The To-do List

Surena Chande's guide to the good times over the next week
BySurena ChandeThursday , 02 February 2017
The To-do List
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Demi Lovato

REDFESTDXB AT DUBAI MEDIA CITY AMPHITHEATRE

THU 2-FRI 3 FEB

The two-day music festival is back for its third year and will feature a host of international artists. Having previously brought artists including Rita Ora, Iggy Azalea and The Vamps to the city, this year’s stellar line-up features Get Busy hitmaker Sean Paul, G-Eazy, Daya and Aussie twins The Veronicas on day one of the festival. Day two will see starlet Demi Lovato take to the stage, along with Cool Girl Tove Lo, plus Mike Posner and Alessia Cara to belt out their hits. Dany Neville will be playing the closing DJ sets on both days of the event. You can also expect food trucks such as Shake Shack, NKD and The Noodle House to keep you fuelled for all that dancing! INFO: Dhs395 for Red Fan zone single day, Dhs695 for Red Fan Zone weekend, Dhs695 for Red Pit day one, Dhs995 for Red Zone single day, 6pm-12midnight Thu 2-Fri 3 Feb, Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, redfestdxb.com, tickets from ticketmasteruae.ae

RAHA-CATION AT AL RAHA BEACH HOTEL

EVERY FRI

Enjoy a day out at Al Raha Beach Hotel with a one-day pass giving you access to the pool, beach, lounge area, buffet at the alfresco terrace and a barbecue dinner at La Piscine from 7pm to 10pm. A fab deal! INFO: Dhs270 per child (six-12), Dhs540 per person with soft drinks, Dhs650 per person with house drinks, 10am-10pm, Al Raha Beach Corniche, Abu Dhabi, 02 508 0555, alrahabeach.danathotels.com

OMEGA DUBAI DESERT CLASSIC AT EMIRATES GOLF CLUB

THU 2-SUN 5 FEB

This annual PGA European Tour event follows on from the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship and has a $2.5 million prize pool! Attracting the biggest names in golf, including Tommy Fleetwood (who recently won the Abu Dhabi Championship), Tiger Woods, Henrik Stenson and Dustin Johnson, this tournament completes the Desert Swing circuit, which also passed through Abu Dhabi and Qatar. INFO: Dhs175 per day, Dhs675 for season pass, Wed 2-Sun 5 Feb, Emirates Hills 2, near Nakheel Metro station, 04 380 2112, dubaidesertclassic.com

KHAN TOK AT MEKONG

EVERY MON

Tuck into an array of authentic delicacies including spicy prawn salad, Thai fish cakes and chicken mince, along with desserts, at Mekong’s new dining experience inspired by the northern areas of Thailand. The meal is served on a raised tray known as a khan tok, which is traditionally shared by the family. The eatery has an outdoor terrace with gorgeous views and rickshaw-style seating, so that you can have a truly Thai experience! INFO: Dhs230 per person with food, 6pm-11.30pm, Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort, Palm Jumeirah, 04 567 8304, restaurants.dubai@anantara.com

HIP-HOP KARAOKE AT TRIBECA

EVERY FRI

This hotspot has launched Hip Hop Karaoke Dubai every Friday night, where you can take to the stage and belt out your fave tunes from the likes of Rihanna and Nicki Minaj. We reckon this’ll be a great night out with mates! INFO: Free, 8pm-3am, Tribeca Kitchen + Bar, JA Ocean View Hotel, JBR, Dubai, 050 345 6067, tribeca.ae

IL BORRO TUSCAN BISTRO OPENS

DAILY

Part of Salvatore and Ferruccio Ferragamo’s Il Borro Tuscan Estate, this waterfront spot is the resort’s first venture outside of Italy. The menu is a modern take on Tuscan cuisine, including papa al pomodoro soup. INFO: 12noon-1am, Jumeirah Al Naseem Hotel, Madinat Jumeirah, 04 275 2555, reservations@ilborrotuscanbistro.com

NEW IN CINEMAS

LIVE BY NIGHT

FROM THU 2 FEB

This flick, featuring celebs such as Ben Affleck, Elle Fanning and Sienna Miller, is set in the Twenties prohibition era. Joe Coughlin (Affleck) is the son of a Boston Police Superintendent, who ignores the law and becomes a criminal. However, he crosses a mob boss by stealing his money and when the heist goes tragically wrong, Joe is hell-bent on getting revenge. INFO: In cinemas now 

NEW SHOW

SANTA CLARITA DIET

FROM FRI 3 FEB

This new comedy-horror Netflix series stars Drew Barrymore, who plays Sheila Hammond, a lady who lives a mundane life in the Los Angeles suburbs with her husband Joel and teenage daughter Abby. Her life takes a dramatic turn when she transforms into a zombie who feeds on human flesh. Despite this the couple remain generally optimistic. We can’t wait to see this bizarre new show. INFO: netflix.com

COMING SOON

GUNS ‘N’ ROSES

FRI 3 MAR

As part of their highly anticipated reunion tour, the rockers will be stopping in Dubai! Grab your tickets soon. INFO: Dhs400-Dhs2,200, 4pm-11pm, Autism Rocks Arena, Dubai Outlet Mall, Dubai-Al Ain Road, 117live.com, tickets from dubai.platinumlist.com

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