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!
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
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.
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 myquiz.org. 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 myquiz.org, 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.
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!