18 November 2018Last updated

Dine out

Out and about: Dubai

Our pick of what to do and where to go this month in Dubai

By Catherine Harper
1 Dec 2015 | 12:00 am
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Cafe culture

Big Apple style

New York favourite Dean & Deluca is now open in Mall of the Emirates’ new extension. Offering breakfast, lunch and dinner, the eatery’s menu combines American dishes such as the Philly cheese steak sandwich with Arabian delicacies including fatayer and mourabian. There’s also a selection of gourmet products to take home. 04 419 0830

Date for your diary


Free movies

Dubai International Film Festival is back and, once again, you can enjoy free al fresco film screenings relaxing on a beanbag under the stars at The Beach, JBR. Movies will be showing from December 9-16 and entry is first-come, first-served so get down there early.

Out on the town


It’s my birthday

Any excuse to party! If it is actually your birthday, head on down to the 80s- and 90s-themed brunch and evening brunch at Crab Tavern at Media One with friends and not only will you get your house beverages package courtesy of the venue, you’ll also get a cake and a bottle of bubbles on the house too. Now that’s how to celebrate! 04 420 7489

One for the ladies

There’s a new cocktail bar and lounge in town and, of course, it’s hosting an obligatory ladies’ night. Tuesday night is SHE night at Noir – the latest nightspot at Dubai’s Kempinski Hotel Mall of the Emirates – and the fairer sex gets three complimentary beverages from a selected list between 8pm and midnight. 04 409 5222

Al fresco

Upmarket Cantonese restaurant Hakkasan has just opened an outdoor terrace and it looks perfect for enjoying the balmy winter weather. There’s lush, exotic greenery and elegant water features, and a choice of the regular à la carte menu or a specially designed selection of sharing-style plates. A new favourite? 04 384 8484 

Family event


Get on your bike

Now that the weather’s finally cooled down, why not get out on a bike and explore some of our fair city’s heritage? Don’t worry if you don’t own a bike; rental is included in the Sheraton Dubai Creek’s new cycling tour packages. You’ll get two hours’ bike and helmet rental, a map and either a drink or lunch included in the package so you can relax and chill out after your exertions; rental plus a drink is Dh65, rental with a buffet lunch at Hatta restaurant will set you back Dh99, and rental plus a three-course lunch at Vivaldi is Dh120. Or, if you just want to hire a bike and do your own thing, an hour’s rental costs just Dh25 with two hours Dh40 and Dh10 per hour thereafter.

By Catherine Harper

By Catherine Harper