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Weekly Hotlist: Things to do this Week January 29th

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

Welcome to another exciting week in the sandpit! The Insider is back with your essential hotlist of events and happenings in the city and beyond. Brace yourself for special offers, exclusive musical events, thrilling sports, and all the must-not-miss activities to fill your week with excitement. Let’s dive into The Insider’s scoop on what’s hot and happening. Don’t miss out – read on for your weekly guide on where to be and what to do…

Watch the Reel Palestine Film Festival 10th Edition at Cinema Akil

From Jan 26th until February 4th at Cinema Akil you can enjoy a cinematic journey through the heart of Palestine as Reel Palestine returns for its 10th edition at Cinema Akil. Immerse yourself in a captivating film program that showcases the rich and diverse stories of Palestine. In addition to thought-provoking films, the festival offers a series of masterclasses, workshops, talent Q&As, and the annual souk featuring Palestinian-based concepts. It’s not just a film festival; it’s an immersive cultural experience. Grab your tickets, explore the souk, and join the conversation at the Q&A sessions. For more information, film schedules, and tickets, visit their official website

Couqley’s Sunday Funday: A Family Experience

Embark on a delightful Sunday culinary journey with Couqley’s Sunday Funday experience, available at both their cosy JLT bistro and lively Downtown Dubai outpost. Running every Sunday from 1pm to 4pm, this family-friendly event offers a delectable two-course set menu accompanied by various beverage packages, including the option of free-flowing grapes! Choose from packages starting at AED 218 for two courses with soft drinks, AED 268 for free-flowing grapes, or AED 347 for the added bonus of hops bottles. Enhance your experience by adding a tempting Couqley dessert for just AED 33. The entertainment schedule includes live performances from 2:00pm to 2:30pm. Additionally, mark your calendar for special appearances by Magic Phil on the 4th and 25th of February, and Magic Adie on the 11th and 18th of February at the JLT branch. Make your reservations now for a Sunday filled with gastronomic delights, magical moments, and good company at Couqley.

71 Steak and Grill Emirates Towers Unveils Exclusive Three-Month Culinary Experience

71 Steak and Grill Emirates Towers promises an exceptional gastronomic adventure, led by acclaimed Head Chef Brando Moros. Known for his innovative wood-fire grilling, Chef Brando introduces a three-month exclusive grill concept, showcasing open-fire cooking techniques. The diverse menu, divided into four sections with a forthcoming breakfast menu, features standout dishes like Sticky Lamb Ribs, Smoked Shorts Ribs, Spiced T-Bone, Smoked Octopus, Grilled Sea Bass, Coffee Spiced Steak, Clay Hummus, Smoked Truffle Burrata, Baby Potatoes, and enticing sweets. Located in the tranquil Peacock Park at Jumeirah Emirates Towers, the 60-cover alfresco restaurant offers a serene escape amidst tropical foliage, complemented by the iconic Emirates Towers and the Museum of the Future as a stunning backdrop. Open from Friday 26th January-30th April 2024, open Tuesday-Sunday from 12pm–12am, call +971 58662 6271 for more reservations.

Celebrate National Pisco Sour Day at SUSHISAMBA 

In honour of National Pisco Sour Day on February 3rd, SUSHISAMBA invites you to savour the rich cultural heritage of Peru with an exclusive bar menu curated by Bar Manager Iris Arely Ruano. From February 2nd to February 4th, indulge in five meticulously crafted Pisco Sour cocktails, such as the tantalising El Paraíso, a fusion of Pisco enriched with Aperol, thyme, pineapple, peach, and a splash of lemon. Immerse yourself in the iconic Machu Picchu, a symphony of Pisco, apricot, almond liqueur, mango, and lime. For a refreshing treat, delight in the Peru Blanco, a blend of Pisco, Chardonnay, strawberry, watermelon, and lemon. Experience the sweet and sour notes of a Walk In Wakama, featuring Pisco, lychee liqueur, raspberry, and yuzu. Lastly, don’t miss the invigorating Lima Sour, crafted with Pisco, Japanese melon liqueur, lemongrass, ginger, and a harmonious blend of sweet and sour flavours. Each cocktail is priced at AED 70. Grab this spicy offer from 2nd until the 4th of February. 

Art Breakfast at HuQQabaz Dubai

If you’re seeking a weekend retreat to unwind and bond with friends or family, make sure to mark your calendar for Art Breakfast at HuQQabaz Dubai. Every Saturday, from 11 am to 1 pm, HuQQabaz invites you and your squad for a unique fusion of culinary delights and creative expression. Immerse yourself in a memorable painting session amidst a backdrop of curated art collections and stylish decor, creating the perfect ambiance for a delightful weekend experience. Get some grub at Art Breakfast, with sujuk scramble, avo toast, and refreshing drinks, before you unleash your creative side. Grab your paintbrush and reserve your place by calling 800 47 229 and get a spot for aED 180 per person, every Saturday from 11am-1pm opposite the Four Seasons Resort Jumeirah. 

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