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Discover Unique Tastes with ASKWHO: World Cocktail Day and Dubai Food Festival 2023

World Cocktail Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate than by exploring the city’s best bars? Whether you’re looking for a cozy spot to catch up with friends or a rooftop lounge with stunning views, we’ve got you covered. Here are our top picks for you…

Zuma Dubai

If you’re looking for a stylish spot, Zuma Dubai is the place to be. This Japanese-inspired bar boasts an impressive menu of sake, Japanese whisky, and creative cocktails that blend traditional and modern flavors. With its sleek interior design and panoramic views of the city skyline, Zuma is the perfect spot for a special occasion or a night out with friends.

If you’re an art lover, why not invite your fellow art enthusiasts on the ASKWHO arts group to join you for a drink? 

The Penthouse

The Penthouse is a rooftop bar with breathtaking views on Palm Jumeirah. Located at the Five, this bar offers panoramic views of the marina skyline and the Arabian Gulf. Sip on their signature cocktails and enjoy some Mediterranean-inspired bites while taking in the stunning surroundings. With a live DJ night every Friday, keep the energy high until the early hours of the morning.

So get ready to send your invites out to the lifestyle group to join you on a Friday night at this award-winning rooftop bar. 


When it comes to a truly glamorous night out the Armani/Lounge is the place to be. This exclusive club, located in the iconic Burj Khalifa, offers a luxurious atmosphere and a top-notch selection of cocktails, champagne, and spirits. With its picture-perfect decor and state-of-the-art sound system, ArmaniLounge is the spot for a night of dancing and celebration.

This one is also a top pick for style enthusiasts, why not reach out on the ASKWHO fashion tag for friends to come along? The club is known to host fashion shows and events featuring local and international designers that you won’t want to miss.

Dubai Food Festival 

Now that we’ve explored where to grab some of the best drinks in Dubai, let’s talk about food. This Dubai Food Festival is a must-attend event for all foodies, offering a diverse range of culinary experiences across the city. From street food to fine dining, you’ll find something to suit your tastes and budget. Let’s take a look at some of the highlights to look out for…

  • Beach Canteen: A pop-up beachside food village featuring tasty food vendors, live music, and family-friendly activities.
  • Dubai Restaurant Week: A chance to sample some of the city’s best fine dining restaurants at special prices.
  • Foodie Experiences: A range of unique culinary experiences, from cooking classes to food tours.

Make sure to plan a meet-up with the foodies group while you’re there to experience the best of Dubai’s culinary scene together. 

With the upcoming Food Festival and World Cocktail Week, there’s never been a better time to explore the city’s great tastes. Cheers to a great World Cocktail Day, and we hope to see you at one of these amazing bars soon! Don’t forget to share pictures from your week with the rest of the ASKWHO community.

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ASKWHO’s Guide to The Best Spots of Natural Beauty in Dubai

There’s no denying that Dubai is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Although it is known for its glittering skyscrapers, shopping malls, and luxury hotels, there’s much more to this vibrant city than meets the eye. From beautiful beaches to stunning wildlife sanctuaries, for nature lovers, Dubai has a lot to offer. So, let’s explore the best spots of natural beauty in Dubai…

Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary

Located in the heart of Dubai, Ras Al Khor Wildlife Sanctuary is a hidden gem for nature lovers. This sanctuary is home to over 20,000 birds, including flamingos, herons, and eagles. It is free to visit and offers guided tours by foot or by boat – a great way to discover the different species of birds and wildlife. Why not head to the ASKWHO Outdoors group to see if there’s a fellow bird spotter to join you? 

Black Palace Beach

Dubai is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, and Black Palace Beach is one of the best. This secluded beach is located in the Al Sufouh area and is a favorite spot for people seeking a peaceful escape from the city.

Black Palace Beach is known for its clear waters and pristine sands, making it an ideal spot for swimming, sunbathing, and relaxing. Take a stroll along the beach and enjoy the stunning views of the Dubai skyline but be warned – there aren’t many amenities here so make sure to come prepared. 

There are lots of ASKWHO members in the Lifestyle groups that would love a trip down to one of the most beautiful beaches. Make sure to let them know when you’ll be there. 

The Farm

The Farm is a unique destination in Dubai, offering visitors a taste of the countryside in the heart of the city. It is located in Al Barari, in the midst of a lush green oasis right in the middle of the desert. The Farm features a farm-to-table restaurant, an organic vegetable garden, and a nursery selling a variety of plants. During your visit, take a leisurely walk through the garden, sample fresh produce and admire the beautiful flowers. The restaurant at The Farm serves delicious meals made with locally sourced ingredients, providing you with a unique dining experience.

Are you part of the Foodies group on ASKWHO? You need to be – head over and find a fellow foodie to join you on your trip to The Farm.

Escape the bustling city life

When you’re ready to explore a different and more natural side of Dubai make sure to hit up these 3 spots. Looking for some company? Remember to head over to the ASKWHO app to see if other members recommend these hot spots or if they want to join.

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ASKWHO’S Guide to the Ultimate St Patrick’s Day 2023 in the UAE

Get ready to don your green, grab a shamrock, and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with friends, family, or even strangers. You may not be able to make it over to Ireland or experience the festivities first-hand, but you can still have a great time celebrating this event right here in the UAE. Here are some ideas for you…

Get your leprechaun on

What better way to get into the spirit of St Patrick’s Day than by throwing your own Irish-themed party? Check out this party checklist to get you inspired…

  • Decorations – Go all out with decorations like shamrock banners or four-leaf clover balloons. You can even dress up to match your theme. 
  • Drinks – Have a go at making some green drinks like Shamrock Sours, mint mojitos or a non-alcoholic option like pistachio milkshakes. 
  • Activity – Set up a baking station for your guests to make their own goodies like traditional Irish soda bread or Guinness cupcakes. Don’t forget to keep the Irish music playing throughout the day.

Once you have everything prepared for your big celebrations, share your plans with the community group and open up the invitation to all. 

Say Sláinte at an Irish event 

Whether you’re looking for some delicious pub grub or just want to enjoy some live music, there are plenty of traditional Irish pubs around town offering specials on Guinness and other craft brews. Here are some celebrations you can head to with the lifestyle group…

  • Fibber Magee’s is Dubai’s oldest and most iconic Irish pub so there should be no surprise that they will be celebrating true Irish style. Head here for the best Guinness in town, homely pub grub, live entertainment and sports. 
  • If live music is what you are after this holiday then look no further than The Irish Village in Garhoud where they will be hosting their annual St Paddy’s Bash with an array of bands performing a variety of traditional Irish tunes throughout the day. 
  • Nobody does St Patrick’s Day in Dubai better than McGettigan’s. The beloved pub is pulling out all the stops for St Paddy’s Day 2023 by hosting the ultimate festival at Media City Amphitheatre with The Script confirmed as headline act. With brunch & festival packages which include unlimited drinks, you can choose how hard you want to celebrate this holiday.

Don’t forget to mark March 17th on your calendar – it’ll be here before you know it. You can also find an array of events, celebrations and all around fun-times on the ASKWHO community group. Happy St Patrick’s Day🍀

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day and Meet Friends in Dubai with ASKWHO

As we know, Valentine’s Day season is all about spending quality time with those closest to us. There are many ways to celebrate this special holiday and make lasting memories here in Dubai, so let’s take a look at some of our top ideas for February 14th…

An evening indoors 

Have a romantic comedy marathon and watch some fan favorites with your closest friends such as ‘Crazy Rich Asians’, ‘The Notebook’ and ‘How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days’. Give the night that Valentine’s feel by adding themed snacks like candy hearts or heart-shaped chocolate. If movies aren’t up your alley, why not try hosting a games night? Our community group is the perfect way to find friends in Dubai.

Out on the town

Just because it’s Valentine’s Day doesn’t mean that every restaurant or bar will be filled with couples – in fact some venues have events specifically made for singles. So why not start organizing your Palentine’s day and take a trip to one of these nights out with all your friends…

  • Sail away into the sunset with the Women only Valentine’s Day Sunset Yacht Cruise! Complete with an amazing DJ, delicious signature drinks & treats, and surprises to make it extra special. Come dressed in your most glamorous white, pink or red outfit – you deserve only royal treatment!
  • Celebrate the ultimate Palentine’s Night at STK JBR. The two-course or three-course meal features some of STK’s famous dishes – inclusive of three complimentary drinks for all the ladies. 

Cooking together 

Why not throw a big banquet night with someone special? Make each other’s favorite dish and create a delicious feast together. You can even take it one step further and create a themed night like ‘Italian Night’ or ‘Hollywood Romance’. Don’t forget to share pictures with the lifestyle group. 

Get active outdoors
If you’re feeling more adventurous, take advantage of the beautiful weather and do something outdoors. There are various activities to do as a group such as hiking trips, camping excursions and kayaking in Dubai but one of our favorites is the desert safari with BBQ dinner. It doesn’t matter if you have never done these activities before – it could be a great opportunity to learn something new. Meet people in Dubai by inviting the outdoors group to tag along to your next adventure. 

So get ready to plan a day of fun with your amazing group of friends this year and explore the many events in Dubai that are on offer. Remember to connect with the ASKWHO community and share what you get up.  

Happy Valentine’s Day from us!

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New Year’s Resolutions: Meet people in Dubai and make the best out of 2023 with ASKWHO

It’s that time of year again – the holidays have officially ended and the New Year has begun. What better way to start off 2023 than planning out your New Year’s resolutions? Whether you’re looking to get healthy, find friends in Dubai, or step outside your comfort zone, we’re here to help you make it all possible. Here are some of the best New Year’s resolutions for challenging yourself…

Get healthy and stay active 

One of the most popular resolutions each year is improving fitness. Joining a gym class or working out with friends can be incredibly motivating and fun at the same time. Plus there are plenty of events in Dubai which offer activities such as yoga classes or kickboxing sessions — whatever suits your needs. 

Try something new 

The start of a new year is the perfect time to try something new. With so much to see and unique things to do in Dubai, it’s easy to find something that will challenge you to step out of your comfort zone. Here are some suggestions… 

  • With an array of famous hiking trails such as Fossil Rock, Shawka Dam Mountain Trail and Wadi Naqab, you can challenge yourself to explore more nature this year. 
  • Plan a trip to one of the unique camel racing events this year which combines this centuries-old heritage sport with innovative technology taking the lead.
  • Take a leap of faith and jump start your new year with an extreme sport experience, such as bungee jumping from 300 ft at Gravity Zone

Spend time outdoors

We can spend too long inside watching our television screens and laptops – let’s make 2023 the year of exploring the great outdoors. Not sure where to start? You’re in luck! We have an amazing event coming up that will take you back to nature… 

Longbeach Campground Overnight Glamping on 14th of January 2023

Join and meet other ASKWHO members at this incredible camping stay at one of UAE’s hidden gems. 

With plenty of outdoor social activities and amazing accommodations, you’re in for a weekend to remember. Book your tent here.

Start 2023 off right and find adventurous and cool things to do in Dubai with ASKWHO. You can even connect to our lifestyle group to meet new friends from around the world and achieve those New Year goals together. 

We’re wishing you a happy new beginning and hope 2023 is your best year yet.

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Christmas with ASKWHO; Mental Health Support and Events in Dubai

The festive season has begun and while this is known as the most wonderful time of the year, some of us may be feeling a little low. It’s a tough time of year for many so it is more than natural to feel down, especially when you’re away from loved ones. 

However you are feeling this Christmas period, you are not alone. In fact, you’ll be surprised to know that many people around you are likely experiencing similar challenges. Here are some ways you can find support in Dubai this December…

Things to do in Dubai at Christmas

Sometimes holiday loneliness can stem from all of the festive activities happening around you. Keeping yourself busy and finding things to look forward to is a key part of starting to feel good again. So why not get involved and visit a few unmissable events in Dubai…

  • Hear your favourite festive songs performed live at the Dubai Opera’s ‘The Sound of Christmas’ event this year. Invite the art group to share the evening in this whimsical and picturesque concert hall.  
  • Enjoy a day of entertainment, attractions and a large variety of dining options including traditional meals at Habtoor Palace’s annual Winter Garden event. Reach out to our foodies group to find friends who can tag along.

Expressing your feelings 

Simply talking it out with friends or family is one of the best ways you can release some emotions and lift the weight off your shoulders. How would you feel if someone you cared about was struggling with the same feelings but keeping it all to themselves? 

We understand that it can be difficult to reach out about things like this, but just keep in mind if it was the other way around you would be more than happy to help. Meet friends in Dubai on ASKWHO for those times when you could do with a boost from socialising with friends.

Working through it together 

Knowing you’re not the only one struggling through tough times makes all the difference. ASKWHO was created to bring together a community of great people and help them on their journey to discover the best of Dubai. Our app is filled with a range of groups and interest topics, meaning you can easily find like-minded people to connect with. 

Alternatively, you may wish to source further support this December with professional guidance. With endless resources available, access the help that works best for you… 

Attend an event – There are plenty of great social gatherings happening through this festive season. Take the opportunity to join one of our events.

Life coach – These types of professional coaches are great for making an impact on your day-to-day life and helping you structure your goals. 

Chat line – Support workers can lend that listening ear for whatever you’d like to get off your chest this Christmas.

Stay connected this Christmas time and don’t struggle in silence. Our ASKWHO community is always available to find upcoming events and things to do, giving you the space to meet people in Dubai you can explore with.

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The Best of Winter Activities in Dubai this Christmas

Do you wish it could be Christmas every day? With unique and traditional events happening all around, you will have no issues finding the Christmas activities that suits all of your interests. Here are our top-pick events for a holiday season you’ll always remember…

Something New 

While traditions are something you’ll want to hold on to, why not opt for something completely new this year? After all, that’s the only way new traditions can be found. Let’s look at some events in Dubai this December…

  • Grab your shoes and North Pole outfits when you sign up for the Dubai Santa Fun Run. This event suits runners of all abilities with several distances to choose from.  
  • Experience a night of entertainment, attractions and a large variety of dining options at Habtoor Palace’s annual Winter Garden event.  
  • Bringing Winter Wonderland to the desert, Ski Dubai guarantees a white Christmas this year with free hot chocolate up for grabs and a chance to meet Santa himself. 

We’re sure you’ll have an incredible time whatever quirky event you choose to attend this Christmas. Not sure who to bring along? Find friends in Dubai who are also looking to experience more this December on ASKWHO. 

Unmissable Theatre Productions 

The theatre has always held a special and nostalgic feel for many people, especially during Christmas. Take a trip to a must-see production this year and indulge in a night of pure magic. Let’s look at some options… 

The Snow Queen, a Frozen Tale – An immersive tale the whole family can enjoy at QE2. With festive costumes and animations, this magical production will bring you all the festive cheer you need. 

The Nutcracker –  This legendary jewel of classic ballet has been a staple performance across the world for decades. Immerse yourself in this nostalgic tale at Dubai Opera this December.

Elf The Musical – Inspired by the popular Hollywood Christmas film, Elf, this bright and colorful musical will be showing at the Theatre at Mall of the Emirates. 

Theatre’s better with friends. Meet people in Dubai you can invite to your evening of theatre on the ASKWHO app. The art group is full of fellow performance lovers ready for any event. 

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Take a Bite Out of These Cooking Tips and Find Friends in Dubai

As the cooler nights start to roll in and we opt to spend more hours outdoors here in Dubai, we also have more time on our hands to explore different hobbies and skills. 

Fancy baking a delicious treat or cooking up your most-loved dish? Cooking is an amazing social activity whether you’re hosting or it’s a joint effort all round. Check out these tips for advancing your cooking skills and becoming the chef you’ve always wanted to be…

My compliments to the chef

One of the best ways to explore new flavours and dishes is to get inspiration from your favorite restaurants. So why not get out and experience a taste of something new at one of these events in Dubai …

  • Close your eyes and let your other senses get to work. Dinner in the Dark at Fresh Basil, Bab Al Qasr, is an immersive experience where you eat in a pitch-black room. Chat with fellow diners and guess the flavours, until the end when ​​the lights get turned on and the dishes are finally revealed.  
  • Located on Bluewaters Island, The Pods give you stunning views of Dubai Marina. The Pan Asian menu includes Chinese and Japanese dishes, from dim sum to sushi – make sure to try the beef rendang curry, it’s soft, spicy and sweet.
  • If you believe that there is always room for dessert, then you will love BRIX. The restaurant creates a unique dessert experience, as it has the UAE’s only dessert-tasting menus. The wide-ranging menu includes milk cake, tiramisu, carrot cake and cheesecake.

These immersive experiences are definitely on our list of must-try ​​things to do in Dubai at night. Meet people in Dubai to share incredible dining nights with under the ASKWHO restaurants tag.

Practise makes perfect

The best way to advance a skill is by practising. Why not host your own dinner party this festive season? Showcase the food you make best while setting yourself a challenge to cook a fresh dish specially for the night. Let’s look at some dinner party theme inspiration… 

Family heritage: Have a fun night exploring your guest’s family heritage, when you invite everyone to ​​make a treasured family recipe.

Pizza for everyone: Making pizza is fun, but making pizza with friends is even better. Set up the ultimate toppings bar for your guest to customise their own. 

Decades party: Throw it back to a decade of choice and indulge in the best dishes from that era. Elevate your event by adding a dress from the decade costume element. 

Enjoy the best of fun things to do in Dubai by finding friends you can invite to any event. Reach out to fellow food lovers on our ASKWHO foodies group. 

Bon Appetite

Developing any type of skill or hobby can be incredibly rewarding and help you find a new passion. Now that we have looked at a couple of ways to boost those chef skills, we want to share with you the best cooking combo of all …

… that is sharing your journey with those who are currently doing the same and loving it.

Get cooking tips and share your top tricks with the ASKWHO foodies group. Chop it like it’s hot this November and join ASKWHO.

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Celebrating Thanksgiving in Dubai with Friends

Things are getting festive as we’re quickly approaching the holiday season. We’re here to share with you some of the best Thanksgiving events in Dubai and ways to celebrate while you’re away from home. 

Dining out right this holiday 

Exploring different cultures and traditions is a great way to indulge yourself in the rich history of a new location. As we know Thanksgiving is all about the food, but so why not try something new this year with some fantastic local cuisine straight from Dubai’s best heritage restaurants? Here are our top restaurant recommendations this November…

  • Enjoy views of the Dubai Fountain on Burj Khalifa Lake while dining and immersing yourself in authentic Emirati cuisine at Siraj Restaurant.
  • Experience Emirati cuisine in Dubai’s historic Al Fahidi district, Arabian Tea House offers a peaceful escape from hectic city life with its skylight-roofed dining area.
  • Al Fanar Restaurant is the place to find traditional Emirati dishes in a setting designed to immerse you into a time when Dubai was just a small desert village.

Amazing food is better enjoyed with friends. Meet people in Dubai to share incredible dining experiences on the ASKWHO foodies group.

A dinner party for all

You may have heard of bringing your own dish night, but have you heard of Bring Your Own Board night? Get everyone involved and create an evening to remember when your guests make their own board to bring along to your Thanksgiving party. Let’s look at some inspiration for your BYOB night… 

Turkey board: You can’t have Thanksgiving without some turkey. Create your own meat selection board full of your favourites to share at the table. 

Classic charcuterie board:  Mix various kinds of cheese, olives and nuts, fruit and crackers, or small slices of bread to make a colourful board your guests will love. 

Roast veggies board: Combine your top roast vegetable picks for a platter board that everyone can enjoy this holiday season. 

Let your guest’s imaginations run wild with more choices such as an All-American board, a dessert board, or even a cocktail board. Find finds in Dubai to invite to any event you throw over on our ASKWHO lifestyle group. 

Celebrating with friends and family

As Thanksgiving is all about coming together, we appreciate that all you really want is to celebrate with the ones you love this holiday season. Take the time to video call your family back at home to share what your thanksgiving looks like, or spend the day with people you care about here in Dubai.

Whatever you get up to this holiday season, we hope it’s a good one.🦃

Making friends in Dubai is made simple when you join a group filled with like-minded people near you. Stay social this November by downloading ASKWHO.

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Get Social at a Halloween Event and Meet People in Dubai

We’re confident that you will find your crowd and meet like-minded people by getting social at a Halloween event near you. Here are a few of the best things to do in Dubai at night this Halloween….

  • Immerse yourself in the theme with Halloween-esque beverages and dishes at The Croft as they bring out their most ghostly and spooky décor. 
  • Gather the kids and head down to Weslodge Saloon in City Walk for a ton of Halloween-themed activities. Get the chance to win a prize that the whole family will love.
  • We are hosting a Halloween Costume Brunch at the Claw BBQ ,JBR. Find out more!

Experiencing the thrills of Dubai has never been easier with ASKWHO, find a wide range of events that you don’t want to miss this October.

Events in Dubai this Halloween: How to make it a night to remember

What’s not to love about the Halloween season? Whether you’re a scary movie fanatic, a complete thrill seeker or you’re looking to plan the ultimate end-of-October dinner party – we’re here to give you the best ways to celebrate Halloween in Dubai. 

We want to share with you some of the best events and activities that you can get involved with this year, let’s take a look at some of our favourites… 

It’s time for a horror film night 

Between the classics and new releases, everyone has that one scary movie that they can’t forget. Here is our top selection of the most frightful horror films from the past 5 decades:

  • NopeJordan Peele (2022) 
  • Hereditary – Ari Aster (2018) 
  • 28 Days Later – Danny Boyle (2002)
  • The Silence of the Lambs – Jonathan Demme (1991)
  • The Shining – Stanley Kubrick (1980)

Find friends in Dubai who are fellow cinema fanatics and connect over the best of film on the ASKWHO film TV/Movies interest tag.

A dinner party to remember 

Do you want to put on an evening your guests won’t forget?

Here are some stand-out dark dishes that will impress all-

Squid Ink Pasta: Dark and ever-so-slightly creepy, with a grown-up saline edge of bitterness

Get the recipe: Seafood Squid Ink Pasta with Goji Pangritata

Roasted Black Radish & Grape Quinoa: Brooklyn Supper is making it simple with this roasted combination. It’s perfect to complement any Halloween meal!

Get the recipe: Roasted Black Radish and Grape Quinoa 

Black Licorice Ice Cream: This simple dessert by Matt O’Connor of The Icecreamists is easy to make in advance and is the spookiest of them all!

Get the recipe: Black Ice Licorice Ice Cream 

Want to invite more people? You can share activities to do in Dubai with fellow foodies by joining ASKWHO food group now.