Diwali celebrations, festive evenings, fitness classes and film festivals…
If you are looking for new things to do in Dubai, you have come to the right place. From opening a stylish fitness studio to offering dinners, shows and more, it’s all happening here.
Here are all the awesome things to do in Dubai this week.
Sweat it up in a renowned fitness studio
London’s famous ‘King of Gyms’ is coming to Dubai this week as 1Rebel opens its doors inside DIFC’s ICD Brookfield Place, inviting fitness fans to sweat it out in an 11,500 square foot space. The new 1Rebel Dubai has the same fitness studio, nightclub vibe of its British counterparts, and focuses on two of their signature high-intensity workouts: Reshape and Ride. The brand is synonymous with pairing fast workouts with LED strobe lights and epic playlists, so you can be assured of a full body workout in a fun environment. Reshape will offer a mix of treadmill and weights, while Ride is 1Rebel’s take on a spin class. The DIFC studio is also home to the brand’s first and only open gym floor, where you can conduct your own workout using TechnoGym equipment, free weights and the strength zone.
1Rebel, ICD Brookfield Place, Al Mustaqbal Street, DIFC, opens October 24, 2022. 1rebel.com/ae
Celebrate Diwali with a tasty menu
Expect a multi-course dinner at the modern Indian fine-dining restaurant, The Cinnamon Club. Try the malai prawn curry or the paneer pesto tikka, accompanied by a selection of Indian breads perfect for soaking up the last drops of flavor. To celebrate Diwali, there will be an interactive chaats counter, where guests can learn about the different varieties of chaats.
Cinnamon Club, Park Hyatt, Dubai Creek, from October 17 to 24, from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m., 145 Dhs for the vegetarian menu, 175 Dhs for the non-vegetarian menu, Tel: (0)4 602 1839, dubaicreekresort.com
Be dazzled by a new dinner and show
Japanese restaurant and nightclub KOYO is spicing up your week with the launch of its new event, Red Room. Entrance to the evening is 250 Dhs for ladies and 300 Dhs for men. This includes two hours of unlimited drinks (including sparkling) and two courses from the eclectic menu starting at 8 p.m. Throughout the night, guests will be transported to the sights, sounds and energy of Tokyo with an exquisite multi-sensory dinner and live performance. Daring performances including acrobatics, singers and dancers will take the stage for a night of pure fun.
Pamper yourself in a beautiful new salon
Looking to pamper yourself in your week? Head to City Walk’s chic new lounge, Soak. In soothing pastels and contemporary neutral hues, the aesthetic is oh-so-Instagrammable, with plush reclining manicure chairs and an incredible selection of treatments, from nails to hair shines, eyelashes and massages.
Unit 26, City Walk, Dubai, 10am-10pm weekdays, 9am-10pm weekends. Tel: (0)56 800 6111, www.soapsalons.com
Wake up to a fun fitness class
Start the day off right with SĀN Beach, Palm West Beach’s beautiful beach club, hosting fitness classes on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of each week. Among the essential lessons, the Super SUP Fit with Sophie takes place from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Even if you’re new to SUP Fit, it’s a fun workout where everyone is welcome, and during the 50-minute SUP yoga session you can work on your stretching and flexibility while working on your Sun tanning. It’s 250 Dhs for the class, with 100 Dhs exchangeable to refuel at breakfast afterwards, and priority access to deckchairs if you want to spend the day by the sea.
Get your dose of culture at a new film festival
The Meta Film Festival is coming to Dubai this week and organizers are promising an action-packed three-day global festival from October 27-29. Moviegoers can expect to see more than 70 films from 25 countries during the three-day festival, which includes international blockbusters, premieres, regional features, red carpets with stars and talent from the Arab world, of Hollywood, Bollywood and Nollywood. The event is expected to feature the latest blockbusters as well as independent, regional and local productions. Many screenings are free, but you will need to pre-registration here.
VOX Cinemas at Nakheel Mall, Oct. 27 to 29, free. metafilmfestival.me
See the Riverdance Anniversary Show
Riverdance is dancing in Dubai again this week, this time to celebrate its 25th anniversary. The Grammy-winning show will take on Dubai Opera with powerful and moving reimaginings from October 27-30. Book your place here.
Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, Dubai, from October 27 to 30, from 325 Dhs, tel. : (0)4 440 8888. dubaiopera.com
Let the party begin on Sky2.0
Outdoor club season is back and at Sky2.0 you can start the weekend off with Black is Gold (BIG) party, party venue D3’s signature RnB/hiphop party. For those who haven’t partied at SKY2.0 yet, the sleek air-conditioned semi-open dome has become famous in Dubai for its unrivaled clubbing atmosphere. Think confetti, neon lights, champagne fizz, entertainment and adrenaline-pumping beats. Bursting with energy, what better way to start your weekend than this unforgettable club night?
SKY2.0, Dubai’s design district. Thursday from 10:30 p.m. to 4 a.m. Tel: (0)4 587 6333, www.skydubai.com