Things to Do in the UAE this Week
WED 23-FRI 26 SEP
See Top Acts at Dubai Music Week
Dubai Music Week is back and bigger than ever! This year’s event will feature four main segments including concerts, celebrity guest speakers, masterclasses and an interactive entertainment village. The festivities kick off with a Jason Derulo concert on Wednesday, followed by Ellie Goulding on Thursday and Thirty Seconds to Mars on Friday.
INFO: Dhs295-Dhs550, 8pm-12midnight, Dubai World Trade Centre, 04 427 8166, livenation.ae
EVERY TUE: LADIES’ NIGHT OF THE WEEK
The glamorous nightclub’s new Leave Your Boyfriend at Home party brings you the ultimate girls’ night out! Ladies are treated to complimentary cocktails as well as delectable Italian canapés and some sweet surprises.
INFO: Free entry, 9.30pm-3am, Cavalli Club, Fairmont Hotel, 050 991 0400, dubai.cavalliclub.com
FROM FRI 18 SEP
Watch the Rugby World Cup Live
Calling all rugby fans! Kicking off on 18 September, McGettigan’s JLT, DWTC and Abu Dhabi will be screening all of the nail-biting IRB Rugby World Cup 2015 games live so you don’t have to miss any of the action! On match days they will be serving a range of delicious food and beverage promotions to satisfy any rugby fan’s appetite.
INFO: Free entry, McGettigan’s JLT, DWTC and Abu Dhabi, 04 378 0800, mcgettigans.com
FRI 18 SEP
BRUNCH OF THE WEEK: Yalumba’s Back to School Brunch
Get ready to hop and skip your way to Yalumba’s Back to School brunch, where you’ll find a lunchbox-inspired menu and get sticky with candy floss and lollipops. The decadent selection of dishes includes a wide range of dim sum, sushi and sashimi platters, plus a spread of 200 dishes of appetisers, main courses and delicious desserts.
INFO: Dhs499, 12.30pm-3.30pm, Le Meridien Dubai, 04 702 2455, yalumba-dubai.com
Get Totally Tropical at Trader Vic’s
Every week, Trader Vic’s Mai Tai Lounge will become a tropical paradise, complete with lush décor, exotic cocktails and entertainment to make you feel a million miles away. The Totally Tropical party every Thursday night has DJs mixing the hottest sunshine soundtrack between live sets from resident Cuban duo Salsa Express, including Latin, funk and tropical house sounds.
INFO: 8pm-2am, Trader Vic’s Mai Tai Lounge, Al Fattan Tower, JBR, 04 386 5646, tradervics.com
EVERY TUE TO SAT
Catch Ziya at Pacha Ibiza Dubai
This highly original dinner show concept, inspired by the Arabic story of light, will leave guests mesmerised by some of the world’s most experienced performers, while delving into an array of the menu’s delectable Mediterranean-infused dishes with international flavours. Highlights include aerialists, contortionists, acrobats, as well as astonishing dancers and other specialist acts from across the globe.
INFO: Dhs350-Dhs650, 7pm and 9.30pm, Pacha Ibiza Dubai, Souk Madinat Jumeirah, 04 386 5646, pacha.ae
THU 17-SAT 19 SEP
Indulge at Lafayette Gourmet’s Food Fest
Lafayette Gourmet’s Food Fest returns with three days of activities, tastings, workshops, and entertainment at Galeries Lafayette. The festival will incorporate a variety of activities for foodies, hosted by regional and international chefs along with bloggers, who will be showcasing cuisines from all over the world.
INFO: Free entry, 12midday-6pm, Galeries Lafayette, The Dubai Mall, 04 339 9933, galerieslafayette-dubai.com
TUE 22-SAT 26 SEP
Watch the Eid Al Adha Fireworks
Eid Al Adha is a very special occasion on the calendar of events, and there is no better way to enjoy this celebratory day than with a marvellous display of fireworks on JBR’s beach. Gather the whole family and watch as the night sky lights up in a kaleidoscope of colours.
INFO: Free admission, 9pm, JBR Beach
EVERY FRI: CLUB NIGHT OF THE WEEK
Mahiki is officially open for the season, and its Big Kahuna party night every Friday promises top DJs playing the best commercial chart and house music. Prepare to dance till you drop!
INFO: Free entry, 10pm-3am, Mahiki, Jumeirah Beach Hotel, 04 380 7731, mahiki.ae
THU 17 SEP
Spandau Ballet Live in Concert
Spandau Ballet, one of Britain’s most iconic bands, are bringing their new world tour to Dubai. The band has sold over 25 million records, scored numerous multi-platinum albums and amassed 23 hit singles across the globe since their humble beginnings as a group of friends with dreams of stardom in the late 1970s.
INFO: Dhs300-Dhs650, 9pm-11pm, Dubai World Trade Centre, 04 439 0900, doneevents.com
Mötley Crüe The hair-metallers bring their party-rock tunes to town on their ‘Final Tour’. They’ve even signed a legal agreement to that effect, so it really is the last chance to see them!
INFO: Dhs295-895, 20 Nov, du Arena, ticketmaster.ae