Dane In The Desert: Suiting Up, Beach Parties and Karaoke Classics
SUIT UP: THE BOMBAY SHIRT COMPANY
I can’t recommend the Bombay Shirt Company’s service enough. It felt great to have a shirt designed, fitted and then made from scratch, with so many options in terms of colour, fabric and detail. This old-school tailoring business is a hidden gem – you’ll find them in Central Park Towers, DIFC. The staff are great and walk you through every aspect of your customised shirt, from cuff to collar. With prices starting at Dhs195, it’s also very affordable. I’ve been assured that my shirt will be made and delivered in under two weeks, so I’m excited to see the result.
INFO: From Dhs195, Central Park Towers, DIFC, 04 240 0778, bombayshirts.com
BEACH PARTY: ANTS AT SOHO BEACH
I’ve waited a little while to visit Soho Beach, but the Ants takeover seemed like a perfect time to check it out. Being a long-time visitor and DJ in Ibiza, the Ants brand is very familiar to me, and Soho Beach did the name proud, keeping the level of production top quality. With huge headline DJs like Steve Lawler, Matthias Tanzmann and the iconic Sasha, the music was absolutely on point. All in all, it was a great night out in an amazing venue!
INFO: Friday and Saturday from 12pm – 7pm, Al Meydan Rd, Dubai, 52 488 8839, sohobeachdxb.com
THAI STYLE: LADY'S BOY NIGHT AT MR MIYAGI'S
I am a big fan of Mr Miyagi’s, the quirky little Thai venue at Media One. And the Lady’s Boy night caters for both men and women perfectly. The fun playlist includes a refreshing mix of pop, dance and disco classics, so expect everything from the Spice Girls to Backstreet Boys and Elton John. Plus, there are two crazy Thai karaoke hosts who keep everyone very entertained. Held on both Wednesdays and Saturdays, for Dhs99 ladies get three dishes in the restaurant and unlimited drinks for two hours on Wednesday, and unlimited frozen mixed drinks on Saturday. The boys get three dishes and a spirit mixer.
INFO: Wed and Sat, 5pm-11pm, Dhs99 for three dishes and two hours of unlimited drinks for the lady’s, Dhs99 for three dishes and a sprit mixer for the boys, Level 9 Media One Hotel, Media City-Dubai, 04 420 7489, mrmiyagisdubai.com