Top 10 Things to Do This Week
1 Celebrate UAE National Day
Sunday 2 December
Celebrate the UAE’s 41st birthday with a line-up of community activities and campaigns around the Emirates! Global Village is hosting a Union Festival including a huge fireworks display, a Serbian acrobatic show, a poetry night on 1 December, cultural and dance shows from the UAE, Kuwait, Yemen, Algeria and India, plus competitions over the weekend. The Dubai Fountains will also be UAE themed!
INFO: en.uaenationalday.ae, www.globalvillage.ae.
2 Joining Jack Barbeque with Bradley Wiggins
Thursday 29 November
Mingle with the stars before they compete in the Dubai Rugby Sevens at a special Joining Jack barbeque at Media One Hotel. The night’s special guest is British Olympian and the winner of the 2012 Tour de France, Bradley Wiggins! Sports fans don’t miss out. There will also be music to accompany the huge feast of grilled faves.
INFO: Dhs150, 7pm to late, Media One Hotel, Dubai Media City, 04 427 1000, www.mediaonehotel.com.
3 Dubai Rugby Sevens
Thursday 29 November to Saturday 1 December
This is one of our fave sporting events of the year – and not just because it’s an excuse to bust out the fancy dress and chill in the sun with drinks while watching players from 16 international teams run around in tight shorts! See you there!
INFO: Free on Thursday, Dhs240 on Friday and Saturday, Dhs400 for weekend pass, www.timeouttickets.com, The Sevens Stadium, 04 321 0008, www.dubairugby7s.com.
4 Beach Barbeque Party
Friday 30 November
Three of our fave words – Beach, Barbeque, Party – sounds ideal! If you want to avoid the craziness of Dubai Rugby Sevens, head to urban-chic Afya Beach Lounge, which has launched a new beach party where you feast on freshly barbequed grills and seafood. Yum!
INFO: Dhs120, 5pm to 11pm, Traders Hotel, Abu Dhabi, 02 510 8888, www.tradershotels.com.
5 Chill & Grill Brunch
Friday 30 November
Seafood restaurant Nahaam has launched an international brunch with interactive cooking stations, carveries, seafood and shellfish bars, three grill stations and a dessert and cheese counter. The highlight is the Oyster Bar!
INFO: Dhs195 soft drinks, Dhs285 vino, Dhs450 bubbly, 12.30pm to 3.30pm, Jumeirah at Etihad Towers, 02 811 5666, www.jumeirah.com.
6 B-Bubbly Ladies’ Night
Tuesday 4 December
Free bubbly for ladies all night long, chart-topping dance music, great cocktails, hip al fresco venue… we’re in!
INFO: 7pm to 12am, B-Lounge, Sheraton Abu Dhabi, 02 677 3333, www.sheratonabudhabi.com.
7 The Woman in Black
Thursday 29 and Friday 30 November
A dark play telling the story of a lawyer obsessed with a curse that he believes has been cast over him and his family by a ‘Woman in Black’.
INFO: Dhs120, 11am and 2pm, Dhs150, 8pm, www.timeouttickets.com, The First Group Theatre, www.madinattheatre.com.
8 Four Idiots Stand Up Comedy Show
Saturday 1 December
For your weekly dose of laughter, catch top Indian and Pakistani comedians Umer Sherif, Bharti, Ali Hassan and Irfan Malik taking to the stage at Sheikh Rashid Auditorium.
INFO: Dhs50 to Dhs500, Sheikh Rashid Auditorium, Oud Metha, Dubai, 04 337 3724.
9 Argentinian Food Festival at The Market Café
Tuesday 4 to Sunday 9 December
Guest Chef Miguel Enrique Palacios from Park Hyatt Mendoza is headed to Dubai to present a taste of Argentinian flavours such as Riñones (veal kidneys), and Entraña (skirt steak).
INFO: Dhs195 with soft drinks, 04 317 2222, www.restaurants.dubai.hyatt.com.
10 Lethal Dizzle at N’Dulge
Friday 30 november
The British Forward Riddim rapper is performing in the UAE for the first time!
INFO: Dhs100 (free for ladies before 12am), 10pm to 3am, Atlantis The Palm, 04 426 0561.
“I’m definitely heading to the Joining Jack Barbeque to rub elbows with sports stars and to support the great cause, which raises money for Duchenne musculardystrophy, a condition with no known cure.”
KARIN, DEPUTY EDITOR