The To-Do List
BRYAN ADAMS LIVE IN DUBAI
FRI 9 MAR
The Summer of 69 and Everything I Do hitmaker is in town and we can’t wait to see him on stage at the Autism Rocks Arena! With a musical career spanning over three decades, the Canadian artist has toured six continents, got number ones in over 40 countries worldwide and been nominated for Academy Awards and Golden Globes, one of which he has won. Bryan Adams also released his thirteenth studio album Get UP last year, so you can expect to hear the new tracks, along with his classics, too! INFO: Dhs295 Regular, Dhs595 Golden Circle, Dhs995 VIP Package, 6pm-1.30am, Dubai Outlet Mall, Dubai-Al Ain Road, tickets from .platinumlist.com
TASTE OF DUBAI
FRI 9-SAT 11 Mar
Taste of Dubai is back for its 10th year, and you can expect plenty of celeb chefs, 24 restaurants from the city showcasing some of their best dishes for as little as Dhs15 per place and music from Billy Ocean! The line-up of culinary masters includes Gary Rhodes, Michel Roux Jr, Eric Lanlard, Jean-Christophe Novelli and Atul Kochhar. We’re excited to tuck into plates from restaurants such as Catch, Namu, Spice & Ice and Carnival by Tresind. Here are some fun facts about the event over the years:
It has had 160,000 visitors.
The festival has featured 172 restaurants serving 1,032 different dishes.
56 celebrity chefs have made appearances, done masterclasses, and shared tips and tricks.
BLACK TAP COMES TO DUBAI
I’ve been excited for this spot to open for months and it’s finally here! I recently got to check it out, and was quite impressed. Famous for its freak shakes, Black Tap serves up an array of comfort food including burgers, wings, and fish and chips. Given that it’s recently opened, this spot is already very popular so booking in advance is highly recommended. It’s also advisable not to go when you’re absolutely starving, because food takes quite a long time to arrive. I ordered one of the tastiest veggie burgers (Dhs90) I’ve had in Dubai with a scrumptious black bean patty, while my dining partner opted for the rather-sizeable Bison burger with mozzarella (Dhs120), both of which come with fries. For dessert, we couldn’t resist ordering a candy floss-topped strawberry shake, along with a peanut butter shake ( each) that was consumed in minutes. INFO: 11am-12.30am daily, Madinat Jumeirah, Jumeirah Al Naseem Hotel, 04 422 9904, .com
UBERHAUS X BLUE MARLIN IBIZA UAE
THU 9 MAR
Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE is welcoming the Lebanese clubbing institution Uberhaus – and it’s super-cool electric party dome – to the region. The venue is making its UAE debut at the sandy shores of the beach club for one night only, with house and techno acts Dixon and Åme playing, along with Uberhaus’ resident DJs Romax, Trikk and Frederick Stone on the line-up, too. Party animals, grab your tickets soon! INFO: Dhs180 per person, 7pm-3am, Golden Tulip Al Jazira Hotels and Resort, Ghantoot, 056 113 3400, email@example.com
JUST READ IT BY OMAR M AL
Emirati author Omar Al Busaidy is a motivational speaker in the region and has produced a guide about self-development, along with discussing emotional and social intelligence. Aimed at aspiring entrepreneurs who seek guidance on setting up businesses, Just Read It explores self-awareness and traits in order to work well with others to achieve goals. INFO: Dhs50 at Jashanmal Books, Dubai Festival City and Mushrif Mall, Abu Dhabi
KONG: SKULL ISLAND
FROM THU 9 MAR
A team of explorers and soldiers travel to an island in the Pacific, but little do they know that they are entering a land of monsters where the mythic Kong also lives. With an impressive cast including Samuel L Jackson, Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson, we’re keen to give this one a watch! INFO: Showing in cinemas across the UAE
STATUS QUO COMING TO DUBAI
FRI 27 OCT
The legendary rockers, Status Quo will be taking to the stage at Dubai Opera as part of their Last Night of the Electrics world tour. While it’s not the usual performance that Dubai Opera audiences are used to, it is the perfect chance to see an intimate performance from the Good Golly Miss Molly hitmakers! INFO: Dhs195-Dhs2,780, from 9pm, Dubai Opera, Downtown Dubai, 04 440 8888, .com