The To-Do List

Surena Chande's guide to the good times over the next week
BySurena ChandeWednesday , 22 March 2017
The To-Do List
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SIA PERFORMING AT DUBAI WORLD CUP 2017

SAT 25 MAR

The Dubai World Cup is finally here, so make sure you glam up for the special occasion (see page 28 for some outfit inspo). While we’re excited to see the racing and fancy ensembles, and take in the amazing atmosphere, we can’t wait to see Sia at the after-race concert! This is an event you definitely don’t want to miss, especially considering it’s the first time that the Cheap Thrills hitmaker is taking to stage in the region. Make sure you get a picture snapped at the Ahlan! photo studio during the day, too! INFO: Dhs600 per person for Apron Views tickets, from 12noon, Meydan Racecourse, Al Meydan Road, Nad Al Sheba, 04 327 2110, dubaiworldcup.com

ONE BIG FRIDAY AT ZERO GRAVITY

FRI 24 MAR

One Big Friday is back, and it’s set to be my favourite one with Gorgon City and Sigma headlining. With UK Top 10 hits including Ready for Your Love and Go All Night, Gorgon City have played at festivals worldwide and know how to get a crowd moving. Sigma have also produced chart-topping tracks including Nobody to Love and Changing featuring Paloma Faith, so you won’t want to miss this! Supporting the acts is Sam Divine, a popular DJ in the Ibiza club circuit who has also played at gigs and festivals around the world. INFO: Free entry before 10pm for men and before 12midnight for ladies, Dhs100 after, 12noon-3am, Skydive Dubai Drop Zone, Al Sufouh, 04 399 0009, 0-gravity.ae

POOL DAY AT FAIRMONT THE PALM 

DAILY UNTIL SUN 30 APR

With the gorgeous weather we’re enjoying at the moment, we’d advising making the most of spending time outdoors! So why not spoil yourself at Fairmont the Palm and taking advantage of its fab new offer, which allows you to get free access to the pool and beach when you spend just Dhs250 per adult at Seagrill restaurant. You can tuck into fish, seafood platters, grilled meats and salads, plus sip on Mediterranean-inspired drinks. INFO: Minimum spend of Dhs250 per adult, 12noon-12midnight for Seagrill Restaurant & Lounge, 12noon-8pm for pool and beach access, Beach Level, Fairmont The Palm, Palm Jumeirah, 04 457 3457, fairmont.com/palm-dubai 

THE BACKYARD’S ULTIMATE MOVIE EXPERIENCE AT STEIGENBERGER HOTEL

TUE 28 MAR

Round up your friends and head to an outdoor movie night at The Backyard, Steigenberger Hotel’s gorgeous urban outdoor terrace with greenery and cosy beanbags – the ideal setting for a laidback evening. This week you’ll get to watch American sports drama flick South Paw followed by The Walk, a biographical drama film. With your tickets you’ll get unlimited popcorn and soft drinks – winning! INFO: Dhs25 per person, Dhs50 extra for two pints of hops, Dhs165 for a bucket of hops drinks, from 8pm, Steigenberger Hotel Business Bay Dubai, 04 369 0000, steigenberger.com

BRUNCHOLOGY AT YALUMBA

EVERY FRI

As one of the most popular brunches in the city, Yalumba’s successfully nailed the science behind Dubai dwellers’ most-favoured weekend pastime. And now, the eatery’s extended its Friday activities to the outdoor area, which has been transformed into a rustic garden with drink stations, food stations and a barbecue! Expect all of the usual offerings including seafood, sushi, pasta, cheeses and sweet treats at Brunchology, plus hits from the Eighties and Nineties by DJ Kennedy. INFO: Dhs499 per person, 12.30pm-3.30pm, Le Meridien Dubai Hotel & Conference Centre, Airport Road, 04 702 2455, restaurants.lmd@lemeridien.com

LIFE

FROM THU 23 MAR 

With an all-star cast of Jake Gyllenhaal, Ryan Reynolds and Rebecca Ferguson, this thriller is about a team of scientists aboard the International Space Station. Yep, another space movie. However, it seems like a pretty gripping thriller with the team find a new life form that could threaten the life of the crew and all life on Earth. INFO: Showing in cinemas across the UAE

JUSTIN BIEBER IN DUBAI

SAT 6 MAY 

It’s not long until Biebs is in town as part of his Purpose world tour, where you can expect to hear hits including Sorry, Cold Water and What Do You Mean? We can’t wait! INFO: Dhs335-Dhs2,800, 4pm-11pm, Autism Rocks Arena, Dubai Outlet Mall, Dubai-Al Ain Road, dubai.platinumlist.com

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