10 things to Do in the UAE this Week
Thu 22 Oct
See Mark Ronson and Labrinth Live
Uptown Funk hit-maker Mark Ronson is back in the UAE to headline new outdoor festival Green Groves at Abu Dhabi Golf Club. He’ll be joined by British singer Labrinth. This exciting outdoor, dance-centric gig is hoped to be the first in a series of festival-style bills in Abu Dhabi.
INFO: 7.30pm, Abu Dhabi Golf Club, Dhs320-Dhs480, 04 366 2289, ticketmaster.ae
Fri 23 Oct
Party the day away at DXBeach
DXBeach is back and will take over Zero Gravity’s perfectly-placed seaside stretch, garden and indoor bar. Headlining the 15-hour event is Clean Bandit, who’ll be playing alongside the likes of movie star Idris Elba, French producer Klingande and BBC Radio 1’s Mistajam. Daytime entertainment includes live music, local DJ sets, luxurious sun-lounging, water sports and complimentary spa treatments leading into an incredible line-up of international artists from late afternoon.
INFO: 12noon-3am, Zero Gravity, Skydive Dubai Drop Zone, Dhs200-Dhs400, 04 457 3212, dubai.platinumlist.net
Thu 22 Oct
Club Night of the Week
XZIBIT Live at VIP Room
Every Thursday Hip Hop On Air broadcasts the best in urban global entertainment, with unforgettable live acts including artists, DJs, dancers, celebrity hosts and singers. This week they’ve gor rap superstar XZIBIT gracing the stage.
INFO: 11pm-3am, VIP Room, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel, Business Bay, Dubai, free entrance, 052 881 8888, viproom-dubai.com
Fri 23 Oct
Do the Desert Warrior Challange
Get ready for another thrilling Desert Warrior Challenge that will see you yet again pushed to your limits. Warriors can expect to see more of their favorite obstacles along with new and improved designs. Do you have what it takes?
INFO: 7am-3pm, Dubai Police Training Facility, Al Rawia, Dhs350-Dhs475, 052 654 3617, desertwarriorchallenge.com
Brunch of the Week
The Saturday Lazy Lunch at the Bushman’s
Sample a variety of authentic down-under dishes and let the afternoon drift by as you experience the unique, laid-back vibe in the chic, Australian-inspired surroundings at Bushman’s Restaurant & Bar!
INFO: 1pm-4pm, Dhs220 per person including soft beverages, Dhs330 per person including Aussie house beverages, Bushman’s Restaurant & Bar, Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, 04 567 8304, anantara.com
Thu 22 – Sat 24 Oct
See the Latest Trends at Fashion Forward
Fashion Forward Dubai is the definitive fashion platform for Dubai and the Middle East, which provides a platform and a progressive direction for fashion in the region. If fashion is in your blood, you don’t want to miss this.
INFO: 6pm-11pm, register online for tickets at fashionforward.ae, Madinat Jumeirah Conference Center, Dubai, 04 432 7844
Ladies’ Night of the Week
Throughout the month of October, Café Rouge will pamper ladies in signature Rouge style with free flowing drinks, a special set dinner menu, Rouge-style manicures, bubbly and a host of giveaways to be won!
INFO: 7.30pm-12midnight, Café Rouge, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dhs200 per person, inclusive of selected free flowing beverages, 04 554 6438, caferouge.ae
From Thu 22 Oct
Celebrate Diwali with Mint Leaf of London
Celebrate the Hindu Festival of Lights this year at elegant fine-dining hot spot, Mint Leaf of London with a Diwali-inspired menu from 22 October until the actual day of Diwali on 11 November.
INFO: Open daily, 12noon-1am, Mint Leaf of London, Emirates Financial Towers, DIFC, 04 706 0900, mintleafgroup.com
Wed 28 Oct
Join Our Hot 100 Bars & Clubs Party
Join Ahlan! for the annual Hot 100 Bars & Clubs Party. This year we’re partying at Cove Beach, and tickets are limited. Email email@example.com to secure your place at hottest event of the season.
INFO: 8pm-10pm, Cove Beach, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, 800 2683, covebeach.com
Sat 24 Oct
Shop at Ripe Summer Market
With heaps of local artisans and small businesses offering everything from arts and crafts to kids clothes and toys, fashion, jewellery, cosmetics, homeware and more, you’re guaranteed to find some bargains at the Ripe Summer Market. They also sell fresh organic fruit and veggies, superfoods and gluten free products for health fanatics.
INFO: 9pm-2pm, Times Square Center, Dubai, 04 380 7602, ripeme.com