Things to Do in the UAE this Week
THU 10 SEP
Party with Bob Sinclair
Close your eyes and imagine you’re in Ibiza on a packed dance floor listening to some of the best disco-house mash ups. Sound good? Cavalli’s new night, Sprinkle, is promising just that, with the legendary Bob Sinclair headlining the launch this week. Think disco, house, saxophones and bongo players and you’ll have an idea of what Sprinkle is all about.
INFO: Cavalli Club, Fairmont Hotel, 9.30pm-3am, free entry, 050 991 0400, dubai.cavalliclub.com
Relax With Cheese & Grapes
Bentley Bistro & Bar, the French-inspired restaurant in the Galleria Mall, invites you to enjoy a sophisticated evening of cheese and grapes. Offering a generous platter French Mons Affixer cheese and two glasses of grape, it’s perfect for small a bite to eat after work, or for friends looking to catch up while enjoying some great food and drinks.
INFO: 9am-2am, Dhs129, Bentley Bistro & Bar, The Galleria Mall, Al Maryah Island, Abu Dhabi, 02 626 2131, bentleybistro.com
THU 10 SEP
Watch The French Wind Quintet Live
If you’re a classical music fan, then don’t miss The French Wind Quintet for an enchanting evening of chamber music played by five soloists of the leading orchestras of France. The Quintet’s remarkable and brilliant instrumentalists will leave you breathless.
INFO: 8pm-10pm, tickets Dhs250-Dhs550, One & Only Royal Mirage, 04 331 3832, dcc.ae
LADIES NIGHT OF THE WEEK: Trader Vic’s Mai Tai Lounge
This week marks the launch of the eagerly anticipated Luau Ladies’ Night at the Mai Tai Lounge in JBR, inviting females across the city to let their hair down, wear a flower lei (garland) and join in this traditional Hawaiian fiesta. Ladies gets special discounts on delicious snacks and drinks.
INFO: 7pm-2am, free entry, Trader Vic’s Mai Tai Lounge, Al Fattan Tower, Jumeirah Beach Residence, 04 399 8993, tradervics.com
SAT 12 SEP
Experience The Act’s Baroque Opera
The world’s highest theatre club opens their new season with a beautiful program of Baroque Opera brought to you by the Emirates Opera Project house. Guests can expect a lavish evening of delectable delights paired with the perfect blend of Peruvian cuisine prepared by the head chef. Of course there will also be unforgettable performances that will transport you into the magical world of opera.
INFO: 7pm-12midnight, Dhs395 (three-course set menu),The Act Dubai, Shangri-La Hotel, 04 355 1116, theactdubai.com
THU 10 SEP TO SAT 12 SEP
Games Middle East
Ready for the largest gaming event in the Middle East? Get early access to the latest games and demos from publishers like Sony, Microsoft and many big names in gaming, to give you a chance to experience new titles well ahead of their release dates. You’ll also get to participate in competitions and tournaments with fellow fans. There will also be celebrity guests, merchandise, collectibles, cosplay, F&B and you’ll get to meet other gamers from all over the world!
INFO: 10am-7pm, tickets Dhs250-Dhs1,000, Dubai International Marine Club, 04 447 4344, games-me.com
STARTS FRI 11 SEP
BRUNCH OF THE WEEK: Vivaldi by Alfredo Russo
Vivaldi by Alfredo Russo’s FRID*EX night brunch does away with the buffet, but not with the treasured ‘all you can eat’ concept. Instead, guests get to choose from 16 à la carte dishes.
INFO: Vivaldi by Alfredo Russo, Sheraton Dubai Creek, 04 207 1717, 7pm-11pm, Dhs179 (mineral water), Dhs239 (house beverages), vivaldidubai.com
UPCOMING EID SPECIALS
Kitchen 6’s Brunch
In celebration of Eid Al Adha, Kitchen 6 at the five-star hotel JW Marriott Marquis Dubai is celebrating cuisines from around the world by offering its renowned brunch on Friday and Saturday, which includes food and soft beverages. Watch the culinary theatrics of chefs in action across six interactive cooking stations.
INFO: 12.30pm-4pm, Dhs215, Kitchen 6, DIFC, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, 04 414 0000, jwmarriottmarquisdubailife.com
During Eid Al Adha, Roberto’s will be treating guests to a unique lunch offering of three courses plus dessert. The Pranzo il Familia brunch starts with a sharing concept of seven signature dishes, pasta or risotto, plus a main course. Not to mention its amazing desserts!
INFO: 12midday-5pm, Dhs250, Roberto’s, DIFC, JW Marriott Marquis Dubai, 04 386 0066, robertos.ae
THU 10 SEP & SAT 12 SEP
Laugh at Comedy Oasis
The newly launched Comedy Oasis will host some of the biggest names in stand-up at the beautiful Habtoor Grand Hotel, featuring funnymen Vincent Oshana and Ahmed Ahmed. You’ll remember Ahmed Ahmed from the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour, which aired on Comedy Central as the first ever Middle Eastern stand-up comedy special. Expect two nights of non-stop laughter.
INFO: 8pm and 10pm, Dhs175 (including dinner),Andreea’s Restaurant, Habtoor Grand Hotel, 04 454 2927, andreeas.ae