Top 10 Things to Do This Week
Jam Nights at Maxx Bar
Friday 14 September
If you’re a musician or simply love live music, head down to Maxx Bar to check out the new Friday Jam Nights, featuring Dubai’s best pro and amateur musicians performing a range of genres. See you there!
INFO: Fridays 10pm; Maxx Music Bar and Grill, Citymax Al Barsha; 04 409 8000, www.citymaxhotels.com.
Wednesday 12 September
They say music is the food of the soul, but we like our food with a side of music! On Wednesdays at PAX Romana, enjoy the flavours of Latin cuisine while listening to beats from a live Latin-American band. Sounds great to us!
INFO: Dhs150 food only, Dhs185 including soft drinks, Dhs225 with grape and grain; 7pm to 11.30pm; PAX Romana, Dusit Thani Dubai, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai; 04 317 4515, www.dusit.com.
Laughter Factory in Abu Dhabi
Tuesday 18 September
The new line up includes Philberto, who acts as Portugal’s favourite reality TV star, Nathan Caton and who’s performed on shows such as BBC2’s Mock the Week and Comedy Central’s The Nathan Caton Show. Also on the bill is Addy van der Borgh, who’s famed for his animation of inanimate objects and array of voices and characters.
INFO: Dhs140, www.timeouttickets.com; show starts at 9pm; Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi; 04 3551862, www.thelaughterfactory.com.
Ahlan! Gourmet Reader Master Classes
Monday 17 September
Calling all MasterChef wannabes! Be the first to experience Gourmet’s exclusive master classes at Rivington Bar & Grill in Souk Al Bahar, where head chefs Simon James Conboy and Scott Stokes will teach you their top culinary skills!
INFO: Free, 10 places available. To participate, send us 50 words about your fave classic British dish and how you put your own modern spin on it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Playnation iFLY Dubai
Tempted to try skydiving but nervous at the thought of jumping out of a plane? Try it out at iFLY Dubai’s wind tunnel, where you get the real feeling of flying but in the safety of a 10m tube. It’s great for adults and kids!
INFO: Dhs195 (first-time flyers); Mirdif City Centre, Dubai; 04 231 6292, www.theplaymania.com/ifly.
Brunch at The Cove Rotana Resort
Friday 14 September
Are you on family duty this Friday? The Cove Rotana Resort hosts a brunch with a difference, where adults can chill out with some vino as kids get cooking lessons from the hotel’s chefs. If they’re top chefs in the making they’ll love it!
INFO: Dhs135 for adults, kids aged six to 12 half price, kids under six free; 12.30pm to 4pm; The Cove Rotana Resort Ras Al Khaimah; 07 206 6000, www.rotanatimes.com.
Dena Matar Art Exhibit
Monday 17 September till Wednesday 28 November
Your weekly art fix comes from Palestinian artist, Dena Matar and her modern-art exhibition ‘Tomorrow Will Love Life’, which is made up of brilliantly colourful pieces. Check it out!
INFO: 10am to 10pm; Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi; 02 656 000, www.viceroyhotelsandresorts.com.
Thursday 13 September
Following the recent floods in the Philippines, Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi Yas Island is holding a fundraiser to support the victims, with a buffet dinner of popular Filipino dishes, followed by a night of karaoke and dancing. Proceeds go to IHG’s Shelter in a Storm programme. Show your support!
INFO: Dhs100 with dinner and a beverage; 8pm; Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi Yas Island; 02 6563053, www.crowneplaza.com.
Watch Pinocchio at the Theatre
19 Wednesday to Sunday 22 September
We all know the tale of Pinocchio from the children’s novel and Disney movie, and now you can re-live the story through a four-day show at The First Group Theatre.
INFO: Dhs140, available from www.timeouttickets.com; The First Group Theatre, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai; 04 366 6546, www.madinattheatre.com.
Now Open: Richy’s
Finally, Dubai has a homegrown salad shop! Richy’s is on a mission to make the UAE healthy, with a menu of signature and classic dishes plus customised order options. The restaurant is open for dine in, take away and delivery. We recommend it for lunch!
INFO: 11am to 10pm; HDS Tower, Jumeirah Lakes Towers; 800 742497, www.richys.ae.