The To-Do List

Ahlan's guide to the good times over the next seven days
Thursday , 29 September 2016
The To-Do List

NASIMI’S SEASON-OPENING PARTY
FRI 30 SEP

Party season is back, and to kick it off Nasimi Beach is hosting the Red Bull Open Water Party, where you can enjoy beats from the likes of Hollaphonic, Scott Forshaw and UAE-based DJ Tobie Allen. Cool down and take a dip in the ocean, climb aboard a floating pontoon or shimmy on the sand at this event, which is free entry! Keep your eyes peeled for a host of other artists that will be playing here this season, including Robin Schulz, Duke Dumont and Pendulum, who have made a comeback after four years away from the music scene. With views of Atlantis, a lively atmosphere and talented DJs for entertainment, this is the perfect way to spend your Friday. INFO: From 2pm-7pm, Atlantis, The Palm Jumeirah, Dubai, facebook.com/nasimibeach

BAKER & SPICE IS BACK
FROM SUN 2 OCT

The flagship outlet of this tasty eatery is reopening its doors after a summer of renovation work, and with it comes a fresh new menu! Head there for an alfresco breakfast with a view. INFO: 8am-11pm, Baker & Spice, Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai, 04 425 2240, bakerandspiceme.com

SIMON WEBBE AT SOCIETE
FRI 30 SEP

All Rise for this wicked event as Blue’s Simon Webbe will be taking  to the stage in Dubai, where he’ll be playing all of the band’s hits from the Noughties, along with his solo tracks Lay Your Hands and No Worries. The club’s our go-to place for a night of reminiscing and with this singer set to perform, it’s ideal for those of you who missed seeing the UK pop group play in their heyday. INFO: Free entry, 10pm-3am, Societe Dubai, Marina Byblos Hotel, 050 357 1126, facebook.com/societedubai

BELGIAN BER CAFÉ LADIES’ NIGHT
EVERY WED

This is the perfect spot to chill out and catch up with friends, so new ladies’ night, Femme Fatal, looks set to be a hit. On Wednesdays the joint offers free-flowing grape and bubbles, while you dance the night away to DJ Renee’s tunes. INFO: 8pm-2am, Belgian Beer Café, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai, 04 447 0227, belgianbeercafejumeirah.com

UNDERWATER AFTERNOON TEA AT ATLANTIS
EVERY SAT

Enjoy an afternoon tea with a difference at Atlantis’ Ossiano Restaurant, which is surrounded by 65,000 marine animals! A decadent affair, the tea compromises of caviar and blini’s finger sandwiches with arctic king crab and avocado, lobster éclairs and more from the award-winning eatery. Of course, sweet treats feature too, with offerings including vanilla mille-feuille, homemade cookies and chocolate financiers. INFO: Dhs295, Dhs495 with bubbly, 2pm-4pm, Ossiano, Atlantis, The Palm, Dubai, 04 426 2626, restaurantreservations@atlantisthepalm.com

BURGER & LOBSTER’S BRAND NEW MENU
DAILY

Burger & Lobster has revealed its brand new menu, which will be serving up quirky twists on classic dishes such as The Frenchman, (a beef patty topped with foie gras and truffle mayo), and The Beast Burger (a 10oz beef patty with tarragon mayo, lobster tail and brie). Plus, you can opt for a mini version of The Mayfair burger for Dhs59 or a smaller whole lobster for Dhs127. To satiate that sweet tooth, the restaurant has also introduced new desserts of sticky toffee pudding, lemon cheese mousse and choco brownie, each costing Dhs25. INFO: 12noon-2am, Burj Daman Building, DIFC, Dubai, 04 514 8838, reservations@burgerandlobsterdubai.com

A GERMAN EXPERIENCE AT BROTHAUS BAKERY
EVERY TUE

Indulge in classic German cuisine, drinks and games at the Stammtisch Dienstag-themed evening. Offering dishes such as veal schnitzel, meatloaf and beef goulash accompanied by soft and house drinks for Dhs125, diners can delight in city views on the terrace as they enjoy this bargainous deal. INFO: 5pm-11pm, Steigenberger Hotel, Business Bay, Dubai, 04 369 0000, steigenberger.com

KATANA’S SUMMER SUNDOWNERS
DAILY
If you’re looking for some post-work nibbles or an evening of food and drinks on a budget, Katana’s got you covered. The swanky Downtown hot spot overlooking the Dubai Fountains offers a selection of bites including robata grilled skewers of chicken, salmon and tomorokoshi with yuzu shiso butter, along with maki rolls and nigri, all paired with two glasses of grape or two of Katana’s signature drinks for just Dhs100. So gather your friends and head down to this robata and sushi bar to enjoy a chilled and food-filled evening. INFO: 4pm-8pm, Katana Dubai, The Address Downtown roundabout, The Promenade, Dubai, 04 277 8808, katana-dubai.com

NOW SHOWING
Amanda Knox
FROM FRI 30 SEP
This gripping documentary explores the two sides of the American student’s murder trial, to discover whether she was a cold-blooded murderer, or a girl caught in the middle of an awful mess. With unseen material and exclusive interviews, including with Knox herself, it’s set to take viewers on a journey of the horrific 2007 murder and its aftermath. INFO: netflix.com

READ
THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN, BY PAULA HAWKINS

It’s your last chance to read this psychological thriller before it hits the big screen next week. The story focuses on Rachel Watson, whose life goes down a destructive path after her husband Tom leaves her for another woman. When Rachel sees something shocking on her daily commute, she decides to interfere in the lives of those she’s watched from afar on the train. INFO: Dhs35, amazon.com

NEW IN CINEMAS
Masterminds
FROM THU 29 SEP
Masterminds is a tale based on true events about a simple man, David Ghantt (Zach Galifiianakis), who drives an armoured truck that transports millions of dollars of other people’s money every day. When his work crush suggests it, he hatches a plan to make off with the money in a heist with Steve Chambers (Owen Wilson). Unsurprisingly, things don’t go smoothly for the duo in this all-star action comedy. INFO: In cinemas across the UAE

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