The To-Do List

Ahlan!'s guide to the good times over the next seven days
BySurena ChandeThursday , 06 October 2016
The To-Do List

ONE BIG FRIDAY AT ZERO GRAVITY
FRI 7 OCT
Zero Gravity never fails to bring amazing artists to the region, and this Friday festival is no different. The Grammy-nominated DJ Paul van Dyk has recently finished a European tour and now he’s treating us to a set in the city! Joining him will be duo DubVision, who have remixed tracks by Afrojack, Icona Pop and more. Plus 99 Souls, who were behind the super-catchy The Girl is Mine, will also be playing. Best of all? It’s free before 6pm. INFO: 3pm-3am, Dhs150 after 6pm, next to Skydive Dubai Drop Zone, Al Sufouh, 04 399 0009, 0-gravity.ae

K-KLASS AT TRIBECA
THU 6 OCT
It’s throwback time at Tribeca as Brit duo, K-Klass are set to spin old-school classics and perform their hits like Let Me Show You and Rhythm is a Mystery. As part of the venue’s weekly ‘Exit 29’ night (take that exit on Sheikh Zayed Road to miss traffic), selected drinks are Dhs29 from 5.29pm to 8.29pm. INFO: JA Ocean View Hotel, JBR, Dubai, 04 814 5923, tribeca.ae

GARDEN BRUNCH AT KEMPINSKI HOTEL AJMAN
EVERY FRI
Enjoy alfresco season at this family-friendly brunch surrounded by palm trees, cooking stations, picnic tables and plenty of entertainment from the in-house band. With a variety of offerings including Italian, Arabic, Chinese and Indian dishes (the daal bukhara is a must-try), this brunch has something for everyone. The real highlight is the quirky chocolate shawarma station, where crêpes are filled with berries, whipped cream and chocolate shavings from the rotating block of marbled chocolate resembling meat on a shawarma stand. INFO: 1pm-4pm, Dhs250 for beach, brunch and soft drinks, Dhs290 for beach, brunch and house drinks, Sheikh Humaid bin Rashid al Nuaimi Street, 06 714 5582, kempinski.com/ajman

PINK IS PUNK CHARITY RUN
FRI 7 OCT
It’s time to get those running shoes on as Ignite Fitness & Wellness’ ‘Pink is Punk’ campaign to raise funds for breast cancer awareness returns. It combines a short swim and a run, but you can also donate Dhs150 to watch the event. INFO: 6am-7.50am pack collection/registration, start times from 7.15am, Dhs80 junior, Dhs150 fun run/supporter, Dhs170 sprint/open, Dhs300 teams, Anantara Dubai Palm Jumeirah Resort & Spa, 04 456 2482, info@ignite.ae

JAMES MORRISON IN DUBAI
FRI 7 OCT
The legendary singer is performing at Dubai Opera. A talent to be reckoned with, having worked with artists like Nelly Furtado, Jason Mraz and Ryan Tedder, the star will be playing a selection of his huge hits. Morrison has released chart-topping albums, and songs including Broken Strings, Pieces Don’t Fit Anymore and You Give Me Something. There are still some tickets available, so grab ‘em quick! INFO: 9pm-11.30pm, Dhs295-Dhs5,560, The Opera District, SMBR Boulevard, Downtown Dubai, dubaiopera.com

DIP FEST RETURNS
FRI 7 OCT
Drink and Dance In the Pool (DIP) at this carnival-themed party where girls can doll up with the help of Glamour hair salon, which will be on-hand to do beach braids, glitter hair, make-up, face jewels and shimmering body art, while guys can dress up with fun headgear and body paint. Take in the views of Abu Dhabi’s Al Maryah Island from the pool as you munch on barbecue bites and cool down with ice lollies. INFO: 7pm-3am, Dhs100, ladies free before 10pm, Le Méridien Abu Dhabi, Al Zahiyah (Tourist Club Area), 050 418 0077, facebook.com/theprojectuae

JW MARRIOTT MARQUIS DUBAI LAUNCHES WANDERLUST BRUNCH
FRI 7 OCT
With over 360 international dishes and cooking stations stretching into the kitchen, you’d be mad to miss out on this new brunch! While Garden restaurant predominantly serves up Peruvian platters, chefs from the hotel’s other restaurants will also be serving up signature creations. Head to Square to carry on the party with discounts on drinks from 4pm to 7pm. INFO: 1pm-4pm, Dhs395, 04 414 0000, marriott.com

OKTOBERFEST IS HERE
THROUGHOUT OCT
The region’s outlets release an array of Oktoberfest promotions yearly, so to make it easier, we’ve got three for you to try this week! Blu Sky Lounge’s promotion ends on Friday 7 October, so get there quick before you miss out on their day-long discounts on German drinks and dishes. Head to The Huddle for a laidback atmosphere paired with hops from Dhs35 and food from Dhs25. And new Dubai hot spot Bazxar is also getting in on the action by offering hops from 15 countries, which are priced from Dhs35, plus bites, while the team members don traditional lederhosen. INFO: Blu Sky Lounge & Grill, Southern Sun Abu Dhabi, Al Mina Street, Al Zahiya (Tourist Club Area), 02 818 4888; The Huddle Sports Bar & Grill, Citymax Al Barsha, Dubai, 04 407 2017; Bazxar, Gate Precinct Building 4, DIFC, Dubai, 04 355 1111

VIP ROOM LAUNCHES LADIES’ NIGHT
EVERY FRI
Ladies, you’re in for a treat at this new ‘Wicked’ night, as you enjoy club anthems from way back when, to today, played by Mr Levier. Grab your gals and dance the night away as you sip on complimentary drinks. INFO: 11pm-3am, JW Marriott Marquis, Business Bay, Dubai, 052 881 8888, bookings@viproom-dubai.com

NEW TV SERIES
DIVORCE
FROM MON 10 OCT
We’re excited to have Sarah Jessica Parker back on our screens for this dark comedy series. The actress stars as Frances, a woman who begins to reconsider her marriage after supporting her husband through his career failure, forcing her to give up on her dreams. INFO: Mon 10 Oct, OSN Play

THE GIRL ON THE TRAIN
FROM THU 6 OCT
It’s the movie everyone’s been waiting for, and it’s finally here with an all-star cast that includes Emily Blunt, Justin Theroux and Luke Evans! This psychological thriller centres around the life of Rachel Watson (Blunt), who one day decides to immerse herself in the lives of the people she passes on her daily commute and soon finds herself caught in a nightmarish situation. INFO: Thu 6 Oct, showing in cinemas across the UAE

INFERNO, BY DAN BROWN
It’s another last-chance-to-read, as the film adaptation of the book is out next week, starring Tom Hanks. Part of the author’s Robert Langdon series, this tale sees Langdon and a young doctor chased across the city of Florence by unknown pursuers. With only his knowledge of hidden pathways and ancient secrets to save them, it’s a race against time. INFO: Dhs27 on amazon.com

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