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Weekly Hotlist: Things to do this Week January 22nd

Bringing you the definitive hotlist of spas, brunches, dining, sporting events, vacations and more across the city and beyond.

Head to the Opening Party of BCH:CLB on the Palm

Get ready to kick off the grand opening of BCH:CLB on The Palm Jumeirah from January 26th to 28th. Promising poolside panoramic views, live performances, and Mediterranean flavours that seamlessly transition from daytime chill to vibrant late-night celebrations. Grab a front-row seat to incredible DJ sets with daybed-loungers starting at AED 350, fully redeemable. Friday starts with a pool day featuring resident DJs, leading into a high-energy dinner party with heavy hitters like Archie Hamilton and Richy Ahmed spinning their beats. Saturday’s all about relaxed vibes turning into a poolside playground, with global star The Shapeshifters taking the stage. Indulge in refreshing cocktails and a Mediterranean feast from a carefully crafted menu. From raw delicacies to hot dishes, there’s something for every taste. Enjoy your daybed or beach house with sundowners, and as the night progresses, the vibes turn into a late-night party. Book your daybeds-loungers starting from AED 350 and explore premium options like double beds in the pool, cabanas, and VIP beach houses. 26th-28th Jan, 11am-7pm/7pm-2am at W Hotel, West Crescent the Palm. 

Enjoy a Tuesday Night Brunch at Josette

Guess what, DIFC darlings? Josette is bringing a touch of French glam to your weekdays with the all-new Tuesday Brunch, starting in January. Get ready for a fabulous evening where Parisian sophistication meets culinary wonders and live DJ beats. Every Tuesday from 7pm to 10pm, Josette promises three hours of pure delight with specially curated brunch packages. Indulge in signature dishes and choose from the non-alcoholic package for AED 450 or with alcohol AED 600, or champagne AED 850.  This exclusive soirée is set to be the ultimate weekday hotspot for Dubai’s DIFC crowd. Elevate your Tuesday dining game with Josette, where glamour and fun take centre stage.

Quaff Champagne at the Perrier-Jouët White Party at Drift Beach

Get ready for the ultimate glam affair at Drift Beach Dubai’s iconic White Party in partnership with Perrier-Jouët on January 27th. Don your finest white ensemble and head to this luxurious beach club for a day of pure elegance. Starting at 10am with pool and beach access, the celebration kicks into high gear at 12pm with a gourmet Provençal lunch. As you step into DRIFT Beach, enjoy a complimentary glass of chilled Perrier-Jouët, setting the tone for a captivating event. Immerse yourself in the chic atmosphere featuring an eclectic cabaret performance with dancers dressed in Roaring 20s style. The White Party perfectly mirrors the timeless appeal of Drift Beach Club and integrates the art, style, and tradition ethos of Perrier-Jouët. From noon till late, indulge in the lively ambiance, capturing the moment against an Instagrammable Perrier-Jouët backdrop. The event has limited spots so make sure you RSVP to DRIFT directly prior to the event.

Ibn AlBahr Opens at The Creek

Ahoy, seafood enthusiasts! Guess who’s dropped anchor at a brand-new location? The Michelin Bib Gourmand awardee Ibn AlBahr, has set sail to the Creek. This ‘fishermen-owned’ gem, known for its culinary prowess, has sailed straight from its palm-fringed outpost in Club Vista Mare to find a second home amidst the blues of the Creek. The expansion brings this cherished Lebanese coastal concept closer to residents in Jaddaf Waterfront, Downtown, Mirdif, Meydan, and beyond. Picture this: a spacious 1800-square-foot venue with both a refreshing indoor setup and an al fresco terrace, ready to welcome up to 250 guests. As the sun sets, Ibn AlBahr transforms into a captivating space, offering panoramic views of the iconic waterway painted in vibrant hues. The new outpost mirrors the laid-back charm of Lebanon’s coast, bringing a relaxed coastal experience much closer to home. So, anchors away and get ready to savour the flavours of the sea in a whole new setting at Ibn AlBahr by the Creek. Expect award-winning Lebanese seafood such as the Shrimp Bisque and the Fish Tabbouleh alongside many vegetarian options such as the Ibn AlBahr Potato, Cheese Rolls, Stuffed Vine Leaves, and more. Open daily 12pm-3am. 

Rock On to OneRepublic at BlaBla

Get ready to rock with OneRepublic as they hit the stage in the city on Thursday, January 25th, at Bla Bla in JBR. Ryan Tedder, Zach Filkins, Drew Brown, Brent Kutzle, Eddie Fisher, and Brian Willett are all set to deliver an unforgettable performance. If you’re eager to jam to chart-toppers like “Counting Stars,” “Mirage,” and “If I Lose Myself,” don’t waste a moment – grab your tickets now! Prices start from Dhs245. It’s your chance to experience the sounds of OneRepublic live at the iconic beachside open air club BlaBla in JBR. 

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