Join these Dubai Restaurants for Fun Stay at Home Activities During COVID-19

Since the spread of COVID-19 has forced restaurants across Dubai to close their doors to dine-in, restaurants are getting innovative and offering various fun at-home activities for people to enjoy while social distancing.

From chef special cooking classes to virtual quiz nights, restaurants in Dubai are really upping their game to make sure you don't get bored while self-isolating.

Here are a few fun activities you can join to snazz up your week:

Hospitality Homeschooling by Gates Hospitality

Gates Hospitality, that heads 8 of Dubai's A list restaurants (folly by Nick & Scott, Bistro Des Arts, Publique, The Lion, Reform Social Grill, Ultra Brasserie, Verve Bar & Brasserie & Stoke Steakhouse) is offering exclusive knowledge about the hospitality industry including sessions by renowned Chefs Nick & Scott, Front of House Etiquette classes, and a lot more by industry experts.

This is the perfect time to sharpen your hospitality skills!

You can join these sessions on Linkedin, Facebook, or Instagram. Keep track of upcoming sessions on their Instagram Page.

Pub Quizzes by Reform Social & Grill Dubai

Dubai's very own British gastropub, Reform Social & Grill, is offering exclusive online pub quizzes that people can join in through zoom conference calls. This weekend, celebrate Easter with Reform's exclusive Quarantine Friday Brunch & Quiz - Easter edition! Join with your teams along with a delicious British roast delivered at your doorstep

Keep track of upcoming sessions on their Instagram Page

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REFORM SOCIAL & GRILL’S SOLD-OUT #QUARANTINE QUIZ IS BACK THIS FRIDAY Aylissa Boyce Will Be Bringing Brunch to Your Home with The Easter Edition This Weekend Sunday 5th April, UAE: Keep the boredom at bay this weekend and get involved in the UAE’s biggest virtual quiz. Throughout the two-hour session your team will be challenged with general knowledge questions and interactive rounds, including Aylissa’s favourite ‘guess this tune’ round. Throughout this time a traditional British roast will also be delivered to your door too! This week, teams wearing Easter-themed fancy dress will be awarded an extra 10 bonus points and the winner of the quiz will receive a roast for four. Don’t forget to register your final score over on Reform Social & Grill’s Instagram account so they can announce the winner – but no cheating! To take part, all you need to do is gather your household quaran-team and register by 7pm on Thursday 9th April – spaces are limited and secured on a first-come-first-served basis. The quiz will take begin at 1pm on Friday 10th April. ENDS #ReformToYourDoor #QuarantineQuizWithAylissa When: Friday 9th April Time: 1pm – 3pm Location: #StayHome Price: Team of two: AED 180 inclusive of entry and roast for two (beef, chicken or veg), extra sides available at an additional cost Team of four: AED 280 inclusive of entry and roast for four (beef, chicken or veg). extra sides available at an additional cost To register: Call +52 794 1117 to register with your email and a pre-payment link will be shared in advance. Once payment is received teams will be sent a Zoom link to log in to ahead of Friday. T’s & C’s: •Quiz is open to UAE residents only •All teams must register and prepay by 7pm on Thursday 9th April •All teams must adhere to the UAE government guidelines and only households may register as a team. @aylissab

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Togetherness IGTV Show by Moe's on the 5th & Nido's Tapas Restaurant

Dive deep into the life of the hospitality workers that work hard every day to bring you your favourite meals. Moe's & Nido, through their new IGTV series - Togetherness, are sharing with you a bit of the story of their beloved staff.  Join them to get an insight into their staff's life and some of their hospitality tricks.

You can follow this series on Moe's on the 5th & Nido Tapas Restaurant's Instagram Page every Wednesday.

Live Brunch & Weekly Quiz Night by McGettigan's

McGettigan's is bringing it's famous quiz nights to your home virtually! The quiz will feature an array of challenging multiple-choice questions that can be answered directly from your device on Answers will be submitted live from each player. There will be top prizes up for grabs including a brunch and staycation package for two at McGettigan’s JLT, dinner and grape for two at your local McGettigan’s, and a lot more.

Join the quiz every Tuesday at 8pm on, you can find the quiz code on the McGettigan's Facebook event page.

If you're missing your weekly fix of Irish grub, you can also join their Live Brunch on Friday with a live session by the famous artist Mundy on their Facebook.

Cooking Classes by folly by Nick & Scott

What's On Dubai has partnered with famous Chefs Nick & Scott from folly by Nick & Scott to bring you weekly cooking classes. Each week, you’ll be able to discover how to prepare and create a brand new dish in Nick & Scott’s step by step guide. The recipe ideas will be nice and approachable so a) you can achieve them at home and b) you can source all of the ingredients online.

Find out more information and request dishes you want the Chefs to cook here.

DIY Cooking Kits by Couqley French Bistro

Couqley French Bistro's new "Couqley at Home" service is offering residents DIY barbecue boxes featuring steaks, burgers, and even a roast turkey dinner to create at home. You can choose from the "Grill your own Steaks", "Grill your own Burgers" or the "Roast Turkey package"

If you fancy putting your grilling skills to test, you can order any of these by calling 04 514 9339 or by visiting their website .

Cook with Gia by GIA Dubai

Excited to bring out your chef side during this quarantine? GIA Dubai is here to help you refine those kitchen skills with their weekly Cook with GIA culinary series, where you can learn to make GIA's signature dishes from the chef!

Catch this weekly series every Tuesday at 2pm live on GIA's Instagram page.

Quarantine Quiz by Publique Dubai

Are you a sitcom expert? Here's a chance to test your knowledge! Publique are bringing a sitcom quarantine quiz to you. Join the quiz virtually through Zoom. You can join with teams of 2 or 4 for AED 160 & AED 300 respectively including delivery of a French grazing platter or a cheese & chocolate fondue to be delivered straight to your door!

Contact them on +971 52 794 1117 to book your spot for the quiz which will be held on 21st April at 8:00pm.

Cooking Tips by Bread Street Kitchen

Sharpen those kitchen skills with the help of expert tips & tricks from Gordon Ramsay's Bread Street Kitchen. Join their IGTV episodes to learn insider tricks of the trade.

You can follow this series on Bread Street Kitchen's Instagram Page

Virtual Cooking Classes by Nobu

Missing your Nobu fix? You can now learn how to make Nobu's signature dishes likes their famous Sashimi at home with virtual step-by-step cooking classes by head Chef Damien.

Follow these virtual classes on Nobu's Instagram page

Cooking Classes by Wagamama

Use this time at home to learn the basics of Asian cooking from the best chefs. Wagamama is launching a series of online cooking classes that will be hosted on their Instagram page. The series will include classes for both kids and adults and will launch on April 1st.

Join these live cooking classes every Wednesday on their Instagram Page throughout April, alternating between kids' and adult classes at at 3pm and 6pm respectively.

Brunch Boxes by No.Fifty Seven Boutique

We all know how much Dubai residents love brunch. It's probably one of the most missed activities during this quarantine. But don't worry, No.Fifty Seven Boutique has your back! You can now enjoy super Instagrammable brunch boxes in the comfort of your home.

For AED 145, No. 57 will prepare, pack and deliver your brunch box to Dubai or Abu Dhabi. Whether you’re looking for a personal pick-me-up, or to brighten up a friend’s day, the cute boxes make the perfect at-home treat that you can order by calling 02 441 6100.

In your box, you’ll find ingredients and recipe cards for the ultimate Instagrammable brunch set-up. This includes their crunchy French toast, breakfast burrito, and two lots of orange juice. The staff at No. 57 will safely prepare everything for you, then it’s up to you to recreate the dishes in your own kitchen.

Exclusive Restaurant Recipes by Bombay Brasserie

Bombay Brasserie, along with offering delivery, is also giving you an insight into their secret recipes so that you can try your hand on them! Over the next few weeks, Bombay brasserie will be bringing you a few exclusive recipes that you can recreate.

Keep track of their Instagram page to find the recipes.

Ladies Night in by Loca

Loca knows how badly you miss ladies night, so they're bringing it right to you! To cheer you up during the quarantine, Loca is sharing their exclusive margarita recipes on their social media so that you can enjoy your personal ladies night in while self-isolating.

Keep track of their Instagram page to find the recipes. Don't forget to share & tag!

The Big Quarantine Quiz - Dubai Edition by Trophy Room

Think you're a Dubai expert? It's time to put your knowledge to use! Take part in the Dubai Quarantine Quiz by Trophy Room to prove how much you're been missing the sights and hotspots of the city.

Join the quiz on 22nd April on Trophy Room's Instagram page

Home Coffee Brewing Championship by Mokha 1450

Are you a master of the cup? Then we have amazing news for you! Dubai's speciality coffee company, Mokha 1450 is hosting the first-ever home coffee brewing championship with a chance to win USD 2,000 and many more prizes!

To enter the competition, upload a video on Instagram creatively making the home coffee brew, along with the inventive technique. Put the #homecoffeebrewingchampionship hashtag, and tag Mokha 1450 and World Home Coffee Brewing Championship.

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What goes perfectly with self-isolation? Delicious home-brewed coffee, of course! ⠀ ⠀ In an effort to keep the coffee community of the #UAE and the world at large engaged and interacting with other coffee lovers, @Mokha1450 along with the UAE-based coffee community, is delighted to announce the world's first Home Coffee Brewing Championship. ⠀ ⠀ A fun, feel good competition that everyone can enter, the Home Coffee Brewing Champion will take home USD 2,000 in cash, a 1 in 10 limited edition custom hand-carved Chemex featuring Mokha 1450’s iconic marabea design, and four bags of Mokha 1450’s award-winning Single Origin coffees. ⠀ ⠀ ☕️ HOW TO ENTER ⠀ ⠀ Coffee fans, seasoned baristas, and those brewing coffee at home for the first time can upload a video of themselves to Instagram showcasing their home brewing technique, using the #homecoffeebrewingchampionship hashtag, and tagging #Mokha1450 and World Home Coffee Brewing Championship (entries accepted from March 31st).⠀ ☕️ THREE SIMPLE RULES⠀ ⠀ 1. The coffee must be brewed from home - any home⠀ ⠀ 2. Competitors should use whole specialty coffee beans if possible⠀ ⠀ 3. Have fun and be creative! (and embrace that all-day loungewear look)⠀ ⠀ The second-place finisher will take home USD 1,000.00, a custom made Aeropress, and two bags of Mokha 1450’s award-winning Single Origin coffees, while third place will take home USD 500.00, a hand coffee grinder and one bag of Mokha 1450’s award-winning Single Origin coffee.⠀ ⠀ Full details on our website. ⠀ Entries accepted from Tuesday, March 31st. ⠀ Stay tuned for updates from internationally participating cafes and sponsors. Let the games begin 😈

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Virtual Playlists by Flamingo Room by Tashas

Missing the tunes of crowd favourite DJ King Bass? Flamingo Room by Tashas is here to give you company and help you enjoy his tunes from the comfort of your home with exclusive weekly spotify playlists curated by DJ King Bass himself!

Find and scan the code on their Instagram page or follow the link in their page bio to stream the sounds of Flamingo Room wherever you are.

Hungry for more? Check out our list of restaurants in Dubai that are offering home delivery!