5 Things To Do in the UAE This Week
Party with Lil Wayne, dine with top chef Quique Dacosta and pamper yourself with a free mani
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THU 14 JAN
PARTY WITH LIL WAYNE AT VIP ROOM
Grammy Award-winning Lil Wayne will perform at JW Marriott Marquis’ VIP Room nightclub. The founder of the Young Money Entertainment label is best known for collaborations with Nicki Minaj, Drake and Bruno Mars, and his hits Lollipop, A Milli and Got Money. Performing live alongside DJ E Feezy, he’s set to put the party back into January.
INFO: Dhs250 per person, strict door policy applies, 11pm-3am, JW Marriott Marquis Hotel Ballroom, Sheikh Zayed Road, Business Bay, Dubai, 052 881 8888, email@example.comfirstname.lastname@example.org, viproom-dubai.com
WED 20 JAN
See Morcheeba’s Skye & Ross
Nineties electronica Brit band Morcheeba made it big on the UK music scene with their second album Big Calm in ’98. Fragments of Freedom and Charango followed, reaching sixth and seventh place in the UK charts, and then they split for a while before reforming and releasing albums right up to 2013. Now two of the band are heading to Dubai – Skye Edwards with her liquid gold vocals and and Ross Godfrey on beats, scratches, guitar and keyboards. Their set will include Otherwise, The Sea, Trigger Hippie and, our fave, Part of the Process.
INFO: Dhs350 regular, Dhs450 fan zone, Dhs800 VIP table (including a fruit basket and soft drinks), 8pm, MusicHall, Zabeel Saray, Palm Jumeirah, tickets.virginmegastore.me
UNTIL 12 APR
DINE WITH DACOSTA IN DUBAI
Quique Dacosta, one of the world’s top 50 chefs and a leader of the Spanish culinary scene, has collaborated with Enigma restaurant at the new Palazzo Versace Dubai for their first mystery dining season. There will be four per year, with the chef and menu changing each time – the first season will be called Vanguard, and with Dacosta setting the tone for this new concept, it’s going to be the finest dining experience Dubai has ever hosted. At the time of going to press, we know very little of the menu – we heard the word ‘eggs’ mentioned – but it will doubtless be a masterpiece with perfectionist Dacosta planning it. His Dénia restaurant in Spain holds three Michelin stars and is currently number-39 on the World’s Best Restaurant list; here dishes include ‘tobacco leaf and toro’, a culinary sculpture of tuna sashimi on a bed of flavoursome smoked kelp.
INFO: set menu, Dhs750/Dhs650 ‘early bird’, weekdays, Dhs990, weekend, 7pm-10.30pm, Enigma, Palazzo Versace Dubai, 04 556 8888, email@example.com, enigmadxb.com
DAILY IN JAN
SAVE MONEY WITH A FREE MANI
Book any facial from the menu at the amazing White Room spa during this month and you’ll get a manicure for free! Facials cost from Dhs90 for 30 minutes and you’ll save Dhs65 on the complimentary mani. A bargain – which is just what we need in January.
INFO: The White Room, Marina Plaza at Dubai Marina Mall, 04 442 1110; Fox Hills, Motor City, 04 4313161; Al Seef Tower 3, Jumeirah Lake Towers, 04 422 8997; whiteroomdubai.com
EVERY FRI IN JAN
FUEL UP AT THE CHOCOHOLIC'S BRUNCH
In honour of Dubai Shopping Festival, Sanabel at Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates hotel is offering a brunch to keep energy levels high and chocoholics satisfied. The scent of the dedicated ‘Chocolate Room’ will entice guests along a Chocolate Avenue, lined with chocolate fountains and crepe stations. Dishes on offer range from banana and chocolate sushi to roast beef with chocolate sauce, and the venue is decorated with hand-carved choc-art sculptures. Kids are catered for with board games, arts and crafts, PlayStation and Wii consoles – and did we mentions there’s a few types of chocolate that they might like…?
INFO: Dhs199 including soft drinks, Dhs299 including house drinks, Dhs399 including sparkling grape, 12.30pm-4pm, Sanabel, Sheraton Dubai Mall of the Emirates Hotel, 04 377 2353, firstname.lastname@example.org, sanabelrestaurantdubai.com