Things to Do in the UAE This Week
Mon 25 May
Enjoy an Evening with Khloé Kardashian!
Ms K will be modelling at Mane Addicts’ Hair and Make-up Seminar, an exclusive beauty event featuring tutorials from Hollywood hair stylists Harry Josh and Jen Atkin and make-up artists to the stars Sir John and Mary Phillips. All ticket-holders will get certificates of attendance and freebies worth more than $1,000 (Dhs3,673) and while entry’s on the pricey side, we’re sure there’ll be no shortage of takers. Holders of Platinum tickets can also join a ‘meet and greet’ session with Khloé and the team.
INFO: 9am-8pm, seminar with Harry Josh and Sir John runs 10am-2pm, seminar with Jen Atkin and Mary Phillips runs 4pm-8pm, Dubai World Trade Centre Hall 1. Half-day pass Dhs2,375, full-day pass Dhs4,275, Platinum half-day pass Dhs4,380, Platinum full-day pass Dhs7,884; www.platinumlist.net
Thu 21 May
See Taboo at Cirque le Soir
The ex Black Eyed Pea is coming our way to play a 90-minute set at Cirque. Favouring electro-hop and alternative hip-hop, the all-singing, all-dancing star should attract a decent-size crowd.
Brunch of the Week
P&C by Sergi Arola
Formerly Pearls & Caviar, P&C retains its stunning views of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, but with Spain’s two-starred Michelin chef Sergi Arola at the helm, seafood has been largely swapped for tapas.
INFO: 1pm-4pm, Dhs260 with soft drinks, Dhs 295 with grape and hops, Dhs430 with bubbly, all prices subject to 10 per cent service charge and six per cent tourism tax, over-21s only, Shangri-La Hotel Qaryat Al Beri, Between the Bridges, Abu Dhabi, 02 509 8777, www.shangri-la.com
Mon 25 May & Mon 1 Jun
LOL Comedy Nights
This popular New York dining concept combines comedy and upscale Italian cuisine – and now it’s here in Dubai! This week’s show will be headlined by Martin Davis, a regular at top UK comedy clubs Jongleurs and The Comedy Store, plus Ireland’s Kilkenny International Comedy Festival. If you pop down the following week, you’ll catch Dubai resident Ray Addison, once named the UAE’s top funnyman by this very magazine.
Ladies’ Night of the Week
Miss-Behave at Cavalli Club
The party needn’t stop when the working week starts, so put your dancing shoes on and indulge in cocktails, sushi and more at one of the city’s swankiest clubs. Women get a free magnum of bubbly with each dinner reservation made, making this the perfect opportunity to indulge in authentic Italian dishes prepared from scratch.
Every Tue & Thu
Club Night of the Week
Forget posing – bona fide clubbers can catch a Berlin-style vibe at this biweekly party dedicated to underground sounds. This Thursday will feature EDM pioneer DJ Reboot, whose sound encompasses deep minimal beats, electro-tech and old-school house.
Wed 27-Sun 31 May
Try the Tango!
Latin fever will take Dubai by storm when performers jet in for the 7th Dubai Tango Festival. Featuring workshops on the Argentinian dance and free performances, it’s a rare opportunity to learn from some of the best tangueros and tangueras in the business.
Tue 26 & Wed 27 May
See Showtime! at The Act
Back by popular demand, this entertaining production combines music, dance and some stunning acrobatics to take audiences behind the scenes of the showbiz world. The dinner show invites guests backstage for a warts-and-all look at what its takes to pull a production together.
Wed 27 May
Get Your Name on the Guest
List for Ahlan!’s White Party!
Ahlan! is holding an epic clubbing sesh with 250 VIP guests – and you could be there! For your chance to attend, take a selfie flashing your pearly whites and share the pic of your smile on Facebook and Twitter, tagging it #ahlanwhiteparty and @philipsmiddleeast. We’ll pick our 50 faves and put the winners’ names down on the door. Good luck!
INFO: 8pm-late, strict white-only dress code, Siddharta Lounge, Grosvenor House Hotel, Dubai Marina, www.ahlanlive.com
Thu 21 May
Get Drink Deals at a Drum‘n’Bass Birthday Party!
Globalfunk is Dubai’s longest-running drum‘n’bass night, and it’s marking its 12th anniversary with an appearance by Ulterior Motive featuring SP:MC, alongside the usual resident crew. Enticing drink deals include free vino for women from 9pm-10pm and bargains on hops and cocktails.
INFO: 8.45pm-2.45am, Dhs100, Casa Latina, Ibis Dubai Al Barsha, Sheikh Zayed Rd, 04 399 6699, email@example.com, facebook.com/globalfunkdxb