Things to Do in the UAE this Week
THU 3 SEPT TO SAT 5 SEPT
Watch Swan Lake Acrobatic Ballet
Combining the traditional art and skills of Chinese acrobatics with opera and ballet dancing, the Great Chinese State Circus brings the story of Swan Lake to the stage during the Dubai Summer Surprises. They’ve done over 150 shows in Asia and Europe and performed for royalty, including the UK’s Queen Elizabeth II and Monaco’s Prince Rainer, and now is your chance right here in the UAE. This talented group have finally made their way to Dubai and will be putting on a show that promises to amaze all who attend.
INFO: Dubai World Trade Centre, 6.30pm and 10pm, 04 338 3911, dubai.platinumlist.net
SAT 5 SEPT & SUN 6 SEPT
Check Out the Bollywood Lifestyle Exhibition
Attention shopaholics! After the great success of the 1st edition of Bollywood Dubai Lifestyle Exhibition, they’re back for more. Head over to this Bollywood themed lifestyle exhibition and shop for some amazing deals. Celebrities from the Bollywood scene will be walking the ramp and participate in meet and greet sessions with fans. Also, top designers will be showcasing their latest collections. If you’re passionate about ethnic and western clothing with an Indian and Pakistani twist, this one if for you!
INFO: Oberoi Hotel, Business Bay, xxpm-xxam, free entrance, 050 980 5499, bollywooddubai.com
FRI 4 SEPT
Take Part in Spinney’s Build Up Ride 1
Get back on your bike after the summer, and prepare for the Spinneys Dubai 92 Cycle Challenge with the first build-up ride. The build-up rides are designed with you in mind, helping you build your cycle endurance after the summer and set you down the path for the 92km Cycle Challenge in December. This first build-up ride is 35km and perfect to work the kinks out of your body and plan your training schedule.
INFO: Nad Al Sheba Cycling Track, 6am-9am, Dhs50, 050 654 9543, hopasports.com
Have a Chuckle at Monday Night Open Door Comedy
Love a good laugh? Need a Monday pick-me-up? Then simply head over to The Courtyard Playhouse for hilarious comedy and improve every Monday. Why not take your own jokes to the stage? You never know. You may be Dubai’s next big comedy star!
INFO: The Courtyard Playhouse, Al Quoz, 8pm-10pm daily, free entrance, 050 986 1761, courtyardplayhouse.com
Show Off Your Talents at Rock ‘n Rings
Head down to the Rock ‘n Rings band jam and karaoke event every Monday for a night of entertainment and live music. They’ve got impromptu jams by Dubai’s funkiest bands and an extensive karaoke list for wannabe singers. If you feel like showing off your singing skills, be there at 7.30pm to select your songs for the night. Because who doesn’t love a good karaoke moment?
INFO: Original Wings & Rings, DIFC, free entry, 8pm-11pm, 04 359 6900, breakthroughdxb.com
FRI 4 SEPT & SAT 5 SEPT
Shop at the Designers Pop Up Market
Drop by the air-conditioned marquees next to Dubai Media City’s lake to meet some of Dubai’s most creative and passionate entrepreneurs, where they will be selling their unique designs and art crafts. With more than 30 carefully selected vendors, you can expect an innovative environment offering unique pieces that you won't find anywhere else in the city. Urban Bistro will be serving delicious treats, too!
INFO: Lakeside next to the CNN Building, Dubai Media City, 9am-5pm, free entry, firstname.lastname@example.org, markatme.com
OPENS 4 SEPT
Ready to treat your taste buds? Marina Social at InterContinental Dubai Marina is partnering with Ahlan! this week to launch their new restaurant by Michelin-starred chef Jason Atherton. This is one you don’t want to miss!
INFO: InterContinental Dubai Marina, 8am-10pm, 04 446 6664, ihg.com
LADIES NIGHT OF THE WEEK
The Beach House
Set beside the turquoise waters of the Palm Jumeirah, The Beach House’s Sparkle offers unlimited bubbles for ladies in a beautiful setting. The first 50 ladies will also receive a silky pouch containing a gem. Most of these gems will be glass replicas, however every week, one lucky lady will walk away with a genuine stone. Bonus!
INFO: The Beach House, Anantara Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa, 8pm-11pm, Dhs75, 04 567 8304, dubai-palm.anantara.com
BRUNCH OF THE WEEK
The Vintage Friday Brunch is a culinary journey of European cuisine with Asian influences that takes place at Per Aquum’s Desert Palm’s award winning Rare restaurant and terrace. With a range of live cooking stations and views across the lush polo fields and the impressive city skyline beyond, what’s not to love?
INFO: Rare, Per Aquum’s Desert Palm Dubai, 04 323 8888, 12.30pm-4pm, Dhs395 including house beverages and bubbles, desertpalm.peraquum.com
CLUB NIGHT OF THE WEEK
Prepare to be dazzled and freaked out by Dubai’s most unique clubbing experience every Friday night at Cirque le Soir. With top DJ’s on the decks, you’re guaranteed to dance the night away.
INFO: Cirque le Soir, Fairmont Dubai, 8pm-3am, free entry, 50 9955 400, cirquelesoir.com