The To-Do List

Ahlan!'s guide to good times over the next seven days
BySurena ChandeWednesday , 30 November 2016
The To-Do List

TIËSTO & DJ SNAKE IN DUBAI

THU 1-FRI 2 DEC

Two of the world’s biggest artists, Tiësto and DJ Snake, are coming to Dubai for National Day concerts! If you’re looking for a party with great entertainment, laser and light shows, a huge venue and non-stop hits, this one’s for you. DJ Snake’s songs include Let Me Love You with Justin Bieber, Middle and Turn Down For What; while Tiësto has produced anthems such as Adagio for Strings, Red Lights and Summer Nights. Supporting acts of Rafael Becker, Stephen Grandi, Keza and Hollaphonic will also be playing during the two-night extravaganza. INFO: 9.30pm-3am Thu-Fri, Dhs275 standard, Dhs5,000 platform tables, Sheikh Rashid Hall, Dubai World Trade Centre, 050 855 1515, dubai.platinumlist.com

RUGBY SEVENS IS BACK

THU 1-SAT 3 DEC

It’s one of the most popular social and sporting events of the year, so we can’t wait to head to the Rugby Sevens! The three-day annual event will see games galore, on-pitch entertainment and musical performances as an expected 100,000 fans flock to the stadium for a fun-filled weekend. Stick around when the games are over as Rugby Rock will see bands and singers take to the venue’s stage to keep you dancing all night long. Gather your mates and get ready for a wicked weekend! INFO: 9am to 11pm-12midnight approx, free for kids under 12, free on Thu 1 Dec, Dhs400 Fri 2-Sat 3 Dec, Dhs600 for Fri & Sat, The Sevens Stadium, Al Ain Road, Dubai, dubairugby7s.com

SKY HIGH AFTERNOON TEA

DAILY

Enjoy a real high tea from 155 metres above the ground at Level 43 Sky Lounge, along with views of the Burj Khalifa and bustling Sheikh Zayed Road. Tuck into finger food and free-flowing coffee and tea. There are classic sandwiches, including cucumber and mint, coronation chicken and salmon, along with scones, fruit tarts, macaroons and more to satiate your sweet tooth. This is a wonderful spot to bring friends or visiting family to – and with plenty of food to try there’s no excuse not to give it a try! INFO: 12noon-6pm, Dhs99 per person with tea and coffee, Dhs139 per person with a glass of sparkling grape and Dhs239 per person with a glass of bubbly, Four Points by Sheraton, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, 056 414 2213, szr.level43@fourpoints.com

THE NUTCRACKER ON ICE

TUE 6-SAT 10 DEC

If you’re not yet feeling festive, The Nutcracker on Ice is guaranteed to get you into the Christmas spirit! The Imperial Ice Stars will perform on Dubai Opera’s stage, which will be transformed into an ice rink. Cool, or what! Whether you’re catching this show with family or friends, we reckon it’s a must-see. INFO: 7pm Tue 6, 4pm and 7.30pm Wed 7-Thu 8, 3pm and 7pm Sat 10 Dec, Dhs250-Dhs6,800, Downtown Dubai, dubaiopera.com

LES BALLETS DE FRANCE IN DUBAI

FRI 2-SAT 3 DEC

France’s first private ballet company, Les Ballets de France, is touring the UAE for the first time with its Grand Ballet Gala show. Featuring scenes from some of the most iconic ballets, such as Coppélia and Bolero, we’re sure this will be a lovely evening! INFO: 8pm-10pm Fri, 3pm-5pm and 8pm-10pm Sat, Dhs150-Dhs300, DUCTAC Centrepoint Theatre, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, 04 341 4777, ductac.org

REVEIL BRUNCH

EVERY SAT

This Parisian bedroom-themed brunch features a four-poster bed, waitresses in satin PJs and room service à la table. Feast on a selection of treats including Viennoiseries, eggs, mains and desserts at this très chic afternoon. INFO: 12noon-4pm, Dhs250 per person with mocktails, juices, water and hot drinks, Dhs380 per person with grape, selected house drinks, and hops, Dhs496 with selected house drinks and bubbly, La Cantine du Faubourg, Emirates Towers Hotel, Dubai, 04 352 7105, book@lacantine.ae

LUCKY VOICE LAUNCH

DAILY

If you’re looking for an evening with a difference, we reckon Lucky Voice will make for a seriously fun night out. With its flagship in London, the private karaoke experience has made its way to the city (opening on Monday 5 December), where you and your mates can belt your lungs out in 11 soundproofed pods accommodating six to 25 people – um, hello, new birthday party spot! Enjoy a daily happy hour from 4pm to 8pm, a ladies’ night on Tuesdays with free drinks and loads more deals. There are over 15,000 tracks to choose from (Taylor Swift, watch out), food and drinks ordering with the touch of a button and a dress-up box – for the perfect Instagram snap, obvs. INFO: 4pm-3am, Grand Millennium Hotel, Dubai, 04 447 8010, reservations@luckyvoice.ae

New Season

2 Broke Girls

From Sat 3 Dec

The two hilarious gals are back with more laughter, drama, tears and disasters. Still on a mission to run their own business and leave the waitressing world behind, catch them in the sixth season of the popular show. INFO: 7pm every Sat, OSN First Comedy HD, OSN Play & OSN On Demand

New in Cinemas

Underworld: Blood Wars

THU 1 DEC

Kate Beckinsale returns as vampire death-dealer Selene for the fourth time. She must fend-off attacks from both the lycan clan and the vampire faction that betrayed her. INFO: Showing in cinemas across the UAE.

BAD SANTA 2

THU 1 DEC

The sequel to Bad Santa is finally here, with Billy Bob Thornton, Christina Hendricks and Kathy Bates forming part of the star-studded cast. This time round, Willie Soke (Billy Bob Thornton) is on a disastrous mission to rob a Chicago charity on Christmas Eve, but things go awry when Willie’s mother joins him on the heist. Though we doubt this flick will go down in Christmas movie history, we have a feeling it’ll at least provide a few giggles! INFO: Showing in cinemas across the UAE.

Read

Star Wars, CATALYST: A Rogue One Novel

The prequel novel to the upcoming Rogue One: A Star Wars Story film that’s out on Thursday 15 December is a must-read for fans of the franchise. The tome reveals the story of the rebel effort to steal the plans to the Death Star! INFO: Dhs66 on amazon.com

Coming Soon

FESTIVE MARKET AT THE ST REGIS DUBAI

FROM FRI 9 DEC

Get ready to feel super-Christmassy at The St Regis Dubai’s Festive Market, where you’ll find gourmet festive dishes including cranberry turkey sausages and turkey truffle, mulled drinks, market stalls and entertainment, plus plenty of activities for the little ones! INFO: 5pm-9pm weekdays, 12noon-9pm weekends, free, The St Regis Dubai, Al Habtoor City, 04 435 5555, stregisdubai.com

TOUGH MUDDER IN DUBAI

FRI 9-SAT 10 DEC

For the first time ever, the renowned Tough Mudder is coming to Dubai. With 8km and 16km courses, fitness enthusiasts can take part in a gruelling challenge where you’ll endure a host of obstacles while making your way around the track. Get training, people! INFO: Dhs 450-Dhs325-Dhs525 for Tough Mudder Half-course single ticket, Dhs650 for Tough Mudder Full-course single ticket, Hamdan Sports Complex, Emirates Road, Dubai, toughmudder.ae

ANDREA BOCELLI IN DUBAI

SAT 7 JAN 2017

Maestro Andrea Bocelli, the Italian classical tenor, recording artist and songwriter, is set to perform in Dubai for one night only. Enjoy a gala dinner soundtracked by 40 minutes of classics including Time To Say Goodbye, Miserere and more by the star, who will also be playing the piano. INFO: 8.30pm-12 midnight Sat 7 Jan 2017, Dhs5,500-Dhs8,000 for packages, Billionaire Mansion, Taj Hotel Dubai, 04 510 3100, billionairemansiondubai.com

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