Dining in Dubai with Activities!

15 Jun, 2014 / Posted By Mayuri

At times, it’s just not enough for a meal to fulfill a dining experience. Enhance your time out with an additional activity and enhance your overall experience and night out. Slowly but surly we are seeing the “dine with activities” trend picking up, from the classic artisan workshops, to a semi-workout with fun using ping pong tables and getting your inner diva released with karaoke to much more. So, look no further as we map out a selection of dinning activities across Dubai from family friendly to romantic experiences and a night out with group of friends.


cafe ciramiqueCafé Ceramique

Best for: painting, ceramic activities and family friendly

A restaurant and an artisan work shop, Café Ceramique offers a unique experience where you can dine whilst spending quality time with loved ones painting a vast selection of ceramic mugs, plates, vases, statuettes and numerous other pottery items. As varied as the menu, you can even choose from hundreds of designs, a choice of colors and bring out your inner Da Vinci while dining on a selection of dishes that cater to the taste buds of adults and with tempting options for the young ones as well while creating Picasso-esque masterpieces.


Spin DubaiSPIN Dubai

Best for: ping pong & cocktails

Ping Pong and a bite to eat, all in one go? Yes, a possibility at SPIN Dubai with ping pong tables situated within the restaurant and lounge along with a gold Ping-Pong table to fit the Dubai vibe. A mix of international cuisine with shisha is on offer as well at the terrace. SPIN Dubai provides a mix of socializing and exercising with light bites and competitive activities as well.


Kung KoreanKUNG Korean Restaurant & Karaoke

Best for: karaoke and authentic Korean cuisine (bulgogi)

So, do you have the voice of the late Elvis Presley or the diva stage presence of Mariah Carey? Look no further as Kung in TECOM set a spotlight as you karaoke your voice out while dining on luscious food in an authentic Korean style setting. Although not an appealing restaurant to look at, the Korean grub is traditional and the quick service makes the visit all the more enjoyable.


Rodeo DriveRodeo Drive Bar

Best for: night out, bar food, mechanical bull and (beer) ping pong

YEEHAW! It’s time to bring out your inner cowboy and experience the mechanical bull ride that is causing a sensation around Dubai. Rodeo Drive is situated deep within the neck of Sheikh Zayed Road and traps the raging bull that fits the rodeo ambiance at the bar. A staple selection bar menu is on offer and a range drinks which are strong enough to make you consider hopping on to that bull decked with the cowboy hat. Go on now, get on that bull and release your inner matador.


Bateaux DubaiBateaux Dubai

Best for: cruise across old Dubai and a international gourmet menu

It’s dark; you’re on the creek with spectacular views of Old Dubai visible from the stunning glass exteriors of the famed Bateaux. The elegant cruise caters a lush freshly prepared menu for your tastebuds to savor and a section of fine beverages as well while it cruises across the Dubai creek. Hop on the Bateaux to experience this one of a kind panoramic view of the city from a cruise!  It’s a particular “must do” experience for visitors and residents alike.


Dubai BowlingDubai Bowling Center

Best for: bowling and gaming tournaments

For a night out filled with a leisure experience, The Dubai Bowling Center facilitates and unearths your inner bowling skill with its numerous and spacious lanes. Arcade facilities are also available if you are keen to re-live your teenage experience and spend a few dirhams or more at one of the many arcade machines. The dining option is limited to quick grabs, such as burgers and pizzas which fit the eminence of a bowling center. Suitable for teams, colleagues, friends and your family, it’s an entertaining evening sure to deliver and bring out the competitiveness in you.


Snooker WorldSnooker World

Best for: Snooker and all around sports entrainment

For a more leisurely experience then take a look at Snooker World, an all-around entertainment center that keeps its focus on the more sedate sporting games including snooker, billiards, table tennis, table football and darts, there are also video games. Get a mini mind workout from all the fun gaming activities, and grab a bit to eat from the restaurant which offers basic food options for you to enjoy whilst reveling in the activities at Snooker World.


Desert PalmPolo at Desert Palm Dubai

Best for: Polo, cocktails and afternoon tea view

Watch the sun set and a the fast game of polo on the lush green polo field at Desert Palm Dubai offering a picturesque view of the Dubai skyline and the polo field. A mini retreat away from the city, grab lunch or relish the afternoon tea options whilst basking in the sun and enjoying the view of the horses ridden by experienced polo players racing across the field for a score.


Blue FlameBlue Flame, Jumeriah Creek side hotel

Best for: Dining, cooking class with an intimate group and drinks

Heading over to Old Dubai you will find a great gem, Blue Flame, who run cooking classes. The social and educational cooking class takes place in a state of the art cooking pod located in the center of the restaurant with the inviting blue hue, which sets the tone at Blue Flame. An intimate experience, the class offers classic cooking, where you can learn to cook signature dishes that provide you with the capability to re-create the dishes at home. Under the supervision of an expert chef you will prepare the dishes and then taste your creations at the end of the class.




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