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10 Things To Do In The UAE This Week!

05 Feb 2015

Celebrate Bob Marley's 70th, Get an alfresco cinema fix and try a Cointreaupolitan

Visit an Open-air Cinema!
While the weather’s mild, watch classic movies in the great outdoors with our pick of alfresco film nights…

Tue 10 Feb

Swoon over a younger, less bloated Leo DiCaprio as Reform celebrates Valentine’s Day with a whole month of lovey-dovey movies. A week on Tuesday it’s Notting Hill, to be followed by Dirty Dancing on 24 February.

INFO: 8pm, free, Reform Social & Grill, The Lakes, Dubai, 04 484 2638, www.reformsocialgrill.ae

Wed 11 Feb
Dream House

This French-language comedy follows a rich but stingy man who finally plans to treat his wife by buying her a pad in the country. But he does it on the cheap, enlisting a series of dodgy workmen who turn his thoughtful surprise into a nightmare.

INFO: 8pm, free, Seville’s Terrace, Wafi Mall, Oud Metha, Dubai; with English subtitles

Tue 10 Feb

Grab a hankie for this legendary weepie, showing as part of Yas Marina’s monthly Classic Cinema screenings. Pick up a takeaway from one of the seven nearby restaurants before settling down on the lawn.

INFO: 7.30pm, free, outside Iris, Yas Marina, Yas Is Abu Dhabi, 02 406 2000, www.yasmarina.ae

Thu 5 Feb
Jam Along to a Bob Marley Tribute Act

The Legend – A Tribute to Bob Marley celebrates the reggae icon’s timeless sound on what would have been his 70th birthday. The two-hour concert will feature many of Marley’s most-loved hits, including Is This Love, No Woman No Cry, Exodus, I Shot the Sheriff, Jammin’ and, Could You Be Loved.

INFO: Doors 6.30pm, show 8pm, Dhs100, under-12s admitted free, VIP tables upon request, Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi, 02 499 8107, buy at www.platinumlist.net or at the venue

Every Week, Tue-Sat
Get Double the Fun Down in JBR with 2-for-1 Drinks at Pure Sky Lounge
Indulge yourself with two-for-one deals on selected cocktails as DJs do their thing at this 35th floor lounge-bar, which offers a bird’s-eye view of The Palm, Jumeirah, beach and sea.

INFO: Happy hour 7pm-9pm, bar opens 5pm-2am daily, 35th floor, Hilton Dubai The Walk, Jumeirah Beach Residence, Dubai, 04 374 7888, pureskylounge@hilton.com, www.facebook.com/pureskylounge

Thu 5-Thu 12 Feb
The Laughter Factory

Dubai’s premier comedy club is coming to Societe for the first time ever, one of a number of places where you can catch established stand-ups fresh from London’s Comedy Store. Paul Thorne, a regular at the long-running venue, has toured with Jack Dee and Rory Bremner; you’ll also see Ian Moore of BBC 5Live’s Fighting Talk, plus established performer Pierre Hollins.

INFO: 9pm, Thu 5-Fri 6 Feb, Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, JBR; 8pm, Wed 11 Feb, Societe, Marina Byblos Hotel, Dubai Marina; 9pm, Thu 12 Feb, Grand Millennium Hotel, TECOM, Dubai; Dhs140, www.timeouttickets.com

Every Thursday
Ladies’ Night of the Week: Cle Rose

Here at Ahlan!, we love this trend of free drinks on pretty much any night of the week, and at celeb hangout Clé girls get two glasses of rosé or sparkling rosé. Time to think pink!

INFO: 6pm-9pm, Clé Dubai, Al Fattan Currency House, Podium Level, DIFC, 04 352 5150, www.cle-dubai.com

Fri 6 Feb
Brunch of the Week
The Spring Break Session
Brush off the winter blues with this one-off party at McGettigan’s JLT. The purse-friendly brunch will be followed by the Friday Funday drinks deal, ending with a free concert by Spring Break. The Irish group are renowned for their diehard commitment to the decade fashion forgot. Day-Glo legwarmers welcome! 

INFO: 12noon-4pm, Dhs199 with unlimited food and drink; Friday Funday 5pm-8pm, Dhs149; concert 9pm; Bonnington Hotel, JLT, Dubai, 04 378 0800, www.mcgettigans.com

Head to Abu Dhabi Club Twelve!
Five years after its launch, Club So-Hi has been replaced by a spanking-new nightspot. An extension of popular lounge bar Relax@12, Twelve boasts a dark, sleek interior with the same fab city views as its predecessor.

INFO: 7pm-1am Sat-Wed, 7pm-3am Thu-Fri, Aloft Abu Dhabi, ADNEC, Khaleej Alarabi St, 02 654 5000, reservations on 02 654 5138, www.relaxat12.com

Wed 11-Sat 21 Feb
Celebrate Emirati Culture at Qasr Al Hosn Festival

Held on the grounds of Qasr Al Hosn fort, this event explores Emirati culture both traditional and modern. Through exhibitions, performances and workshops, it highlights the UAE’s heritage while keeping one eye firmly on the future.

INFO: Abu Dhabi island, 800 724, www.qasralhosnfestival.ae

Fri 30 Jan
Club Night of the Week
Steve Aoki at #EDENBLACK

Dig out that LBD as the Grammy-nominated DJ, who’s worked with will.i.am and LMFAO, headlines at #EDENBLACK, a new weekly party with a strict colour-free dress code.

INFO: 9pm-3am, women Dhs150, men Dhs200, VIP Dhs400, Eden Beach Club, The Palm, Jumeirah, Dubai, 055 656 2413

Wed 11 Feb
Check Out Gaucho’s Cointreaupolitans

Cointreau Fizz Night celebrates France’s fave orangey digestif with fortnightly deals at Gaucho. Women will be welcomed with a free Cointreau Fizz cocktail and South American tapas, and the Argentinian restaurant’s garden terrace will come alive with an outdoor bar and DJ. Guests of either gender can choose from a number of blended drinks as the evening goes on.

INFO: 7pm-12midnight, held on Wed every fortnight, Podium Level, Gate Village 5, DIFC, Dubai, 04 422 7898, dubai@gauchorestaurants.co.uk, www.facebook.com/gauchodubai, www.gauchorestaurants.co.uk

Thu 19 Mar
Jack Dee –Live in Dubai

After a six-year absence from stand-up, the British comedian is back on the road. One of the UK’s most popular funnymen, Jack Dee “could turn grumpiness into an art form”, according to London’s Evening Standard newspaper. He’ll be supported by Scottish stand-up Josh Widdicombe, a nominee in last year’s British Comedy Awards.

INFO: 7pm, general tickets Dhs300, premium tickets Dhs500, 800 4669, Dubai World Trade Centre, Sheikh Zayed Rd, Dubai, 800 4669, www.timeouttickets.com