10 Things To Do in the UAE this Week
Thu 5 Nov
Catch Texas Live in Concert
Scottish 90s pop band Texas are back in town for another live show. The UK rockers, let by lead singer Sharleen Spiteri, provided the city with one of its best live gigs when they played last year, so anticipation is high for their return set this time around. They recently released their new album earlier this year, and have been touring their Texas 25 album across Europe this summer, before bringing the band back to the UAE. INFO: 9pm, Dhs195, Dubai Duty Free Tennis Stadium, 04 239 5000, dubai.platinumlist.net
Thu 5 – Sat 7 Nov
Etisalat Fitness Fest
The Etisalat Fitness Fest is an inclusive event that has something for everyone who wants to lead a fitter life. Over 200 organisations will display and demonstrate products and activities that are designed to improve fitness levels whether you are an already committed enthusiast, if you want to encourage your kids to be active, or you want to get more active yourself. The Etisalat Fitness Fest is aimed not just at the fit and healthy, but also at children, the elderly and people with health challenges.
INFO: 12noon-6pm (Thu), 9am-6pm (Fri and Sat), tickets Dhs25-Dhs200, Dubai Autodrome, 04 391 8372, dubaifitnessfest.com
Club Night of the Week
I Fell In Love With The 80s
Sass Café Dubai is winding the clock back to introduce the all new Wednesday night, “I Fell In Love With The 80s”. With a strict 80’s and 90’s anthems policy, get ready to break it down to some of the best rock, pop, disco and hip hop beats to have hit the scene since 1980.!
INFO: 9pm-2am, free entry, Sass Café, Al Fattan Currency House, DIFC, Dubai, 04 352 7722, sasscafe-dubai.ae
Dine in Hawker Market Style at Mekong
Mondays are not to be missed at Mekong as it presents the very best of Far Eastern street food at its weekly Sam Yan Monday Market. Embrace the aromatic fusion of Asian cuisine as you stroll from stall to stall, before you sit back inside the intriguing interior of Mekong, or enjoy the balmy nights on its outdoor terrace in a rickshaw overlooking the skyline of Dubai.
INFO: 6.30pm-11.30pm, Dhs200 per person for food, Dhs325 including house beverages, Mekong, Anantara Dubai The Palm, Dubai, 04 567 8304, dubai-palm.anantara.com
Brunch of the Week
Rixos The Palm
With the option to dine inside or on the terrace overlooking the Palm, guests can enjoy a wide variety of food and beverages from the extensive buffet and live cooking stations. From seafood counters, live BBQ’s and street food to healthy salads, pasta and a vast dessert selection , each delicacy is prepared by the resort’s team of culinary experts.
INFO: 1pm-4pm, Dhs275 including soft beverages, Dhs400 including house beverages, Dhs500 including bubbly, Rixos The Palm, Dubai, 04 457 5555, rixos.com
Fri 6 – Mon 9 Nov
Be mesmerised by the Illusionists 1903
Featuring brand-new, world class Illusionists handpicked from across the globe, The Illusionists 1903 promises to transport the audience back to the golden age of magic, a time when conjurers were the true rock stars of the day. The show features a cast of world famous magicians playing incredible characters, with each embodying the magical greats of the past.
INFO: Head over to alchemy-project.com for the full show schedule, tickets Dhs195-Dhs1995, Dubai World Trade Centre, 04 338 8125, email@example.com
Ladies’ Night of the Week
Lakeview's Hump Day in Heels ladies’ night offers diners an innovative themed buffet menu, featuring international cuisine, signature favourites and live barbeques.
INFO: 7pm-11pm, Lakeview, Dubai Creek Golf & Yacht Club, Dhs125 for food, Dhs245 for food and house beverages, 04 295 6000, dubaigolf.com
Thu 5 – Sat 7 Nov
Taste of Abu Dhabi
The capital’s favourite food, drink and music festival is back and is set to be even more memorable and entertaining than ever before! The festival will be a food-lover’s fantasy, jam packed with 25 exclusive fine-dining restaurants, world class chefs, an incredible line-up of music, tantalising fresh features and over 100 exhibitors.
INFO: 4pm-11pm (Thu), 12noon-11pm (Fri), 12noon-10pm (Sat), Dhs65-Dhs190, du Arena, Yas Island, 050 574 2854, tasteabudhabi.com
Every Sun to Thu
Enjoy Lunch Deals at Novikov Dubai
Novikov Dubai has officially opened its doors for lunch with an exclusive set Shinkansen business lunch menu. Guests can indulge in a selection of their favourite Asian-inspired dishes throughout the weekday. INFO: 12noon-3pm, Dhs125 per person, Novikov Dubai, Sheraton Grand hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai, 04 388 8744, novikov-dubai.com
Fri 6 Nov
This is your Electric Runway and you’re invited to bring the creativity! Thousands of runners (and walkers) will unite to bring this event to life! You’re encouraged to come dressed to impress. So bring on the illuminating lights, neon gear, and crazy bright colours. Don’t hold back - go beyond basic.
INFO: Doors open 5pm, Dhs165-Dhs215, Meydan, Dubai, sign up at electricrun.ae
Coming Soon! RedFestDXB
The Middle East’s biggest music fest is back! This time they’ve got Rita Ora and 50 Cent.
INFO: 11 & 12 Feb, Dubai Media City Amphitheatre, 04 439 0900, pre-register for tickets at redfestdxb.com