Your essential guide to what's on in the Emirates
DUBAI A CUT ABOVE
The Meat Co at Souk Madinat Jumeirah has reopened, following a complete refurbishment. The interiors blend traditional African influences with a touch of modern luxury and a striking combination of colour, texture and finishes. There is also a new menu, highlights of which include venison tataki, seared scallops paired with oysters and razor clams, and Wagyu biltong.
The Meat Co, Souk Madinat Jumeirah; 04 368 6040; www.themeatco.com
ABU DHABI WATER BABIES
Abu Dhabi Moments is running the Kids Water Academy on Sundays and Tuesdays until Tuesday, December 10. Taking place on Al Hudayriat Island, and open to children aged 6 to 14, the academy aims to expand aquatic skills and inspire an active and safer lifestyle. The free classes take place at the beach area of Al Hudayriat Island from 3.30pm to 5.30pm.
Sundays and Tuesdays, 3.30pm-5.50pm; until Tuesday, December 10; free; Al Hudayriat Island, Abu Dhabi; www.abudhabimoments.ae
RAS AL KHAIMAH BREAK TIME
Teachers can enjoy 40 per cent off drinks and 30 per cent off food on weekdays at the Hilton Garden Inn Ras Al Khaimah. Relax at the hotel’s al fresco Pool Bar, with a view of the Al Hajar Mountains and the creek.
Sundays to Thursdays, 3pm-8pm; various prices; Hilton Garden Inn Ras Al Khaimah; 07 228 8888
ABU DHABI MEAL DEAL
Rosewood Abu Dhabi’s Lebanese eatery Sambusek offers a daily business lunch menu. For Dh120, dine on cold and hot mezze dishes, one main course and a dessert. If you are dining in
groups of five or more, the menu can be served to the table family-style.
Sundays to Thursdays, noon3.30pm; Dh120; Sambusek, Rosewood Abu Dhabi, Al Maryah Island; 02 813 5550; www.rosewoodhotels.com
DUBAI STAND-UP GUY
Get tickets to see Filipino-American comedian Jo Koy. The comic is set to
bring his Just Kidding world tour to the Coca-Cola Arena on Monday, January 20, marking his debut performance in the emirate. In 2018, Koy was named Stand-Up Comedian of the Year at the Just For Laughs Comedy Festival in Montreal, and also has a hit weekly podcast called The Koy Pond with Jo Koy.
Monday, January 20, 7pm; tickets from Dh195; Coca-Cola Arena, Downtown Dubai; www.coca-cola-arena.com
ABU DHABI AFGHAN TREASURES
Made in Afghanistan, curated by Nabila Horakhsh, has gathered 50 artworks from 11 renowned Afghan artists at the Etihad Modern Art Gallery. The collection celebrates Afghanistan’s cultural heritage, including works of art with some of country’s famous precious gemstones, handicrafts, antiques and agricultural products. It aims to give an international audience a glimpse into Afghanistan’s cultural heritage.
Saturday to Thursday, 10am10pm; until Thursday, January 16; free; Etihad Modern Art Gallery, Al Bateen, Abu Dhabi; www.etihadmodernart.com
DUBAI TURKEY FEAST
There is still time to get turkey orders in ahead of Thanksgiving on Thursday. Couqley French Bistro needs 48 hours’ notice, and will prepare a traditional turkey feast, with all the trimmings. Expect wild mushroom stuffing, roasted Brussels sprouts topped with crispy veal bacon, sweet potato gratin, potato puree, fresh sauteed string beans, roasted baby carrots, cranberry coulis and rosemary turkey gravy. Without sides, a turkey costs Dh359 (feeds six to eight), Dh459 (feeds eight to 10), Dh559 (feeds 10 to 12); an individual portion with sides costs Dh96, and whole turkeys with sides cost Dh599 (feeds six to eight), Dh719 (feeds eight to 10), Dh879 (feeds 10 to 12). Turkeys are available to order until Wednesday, January 15.
Daily, until Wednesday, January 15; 24 hours’ notice required; from Dh96; Couqley French Bistro and Bar, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai; 04 514 9339
ABU DHABI ZEN OUT
Attend Bodytree’s Kundalini Workshop, entitled Diving Deep, with ZaRah Kumara, a guest instructor from Germany. The session will aim to clear the deepseated blocks of the heart, opening participants to the miracle of real connection. It is open to everyone and includes kundalini yoga, powerful pranayam, chanting and meditation.
Tonight, 7.30pm-9pm; Dh235; Bodytree Studio, Hazza Bin Zayed and Mubarak Bin Mohammed Street; 02 443 4448; www.bodytreestudio.com
DUBAI WATCH IT
Today is the final day of Dubai Watch Week. The four-day event gathers horology fans to discover all things watch-related. There will be artists, collectors, curators and watchmakers in attendance to talk timekeeping, host workshops and lead discussion panels.
Today, 10am-10pm; free; The Gate, Dubai International Financial Centre; 056 188 2741; www.dubaiwatchweek.com