The To Do List

Surena Chande’s guide to the good times over the next week
BySurena ChandeThursday , 16 March 2017
The To Do List

NIKKI BEACH TURNS ONE

SAT 18 MAR

Can you believe that this beachside hotspot has been entertaining the region’s partygoers for an entire year now? Neither can we! To celebrate its first anniversary, Nikki Beach Dubai’s pulling out all the stop for an epic bash, where you can expect a gourmet spread of food, and entertainment from DJs and performers. INFO: Minimum spend of Dhs500 per person (pre-booking is essential), 12noon-11pm, Nikki Beach Resort & Spa, Pearl Jumeirah, 04 376 6162, info.dubai@nikkibeach.com

GYPSY KINGS AT WAFI PYRAMIDS

THU 16 MAR

Enjoy a performance from the Bamboleo hitmakers, along with two selected house drinks per person at this rooftop venue. INFODhs150 per person (pre-booking is essential), from 8pm, Rooftop Gardens, Pyramids at Wafi, 04 324 4100, pyramidrestaurantsatwafi.com

MCGETTIGAN’S PADDY’S DAY PARTY 

FRI 17 MAR

McGettigan’s is throwing a huge party for St Patrick’s Day, with artists including The Coronas, Gavin James and Walking on Cars set to perform. There’s something for visitors of all ages such as bouncy castles and face painting for kids, along with the chance to watch traditional Irish dancers. It’s advised to don green attire for the event! INFO: Free for kids under five, Dhs75 for kids ages five to 16, Dhs150 with a free drink, Dhs395 for bunch tickets with unlimited food and drinks (from 1pm-4pm), 1pm-12midnight, Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, tickets available from McGettigan’s outlets in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, and at 800tickets.com

MAX VANGELLI AT ZERO GRAVITY

FRI 17 MAR

Zero Gravity’s bringing yet another world-class DJ to the region as Max Vangelli comes to town. Having produced chart-topping remixes of songs from the likes of Ellie Goulding, Tiesto, Major Lazer and almost every other popular track you can think of, Vangelli has also played at festivals around the world. So you’re in for a treat when you see him play his hits this weekend! INFO: Free entry before 10pm for men and 12midnight for ladies, Dhs100 after, 12noon-3am, Skydive Dubai Drop Zone, Al Sufouh, 04 399 0009, o-gravity.ae

ART DUBAI IS BACK!

UNTIL SAT 18 MAR

The renowned art fair is returning for its 11th edition, and will feature work from over 500 artists, that are regional, international and emerging. In addition to all the beautiful creations you’ll be seeing at the event, there’s also a bar ‘Ghariba’ with top regional DJs on the decks, a series of talks, and ‘The Room’, which is a large interactive installation. INFOOne-day pass Dhs50, three-day pass Dhs80, 4pm-9.30pm Thu, 2pm-9.30pm Fri, 12noon-6.30pm Sat, Madinat Jumeirah, 04 563 1400, 800tickets.com

LIMA DUBAI OPENS

DAILY

We’ve got seriously high hopes (and expectations) for Lima Dubai given that, since opening in London in 2012, the Fitzrovia location is the only Peruvian restaurant to win and retain a Michelin star. This is the first branch of the eatery outside of the UK and will be headed by Chef Diego Sanchez, who enjoys creating natural, organic dishes that are authentic to the restaurant’s Peruvian roots. Check it out! INFO: 12noon-1am Sat-Tue, 12noon-2am Wed-Fri, Fine Dining Courtyard, City Walk, Dubai, 800 LIMA (5462), limadubai.com

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST

FROM THU 16 MAR

It’s one of the most highly-anticipated films of the year, and it’s finally here! The live-action version of Beauty and the Beast stars Emma Watson, Luke Evans, Ewan McGregor and Dan Stevens, along with Ariana Grande and John Legend providing the vocals for Tale as Old as Time. See the classic tale of the Beast and Belle’s magical love story brought to life on screen and get ready to shed a few tears, too. INFO: Showing in cinemas across the UAE

JUSTIN BIEBER IN DUBAI

SAT 6 MAY 

It’s not long until Biebs is in town as part of his Purpose world tour, where you can expect to hear hits including Sorry, Cold Water and What Do You Mean? We can’t wait! INFO: Dhs335-Dhs2,800, 4pm-11pm, Autism Rocks Arena, Dubai Outlet Mall, Dubai-Al Ain Road, dubai.platinumlist.com

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