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Weekly Hotlist: Things to do this Week March 25th

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

Try a Steak PopUp at Emirates Towers

Indulge in a steak lover’s paradise at the 71 Steak and Grill pop-up, nestled in the picturesque Emirates Towers garden. Available only until the end of April, seize the opportunity to savour mouthwatering steaks against the stunning backdrop of Emirates Towers and the futuristic Museum of the Future. With seating for 60 guests in an al fresco setting surrounded by lush tropical foliage, it’s a dining experience you won’t soon forget. Don’t forget your camera – you might just catch a glimpse of the wild peacocks roaming the area. Open from Tuesday to Sunday, 12pm to 12am, until April 30th. Find this culinary gem at Peacock Park, Jumeirah Emirates Towers Gardens, Sheikh Zayed Road, or visit 71steakandgrill.myshopify.com for more information.

Go Glam at the Dubai World Cup Horse Race

Experience the electrifying energy of the Dubai World Cup at Meydan Racecourse on Saturday, March 30th. Whether you’re a seasoned race-goer or a newcomer, this event promises a thrilling day out for all. Marvel at the thundering hooves, join in the cheers of enthusiastic racegoers, and be captivated by stunning drone shows. It’s more than just a race – it’s an opportunity to dress up, immerse yourself in the atmosphere, and create unforgettable memories. Tickets start from just AED 20, with gates opening at 3:30pm. Visit dubairacingclub.com for more details.

Head to Al Seef for the Glittering Ramadan Lights

Immerse yourself in the charm of Old Dubai at Al Seef, where history meets modernity under the glow of glittering light decor. From iftar until suhoor, wander through the historic neighbourhood adorned with enchanting lights that illuminate every corner. Explore the winding lanes to discover lantern pathways, captivating light reflections, and stunning decor, ensuring you capture unforgettable moments with your camera. Be sure to catch the mesmerising light projection on the fort near Mumuso Al Seef for an extra dose of wonder. Visit Al Seef, situated at Dubai Creek, Umm Hurair 1, Dubai, until April 9th, 2024, or call (0)4 707 7080 for more information. 

Treat yourself to a Staycay at the All New Banyan Tree at Bluewaters

Situated amidst the tranquil shores of Bluewaters Island, the brand new Banyan Tree Dubai presents a modern haven that exudes serenity at every turn. Boasting 500 metres of exclusive beachfront, with stunning vistas of the Arabian Gulf and the iconic Ain Dubai as your backdrop, this sanctuary offers a retreat from the bustling city while being close to Jumeirah Beach Residences and Dubai Marina. Their elegantly appointed rooms and suites are natural elements that harmonise seamlessly with contemporary Asian influences, evoking a sense of tranquillity that extends to the private balconies. There’s also a giant lush garden and an expansive pool, perfectly for winding down from a busy Dubai week. We’ve also heard great things about their spa, which blends age-old Asian traditions with Western recipes. They’ve also got a special offer for Easter where a 5-night booking gets 1 night free, or for 8-nights get 2 free, plus complimentary buffet breakfast and credit of $100 per day for dining or spa experiences. Check out their website for more information. 

Dine at SHIMA, the Palm Jumeirah’s Latest Culinary Addition

Experience the exquisite fusion of Japanese culinary artistry and coastal dining at SHIMA, nestled within the luxury shoreside retreat of One Palm Jumeirah Dorchester Collection. Chef Koyi Tanabe leads this gastronomic masterpiece, blending vibrant flavours and avant-garde presentation to create an unparalleled dining experience. With a background shaped by the Matsufuji family and 16 years of global culinary expertise, Tanabe showcases signature dishes that embody the Japanese philosophy of seasonal ingredients and culinary innovation. Indulge in sushi delights like the Chutoro Sogigiri and Hamachi Nigiri, or feast on heated delicacies such as Ise Ebi Tempura and King Crab Leg cooked in robata. Open from 12:00pm to 11.30pm, SHIMA offers an all-day dining experience against the backdrop of the Persian Gulf and city skyline views, making it a must-visit destination for discerning diners. For reservations, email; reservations@shimadubai.com or call; 056 731 0909.

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