10 Things To Do in the UAE this Week
Fri 13 Nov
Watch Blue Live in Dubai
Ready to rewind and take it back to the early 2000s? Then you’ll be glad to know the boys from British pop band Blue will be performing in Dubai. Consisting of members Antony Costa, Duncan James, Lee Ryan and Simon Webbe, the band is most famous for songs like All Rise, Fly By and U Make Me Wanna. The band split up in 2005, but reunited in 2011 for Eurovision, followed by an appearance on reality show The Big Reunion.
INFO: 9pm, Dhs240, Emirates Golf Club, Dubai, 04 457 3212, dubai.platinumlist.net
Fri 13 Nov
Join the Party in the Park
Party in the Park is back for its second year with a hard-hitting indie line up featuring three big acts. Welsh rockers Stereophonics headline the all day party at Dubai's Media City Amphitheatre. The band has dozens of sing-a-long classics in their back catalogue including Dakota, Have A Nice Day and Mr Writer. Joining them are indie band Razorlight fronted by Jonny Borrell, one of the most talented songwriters of his generation. Completing the lineup is South African band The Parlotones.
INFO: 2pm-12midnight, tickets Dhs350-Dhs995, Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, 04 457 3212, dubai.platinumlist.net
Thu 12 Nov
Club Night of the Week
Zero Gravity’s Galantis
Catch duo Christian Karlsson and Linus Eklöw bringing the craft of songwriting to modern dance music at Zero Gravity. Their tracks are anthemic and transcendent, capable of lifting up any club or festival crowd. INFO: 7pm-3am, Dhs100, Zero Gravity, Skydive Dubai Drop Zone, 04 399 0009, 0-gravity.ae
Fri 13 Nov
Get Fit at We Run DXB
Nike will be hosting its second 10k challenge for beginner, intermediate and advanced level runners. The location, just as it was last year, will be around the Burj Khalifa at Downtown Dubai and will make use of the Nike+ app available on all mobile platforms. Set up an account with the app, register and turn up for a fun and challenging run in a central location in Dubai.
INFO: 7am, Dhs100, Mohammed bin Rashid Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, nike.com/running
Brunch of the Week
Kempinski Ajman’s Garden Brunch
The typical Friday brunch has got a whole new meaning at Kempinski Hotel Ajman, where it is brought outdoors and offered as an authentic dining experience on the lawn by the palm trees with live cooking stations, wooden picnic tables and special entertainment.
INFO: 1pm-4pm, Dhs185 for brunch only, Dhs250 for beach and brunch, Dhs290 for brunch and house beverages, Kempinski Hotel Ajman, 06 714 5582, kempinski.com
From 18 Nov
Rent a Bike at the Creek
If you’re tired of doing the same old things in Dubai, it’s time for you to get a new perspective on the city – from the back of a bicycle! Starting at the Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers, embrace a bit of pedal power and see the traditional souks, museums and restaurants that Dubai’s old town has to offer for a fit and fun day out.
INFO: Bike rentals start at Dhs25 and are available throughout the day, Sheraton Dubai Creek Hotel & Towers, 04 228 1111, sheratondubaicreek.com
Ladies’ Night of the Week
Offering a very generous 5 complimentary drinks for ladies, with the added bonus of 30% off food for women too, Ipanema is set to be the new darling of Wednesday nights.
INFO: 8pm-12midnight, Spirito, Level 9, Media One Hotel, Media City, 04 421 2679, mediaonehotel.com
Every Mon to Sat
See X Factor’s Jamie Live
X Factor star Jaymie Deboucherville has arrived in Dubai after capturing viewers' attention on television. Enjoy one of Australia's most exciting new talents performing his signature stripped back acoustic tunes while enjoying a variety of authentic “down under” dishes at the Australian inspired Bushman’s.
INFO: 7pm (Mon-Fri), 1pm (Sat), Dhs65-Dhs190, Bushman’s Restaurant & Bar, Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, 04 567 8304, anantara.com
Show Off Your Karaoke Skills
Have you got the pipes to entertain a crowd? Can you give Adele a run for her money? Takeover the stage every Monday, mesmerizing the crowd with soulful tunes. Participants get a complimentary beverage and stand to win a big prize every week.
INFO: 10pm-2am, The Huddle Sports Bar & Grill, Citymax Hotel Bur Dubai, 04 407 8000, citymaxhotels.com
Mon 16 to Sat 21 Nov
Get Nerdy at Dubai Games Week
Join the community based gaming event in Dubai where the audience decides what they want to see at the event and be part of the Games Week community. They will feature new games, old classics, console, tablet, mobile, PC, competitions, tournaments, live MCs, prizes, giveaways and much, much more. If you’re passionate about gaming, you don’t want to miss this one.
INFO: 1pm (Mon-Thu), 11am (Fri & Sat), tickets Dhs50-Dhs1000, The Dubai Mall, 04 325 3330, dubaigamesweek.com
Emirates Rugby 7s
The Emirates Rugby Sevens is back and happening between 3 and 5 December. Prepare your best fancy dress for this exciting event!
INFO: Full schedule on dubairugby7s.com, Sevens Stadium, Dubai, 04 321 0008, tickets from dubai.platinumlist.net