The things that ought to be on your radar this week
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1.Compete in a quiz night
If you’re feeling up to a bit of quiz mastery, head to The Lion for the Landlord Quiz Night. Every week, the venue will award the first-place team a Dhs500 Lion voucher, with second place receiving Dhs300, and third place taking away a Dhs200 voucher. But that’s not all! The team that accumulates the most points between 3 September and 16 December will receive a two-night stay for two at Six Senses Zighy Bay hotel in Oman, valued at Dhs10,000. Plus the food is amazing, so you’ll be winning anyway.
INFO: Every Monday until 16 Dec, 7.30pm, The Lion by Nick & Scott, H Dubai, 04 359 2366
2. Feast on Italian favourites
Circo, the circus-inspired Italian restaurant born from the famous Circo in New York, has revamped its menu for the upcoming autumn season, drawing on the best of seasonal ingredients. The pasta selection, a go-to at this legendary hot spot, has been enhanced with the addition of squid ink and baby calamari risotto, crispy octopus and roasted datterini tomatoes. We’re sold!
INFO: Circo, InterContinental Abu Dhabi, 02 666 6888
3. Get arty at the Louvre
Louvre Abu Dhabi’s latest exhibition of 12 artists, including renowned French group, the Nabis, and five Japanese Ukiyo-e masters from the 19th and 20th century, has officially kicked off. The exciting new exhibition showcases 50 paintings, prints and folding screens that explore the artistic and cultural dialogue between Japan and France.
INFO: Dhs60 per person (Dhs30 for visitors aged 13-22), Louvre Abu Dhabi, Open Tues-Sun, louvreabudhabi.ae
4.Get fit in numbers
Tired of your usual gym routine? Head over to NRG Fitness in Dubai Marina to experience a variety of fun classes, including BodyPump, NRG HITT, yoga, spinning and KO8. Best of all, they’ve got a variety of special summer deals that won’t break the bank. Buy 12 credits for the month for just Dhs699 and you’ll be beach-body ready in no time!
5. Watch the Shadowland at Dubai World Trade Centre
Worldwide hit show Shadowland, courtesy of dance troupe Pilobolus, is the shadow-play story of a young girl’s journey through a mysterious and terrifying night. It combines modern dance with high-energy, fast-paced mixed media, including moving screens of different sizes and shapes, which is a total visual treat. The good news is that it’s coming to Dubai for a three-night stint at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Don’t miss this one!
INFO: Tickets start from Dhs230, 13-15 Sept, Dubai World Trade Centre, shadowland.ae
6.Celebrate Mexican Independence Day
Okay, so you might not be Mexican, but that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate like one, right? Mexican Independence Day is celebrated at Loca Dubai and Abu Dhabi with a five-hour brunch on Saturday, 15 September. Yep, five hours of tacos, burritos and all things Mexican. Count us in!
INFO: Dhs285 per person, Loca Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Sat 15 Sept, noon-5pm
7. Coming Soon: Makeup tips from Rihanna
Singer, actress and the founder of global beauty brand Fenty Beauty, Rihanna (as if you needed an introduction), will host her first-ever makeup class, Fenty Beauty Artistry & Beauty Talk with Rihanna, right here in the UAE. Are you screaming yet? Accompanied by Fenty Beauty global makeup artists Priscilla Ono and Hector Espinal, the beauty class will give you a sneak peek into Rihanna’s personal makeup techniques and backstage beauty secrets.
INFO: Tickets start from Dhs5,500 from ticketmaster.ae, Sat 29 Sept, venue in Dubai to be confirmed closer to the time