Top 10 Things to Do This Week

30 Oct 2012

Rock with Sean Kingston, head to Blue Marlin Ibiza for brunch and hit the new Audio Tonic sessions

Audio Tonic at 360°
Friday 2 November

Audio Tonic are back and taking over the newly refurbished 360° bar every Friday throughout November. This week, Huxley will make his Middle East debut with his fresh house beats upstairs on the terrace, while downstairs disco king Social Disco Club will hit the decks. Support will be provided by JC and Rich Showell upstairs and Megadon Betamax downstairs. See you there!
INFO: Free entry if you register at; 4pm to 3am; 056 682 6617,

Abu Dhabi Art 2012
7 to 10 November
Mad about art? Head to the capital for Abu Dhabi Art, one of the biggest art fairs in the Middle East, which will showcase work from over 400 artists. Think everything from museum pieces and sculptures to photography and modern art.
INFO: Free; 7pm to 10pm; UAE Pavilion and Manarat Al Saadiyat, Saadiyat Island, Abu Dhabi; 02 657 5800,

Blue Marlin Ibiza UAE Race Brunch Party
Friday 2 to Sunday 4 November
If you’re heading to Abu Dhabi for the Formula One, there’s no better place to brunch and celeb-spot than Rush Lounge, with fab views over the F1 race track, plus great music, food and drinks. We’re in!
INFO: 3pm to 7pm; Dhs500 to Dhs1,200 per person; Rush Lounge, Yas Viceroy Abu Dhabi; 050 142 2800,,

Dubai Caribbean Carnival
Thursday 1 and Friday
2 November
The first annual Dubai Caribbean Carnival is here! On day one, headliners Sean Kingston (known for his hit Beautiful Girls), Jason Derulo and rapper Bow Wow will take to the stage, while day two will be more family orientated with dancers, fire eaters, magicians and more.
INFO: Thursday Dhs275 (regular), Dhs575 (front pit); 6pm to 12am. Friday, Dhs75; 2pm to 12am; Burj Park, Downtown Dubai;

Chase & Status DJ set at Trilogy
Thursday 1 November
For their Halloween special, Trilogy are flying over the one and only Chase & Status! The chart-topping electronic duo will take to the decks for a monster DJ set, with support from Rage, plus local DJs Andy Buchan, Ollywood and Mr Shef Codes. Get down early as it’s bound to be a sell out!
INFO: Dhs150; 10pm to 3am; Trilogy, Souk Madinat Jumeirah; 050 624 5751,

Get Pampered at Saks Hair & Beauty Salon
In October, a fab new salon, Saks Hair & Beauty Salon, opened at The Palace The Old Town. Check it out for some pre-party pampering this Eid weekend.
INFO: Open 10am to 9pm; Souk Al Bahar, The Palace The Old Town, Dubai; 04 430 8572,

Festival of Lights at Amala
Thursday 1 to Wednesday 14 November
Celebrate Diwali with a unlimited à la carte experience at Amala. Enjoy a sumptuous selection of Diwali-inspired dishes and a tempting array of Indian sweets while listening to the beats of traditional live Indian music.
INFO: Dhs285; 6pm to 1am every day; Jumeirah Zabeel Saray, Dubai; 04 453 0444,

The Laughter Factory
Thursday 1, Friday 2, Tuesday 6, Wednesday 7 November
The Laughter Factory is back and throwing comedy nights across the UAE! This month’s line-up is Doc Brown, Jimmy McGhie and Alistair Barrie!
INFO: Dhs140,; Melrose Ballroom, Mövenpick Hotel Jumeirah Beach, Dubai (Thursday); Almas Tower, Jumeirah Lakes Towers, Dubai (Friday); Heroes, Crowne Plaza Abu Dhabi (Tuesday); Zinc, Crowne Plaza Dubai (Wednesday);

Gregorian Live in Dubai
Thursday 1 November
World-renowned 10-member choir Gregorian hit our city for a live performance with their melodic music, which is mainly extraordinary interpretation of famous pop and rock acts such as Duran Duran and Elton John.
INFO: Dhs295 (gold seating), Dhs395 (balcony), Dhs550 (platinum), Dhs950 (VIP),; 7pm; Madinat Arena, Madinat Jumeirah, Dubai; 050 768 6418,

PaddyMan at PJ O’Reilly’s
Wednesday 7 November
Irish musician PaddyMan is hosting weekly Paddy-themed nights at PJ O’Reilly’s, the capital’s only Irish pub. You don’t have to be Irish to enjoy his show!
INFO: 7pm till late every Wednesday (PaddyMan on stage at 9pm); Le Royal Méridien Abu Dhabi; 02 674 2020,