The To-Do List

Ahlan!'s guide to good times over the next seven days
Thursday , 17 November 2016
The To-Do List
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NASIMI FULL MOON PARTY

THU 17 NOV
After four long years, Pendulum have made a long-awaited return in 2016, and we can’t wait to see them in Dubai at Nasimi Beach’s Full Moon Party. Also on the line-up with the legendary drum and bass group is David De Luca and Dane Bowers. With views of Atlantis, a laidback dress code and a night full of great entertainment, this one’s looking good! See you on the sand. INFO: 7pm-3am, free, Nasimi Beach, Atlantis The Palm, Dubai, facebook.com/nasimibeach
GEMS OF ITALIA AT COVE BEACH
THU 17 NOV
The Gems of Italia events aim to immerse guests in Italian culture with cuisine, images, fashion and more, plus you’ll also get the chance to win a trip to Italy! The next one’s a Mediterranean-style pop-up at Cove Beach, overlooking the Burj Al Arab and will be hosted by Herald Herrera, a Dubai-based photographer whose Instagram is a must-see. INFO: 6pm-10pm, free, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, Dubai, 050 454 6920, gemsofitalia.com
RACE TO DUBAI
THU 17 - SUN 20 NOV
Watch 60 of the world’s best golfers compete at one of the biggest regional sporting events, The DP World Tour Championship. INFO: 9am-6pm, free entry, Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai, dpwtc.europeantour.com
SOLE DXB 
FRI 18-SAT 19 NOV
Tired of swanky bars and fancy restaurants? Head to Dubai’s biggest street culture festival Sole DXB for a chilled weekend of music from the likes of UK star Skepta and Stretch Armstrong, talks from designers, basketball tournaments and a chance to see new trainers from brands including Puma, Adidas Originals, Nike and Level Shoes! The theme for this year’s event is ‘City of Gold’ as a nod to Dubai’s souks and cultural heritage. Plus, we doubt there’ll be a pair of heels in sight! INFO: 12noon-10pm, free before 3pm if you register online before the event, Dhs100 on the door, Dubai Design District (d3), soledxb.com
DXBEACH RETURNS 
FRI 18 NOV
DXBeach is back with another world-class line-up including Nicky Romero, Claptone, Felix Jaehn and Kungs, who produced the uber-catchy That Girl track! The party starts early, so why not make a day of it. INFO: 12noon-3am, Dhs275 regular, Dhs400 poolside, Zero Gravity, next to Skydive Dubai Drop Zone, Al Sufouh, 04 399 0009, 0-gravity.ae
CASA MIA’S ANNIVERSARY
FRI 18 NOV
Italian food fans, head to Casa Mia’s anniversary dinner comprising a set menu with grape pairings, jazz and a celebratory cake cutting ceremony! INFO: 7.30pm-11.30pm, Dhs499 per person, Dhs900 per couple, Le Méridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, 04 702 2455, casamia-dubai.com
CHRISTMAS DELIGHT MARKET 
SAT 19 NOV
With loads of stalls selling clothes, jewellery, homeware and art, get into the festive spirit and stock up on pressies at this market! INFO: 12noon-6pm, Reform Social & Grill, The Lakes, Dubai, facebook.com 
GIVE THANKS FOR THURSDAY AT TESORO
EVERY THU
Enjoy half-price à la carte food and house drinks on Thursdays at Tesoro, which offers gorgeous views of Downtown Dubai. Named TGITAT (Thank God It’s Thursday at Tesoro), this one’s for those of you who need some relief after a long week! INFO: 7pm-12midnight, Taj Dubai, Burj Khalifa Street, Business Bay, 04 438 3100, tesoro.dubai@tajhotels.com
RED SUN BRUNCH AT KATANA
EVERY FRI
Taking guests on a culinary journey across Japan, you’ll get to sample sharing platters of sushi, ‘pub-style’ Japanese dishes, skewers straight from the Robata grill, mains and a selection of desserts at Katana’s Red Sun Brunch. Enjoy views of Burj Khalifa and Downtown Dubai to the soundtrack from the DJ at this trendy hotspot. The restaurant caters well to veggies, too – call in advance to get the meat-free brunch. INFO: 1pm-4pm, Dhs295 with soft drinks, Dhs395 with house drinks and bubbly, Katana Robata and Sushi Bar, near the Address Downtown roundabout, Dubai, 04 277 8808, katana-dubai.com
RIPE MARKET AT LE MÉRIDIEN
EVERY WED
Laze on beanbags or nab a picnic bench and relax at Ripe Market, which is now also being held at Le Méridien Mina Seyahi! Browse the beachside market stalls selling locally made treats and organic produce, while tucking into food from healthy bites to burgers, and sipping on grape. INFO: 2pm-9pm, free entry, Le Méridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, Al Sufouh Road, Dubai, 04 315 7000, ripeme.com
READ
ZAYN, BY ZAYN 
Former-One Directioner Zayn opens up about his darkest days and life after leaving one of the most popular bands in the world right now. Touching on the pressure of being in the group, he reveals details of his eating disorder and how he felt about his bandmates. We can’t wait to have a read of this one. INFO: Dhs55 on amazon.com 
IN CINEMAS
FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM 
THU 17 NOV
Before Harry, Ron and Hermione, there was Newt Scamander. Set in 1926, we follow the wizard (played by Oscar-winner Eddie Redmayne) as he explores New York’s secret magical community and comes into contact with a variety of extraordinary creatures, enabling him to write the famous Hogwarts textbook! INFO: In cinemas across the UAE from 17 Nov
WATCH
LOVESICK SEASON 2
FROM THU 17 NOV
We watched the first season of this Brit show in just two days! It centres on a guy called Dylan, who recalls his previous relationships through flashbacks, and hangs out with his best friends Luke (played by the handsome Daniel Ings, who also features in new Netflix series The Crown) and Evie, who was engaged in the last season but who had a secret crush on Dylan. Expect to laugh a lot and shed a few tears, too. INFO: netflix.com

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