5 Things To Do in the UAE This Week
Visit the state circus, see Rita Ora and sing along to ABBA
© Vadim Shults
WED 10 - SAT 13 FEB
SEE THE MOSCOW STATE CIRCUS IN DUBAI
The world-famous Moscow State Circus has a futuristic flavour this season with its UFO: Circus From Another Planet show headed up by the legendary Zapashny Brothers. “UFO: Circus From Another Planet has already been seen by more than 250,000 people in cities across Europe, and its innovative use of cutting-edge technology, unique sound and lighting effects, and the jaw-dropping talent of some of the circus world’s best-known artistes, has to be seen to be believed!” says show creator Askold Zapashny.
INFO: Tickets cost from Dhs170 per person available at platinumlist.net, 6pm-9pm 10 Feb, 7pm-10pm 11 Feb, 2pm-5pm and 7pm-10pm 12 Feb, 12noon-3pm and 6pm-9pm 13 Feb, Dubai World Trade Centre
THU 11 - FRI 12 FEB
SEE RITA ORA LIVE IN DUBAI
Rita Ora and Adam Lambert will be joined by Steve Aoki, Trey Songz, Fifth Harmony, Eva Simons, The Vamps and MistaJam performing at Virgin Radio RedFestDXB 2016. Offering UAE residents a little taste of the festival vibe, the event runs over two days (no sleepovers, sadly) with food and drink trucks around to keep you going.
INFO: Day tickets Dhs400 ‘RedFan’ and Dhs700 ‘RedStyle’, weekend tickets Dhs700 ‘RedFan’ and Dhs1,200 ‘RedStyle, available at virginmegastore.ae; from 6pm Thu, from 2.30pm Fri, Dubai Media City Amphitheatre
THU 11 - FRI 12 FEB
SING ALONG TO ABBA REVIVAL IN THE PARK
Wafi’s much-loved ‘In the Park’ events return this Thursday, kicking off with two nights of performances from British tribute group ABBA Revival live on the rooftop gardens.
They’re said to be the best ABBA tribute band to emerge from the UK. After winning the national tribute awards a couple of years back, endorsed by the Agents’ Association of Great Britain, they were invited on a Swedish tour (Abba’s homeland) for a five-night performance.
INFO: Dhs225 per person with one picnic basket per couple, plus a complimentary welcome drink, doors open 8pm, advance bookings are recommended, pre-payment is required for all reservations, Pyramids Rooftop Gardens at Wafi, Oud Metha, 04 324 4100, firstname.lastname@example.org, pyramidsrestaurantsatwafi.com
TAKE A BITE OF THE GCC'S BIGGEST TRUFFLE
Bice Mare has bought the biggest truffle seen in the GCC since 1997 for its ‘Classical to Contemporary’ degustation truffle menu. Fans of the famed fungus will be spoilt with courses ranging from scallops in goose ham with pear, pea shoots and truffle to a Wagyu medallion with porcini and truffle. The Black Winter Melanosporum, to give its official title, will be paraded in its glass dome and sliced at the table – get your cameras ready!
INFO: Dhs450 per person, 12noon-11.30pm, Bice Mare, Souk al Bahar, 04 423 0982, bicemare.com
CHECK OUT OBEROI'S STREET ART BRUNCH
Be transported to a bustling market-style hangout with gourmet street food inspired by cuisines from around the world, from Peruvian ceviche to South African ‘Bunny Chow’ (hollowed bread filled with curry). There are grill stations, a boulangerie, a fromagerie and molecular desserts, plus freshly mixed drinks from resident mixologists. After brunch, check out the chilled-out air-cooled Nine7One courtyard and sample myriad shisha flavours amid frangipani trees.
INFO: Dhs299 with soft drinks, Dhs599 with house drinks, 1pm-4pm, The Oberoi Dubai, Business Bay, 04 444 1407, email@example.com, oberoidubai.com