Five Things to Do in the UAE This Week!
Stop by the newest food truck-park, enjoy live music at McGettigan's and head down to Nasimi beach for free!
© Matthew Thompson
Thu 25 and Fri 26 Aug
Live Music at McGettigan’s
Irish indie rock band Little Green Cars will be playing live at one of Dubai’s liveliest joints, McGettigan’s. The five-piece band has toured both America and the UK, playing at festivals including Coachella and Lollapalooza, so don’t miss their two UAE performances on Thursday 25 August at McGettigan’s Abu Dhabi and Friday 26 August at McGettigan’s JLT! You may know them for their hits such as Easier Day and The Song They Play Every Night. Entry is free and the Irish pub also offers happy hour until 10pm, in addition to a pre-gig package with unlimited house drinks from 5pm-8pm for Dhs199. INFO: 10pm Thu 25 Aug, McGettigan’s Abu Dhabi, 10pm Fri 26 Aug, McGettigan’s JLT Dubai, free, mcgettigans.com
Be Entertained at Cirque Le Soir!
Introducing an extraordinary new clubbing experience... welcome to the darker and more scandalous side of Cirque le Soir, where cheery-faced clowns are replaced with the likes of sword-swallowers. Be greeted by mysterious and gothic creatures every Wednesday, while international DJs keep you raving the entire night long. Though the atmosphere may seem a little creepy, it makes for a great evening. Music man Lucas Dirty will be spinning the decks on 31 Aug. We’re excited to see how this plays out! INFO: 10.30pm-3am Mon-Sat, Cirque Le Soir, Fairmont Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, 04 332 4900, cirquelesoir.com/Dubai
Make a Pit-Stop at Last Exit
This brand new street-food truck-park, is now open for business. Situated on Exit 11 on Sheikh Zayed Road between Dubai and Abu Dhabi, the outdoor concept is super cool and offers motorists and passerby’s an array of delicious dining choices. The country’s ultimate street-food spot, there are over 10 concept trucks serving Latin American, international, Middle Eastern, American and Italian cuisine – think Baja Fresh, Burger Pit, Operation Falafel, Starbucks, Urban Seafood among others – as well as traditional cafés for coffee. There’s also plenty of parking, well-appointed restrooms, ATMs and a kid’s playground. We’ll see you there! INFO: Open 24/7, Exit 11, Sheikh Zayed Road, 800 637227, lastexit.ae
Ladies, Head Over to Nasimi Beach for free!
Nasimi Beach, one Dubai’s most popular clubs and tanning spots, has moved poolside for the summer, and is offering an amazing seasonal deal for ladies who love the sun. Set in the sprawling Atlantis hotel, take advantage of free access to the huge swimming pool if you want to top up your tan, or spend the afternoon relaxing on Nasimi’s sofas. On top of that, there are breathtaking views, a well-stocked bar and some killer beats played by the resident DJ. Booking is required and sorry guys – a minimum spend applies to you! INFO: 12midday-5pm, 6pm-11.30pm, free for ladies, minimum spend of Dhs150 for men redeemable against food and drink, Nasimi Beach, Atlantis The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 426 2626, atlantisthepalm.com/restaurants/nasimi-beach
Try a drinks & Dim Sum package at Hakkasan!
Head to Hakkasan Dubai to taste the ‘Evolution of Ling Ling’. Designed to pair drinks, which are inspired by London, Myknos and Marrakesh, with delicious a dim sum selection, guests can indulge in venison puff, duck roll and sesame prawn toast. Bitter Fortune, our favourite drink, is exotic and tart, while Golden Mare is herbal and refreshing. A fragrant and hearty Chilli Coupette is also on the menu. This drinks and food combo will only be available until 31 August, so don’t miss out. INFO: 7pm-1am Sat-Thu, 12midday-4pm and 7pm-1am Fri, Dhs120 for three cocktails and dim sum, Hakkasan Dubai, Ground Floor, Emirates Towers Hotel, Trade Centre Area, Dubai, 04 384 8484, hakkasan.com/locations/hakkasan-dubai