Top 10 Things to Do This Week

16 Oct 2012

Catch Razorlight and Megadeath at Gulf Bike Week, groove with 50 Cent at Atelier/Festival, start kettlebell classes and show off your moves at Dubai International Dance Festival

Gulf Bike Week
Thursday 18 to Saturday 20 October
Petrol heads and rock fans, prepare yourself, Gulf Bike Week is back and this year’s event is better than ever! This year, the two-day festival will take place at a 13,000sq m venue at Al Badia Golf Club in Dubai and will feature over 200 exhibitors and include displays, races, exhibitions, stunts, a motorcycle parade and, of course, the concerts. And wait till you hear the line-up! Heavy metal giants Megadeth plus Daughtry and Razorlight are jetting into Dubai to perform. Don’t miss out!
INFO: Dhs295 per ticket, Dhs50 for the day passes (adults and children),, Gulf Bike Week 2012, Festival Park, Dubai,

Start Kettlebell Classes
Bored of the gym? Jump on the latest celeb exercise fad and join a kettlebell course. Senior kettlebell coach Peter Sullivan says the training will burn fat, build muscle, boost endurance and increase flexibility and power. Sign us up!
INFO: Dhs600 for 12 sessions, 050 3787367,

Dubai International Dance Festival
Wednesday 17 to Friday 20 October
The UAE’s largest dance event is back! A three-day gala of everything to do with dance, from performances and workshops to themed dance parties and competitions, the fest will showcase local culture as well as styles from across the world. A must-attend for dance lovers!
INFO: From Dhs150,, DUCTAC, Mall of the Emirates, Dubai, 050 518 3316,

Diva Tuesdays by Paris Hilton
Tuesday 23 October
We all know Paris Hilton loves to party, which is exactly why she’s launched a ladies’ night of her own in Dubai at West 14th Bar and Grill! Expect a true T’Town experience, with a red carpet, three free cocktails for ladies, a saxophonist playing tunes by the music industry’s biggest divas, plus fab Paris Hilton giveaways!
INFO: 7pm to 9pm, West 14th Bar and Grill, Ocean Beach Club, Palm Jumeirah, 04 447 7601,

Friday 19 October
This year Atelier/Festival have pulled out all the stops to bring seven huge international acts to perform in Dubai, including 50 Cent, Ciara, Duffy, Nelly, Craig David, SkyBlu (LMFAO) and DJ Antoine. Amaze! See you there...
INFO: Atelier/Festival, Dhs350 (regular), Dhs700 (VIP), Dhs1,250 (platinum); 9pm to 3am; Meydan Racecourse, Dubai;

New Menu at Luigi’s
Your turn to choose the date night venue? Try out Luigi’s Italian restaurant’s brand new menu of fresh baked pizzas, home-style pasta, desserts and more. Leave diets at the door!
INFO: Four Points by Sheraton Sheikh Zayed Road; 04 316 9711,

Björn Again in Abu Dhabi
Friday 19 October
ABBA fans, dig out your Seventies wardrobes and warm up those singing voices as Björn Again are back in town! Except the tribute band to perform all your fave tunes such as Gimme, Gimme, Gimme and Dancing Queen, while Dubai’s The Maplejacks warm-up the crowd with an acoustic set. We can’t wait!
INFO: From Dhs80 to Dhs475; 7pm; ADNEC, Abu Dhabi; 800 23632,

Oktoberfest at the Irish Village
Thursday 18 and Friday 19 October
We just can’t get enough of Oktoberfest this month! The Irish Village is throwing a traditional German-style bash with entertainment from the Oompah band Pik As and a huge buffet spread of German specialities including homemade woersten, sauerkraut, grilled sausages, herring and freshly baked pretzels. Don’t forget to dress up!
INFO: Dhs150 (buffet only); 7pm to 2am; 04 282 4750,

Vanesa Klein at Cavalli Club
Friday 19 October
House singer Vanesa Klein is best known for her collaborations with Justin Timberlake and Britney Spears and her hit Addicted featuring Taito Tikaro. Catch her live at Cavalli Club on Friday!
INFO: Fairmont Hotel, Sheikh Zayed Road, Dubai; 04 332 9260,

Sheraton Social hour
Sunday 20 to Wednesday 24 October
Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort has launched daily tasting events of premium vinos from their new Sheraton Selects menu. Social Hour is a perfect post-work chill out date with the girls!
INFO: Dhs25; 6pm to 7pm; Moods Bar, Sheraton Jumeirah Beach Resort; 04 399 5533,