp on Saturday, February 24. Nature lovers, this one’s for you! Immerse yourself in a mountain camping experience with all the bells and whistles – think accommodation tents, camp essentials, and mouthwatering meals. For the Survival Course, it’s Dhs950 on Feb 10, and for the Full Moon Camp, it’s Dhs250 for kids and Dhs350 for adults on Feb 24. Both events take place at the Bear Grylls Explorers Camp in Jebel Jais, Ras Al Khaimah. Don’t miss out on these wild escapades and book your spot at beargryllscamp.ae or dial 56 501 5831.
Have a Love Fest & Book for Valentine’s Day
Valentine’s Day, the ultimate lovey-dovey extravaganza! Get ready for a day sprinkled with heart-shaped confetti and oozing love vibes. It’s the time when everyone turns into a mushy ball of affection. Couples are out there, doing the lovey-dovey tango, exchanging sweet nothings and possibly some somethings too. Roses are basically the Beyoncé of flowers, stealing the show with their fragrant charm. Whether you’re into candlelit dinners or cheesy handwritten notes, this day is all about the warm fuzzies and sharing smiles that could light up the whole town. So, grab your cupid arrows (metaphorically, of course), and let the love fest begin. If this entire paragraph hasn’t made you physically ill yet, you can read about our Valentine’s day dining options here, Galentine’s listings here and our romantic spa offers here.