Things to Do in the UAE this Week
Thu 15-Sat 24 Oct
Laugh Out Loud at the Dubai Comedy Festival
Dubai is gearing up to flex its comedic muscles for the inaugural Dubai Comedy Festival. International comedy icon Dave Chappelle and the new host of Comedy Central’s The Daily Show, Trevor Noah, will headline a 10-day programme of events, activities, promotions and appearances by local, regional and international comedians, for what is set to be the region’s largest comedy festival.
INFO: For ticket and event information, visitdubaicomedyfest.ae
Thu 15-Sat 17 Oct
Swing by the Art Fair Exhibition
Check out this inspiring three-day art fair hosting more than 30 international galleries and independent artists to display original paintings, prints, sculptures and photography. Bringing together an eclectic mix of emerging as well as established talent, this event will showcase some of the best art in Dubai.
INFO: 10am-6pm, The Address Dubai Mall, free admission, 04 331 4858, email@example.com
Fri 16 Oct
PARTY AT Eden Beach Club
After a quiet summer at this Palm Jumeirah party spot, it’s finally re-opening with a day-to-night session, with music from resident DJ K and guest performer DJ Technasia. The beach club, which has previously welcomed A-listers such as Harry Styles through its doors, is the perfect place to top up your tan on the sunbeds, or sip on cocktails at the pool bar, before the revelry kicks off at sunset.
INFO: 10am-12am, Rixos The Palm Jumeirah, 04 277 1477, firstname.lastname@example.org
Ladies’ Night of the Week
Talise Ottoman Spa
Ladies’ nights don’t have to be in a bar! Head to Talise Ottoman Spa every Monday evening for a 45-minute signature hammam, followed by a blissful 30-minute massage and 30-minute facial. Finalise your experience with refreshments and snacks and receive a complimentary gift!
INFO: From 6pm, Talise Ottoman Spa, Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Dubai, 04 453 0456, jumeirah.com
Tue 20 Oct
Celebrate Barasti’s 20th birthday
It’s one of Dubai’s favourite party spots and it’s celebrating a massive milestone, so head over to Barasti for their 20th birthday bash. They’ll have live music, giveaways and selected food and drinks for only Dhs20!
INFO: 7pm, free entrance, Barasti, Le Meridien Mina Seyahi Beach Resort & Marina, 04 399 3333, barastibeach.com
Brunch of the Week: Le Classique
Enjoy a French-themed brunch at Le Classique overlooking the golf course. This family-friendly afternoon features delicious sharing platters followed by classic French main courses and is simply unmissable!
INFO: 12.30pm-3.30pm, Dhs235 (food only), Dhs405 (selected grape), Dhs435 (house drinks and selected grape), Emirates Golf Club, Dubai, 04 417 9999, dubaigolf.com
Wed 21 Oct
Indulge at Flavours of the Palace
Emirates Palace is about to be transformed into a gourmet wonderland! Feast your senses and journey through eight artisan displays where you can redeem vouchers to sample teasers and experience their chefs’ unique twists on signature dishes from their award-winning restaurants.
INFO: 7pm-11pm, West Wing Gazebo, Emirates Palace, Dhs150 per person (inclusive of food and drinks vouchers of equal worth), 02 690 7999, emiratepalace.ae
Fri 16 Oct
Braai at the South African BBQ Day
Celebrate South African’s Heritage Day at Emirates Golf Club with popular SA band Die Heuwels Fantasties. They’re doing it “Bring & Braai” style, so take your own meat and go barbeque with them on the grass lawn at Emirates Golf Club while House of Afrika resident DJ Just Lance provides the perfect soundtrack throughout the day.
Enjoy Fresh Seafood on the Beach
Taking place every Saturday from 17 October, Sea Fu is excited to bring a fresh perspective to traditional beachside dining. Thanks to the restaurant and bar spilling onto the resort’s private beach, guests can stroll along the sand between an array of food stations.
INFO: 6pm-11pm, Dhs295 (per person inclusive of a starter, main course and dessert), Sea Fu, Four Seasons Dubai Resort, 04 270 7802, fourseasons.com