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Dine out

Out and about: Dubai

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

By Catherine Harper
10 Jan 2016 | 11:47 am
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Cafe culture

Urban style

Billed as the ultimate urban café and bistro, Crumble is now open in the heart of Downtown Dubai, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Choose from fresh, healthy options including smashed avocado, Super Bowl salad, grilled baby chicken and coconut quinoa porridge, or treat yourself to something a little more sinful; we hear the pancakes and French toast are particularly good. Those with little ones will be pleased to know there’s a fenced-in play area upstairs, as well as plenty of toys. Relaxing meal, anyone? 04 448 9061


In the raw

Fans of Raw coffee will be pleased to hear the home-grown coffee roastery has just opened a standalone café in Emirates Academy of Hospitality, Umm Suqeim. Offering simple, delicious comfort food from a small but comprehensive menu – think homemade granola, breakfast wraps, hearty sandwiches, homemade soup and a variety of sweet treats – in an intimate but friendly environment. And, of course, there is the signature 100 per cent organic, locally roasted Raw coffee. There’ll even be a terrace opening in the near future. 056 505 6272

It’s a deal


Top talons for free

Pop along to a branch of The White Room in January and get more for your money. Choose any facial from the extensive menu – you’ll find everything from a mini facial to full-on nourishing, cleansing, revitalising and anti-ageing treatments, with prices starting from Dh90 – and enjoy a perfectly polished manicure on the house. There are easily accessible branches in Motor City, Dubai Marina Mall and Jumeirah Lake Towers.

Get appy


Service, please Need a little assistance with your social life? Whether you’re after a dinner booking, a staycation or something a little more bespoke, the team at MyConcierge has it covered. This new digital platform offers inspiration, information and arrangements, with content tailored to profiles.


Freebies! Who doesn’t love something for free? New app Taskspotting provides a link between companies wanting feedback on their products and consumers willing to try them out. Simply sign up, complete your profile, await delivery of the product, then give your feedback. You’ll even earn points that are converted into raffle entries to win monthly prizes.


Clear-out time Get 2016 off to a good start with a spot of decluttering; new app Shedd gives you the chance to sell off unwanted bits to like-minded fashionistas around town (or buy new bits). Filters, comments and chat mean you can customise your experience.

New service


Dishes on your doorstep

Renowned Berlin-based food delivery service foodora is now partnering with a host of your favourite restaurants in Dubai. Simply pick your place, create your menu and sit back; thanks to top-notch software, your dinner will be with you in 35 minutes or less. There’s an app too.

A spot of relaxation


Natural bliss

Talise Ottoman Spa at Jumeirah Zabeel Saray is now using and stocking a specially tailored range of products from renowned Spanish brand Natura Bissé. Treatments using the range start from Dh665 and prices for retail products start at Dh400. 04 453 0456

Out on the town


Gourmet style

If your idea of ladies’ night is more foodie than falling over, The Ivy’s new offering could be a good choice. Dh199 will get you a carefully curated menu of an amuse-bouche plus three courses – featuring favourites such as aromatic duck salad, corn-fed chicken with pumpkin fondant and banana sticky toffee pudding – as well as four drinks from a specially selected list. Every Tuesday from 6pm until 10pm. 04 432 3232

Lounging around

The hours from 5pm to 8pm every day of the week see Happy Hour at Cut Lounge, The Address Downtown Dubai, where you’ll get a whopping 50 per cent off your total bill. There’s a selection of tasty smaller bites such as Wagyu sliders and tempura onion rings, and an eclectic drinks menu. 04 888 3444


Get into the spirit

Media One favourite Spirito has launched Santo Sundays from 6.30pm till 11.30pm. Enjoy an endless supply of Brazilian-inspired small plates accompanied by free house beverages for the ladies. Menus are revised weekly and don’t worry if the other half wants to come too; gents get happy hour prices on their drinks. 04 421 2679

Family event


Tickle your ribs

Comedy lovers rejoice; legendary Canadian funnyman Russell Peters is coming back to town. He’s currently touring the globe with the Almost Famous World Tour, his latest show, and will be at the Dubai World Trade Centre on January 19 and 20. Renowned for using the front row of the audience as cannon fodder – and flying a touch too close to the wind on the odd occasion – his shows involve both set material and spontaneous collaborations, making for an exciting interactive experience. His Notorious world tour in 2012 set attendance records the world over, and the UAE shows were complete sell-outs; we’re sure this will be one hot ticket! Get yours from or on 800 86 823.

By Catherine Harper

By Catherine Harper