Things to Do in the UAE this Week
Fri 2 Oct
Have a LOL with Al Murray
Multi-award-winning Al Murray, The Pub Landlord, will be returning to the shores of Dubai in his 20th year with a brand new live stand-up show. Famous for his mock xenophobia and mocking of nanny -state nonsense, fans of British comedy are in for a treat.
INFO: 8pm-10pm, Dhs300-Dhs500, Dubai World Trade Centre, 04 43 90900, doneevents.com
Thu 1 Oct
Party with EDX at Nasimi Beach
EDX is Switzerland’s most successful house music export in recent years, and he’s heading to Dubai! Catch him at the season opening of Nasimi beach’s Full Moon Party alongside Felix Jaehn. Only over 21s will be allowed in, so be sure to bring your ID along.
INFO: 5pm-6.30pm, Nasimi Beach, Atlantis The Palm, free admission, 055 200 4321, atlantisthepalm.com
Fri 2 Oct
Brunch of the Week: Ski Week Brunch
The Ski Week Dubai is back with a bang, and they’re launching with a fabulous brunch at Aprés. There will be rewards for the best dressed, so bring your ski attire and accessories!
INFO: Dhs350 (food and house beverages), 1pm-5pm, Après, Mall of the Emirates, 04 341 2575, malloftheemirates.com/dining
Thu 1 Oct
Catch The Cat Empire at Zero Gravity
Following a special launch event headlined by Australian ska and jazz band The Cat Empire, Krafty Kuts & A.Skillz on the night, award-winning outdoor club concept Velocity will then return to Thursday nights, running alongside the Zero Gravity House Party.
INFO: 8pm-3am, Dhs170, Zero Gravity, Skydive Dubai Drop Zone, 04 399 0009, 0-gravity.ae
Ladies’ Night of the Week
High Heels in the City
Cosmopolitan women can hotfoot their way up to Mercury’s rooftop lounge and enjoy networking over stylish cocktails specially customised for the occasion, soaking up the infectious energy from the resident DJ. Ladies will also be able to enjoy 50 per cent off food and beverages from 6pm.
INFO: From 6pm, Mercury Lounge, Four Seasons Resort Dubai, 04 270 7804, fourseasons.com/dubaijb
Fri 2 Oct
Join the Reggaefest at The Music Room
Love a good reggae party? Rastyle Sounds, a premier reggae sound system from Kenya, will re-launch its show in Dubai this week. Muzikal Sheriff, MC Lunatik and DJ Patiz will be on the decks and promise to bring you the best in reggae music.
INFO: 9.30pm-3am, Dhs75, The Music Room, Majestic Hotel, Bur Dubai, 04 359 8888, themusicroomdubai.com
Indulge at BiCE Mare
Bice Mare, the Italian seafood restaurant in Souk Al Bahar is re-opening on 1 October with a completely new look and a new menu inspired by a recent road trip ‘Italy to Dubai’. Chef Francesco Guarracino and his team spent the summer exploring the gastronomic secrets of Italy, and they can’t wait to share them with you.
INFO: Open daily, 12midday-11.30pm, Souk Al Bahar, Downtown Dubai, 04 423 0982, bicemare.com
Every Tue & Wed
Enjoy Dinner and a Show at The Act
The Act Dubai, the world’s highest theatre club with dining, continues its acclaimed dinner show concept, but this time there’s a twist! A dining experience unique to the region, Alice guides the audience on a magical tour through Wonderland from the comfort (most of the time) of their table. It’s an experience not to be missed!
INFO: Dhs495 (includes three course Peruvian set menu), 8pm-12midnight, The Act Dubai, The Shangri-La Hotel, 04 355 1116, theactdubai.com
Club night of the Week: Live Sax at Asia Asia
Every Thursday night at Asia Asia sees the magical combination of house music by DJ Moe Turk and sultry sax from MarciSAX playing you into the weekend. The views from the panoramic terrace overlooking the twinkling lights of Dubai Marina is a bonus!
INFO: 8pm, Asia Asia, Pier 7, Dubai Marina, 04 276 5900, facebook.com/asiaasiadubai
Tue 6 Oct
Browse at the Fashion Swap Shop
The Fashion Swap Shop, Dubai’s boutique pop-up fashion market, is back and bigger than ever, this time with over 30 vendors! An alternative to overpriced malls, it’s a great place to hang out, buy, swap and shop in Dubai.
INFO: Time TBC, Garden on 8, Media One Hotel, 056 157 0984, fashionswapshop.com
DXBeach Zero Gravity’s DXBeach is back on 23 October with Clean Bandit, Idris Elba, Klingande and Mistajam.
INFO: Dhs200-Dhs400, 6pm-3am, Zero Gravity, 04 399 0009, dxbeach.ae