10 Things To Do in the UAE this Week
Every Thu, Fri and Sun
Go Mad on Yas Island
Mad on Yas Island is a new state of the art space brought to life in Abu Dhabi. The opulent nightclub features 360 degree projection mapping, huge animated LED screens, an exceptional sound system, beautiful light shows and a luxurious VIP area which boasts private bathrooms. The biggest indoor nightlife venue in the UAE will host entertainment shows, fun themed parties and biggest names in electronic dance and popular music.
INFO: 11pm-4am, Mad, Leisure Drive, Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, 055 834 6262, madyasisland.com
Join Willy Wonka at Kambaa
Treat yourself to an amazing chocolate experience at Kambaa! Explore different flavours of chocolate, a special carving station and take home gift hampers filled with sweet treats! Don’t miss out on their variety of hot chocolates!
INFO: 10am-8pm, a la carte pricing, Kambaa, The Address Dubai Marina, 04 436 7777, theaddress.com
Fri 20 Nov
Catch Mötley Crüe On Tour
After 34 years performing together, one of the most legendary and iconic rock bands to ever grace the world of music, Mötley Crüe will perform in Abu Dhabi as part of their Final Tour. The band will be bringing over their biggest production and pyro show to date including Nikki Sixx's flame throwing bass, Tommy Lee’s “Crüecifly” drum coaster, as well as the “Crüesnest” where fans can sit with the band up close and personal during the grand finale of the show.
INFO: Doors open 7.30pm, tickets Dhs295-Dhs750, du Arena, Yas Island Abu Dhabi, 800 86823, ticketmaster.ae
Club Night of the Week
Switch Up at Provocateur
Switch Up guarantees the best of RnB and Hip Hop from the 80s, 90s, as well as the best of the new millennium at Provocateur.
INFO: 11pm-3am, free entry, Four Seasons Resort Dubai, 04 343 8411, provocateurdubai.com
Sat 21 Nov
Participate in The Colour Run
Less about your 10-minute-mile and more about having the time of your life, The Colour Run is a five-kilometer, un-timed fun run in which thousands of participants, or “Colour Runners”, are doused from head to toe in different colors at each kilometer. With only two rules, the idea is easy to follow… Wear white at the start line and finish covered in colour!
INFO: 8am-11am, Dhs140, Dubai Autodrome, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Road, 04 408 8388, thecolorrun.com
Fri 20 & Sat 21 Nov
Soak Up the Culture at Sole DXB
The celebrated two-day festival sprung out of Dubai returns with a refreshing dose of street culture, cut with distinctive Middle Eastern flair. As the spotlight once again returns to the region’s annual showing, Sole DXB presents the first glimpses of their 2015 showcase event.
INFO: 12noon-10pm, Dhs100, Dubai Design District, soledxb.com
Thu 19 to Sat 21 Nov
Celebrate McGettigan JLT’s birthday
McGettigan’s JLT opened its doors to the public 5 years ago and has since become an institution in Dubai, with expats fondly referring to the bar as a 'home away from home’. McGettigan’s have a huge weekend of celebrations planned to mark the occasion with tonnes of extra live entertainment along with fantastic food and beverage offers!
INFO: 12noon-3am daily, Bonnington Hotel, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, 04 378 0800, mcgettigans.com
Ladies’ Night of the Week
Every Wednesday ladies can enjoy unlimited signature drinks when a minimum of a main course is ordered & receive 30% off the food bill. House specialities include the jumbo shrimp cocktail and the surf and turf Salad.
INFO: 7pm-11pm, Spirito, Level 9, Media One Hotel, Media City, 04 420 7489, crabtavern.ae
Wed 25 Nov
Celebrate The Loi Krathong Festival
Celebrate Thailand’s annual Loi Krathong festival at Mekong, Anantara The Palm Dubai Resort’s signature Asian restaurant. Loi Krathong takes place on the evening of the full moon on the twelfth month of the traditional Thai lunar calendar. Mekong will commemorate this occasion with a night full of culinary surprises and inspirational performances.
INFO: 6.30pm-11.30pm, prices starting from Dhs270, Mekong, Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, 04 567 8304, dubai-palm.anantara.com
Dubai International Film Festival
The festival will see thousands of cinema-goers, actors, directors, writers and industry experts descend on Dubai to enjoy the world’s best films.
INFO: 9-15 Dec, cinemas across Dubai, 04 363 3456, filmfest.ae