Are you ready for the next month? With this list you will definitely will be
April has arrived and it’s going to be action packed. We’ve made it easier for you to plan ahead with all this brilliant things to do in April in Dubai.
From fitness challenges, multi-sensory cultural exhibitions and great music performances to exciting new openings and delicious food to boot – there is plenty to keep you occupied this month.
April is set to be another exciting month in Dubai, so let’s take a look as to what you can expect. It’s time to make a plan.
For more fun things to do in Dubai before the year is out, click here.
Listen to Whitney Houston’s greatest hits at this floating theatre
Did you grow up singing into a hairbrush to Whitney Houston’s massive ballads? If you did, it’s time to get the hairbrush out again. Watch Marcia Lynette perform Houston’s hits in Dubai at the floating theatre onboard the QE2. Lynette will be accompanied by a live band and will cover Houston’s R&B, pop and ballads from the eighties and nineties. Expect the ultimate Whitney classics I Wanna Dance with Somebody, I Will Always Love You and One Moment in Time.
From Dhs135, Fri Apr 1, 8pm-10pm and Sat Apr 2, 2pm-4pm and 8pm-10pm, Theatre by QE2, Mina Rashid, theatrebyqe2.com runtoyouwhitneytributebymarcialynnette.com
Cook up a storm with Magic Phil
It’s magical, musical mayhem at Magic Phil’s Krazy Kitchen. This fun-filled musical show is hosted by the ever-popular kid’s entertainer Magic Phil and his hilarious side-kick. A recipe for fun (and disaster), the Krazy Kitchen is a show that promises music, magic, mess and lots of silliness. Not only will the kids be belly laughing throughout the show, they will also be able to get involved in the silliest kitchen of the land themselves as he includes a cookie decorating workshop.
Dhs75, Sat April 2 & Wed April 23, 10.30am-11.15am, The Theatre, Mall of the Emirates, Al Barsha, (04 299 2282)
Enjoy the final celestial adventure at Destination Cosmos
This is your last chance to enjoy the incredible Destination Cosmos: The Ultimate Challenge at the multisensory digital exhibition Infinity des Lumières. Even though this space is located in the Dubai Mall, you will be transported to the outer rings of Saturn and into the depths of the Milky Way with this incredible exhibition. Sit and watch as the universe and its incredible scenery are projected on the floors and walls of the art space.
Dhs125, Fri April 1 and Sat April 2, 5pm—11pm, Infinity des Lumières, Dubai Mall, infinitylumieres.com
Visit the amazing Global Village theme-park
A few weeks ago, Global Village announced that it will extend its current Season 26 to stay open until May 7. This extension will allow visitors the chance to spend Ramadan and Eid at the multi-cultural amusement park. They will host ‘Ramadan Nights’ where the park will open from 6pm-2pm and their Majilis of the World tent will serve nightly iftar and suhoor meals to patrons. Several pavilions will also offer a range of fast breaking foods such as dates in Saudi Arabia, and dry fruits in Afghanistan.
Dhs15 online or Dhs20 at the gate. Open daily until Sat May 7, Sun-Wed 4pm-12am, Thu-Sat 4pm-1am, Tue for women and families only. Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Road globalvillage.ae (04 362 4114).
Try somewhere new for dinner on Palm Jumeirah
Perfectly positioned on the shoreline of The Pointe and across the bay from Atlantis The Palm, Chérie is the newest addition to the hustling, bustling character of Dubai’s newest foodie hot spot, at the tip of Palm Jumeirah. Chérie offers an extensive menu encompassing a variety of unique and complex flavours of dishes from both Europe and Thailand. From starters made to share, to a selection of European favourites and crowd-pleasing Thai main courses, and of course dessert — guests will be torn on what to order. (The perfect excuse to come back again and again.)
Monday – Friday 4pm-midnight, Weekends 4pm-1am. The Pointe, Palm Jumeirah. (050 512 4351)
Get zen at this yoga flow class especially for the guys
Find your flowstate this April with Saul Phillips. Philips has designed this guided yoga class specifically for men, and has created Dubai’s first yoga class that is for men only. In an effort to get more men into yoga, as well as focused on the mental and spiritual side of flow, this class will allow men learn and practice in a safe space. This will be a mixed ability flow class with postures and poses to suit everyone from beginners to seasoned yogis.
Dhs115, Every Thursday, 8pm-9.15pm, Matcha Club, Al Quoz. matcha-club.ae (050 584 1461)
Catch a glimpse of The Smurfs at the magical Miracle Gardens
If you haven’t already ticked this one off the list, get on down before it gets too hot and sticky. The Miracle Garden is the stuff of Instagram dreams – everything, and we mean everything is covered in a bed of colourful flowers. Spinning ballerinas, a fairytale castle, gigantic penguins and elephants and of course, The Smurf Village. One of the most unexpectedly Instagrammable aspects of this incredible flower garden is the full sized Emirates A380 covered in flowers. A must see for the whole family.
Dhs55 (adults), Dhs40 (children aged three-12 years old). Until Apr 30, Mon-Fri 9am-9pm, Sat-Sun 9am-11pm. Dubai Miracle Garden, Al Barsha South 3, dubaimiraclegarden.com.
Enjoy a delicious brunch with a side of artistic creativity
Every Sunday you’ll be able to enjoy a delicious brunch, but this isn’t your average Dubai brunch – this is brunch with an artistic twist. Channel your inner creative at this guided paint and nibble workshop at Al Maeda. Not only will you feast on delicious dishes such as mezze platters, pink halloumi burgers and Lebanese bbq, you’ll go home with your own painted creation under your arm. The brunch price includes all the panting materials you’ll need, as well as all day access to the stunning infinity pool and beach with views of Ain Dubai. Yes please, this sounds fun.
Dhs249 (includes soft drinks), Dhs299 (includes house beverages), Sundays 12.30pm—4pm, Al Maeda, DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai, Jumeirah Beach, dubaijumeirahbeach.doubletree.com, 05516 68092
Mondays are Mum-days at DoubleTree by Hilton Dubai Jumeirah Beach
Whether you’re a mum on maternity leave or a dad on day off, why not treat yourself of a Monday? Start your week with a delicious breakfast from 7am to 11am for just Dhs99. Bag yourself a buffet breakfast and receive Dhs50 worth of vouchers for Mumzworld. Bring the kids and meet some new people, or take it easy and enjoy the experience. Children up to the age of five will enjoy breakfast on the house.
Free for children under 5. Dhs49 (children from 6-12) and Dhs99 (adults). Every Monday 7am-11am until May 2. dubaijumeirahbeach.doubletree.com (05516 68092
Find your flow at a floating sunset yoga class
Starting at 6pm, take 60 minutes just for you at the beautiful Nikki Beach Hotel Resort and Spa. Breathe in the energy of the sun and breathe out the stresses of the day at this sunset yoga and pilates class on water. Flow in the sunset glow as you wind down at this gentle and guided class. All levels are welcome, this is a fun and relaxing class. To encourage special bonding time between parents and children, children over the age of seven can join their parents in this flow. Guests will also be able to avail of complimentary towels, use of showers and a bottle of Fiji Water.
Dhs126, Tues April 12 6pm-7pm. Nikki Beach Hotel Resort and Spa, Pearl Jumeirah. supersupfit.com (More classes and times available online)
Ladies night becomes a triple threat
What’s better than one ladies night? Three. The answer is three. Yes, Soho Garden Meydan Grandstand is hosting three ladies nights in a row: every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. Gather your pals for one night (or all three) filled with epic music, delicious food and a bevvy of beverages. Get the table booked and get a new outfit planned, this three-night fiesta is set to be fire.
Dhs120 (unlimited house spirits and grape plus four sides), Dhs200 (unlimited house spirits, grape and sparkling plus four sides).Tues, Wed, Thurs 8pm-1am. Soho Garden Meydan Grandstand. [email protected]
Go on a secret service mission at OliOli
If you’re looking for something to entertain the kids during spring break, or as Dubai heats up – this could be what you’ve been looking for. Mission OliOli will prepare your kids for the ultimate spy adventure; they’ll navigate through laser beams, avoid trap doors and booby traps and outwit Cobra, the leader of the Very Evil Network of Mischief (V.E.N.O.M). Each secret agent receives a kit with an agent ID, a classified mission file and powerful gadgets. When the mission is accomplished, children are awarded a badge of honour.
Dhs146 (1child & 1 adult), Mar12-Jun12, OliOli, Al Qouz, olioli.ae/mission-olioli/, (04 702 7300)
Get ready to belly laugh with British comedian Jason Mansford
Performing at Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach on Friday April 15, Jason Mansford is bringing his brand new stand-up set ‘Like Me’ to Dubai. This gig is in partnership with the group responsible for bringing some of the world’s greatest comedians to Dubai, The Laughter Factory. Let’s be honest, we all love to have a laugh especially at the end of a long week. Performing on Friday April 15, this will be a one-night-only kinda gig, so make sure to get your hands on tickets as soon as possible.
Dhs195. Fri April 15, 8.30pm-10.30pm. Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, Jumeirah Beach Residence (JBR). ticketslover.com/dubai/events/jason-manford-live-in-dubai-2022 (050 878 6728)
Your little ones can become Junior Explorers at Legoland
Let your little ones turn into detectives for a day at LEGOLAND®. Kids can discover their inner detective at the Junior Explorers event by taking part in four challenges at LEGO® Artifact Build, Fossil Dig Pit, Sphinx’s Challenge and LEGO® Mosaic Build, followed by a treasure hunt. Kids will search for clues and decipher codes that will lead them to a secret chamber where they collect hidden treasure. A perfect adventure for inquisitive and imaginative kids; access to Junior Explorers is included in with a LEGOLAND® entry ticket.
Dhs295 (online), Dhs330 (at the gate), Free for children under 3 years, Mar26—Apr24, 10am—6pm (Mon—Thu), 10am-7pm (Fri—Sun), Legoland, Dubai Parks and Resorts, legoland.com/dubai/explore/legoland-dubai/events/junior-explorers
Discover a new ladies night on Bluewaters
You’ll find a new ladies night at SHI on Bluewaters Island. Every Tuesday from 7pm to 11pm, you’ll be able to get three courses and three selected house beverages from just Dhs299. Indulge in fine Chinese dining with incredible views over JBR. Think sushi platters and deliciously fresh dim sum. A live DJ will be spinning the decks and pulsing good vibes with some great tunes. Get the girls together for a good time. PS. Gents can join in too and enjoy a special offer just for them.
Dhs299 (ladies) and Dhs399 (gents) for 3 courses and 3 selected beverages. SHI, Bluewaters. [email protected] (05 393 9990)
Learn to make and pour your own soaps
Get creative and learn something new this April. During this two hour class you will learn how to create and develop your own personalised soaps, you will also learn the unique techniques involved in the soap making process. Not only will all the ingredients and equipment needed be provided, you’ll go home with four handmade soaps. An interesting experience that might appeal to your creative senses.
Dhs250, innara.ae, Tecom, Dubai. [email protected] (052 870 7758)
Brunch at Li’Brasil on Saturdays
Li’Brasil offers just the fun, flavourful and vibrant brunch affair needed to brighten up our Saturdays in April. The menu celebrates local and seasonal produce. The tropical brunch is complete with fresh beats from an in-house DJ. Don’t miss: Fatteh Caldeiradais, a bowl of marinated seafood served with wild rice and chef’s famous sauce. Delicious.
Dhs388 per person (soft beverages); Dhs488 per person (house beverages); Dhs698 per person (house bevearges and bubbly). Every Saturday, 12.30pm-4pm. Li’Brasil, Address Beach Resorts, [email protected], (04 879 8866)
Take part in this fab night run with Super Sports
If you’ve been training for something special, the Super Sports Night Run could be what you’ve been looking for. Take to the tarmac as you pound the pavements (and roads) at the Super Sports Night Run Series. You’ll run across the Meydan Royal Bridge and watch the skyline light up on Sheikh Zayed Road. Choose between 3km, 5km or 10km distances and wear your brightest neon running gear to light up with the city. A fun-run that is actually fun.
From Dhs125-Dhs175, Tue Apr 26, 7.30pm, The Track Golf Clubhouse, Meydan, supersportsuae.com/events/super-sports-night-run
Make a splash at Dubai’s wildest waterpark
With more than 30 different rides and slides, a lazy river and a wave machine; you’re bound to have the best time at Wild Wadi Waterpark. The park’s main attraction is the Jumeirah Sceirah, has two 32 metre-high tandem slides which will see you plummet at a speed of 80kph. Wildly fun. Get the swimming togs out, put the suncream on and pick your favourite slide. This is bound to be the perfect escape from the heat and a great day out for the entire family.
Dhs119 (under 1.1m) and Dhs169 (residents prices when purchased online) Dhs139 (under 1.1m) and Dhs179 (residents prices when purchased at the gate) jumeirah.com/en/wild-wadi (0800 5863 4724)